Big BLDG Bash – that yearly festival that’s gone down the last two years in a big green warehouse underneath where 99 meets the West Seattle bridge – just confirmed the final lineup for their 2016 event. They even made a video about it:
Shit goes down Saturday, June 4 from 3 p.m. until sometime the next morning. They’ve got food trucks and four stages to watch bands, including an outdoor covered area, and there’s another spot just outside a big open garage door where you can politely smoke and still see two of the stages. It’s brilliant.
The crew that puts it together picks great bands – Charms, Nightspace, The Spider Ferns, Crazy Eyes, Great Grandpa, Low Hums and a bunch of other Nada favorites performed in 2014 and/or 2015, many of whom appeared on our list of 41 bands to watch last year.
This time around they’ve included current artists we’re excited to see like Acid Tongue, Wild Powwers, Great Spiders, Zen Mother, and BA the Scribe, as well as old favorites like Black Nite Crash and Tokyoidaho and rising stars Pillar Point and DoNormaal. The big news is that they got Calvin Johnson, Elder Statesman of DIY culture along the I-5 corridor, to perform as well.
Also involved in securing this year’s talent were newly formed local labels BIG BLDG RCRDS and Freakout Records, which led to bands joining the bill from Tacoma to Bellingham to California. Deets and bands below.
- BIG BLDG BASH
- Market & Music Festival
- June 4, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 5
- All Ages. $20.
- 3600 E Marginal Way S Seattle 98134
- 5+ stages, local brews, food trucks, art installations
- A benefit for Rain City Rock Camp for Girls