7 Hidden Gems at Bumbershoot 2016, September 2-4

Posted on August 29, 2016, 11:36 am
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With the end of summer comes the end of festival season, and this season is going out with a melodic bang. On Friday, September 2-4, Bumbershoot 2016 at Seattle Center will be bursting with live music, comedy, dance performances and more.

Bumbershoot has a stacked lineup, so to help navigate the weekend, check out a few of these rising artists while we all await Death Cab for Cutie.


Donna Missal

This up-and-coming vocalist is a must see this weekend. Donna Missal hit the ground running with her debut single “Keep Lying,” demanding recognition as a soulful powerhouse. Her sultry croon, alternated with a captivating rocker howl showcase her range and ability to build a bridge between rock and R&B.

When: Saturday, 4:30pm

Where: Starbucks Stage

Lewis Del Mar

Lewis Del Mar is the product of lifelong friends, Danny Miller and Max Harwood. The duo’s experiments combining folk and pop have resulted in a fresh mix of acoustic and electronic sounds overlaid by bold vocals. Their set is sure to win over the Bumbershoot crowd this weekend.

When: Friday, 4:30pm

Where: Memorial Stadium

Bishop Briggs

After the release of her single “River,” Bishop Briggs is setting herself up to be a breakout star of 2016. An electrifying vocalist and captivating performer, Briggs is yet another talent who will take this weekend by storm.

When: Sunday, 5:10pm

Where: Starbucks Stage

Bob Moses

Vancouver, Canada natives Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, a.k.a Bob Moses have discovered the sweet spot that lies between live performance and electronica. Placed over subtle, rhythmic beats, Howie’s smoldering voice is melancholy yet mesmerizing. The duo undoubtedly has a sway-inducing set in store for Friday.

When: Friday, 4:30pm

Where: Fisher Green

Manatee Commune

Grant Eadie, performing under the stage name Manatee Commune, redefines what it means to be a chillwave artist with his incorporation of guitar and viola. A rising star from the Pacific Northwest, this young producer and composer will perform twice during Bumbershoot. On Saturday, KEXP will host Eadie and various other local artists throughout the weekend (check out their schedule here). Eadie will return on Sunday to perform at Key Arena.

When: Saturday, 4:10pm & Sunday, 4:30pm

Where: KEXP & Key Arena

Desi Valentine

London singer-songwriter Desi Valentine is a budding star in the world of soul. His sound and presence carries an irresistible, retro charm. Valentine is a unique voice in this year’s lineup, and a much welcome one at that.

When: Saturday, 3:30pm

Where: Starbucks Stage

Maiah Manser

Local songstress Maiah Manser walks the line between ethereal and vibrant, a quality that has launched her to being a northwest favorite. Her distinctive voice has brought a refreshing level of soul to the Seattle music scene. She is definitely one to watch, both this weekend and throughout her career. Check out our 2014 interview with Maiah Manser.

When: Sunday, 4:20pm

Where: Starbucks Stage

 Bumbershoot 2016

When: Friday, September 2-4

Where: Seattle Center (305 Harrison St)

Passes are available online starting at $129

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