Category: Benefit Concerts

Umphrey’s McGee 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rockway

Blue Ridge Rockway 2017

From Umphrey’s McGee

“Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to return to Asheville, North Carolina for the 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rockway, expanding into a three-night event. This year will feature two nights at the Exploreasheville.com Arena with special guests Greensky Bluegrass on Friday, February 17th & Saturday, February 18th, along with an intimate night at the famed Orange Peel on Sunday, February 19th. That’s right folks, two nights of um-rena rock and a special club show to round out a three-night Asheville takeover.”

“Team umVIP will also pave the way for you to cruise the Rockway in style. We have secured a private umVIP lounge area located in the arena’s club suites, complete with stellar viewing area, flat screens displaying the show, a private cash bar, and snacks. The lounge will also host a private umVIP meet and greet an hour before doors on Saturday, February 18th. Packages also include tickets to all three nights, a private viewing section on the floor, early entry, signed limited edition event poster, exclusive merch item, commemorative laminate, mp3 downloads of both shows, and a dedicated staff member throughout the weekend.”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook


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Christmas Jam 2016 with Gov’t Mule, Bob Weir, Michael McDonald & More

Christmas Jam 2016

Warren Haynes Presents the 28th Annual Christmas Jam

“Guitarist Warren Haynes will host the 28th annual Christmas Jam on December 10 at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. The concert once again benefits Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity.

The lineup includes Warren Haynes and his band Gov’t Mule as well as Bob Weir, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson & Alison Krauss and The Last Waltz Band featuring Haynes, McDonald, Johnson, Don Was, John Medeski, Terrence Higgins and others. Special guests on the 2016 lineup include Branford Marsalis, George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock, Marcus King, Kevn Kinney, Audley Freed, Bob Margolin and Mike Barnes.

“We are very excited for the 28th Annual Christmas Jam this Saturday, December 10 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC. While the show has been sold out for a while, we are happy to offer those of you who still want to see the show the ability to live stream the entire concert from Nugs.net. As with Christmas Jam ticket sales, proceeds form the live stream will also benefit the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.”

Watch from any computer, mobile device or on AppleTV in the nugs.tv app.

Websites & Links: XmasJam.com | Facebook | WarrenHaynes.net


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Video: Umphrey’s McGee “Reel to Real” – Watch the Trailer, Rent the Movie

From Umphrey’s McGee

“Reel to Real is an archival rock documentary about the innovative Umphrey’s McGee, diving deep into the early years by examining their inner workings through unreleased band shot camcorder footage. It reflects on UM’s days of suspended youth, racking up thousands of miles in a van and trailer without a worry in sight. But reality knocks as a founding member walks away mid tour, putting the entire venture in jeopardy. It’s a view behind the curtain, one designed not to paint a picture of what you think it’s like, but what it’s actually like to make the journey.”

Directed by Jefferson Waful
Produced & Edited by Jefferson Waful, Clayton Halsey
Created by Kevin Browning

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook


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Video ~ Announcing Umphrey’s McGee “Reel To Real” [1.1.16]

Umphrey's McGee - Reel to Real 2015

From Umphreys.com
“Umphrey’s McGee cordially invites you to join us for the debut of Reel To Real on the inaugural evening of 2016. This one-of-a-kind benefit kicks off with a hair of the dog happy hour with Team UM. After libations & sustenance, you’ll take your seats for the premiere of a Nothing Too Fancy Music retrospective. Comprised of unseen footage from the camcorder archives, join us as we take you on a visual journey into the early touring years of the band.

Upon conclusion of the ‘Reel’, we’ll pivot to the ‘Real’ and journey into the songs that have accompanied us through the years. The format will be a set of original music, with commentary on the history and circumstances surrounding the writing, recording and evolution of a slew of UM tunes.

In addition to the film and performance, the night will feature an open bar, theatre treats, raffle, and more. Partnering with our friends at Conscious Alliance, we will be raising money to feed those most in need, all while sending you home with a limited edition UM+CA event poster.

Reel to Real tickets go on sale Thursday, October 1st at Noon MT.”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook

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Announcing Brendan and Jake’s 13th Annual Holiday Show 2015 [12.12.15]

Bredan and Jake's Holiday Show 2015

From Umphreys.com
“The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, as we joyfully announce the 13th Annual Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger Acoustic Holiday Show. This holiday tradition returns to the Park West on Saturday, December 12th and will benefit The People’s Music School of Chicago. Joel Cummins will kick off the evening with a solo piano set, and both Joel and Andy Farag will join Brendan and Jake on stage throughout the evening for a traditional mix of Umphrey’s originals, covers and holiday favorites.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 16th at 10am HERE and at the Park West Box Office.”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook

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Umphrey’s McGee Announce Chucktown Ball 2015

Chucktown Ball 2015

From Umphrey’s McGee
“Umphrey’s McGee returns to Charleston, South Carolina on September 24 through 26 for the first-ever Chucktown Ball 2015, a three-night run at the Music Farm. As some members of Team UM now call Charleston home, we are excited to rock a triple the only way Umphrey’s knows how. For those of you interested in the cherry on top, umVIP has put together packages including travel options. ​To boot, the Music Farm ​is currently undergoing a face lift just in time for these special three nights​.​ Umphrey’s fans can expect better sight-lines, a new PA​, more room, updated bathrooms, and overall a better concert experience.

umVIP packages and pre-sale of discounted $80.00 three-day tickets will begin at 10:00 am ET Wednesday​,​ July 1st, with public on-sale beginning 10:00 am ET Wednesday​,​ July 8th.

