Bumbershoot 2018 – powered by non-profit organization, One Reel – took place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 in Seattle. The event featured an all-star lineup that included artists like J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Ludacris, Tinashe, SZA, T-Pain, dvsn, Bas, London On Da Track, and a ton more.
HipHopCanada’s own Nikai Rai Rolle was on hand to capture some of the performances. You can check out the photo series below along with more information about Bumbershoot.
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About Bumbershoot 2018
Now approaching half a century, Bumbershoot is one of Seattle’s largest cultural touchstones. Each year, thousands of people from across the country flock to Seattle Center to attend this acclaimed festival, which has become one of the biggest and most-loved contemporary festivals in North America, while having maintained its Northwest spirit and innovative roots.
The name Bumbershoot was chosen both as a knowing nod of respect to our city’s most famous weather pattern, and a symbol of the overarching mission of this festival: to be an umbrella for all of the arts. It’s seeds were planted in 1971 with Festival 71–the brainchild of then Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman.
The next year Bumbershoot was born: a multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, visual arts and more. Spanning the Seattle Center grounds, a campus originally created for the 1962 World’s Fair, Bumbershoot has continued its legacy of celebrating innovation and the search for what’s next.
A Rich Past, and a Colourful Future
Bumbershoot is one of Seattle’s largest cultural touchstones. Each year thousands of people across the country flock to Seattle to attend the acclaimed festival, which has become one of the unique and most-loved contemporary festivals in North America.
Bumbershoot’s diverse programming includes live music, comedy, theater, film, visual arts, dance performance, and more.
Be sure to visit the official website, Bumbershoot.com.
Photography by Nikai Rai Rolle for HipHopCanada