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    Umphrey’s McGee to host Woodlands Festival Charleston SC

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    Umphrey’s McGee Announce Inaugural Woodlands Festival November 8 & 9 2019, Charleston SC

    Prolific rockers Umphrey’s McGee are proud to announce The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival , a brand new event happening in Charleston, SC , on November 8-9. In addition to two nights—four sets total—of Umphrey’s McGee, The Woodlands lineup includes Big Something, CBDB, Empire Strikes Brass, Heather Gillis Band, Manic Focus, Runaway Gin, Spafford, Sunsquabi, The Movement, the NEWDEAL, Voodoo Visionary, and Zach Deputy, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. Early-bird GA and early-bird VIP tickets to The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival are on sale now. Public sale begins Friday, August 23 at 11am ET. 

    Umphrey’s clearly love Charleston as this video from April 2019 will attest:

    From the video channel of Fred Ramadan

    Taking place in the picturesque Charleston Woodlands, a 6000-acre private nature reserve, The Woodlands reaches beyond your typical weekend music festival, offering festival-goers the opportunity to rent a kayak to fish on two stocked lakes, go for a hike on miles of wooded trails, or hop on a stand-up paddle board and enjoy a view of both stages from out on the water, and if being lazy is the desired activity, Eagles Nest Outfitters will be on hand, providing a plethora of hammock options for fans to lounge. “Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to call Charleston our 2nd home ever since Ryan Stasik, our bassist, & I moved here in 2013,” says the band’s longtime manager, Vince Iwinski. “We have actively been looking for a good home for an Umphrey’s anchored festival and when I first stepped foot on the grounds of Charleston Woodlands, I knew we had found it. This festival will offer the perfect combination of aesthetics; incredible natural beauty and top-notch rock show production.” Stasik, a Charleston resident since 2012, says of his hometown, “Every time we step on stage in Charleston, there’s a strong energy in the air. Seeing family and all the CHS fans out there is truly special, we look forward to taking it to the next level this November.”

    What would a Charleston festival be without creative, delicious, Lowcountry food? The Woodlands Festival is proud to partner with some of Charleston’s finest culinary curators to offer vast food options, from local food trucks and neighborhood restaurants, offering fans from around the country a taste of Charleston. The Woodlands has also partnered with the Charleston Arts Festival to offer a creative spin on the festival experience. Charleston Arts Festival strives to highlight the best and the brightest of “all things creative” in Charleston and the Lowcountry in the diverse disciplines of visual art, dance, music, comedy, culinary, film, and drama. In addition to curating a world-class musical lineup, The Woodlands will most certainly showcase the best of everything Charleston has to offer—nature, food, art, music, and more. 

    Fans who decide to roll in style with a VIP ticket will receive a two-day festival ticket, access to VIP lounge and designated viewing areas, VIP indoor bathrooms, all-day complimentary refreshments, discounted beverages at VIP bars, exclusive merchandise items, and access to a VIP happy hour.

    Ticket Pricing:
    Early-bird 2-day GA tickets – $89
    Early-bird 2-day VIP tickets – $229
    Advance 2-day tickets – $99
    Advance 2-day VIP tickets – $249
    Day of 2-day GA tickets – $109
    Day of 2-day VIP tickets – $269

    Camping:
    Car Camping Ticket (up to four people, 1 vehicle) – $155
    Premium Campsite (up to 2 people, 1 vehicle) – $495RV Campsite with Electric Hookup – (1 vehicle, 1 RV) – $445RV Campsite Non-Hookup – (1 vehicle, 1 RV) – $295
    *Camping requires a separate add on ticket

    More About Umphrey’s McGee:
    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 songcraft. 

    With over 2,400 gigs and 5 million tracks sold, the band, now in their 21st year, have enjoyed countless milestones and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. They became the first group to launch its own single-artist streaming service with UMLive.net, which houses recordings of every gig since 2005. They recorded ten tracks in one day at Abbey Road for The London Session in 2015. 2016’s studio mash-up album, ZONKEY, smashed the strangest of bedfellows into a critically acclaimed collection that unites Radiohead and Beck, Talking Heads and Bob Marley, Metallica and Gorillaz, and more. 2018 saw the release of it’s not us and it’s you , the band’s eleventh and twelfth full-length studio albums, on their own Nothing Too Fancy Music label.

    More About Charleston Woodlands:
    Charleston Woodlands is a vast 6000-acre nature reserve including 11 lakes, a black swamp, and an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife. Situated just outside of Charleston, the privately owned property is one of the largest privately protected reserves in the area. Charleston Woodlands is passionate about making the natural beauty and immersive outdoor experiences unique for its visitors in a way that honors the property by enriching both the land and those who experience it. We strive to accomplish this goal by pursuing best practices for the environment while establishing systems that make Charleston Woodlands financially sustainable. Through camping opportunities, weddings, public & private events, and an array of recreational activities, Charleston Woodlands is a place meant to inspire and evoke a deep sense of enjoyment for the natural outdoors.