The Hip-Hop 101 show featuring Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and Dilated Peoples takes the stage on opening night. Other Bumbershoot highlights include an all-electronica venue, The Electro-Deck, and the BumberClub, which will showcase indie rock at EMP’s Sky Church.

Among the hundreds of musicians performing will be The Black Crowes, Me’Shell NdegeOcello, Ween, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Loretta Lynn, Rufus Wainwright, Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band, Rev. Horton Heat, David Lee Roth, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Cat Power, Low, and the package with Ratdog, Rusted Root, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.

Entertainers from all over the world, including Africa, Great Britain, China, Russia, Israel, Iran, and Canada, will perform on more than 20 festival stages and in participating venues during in the you were wondering, a bumbershoot is an umbrella, and since we’re talking about Seattle, it’s always a good idea to hand one on hand.