Bumbershoot

Festival Sponsorship

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Stages & Properties

Bumbershoot features a diverse and broad selection of stages and properties, each attracting a unique audience within the framework of the larger Festival. Sponsorships of the below properties can be stand-alone or paired with unique activations.

Please contact us for general sponsorship inquiries or to create a customized package designed to meet your marketing objectives and budget.

Gaylynn Kiser, Sponsorship Director
sponsorship (at) onereel.org

Music Stages

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Bumbershoot Mainstage

Overview: The biggest names in music play on the Mainstage, the largest venue on Festival grounds. Located inside Memorial Stadium, the Mainstage hosts 3 headlining artists each day, each with a vastly different audience appeal.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Capacity: 16,000

Average Shows Per Day: Three

Previous Artists: Kendrick Lamar, Heart, Tegan and Sara, Bassnectar, Kanye West, Goyte, Pixies, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Skrillex, Weezer, Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, M83, Modest Mouse, The Black Keys, The Black Eyed Peas, REM, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sheryl Crow, Tony Bennett, Jason Mraz, Common, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Franz Ferdinand, The All-American Rejects, Mos Def, Cold War Kids, Death Cab for Cutie, Stone Temple Pilots, Beck, T.I., Band of Horses, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case, The Shins, Wu-Tang Clan, John Legend, Steve Miller Band, Blondie, A Tribe Called Quest, Spoon, Elvis Costello, Iggy and The Stooges, The Black Crowes, Lou Reed, Loretta Lynn, Sonic Youth

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Fisher Green Stage

Overview: The Fisher Green Stage is the heartbeat of the Festival, and features major names in rock, soul, hip-hop, and world music. The central location of the stage, adjacent to the International Fountain Lawn and Fisher Terrace, makes this one of the most popular stages on Festival Grounds.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Capacity: 5,000+

Average Shows Per Day: Six

Previous Artists: M. Ward, Janelle Monáe, The Kills, Passion Pit, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Raphael Saadiq, Ozomatli, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Heavy, Minus the Bear, Lights, Gogol Bordello, Ana Tijoux, LMFAO, Roy Ayers, Os Mutantes, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Saul Williams, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Estelle, Lyrics Born, Angelique Kidjo, The English Beat, Lady Sovereign, Brazilian Girls, Digable Planets, Common Market, Israel Vibration, The Reverend Horton Heat

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Mural Amphitheatre

Overview: With Seattle’s iconic Space Needle as a backdrop, the Mural Amphitheatre is home to veteran and emerging artists of the Adult Alternative, blues, and Americana. A nearby beer garden makes for optimal viewing.

Audience Age: 25 to 35+

Capacity: 5,000

Average Shows Per Day: Six

Previous Artists: Feist, Wanda Jackson & The Dusty 45′s, Andrew Bird, LP, Mavis Staples, Reignwolf, Solomon Burke, Billy Bragg, El Vez, Jenny & Johnny, Brett Dennen, Keller Williams, Leon Russell, World Party, Eric Hutchinson, Carbon Leaf, The Cave Singers, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The Devil Makes Three, Jakob Dylan, Nada Surf, Ingrid Michaelson, Grant Lee Buffalo, Mike Doughty, Old 97′s, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Avett Brothers, Steve Earle, Alejandro Escovedo, Shooter Jennings, the subdudes, Billy Preston, Bettye LaVette, Buckwheat Zydeco, Koko Taylor

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Bumbershoot 2011 - Sat

Fountain Lawn Stage

Overview: One of Bumbershoot’s most popular and critically-praised music stages moves to the North Fountain Lawn. It appeals to hip tastemakers and features the hottest blend of indie pop-rock performers from the Northwest, across the nation, and around the world. A beer garden near the stages makes for optimal viewing.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Capacity: 3,500

Average Shows Per Day: Six

Previous Artists: The Helio Sequence, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Matt & Kim, Blitzen Trapper, Phantogram, The Raveonettes, The Dandy Warhols, Japandroids, The Long Winters, STRFKR, TheeSatisfaction, Akron/Family, Ty Segall, Vivian Girls, Toro y Moi, Holy Fuck, Minus the Bear, Battles, M. Ward, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Man Man, Warpaint, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Menomena, Devendra Banhart, Viva Voce, DeVotchKa, Badly Drawn Boy, Mates of State, Zero 7, Tegan & Sara, Drive-by Truckers, The Posies, Okkervil River, The Vaselines

