Lost amid all the hubbub of MusicFest Northwest I failed to write about the great day of music I experienced at Bumbershoot on Labor Day. It’s been more than a week since I attended the Seattle arts and music festival, but I figured I’d recap it anyway.
Bumbershoot is a weird creature. The headliners this year were Ray LaMontagne, Wiz Khalifa, and Hall and Oates. No disrespect to those three artists or their fans but they should not headline a mid-to-major music festival in 2011.
Once I looked past Hall and Oates on Monday’s lineup I saw a schedule featuring an intriguing blend of hip-hop, soul, and rock, and established and rising stars. For the most part, the acts I saw delivered on their promise.
Below is a rundown of the shows I experienced on Labor Day at Bumbershoot in Seattle.