Take a seat in the front row and listen to some of the performances from bands at the Capitol Hill Block Party

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Above, Run the Jewels, the rap group composed of Killer Mike and El-P, unleash their energy on the Main Stage at Capitol Block Party as one of Friday night’s headliners.

View more performances from the first night of the 2017 Capitol Hill Black Party below and be sure to check out the top things you should know about the Block Party as well as our suggestions on which new artists you should be sure to check out this year.

Noname, a rapper and poet from Chicago, lit up the Main Stage at Capitol Hill Block Party. (Dylan Tull / The Seattle Times)

Thundercat, a genre-bending musician and noted Kendrick Lamar collaborator, played on the Main Stage on the first day of Capitol Hill Block Party. (Dylan Tull / The Seattle Times)

Seattleā€™s own Gifted Gab, a rapper from the Central District and Moor Gang member, performed on the Neumos Stage at Capitol Hill Block Party. (Dylan Tull / The Seattle Times)