Festival Szn

Bumbershoot Is Back

The iconic arts and music festival returns to Seattle Center, September 2–3.

02/21/2023 By Angela Cabotaje

Shooting for the Stars

Bumbershoot Returns to Its Roots in an Effort to Grow

Seattle's iconic urban music festival, which has seen headliners from Tyler the Creator to Blondie, is reimagined with a focus on accessibility.

01/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

don't call it a comeback

Seattle Center Will Have a New Music Festival This Labor Day Weekend

Day In Day Out, from the people behind Capitol Hill Block Party, features Chvrches, Chong the Nomad, Aminé, and Parisalexa.

07/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Festival Planner

Washington Festivals 2021: What's Happening and What's Not

Bumbershoot’s taking the year off, but Freakout should be back (along with Idaho's Treefort).

04/27/2021 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Who to See at Bumbershoot 2019

No great surprise here: If you go one day, make it Friday.

08/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This August

SAM parties in the park, George Clinton embarks on his final tour, and 'Rigoletto' kicks off the opera season.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Good as Hell

Didn't Catch Lizzo at Block Party? She's Playing Bumbershoot Too.

The festival just announced the rapper is one of its major acts.

07/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

10 Artists to See at Bumbershoot 2018

Avant-garde hip-hop, shimmery pop, and Fleet Foxes (duh)—here are the acts we want to see this weekend.

08/29/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Top Five

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle August 2018

The Bob’s Burgers cast cooks up some comedy, J. Cole rules Bumbershoot, and galleries get paid.

07/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

Tis Festival Season

Bumbershoot’s Full 2018 Lineup Is Here

Seattle’s biggest festival brings J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Fleet Foxes, Eugene Mirman, and others. Passes go on sale Friday.

04/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Eat Beat

Bumbershoot's B-Eats Returns for a Second Serving

11 local restaurants, including Southpaw, Adana, and JarrBar, join the lineup for the culinary event.

08/21/2017 By Jaime Archer

Shade Index

The 7 People You See at Seattle Music Festivals

Keep an eye out for these local wonders in their natural habitat this season.

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis

Summer Festivals

Lorde and Odesza Headline Bumbershoot 2017

The Labor Day Weekend festivities also include Weezer, Haim, Solange, Flume, the Roots, Spoon, and more.

04/25/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Bumbershoot 2016: Nothing's In the Right Place

The highs and lows of this year's Labor Day weekend festivities at Seattle Center.

09/07/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Slide Show

Bumbershoot 2016 Photo Recap

The sights of another arts-filled Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center.

09/06/2016 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Sunday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

09/01/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Eat Beat

Bumbershoot Brings in Local Chefs for New Food Program B-EATs

Radiator Whiskey, Gracia, Bok a Bok, Little Uncle, and more all under one tent.

08/31/2016 By Rosin Saez

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Saturday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

08/31/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Friday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

08/30/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Death Cab for Cutie Headline Bumbershoot 2016

Festival passes for the loaded lineup (Tame Impala, Run the Jewels, Father John Misty, KYGO, Billy Idol, and more) go on sale this Friday.

04/26/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld