Planning for a full season of music at the zoo and beyond.

Recently there have been plenty of roster unveilings for exciting events ranging from the Seattle International Film Festival (taking place May 18 to June 11, tickets on sale now) to Timber! Outdoor Music Festival (which returns July 12 through 14). Earlier this week, Bumbershoot also revealed its anticipated lineup; 3-day passes go on sale Friday, May 4, at noon.

Music (and then some) at this year’s festival.

This year Bumbershoot goers lucked out with “perfect 10” weather that brought soaring temps and bluebird skies. And although many around town—especially of the “old-school Seattle” contingency—grumbled about the festival’s escalating ticket prices, those gathered at Seattle Center this past Labor Day weekend seemed to be having a mighty fine time.

Taking place over Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd, the 47th annual Bumbershoot will feature an eclectic list of performers including headliners Flume, Lorde, and Seattle natives ODESZA, among many others. We’ve included some music videos of some lesser known artists we dig. There is also plenty of comedy, art, and food to enjoy at this summertime celebration of music and arts. 

The latest tips to help you savor the season’s sweet sounds.

It’s no secret that Seattle’s expanding population has also increased sold-out shows throughout this music-loving town. Especially in summertime, tickets sell like hotcakes to cool venues featuring even cooler performers—from talents on the cusp to already-established legends. We’ve gathered a few helpful hints for scheduling a season full of delicious tunes.

GRAMMY nominated producer ZHU has been headlining his ‘Neon City’ tour this spring beginning with Coachella two weeks ago and playing to a sold out Seattle crowd last night. Touring with fellow Mind of a Genius act Gallant, the vibe at the show was the perfect mix of chill, dance party, and energy. The instrumentals were absolute fire set to a unique feature-length film and captivating light show. The futuristic Neon City stages adds another dimension to the sonic and visual production.