SAVE THE DATE! Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary party set for Alki Beach on August 11th

One BIG beach party is in the works for Alki this summer … seven months away, but that’s not too far off for you to save the date. Legendary Sub Pop Records just shared the news with us so we could share it with you:

To celebrate 30 years of releasing somewhat well-regarded records, CDs, and tapes, Sub Pop Records is hosting an entirely FREE event we’ve taken to calling SPF30. Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Party (with entertainment) will be held Saturday, August 11th, 2018, along incredibly scenic Alki Ave. in the Alki Beach neighborhood of West Seattle. …

SPF30 is altogether FREE and will have… Bands! A record fair-type event! A host of local nonprofit organizations! Food! Booze! (The food and beer and wine and soda or whatever, you will have to pay for! These parts are not free!) Good times and opportunities to embarrass yourself and those who’d always hoped for better for you! Plus, bands!

Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Party (with entertainment) at Alki Beach
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
Noon – 10 pm
West Seattle

For FREE / For YOU

Which bands? Of course you’d ask that. Too soon to say, Sub Pop tells us. But they want you to save the date and be ready to celebrate with them on (have you memorized the date yet?) August 11th. We’ll have updates in the months ahead.

25 Replies to "SAVE THE DATE! Sub Pop's 30th anniversary party set for Alki Beach on August 11th"

  • Wes C. Addle January 12, 2018 (9:08 am)


  • Swede. January 12, 2018 (9:09 am)

    Calender MARKED! That will be a cool deal for sure. 

  • kara January 12, 2018 (9:42 am)

    This is the best news!

  • The Original Wess C. Adle January 12, 2018 (9:53 am)

    Killer! MUDHONEY!

  • Van Thorfinson January 12, 2018 (9:54 am)

    Woo hoo

    Date saved! 

  • LiouxLioux January 12, 2018 (9:57 am)

    Great poster! Love the grumpy owl driving the green truck. 

  • spf30-alloverit January 12, 2018 (10:31 am)

    thank you, wsblog, for posting something to look forward to in these dark days.  thank you, sub pop, for championing great music and for allowing us to help you celebrate a milestone this summer.  i needed this news!

  • sleepernw January 12, 2018 (10:54 am)

    Interesting…  so the devil is in details … where on alki ?  Are they using the existing venues such as the bars along beach or setting up stages along beach ? 

    • Lindsey January 12, 2018 (11:10 am)

      I bet there might be a little of both. In the past for community events, there have definitely been stages set up along Alki Beach Park and if they get the permit to close Alki Ave., I imagine there would be stages there too. I would think that some of the restaurants/bars that have the space might host some music as well. All speculation though of course.

    • Wsgal January 12, 2018 (10:02 pm)

      It’s subpop. They will take over ALL of Alki.

  • BlairJ January 12, 2018 (11:39 am)

    Sounds like Alki will be a total zoo.  Even more so than a usual summer Saturday.  

    Can’t wait!

  • HappyOnAlki January 12, 2018 (12:05 pm)

    SleeperNW — the poster says “Details to follow” —–

  • Stacy January 12, 2018 (12:56 pm)

    They had their 25th in Georgetown and it was a blast!  Yay!  Can’t wait!

  • Jacob January 12, 2018 (4:12 pm)

    Little bird told me they’ll be closing at least part of Alki Ave.

  • JonatthanLongfellow January 12, 2018 (6:05 pm)

    Not a big secret.  That happens with the bigger events, when they close down a few blocks.  Ask your little bird about the guest list, that’s what everyone wants to know.

  • Jesse D January 12, 2018 (7:29 pm)

    This is going to be great. The Georgetown festival a few years back was so fun. One love, y’all.

  • McLovin January 12, 2018 (10:13 pm)

    Southgate Skate Gang is gonna rock da beach!

    • Vinyl cutting mama January 18, 2018 (3:28 am)

      Skate Camp week! I’ll be hanging all day. 

  • Blinkyjoe January 12, 2018 (10:49 pm)

    Visqueen! Tad! Screaming Trees!

  • Meyer January 13, 2018 (8:25 am)

    So excited for this!

  • Question Authority January 13, 2018 (4:18 pm)

    The beauty of having it in Georgetown was the ability to come at it from four directions and square miles of parking.  Alki has limited and what will be dead end access when they close the street so I guess coming by boat would be best.  Alki will never have been so crowded and so let the mayhem ensue.

  • Kathy January 13, 2018 (7:29 pm)

    I have no clue what Sub Pop is but if they succeed in blocking off the street to cars and people have to come by taking the bus, Water Taxi, walking, running, biking, scooter, skating, skateboarding or coming in a wheelchair if necessary,  I am all for it. 

    • WSB January 13, 2018 (7:42 pm)

      Legendary record label, as described above (I linked to their “about” page for more backstory in the first line of their announcement). And what I didn’t note here and should have, is that, we are told, there are many West Seattle connections among company leaders/staffers, so they are excited about this as a hometown event. – TR

    • Guy Olson January 15, 2018 (10:01 am)

      Same here Kathy!

  • Mikenheatherolsons January 20, 2018 (5:56 pm)

    AWESOME!!!! MUDHONEY!!!!!!

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