Bumbershoot Best Bets Day One (Saturday)


If you’re still on the fence about going to this year’s edition of Bumbershoot, now would be a pretty good time to hop down and take a stand. At this point you’ve seen the commercials, read the blog posts and heard all about it from your opinionated friends (and/or “friends,” think Facebook) but allow us to make one last pitch to why you should join in the fun, if you’re into that sort of thing.

We won’t take our usual approach to giving you an hour-by-hour breakdown of the three-day festival as you probably wouldn’t really appreciate that right now, so instead we’ll give you a rundown of the five can’t miss acts that will kick off day one, which officially just began at 11am today.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

3:30pm – 4:30pm (Fountain Lawn Stage)

Head over to Fountain Lawn to soak in the playful yet lyrically dense pop rock from Portland favorites Thao and co.

Beat Connection

4:30pm – 5:30pm (TuneIn Stage)

Turn in to TuneIn to catch Seattle’s most beloved purveyors of catchy, worldly electro-pop


6:15pm – 7:15pm (TuneIn Stage)

Stick around TuneIn for the legendary and highly ungoogleable (try chk chk chk) dance-punk set that’s guaranteed to live up to both parts of that (lazy) descriptor

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

8:00pm – 9:00pm (Starbucks Stage)

Spend some time at the family friendliest stage to see the 65 year-old  “Screaming Eagle of Soul” take flight

Washed Out

9:00pm – 10:00pm (Fountain Lawn Stage)

Kick off the evening portion of your Bumbershoot with the hazy electronica from 29-year-old Atlanta producer/performer Ernest Greene

…And these bands are great too! Swing by if you can:

Kris Orlowski (8:00pm – 9:00pm @ Plaza Stage), Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside (9:30pm – 10:30pm @ Plaza Stage), Crystal Castles (10:00pm – 11:15pm @TuneIn Stage)

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