The 39th annual Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, Presented by Samsung Mobile announces a small portion of the 2009 lineup. The 3-day urban event takes place Labor Day Weekend (September 5 – 7). The Festival stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center, located beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle, and programs 20 indoor and unique outdoor venues. This progressive Festival features a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, urban crafts, and literary and visual arts. Up-to-date Festival details are located at www.bumbershoot.org.
Sheryl Crow / Modest Mouse / Katy Perry / Michael Franti & Spearhead / De La Soul / Raphael Saadiq / Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan / The Long Winters / Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang / World Party / MSTRKRFT / Roy Ayers / Common Market / UH HUH HER / Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women / Eric Hutchinson / No Age / Matt & Kim / Dead Confederate / The Cave Singers / Swollen Members / Vieux Farka Touré / Lenka / Gang Gang Dance / Todd Snider / Holy F**k / DJ Spooky / Iglu & Hartly / Low vs Diamond / Sera Cahoone / Eleni Mandell / Carrie Rodriguez / The Honey Brothers / Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head / Extra Golden / Cordero / Forgive Durden / Hey Marseilles / Adrian Xavier, and many more to be announced.
Bumbershoot is proud to be a destination for diverse, top international talent, while being part of a community that offers high-caliber arts offerings year-round. The 2009 Festival will continue its legacy of attracting such talent to Seattle Center, as the event will brim with a bounty of arts from near and far in the worlds of comedy, dance, performance, theatre, film, spectacle, literary and visual arts, and surprises around every corner. This impressive gathering of arts genres sets Bumbershoot apart, while bringing fans together for three days of entertainment, imagination and creative expression.
A small sampling of what’s to come at Bumbershoot’s 2009 Arts Program includes a host of visual arts exhibits including an exploration of waste, regrowth and sustainability featuring work from Paul Miller (a/k/a DJ Spooky), among others; “Dada Economics” from Vital 5 Productions; The Seattle-Moscow Poster Show; and an expanded Gage Drawing Jam.
In addition to visual arts, the Festival will include a performance by the celebrated Pacific Northwest Ballet; the merge of high-energy tap dance and Japanese Taiko drumming from NYC’s COBU; “like a magician, but cooler,” the magic stylings of Justin Kredible; a rare appearance by renowned Young Adult author S.E. Hinton; a poetry reading curated by Spencer Moody of the Murder City Devils; a theatrical extravaganza by Jason Webley; a literary food program hosted by acclaimed Seattle chef and restaurateur, Tom Douglas and much more. The Festival’s complete arts lineup and much anticipated comedy program will be announced in the coming months.
Calling all kids (and their parents)! Bumbershoot provides the perfect place for family fun! The 2009 lineup will include special programs specifically for the Festival’s younger fans, including hands-on activities, arts offerings, and music that’s friendly for the whole family. From activities at the Kids Pavilion (located inside the Center House), to performance and art attractions, there will be sights and sounds to excite Festival fans of all ages. A separate Youngershoot program will be available for download this summer, allowing parents the opportunity to plan their days in advance. For child entry information visit: www.bumbershoot.org/info/children.htm
In its 39th year, Bumbershoot continues to offer a massive weekend roster of world-class entertainment, arts and culture for an exceptionally low ticket price (with advance ticket prices remaining fixed for the third year running!) The value-packed Festival’s $60 3-day passes (made available only to BumberFan Club members as an Insider Deal during the holiday season*) are SOLD OUT.
Three-day passes are available NOW at bumbershoot.org for $80 through Friday, August 21 and $120 thereafter. Buy early for the biggest savings!
Single day-specific tickets will be available Tuesday, July 21 at bumbershoot.org, Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Single day-specific tickets are $35 through August 21, and $50 thereafter. For more ticket information visit www.bumbershoot.org/tickets.htm.
*Expect another Insider Deal – a discount on single day-specific tickets for BumberFans only – in the months to come. Anyone can become a BumberFan online at bumbershoot.org. BumberFan Club membership is FREE and provides subscribers with Insider Deals, breaking Festival news and other exclusive opportunities.
A Special Entry (discounted) ticket for seniors 65 and over, patrons with permanent disabilities and kids aged 6–10 (accompanied by a paying adult) will be available for $15 / day at two gates during the Festival, and ONLY the day of the event (no advance sales of any kind). Children aged 5 and under are admitted for free.
For nearly four decades, Bumbershoot has strived to be a socially responsible and environmentally friendly Festival. Bumbershoot’s continued efforts towards sustainability include a volunteer-supported post-consumer compost program; expanded presence of free water fill-up stations; and the Bumbershoot Gives Back program, supporting local non-profit organizations with actionable tasks that create long-term change and lend to non-profit sustainability in our community.
In addition, the Festival works with Arts Corps and Art with Heart to activate the patron-supported Send-a-Kid program, wherein a contribution of $15 will help send an under-served youth from the community, and an accompanying adult, for a day of exploration, imagination and culture. For complete details on the Festival’s eco-efforts, sign up to volunteer, or apply to the Bumbershoot Gives Back program, visit www.bumbershoot.org/green.
MORE ABOUT ONE REEL
The 39th annual Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, Presented by Samsung Mobile is produced by One Reel, in collaboration with Seattle Center and AEG Live. One Reel is the independent, not for profit producer of the Northwest's premier music and arts events also including the Chase Family 4th at Lake Union and Teatro ZinZanni. For more information, visit www.onereel.org.
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