Back in June, Silver Wrapper announced a brand-new event series in Chicago, The Big Weekend, which is scheduled for October 4th through 6th and built off the model of a city takeover. Silver Wrapper has partnered with Live Nation and JAM Productions on select shows, bringing a number of high-profile artists to five of Chi-Town’s fan-favorite music venues, with early and late performances allowing for fans to make multiple-venue visits in the same day.

One show we’re particularly excited for at The Big Weekend is Umphrey’s McGee, who tops the weekend-long event series’ lineup in addition to LettuceEmancipator Ensemble, Leftover SalmonPapadosioThe MotetSpaffordThe RevolutionThe Russ Liquid TestSunSquabi, and more. For their show at The Big Weekend, Umphrey’s McGee will take over the iconic Aragon Ballroom on Sunday, October 6th, with fans able to head over to late-night performances from Spafford or SunSquabi with The Russ Liquid Test afterward. (You can snag tickets to Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming performance at the Aragon Ballroom on Saturday, October 6th, as part of The Big Weekend here.)

 

Considering Umphrey’s McGee’s deep-rooted history in Chicago, it’s likely this performance will see the band playing at its peak for the hometown crowd, with the show’s energy further amplified by the event series’ vibe and other outstanding artists on hand in the city for the weekend. The show will also serve as the last chance for Chicago fans to catch the band in the city in 2018. Umphrey’s was last in Chicago in January (marking their only other Chicago performance in 2018) for the band’s highly anticipated album release party for it’s not us, the group’s celebrated new album that was followed up later in 2018 with the surprise release of it’s not us‘s complementary sister album, it’s you.

Umphrey’s McGee – “Maybe Someday” – Park West – Chicago, IL – 1/14/2018

[Video: Kevin Higley]

You can snag tickets to Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming performance at the Aragon Ballroom on Saturday, October 6th, as part of The Big Weekend here. For more information, head to The Big Weekend’s website here.

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