Bumbershoot Festival

Bumbershoot Festival

The Bumbershoot Festival will take place on August 30 through September 1, 2014. For more, click here.

Press Release:

BUMBERSHOOT GATHERS THE BEST OF MUSIC, COMEDY, WORDS & IDEAS,
VISUAL ARTS, THEATRE, AND SHORT FILM UNDER ONE UMBRELLA

The Replacements, Wu-Tang Clan, J. Cole, Elvis Costello, The Head and the Heart, Bootsy Collins, Luscious Jackson, Writers of The Simpsons and The Onion,
Tom Robbins, W. Kamau Bell, Pete Holmes, and many, many more!

**Press credential deadline is Friday, August 1**

July 31, 2014 (Seattle, WA) – We’ve been announcing our lineup in small bites, but with the deadline for press credential applications rapidly approaching, we wanted to take the time to make sure the big (and we do mean BIG!) picture is clear: Bumbershoot is much more than a music festival. Or even a music and comedy festival. Or a music/comedy/film festival.

No other arts festival takes place in the shadow of the Space Needle, nor do they boast the writers of The Simpsons and The Onion appearing alongside such diverse talent as The Replacements, Bootsy Collins, Mac Demarco, Foster the People, Nada Surf, novelist Tom Robbins, Doug Benson taping his Doug Loves Movies podcast, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, W. Kamau Bell, Ted Alexandro, the globe-trotting and award-winning theatre simple, the 1 Reel Short Film Festival (curated by the Seattle International Film Festival), and a cornucopia of regional talent that includes The Head and the Heart, Pickwick, Bill Nye the Science Guy and 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings.

Even our Youngershoot Kids Zone (geared toward the under-10 crowd and their guardians) is rockin’. Ex-Velocity Girl/current singer of kindie-rock sensations The Not-Its! Sarah Shannon will be on hand to boost learning through music with her educational program Rock-A-Boo. School of Rock’s Little Wings program will do the same, alongside 20-plus other kid-friendly performers and activities.

A Seattle original for 44 years (that’s almost four and a half decades!), Bumbershoot is the granddaddy of all festivals, and in a category all its own. To take a gander at our complete, stuffed-to-the-gills-with-every-kind-of-good-stuff lineup, visit bumbershoot.org/lineup. To view the schedule by day, visit bumbershoot.org/lineup/schedule.

To apply for press or photo credentials, visit bumbershoot.org/press. Deadline for applications is Friday, August 1.

ABOUT BUMBERSHOOT
Bumbershoot® is produced by One Reel in collaboration with Seattle Center. Established in 1971, Bumbershoot takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle. Bumbershoot programs a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, Words & Ideas, theatre, film, visual arts, children’s programming, and the Indie Market featuring urban crafts. Festival details are located at bumbershoot.org.

ABOUT ONE REEL
One Reel is the independent, non-profit producer of the Northwest’s premier arts events, fueling civic pride through signature experiences that foster growth and development in community and the arts. We connect audiences with diverse and progressive arts and cultural ideas through access and opportunities that would otherwise not exist. The experiences we produce are emblematic of Seattle values: arts, accessibility, and inclusivity. While many of our events are thought of as iconic and defining of our city, in fact it is ultimately Seattle that guides and defines our work. For more information, visit onereel.org.

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