Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival

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Country and Region United StatesWashington
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Seattle, Washington USA
Festival Contact Information

Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival
One Reel
P. O. Box 9750
Seattle, WA 98109 USA
Phone: (01) 206-281-7788
Fax: (01) 206-281-7799
Email: info@onereel.org
Tickets: http://www.bumbershoot.org

Festival Description

One of America’s largest urban arts festivals, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of Seattle at the glorious 74 acre park built to house the 1962 World’s Fair, Seattle Center. The Festival takes full advantage of Seattle Center’s fantastic amenities, including over 20 indoor and unique outdoor stages, including a rockin’ outdoor stadium. Bumbershoot showcases the work of over 2,500 artists every Labor Day weekend—from regional favorites to international super-stars. Thousands of artists, including poets, painters, dancers, divas, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, clowns, acrobats, DJs, and more perform at the Festival in a three-day feast of music and art with a clean and green attitude.

Festival Dates August 31 - September 2, 2013
Festival Links http://www.bumbershoot.org

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Slideshow images from past festivals (in order of appearance):
  • Jakob Dylan, photo by Christopher Nelson
  • Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas 2008, photo by Morgan Keuler
  • The Black Keys, photo by Morgan Keuler
  • Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, photo by Morgan Keuler
  • acornDance: Fountain/Works, photo by Morgan Keuler
  • The Shackeltons, photo by Christopher Nelson
  • Bumbershoot crowd scene, photo by Christopher Nelson
  • Bumbershoot tickets online at
Green Initiatives:
  • Bumbershoot is a leader amongst festivals for its environmental initiatives. The carbon-neutral Festival has made conscious decisions to decrease its impact on the environment, while supporting the culture and community in which it resides. These tenets of sustainability have guided the event to annually re-examine basic operations and seek programming elements that incorporate messages of environmental sustainability andsocial responsibility. Bumbershoot’s extensive Greening Initiatives include: Reuse, Recycle/Compost, Transportation, Social Responsibility, Green Power, Carbon Off-set Projects, Eco-Art, Eco-Online, and more…
  • For more information visit the web site at


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