Bumbershoot–Seattle’s annual summer celebration will return to downtown Seattle under the iconic Space Needle on Labor Day Weekend 2017. The three day festival will take place at Seattle Center on Friday September 1st through Sunday September 3rd.
Early bird passes will go on sale this Friday October 21st at 10:00 AM PST and will be available online at www.Bumbershoot.com.2017 will mark the 47th annual installment of one of the nation’s longest running urban festivals. For 5 decades, Bumbershoot has served as Seattle’s ultimate summer party—a celebration of music, comedy, art and all things creative in an ever changing skyline and demographic in the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant city.
2016 brought an increased local influence to the festival with headliners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Death Cab For Cutiedelivering epic performances. Attendees were able to experience new programming such as B-EATS, a culinary adventure curated by Dan Bugge of Matt’s In the Market and Radiator Whiskey, featuring some of the finest cuisine offered in the Pacific Northwest. Bumbershoot’s original spirit returned with Comedy at Zinzanni, featuring local and national comedy programming for the first time under Teatro ZInzanni’s velvet Spiegeltent. Sub Pop Records showcased the labels cultural heritage bringing an Art Installation, Pop-up Store & Immersive Experience – aka Bumberstore – providing a rare glimpse of the unique art, design, and culture associated with the label. Seattle locals were treated to some of the best buskers in the city. Also new to 2016 was the introduction of Yogashoot—two days of yoga sessions that kicked off the festivities on the Mural Amphitheatre lawn, hosted by two world renowned Yogis – Rachael Braethen and Liz Arch.
Programming announcements for Music, Comedy, Words & Ideas, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Spectacles, 1 Reel Film Festival, Youngershoot, B-Eats, Yogashoot, and other programming—will be announced in spring 2017. Updates will be posted atwww.Bumbershoot.com.
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About One Reel
One Reel has a history of producing independent, non-profit arts events in the Northwest, fueling civic pride through signature experiences that foster growth and development in community and the arts. These events have been touted as emblematic of Seattle values: arts, accessibility, and inclusivity. For more information, visitonereel.org.
About AEG Live PNW
AEG Live Pacific Northwest owns and operates the Showbox and Showbox Sodo venues in Seattle and produces the Marymoor Park Concert Series at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Wash. each summer. Recent AEG productions in the Northwest include Paul McCartney, Adele, Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Foo Fighters. The office produces a diverse array of one off club to arena level concerts and events annually in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia and supports AEG Live’snational touring divisions.