Follow us to Bumbershoot

September 1, 2009

By Staff

Get ready to rock Labor Day weekend. Follow The Issaquah Press to Bumbershoot, the three-day music and arts festival at Seattle Center. Issaquah indie rockers Modest Mouse will close the festival Sept. 7.In the meantime, the event will play host to the chart-topping Black Eyed Peas, crooner Jason Mraz, the tart-tongued Katy Perry and dozens of other bands, comedians and writers. The lineup includes personalities as diverse as foul-mouthed comedian David Cross to “The Outsiders” author S.E. Hinton.

Join reporters Tim Pfarr and Warren Kagarise as they cover all three days of the festival, live via Twitter. Join them @timpfarr and @wkagarise as they go behind the scenes, experience performances and the Bumbershoot Music Lounge — a space for exclusive artist performances and interviews.

Look for musings, photos and other snippets as the reporters roam the festival grounds in the shadow of the Space Needle.

Check out our main Twitter account @issaquahpress for dispatches from Bumbershoot, too. Throughout the weekend, steer your browser to our Web site — — for details about Bumbershoot artists and performances.

Issaquah folks who have Bumbershoot tix: Talk to us. Send us a tweet @issaquahpress or e-mail Tell us what you’re looking forward to about Bumbershoot and, as the festival unfolds, send us your observations from the grounds.

Modest Mouse will perform at Bumbershoot on the heels of “King Rat” — a new video directed by late actor Heath Ledger — and a new EP, “No One’s First, And You’re Next.” The animated, Ledger-directed video aims to raise awareness about illegal whaling.

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