Each July, Seattle's Capitol Hill neighbourhood hosts this vibrant music festival that features big names, promising local talent and lesser-known performers across a variety of genres. In the past, it hosted stars such as Macklemore, Atmosphere, MGMT, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Jack White, The Lumineers, Dillon Francis, Blue Scholars, ODESZA, Run the Jewels, CHVRCHES, and The Hold Steady.
The festival was founded in 1997 by Jen Gapay as a one-day event. Later on, it expanded to three days, six stages at both indoor and outdoor venues, multiple beer gardens, and VIP lounges. About 20,000 attendees visit the festival attracted by a diverse blend of artists that appeal to all music tastes.