Chicago prog/jam stalwarts Umphrey’s McGee will make a few stops in the Empire State this June on their 2021 Summer and Fall Tour. Apple Valley Park in Lafayette will host the group on Friday, June 25th and Saturday, June 26th, while Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock will have a special one night show on Sunday, June 27th.
Later this year, they’ll make a two-night stop at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, bringing with them their unique fan-engagement experience, UMBowl.
The music of Umphrey’s McGee unfolds like an unpredictable conversation between longtime friends. Its six participants — Brendan Bayliss [guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [keyboards, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [percussion], Kris Myers [drums, vocals], and Ryan Stasik [bass] — know just how to communicate with each other on stage and in the studio. A call of progressive guitar wizardry might elicit a response of soft acoustic balladry, or a funk groove could be answered by explosive percussion. At any moment, heavy guitars can give way to heavier blues as the boys uncover the elusive nexus between jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity and airtight song craft, making it well worth checking out Umphrey’s Mcgee on their 2021 Summer Tour.
Like previous events at Apple Valley Park, events will be socially distanced, with fans being able to purchase tickets in roped-off PODS for parties of 2, 4 or 6. In an effort to create a safe experience for guests, a carefully throughout site plan has been developed allowing for temperature screenings and surveys to be conducted upon entering the event grounds. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, all PODS are spaced a minimum of six feet apart. A variety of food and beverage options will be available for purchase. Site map and FAQ for the venue can be found here.
Tickets for Apple Valley go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 21st at 12pm at applevalleypark.com
At Levon Helm Studios, proof of completion of a full COVID-19 vaccination (+2 weeks) is required for entry, and masks are required. The gates will open at 6:30pm on Sunday, June 27, with doors at 7:30pm and show at 8:00pm. Reserved Seating tickets are $100 and standing room are $75 each.
Umphrey’s McGee Summer-Fall Tour
June 18-20 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
June 25-26 – Apple Valley Park – Lafayette, NY
June 27 – Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, NY
June 29-30 – Showtime At The Drive-In – Frederick, MD
July 1-4 – The Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PA
July 9-10 – The Caverns Outdoor Amphitheater – Pelham, TN
July 23-24 – Northlands – Swanzey, NH
Aug. 5 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC
Aug. 6-7 – Beech Mountain Summer Series – Beech Mountain, NC
Aug. 8 – Avondale Brewing Company – Birmingham, AL
Aug. 13 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
Aug. 14 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 15 – Lauridsen Amphitheater At Water Works Park – Des Moine, IA
Aug. 19-22 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
Sept. 2 – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA
Sept. 3 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Sept. 4 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 5 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Sept. 9 – Stubbs Bar-B-Q Outdoors – Austin, TX
Sept. 10 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Sept. 11 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Sept. 12 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Sept. 16-17 – Resonance Music And Arts Festival – Masontown, WV
Sept. 18 – TCU Amphitheater At White River State Park – Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 8-9 – UMBowl At The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
Nov. 12-13 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Nov. 14 – Morris Performing Arts Center – South Bend, IN
Nov. 18-19 – The National – Richmond, VA
Nov. 20 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA