Mayor Murray statement on annual Bumbershoot music festival

The City has enjoyed a long and valued relationship with One Reel over the past several decades. We continue to work with the producer of Bumbershoot to transition to a new and sustainable model for the annual festival.  We want to showcase the arts of our region and strengthen Seattle’s ability to attract world-class touring bands. Bumbershoot generates significant cultural tourism and supports our regional brand as a center of creativity and innovation.

Bumbershoot has been produced annually since 1971. In that time, the festival scene has changed dramatically. However, the City’s dedication to the success of the annual music and art festival has not wavered. We hope that the new production and financial model will be successful in maintaining a world-class urban arts celebration for our community and visitors alike.