Bumbershoot Festival – 2014 Concert Schedule
Summer is the perfect time to head out to the countless music
festivals that abound during this season, and the Bumbershoot Festival just happens to be around the corner. Held this year
from August 30 – September 1, the Bumbershoot Festival will be taking place in Seattle, where thousands of festival
goers will be flocking. At the sprawling 74-acre Seattle Center, thousands of people will be thrilled to enjoy one of the
largest music and arts festivals of its kind. This year, the Bumbershoot Festival's lineup is set to include Foster the People,
J. Cole, the Replacements, Panic! At The Disco, The Head and the Heart, Schoolboy Q, Neon Trees, The Afghan Whigs, Bootsy
Collins, The Both, The Dismemberment Plan, Luscious Jackson, and many more. Right now is the perfect time to get your tickets
before they're all sold out. To attend this year's Bumbershoot Festival, be sure to head over to StubHub for tickets, and
get ready to enjoy this summer's best festival!
About Bumbershoot Festival
The annual Bumbershoot Festival
started its humble beginnings in 1971. With a small budget from the city, the first festival was known as the "Mayor's Arts
Festival," and it brought in 125,000 attendees. By 1972, the festival had grown to include 175,000 people, and in 1973, it
drew in 200,000 festival goers. Each year, the festival seemed to be getting bigger and better, and in 1974, it was a 10-day
extravaganza that pulled in 325,000 visitors.
In later years, the Bumbershoot Festival continued to thrive, bringing
in acts like Emmylou Harris, Etta James, Chuck Berry, and more. These days, the event offers not only music, but arts, crafts,
comedy shows, food, galleries, and a number of both indoor and outdoor stages. For the 2014 event, there are tons of activities
in store for festival goers, including improv and theater acts, stand-up comedy, literary presentations, and more. There is
even a place dedicated to kids, called Youngershoot, wherein parents and their children can check out an abundance of enriching
and engaging activities.
As far as music goes, the Bumbershoot Festival has a lineup like no other. This year, the festival
is slated to included performances by Foster the People, Mexican Institute of Sound, Twin Shadow, Savant, Kins, Julianna Barwick,
Manatee Commune, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Capital Cities, Los Lobos, We Are Scientists, Kore Ionz, Youngbloode Hawke,
Craft Spells, Young Karin, Gold & Youth, Shaprece, and plenty more of the hottest acts in music. Whether you're heading
to the festival for the incredible lineup, or your favorite comedian will be performing, the festival is sure to be a blast
for everyone in attendance.
Bumbershoot Festival Breakthrough
The Bumbershoot Festival got its start in
the early 1970s with a $25,000 budget. With 125,000 visitors in the first event, the festival was off to a great start. With
each subsequent year, the festival continued to attract more and more attention, with 325,000 people attending by 1974. Years
later, the Bumbershoot Festival was attracting acts like the Eurythmics, Spinal Tap, Tina Turner, Modest Mouse, Sleater Kinney,
Death Cab for Cutie, Baba Maal, and a variety of other poets, circus performers, break dancers, street performers, and everything
you could possibly think of. The Bumbershoot Festival really does have something for everyone, whether you want to go dance
it up, or you prefer to watch a film screening, or take a look at some art installations. With such an amazing variety of
entertainment, it's no surprise why thousands of people head to the festival each year.
What does the name "Bumbershoot" mean?
Bumbershoot is a term for an umbrella, which is believed to have
originated as a combination of the words parachute and umbrella. Bumbershoot was chosen as the name for the festival because
the festival itself was like an umbrella that encompasses the various art forms that take place at the yearly event.
When it comes to music and arts festivals, it really doesn't get any better than the Bumbershoot
Festival. Since the early 1970s, the festival has continued to draw in thousands and thousands of visitors from all over,
and it's no surprise why. With endless activities, including spoken word poetry, literary and film events, stand-up comedy
shows, and multiple stages of music, the Bumbershoot Festival has everything you need for a weekend full of fun. This year,
fans can see acts like the Improvised Shakespeare Company, StarTalk Live with Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman, Doug Loves Movies,
Rory Scovel, Beth Stelling, The Doppleganger Show, Interstitial Theatre, Food for Thought, Bumbercade, Black Poem, Boating
With Clyde, Gregory Porter, and much more. Whether you're in the mood for comedy, music, or art, the Bumbershoot Festival
has got you covered. This year, be sure to check out the Bumbershoot Festival to see for yourself what fans have been raving
about for decades!