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Overview: Away from the crowds of Bumbershoot lies a cozy and unique venue that you won’t find on any Festival Map. The Bumbershoot Music Lounge features intimate performances with some of the Festival’s biggest artists, allowing attendees the chance to get off their feet without taking a break from the music. All performances are broadcast around the world via award-winning, non-profit radio station KEXP.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Capacity: 300

Average Shows Per Day: Five

Previous Artists: Raphael Saadiq, Passion Pit, STRFKR, M. Ward, Metric, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Os Mutantes, Vieux Farka Touré, Akron/Family, Nikki & The Dove, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, !!!, Low, TheeSatisfaction, Fitz and the Tantrums, Nada Surf, Sons and Daughters, Phantogram, Two Gallants, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Mates of State, Jeremy Enigk, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Old 97′s, Andrew Bird

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Performing & Visual Arts

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Comedy Program (3 Stages)

Overview: Bumbershoot’s three Comedy Stages (2 national and 1 regional) occupy the northwest corner of the Festival grounds. National comedy programs are curated by Lisa Leingang of Comedy Central and boast some of the biggest names as well as rising stars in stand-up.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Capacity: 1170 total

Average Shows Per Day: Twelve (including those in Bagley Wright Theatre)

Previous Artists: Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Fred Armisen, Doug Benson, Janeane Garofalo, Flight of the Conchords, Donald Glover, Gabe and Jenny, Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, How Did This Get Made? with Paul Scheer, Hari Kondabolu, Upright Citizens Brigade, Rob Hubel, VH1’s Best Week Ever Live!!, Laff Hole, Amy Schumer, Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Wyatt Cenac, Matt Braunger, Maria Bamford, Wayne Federman, Vacouver Comedy Fest

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Words & Ideas

Overview: Thoughtful, hilarious, insightful, indignant, cutting, poignant—the Words & Ideas stage always promises something smart and unexpected. Conversations explore the intersections of literature, pop culture, new media, theories and trends through fiction, spoken word, graphic novels, poetry, media and design.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Capacity: 280

Average Shows Per Day: Five

Previous Artists: Dan Savage & Terry Miller: It Gets Better, Modernist Cuisine, TRENDS: Why This? Why That? Why Now?, Ken Jennings, Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis: Wildwood, The Stranger’s Guide to America, The Writers of LOST, McSweeney’s New Fiction, Letters to Kurt, Lifelines: Youth Speaks Seattle, Melvin Van Peebles, Writers of Futurama, Chip Kidd, Edmund White, Post-It Note Reading Series, Dan Clowes, Joshua Ferris, Christa Bell: CoochieMagik, Nick Drake’s Music & Words, Fuck Off and Die: Tales in Teen Angst Poetry, Salon of Shame, Bumbershoot Spelling Bee

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Center House Theatre

Overview: Located in the busy Seattle Center House, this intimate venue is co-curated for Bumbershoot by the acclaimed Theatre Puget Sound, and highlights the best in Northwest regional theatre.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Capacity: 200

Average Shows Per Day: Four

Previous Artists: Miss Fanny’s Fun Box, NERDPROV, Bonnie and the Robberie, Wing-It’s Rock Opera: LEASE,Spin the Bottle, Jr., Election Show, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Radio8Ball Show, Yoga Bitch, Reefer Madness: The Musical!, Wing-It Productions’ “The Irish Wake,” Balagan Theatre, the Seattle Mime Theater, Seattle goga’s “Girl on Girl Action”, Bit(e), tear, gnaw, GULP!

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Bumbershoot 2011 - Sat

1 Reel Film Festival

Overview: The country’s largest short film festival, featuring the works of independent filmmakers. This unique piece of programming is curated by Seattle International Film Festival, with approximately 3,000 independent film lovers and indie filmmakers attending each year.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Capacity: 100

Average Shows Per Day: Nine hour-long themed programs

Previous Artists: Best of SIFF: Audience and Jury Award Winners, Films4Families, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Winners of SIFF’s Fly Films competition, Honeydripper featuring Q&A with director John Sayles, Strangelove, Astonishing Tales, What’s Love Got to Do With It?, Rock Prophecies featuring Q&A with the principal subject and the film’s director, Nerds Unite

