Seattle – It’s the ultimate Broadway Block Party complete with local Seattle bands, craft brews, and two surprise guests for the biggest posse gathering in the company’s history. Dick’s Drive-Ins announced today that they are closing Broadway Avenue between East John Street and East Denny Way this Sunday, Sept. 8 to celebrate the company’s 60th Anniversary. The event begins at noon with live music from 2:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
“What better way to say ‘thank you’ to our customers and celebrate Dick’s strong connection to the people and places we love than by throwing the ultimate block party,” said Saul Spady, the party’s emcee, and grandson of Dick Spady, co-founder and president of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
“No matter your taste in music, the band lineup covers Seattle’s music spectrum from hip-hop, to folk, to alternative rock and includes Motoponyand Don’t Talk To The Cops, and we’ve even got music for the kids with the super-popular, family-friendly band Recess Monkey to kick things off at 2:00 p.m.,” Spady said.
Spady added, “We always have a focus on our fans and on charity and this party is no different. Thanks to the generosity of other great local companies, all beer garden proceeds and water sales will go to our 8 “Change for Charity” organizations that serve the homeless in Seattle and Edmonds,” Spady said.
Dick’s Change for Charity program has raised almost $800,000 through customer donations to help local charities that serve the homeless. A list of charity organizations is available on the website http://dicksdrivein.com/giving
Companies that donated beer include Elysian Brewing Company, Fremont Brewing Company, Georgetown Brewing Company, Hilliard’s Beer, Silver City Brewery & Taproom, and Xpedx Distributors donated the bottled water.
Fans will select Sunday’s 4:00 p.m. act through a Facebook contest between the following bands at https://facebook.com/dicksdrivein. Voting continues until midnight on Thursday.
Broadway Block Party Band lineup in reverse order from the finale band performance to kick-off act:
- Don’t Talk To The Cops
- Tilson XOXO
- Radio Raheem
- Sammy Witness & The Reassignment
- Funky 2 Death
- Dick’s Facebook Block Party Band Winner
- Recess Monkey kicks-off for families at 2:00 PM
Two surprise performance guests, so stay tuned…