The festival announced its new production partner on Wednesday as well as its return to the Seattle Center after a two-year relaunch delay due to the pandemic.
SEATTLE – The Seattle Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival returns with a new production partner and a redesigned focus to support the city’s arts scene year round.
The festival announced its new production partner on Wednesday as well as its return to the Seattle Center after a two-year delay in its relaunch due to the pandemic.
Bumbershoot began in the early 1970s and has since become a cornerstone of the arts, culture and entertainment scene in West Washington. In 2019, festival producer One Reel resigned.
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The Seattle Center Advisory Board, made up of members appointed by Seattle’s mayor and city council, unanimously selected New Rising Sun as their production partner after a screening-based screening process last year.
“Making Bumbershoot a celebration of the Seattle arts was central to this decision,” said Brian Robinson, advisory commissioner of the Seattle Center. “After nearly two years of closures related to COVID-19, our artistic communities need and deserve the level of community engagement that New Rising Sun has offered.”
New Rising Sun, founded by concert promoters, visual artists and venue operators, delivered a more affordable festival featuring the region’s best arts, food, film, comedy, music and performing arts.
“Bumbershoot presents a rare opportunity to support, celebrate and amplify the great diversity of our visual and performing arts communities,” said Greg Lundgren, Co-Founder and Creative Director. “Our vision and our goal is to transform this historic festival within a year. -a round brand that promotes artistic education for young people, provides opportunities for artists in our region, raises historically marginalized voices and reinvents what a festival can be.
Lundgren said the festival will return in full in 2023. The community can still expect programs at the Seattle Center in late 2022 and early 2023.