Bumbershoot 2017 Is Finally Here! – THE PARTAE

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Bumbershoot 2017 Is Finally Here! 

Featuring Performances from Flume, Lorde, ODESZA, Weezer,

Big Sean, Solange, Die Antwoord, Dillon Francis, Gucci Mane, Flo Rida,
The Roots, Haim, Foster The People. Comedians Margaret Cho, Todd Barry, non-Music Food, Arts, Literary, Film programming including B-EATS, Flatstock, Sculpture Walk & much, much more!

The forecasts say it’s going to be a beautiful weekend for Bumbershoot 2017! The final schedule is out now; check it out here and start planning out your weekend with music from powerhouse headliners like Weezer, Flume, Lorde, Foster the People, The Roots, Haim, Flo Rida, Die Antwoord, Dillion Francis, Gucci Mane, and ODESZA, comedy performances by Margaret Cho and Todd Barry, an array of poster shows and other visual arts exhibits, delicious local cuisine from B-EATS, the Youngershoot Kids Zone, a pop-up pinball arcade, yoga on the Mural Amphitheatre Lawn, and so much more.

Passes are still available, so make sure you’re there for the fun! Go to www.bumbershoot.com or buy at the Box Office starting tomorrow:

Box Office hours for 2017 are as follows:

Early Box Office Hours

Thursday 8/31 11am – 9pm

Festival Box Office Hours

Friday 9/1 11am – 9pm

Saturday 9/2 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9/3 11am – 9pm

Gates open at 2pm each day. And don’t forget to download the Bumbershoot 2017 official mobile app in the Apple App Store or Google Play — it’s the easiest way to discover new performers, keep track of your schedule, activate your wristband, and access the festival map.

Here are some highlights you can expect this year…



Curated program of local cuisine featuring dishes from Matt’s in the Market, Little Uncle, Southpaw Pizza, White Swan Public House, and more. Check out the B-EATS menu and pre-order your meals here.



Presented by the American Poster Institute (API), Bumbershoot and KEXP 90.3, Flatstock will display the works of the world’s top gig poster artists.



Art/Not Terminal Gallery

Art/Not Terminal Gallery is an arts collective located in the Seattle Center. Their ongoing mission is to provide artists, at all levels of experience, an opportunity to show their art. For Bumbershoot a juried exhibit featuring artist from their membership will be highlighted.

Bumbershoot Fine Arts Poster Featuring Cable Griffith

The Bumbershoot Fine Arts Poster is a limited edition poster featuring work by a local artist and is one of the longest-standing traditions at Bumbershoot.

Cornish College of the Arts Poster Show

Design students in their junior year at Cornish College of the Arts create limited edition posters integrating their illustrative, typographic and design knowledge. These dynamic posters reflect the diverse programming and Northwest aesthetic of Bumbershoot.

Ghosts of Seattle Past

The Ghosts of Seattle Past is an atlas of our memories, a collaborative map of places loved and missed in a rapidly evolving city. Through storytelling and cartography, the venues, restaurants, shops and institutions we’ve lost to development in Seattle are preserved, the city of the future. For Bumbershoot, creators, Jaimee Garbacik and Josh Powell will display their hand-drawn maps and facilitate audience additions to the maps.

Mayors Arts Awards: 15th Anniversary Exhibit

This exhibit celebrates 15 years of The Mayor’s Arts Awards, just as it has recognized the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching their communities through the arts.

Sub Pop Pop-Up

Seattle’s own Sub Pop Records hosts an on-site art installation, pop-up store and immersive experience providing a rare glimpse of the unique art, design, culture, and (of course…) merchandise associated with the label.



Curated by the Seattle Children’s Museum, the Youngershoot Kids Zone is open from 2pm to 6 pmdaily for children 10 and under and their guardians. It will take place inside the museum and feature a range of arts-based activities and performances.


Pike Place Market Buskers Guild

Some of Seattle’s best street performers including jugglers, break dancers, human statues, and more, will busk for the Bumbershoot audience throughout the Festival grounds. These performers have been carefully curated by the Pike Place Market Buskers Guild.


One of the most photographed installations at Bumbershoot last year was Billy Idol’s live performance on the Fisher Stage, projected onto the water jets coming from the International Fountain. This is Sensebellum, a company based near Seattle devoted to making this world a more beautiful and interesting place, every day.

Velocity Dance presents: Alice Gosti’s Invisible Womxn

Invisible womxn aims to bring to the forefront stories of local womxn. Washington State’s womxn were the first to vote in the United States. Womxn have shaped our city and state from the very beginning yet little mention is made of these brave womxn who were full partners in the bold venture of Seattle’s founders. These performances aim to be a celebration of the womxn in our community without obscuring our problematic history. Choreographed by Alice Gosti with Alyza DelBread-monkey, Ariana Bird, Sabina Moe, Khadijah Lindo, Lydia Shamoun-Grabowski and Tess Keesling.  invisible womxn is commissioned and produced by Velocity Dance Center for Strictly Seattle 2017 with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and special underwriting by Glenn Kawasaki. Funding for Invisible Womxn provided by the Neighborhood Matching Fund from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and special underwriting through Velocity’s New Dance Initiative by Carlo Scandiuzzi with project sponsorship by Case van Rij.

Filthy FemCorps

Filthy FemCorps’ is a marching band with the mission is to foster a nurturing environment where all types of women are empowered to freely express their creative talents, push boundaries joyously, fiercely and unapologetically through high energy music and movement developing both as individuals and as a sisterhood of musical warriors.

Seattle Center Sculpture Walk

For the third year in a row, Bumbershoot’s Visual Arts offerings coincide with Seattle Center and the Office of Arts & Culture’s temporary installations sited throughout the campus titled, Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, artists are selected to design and develop a series of small-scale temporary artworks, which will be installed on city-owned infrastructure or building facades on the Seattle Center Campus. Featuring artwork by Kalina Chung, Tara Tamaribuchi, Sofia Babaeva, Hugo Moro, April Soetarman, Henry Jackson Spieker, Randi Ganulin, and Erin Genia.

Wild Evidence

Located just south of the International Fountain, Wild Evidence is a collective of Illustrators, Artists and painters from the NW.  The group will be on-site doing LIVE ART on wooden walls throughout the festival.  Participating artists include They Drift, KSRA, KANGO KID, ZAEOS, GUS CUTTY, KEGER, and CHARMS WON


Located throughout the festival, Amplifier is an art machine for social change! We are a design lab dedicated to amplifying the voices of social change movements through art and community engagement.

Full Tilt Pinball Arcade and Ice Cream Shop

Located in the Next Fifty Annex, Full Tilt Pinball Arcade and Ice Cream shop will be activating a full “pop-up” arcade throughout the festival.  Take a break from the crowds and fulfill your inner-gamer and your belly!


Yogashoot brings yet another expression of art to the Festival, for Seattle’s yogis and those simply seeking discovery


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