Umphrey’s McGee To Host Inaugural Woodlands Festival in Charleston, SC

The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival
– The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival

Jam band Umphrey’s McGee have entered the artist festival business with the inaugural Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival, scheduled for Charleston, SC, Nov. 8-9.

In addition to two nights — four sets total — from Umphrey’s McGee, the Woodlands lineup includes Big Something, CBDB, Empire Strikes Brass, Heather Gillis Band, Manic Focus, Runaway Gin, Spafford, Sunsquabi, The Movement, theNEWDEAL, 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 on-sale begins Friday, August 23 at 11 am ET. Tickets can be purchased here.
Set against the scenic Charleston Woodlands, a 6000-acre private nature reserve, the Woodlands promises 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, with Eagles Nest Outfitters on hand to provide hammock options for fans to lounge. 
Commented band manager Vince Iwinski, “Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to call Charleston our secpnd home ever since Ryan Stasik, our bassist, and I moved here in 2013. 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 adopted 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.”
The Woodlands Festival will 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 the local fare. The Woodlands has also partnered with the Charleston Arts Festival to offer a creative spin on the festival experience in visual art, dance, music, comedy, culinary, film and drama. 
Early bird, two-day GA tickets are priced at $89, VIP tickets at $229; advance two-day tickets are $99 and VIP $249.  Walk-up two-day tickets are $109 and VIP are listed at $269.
For car camping (up to four people in one vehicle), it’s $155. Premium campsite (up to two people, 1 vehicle) will set you back $495.  For an RV campsite with electric hookup, it’s $445, for an RV campsite without a hookup, it’s $295.  Camping requires a separate add on ticket, click here for full details.