One of Ballard’s busiest music venues is kicking their 25th anniversary this weekend.
Tractor Tavern, which opened in 1994 in the middle of Ballard Ave, is hosting two shows this weekend as part of their anniversary: tonight’s will be the The Paperboys with Tonye Aganaba, and tomorrow night (Saturday) The Paperboys will play again, but accompanied by Michael Ashe. Both shows will start at 8pm, and tickets are $20.
Tractor’s marketing manager Leigh Bezezekoff said this weekend will be the first of 25 shows over the course of the year that will be in honor of the Tractor’s history. This weekend’s act, The Paperboys, have been playing at the Tractor since it opened.
Bezezekoff said they’ve also started the hast tag #tt25 for fans and artists to post photos and videos of the Tractor over the past 25 years so they can compile a collection.
“It’ll be a way to share memories, and celebrate the institution that is the Tractor Tavern,” Bezezekoff said.
Photo by Scott Holpainen