It is sad news indeed: the Fort Clinch shows, set to take place in just around two weeks, have been moved from “The Fort” to Saint Augustine, Florida. It appears that the situation was very much out of Umphrey’s hands:
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.
The boys have been able to relocate the entire ordeal over to Saint Augustine Amphitheater, located in Anatasia State Park. While not the same as an old historical civil war fort on the ocean, the new location is still quite gorgeous and will maybe allow Umphreaks to have more ragey experience, “tailgating encouraged”. This also means that MORE Umphreaks will be able to get on site to see the show, and there will be extended performances in the parking lot day of show.
That said, we are excited to announce that we have secured an alternate location 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.
…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.
What are they going to do about camping? Well, if you already have primitive camping, it appears you can keep it. They are making arrangements for there to be primitive camping available at/near the Saint Augustine site. For those that are not camping, UMVIP is still being honored and they will have you set up with the same plush accommodations as previously described, just St. Augustine style. Leave comments below with dem feels, we’re effectively taking our travel guide down and seeing if we can come up with one for the new venue.