The KEXP ‘Hood-to-Hood Challenge’ is on

In 2008, KEXP brought a day of music to Ballard after our neighborhood won the “Hood-to-Hood Challenge.” This year, West Seattle won. Now KEXP is looking for which neighborhood will get the day-long music fest in 2011.

Common Market performs at Cupcake Royale in May 2008 after Ballard won the 2007 Hood-to-Hood Challenge.

The membership drive pits neighborhood against neighborhood to see which ‘hood can raise the most money for the non-profit, independent radio station. Donations start at $10 with goodies for those who donate $100 or more.

About half the crowd at the 2008 Common Market concert at Cupcake Royale.

The membership drive is underway and goes until June 11th, that’s this Friday. Right now Ballard is in third place behind Capitol Hill and Queen Anne/Magnolia. The winning neighborhood will get a full line-up of musical acts performing in different venues around the neighborhood.

We think Wallingford is getting an unfair push. Check out what our sister blog in Wallingford says.

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The founders of My Ballard

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