Big BLDG Bash – the yearly festival that’s gone down the last three years in a big green warehouse underneath where 99 meets the West Seattle bridge – today announced the first wave of performers for their 2017 event. Things go down on Saturday, June 3 from 3 p.m. until sometime the next morning.
The event’s roster features a diverse array of Seattle’s best new independent artists, including several acts from our lists of “bands to watch” in 2015 (Charms, Cloud Person), 2016 (Donormaal, Wild Powwers) and 2017 (Merso, Raven Matthews). Built around the Big BLDG community, many of the acts practice year round at the multi-use space where the festival takes place and/or release music on the organization’s label.
According to festival organizer Pete Jordan, Big BLDG Bash is “really focusing on the outside spaces of the building this year.” The group plans to close off a portion of the street directly to the west of the building (under the viaduct) in addition to hosting several indoor stages.
Tickets for the event are $30 advance or $40 at the door. Proceeds benefit The White Helmets, an organization that promotes the work of the volunteer civil defense teams saving children’s lives in Syria.