The Fort: Official Announcement
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January 23, 2015
Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to bring you one of the most unique concert experiences yet — The Fort — held at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the United States and we’re preparing for battle. Joined by Lettuce each night, Umphrey’s and Live For Live Music will present the first rock shows ever held within its walls.
Limiting capacity to only 1,348 tickets, this intimate affair will be one to add to the list. Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th will feature a set of Lettuce followed by two sets from UM. For those looking to camp, we are providing access to camp grounds immediately outside the state park for only $20.00. Additionally, for the most serious soldiers, umVIP has carefully planned The Fort experience to cater to all your needs, from phenomenal viewing locations, early entry, and private bar/bathrooms to exclusive Fort UM merchandise (Fort UM flag anyone?) and more.
Travel packages with accommodations at The Seaside Amelia Island Inn are also available, just steps away from the beach via a private boardwalk, and a short 3-minute shuttle ride to the Fort. Twenty dollars from every ticket to the The Fort will benefit Fort Clinch State Park to aid in their continued efforts of preservation of this unique and breathtaking oceanfront landmark.
Please join us for an amazing experience, where rock and roll meets the ocean meets a slice of American history.
Pre-sale tickets have SOLD OUT. A number of umVIP packages are still available. General on-sale will be Friday, January 30th at 12pm ET. Tickets will be $150.00 for both nights and will only be available as two-night passes. Stay tuned for late night show announcements coming your way in the next week.
The Fort CampingFAQ
Q: Can people bring RVs?
A: RVs are not permitted on the site, but attendees can camp RVs at Peter’s Point which is located toward the south end of the island.
Q: Can people bring their cars into the campground? Is it a car camping area?
A: No, but there is ample parking for vehicles immediately outside of the gate.
Q: Can people have a fire in the camping area?
A: There are no open flames permitted within city limits.
Q: Will there be food available?
A: Yes, there will be an on-site food and drink vendor with snack foods, hamburgers, hot dogs, breakfast foods, etc.
Q: Where is the camping located, and how much room does one camping spot have?
A: Camping is located 1.5 miles from the Fort entrance as detailed in the map below. GA camping is first come, first serve. Each camping spot will be flagged as a 12-foot by 12-foot space. A separate section will be roped off for umVIP campers to ensure ample space. If a umVIP would like to camp with non umVIPs, they will be welcome to camp in GA camping.
Q: Will there be a shuttle service available for the people camping?
A: Yes, there are shuttles running to and from The Fort, $1.00 for one-way and $2.00 for round trip. If you purchase the umVIP package, you will have the option to drive and park on site.
Q: Is there alcohol allowed in the campgrounds?
A: No, there is no alcohol allowed in the campsite.
Q: Are there showers located at the campground?
A: No, there are no showers located in the camping grounds.
Q: Is there a bathroom at the campground?
A: There will be a bathroom house with toilets.
Q: Will we have access to stores?
A: There is a general store one-quarter mile from the camping site. You are also within walking distance to the historic downtown filled with bars, eateries, and shops.
Q: Is there security at the campground? How do we know our belongings are safe?
A: There will be full security detail and concierge on site (unaffiliated with Umphrey’s McGee). umVIP will not have a representative at the camping grounds. Umphrey’s McGee is not liable for any lost or stolen goods.