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Umphrey's McGee Will Offer Free Live Stream Of Chucktown Ball September 22, 2016 21:26

Photos by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen

Umphrey's McGee and TourGigs have teamed up with Qello Concerts to offer a free live stream of this weekend's Chucktown Ball at North Charleston Coliseum.  The band made the formal announcement on Thursday night, much to the pleasure of the UM faithful.  Tune in at 8:00 PM EST each night and catch opening sets from Moon Taxi on Friday and The Floozies on Saturday night.  See below for the official announcement via Umphreys.com.

Watch the FREE live stream of Umphrey’s 2nd Annual Chucktown Ball, powered by TourGigs! If you can’t make it to South Carolina, just kick back and watch from your couch or on-the-go through Qello Concerts.

Steam link: http://qello.com/vip/chucktown-ball

Friday, September 23
with special guests Moon Taxi
Stream starts around 8:00pm ET (approx.)

Saturday, September 24
with special guests The Floozies
Stream starts around 8:00pm ET (approx.)


Umphrey's McGee's 'Chucktown Ball' Moving To North Charleston Coliseum September 21, 2016 14:36

Photos by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen

In the midst of preparation for the second annual Chucktown Ball, progressive jam rockers Umphrey's McGee has been forced to move this weekend's two-day event from Riverfront Park to North Charleston Coliseum due to recent heavy rains and water-logged grounds at Riverfront Park.  The band made the official announcement on Wednesday via Facebook and issued a full statement via Umphreys.com, which can be read below.  While this comes as disappointing news to many, rest assured that Umphrey's will adjust and rage properly, as they always do.

"The recent heavy rains experienced in the Charleston area have water-logged the grounds of Riverfront Park. With more rain in the forecast over the course of the next few days, conditions are likely to worsen. Thus, we will be unable to safely and expediently build the festival site as planned. With this in mind, Chucktown Ball is being moved to the North Charleston Coliseum. We take our fans’ safety very seriously and want to provide you with the best experience possible. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new venue and all bands will still perform as planned, with the exception of Dangermuffin, who are no longer available to participate. We intend to take the vision of Chucktown Ball and deliver an amazing experience alongside the accommodating staff of the the North Charleston Coliseum, who are thrilled to now be hosting our event. We hope you are ready for some arena rock!

The updated show times are as follows:

Friday September 23th
Doors – 5:45 pm
Dead 27s – 6:45 pm
Moon Taxi – 8:00 pm
Umphrey’s McGee (2 sets) – 9:30 pm thru 12:45 am

Saturday September 24th
Doors – 5:45 pm
The Hip Abduction – 6:45 pm
The Floozies – 8:00 pm
Umphrey’s McGee (2 sets) – 9:30 pm thru 12:45 am

The Chucktown Ball remains an All Ages event, and kids 6 and under are free.  The North Charleston Coliseum is located at 5001 Coliseum Drive. If you take a taxi or uber, have your driver drop you at the south entrance off of West Montague Ave in front of the box office. Parking will be $5.00.

If you purchased a umVIP package, all package amenities will still be delivered as planned. Stay tuned for some correspondence from our umVIP team on updated details.

 


Umphrey's McGee Announces 2nd Annual Chucktown Ball in Charleston May 09, 2016 14:30

Photo by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen

Press Release via Umphreys.com

Umphrey’s McGee will return to Charleston, South Carolina on September 23rd and 24th for the second iteration of Chucktown Ball at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. As some members of UM now call the Charleston area home, the Chucktown Ball is rapidly evolving into a unique Umphrey’s celebration. Riverfront Park is situated on the beautiful banks of the Cooper River, surrounded by graceful oak trees; this picturesque outdoor setting will be the backdrop for a two-day full blown Umphrey’s McGee event. Each night, two sets of UM will be preceded by very special guests: Moon Taxi and Dead 27s on Friday September 23rd; and The Floozies, Dangermuffin, and The Hip Abduction on Saturday September 24th. UM will also feature local food, libations, and vending, along with a umVIP elevated concert experience and umVIP travel packages.

For those of you interested in upgrading your Chucktown Ball experience, UM offers travel and umVIP offerings that will rock your socks off. Packages include tickets to each show, a umVIP lounge with discounted bar pricing, preferred viewing in front of the stage, a separate umVIP entrance, a pre-show BBQ on Saturday with an open cocktail hour, MP3 downloads of all UM shows, a commemorative laminate, and a dedicated staff throughout the weekend. UM is offering you two choices for our hotel packages to best suit your needs, both located in historic downtown Charleston. The brand new Dewberry Hotel and the Hyatt Place are both walking distance from Charleston’s many phenomenal restaurants and nightlife. UM will also offer transportation from your hotel to the venue.

Watch an interview with Ryan Stasik from last year's Chucktown Ball here:

Pre-sale and umVIP on-sale will begin on Tuesday, May 10, at 12:00 pm ET. During pre-sale, we will offer a limited amount of deeply discounted two-day early-bird tickets for $55.00. Snag these while supplies last. Public on-sale begins Thursday, May 12, at 12:00 pm ET.

Early bird two-day GA passes are $55.00, regular two-day GA passes are $75.00, single-day GA tickets are $45.00, umVIP only two-day packages are $359.00, umVIP Friday only are $169.00, and umVIP Saturday only are $199.00.

Chucktown Ball will contribute a portion of proceeds to the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, to aide in the incredible work they do for South Carolina families.

Watch Umphrey's McGee perform "Ringo" at last year's Chucktown Ball here: