The much awaited event is finally here. Bumbershoot tickets bring to you the exciting event that is a one of its kind festivals with loads of music, fun and entertainment. Bumbershoot is an annual international contemporary music and arts festival that draws well-known artists to participate in this event. Not only do the regional artists participate in this event, but big international artists also join in the festivities adding to the appeal of the event. Every year Seattle hosts the event at the 74 acres of the Seattle Center Park on the Labor Day weekend. The Seattle Center is in the heart of the city at the north end of the downtown area.
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At Bumbershoot there is an air of excitement to celebrate art in its variety of mediums. One of North America’s largest festivals, Bumbershoot features mix of live music, art, comedy, theater, dance, food and a lot more that provides entertainment throughout the festival days. To have such a variety and dozens of bands playing at one place, with one ticket only is a good bargain that not many would want to miss. Tickets sell fast because of the huge crowds the festivals attracts so make sure you have Bumbershoot tickets with you in time, if you want to be part of the lively and colorful event.
The Seattle tradition has been kept alive since 1971, when Bumbershoot, the festival for art and music was held for the first time. At that time, Bumbershoot was called Mayor's Arts Festival also known as Festival '71. It was in 1973 that the name Bumbershoot was given to it. The name is an old-fashioned word for an umbrella, which is a mix of umbrella and shoot taken from parachute, but respelled as shoot. The term Bumbershoot for the festival implies an umbrella under which all forms of art come together.
The endeavor started as a city funded event that quickly became popular. Over the years, the number of guests attending it has been rising. The lure of diverse music menu along with other colorful activities draws many to its venue making it one of the nations’ biggest summer festivals. The first time Bumbershoot was held it attracted 125,000 visitors. In 1973, when the festival changed its name it also extended five days, and a year later it went on to became a ten day event.
However, this could not be maintained for long as government support for Bumbershoot started declining. Gradually efforts were made to cut down the costs. In the wake of financial restraints only local talents participated and the numbers of days were also narrowed to make it a Labor Day weekend event only instead of the two weekend’s long festival.
It was in 1980 that the festival was taken over by One Reel, a non-profit organization that has been producing the event since that time. From that time till the present, Bumbershoot brings together various acts in an organized manner that take place in the big and small outdoor and indoor theaters and venues. There are number of stages with different acts and the crowds have a varied choice of musical bands featuring a diverse array of musical styles ranging from punk to pop, rock and blues. Apart from music, dance and comedy shows, Bumbershoot festival also offers visual arts events, food stalls and the indie market where vendors sell their arts and crafts.
With time the festival has seen changes in it, with newer acts being added and other changes as well. In 2010, Bumbershoot also included literary line up as part of its festival. The whole idea has been to make it a more entertaining event and to keep its popularity intact. The upcoming event promises to live up to its reputation and will feature impressive lineup of music and theater acts.
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