Umphrey’s McGee announced on Wednesday that guitarist Jake Cinninger will miss the band’s weekend performances at SweetWater 420 Fest in Atlanta, GA. The now-quintet is set to perform three shows throughout the weekend, including the Thursday pre-party and a late-night headlining show at the Variety Playhouse on Friday.
In a post to the group’s Facebook page, Umphrey’s stated that Cinninger will take “some necessary time to work on his health and well-being.” The remaining lineup of Brendan Bayliss (guitar, vocals), Ryan Stasik (bass), Joel Cummins (keyboards), Kris Myers (drums), and Andy Farag (percussion) will perform mainly as a five-piece as well as “welcome a handful of guests throughout the weekend.”
Umphrey’s McGee will kick off the festival at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on Thursday with an “All Night Wrong” cover set featuring special guests, in addition to a preceding TAUKing McGee set. The Thursday pre-party will also host performances from Empire Strikes Brass, Oteil & Friends, and two sets of The String Cheese Incident. Umphrey’s McGee signed on for the pre-party earlier this month after Warren Haynes injured his shoulder, forcing Gov’t Mule to cancel its set in the slot originally vacated by moe. following Chuck Garvey‘s stroke in November.
Following UM’s separate, ticketed late-night show on Friday, the band will perform two sets at SweetWater on Saturday. The day two lineup also includes Trey Anastasio Band, Goose, Spafford, Neighbor, a special Doom Flamingo tribute to Queen, and more.
“The Umphrey’s McGee family thanks you for your support and understanding,” the band concluded. “We look forward to having Jake back with us next month, and seeing you in Atlanta this weekend.”
Umphrey’s McGee previously performed sans Jake on January 28th, 2022 in Newport, KY. Following SweetWater, the band’s next appearance is at Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL May 27th–29th. For tickets and a full list of tour dates click here.