It is with great regret that we deliver the news that our upcoming concert at Fort Clinch State Park has been cancelled by the park administration. The production and logistics plans put in place were deemed potentially detrimental to the historic landmark by Fort Clinch and city officials. The overall safety of the fans, band and crew members, and the Fort itself were all factors considered when making this difficult decision.
That said, we are excited to announce that we have secured an alternate location in Northern Florida to deliver you a new, unique music-filled weekend as promised. The Fort lineup will move locations to the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre in Saint Augustine, Florida, on Friday April 10th and Saturday April 11th as originally planned. Each night will feature an extended Lettuce set followed by two sets of Umphrey’s McGee. While a derivation from our original plan, the beautiful location is nestled amongst the natural trails of Anastasia State Park in the historic beachside town of Saint Augustine. The amphitheater parking lots will open at 3:00 pm on Friday and 2:00 pm on Saturday (tailgating encouraged), and will feature pre-show live music, local food trucks, and an overall festive vibe.
Tickets purchased for The Fort will be honored at the new location and will now include an event poster from master illustratorDavid Welker (Phish, The Black Keys, Widespread Panic) as well as audio downloads for both Umphrey’s shows and Lettuce sets.
umVIP packages will also be transferable to the new event. umVIP purchasers can expect all the same amenities including a private VIP viewing deck with private bar, bathrooms, pre-show food, live video concert feed, and more.
As planned, we will be able to accommodate all current campers in a primitive camping area adjacent to the venue; no new camping will be available. Additionally, we are finding a new home for both late night performances (Omega Moos on 04.11, and the Band formerly known as the Fort Clinch All-Stars on 04.12); both will proceed as planned. All late night tickets will be honored. There will be a very limited release of additional late night tickets once we finalize the new venue details.
For those not interested in this new adventure, full refunds for both general admission and umVIP will be available beginning Thursday, April 2nd. Details will be emailed to purchasers directly.
This change of location does allow us to offer more music than previously scheduled, with entertainment on a second stage in the parking lot, and more music from both Lettuce and Umphrey’s McGee. The new venue will also allow for added capacity so we are pleased to offer additional tickets for the weekend. Tickets will go on sale on Monday at 12:00 pm ET. Single day tickets will be $49.50, two-day tickets $99.00. New ticket purchases will not include the show poster and downloads we will be offering to current The Fort ticket holders.
Umphrey’s McGee prides itself on pushing the envelope and creating new and exciting events to share with our fans. We hope everyone understands we did everything we possibly could to see this through fruition and are truly sorry for any hassles caused by this change of plans. We hope you will join us in Saint Augustine at this remarkable venue as we take some Florida lemons and make lemonade.