Bumbershoot http://bumbershoot.org Art in the Great Northleft Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:15:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Discover Naomi Wachira http://bumbershoot.org/2014/07/15/discover-naomi-wachira/ http://bumbershoot.org/2014/07/15/discover-naomi-wachira/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:47 +0000 http://bumbershoot.org/?p=13750 read more]]> Every once in a blue moon, I run across an artist who makes me pause and take a step away from everything I’m doing. When I hear a sound this great, it’s like I have a remote control that pauses time and the noise around me ceases to exist. I forget about the cell phone buzzing in my pocket, the noise of traffic outside, the distraction of ads on my computer screen…and I’m able to hone my focus in on exactly one thing.

This “one thing” is the sound of Naomi Wachira’s voice. Her voice is warm, bold, poised, and full of passion. Not only does Naomi’s beautiful voice send shivers down your spine but her lyrical content is purposeful and set on sharing her experiences. Like someone who walks with a purpose, Naomi sings with direction.

In “I Am A Women”, Naomi unveils what makes her extraordinary. From the start, her voice is steady, low, and confident, yet her lyrics are filled with vulnerability. As the song progresses, it becomes clear her lyrics challenge aspects of living in a patriarchal society, and express the feeling of struggle she and other women share. After acknowledging this pain, she then injects the song with hope. This is the kind of person Naomi is; one who acknowledges what bothers her but does not sit down or wait for change, her music embodies action and initiative.

 Just one year ago, Naomi stood on the TEDx stage in Seattle voicing her desire to positively impact the world through her music. She references Chinua Achebe’s quote in her speech, “Write the kind of music that is not in the service of oppression, destruction, evil– but that seeks to make the life of the community easier, not more difficult,” to emphasize her point before gracing the audience with a performance. Equipped with a voice that is aesthetically pleasing, a soul that is constantly searching, and a beautiful mind that produces lyrics full of meaning, this toolbelt separates Naomi from the pack.

After moving from Africa to America, balancing work and music, and going through several transitions, it looks like Naomi is ready to takeoff. 2013 was an incredible year for Naomi– she gained U.S. citizenship, produced her own music video for “African Girl”, and was named “Best Folk Singer in Seattle” by Seattle Weekly.

Naomi overcome with happiness at her naturalization ceremony in Seattle (2013).

Recently, Naomi has harnessed all her energy and passion, and is channeling it towards her musical endeavors. This summer at an Out to Lunch Concert Series on July 11, the crowd cheered boisterously as Naomi told them she had quit her job eight months ago to fully pursue music with all her might. After performing several songs from her self-titled debut album, she expressed her excitement to perform at Bumbershoot 2014. Come experience Naomi Wachira’s soulful music and down-to-earth personality. This is one way you can guarantee a smile on your face and music that’ll take your breath away.


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Discover Award-Winning Short Films http://bumbershoot.org/2014/07/09/discover-award-winning-short-films/ http://bumbershoot.org/2014/07/09/discover-award-winning-short-films/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:45:30 +0000 http://bumbershoot.org/?p=13601 read more]]> The 1 Reel Film Festival is truly a gem within the treasure chest of Bumbershoot. Curated by Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), a plethora of compelling short films that have captivated audiences across the world will be shown all three days at this year’s Festival.

From programs like Tales of Science Fiction to Love…In the Afternoon, these snack-sized shorts fall under a wide range of genres that will evoke the interest of imaginative thinkers and romance seekers alike. The 1 Reel Film Festival has a diverse arsenal with something in store for everyone. Watch Fool’s Day if you’re in the mood to cry — not because you’re feeling sad, but from laughing so hard it hurts.

Cody Blue Snider directs this light-hearted yet dark comedy about a 4th grade class who pull an April Fool’s prank on their teacher that goes incredibly wrong. Fool’s Day is listed as #6 on Buzzfeed’s 13 Films You Haven’t Seen But Must See in 2013.

If you’ve been watching the World Cup, you’ll be interested in watching Baghdad Messi.

The main character in this film is a young, one-legged boy with a heart-pumping passion for soccer. Although he shares the same excitement for soccer as the other boys, they bully him for his unequal playing abilities. But being an amputee doesn’t stop him from playing or joining the other boys in their cult-like attention to the Champions League Final.

