Bumbershoot 2018is delighted to keep the Bumbershoot busker scene alive and growing. Bumbershoot 2018 promises to be a banner year for buskers at Bumbershoot, and you are invited to throw your hat in the ring!
Bumbershoot crew and Seattle Jim Page worked together to revive the Bumbershoot busker scene in 2016. We expanded the Busker program in 2017. In 2018, we are again looking for the cream of the crop to surprise and delight. The opportunity to apply is open to all, however a limited number of buskers will be invited to participate.
We are looking for the best of the best!
GENERAL INFO:Bumbershoot will feature buskers in optimal pitches throughout Seattle Center. Busking styles will include family friendly variety and circus arts to include: jugglers, acrobats, theater arts, community programs and more. NOTE: Bumbershoot has outdoor sound stages with amplified music making it difficult to accommodate musical buskers. The setting is most conductive to performers with visual draw without amplification. Fire and animal acts will not be considered.
WHAT YOU GET:Invited buskers will be given a Bumbershoot pass, a place to store gear in between sets. Selected buskers will be given a modest honorarium to offset your parking and travel expenses. All of your busking tips are yours to keep.
HOW IT WORKS:Buskers will be scheduled in 2-4 hour slots throughout the day in various pitches between 1pm and 10pm.
GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF GOOD WILL: Buskers will be expected to be professional and cordial to the public, sober and congenial to staff, and flexible with fellow buskers.
Thanks and we look forward to reviewing your application!
Bumbershoot 2018 is Friday-Sunday, Aug 31, Sept 1 and Sept 2
Application Deadline -- Fri, June 29th
Notification to accepted buskers – by July 10
Letter of Agreement with Final Busker Schedule – Wed, Aug 1
Check out Bumbershoot online at - http://bumbershoot.com/
Submit Application to this link please!
We may contact you by phone or email with questions in advance of final notification.
Questions in advance of Application submission can be emailed to:
Katy at Kmkeenanis@gmail.com or call (206) 465-8767
Seattle Jim Page – email@example.com 206) 465-2607