Festival Sponsorship

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.

Pauline Middlehurst, Sponsorship Sales Director

sponsorship (at) onereel.org

Music Stages

Mainstage 2007.Sean Pecknold

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.

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, Neko Case, The Shins, Wu-Tang Clan, John Legend, Steve Miller Band, Blondie, A Tribe Called Quest, Spoon, Elvis Costello

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Bumbershoot 2011 - Sat

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.

Average Shows Per Day: Six

Previous Artists: Icona Pop, Crystal Castles, Janelle Monáe, Passion Pit, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Minus the Bear, Lights, Gogol Bordello, Ana Tijoux, LMFAO, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Saul Williams, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Estelle

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Bumbershoot 2013 Day 2 (Morgan Keuler) - 1131

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 genres.

Capacity: 4,500

Average Shows Per Day: Six

Previous Artists: Feist, Wanda Jackson & The Dusty 45′s, Andrew Bird, Reignwolf, Eric Hutchinson, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Cave Singers, The Zombies, Nada Surf, Ingrid Michaelson, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Avett Brothers, Steve Earle, Alejandro Escovedo, Shooter Jennings

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. The fountain at Seattle Center serves as a meeting point for many Festival goers and a beer garden near the stage makes for optimal viewing.

Average Shows Per Day: Six

Previous Artists: The Helio Sequence, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Matt & Kim, Blitzen Trapper, Washed Out, The Dandy Warhols, Japandroids, The Long Winters, STRFKR, TheeSatisfaction, Ty Segall, Toro y Moi, Minus the Bear, M. Ward, Warpaint, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.


Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Overview: Away from the crowds of Bumbershoot lies an intimate and unique venue that you won’t find on any Festival Map. The Bumbershoot Music Lounge features private 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.

Special Ticketed Events

Average Shows Per Day: Five

Previous Artists: Raphael Saadiq, Passion Pit, STRFKR, M. Ward, Metric, Elvis Perkins in Dearland,  Nikki & The Dove, The Joy Formidable, !!!, Low, TheeSatisfaction, Fitz and the Tantrums, Nada Surf, Sons and Daughters, Phantogram, Two Gallants, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Andrew Bird

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Performing & Visual Arts

Morgan Keuler BS12 Saturday 336

Comedy Program (3 Stages)

Overview: Bumbershoot’s three Comedy Stages host national and regional comedy programs. National programs are curated by Lisa Leingang of Comedy Central and boast some of the biggest names as well as rising stars in stand-up.

Average Shows Per Day: Thirteen ticketed events (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, Upright Citizens Brigade, VH1’s Best Week Ever Live!!, Amy Schumer

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.


Words & Ideas

Overview: Thoughtful, hilarious, insightful, indignant, cutting, poignant—the Words & Ideas stage located in the Charlotte Martin Theatre 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.

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

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Bumbershoot 2012Seattle, WAPhoto by Christopher Nelson(c) One Reel 2012

Center Theatre at the Armory

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.

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

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Bumbershoot 2011 - Sat

1 Reel Film Festival

Overview: One of the country’s largest short film festivals, 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.

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.

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

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.

Previous Artists: NOW, Record Store, Bumber by Number, Jonathan Brilliant, This is Glass, Trimpin, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, The Seattle Moscow-Poster Show, 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, Seattle Street Biennale

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Kids & Family Properties

Bumbershoot 2012Seattle, WAPhoto by Christopher Nelson(c) One Reel 2012

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.

Morgan Keuler BS12 Sunday 104


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.

Demographics: Children 10 and under, accompanied by parents and guardians.


This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.

Green Properties


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 onsite, signage, as well as the opportunity to activate onsite sampling and reward programs.

This sponsorship will include additional customizable benefits.