Coming together for the third straight year, the Major Rager consistently throws one of the best parties of the year. Coming to the Augusta Commons in Augusta, GA on the first day of the Masters golf tournament, the one day festival features an incredible lineup that fans won’t want to miss.
Headlining the festival will be jam-rock group Umphrey’s McGee. Interestingly, the band is scheduled to play an “All Night Wrong” set with only covers. While UM has a hearty collection of original songs, the band continues to win people over by playing other artist’s music in a fun and technically impressive way. The previous “All Night Wrong” set came during Wanee 2014, where the band brought out covers of Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, The Who, Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, Van Halen and more. Oh yeah, it was as awesome as it sounds.
Umphrey’s McGee will also be joined by two of New Orleans’ finest, with neo-soul group The Revivalists and prog-funk artists Earphunk. Both bring different flavors of the NOLA tradition, though each is guaranteed to be a Rager. The Revivalists focus on soul oriented funky grooves, having won over legions of fans on their newest release, Men Amongst Mountains. With Earphunk bringing the jazz-inspired funk to the table, especially on their 2015 release Sweet Nasty, there’s no telling just how much fun this Major Rager will be.
Once more, the festivities don’t just end at the Commons, as psychedelic rock instrumental group TAUK will be throwing it down, late night style, at Sky City. Situated just blocks from the main event, TAUK will welcome Umphrey’s members for a special TAUKing McGee set. When these two groups cross paths, the result has been nothing short of top-notch. We can’t wait!
Finally, it’s important to mention that all proceeds from this event will be donated to Turn Back The Block Foundation. The charity group helps to fill vacant homes with those in need, and has been a great benefit to the Augusta community since their founding in 2011. For more on Turn Back The Block, be sure to check out the charity’s website.
Tickets and more information about The Major Rager can be found via their website!