The setup continues at Alki Beach, where as many as 30,000 people are expected tomorrow afternoon/evening for the SPF30 mega-music festival in honor of Sub Pop Records‘ 30th anniversary. Interspersed with our photos (the first four are from early Thursday evening – breaking news got in the way of us publishing them sooner) are updates and followups:
ROAD CLOSURES/TRANSPORTATION/TRANSIT UPDATES AND ANSWERS: On Tuesday, we published the map and plan for road closures, transit, parking, and other issues related to getting there and back – if you’re going and you haven’t seen it yet, please check it out. Some readers had questions that we took to SPD Lt. Tom Yoon of the Traffic Unit, which is managing the closures and restrictions:
*Hard closures will begins at 6 A.M. on Alki Ave SW between 57th and 63rd. Absolutely no vehicles will be allowed in this area. This includes residences or business employees. This area will be for crowds to enjoy the concert.
*Soft closures (local access only) will begin at 9 A.M. This will be from California Ave SW / Harbor Ave SW and along Admiral Way (north bound access) to 63rd Ave / Admiral Way.
*Local access is for verified residents and their guests. Make sure the guests know who and the address of the residents.
The closures were also mentioned on a postcard sent to area residents, one of whom sent us this image.
FOOD TRUCKS/VENDORS/NONPROFITS: We’ve updated the list we published Thursday – see it here.
HUSKY DELI ‘SOL’ ICE CREAM: As mentioned here earlier in the week, Husky Deli and C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor) will be vendors by the Punky stage (kid music, Whale Tail Park/Alki Playfield). At the Husky Deli booth, a special flavor will support the “Save Our Lots” Junction parking fundraiser: “A luscious blend of rich chocolate with nuggets of exciting and surprising cookie dough.”
JUNCTION AFTERPARTY: SPF30 ends at 10. But there’s still lots of Saturday night left. West Seattle Junction venues invite you to “afterparty” with them. Sub Pop’s shuttles will continue running that way until midnight, notes Lora Swift of the West Seattle Junction Association, so that’s a good safe start for getting there. Anything more special than usual? That’s up to bars/restaurants to decide, but Lora does point out that West 5 (4539 California SW; WSB sponsor) will have a DJ!
P.S. Speaking of music – as you might have noticed in our top photo – the stage banners list the acts and set times, so look for those and other signage at the event. They’re on the SPF30 website, a little ways down the right. And we have them here.