Bumbershoot Music Festival

Bumbershoot is a music festival that takes place in Seattle, WA every Labor Day weekend.  The word “Bumbershoot” is a sort of cross between a parachute and an umbrella, which is kind of what the giant tents at the festival look like. The name was also chosen as the festival’s name as a “metaphor for the Festival being an umbrella for all of the various arts and performers it encompasses.”

The festival began in the 1971 with a small budget and has grown to be one of the largest music festivals in the United States and is the “largest urban music festival in North America.”

Bumbershoot trailer by Sean Pecknold, brother to Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes

Bands such as the Dandy Warhols, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and Bob Dylan have all played at Bumbershoot.


Bumbershoot 2011 Lineup

Leave a Reply