Capitol Hill Block Party 2K19 - Recap

Capitol Hill Block Party 2K19 - Recap

As acts both big and small take to the stage, the weekend is always packed with artists who are sure to put on a phenomenal show.

Capitol Hill Block Party 2K19 - Recap

As acts both big and small take to the stage, the weekend is always packed with artists who are sure to put on a phenomenal show.

Like any other year, the Capitol Hill Block Party is a highlight - if not the highlight - of the summer for much of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. As acts both big and small take to the stage, the weekend is always packed with artists who are sure to put on a phenomenal show. This year was no different, as the jam-packed weekend featured Big Wild, Phantogram, Lizzo, RL Grime, and numerous other artists.

Some of our favorites from Friday night were JPEGMAFIA & Big Wild.

JPEGMAFIA is an up-and-coming experimental hip-hop sensation from Baltimore, Maryland with a style comparable to Death Grips. He spits with aggressive intent which gives his music a similar tone to the latter group.

Although we had always heard of Big Wild before this weekend, we never listened to his music or knew what genre his style drifted towards. Naturally, we hung around the main stage to catch a good spot for him and he sure as hell did not disappoint.

Big Wild absolutely stole the weekend with his set. Each moment of his set was beautiful, as people swayed back and forth while he performed “Joypunks,” “Alley-Oop (feat. iDA HAWK),” and “Venice Venture.” He even threw on “Born to be Wild,” which really got the crowd going at one point, or as Chazz from Blades of Glory would say “it's provocative...it gets the people going.”

To end the night, Phantogram slowed down the evening a bit and performed songs, both old and new, from their albums Voices and Three.

Saturday featured the artist everyone was most excited to see: Lizzo. However, that didn’t mean that we were shortchanged by any other artists’ set. Snakehips turned up the energy for the evening as they remixed classics like Soulja Boy’s classic “Crank That.”

Then, as expected, Lizzo came to the stage with a small dance crew and dominated the weekend.

Sunday was no exception to the excitement of the weekend as Aminé and RL Grime finished off the weekend in terrific fashion.

This year’s Block Party was nothing short of amazing. In the last two years with acts such as BROCKHAMPTON and Lizzo, Capitol Hill Block Party has displayed that while it is a small music festival, it’s a force to be reckoned with. Block Party clearly has the means to draw in the hottest up-and-coming artists and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year.