In addition to SIFF’s meticulous picks are the Best of SIFF 2014 Audience Award Winners. If you tend to follow your friend’s recommendation rather than a movie critic’s rating, these short films are perfect for you. Films that fall under this category represent the audience’s voice!

Mr. Invisible is an awfully intriguing film about a lonely old man who seems invisible to the world around him.

In downtown London as he takes care of monotonous errands, chaos strikes the city and it appears that being invisible could be his greatest weapon.

For adult viewers with a futuristic lens, EFFED! is comical dystopian film that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat for two reasons. One, you’ll be grabbing your side from chronic laugh-attacks. Two, you’ll have no idea what’s next.

EFFED! depicts two best friends navigating a post-apocalyptic world with a dynamic eerily similar to Brennan and Dale from the movie Step Brothers. The two banter back and forth as they face numerous trials and tribulations, all involving unusual encounters and disturbing characters.

With films picked specifically for adults and films chosen carefully for families, the diversity of this year’s short film lineup is a delight for all. Tales of the Planet is another program which contains films that explore topics concerning our planet and environment such as urban farming, how we get food from the sea and into a can, and — of course — ranchers herding buffalo.

Ripped from the Headlines is a program with films that tell the tales of extraordinary individuals changing their world. And if you came to Bumbershoot for the music, come to the 1 Reel Film Festival and watch some films from the Face the Music program. Watch musicians explain, discuss, and tell us their stories about the meaning, significance, and making of music.

Make sure to catch this year’s 1 Reel Film Festival. Admission to the SIFF Film Center is on a first-come, first-served basis during Bumbershoot, except for those patrons who have purchased a Platinum Pass. Enjoy a 1 Reel Film Festival sneak peek at our preview event on Friday, August 30 at 7pm (also at the SIFF Film Center), just one of our free, public events happening the day before the Festival.

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Mainstage Survival Guide http://bumbershoot.org/2014/07/08/mainstage-survival-guide-2/ http://bumbershoot.org/2014/07/08/mainstage-survival-guide-2/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:06:37 +0000 http://bumbershoot.org/?p=13452 read more]]> Bumbershoot is just around the corner and we’re here to make sure you’ve got all your questions answered before Labor Day weekend. Most especially, we want to make sure you’re set to get the most out of Bumbershoot’s biggest and brightest stage.

Where is the Mainstage this year?

We’re so glad you asked! After three years at KeyArena, the Mainstage is shifting back to Memorial Stadium in a fresh configuration designed to better serve our fabulous patrons. The new layout, which features the Mainstage on the north side of the stadium rather than the western end zone (where it was located in years past) is planned to allow for better sight lines, so you can SEE all your favorite bands.

How do I get into the stadium?

The entrance into the Mainstage will be located on the east side of Memorial Stadium via the parking lot entrance off of Harrison Street and 5th Avenue. To get to Memorial Stadium from any part of the Festival, find Harrison Street and head east. Memorial Stadium is the furthest landmark to your left when walking east, and we’ll have plenty of signs in place to point the way.

Do I have to wait in a long line?

The move back to the stadium means a lot of things for us, but most importantly it means the elimination of a pre-formed line. This year, the venue will be open all day to allow patrons to “come whenever” and “leave whenever” you want. The stadium will open at noon each day and it will close after the last Mainstage performance of the evening.

Is there bag check?

Not at the stadium. Bag check will take place upon entry into the Festival at both Festival gates, and lockers will be available nearby for you to store any belongings.

Can you tell me more about the secondary stage?

In addition to the Mainstage, there will be a secondary stage, called the End Zone Stage, located in the southwest section of the stadium floor. The End Zone Stage provides entertainment from both local and national touring bands which are scheduled in between headlining acts on the Mainstage. Never a dull moment in Memorial Stadium!

If I leave my spot on the main floor can I re-enter?

Yes. If you leave your spot on the floor, or if you leave the floor completely, you can get back onto the floor. Please note though, that while there are several exits, if you leave Memorial Stadium you will have to re-enter through our entrance on the east side of the stadium.

How do I get to the floor from the entrance?

From the entrance, walk west and go down any flight of stairs to get to the floor. There are two main flights of stairs just to your right upon entering through the gates, but if you happen to miss those, any flight of stairs in the stadium will take you to the floor.

