Bumbershoot 2011 was scaled back this year. Instead of sprinklng the festival with corporate sponsored contemporary “mega stars” there was an array signed and independent artists of all genres that transcend many generations. Like Bumbershoot lineups of the past, there were established music legends performing along side newer and hipper, indie darlings. For example this year you had everything from Hall & Oats and Leon Russell to artists like Das Racist.
This year’s festival may have been leaner but let there be no doubt the lineups were quite robust and there was something for everyone.
Here is my Bumbershoot 2011 Recap on examiner.com…
Bumbershoot delivers big things on a smaller scale
SMI will be devoting the week to pre and post festival coverage. On this Thursday’s episode of SMI Radio on NWCZ, I will feature several interviews with artists such as Minus The Bear, Fitz and The Tantrums, Urge Overkill, Phanotgram, Pickwick, and a lot more.
Bumbershoot Day 2…. Big crowds and a bigger beat (Photo Slide Show)
Bumbershoot 2011: Day One…Sunny skies and emerging artists
Bumbershoot 2011: Seven artists you need to see and hear…
Additional Examiner.com Bumbershoot Coverage
I invite you to check out some of last years coverage right here:
Bumbershoot 2010 Wrap up: SMI Radio Bumbershoot Post Event Special
Covering Bumberhoot is like trying to drink water from a firehouse, one simply can’t get it all. Thank goodness that there are some other great folks covering the festival this year and they do an incredible job. I invite you to check out their coverage as well…
This song was released almost 30 years ago to the day. These blue eyed soul, pop and rock legends graced the Key Arena stage this Monday, September 5th.