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June 16, 2023 69 mins

After a brief three-year absence, Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival is making its grand return for its 50th Anniversary. Taking place Sept 2 and 3 in Seattle, this unique Arts-forward music festival celebrates inclusivity and community, and we've got festival organizers Steven Severin and James Miles to talk to us about the focus and determination it takes to present an event on such a grand scale. An esteemed local venue owner, Steven is the Co-President of festival producer New Rising Sun and James, aka Fresh Professor -- a career educator with a novel approach -- is the Executive Director of Third Stone, the non-profit arts and education arm of Bumbershoot. This dynamic duo have set forth to bring a decidedly local flavor to a festival that also features major musical acts this year such as Sleater-Kinney, Sunny Day Real Estate, Brittany Howard, The Revivalists, Durand Jones and Fatboy Slim, among others. "Celebrating what it means to be an artist," Steve and James talk about how important it is to not only entertain the audience, but to support the community and make music and the arts not only accessible to all, but how to embed the concept of inclusivity into a long-standing community-based festival. It's a wonderful new era for Bumbershoot and we are here for it. So join us for this special episode and learn more about this impressive and exciting festival as we venture into the Great Northwest for the 50th Anniversary edition of the Bumbershoot Arts & Music Festival. It's gonna be a great ride!!

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