Northwest NEWS

August 26, 2002



Bumbershoot returns Labor Day weekend

Bumbershoot, the Seattle Arts Festival, will feature the talents of 2,500 artists in this annual four-day showcase of music, dance, cinema, comedy, performance, visual art, poetry, prose, circus arts.
   Held at the Seattle Center Aug. 30-Sept. 2, the cost for adults is $20 a day. Children (12 and under with adult) are free all weekend.
   Tickets afford admission to over 20 stages and performance spaces, including a film festival, the EMP Sky Church, circus stage, b-boy breakdance stage, contemporary dance, comedy club, art galleries, the poetry and literary stage, small press bookfair, electronica showcase, hands-on art for kids and adults, parades and spectacles.
   Headliner artists are Lou Reed, Jewel, Wyclef Jean, Ramsey Lewis, Wilco, Everclear, Jonny Lang, Stanley Jordan, Ani DiFranco, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Blackalicious, Sonic Youth, Lifehouse, Modest Mouse, Jerry Cantrell, Jenny Toomey, Yonder Mountain String Band.
   New programs for the family are free admission to The Children's Museum and a new Polynesian-inspired area on the rooftop and green of Fisher Pavilion.
   Information, advance tickets and multi-day passes are on sale online at