unnamed (21)What’s so great about Seattle? That’s what the Internet’s premier destination for obsessive pop-culture commentary, The A.V. Club, hopes to find out at the city’s annual Bumbershoot festival.

Hosted by A.V. Club staffers Joshua Alston, Marah Eakin, Katie Rife, and Kyle Ryan, ‘A.V. Club Live’ will identify the quintessential piece of Seattle pop culture that belongs in The A.V. Club’s Pop-Culture Time Capsule, and will also feature audience game show, ‘The A.V. Club Match Game’, as well as a few special guests and surprises.

The session will be part of Bumbershoot’s ‘Words and Ideas’ programming, which features “conversations, performances, and readings that explore the points where pop-culture, new media, literature, theories, and trends intersect and explode,” according to the festival’s website.

Part talk show, part game show, ‘A.V. Club Live’ will take place Saturday, September 5, at 3:30 p.m. PST at the Charlotte Martin Theater.

A variety of ticket packages are still available. For more information, visit Bumbershoot.com.

Part of the Onion Inc. media empire, The A.V. Club is an entertainment website for pop-culture obsessives, by pop-culture obsessives. Publishing since 1993 when it launched as The Onion’s sister site, The A.V. Club is one of the Internet’s longest-running pop-culture destinations. Featuring the smartest, savviest news, reviews, interviews, and features seven days a week, there’s a reason Wired called The A.V. Club “where smart kids go to get their media news and analysis.”


About Onion Inc.

Onion Inc. is a Chicago-based digital media company composed of America’s Finest News Source, The Onion; pop-culture sister publication, The A.V. Club; internet culture satire website, ClickHole; and creative agency, Onion Labs. Founded in 1988, The Onion has become America’s most recognizable and prominent source of satirical comedy, with daily coverage of politics, technology, sports, business, entertainment and more. The Onion, The A.V. Club and ClickHole combine to receive an average of 30 million monthly visitors to their web sites and account for more than 5 million Facebook fans, 8 million Twitter followers, and 800,000 YouTube subscribers.

About Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot was established in 1971 as a city festival and has grown into one of America’s most respected annual celebrations of art and culture. It continually leverages the best of Seattle’s art scenes, showcasing the rich and diverse talent of the Pacific Northwest alongside national and international acts. Bumbershoot’s diverse programming includes live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, children’s programming and more.