We had the dates for you a long time ago, and finally we’ve got an early look at ’s lineup later this year…

2006 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival
Sep. 2-4, 2006
, WA (various)

A Tribe Called Quest

Hawthorne Heights

Shooter Jennings
the English Beat

Mates Of State

The Blood Brothers
Bettye Lavette
the subdudes

Yerba Buena

3 Inches of Blood

Nouvelle Vague

Vashti Bunyan
Dengue Fever

Update (6/6): Just added…

Update (7/9): Just added…


Where else can you find…

West, , A Tribe Called Quest, Yellowcard, , Hawthorne Heights Plus the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rat City Roller , Indie Crafts, on Two Stages, and Much More, All in One Place?

Labor Day , September 2-4

While new outstanding additions to the lineup will be revealed over the weeks to come, we’ve provided a few morsels to whet your artistic appetite:

The diverse, genre-crossing 2006 musical lineup includes:

In their debut, Montreal’s Rubberbandance Group will shine in this year’s dance program at the Bagley Wright Theatre! Led by choreographer Victor Quijada, and fresh from international performances, RBDG gracefully combines world-class breakdance with contemporary classicism. ’s own Pacific Northwest Ballet will make cameo appearances, and perform an intimate sneak peek of their November world premiere, also choreographed by Quijada.

2006 Bumberbout, Flat Track Derby Invitational, co-hosted by the Rat City Roller , features seven of the best flat track roller derby teams nationwide vying for the first ever Bumberbout title and cash prizes. The bout will be held one day only at Center’s KeyArena. In addition to fine sportsmanship and unbridled energy, expect to see musical performances, madcap announcers and outlandish outfits. Don’t be surprised to see roller girls skating through the Center grounds on Saturday!

Literary Arts
Best-selling authors and the unexpected can be found in our Literary Arts program. Featured is renowned cultural critic, and rock journalist Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, Lipstick Traces and the forthcoming The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the rican Voice. Also featured is Mary Gaitskill, acclaimed author of Veronica, nominated for the National Book Award and cited by the Times as one of the ten best books of 2005.

and the rican Poster Institute are eager to present 9-featuring the best and most innovative underground poster artists and their unique work. Thoroughly embodying the spirit of , unites powerful visual design with the creativity and passion of indie rock.

This riotously popular program of national and regional comedians expands to two stages in order to satisfy festival-goers’ voracious appetite for humor! has created new space for those ever sarcastic yet entertaining perspectives on political and social issues of the day, as well as the silly and ridiculous.

For the first time ever, the renowned International Film , the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, will curate ’s 1 Reel Film . The 1 Reel Film features live-action, animated, experimental, and documentary films, music videos, and shorts from regional, national, and international filmmakers. Whether a film aficionado or simply curious, there is something for everyone!

Visual Arts
The Northwest Rooms at Center will house innovative exhibits and hands-on activities incorporating arts of various media, many of which will address the theme of “High Tech vs. Home Ec.” These works will explore the intersection of nology-based art and its overlap with the recent surge in the DIY craft movement.

has undergone a vendor makeover! The result is the new and unconventional Indie Market. The Indie Market features independent artists, designers, crafters and retailers who, through the rising DIY movement, have redefined the traditional craft fair. Working in conjunction with Urban Craft Uprising and I Rummage, will gather local and national creatives, fashionistas, and tastemakers to showcase their DIY goods, from duct tape wallets to vinyl record hand bags, making the Indie Market one of the most dynamic additions to the 2006 .

Three days of exceptional regional theater programming, curated by Theatre Puget Sound (TPS), will be presented at the Center House. TPS nurtures a healthy and vibrant theatre community, while striving to develop strong ties among the region’s theatre professionals, and aims to raise visibility of this region’s theatre scene at the local, national, and international levels.