Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

The crowd was packed.

At the intersection of Seattle hip-hop’s rising mainstream profile and the general pop-ification of hip-hop and EDM lies the current incarnation of Capitol Hill Block Party. This year’s main stage acts left little room for rock ‘n’ roll; even Father John Misty, aka erstwhile longterm Seattleite Josh Tillman, leaned more toward big-band schmaltz than the beer-swigging boister that launched CHBP 20 years ago. Otherwise, it was dance music—hip-hop and/or EDM, much of it local—that ruled the lineup.

Photographer Antone Patterson spent three days roving the festival from top to bottom to capture the images below. —Jonathan Zwickel


Sam Lachow


Jake Crocker






Saint Claire




Father John Misty




Chet Porter