On the List | Seattle Acoustic Festival at All Pilgrims — Plus, Summit Block Party

(Image: The Local Strangers)

(Image: The Local Strangers)

11412326_643330765798824_2432814703135411356_nCapitol Hill’s August of music festivals continues as Broadway’s All Pilgrims plays host to the second annual Seattle Acoustic Festival this weekend.

The festival was started last year by songwriters Elijah Dhawan and Paul Mauer to give local and regional acoustic musicians a larger venue to share their music.

“We wanted to give some attention to some of the musicians who really didn’t have a home at the bigger, more raucous music festivals,” Dhawan told CHS. “We kind of intended it to be small, but it kind of blew up really quickly,” he said.

This year’s festival will be a three-stage, nearly all-day affair. Headliners scheduled to perform include Star Anna, The Local Strangers, Dark Hip Falls, and Tomo Nakayama.

Last year the festival was held at Inscape Arts and Cultural Center in SODO district but this year it will be held at the Broadway church.

“We had a lot of demand from people who were musicians in Capitol Hill and people who lived in Capitol Hill to try and move it to the neighborhood,” Dhawan said “And All Pilgrims Church is really supportive of acoustic music… and they have such a beautiful building that’s really underutilized for music.”

The festival will take place from noon to 11 PM Saturday. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 or $10 the day of. All proceeds will go to the performing artists according to organizers. The event is open to all ages. To purchase tickets or for more information visit seattleacousticfestival.com.

download-19Meanwhile, Saturday below Broadway brings the entirely free, fourth annual Summit Block Party:

The annual Summit Block Party brings Seattle’s artistic community together; showcases local artists, musicians, and craft-makers; and promotes the acceptance of all races, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic classes. Summit Block Party is a free, non-profit, volunteer-run event, and is fueled by community support. Check out the 2015 Lineup!

For more Capitol Hill area events — including Friday night’s movie in Cal Anderson, a Sorrento mural celebration, and all the rock and roll you can eat at the Summit Block Party, check out the CHS Calendar.

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