Oh Bumbershoot, How You Have Grown!
When I lived in Seattle (1990=1995) Bumbershoot was a fun art festival. Now its an entertainment festacular! Maybe they’d like to hire me to curate the performance and make it a full-on Live Arts Festival.
Check it out:
BUMBERSHOOT®: SEATTLE’S MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL,
PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG MOBILE
LABOR DAY WEEKEND: SEPTEMBER 5 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 AT SEATTLE CENTER
The partial music lineup for the Festival now includes:
Sheryl Crow / Modest Mouse / The All-American Rejects / Katy Perry / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan / De La Soul / Raphael Saadiq / The Ting Tings / Brett Dennen / The Long Winters / Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang / World Party / MSTRKRFT / Roy Ayers / Common Market / UH HUH HER / Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women / Eric Hutchinson / No Age / Matt & Kim / Dead Confederate / The Cave Singers / Swollen Members / Vieux Farka Touré / Lenka / Gang Gang Dance / Todd Snider / Holy F**k / DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid / Iglu & Hartly / Low vs Diamond / Sera Cahoone / Eleni Mandell / U.S.E / Carrie Rodriguez / The Honey Brothers / Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head / Extra Golden / Cordero / Forgive Durden / Hey Marseilles / Adrian Xavier, and many more to be announced.
Bumbershoot is sustainable thanks to the hundreds of volunteers that keep the Festival running smoothly. Just in time for Earth Day, Bumbershoot asks fans to become part of their favorite hometown festival by volunteering! There’s a variety of tasks to tackle: join the Bumbershoot Green Team and support the Festival’s new post-consumer compost program, or choose from a variety of unique shifts all around the grounds. Coming in from out of town?! Consider the idea of “voluntourism” and spend part of your vacation lending a hand. For more info, visit: http://www.bumbershoot.org/volunteering.htm.
For complete details and the latest on the Festival’s lineup, visit bumbershoot.org.