To aide the continued efforts begun by Rev. Clementa Pinckney, and to further assist those effected by the recent tragedy at Mother Emmanuel Church, a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Lowcountry Ministries – the Reverend Pinckney Fund.”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook


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Webcast ~ Umphrey’s McGee Presents “Chucktown Ball” Pay-Per-View [9.24-26.15]

Chucktown Ball 2015

From TourGigs.com

“Umphrey’s McGee and TourGigs are triumphantly reuniting to bring you a Pay Per View stream of the Chucktown Ball, live from the Music Farm this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 24th – 26th. The HD multi-cam live stream kicks off at 9:00 PM ET (all 3 nights), but in case you can’t watch it live, we’ve got you covered. We will be playing a looping replay of the each night’s show for about 24 hours after it airs. Anyone who purchases the webcast can watch the replay. Each night’s webcast can be purchased a la carte for $12.99, or bundle the 3 nights together for $29.99. Don’t miss this Chucktown Ball couch tour experience!
Our streams work on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, iOS devices, Android devices, Roxwel Samsung Smart TV app and now ROKU! To watch the stream on Roku, download the ‘Roxwel’ Channel on your Roku set top box. From the Roxwel channel, you can select the stream and enter your code to watch.”

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Umphrey’s 12th Annual Acoustic Holiday Show 2014

Umphrey's Acoustic Holiday Show 2014
From Umphrey’s McGee
“Brendan and Jake are thrilled to announce their 12th Annual Acoustic Holiday Show 2014 at the Park West in Chicago on Friday, December 12th. This year’s show will benefit The Mikey Fund, which supports research of neuropsychological disorders. We feel it fitting to honor Mike’s memory in this way, and hope you will join the Umphrey’s McGee family and the Mirro family for this special evening of great music, yuletide revelry, and holiday cheer.”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook

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The Purple Hatter’s Ball Releases 2014 Dates and Initial Lineup: Beats Antique, Emancipator & More

From PurpleHattersBall.com

“Purple Hat Productions has unveiled the initial line-up for the seventh annual Purple Hatter’s Ball at the famed Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Taking place May 9 – 11, 2014, the three-day music festival honors the memory of longtime friend of SOSMP and music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman.

The 2014 event features a diverse line-up of artists including: experimental world fusion performers Beats Antique; Emancipator Ensemble, a four-piece live band that builds on Emancipator’s original trip-hop downtempo production; England’s funky four-piece The New Mastersounds; dynamic genre-bending rock band The Heavy Pets; soul-music super group The Nth Power; the conscious world-reggae of DubConscious; Space Capone’s retro disco-funk; multi-instrumentalist sisters Rising Appalachia; bass-driven live electronic trio Greenhouse Lounge, and more.

For the first time, Purple Hatter’s Ball will also offer more scheduled activities including healing and arts workshops, yoga, massage, hula hooping, painting and more, as well as a Silent Disco. Taking place during the springtime, the venue itself is a virtual playground with endless fun and activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including cabins, general store, full service restaurant, showers and water stations.
Advance tickets are currently available for $65 at www.PurpleHattersBall.com and include three days of music, primitive camping and all taxes and fees. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is also generously offering a deeply discounted cabin and golf cart rental package to Purple Hatter’s guests. Cabins are limited, so jump on this deal quickly by calling 386.364.1683. Stayed tuned for additional artist announcements.”

Websites & Links: PurpleHattersBall.com | Facebook

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Video ~ Warren Haynes Benefit Concert Vol. 4

From WarrenHaynesOfficial on YouTube
“Promotional video for the Double CD Release Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Vol 4 in stores 12/06/11 on Evil Teen Records. This was filmed in 2002 at the Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC.”

Websites & Links: WarrenHaynes.net | YouTube

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Knollfest 2009

Berkley Avenue Knoll ~ Indianapolis, IN
August 29th, 2009


About Knollfest
The 1st annual Knollfest took place on October 4, 2008 on the Berkley Avenue Knoll and was one of a kind! The goal last year was to raise money for tangible needs in art and music departments throughout several Indianapolis Public Schools while also promoting talented up-and-coming bands in the Midwest region. In 2009, they selected one school: Broad Ripple Magnet School for the Arts as the beneficiary. The hope is to be able to donate at least $1500 to BRMSA while also helping Indianapolis and surrounding areas discover young talent, underground groups and collectives taking positive initiatives throughout our community.
Knollfest would like people to recognize it not only as a fundraiser for Indianapolis Magnet programs (BRMSA, Shortridge Middle School and Crispus Atticks), but also as a venue where people can discover bands with a professional sound. Artists who are active in their communities, and creating a buzz both in the Midwest and throughout the U.S. Many of the bands featured at Knollfest can be found playing large festivals and venues around the U.S., such as Summer Camp, Rothbury, 10k Lakes, and many more! Most of the time, these bands perform in the shadows of more familiar names, however these festivals wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the wide variety of musicians who play for the love of music and will rock you all day and all night!

2009 Artist Lineup: Groovatron, Twin Cats, Ladymoon, Shaggy Wonda, Midwest Hype, Daphne from Daphne Willis & Co and more to come!

Knollfest Sponsors: Art with a Purpose, Wuhnurth Entertainment, MIDWESTpeeps, Mousetrap, Jazz Foundation, IndyFringe, NUVO, and Earth House Collective.

Knollfest is still searching for support for this event. If you are interested in being a part of Knollfest 2009 as a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer visit http://www.knollfest.com/ or e-mail me at TheHippieSeed@gmail.com.

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