Umphrey’s McGee has announced the long awaited return of their football game-themed live concert experience, UMBowl. Taking place on May 1 and 2, 2020 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, the event now takes place over two days, instead of the traditional single day show.
UMBowl began in 2010 in Chicago and continued to be an immensely popular and immersive fan event, running each year through 2016. Each show consisted of a single four-set show, with each set representing a ‘quarter’ of a football game. Each set had a unique theme, with various ways for fans to interact with the band, including voting in real time on what song they should play next. Past themes to sets have included ‘Choose Your Own Adventure,’ with fans voting in real time, ‘Raw Stewage’ where fans cast ballots on their favorite moments of improv over the years, which the band then turns into “real” songs, and ‘Stew Art’ sets where the band improves based on audience suggestions in real time.
This year, with the show held over two nights, the band will continue to have an interactive side of the event, playing three-set shows each night, with two sets of interactive ‘quarters’ and a third set of simply Umphrey’s McGee.