Submissions open for 2016

Pacific NW bands can submit to BAB 2016 HERE

The submission deadline is OCTOBER 3RD!

Check out SoundExchange one of our 2016 sponsors.

BAB 2016 facebook event announce banner soundexchange

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Thanks everybody!

Phew! That’s a wrap on another amazing Big Ass Boombox! We heard a bunch of people thanking The Hoot Hoots for putting this on, but this festival was made possible by the hard work and support of MANY awesome people, including Jared Cortese and Dominic Cortese from The Jesus RehabJulia Massey, Mike Gil from SICK KIDS XOXO, Shaina Foley and Hunter and Jonathan and the whole crew from the Crocodile, The Upstairs, and the 2312 Gallery, Caleb Thompson and Jake Uitti from The Great Um (who along with Matt Kelsey organized the writers stage), Jeff Bazz for filling in on sound last minute, Chelsea and Laurel from Mrs. Howl for being social media all stars, American Music, Wild Magnificence, Equal Exchange, and Tom Douglas Restaurants for their financial support, Seattle Weekly, numerous volunteers who helped MC and man the merch tables, and ALL THE BANDS WHO FILLED THIS WEEKEND WITH SO MUCH GREAT MUSIC! We love this city and we love this music community, and WE CAN’T WAIT UNTIL NEXT TIME!
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Call for volunteers!

Boombox is free for you to attend and enjoy, in order to make that happen we have some lovely sponsors but we also run the entire festival with volunteers.  We need people to help move gear on and off stage, we need people to help set up and tear down each night, as well as run the merchandise tables for the artists.  If you or anyone you know would like to be a volunteer, please send us an e-mail  We could use your help!

Thank you in advance!

This could be you!

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Big Ass Boombox Compilation 2015

Check out the 2015 Big Ass Boombox Compilation cover designed by Brian Prairie of Ravenspring Creative!  Would you like to get your hands on a copy?  The first 150 people each night who come to the 2312 Gallery stage will get a compilation for free!  Make sure to come early because there are only 150 available each night.  Special thanks to Tom Douglas Restaurants for making this festival, and this compilation possible.2015 Comp Cover

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New Venues!

Many thanks to The Upstairs and 2312 Gallery for Hosting stages this year! All of the Writers will be speaking at The Upstairs and 2312 Gallery will be hosting music.  Check out the full schedule here. Check out some photos below!

The Upstairs

2312 Gallery

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American Music is our Backline Sponsor

Thanks to American Music for providing backline for the MainStage at the Crocodile!

American Music

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2015 Writers Lineup is amazing!

Brought to you by Poetry NW and The Monarch Review!

All writers are reading at The Upstairs (21+)

On Friday, January 2nd:
Spike Friedman
Montreux Rotholtz
Piper Daniels
Shaun Scott
Adam Boehmer
On Saturday, January 3rd:
Connie Jenson
Matt Muth
Ed Skoog
Willie Fitzgerald
Lillian Ruth Fitzgerald
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Tom Douglas is supporting Boombox 2015!

Do you know where you can eat some delicious food?  Tom Douglas has a few suggestions.  Tom Douglas is our compilation sponsor and a huge supporter of Big Ass Boombox.  Thank you so much Tom Douglas, and to Brittany Pollard for connecting the two of us!

Tom Douglas Logo

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The Monarch Review

Here is a little article by The Monarch Review about 2015.  They interviewed a handful of the people involved in making this festival happen.  They are also some of the folks who teamed up with Poetry NW to put together our authors stage!

Check it out:  The Monarch Review’s Big Ass Boombox 2015 interview!

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Seattle Weekly is our 2015 print sponsor!

Thank you so much to Seattle Weekly for helping to get the word out about Big Ass Boombox this year!  We are excited to work with such awesome folks!

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