Music headliners for Bumbershoot have been announced and include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab for Cutie and KYGO. The annual music and arts festival takes places at Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend, September 2-3-4, 2016.
Now in its 46th year, Bumbershoot features more than 140 artists performing during the three-day holiday weekend. Venues include 12+ indoor and outdoor stages throughout the 74-acre festival grounds, including Memorial Stadium and Key Arena. In addition to a diverse music lineup that includes 90 acts, from international headliners to emerging local artists, Bumbershoot programming includes comedy, film, dance, theatre, words and ideas, youth activities, and more. Here are some of the highlights:
- Comedy: Ron Funches from NBC’s Undateable as Shelly will bring his comedic talents to Bumbershoot along with Comedians of Comedy alum Morgan Murphy, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, and Seattle native Nick Thune.
- Film: The1Reel Film Festival — curated by the Seattle International Film Festival — offers a selection of the year’s best short films.
- Dance: Returning in 2015 after a brief hiatus, Bumbershoot’s dance programming includes MaximumVELOCITY, a showcase of top contemporary choreographers and dance groups, and the Northwest’s premiere breaking and street dance competition — Reign Supreme.
- Theatre: Curated by Theatre Puget Sound, performances include Are You There God? It’s Me, Karen Carpenter, a musical that juxtaposes the classic coming of age novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret with the music of the Carpenters and a performance from Tattprov — which includes one member of the comedy group getting a tattoo based on a suggestion from the audience.
- Words & Ideas: Guests local poet, writer and filmmaker Sherman Alexi, podcast sensation Chris Allen, Seattle political comic Brett Hamil, and the writers of Amazon series Transparent.
- YOUNGERSHOOT: Returning for its sixth year, YOUNGERSHOOT is presented by the Seattle Children’s Museum and is a venue for children ages 10 and younger, accompanied by adults, to enjoy kid-focused entertainment, hands-on activities and performances.
To celebrate Seattle’s Festival, headliner Macklemore will throw out the first pitch at Safeco Field during Bumbershoot Night on Friday, April 29. Fans who purchase a ticket to the Bumbershoot section at Safeco Field will receive a Mariners Bumbershoot T-shirt. Tickets are available at a special discount using promo code BUMBERSHOOT at http://atmlb.com/1SnJp5f.
Bumbershoot Passes: On Sale Friday, April 29 at 10 AM PDT: 3-Day Passes – start at $180 | Gold Passes – $400 | Emerald VIP – $700
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