Bumbershoot has been around for a while – this will be their 42nd year of gathering some of the most interesting and stimulating music and art in Seattle, Wash. This year it will take place September 1-3, which is Labor Day weekend, at the Seattle Center. This will no doubt be a weekend of wildly eclectic events, spanning all art forms from music and visual arts to comedy and dance. Just a glance at the headliners has Jane’s Addiction, Tony Bennett, and Skrillex all in a row, which obviously covers quite the gamut of varieties in taste. With that in mind, keep it open to these other artists we’ve picked that are all along the musical gamut as well:
King Khan & The Shrines – If James Brown was actually an ancient Egyptian god who was reawakened from his tomb in a pyramid in India by a magical spell, he would come back to form a band called King Khan & The Shrines.
Reignwolf – Dripping hot psych soul from Saskatchewan. Seriously, those licks may start a fire.
Ty Segall – skuzzy fuzzy psychedelic pop gold from San Francisco.
Fruit Bats – They’re not too weird, but they’re pretty weird…and that’s exactly what makes for an awesome and memorable live show.
Aside from performances on the main stages, KEXP 90.3FM will host the Bumbershoot Music Lounge for a series of live performances at a secret location during the festival. This is where fans can experience intimate performances from their favorite Bumbershoot artists. Lineup and how to score passes here. Ticket options for all festival performances here, and news and updates on are all over the festival’s official Facebook and Twitter.