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Seattle in the summer is one of those places that you have to really experience first hand to truly understand just how amazing it is. Smack dab in the middle of that summer every year, the city plays host to one of the coolest neighborhood festivals out there. The Capitol Hill Block Party is a 3-day music and arts festival, celebrating Seattle’s iconic arts and music center, Capitol Hill. CHBP takes over six city blocks for 3 days in the heart of this Seattle neighborhood, and showcases over 100 local and national artists. The grounds house three indoor venues, dozens of restaurants and bars, in addition to two outdoor stages built for the event.

A few hot spots to check out this weekend inside of Capitol Hill Block Party:

Sweet Iron Waffles

Chophouse Row

Sole Repair

Havana

Big Mario’s

Bait

Now of course, this year’s festival features a number of notable acts and we’ve got our list of who we think you should check out this weekend. Here’s our performance picks for the weekend:

FRIDAY:

Thundercat: 6:30 – 7:15

The LA bass guitarist and singer dropped Drunk earlier this year and it has been in heavy rotation here at CA ever since its’ debut. Thundercat will be a great way to kick the weekend off. Its cool to be a cat.

Songs We Crave: Them Changes, Lava Lamp, Where the Giants Roam/Field of the Nephilim

Mura Masa: 7:45 – 8:45

Songs We Crave: Lotus Eater, Love$ick, All Around The World 

Cuff Lynx: 9:30 – 10:00

Photo: Brooklyn Benjestorf

The dynamite duo of Jordan Hatzialexiou and Matt Ogle make up the band Cuff Lynx. Their mix of synth wave, electronic and live instrumentation is a can’t miss set this weekend. They’ve been touring all summer, and now they’re back on their home turf. Check em’ out.

Songs We Crave: Prowl, Space Eye, Dark Enough(CuffLynx) Remix

SATURDAY:

Prom Queen: 4:00 – 4:45

Songs We Crave: Kill The Night, Stranger Peaks, Daddy’s Got a Big Bad Gun

Manatee Commune: 4:45 – 5:30

Photo: Bridget Baker

Songs We Crave: What We’ve Got, Lavender, Clay

Jai Wolf 9:00 – 10:00

NYC’s Jai Wolf has been on a tear since debuting a couple years back. He’s done work with and for so many big names in the music industry, including CHBP headliner Diplo. Jai Wolf is a must see this upcoming weekend.

Songs We Crave: Starlight, The World Is Ours, Drive

SUNDAY:

Danny Brown: 5:15 – 6:00

Photo: Rashid Akrim for NRK

The Bruiser Brigade frontman always puts on a great show. Danny’s latest album Atrocity Exhibition released last year and  to critical acclaim, and is still a fire listen. Go cop that if you haven’t yet.

Songs We Crave: Lie4, 25 Bucks, Bruiser Brigade

Bad Future: 6:45 – 7:15

Songs We Crave: Dealer Drive, In The Wings, Wet Walls

Perfume Genius: 9:00 – 10:00

Songs We Crave: Hood, Die 4 You, Slip Away

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