Beyoncé – “Formation Tour” @ Century Link Field
May 19 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am
Beyoncé - "Formation Tour"  @ Century Link Field | Seattle | Washington | United States

The last time Beyoncé was in Seattle it was when she and her rap-superstar partner Jay Z  came for their joint On The Run tour. It was one of the most impressive displays of artistry and musicianship Safeco Field has ever seen…probably. This time there’s no Jay Z; It’s just Bey (and hopefully sometimes Blue) who’s selling out stadiums to dance-ready crowds. Judging by the single and its music video, the Formation album could be Beyoncé’s most political, feminist, hip-hoppiest album to date. If not, then I clearly don’t know ANYTHING anymore.

Beyhive members have been anxiously awaiting for the album’s sudden drop, since her last album BEYONCE was released with no warning or hype whatsoever. Since the Queen’s Super Bowl halftime performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars, she’s promptly released tour dates, merchandise, and–most recently–posted promo for projects like Ivy Park, her new line of urban-chic activewear, which will be released April 14.

One thing is certain: Yoncé is in her prime. While presenting her with the Music Video Vanguard Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, her husband referred to her as “the greatest living performer,” which is semi-debatable but not really. This show would be a travesty to miss. Luckily, snagging seats doesn’t seem impossible. The nice thing about stadiums is there’s a great range in ticket prices. You can still find tickets on StubHub and Ticketmaster ranging from $34 up to $3,000.




Capitol Hill Block Party @ Capitol Hill
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 6:00 am
Capitol Hill Block Party @ Capitol Hill | Seattle | Washington | United States

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Capitol Hill Block Party, and this year’s city music festival includes a diverse array of awesome acts like NAO Goldlink, Odesza, Sango, The Joy Formidable, and Chvrches. Most of the aforementioned (NAO, Goldlink, and Chvrches) are conveniently gathered on Sunday’s lineup. Regardless of the lineup, spending an entire July day (or weekend) watching live music on top of Seattle’s vibrant and happening Cap Hill is always a good time. Plus CHBP is one of the most affordable festivals around, so there’s that. You can get your three-day passes or single day tickets online.