KEXP takes over Ballard
…and in today’s hyper-local news.
Seattle radio powerhouse KEXP 90.3FM will be thanking the Ballard neighborhood for their support on Friday, May 18th by flooding the burb with LIVE local music… all day & all of the night! Bergen Place Park will be ground zero while the sun is up with performances from Ramona Falls, Deep Sea Diver, My Goodness, The Maldives and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. Get it? May 18th, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. Niiice. Long-time KEXP DJs Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole will be hosting and transmitting live from the park all day. The action is free and open to the public of all ages … except those currently residing in or near Kent.
After the sun sets, the action moves indoors where the usual Friday night array of live music in the Ballard hotspots will be supplemented by live sets from KEXP DJ’s. Highlights include The Redwood Plan at The Sunset, Lindsay Fuller and
The Horde and the Harem at the Tractor, Tiny Messengers and Ghosts I’ve Met at Conor Byrne.
For those getting an early start, head over to BalMar from 5-8 for Latin-focused World Pop with Derek Mazzone, Chilly & Rhythma manning the turntables. The full schedule is below and more details are available at the KEXP blog.
BERGEN PLACE PARK with live DJ sets from Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole
10:00am – Ramona Falls
12:00pm – Deep Sea Diver
2:00pm – My Goodness
4:00pm – The Maldives
5:30pm – Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
BalMar – Bike to Work Day After Party! 5pm – 8pm Wo’ Pop & El Sonido with Darek Mazzone, DJ Rhythma, DJ Chilly (21+ / FREE)
The Sexton 8pm – 10pm Variety with Larry Rose (21+ / FREE)
Hazlewood 8pm – 10pm Variety with Johnny Horn (21+ / FREE)
Hattie’s Hat 8pm – 11pm Swingin’ Doors with Don Slack (21+ / FREE)
THE SUNSET 9pm – close The Redwood Plan, Grayskul, Wow & Flutter hosted by KEXP DJ Shannon (21+
Cover: $8 Public/$6 for KEXP Donors)
TRACTOR TAVERN 8:30pm – close Lindsay Fuller, The Horde and the Harem, Legendary Oaks hosted by DJ El Toro (21+ Cover: $10 Public/ $8 for KEXP Donors)
CONOR BYRNE 9pm – close Tiny Messengers, Ghosts I’ve Met, Joy Mills hosted by Hans (21+ Cover: $8 Public/$6 KEXP Donors)