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Visual Arts

Overview: Bumbershoot’s intriguing art exhibits feature works by regional, national, and international artists. On average, Bumbershoot showcases between 50 and 100 cutting edge and emergent visual artists each year, working in all media.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Previous Artists: NOW, Record Store, Bumber by Number, Jonathan Brilliant, Skyward!, This is Glass, Trimpin, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, knitta, The Seattle Moscow-Poster Show, Elvistravaganza!, Miranda July, A Place To Be: Curated by the Estate of Nick Drake, Counterculture Co- mix, Gage Academy of Art: Drawing Jam, One Pot in Residence, Mandy Greer, Steve Roden, Nicola Vruwink, Stephen Vitiello, Claire Cowie, Leo Saul Berk, Juniper Shuey, John Grade, Chris Jordan, Seattle Street Biennale, The Portrait Challenge

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Kids & Family Properties

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Send a Kid Program

One Reel believes that all children benefit from discovery and exposure to music and art. A day at Bumbershoot will help to build community, feed the imagination, foster growth, and offer new experiences. Underwriting from individuals, foundations and corporate donations allows One Reel to send under-served youth from our community, and accompanying adults from non-profit organizations Art With Heart and Arts Corps, to Bumbershoot for a day of exploration, imagination and culture.

Sponsorship of the “Send a Kid to Bumbershoot” program positions your company as an advocate of under-served youth in low-income communities. Title sponsorship is available and provides branding in association with the program on Bumbershoot’s website and fundraising efforts. In addition, corporate foundation gifts can be accepted in support of this program.

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Youngershoot

Bumbershoot has always been a great place to take even the youngest fans to explore, create and enjoy music and art all weekend long. Youngershoot is a festival within a festival: expanded kid-specific programming across all of the disciplines that adults enjoy at Bumbershoot. A special, brandable schedule highlights the family-friendly music, film, arts and activities offered at the Festival and guides young families through a full day of fun.

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Green Properties

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Bike Parking

Located outside one of the Festival’s two entrances, Bike Parking at Bumbershoot provides an invaluable service to Festival patrons. When at capacity, this parking area can accommodate approximately 500 bikes. The sponsor of Bike Parking will receive booth placement within the Bike Parking area, as well as the opportunity to activate onsite sampling and reward programs.

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Free Water Stations

One Reel provides four Free Water Stations on the Seattle Center grounds during Bumbershoot, allowing Festival patrons opportunities to refill their reusable water bottles and reduce the number of plastic bottles used during the Event. Each Free Water Station is located underneath a brandable 10′x10′ canopy.

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Recycling/Composting Program

Recycling is encouraged throughout Bumbershoot, and this opportunity allows your brand to actively reward Festival patrons for their participation. Limited post-consumer composting is also available at the Festival. Sponsorship of composting efforts is an amazing opportunity to educate Festival-goers on the latest green disposal opportunities in the city. Activation of either function entitles the sponsor to brand disposal containers throughout the grounds, dispatch a roving team of uniformed volunteers to distribute branded items to the Festival’s attendees, and offer a helping hand to those who need it.

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Specialty Properties

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Spectacle Programming

Overview: Bumbershoot takes the “exploded venue” approach with regards to the Spectacle Programming at the Festival. Spread out across the Festival, Spectacle Programming allows attendees to experience original performances in non-traditional settings throughout the grounds of Seattle Center.

Audience Age: 15 to 35+

Previous Artists: Elvis Parade, aLIVe: A Low Impact Vehicle, LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band, Flexion by Wise Fool New Mexico, MarchFourth Marching Band, 7 Minutes in Heaven, Rockstar Energy Drink Vert Ramp, DASSdance, Emerald City Improve, The Scream Contest, Wooly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, Australia’s Strange Fruit, Stealing Water: Bottled Operas, acornDance: Fountain/Works, Orange Man, Project X: You Are Here, Jasmine Zimmerman’s “Bottle House,” Little Roy, Vau de Vire, CanCan Carnival, Cyclecide

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

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Platinum & Gold Program

Overview: Reward your brand and leave a lasting impression on our exclusive VIPs. Platinum & Gold patrons are Bumbershoot’s premium ticket holders who receive exceptional benefits and one-on-one customer service for the ultimate Bumbershoot experience. Sponsorship of the Platinum & Gold Program includes the opportunity for an onsite presence in the private sanctuary of the Platinum & Gold Hospitality Lounge. Branding opportunities will be tailored to fit your specific needs. Read more about the benefits these high-level patrons receive in our Platinum & Gold section.

Audience Age: 18 to 35+

Capacity: 650 ticketed patrons

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

See a complete list of our current supporters.

Please contact us for general sponsorship inquiries or to create a customized package designed to meet your marketing objectives and budget.

Lizzie Vance, Sales Manager
sponsorship (at) onereel.org