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Renee McMahon
Sharon Jones at Sasquatch! 2010.
First there was Tony Bennett, then they added Gotye, and now Bumbershoot has added Sharon Jones & the

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Bumbershoot Adds Sharon Jones and Heavy Metal. If You're a Local Musician Under the Age of 25, You Could Be Next

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Renee McMahon
Sharon Jones at Sasquatch! 2010.
First there was Tony Bennett, then they added Gotye, and now Bumbershoot has added Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings to the lineup of the festival, which goes down at the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend. Other new additions include Best Coast, Missy Higgins, and a heavy metal showcase co-curated by El Corazon's Dana Sims, featuring Eyehategod, Prong, Black Breath, and The Spittin' Cobras.

Bumbershoot's also rolling out a new contest for local emerging talent competition called Opportunity Rocks, that will score one local band a gig at Bumbershoot and the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival on July 4. To enter, send a video of your band to One Reel -- the festival organizers -- by Monday. A team of judges will whittle the entrants down to a group of semi-finalists, and the public will vote for the winner on the contest's web site.

Good luck!

 
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