As the summer festival season comes to a close, Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival gears up for an incredible sixth year. Held at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, Bear Creek is steeped in the tradition of funk music and the exceptional lineup reflects the eclectic nature of the scene. The lineup – which already features Umphrey's McGee, Lotus, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The New Mastersounds, Zach Deputy, George Porter Jr.
Festivals are always welcome in the NYC area that don't involve traveling to New Jersey (All Points West), electronic dance music (Electric Zoo) or taking a crowded ferry (Governors Ball, HARD Fest, Rock The Bells). So, it's a shame that NYC was not as receptive to the inaugural year of Catalpa, which was held in the convenient location of Randall's Island.
Umphrey's McGee is thrilled to announce the details of their New Year's Eve run in Atlanta, including VIP enhanced-experience packages, alongside dates for the second leg of fall tour.Bright Light Social Hour joins UM as support on our "first-ever 12/28" as well as a smattering of dates in October and November. The Austin foursome has been generating buzz with their southern-rock-dance-party sound and we're pumped to have them on board.
Umphrey's McGee Summer tour kicks off tomorrow! They're keeping it short and sweet this summer with a handful of shows down the east coast and Midwest. Be sure to join UM on July 6th at the beautiful Harmony Park on Lake Geneva for the first annual Weekend and Harmony with our good friends Yonder Mountain String Band. Get your tickets now.
In the interest of continuing to deliver our fans the most unique, entertaining and engaging experiences around, the preparation for sUMmer school rolls on. sUMmer school is an intimate five day music camp nestled in the Catskill Mountains that will dive head first into all things Umphrey’s McGee. And we want you to join us!
I have a problem. It’s not a joke. I am addicted to music. I have been a victim to this addiction since 1987, maybe earlier. That was my first live music experience. My addiction to music has affected me adversely in the following ways: uncontrollable smiles, a feeling of connection to everyone around me, and a sense of synchronicity with harmony and syncopation within my everyday surroundings.
After many years of waiting the Bonnaroo Music Festival was within reach. The line of cars that snaked down the shoulder of the highway was all that stood between me and a weekend of amazing music. At the security checkpoint we were reminded that glass was prohibited while two gentlemen lightly searched our belongings. We were in.
What has become an annual winter pilgrimage to Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium for progressive rock stalwarts Umphrey's McGee should now be considered a must-see event for area music fans. Judging by the variety of ages, fashions, and general enthusiasm shown by those in attendance, coupled with the fact that the performance sold out weeks in advance, it would appear that word has already gotten out.