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, 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.