KEXP (90.3FM and KEXP.ORG) is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual KEXP Summer BBQ from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 18th on the lawn behind South Lake Union Discovery Center at 101 Westlake Ave. North in Seattle. This year's lineup features: emotional folk and electronic influenced pop collective Cloud Cult, whose dynamic sound and live shows are reminiscent of Arcade Fire and The Polyphonic Spree; Pela, one of the best bands to hit the KEXP airwaves in a long time with their passionate, anthemic alt-rock sound that evokes comparisons to early U2, The Pixies and the Replacements; The Blakes, deservedly one of the most-hyped and exciting bands in Seattle right now and a very special headlining guest that regularly sells out their live shows.
This all-ages community event brings together thousands of music lovers from throughout the Pacific Northwest to enjoy the sounds of live performances from breakthrough Northwest artists and established national bands. An annual fundraiser for KEXP and KEXP.org, the BBQ is an excellent opportunity for listeners and members to meet staff, take a tour of KEXP’s studios.
Gates open at 2 p.m., and bands will perform from 3 to 9 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29th at www.BrownPaperTickets.com