Allen Stone to play Bumbershoot announcement ‘Prom Night’ parties May 2 & 3

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The lineup for the 43rd annual Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival will be revealed in a rather unconventional — and formal — manner  on May 2 and 3 at the Crocodile during a pair of  “Prom Night” parties headlined by Allen Stone.

Festivals have become very trendy as of late and by my count there will be at least 12 music fests happening in the greater Seattle area this year between Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Having a special event to announce a lineup is not only a way for a festival to distinguish itself in a very crowded festival field but also a way for festival organizers to squeeze a little bit of cash out of the festival’s brand name.

The above photo announcing the “Prom Night” shows was posted on Allen Stone’s Facebook page with the below message

Ever wish you could go back and re-do your awkward high school prom experience? Now’s your chance! May 2nd and 3rd, me and the fellas will be playing the official 2013 lineup announcement parties for Bumbershoot – 2 prom-themed extravaganzas! Dress yourself up, shine your shoes, and grab a date. It’s time to bust out some moves on the dance floor!

The cost is $50 per couple (no word on whether you’ll be able to attend this prom stag) and apparently proper attire is required, so if you’re interested in attending be prepared to fork over the dough and dress real spiffy.

UPDATE: A press release was just issued announcing the event. According to the press release, there will be a best-dressed contest and a prom king and queen for each night. The prom kings and queens will be awarded three-day platinum VIP passes  to Bumbershoot.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.