Fool’s Paradise, the fan-favorite destination music festival in historic St. Augustine, FL, will return from a five-year hiatus for its third edition on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th, 2022 at the spacious St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
In addition to a diverse and exciting artist lineup led by prog-jam vanguard Umphrey’s McGee and Fool’s veterans/Grammy-nominated future-funk heavyweights Lettuce, Fool’s Paradise 2022 will feature surprise sit-ins, artist-led excursions, and more.
Presented by Live For Live Music, Purple Hat Productions, GMP Live, and Rose Tours, the highly anticipated return of Fool’s Paradise will see Umphrey’s McGee perform a total of four sets throughout the weekend. Lettuce will also take the stage on both days. Additionally, the two-day event will feature an appearance by raucous party outfit Andy Frasco & The U.N.; two sets by Isaiah Sharkey, the acclaimed neo-soul guitarist; a soulful duo performance by Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) and Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power); and multiple dance parties with disco-funk DJ Flamingosis.
The 2022 edition of Fool’s Paradise will continue the event’s tradition of unique collaborations, stylistically diverse performers, and engaging, artist-led activities and excursions. Past editions of Fool’s Paradise have seen both planned and surprise collaborations between renowned artists from across the jam, funk, and electronic spectrum such as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Vulfpeck, Oteil Burbridge, GRiZ, Chris Robinson, The Floozies, Jeff Chimenti, The Motet, Break Science, Manic Focus, and The Main Squeeze, with several of those collaborations going on to become recurring projects. Umphrey’s McGee and Lettuce previously joined forces at St. Augustine Amphitheatre for 2015’s Making Lemonade, a first-of-its-kind event that featured interchangeable sit-ins between the bands throughout.
Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, St. Augustine, Florida holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously-inhabited European-established settlement in what is now the continental United States. In addition to enjoying the city’s 40+ miles of scenic, eastern Florida coastline, Fool’s Paradise attendees can cross over the Bridge of Lions and step back in time to explore St. Augustine’s Historic District, a web of cobblestone streets filled with acclaimed bars, restaurants, and historic landmarks.
The nearby Anastasia State Park also offers the perfect setting to kick back with friends, get some sun, swim in the ocean, lay in a hammock, or hike nature trails during the day. The park was awarded the #6 spot in a ReserveAmerica ranking of the top 100 State Parks in the United States. Even beyond the bounds of Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine offers countless beaches to explore as fans make their way south down A1A.
Various ticket options for the return of Fool’s Paradise on June 4th and 5th, 2022 go on sale Friday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. ET. Pre-sale tickets are available from now until the public on-sale via the festival website using the code “FOOLS”.
VIP packages include your choice of GA Pit or Reserved Seating tickets (section 101, 102, or 103), access to an exclusive VIP Deck with a private bar, discounted drinks, a private VIP Happy Hour Party, and one limited edition Fool’s Paradise merch item.
umVIP packages include a two-day VIP pass to the event with either GA Pit access or reserved seating in rows one and two behind the GA pit, 15-minute early entry to the main stage at St. Augustine Amphitheatre each day, access to a dedicated umVIP lounge with a cash bar and light food, one limited edition Umphrey’s McGee merch item, one limited edition Umphrey’s McGee event poster signed by the band, one commemorative laminate, and mp3 downloads of all four Umphrey McGee Fool’s Paradise sets.
“Fools for Love” VIP Hotel Packages will also be available for purchase. Details about the “Fools for Love” hotel packages are available here. Artist-led excursions, theme days, and more fun surprises will be revealed as the event draws closer.
For full ticketing details and more information about Fool’s Paradise on June 4th and 5th, 2022 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, head to the event website.
See below for the initial list of artists due to perform at the Fool’s Paradise 2022 in St. Augustine, FL on June 4th and 5th. For ticketing details and more information, head to the event website. For updates, make sure to follow Fool’s Paradise on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Fool’s Paradise 2022 – Initial Artist Lineup
Umphrey’s McGee (four sets)
Lettuce (two sets)
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Isaiah Sharkey Band (two sets)
Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino