It was announced earlier this year that New Rising Sun—a coalition of Seattle-based arts, entertainment, and cultural leaders—would become a new production partner for the Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival.

The producers have expressed interest in leasing the retail space in downtown Seattle previously occupied by Bed Bath & Beyond, which closed in 2018. The 66,000 square foot space spans two levels and is located between Third and Fourth Avenue, along Virginia Street.

As part of their proposal, New Rising Sun reimagined Bumbershoot as “a year-round, community and nationally engaged arts and music events brand realigning the festival with Seattle’s current identity, growth and direction.” Plans also include providing underserved communities with year-round mentorships, shadow roles, and business learning opportunities.

Bumbershoot is held Labor Day Weekend at Seattle Center.

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