What if I don’t want to stand? Is there seating available?

Seating is available on the south side of the stadium facing the Mainstage, just in front of you when you enter via the main gate. There is also a special reserved seating section for Platinum & Gold ticket holders.

Do I have to exit after every Mainstage performance?

No! Stay as long as you’d like and catch all your can’t-miss acts! Patrons can come whenever and leave whenever… except you can’t sleep here!

Is food available/permitted? 

Yes, food is available and permitted inside the stadium via multiple food vendors, along with Festival merchandise.

Is alcohol permitted?

As the stadium is owned and operated by Seattle Public Schools, alcohol is not permitted inside. That’s why we have created a beer garden in the Next 50 Plaza, just outside of the stadium entrance, so you can fill up on refreshments beforehand. All Mainstage performances will also be simulcasted in the Next 50 beer garden, so you can catch each performance start to finish while finishing your drink.

What about water or soda?

Reusable bottles are permitted at the Mainstage; however single-use, plastic bottles will not be allowed to enter the Mainstage, so plan your hydration accordingly!

What’s the capacity of the MainStage?

Memorial Stadium allows for increased capacity over KeyArena –  it will accommodate approximately 15,000 people overall. The main floor also offers increased capacity for those who want to get close.

Is there anything else I should know before I head to the Mainstage?

Just that your ticket into the Fest and your whole-hearted enthusiasm are what’s most important for an enjoyable experience. Now that you’re equipped to take on Memorial Stadium visit our FAQ page to find answers to your other Festival questions, and be sure to download the updated Bumbershoot App, free to all patrons. Happy Bumber-planning and we’ll see you Labor Day weekend!

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Discover G-Eazy http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/26/discover-g-eazy/ http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/26/discover-g-eazy/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:07:41 +0000 http://bumbershoot.org/?p=13433 read more]]> G-Eazy may not be one of our headliners; however, it’s evident he’s leading the way for the next tier. After releasing his new album, These Things Happen, he is quickly climbing the ladder and creating a buzz that’ll last.

Before we discuss his growing repertoire, let’s take a moment to explore who G-Eazy is, for those who are unfamiliar. At first listen, it’s easy to mistake him for another cliché rapper. When you tune into his songs, you’ll hear about copious amounts of weed, partying, sex, and other stereotypical content. However, it’s necessary to look past the surface and dig deeper when it comes to this rising talent.

In “Runaround Sue” what first catches your eye is his style. G-Eazy has a unique dapper look that sets him apart from the pack. He slicks back his black hair and is often seen wearing his trademark black leather-bomber, a modern embodiment of the greaser style from the 1950s. In addition to this retro, yet classy image, G-Eazy incorporates ’50s and ’60s sounds into his music. In the music video above, G-Eazy samples the 1961 hit “Runaround Sue” by Dion DiMucci. The beat in G-Eazy’s version of this song makes you bob your head and snap your fingers as if you’re part of a blast-from-the-past a cappella group as you begin to feel the novelty he brings to the rap genre. With song titles that include words like “Waspy”, “Lady Killers”, and “Outsider”, G-Eazy’s intentional use of ’50s lingo tops off the original persona he strives for.


From opening for Drake in 2010 to dropping These Things Happen this month, G-Eazy has trekked an interesting path with many markers. Originally from Oakland, G-Eazy attended Loyola University of New Orleans where he passed up a chance to continue touring with Drake in order to finish his degree (thanks to a professor who threatened to fail him if he missed anymore class).

After graduating, G-Eazy made his first big splash with his mixtape The Outsider in 2011. Since then, he has dropped two mixtapes and worked with a wide variety of artists. Among the most notable is Devon Baldwin, featured in G-Eazy’s  “Let’s Get Lost” video.

As a 17 year old in 2009, Devon made it to the top 54 on American Idol. She and G-Eazy have worked on several songs together. Even more interesting is the ambiguity that surrounds their relationship. In music videos and photo shoots, Devon and G-Eazy frequently play roles that suggest there could be much more to their relationship than simply being friends.

Devon and her feature on G-Eazy’s “Let’s Get Lost”, as well as “Almost Famous” are two songs from his latest album, These Things Happen. In “Almost Famous”, G-Eazy walks from one photo shoot to the next.

