Deck the Hall Ball is one of the biggest concerts in Seattle each year—and an amazing deal for your money. It’s hard to find another music event where you can get tickets for under $100—even under $50—and see so many performers. Each year, a lineup of five to ten bands is picked. The concert is hosted by alternative radio station The End 107.7, and the bands are usually ones that have had hit songs that were played on the station that year.
When is Deck the Hall Ball?
Deck the Hall Ball 2012 will be on December 4 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight (depending on encores).
How much is the concert?
Tickets are $47.50 for standing room on the floor, $77.70 for reserved seats, and $127.70 for the best seats in the house. This doesn’t include any taxes or fees tacked on.
Where is it?
Deck the Hall Ball 2012 Lineup and Schedule:
3 p.m. - The Joy Formidable
3:30 p.m. - Of Monsters and Men
4:15 p.m. - Grouplove
5 p.m. - The Lumineers
5:55 p.m. - Passion Pit
6:50 p.m. - Awolnation
7:45 p.m. - Metric
8:45 p.m. – M83
10 p.m. - The Killers
Is the concert really that long?
With the price of admission, you can enjoy the entire lineup, but if you don’t want to sit through eight or more hours of concert, you can also come later. The bands tend to get higher profile as the evening goes on. There are breaks between each set that range between ten minutes and a half hour, giving you the chance to get up, stretch, find some food, or grab a beer.
Can I pack a picnic or bring food?
If you plan to stay for the whole concert, you will be there for most of the afternoon and evening—and, no, you can’t bring food in. Eating a filling meal before you enter KeyArena is a good way to go. There are food stands inside the arena that serve fare like hamburgers, hotdogs, quesadillas, beer and wine, and snacks.
There are three parking garages affiliated with Seattle Center: the Mercer Garage (3rd Avenue and Roy Street); 1st Avenue North Garage (on 1st Avenue N. between John and Thomas Street); and 5th Avenue Garage (5th Avenue North and Republican Street). These lots are most convenient, but are usually higher priced than other nearby lots.
There are pay lots, staffed and un-staffed, all around Seattle Center. With any pay lot, make sure to read the signage well. With Deck the Hall Ball, especially, read the signs well. Because this concert is so long, if you stay for the entire concert, and if you park in some of the pay lots, you may need to return to your car to feed the meter. Some of the pay lots offer rates that expire in the early evening or after certain amounts of time. Read carefully and call the numbers on the signs if you don’t understand what they mean—better to check than come out to a towed car or a ticket after a night of fun!