Bumbershoot, Seattle’s end-of-summer festival now in its 45th year, celebrates local and regional talent alongside national and international artists across the arts spectrum Saturday through Monday, Sept. 5-7, at Seattle Center.
This year’s festival has expanded offerings, with such top-tier musical headliners such as The Weeknd, Faith No More, Ellie Goulding, and Bassnectar. Also on deck; punk stalwarts Social Distortion, alt‐country chanteuse Neko Case, comedian Neil Hamburger, and alt‐pop purveyors Hey Marseilles.
Bumbershoot’s Words & Ideas programming includes a taping of Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter’s podcast, “A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment;” and slam poetry competition Battle of the Word.
The 1 Reel Film Festival, curated by the Seattle International Film Festival, presents some of the best short films from this year’s Film Festival; and Theatre Puget Sound has rounded up an assortment of regional theater programs. Dance returns this year, with Maximum Velocity and the Reign Supreme Breakdancing Competition.
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For youngsters, there’s the Youngershoot Kids’ Zone, curated by Seattle Children’s Museum and aimed at kids 10 and younger, and The Vera Project’s 21-and-younger programming with DJs, bands and comedy. Complete lineup and fees: bumbershoot.com.