If you’re looking for a fun way to kick off the Fourth of July, there’s no better place than the Umphrey’s McGee concert at Meijer Gardens July 3.
Returning to our Summer Concert Series after performing for a sold-out crowd in 2010, Umphrey’s McGee will take the stage again at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available for this jam band performance through StarTickets.
Umphrey’s McGee has been entertaining audiences with their progressive rock sound for more than 13 years. According to fans, they promise two things—spontaneity (you never know what you’re going to get when attending a show) and the assurance they will always deliver.
Their innovative musical style coupled with the inspiration they pull from classic bands like The Beatles and Pink Floyd generate a sound like no other. Umphrey’s McGee is also highly influenced by jam band culture, much like other bands Phish and The Grateful Dead. The band experiments with different genres including progressive rock, funk, jazz, blues, metal, electronic and bluegrass. They have ever-changing set lists, rely heavily on improvisation during shows and often have open taping policies for their fans. By combining these various genre styles, Umphrey’s McGee appeals to thousands of fans across the United States.
Since the band‘s formation in 1997 at Notre Dame University, Umphrey’s McGee has released 12 albums with their most recent album, Death By Stereo, released in 2011 as a follow-up to their album Mantis. Death By Stereo catapulted Umphrey’s McGee into a category all their own with its straightforward songwriting, clever arrangements and instrumentation.
One of the most popular hits from their latest album is “Miami Virtue.” Listen to it below and get a taste of what’s to come Wednesday night!
If you’d like to learn more about the band and their innate rockability, visit their website at www.umphreys.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter! Or better yet, see them in person at Meijer Gardens this Wednesday, July 3!