The iconic Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival is set to return this summer!

Taking place over the Labour Day weekend, August 31st-September 1st, Bumbershoot will be back at the Seattle Center featuring the Pacific Northwest’s best artists and creators.

And while the festival feels far in terms of timing, tickets will be on sale starting Friday, March 8th at 10 AM PT.

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“Last summer, 40,000 people took the leap with us to usher in a new generation of Bumbershoot,” said New Rising Sun principal, artist, and producer Greg Lundgren.

“Built on a promise to return to the original mission of the festival, we broke the stereotypes around who we celebrate, assembling a wide cast of the artists, makers and performers who call the Pacific Northwest home. Bumbershoot is our moss-covered Mardi Gras, and we are thrilled to create a festival lineup that is a vibrant and diverse celebration of our region’s robust arts community.”

This year, you can expect the return of fan favorites like the Fashion District, Out of Sight exhibit, and film program.

As per the organizers, the 2024 Bumbershoot arts lineup includes:

Century 21 District: “The Century 21 District at the Pacific Science Center will bring a transcendent and awe-inspiring experience to Bumbershoot attendees.”
Animation District: “The newly launched Animation District will introduce a Bigfoot Deepfake Competition.”
Recess District: “The Recess District presents the art of performance, featuring roller-skating, gymnastics, breakdancing, double-dutch jump rope, and cheerleading.”
Fashion District: “Despite outdated stereotypes, our region is brimming with apparel designers and bold fashion talent. The Fashion District returns to Bumbershoot with a wide range of performances, vendors and runway shows. Expect vintage to the avant-garde, hair and nail art, jewelry and a slew of choices to inspire and transform you.”
Out Of Sight: “Out Of Sight is a large-scale group exhibition of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the Fisher Pavilion and throughout the Seattle Center, the group show represents an annual survey of contemporary visual arts from throughout the Pacific Northwest that blends commercial and non-commercial art, installation and new media presented by a team of regional curators.”
Geodesic Domes: “This constellation of micro-environments includes a new Comedy Dome curated by Seattle comedian, writer and disability rights activist Dan Hurwitz.”
If You Know You Know: “Art Not Terminal Gallery presents If You Know You Know – a group photography exhibit documenting three underground music communities from the Pacific Northwest.”
Free-Range Artists:”Artists will be roaming the grounds of Bumbershoot. From traditional Lion Dancing to contemporary performance, you’ll discover a variety of performances and installations woven into the fabric of the audience.”

Additionally, “Exceptionally Underrated: Bumbershoot TV (BTV) invites regional musicians to submit original music videos as part of the Exceptionally Underrated film series at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).” For this, there is a $5,000 cash prize for best in show!

Tickets for Bumbershoot start at $70, with a two-day pass also available for $125.

Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival

When: August 31st and September 1st, 2024
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: $70- $125