Music, food, and color at yesterday’s Beacon Rocks!

Yesterday’s Beacon Rocks! was one of the biggest yet, with multiple food carts and vendors on site to complement the music and poetry on the stage. The theme was Transportation (of all kinds), so representatives were there as well from Sound Transit, Feet First, and Beacon B.I.K.E.S. The weather stayed good, and by all accounts, the day was a success.

Here are some photos of the event. All photos are by Wendi Dunlap unless marked otherwise. Did you take photos yesterday? We’d love to see them. You can submit them to the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

The Feet First giant chicken helped pedestrians cross busy Beacon Avenue.
The new art chairs painted by neighbors last year made the site colorful and welcoming as the event opened to the public. Photo by Melissa Jonas in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.
Bassist Anton Beck of the group Nigel Mustafa plays at Beacon Rocks!
Neighborhood kids enjoy climbing around on a fire truck under the watchful eyes of parents and firefighters.
There were several food vendors at this event, including the taco truck that is usually at 16th and Festival Street, a hot dog cart, an ice cream cart, and this crepe truck, serving both savory and sweet crepes.

Joanne Klein sings. We are told she was a last minute substitute performer when the group Audio Couture had to cancel, but she did a fine job stepping in on short notice.


Neighbor Sandra had a booth set up to sell gorgeous handmade beads and jewelry.

Betty Jean Williamson enjoys announcing winners of the haiku contest.
Lead vocalist Stevie P of group Nigel Mustafa.
Waiting in line for hot dogs.
Did Judith Edwards get into trouble? No, she’s just trying out the back seat of a police car that was parked at Beacon Rocks!
Beacon B.I.K.E.S. was there with a “bike corral” for people to park their bikes, and a lot of cycling supplies and handouts.
There was enough sun that some folks needed a parasol!