Celebrate Ballard’s victory in KEXP’s Hood to Hood Challenge on Friday, May 18th. KEXP will Broadcast LIVE from Bergen Place Park from 10am to 6am and festivities include LIVE music from local bands on our outdoor stage, discounts and drink specials at local businesses, evening showcases featuring KEXP DJs hosting and spinning live and a food drive and a benefit for the Ballard Food Bank.

BERGEN PLACE PARK 10:00am – 6:00pm
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

Bands LIVE on KEXP from The Sunset:
7:00am – David Bazan
9:00am – Yuni In Taxco
11:00am – Point Juncture, WA
1:00pm – Buffalo Tom
3:00pm – Joan As Police Woman
5:00pm – Shabazz Palaces
6:30pm – The Black Crabs
8:00pm – Marshall Scott Warner

Many local Ballard business will be offering special discounts (see map below) INCLUDING BLACKBIRD! Simply present your KEXP membership card anytime on Friday when purchasing anything at our Blackbird and Home and Apothecary stores and receive 20% off!

KEXP has also added a food drive for the Ballard Food Bank! You can drop off donations at the KEXP tent located in Bergen Place park from 10am-5pm. All of this is our way of thanking the Ballard neighborhood for their generous support. Also, Cascade Bicycle Club will be hosting the annual Bike to Work Day after party from 4-7pm in Bergen Place. The heart of Ballard will turn into a bike street party with tons of fun things to do!