Slide Show

Behind the Scenes with the Artists of Bumbershoot 2015

A look at the faces of the festival through portraiture.

09/08/2015 Photography by Amber Zbitnoff

Slide Show

Bumbershoot 2015 Photo Recap

The musical highs and stormy lows of this year's Labor Day Weekend arts festival.

09/08/2015 Photography by Amber Zbitnoff Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

The Best of Bumbershoot 2015

Plan out your Bumbershoot weekend with these must-see picks.

09/03/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Hari Kondabolu

The standup discusses Bumbershoot and being bummed out by the current Seattle comedy scene.

09/02/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Festivals

This Is the End of One Reel as We Know It

After producing Bumbershoot for 35 years, the nonprofit promoter has become a shell of its former self.

08/28/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festival Season

Bumbershoot 2015 Adds 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers, Sherman Alexie, Jess Walter, and the A.V. Club

The fest announces its Comedy and Words and Ideas lineups.

06/24/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Festival Season

Bumbershoot 2015 Features Ellie Goulding, Faith No More, and the Weeknd

The Labor Day weekend fest also includes Hozier, Chance the Rapper, Fitz and the Tantrums, Social Distortion, Brand New, and Neko Case. Tickets on sale now.

04/29/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Slide Show

Bumbershoot 2014 Photo Recap

A recap of the the Labor Day weekend arts fest's best music, comedy, and atmosphere

09/02/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld Photography by Alison Klein

Slideshow

Bumbershoot 2014 Slide Show

A recap of the Labor Day weekend music and arts festival in 50 photos.

09/02/2014

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2014: Monday

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

08/28/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with the Lonely Forest's John Van Deusen

The Anacortes indie rock band prepares to play its final show at Bumbershoot

08/27/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2014: Sunday

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

08/27/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2014: Saturday

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

08/26/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: August 25–31

The National Park Service turns 98 and a chance to chat with renowned concert poster artists: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

08/25/2014 By Conor Romack

Met PIcks

The Top Things to See or Do in August

The Seahawks return to the gridiron, Bumbershoot’s main stage goes outdoors, and boats battle in Lake Washington.

08/05/2014 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Bumbershoot 2014's Comedy Gets Heady with Science, Shakespeare, and Dead Authors

The lineup includes W. Kamau Bell, Doug Benson, Eugene Mirman, Paul F. Tompkins, and more.

06/18/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festival Announcement

Bumbershoot 2014 Headliners Include the Head and the Heart, Elvis Costello, and Wu-Tang Clan

Foster the People, J. Cole, and the Replacements also highlight the Labor Day Weekend extravaganza.

05/08/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Ken Jennings

This week the 'Jeopardy!' champ returns for "Battle of the Decades" and hosts the Bumbershoot lineup announcement party.

05/06/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Bumbershoot 2014 Features 'The Simpsons' and 'The Onion'

Writers from the comedy institutions join Ken Jennings, Tom Robbins, and more as part of the fest's non-musical offerings.

04/17/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Festival News

Bumbershoot Moves Its Main Stage Back to Memorial Stadium

The biggest names head back outside this year. Plus, lineup announcement show details.

03/26/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld