Bumbershoot is about music, of course, but it's also about every other kind of performance you can imagine, from dance and comedy to film and literary and visual arts. And, if you're a kid, it's also about face painting, arts and crafts, learning about clay animation, science and doing the limbo.

"Overall, there's so much to do that would satisfy people of almost every age," senior programming manager Bob Redmond said. "We tend not to say, 'This is appropriate for 10-year-olds or for 15-year-olds.' It's just such a grand spectacle. There are only a couple of things that are actually adult specific." [SeattlePi]

Beck, !!!, Neko Case, Human Giant (the comedy part), The Black Keys, Superchunk, The Walkmen, Death Cab, John Vanderslice, Final Fantasy, Dan Deacon and many more artists are playing the three day Bumbershoot festival this labor day weekend in Seattle. A list of all the musicians playing is also listed below.....

Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Death Cab For Cutie, T.I., The Offspring, Keyshia Cole, Lucinda Williams, Paramore, Neko Case, Band of Horses, The Black Keys, Superchunk, Nada Surf, Ingrid Michaelson, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Jakob Dylan, !!!, Mike Doughty, Old 97's, Xavier Rudd, Anti-Flag, Minus the Bear, M. Ward, Kathleen Edwards, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Man Man, Joe Bonamassa, Saul Williams, Brother Ali, Battles, Aiden, The Walkmen, The Saturday Knights, Estelle, Unearth, Tapes 'n Tapes, The Weakerthans, Sons and Daughters, Asylum Street Spankers, Dan Deacon, Two Gallants, Blitzen Trapper, Sondre Lerche, Bedouin Soundclash, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Tim Finn, Cheb I Sabbah & 1002 Nights featuring Riffat Sultana, Dale Watson, The Whigs, John Vanderslice, Flobots, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Final Fantasy, The Fall of Troy, Orgone, Langhorne Slim & The War Eagles, Forro in the Dark, These Arms Are Snakes, The Blakes, Sweet Water, Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, Pacifika, Arthur & Yu, Darondo & Nino Moschella, Vicci Martinez, Ian Moore, Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands, Barcelona, Kinski, Throw Me The Statue, J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, Tyrone Wells, Howlin Rain, Monotonix, Black Eyes & Neckties, The Shackeltons, West Indian Girl, Star Anna, Tiptons Sax Quartet, Mono in VCF, Ravens & Chimes, Hadley Caliman Quintet featuring Thomas Marriott, Grynch, Thee Emergency, Vince Mira, Manooghi Hi, Feral Children, Speaker Speaker, The Hands, The Physics, The Tripwires, Joshua Morrison, Sage, Grieves, Matt Jorgensen +451, PWRFL Power, Head Like a Kite, Choklate, Das Vibenbass, Velella Velella, The Valley, The Maldives, Shim, Shane Tutmarc & The Traveling Mercies, Mariee Sioux, The Lonely H, The Girls, The Round (featuring Damien Jurado, Jen Wood, Buddy Wakefield and others), Nick Vigarino, The Staxx Brothers, Lushy, New Faces, School of Rock: Northwest All-Stars, Jazz Northwest: WSU Faculty Ensemble, Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden, Beehive, Ashleigh Flynn, X Levitation Cult