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Pack Your Bags for Bumbershoot Festival 2019

Immerse yourself in nearly half a century of music history at Bumbershoot Festival 2019. The festival became a Labor Day Weekend staple in 1971 and has welcomed the biggest international acts ever since. Thousands of people gather at the Seattle Center every September for entertainment of all kinds.

Live music has long been the crown jewel of Bumbershoot. But the festival actually characterizes itself as a multi-disciplinary arts festival. Where other festivals stand on music alone, Bumbershoot showcases so much more. The festival features the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, and visual arts.

At Bumbershoot, you’ll come for the music and stay for the many other festival experiences. Sample food from the countless local vendors. Attend a live recording of popular podcasts. Look in on comedy, improv, and more. Buy t-shirts, posters, and goods designed by Pacific Northwest artists.

Festival Information

Bumbershoot kicks off August 30 through September 1, 2019, at the Seattle Center. The festival offers a range of admission options, from day passes to weekend-long packages. Single-day tickets start at $109 and three-day passes start at $220. Enhance your festival weekend with various VIP experiences available for purchase along with your ticket.

Getting There

From Motif Seattle, you’ll have countless options for arriving at Bumbershoot. If you parked at the hotel, hop in the car and head up 5th Avenue. You’ll arrive at the Seattle Center in just five minutes. If you arrived at the hotel on foot, take a twenty-minute stroll ending at the Bumbershoot gates.

If you prefer public transit, walk to nearby Westlake Center then hop aboard Seattle’s famous monorail. The monorail makes it easy because it only stops once, and that stop is at the Seattle Center.


Bumbershoot brings some of the most popular musicians from around the world. Friday’s headliners are Tyler, the Creator and Hippie Sabotage, along with other acts like Snow Tha Product and Bryce Vine. On Saturday, September 1, The Lumineers, H.E.R., Jai Wolfe, and LP will take the main stage following performances from Carly Rae Jepsen, Summer Walker, and more. Louis the Child, Rezz, and Taking Back Sunday will close out the weekend, along with performances from Gallant, Reignwolf, Bea Miller, and others.

Other Festival Experiences

There’s more to Bumbershoot than music. Between sets from The Lumineers and Louis the Child, save time for laughing to comics or witnessing theatrical feats. Bumbershoot’s more unique entertainment includes a live show from popular podcast Punch Up the Jam, an appearance from comedian Ramy Youssef, and an unforgettable performance from the Drag Queens of Seattle.

Bumbershoot also plans for experiences attendees can actually participate in. Satisfy your culinary whims at B-Eats, a curated selection of Seattle’s best food. Test your balance at Yogashoot in fun yet challenging classes led by local Corepower yogis. Lay beneath the laser dome at the Pacific Science Center. Party all night at the silent discos, hosted at the one-of-a-kind Chihuly Garden and Glass.  

Finally, end August with a bang at Frolik+Kitchen and cocktails! Attend their summer concert series, featuring The Flavr Blue on August 15th and The Fame Riot on August 29th or have a GNO at the restaurant’s Silent Disco Ladies Night on August 24th.







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Come for the handcrafted cocktails, stay for Chef Adam Stevenson’s locally-inspired menu, featuring wild seafood, foraged mushrooms and the best of the Pacific Northwest.

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