KEXP celebrates Hood-to-Hood Day in Ballard, May 30, 2014, feat. live music

KEXP will celebrate the 2013 winner of their Hood-to-Hood Challenge with a all-day celebration May 30, 2014 in Ballard. 

hood_to_hood_2014_v1-posterThe Challenge is a annual fundraiser where Seattle neighborhoods compete to show the most support for listener-powered radio. The victory is Ballard’s fifth win in nine years.

This year’s festivities include a live broadcast from Hilliard’s Beer Taproom featuring sets byIska Dhaafthe Faint, and Katie Kate. These performances are free and open to the public.

Around the corner, the Sunset Tavern hosts the first-ever KEXP Record Fair from 11am to 6pm, featuring the best in NW labels and Ballard record stores, plus DJ sets by local luminaries.

Record Fair Participants:
Light in the Attic
Good to Die
Medical Records
Hush Hush
End of Time
Hardly Art
Help Yourself Records
Sonic Boom Records
Sub Pop Records

Record Fair Schedule:
11AM – Dr. Troy DJ set [Medical Records]
12PM – Eli Anderson DJ set [Barboza]
1PM – Jason Scott Dodson [The Maldives]
2PM – DJ Phone Home [Hardly Art/End of Time Records]
3PM – DJ Cherry Canoe aka Kerri Harrop [KEXP]
4PM – DJ Mr. Smith [KEXP]

Beginning at 5pm, KEXP DJs descend on participating bars, restaurants and businesses to spin records and host live music showcases. The fun at the Sunset continues with a knockout bill featuring GibraltarFox and the LawHounds of the Wild HuntWidower, and Smokey Brights. And over at the Tractor Tavern, we’ll have performances by Jason Dodson of the MaldivesGoodbye Heart, and Tangerine.

Throughout the day, participating Ballard businesses will offer special discounts, plus an opportunity to win a fabulous one-of-a-kind gift package donated by area merchants.

Feeling jealous? Don’t. Residents of other Seattle neighborhoods can wrench the crown from Ballard’s grubby mitts by taking part in the 2014 Hood-to-Hood Challenge during KEXP’s Summer One-Day Fundraising Drive on Friday, June 13th.

Shawn Skager

Shawn Skager is just an everyday joe like you, who loves music and is lucky enough to be able to write about it. When he's not enjoying long walks on the beach, getting caught in the rain, pina coladas and cheesy 70s music by guys named Rupert, Shawn can usually be found in the Northwest Convergence Zone radio studio doing either the Northwest Music Scene radio show or the Hooligan Honky Tonk Radio Hour. And just for the record, Shawn believes that Rush's exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Hank Williams Sr.'s exclusion from the Grand Ol' Opry are crimes against humanity.

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