In the first shot he appears out of the dark rocking an Oakland A’s baseball jersey, representing the Bay Area where he’s from. He slips back into the dark and emerges in the next room, shedding his jersey before throwing a black leather-bomber on as he leans against a motorcycle. He slides on a pair of aviator sunglasses to top it off. As he walks back into the darkness, you see his silhouette brush past the outline of what look like plants. Suddenly a camera light illuminates the space and he’s exhaling smoke in the middle of a photo shoot for “Stay High Timez” magazine with a headline that reads “California Culture”. Next he reappears slicking back his hair with a black comb, wearing a black varsity letterman’s jacket. These images coupled with G-Eazy’s chorus, “How long does famous last?” suggest he’s asking the question that all rising-talents must ask themselves. How long will the spotlight shine on me before moving to the next big thing?

This question has never been more relevant, seize the opportunity to experience G-Eazy’s performance while on the rise. He’ll be energized after releasing his latest album, and referring to himself as “almost famous” may not suffice for much longer.




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Discover StarTalk Live http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/18/discover-startalk-live/ http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/18/discover-startalk-live/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:21:08 +0000 http://bumbershoot.org/?p=13256 read more]]> There will be a rather unusual and extraordinary marriage taking place at Bumbershoot 2014. On one side we have comedy, on the other we have science. This marriage takes shape in the form StarTalk Live. StarTalk, usually hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, is a podcast dedicated to connecting science with pop-culture. This year at Bumbershoot, Eugene Mirman will be joined by Bill Nye (yes, the Science Guy) for a very special edition of StarTalk Live.

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 Bill Nye represents science in this out-of-the-norm coupling. You may know Bill as the center of Bill Nye the Science Guy, an educational TV show produced by Disney that taught science to pre-teens. The show won 18 Emmy awards and Bill Nye developed a reputation as an entertainer in addition to being a scientist. Even more interesting, Bill’s “Science Guy” persona was originally born on Seattle’s own Almost Live!, a local sketch comedy TV show that aired from 1984 to 1999.

Bill is no stranger to StarTalk, this past month Bill joined Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss space, science, and whatever else came to mind. Bill and Neil answer all sorts of questions submitted by listeners. One listener asks, “Which occupation would best fit for a student majoring in aeronautical engineering and minoring in music theory?” Bill quickly responds, “Well it depends- if you really dig rockets, I must point out a significant problem in rocket launching is the acoustic energy in the flame tunnel. And so to me…rocket acoustics and sound music theory are related, intimately, they’re smooch-a-fying!” In addition to answering questions from listeners, Bill and Neil discuss the beginning of time, life outside our universe, and occasionally tangent on quirky topics that have you constantly wondering what subject will be next.


Eugene Mirman, representing comedy, will be Bill’s partner in crime. Eugene is a comedian who has played several roles on Comedy Central, such as the incompetent Russian hitman Yvgeny Mirminsky,  on Delocated, and he also does the voice of “Gene” from Fox’s animated show Bob’s Burgers. In college, Eugene designed his own major surrounding comedy and as a senior, performed stand-up for an hour as his thesis. In light of the graduation season and to give you a taste of what you can expect from Eugene, check out the commencement speech he delivered to his alma mater, Hampshire College:

Eugene has been a co-host several times on StarTalk. In one episode, Eugene and Neil were joined by comedians Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman, and astrobiologist David Grinspoon for a hilarious banter surrounding a rover being dropped on Mars. As a co-host, Eugene keeps the momentum going, there’s never a dull moment as he sneaks in playful comments whenever possible. At one point, Neil refers to the rover as a “she” and Eugene dramatically sighs before saying, “Scientists have to build a lady and send her to Mars…that’s how they fall in love ladies and gentleman!”

Make sure to join Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman at Bumbershoot 2014 for a wondrous show in celebration of both science and comedy. This is a marriage you don’t want to miss, it will surely be an energetic and extremely amusing comedic performance that’ll have you laughing until your side hurts.

