Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival canceled for second year in a row

Apr 27 2021, 6:59 pm

In sad yet expected news Seattle will be without Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival for the second summer in a row.

To preserve the festival in future years, One Reel and Seattle Center will be forming a Bumbershoot Exploratory Committee to inform and advise the Seattle Center Director about the festival’s future.


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According to Seattle Center, the Committee will look at successful festival elements over the years to find a way to continue the Festival’s heritage as an affordable, multi-disciplinary arts event celebrating regional, national, and international arts and entertainment.

“As Seattle Center ushers a new direction for the festival, One Reel will provide the historical context and a critical eye to ensure a fair and public process for determining the future of Bumbershoot,” said Marty Griswold, Executive Director of One Reel in a news release. “I dare say, we are not alone in our anticipation for the return of Seattle’s signature festival to Seattle Center.”

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