It's Back

How to Get Around the Capitol Hill Block Party

What time does it start? What streets are closed? What's the lineup? Consider this a guide, whether you're planning your personal concert tour or detour.

07/21/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Planner

What to Do in Washington State in July

Berries and bluegrass take center stage for relief from the impending summer heat. Here's what to do this week and this weekend in Washington.

07/01/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Gorge Yourself

Music Festivals Worth a Trip

From the Gorge Amphitheatre to Fort Worden, our favorite live music destinations are coming back to life with fests like Watershed and Thing.

06/03/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Festival Planner

A Guide to Fairs, Fetes, and Fests

Which music festivals, neighborhood street fairs, and Pride celebrations are on this year in Seattle?

04/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Save the Date

Queer/Pride Festival and Cuff Festival Announce 2022 Lineup

Iggy Azalea, Kim Petras, and Princess Nokia will perform at one of Seattle's biggest summer Pride events this year.

03/22/2022 By Sophie Grossman

A bit of every-thing

Thing Is Back with a Lineup Geared Toward Music Discovery

Sasquatch!'s spiritual successor brings headliners Jungle, Modest Mouse, and Father John Misty to historic Fort Worden, along with visual arts programming.

03/15/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Ticket Alert

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Is Yet Another Reason to Love Spring

The May 19 festival in Everett features Seattle rock band Deep Sea Diver, Portland indie artist Haley Heynderickx, and a host of other acts.

03/07/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Indie City

Day In Day Out Announces 2022 Lineup

The Seattle summer music festival, which debuted in the absence of Capitol Hill Block Party last year, announces headliners Mitski and Mac DeMarco.

03/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Old Kids on the Block

Capitol Hill Block Party Announces 2022 Lineup

Charli XCX, Jai Wolf, and Diplo will headline local acts Enumclaw, the Black Tones, and JusMoni at one of Seattle's iconic summer weekend events.

02/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Shooting for the Stars

Bumbershoot Returns to Its Roots in an Effort to Grow

Seattle's iconic urban music festival, which has seen headliners from Tyler the Creator to Blondie, is reimagined with a focus on accessibility.

01/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Planner

Things to Do in Washington in January

A folk festival in Bellingham, ice sculptures at Lake Chelan Winterfest, and birdwatching with an expert on Marrowstone Island.

01/07/2022 By Allison Williams

Sequel Season

Thing (STG’s Kinda Sasquatch! Replacement) Returns—With an Extra Day

The Port Townsend–based arts fest lands in August again.

02/18/2020 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 6–8

A 704-page investigation of the Koch brothers, a rosé season adieu, and Death Cab at Marymoor.

09/06/2019 By Stefan Milne and Courtney Cummings

Festival Season

Who to See at Bumbershoot 2019

No great surprise here: If you go one day, make it Friday.

08/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Freakout Festival Announces Another Intriguing Lineup

Ballard’s scrappy autumn festival returns with a globe-trotting slate of bands.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

O Say Can You Rock

Jimi Hendrix's “Star-Spangled Banner” Turns 50

At Woodstock, Seattle’s iconic guitarist changed the national anthem—and maybe music—forever.

07/23/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This August

Two jazz luminaries unite, this Thing hits Port Townsend, and half of SNL’s Weekend Update comes to the Triple Door.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Good as Hell

Didn't Catch Lizzo at Block Party? She's Playing Bumbershoot Too.

The festival just announced the rapper is one of its major acts.

07/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

15 Artists to See at Capitol Hill Block Party 2019

Besides Lizzo. Because you already know about Lizzo.

07/17/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Festival Season

Bumbershoot Just Dropped Its 2019 Lineup

After a weeks-long delay, the major festival brings the Lumineers and Tyler, the Creator—along with a slew of others—to Seattle Center.

06/03/2019 By Gennette Cordova