I first experienced Bumbershoot in my 20’s and it was everything I needed an arts festival to be: a chance to experience the newest up & coming band, to connect with seasoned veterans, and everything in between - all on MY terms, with MY people. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to fully appreciate a deeper meaning of Bumbershoot, particularly as I’ve taken my kids to the festival.
To paraphrase a quote from the late, great D. Boone: Bumbershoot provides a forum for me to experience the beauty of life through the arts, and allows me to not only teach my kids through it, but to ensure that my kids can teach their kids, too.
My all-time favorite Bumbershoot memory so far is what my then five year old said to me while we were wandering through the crowd: “I don’t like being my height because all the adult butts are in my face.”
Priceless. Just like all my Bumbershoot memories. Just like my kids.
Susie Tennant, PR and Marketing Director, Town Hall Seattle
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Head Like a Kite's Dave Einmo is the man behind the curtain. Hear him chop, slice, and sample his way through Dreams Suspend Night. Already hitting #1 at KEXP, Dreams Suspend Night invokes images of something that feels much larger and captures the sounds of an eclectic America.
Hey! Are tickets for all three days still available?
Why yes they are, marceltheshell - Single Day tickets ($35 until September 2) and 3-Day Passes ($90 until September 2) are all still available!
These tickets are available for purchase online at Bumbershoot.org or, you can purchase tickets fee-free at the Next Fifty Gift Shop at Seattle Center, located between the Space Needle and the Monorail. Open 10 am – 8 pm daily. Advance sales end the day before Bumbershoot (Friday) and are cash only. Tickets at the gate are $45 per day. We can’t wait to see you there!
Do you know if there will be any techno bands this year?
Curated by Decibel founder and organizer Sean Horton, the EMP Sky Church stage will feature some of electronic music’s most exciting regional and national talent throughout the weekend, including Nice Nice, School of Seven Bells and Tycho. With a focus on live electronic music performance and video accompaniment (featuring VJs Momo the Monster, Brandy Gray, Epileptic and T.J. Davis), the Decibel Stage will offer interactive multi-media explorations using the venue’s state-of-the-art screen. Check out our full music lineup here: http://bumbershoot.org/lineup/