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Discover Craft Spells http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/10/discover-craft-spells/ http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/10/discover-craft-spells/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:20:52 +0000 http://bumbershoot.org/?p=13203 read more]]> Recently, I found myself in a SoDo bagel shop watching Craft Spells first performance in two years. Playing songs off their brand new (and long awaited) sophomore full-length, Nausea, Craft Spells transformed a seemingly cold and industrial deli into an invitingly intimate living room with their unique brand of dream pop.

Justin Vallesteros is the heart of Craft Spells, he writes all of the music and has now expanded Craft Spells into a full band for recording and touring. Vallesteros followed up 2011’s critically acclaimed Craft Spells debut LP Idle Labor with an EP titled Gallery in 2012, and then promptly went off the radar. Moving from Seattle to San Francisco, Vallesteros fell into a creative slump and traded his guitar in for a piano, taking a full year to properly train himself on the keys.

From that switch came Nausea—Craft Spells’ best material to date—where Vallesteros gracefully transforms his bedroom dream-pop into something larger, filled with real strings, acoustic guitar, piano chord progressions, and colorful drumming.

But why the name Nausea for such a beautiful, lush, seemingly feel good record? Vallesteros’ idle days in San Francisco prompted a sort of in-between lifestyle where he spent time in both the big city and in the suburbs of Lathrop, California where his parents call home. This almost transient life made Vallesteros disillusioned (his semi-addiction to social media also didn’t help) and gave him actual nausea. He was somehow able to write songs to cure that sickness—songs with immense beauty and melodic healing power.

Experience the healing powers of Craft Spells as they join the Bumbershoot 2014 music lineup with a performance on Sunday, August 31st. Don’t miss this up-and-coming band’s homecoming set, the perfect soundtrack to enjoy a sunny Labor Day weekend.

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Lineup Additions http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/10/lineup-additions/ http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/10/lineup-additions/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:00:34 +0000 http://bumbershoot.org/?p=13176 read more]]> Bumbershoot champions rising artists from the very beginning. Macklemore first performed at Bumbershoot in 2006, then again in 2011, just before releasing The Heist and embarking on a world tour that has yet to set an end date.

Every year Bumbershoot welcomes back local stars, many of whom are now recognized on a national and global platform.

Seattle’s hip hop powerhouse RA Scion and reuniting horror-punk group Schoolyard Heroes are two of the many hometown heroes we’re welcoming back to the stage this year.

The Lonely Forest
And we’re honored that beloved indie-rockers The Lonely Forest are returning for their fourth Bumbershoot appearance – which also happens to be their final show as a band.

In addition to welcoming back those bands we’ve championed in the past, we’re excited to bring you rising artists to discover.

We recently added Chimurenga Renaissance to the lineup. The latest project to spin off from the experimental rap duo Shabazz Palaces, the band meshes Zimbabwean music with contemporary hip hop. This blend of beats from two cultures is sure to connect you to Seattle’s community of collaboration.

Shaprece, another new addition to the lineup, fuses ambient-electronic beats with orchestral arrangements and soulful vocals. Check out her recent double single “Tell Me/Her Song” to experience one of the newest members of the Seattle music scene.
Craft Spells
The alternative synth-rock group Craft Spells will also be returning to Bumbershoot. Craft Spells play welcoming beats, perfect for a festival atmosphere. Their summertime dance hits are sure to resonate with the crowd. To read up on Seattle’s own Craft Spells, click here.

Representing our neighbors just north of the border, Bumbershoot also welcomes Gold & Youth to our eclectic lineup of late editions. This electro-rock group based out of Vancouver and Toronto brings the ’80s synth-pop sounds back to the modern-day dance scene. Gold & Youth performed at Neumos this past Sunday and on the morning show on KEXP on Monday.

As previously announced, We Are Scientists will join our Labor Day Weekend family of Bumbershoot bands. Noted for their popular hits like “This Scene Is Dead” or “It’s a Hit,” the Brooklyn-based chic-punk rockers recently released their fifth album TV En Francais.

We all have that one band we’re excited to see above all other spectacles and performances at the Festival. But remember, the Festival’s lineup spans far and wide, from Top 40 talent to local artists releasing their debut EPs. Perhaps one of these rising artists will be your next favorite band Labor Day Weekend.

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Tips For Families http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/04/tips-for-families/ http://bumbershoot.org/2014/06/04/tips-for-families/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:00:37 +0000 http://bumbershoot.org/?p=13063 read more]]> Bumbershoot really does have a little something for everyone in the whole family! With the release of our 2014 Youngershoot programming, we’re here to offer five tips for making Bumbershoot the most enjoyable family outing of the summer.

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Tip #1: Explore the Youngershoot Kids Zone

Youngershoot is the term that highlights the festival’s kid-friendly programming throughout the entire Festival. The Youngershoot Kids Zone is curated by the Seattle Children’s Museum and features hands-on activities for kids 10 and under. The Youngershoot Kids Zone is located in the Alki Court next to the SIFF Film Center and The Vera Project and is restricted to children and their guardians, ensuring a safe and family-friendly environment.


Our friends over at ParentMap highlight that Youngershoot “has made it easier for parents to share their favorite festival with the whole family.” This year’s activities include painting stations, building and architectural activities, and collaborative recycled art.  The new location includes DuPen Fountain and Seattle Children’s Museum will offer towels, sunscreen and water toys for guests to use.


Tip #2: Bring the whole family!

Whether you’re a seasoned Bumbergoer looking to reunite with Elvis Costello or a new mom in a new city hoping to attend Seattle’s most beloved music and arts festival, we encourage you to head this way come Labor Day.

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If the thought of family vacation costs is slowing you down, don’t forget – children 10 and under always get into Bumbershoot for free.

This year Bumbershoot is partnering with The Vera Project to offer Project Vera, an all-ages venue focusing on creating a safe and comfortable place for a 21 and under audience, presenting intimate performances from slam poets and bands, plus demonstrations of silk screening and DJing.

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Re-entry into the Festival is always permitted. Enjoy the day with your kids. When it’s time for bed, return them safely home… to the babysitter. Come back to experience your favorite late night shows.

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Tip #3: Use Your Judgment

All performance venues and exhibition areas are “all ages.”  Children are welcome at all stages and Bumbershoot is a low-risk way to expose your kids to the music and arts you love. However, parents and guardians should use their own discretion to determine what programming is suitable for their children to experience. Each year our staff recommends a plethora of family-friendly programming. Some of this year’s recommended acts include Los Lobos, Jonathan Richman, Gregory Porter, Charlie Musselwhite and The Head and the Heart. Visit our website later this summer for the full list of staff recommended family-friendly programming.

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Tip #4: Come Prepared

Summer time means sunny skies, sunscreen, and lots of water. But don’t forget that we live in Seattle! Keep in mind that an extra jacket might not be a bad idea. Be sure to pack that extra pair of clothes and a bathing suit for your child’s unexpected getaway into the fountain.

Bumbershoot 2013 Seattle, WA Photo by Christopher Nelson (c) One Reel 2013

If you do bring extra items that you’d rather not carry, Bumbershoot has day lockers available for patrons right next to the Festival gates.

Have a plan to handle the heat! Refillable water stations and water fountains are located throughout Seattle Center so everyone can stay hydrated.

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Tip #5: Safety First

It’s important to have a plan in the event that a youngster gets separated from the rest of the family.

If your child becomes separated from you, you can inform the nearest information booth, Bumbershoot staff person with a radio, or Lost Kids Headquarters (HQ). Lost Kids HQ is located at the Seattle Center Customer Service Office, on the third floor, north balcony, in the Armory. The Bumbershoot team is very experienced and knows just what to do to help reunite you with your child as soon as possible.

Bumbershoot also offers free wristbands to help reunite lost children with their parents and/or guardians as part of our KidSafe program. When you arrive at the Festival, go to the nearest information booth to complete a short registration form with your contact info and get a numbered wristband for your kid. In the event he or she is separated from you and brought to Bumbershoot Staff, we’ll contact you immediately!

Don’t forget your child’s physical well-being too! Our friends over at ParentMap suggest bringing earplugs or noise-reducing ear muffs. Not only will this help muffle the speakers, but it can also make the clamor of the crowd a little easier for fresh ears to bear.


Additional festival information can be found on our FAQ page here. Whether you’re packing up the minivan for the weekend or taking public transportation to Seattle Center, Bumbershoot is sure to accommodate the whole Brady Bunch!  See you Labor Day Weekend!

Bumbershoot 2013 Seattle, WA Photo by Christopher Nelson (c) One Reel 2013

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