UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, Warren Haynes has extended his socially distant run of shows at Morris, CT’s South Farms to include five total dates. Following the first two dates on September 12th and 13th which quickly sold out, Haynes and special guest/Gov’t Mule bandmate Danny Louis will perform three additional shows at the outdoor CT venue on October 1st, 8th, and 15th. Tickets for the newly added shows go on sale on Tuesday, August 1st here.
As Haynes noted about his newly extended “Twilight Concerts On The Farm” run,
Like everyone else I’ve been jonesing to play live in front of an audience but was in no hurry to thrust myself, or my audience, into the wrong situation. After speaking with some friends who just played at South Farms and had great experiences, I was ready to move ahead. Due to the quick sellout of the first two shows, we’ve decided to add some more since the venue is close to home and I don’t foresee hitting the road anytime soon. I’m looking at these added October shows as our “Fall Tour.” The opportunity to play multiple nights, along with Danny, who I’ve been playing music with for well over 20 years, is especially exciting and full of amazing possibilities.
[8/25/20]: Warren Haynes has announced that he will return to the stage on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th at South Farms in Morris, CT with Gov’t Mule bandmate Danny Louis as part of the venue’s “Twilight Concerts on the Farm” series, which was created with both safety and the overall concert experience in mind and at the forefront.
As Haynes’ team explained in the shows’ announcement,
For those of you not keeping score, it will have been over 6 months since Warren last performed publicly. For these 2 special shows, Warren will be joined by his Gov’t Mule bandmate Danny Louis during portions of each night’s 2 set performance. Saturday’s show will start at 7p (gates at 5p), while Sunday’s times will be an hour earlier allowing for, hopefully, a perfect sunset performance.
Located on over 10 acres of manicured farmland, the venue boasts a beautifully structured grid layout, adhering to public health guidelines while still maintaining the intimacy of live concerts. The vast spacing and outdoor conditions (open air) help reduce potential transmission and encourage social distancing.
Concertgoers can purchase an 8’x8’ grid which is surrounded by an additional Social Distance Grid along with aisle spacing. Each Grid is designed for two guests and is offset to maximize stage view, and each ticket grants entry to two people. Grids cannot be merged and it is required to watch the performance from your designated area. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfortable seating and enjoying the farm field. Outside food and beverages are prohibited. Food trucks and a full bar will be available on site.
The shows will comply with the most current health and safety standards per state regulations and local jurisdictions in order to protect guests, artists, crew and staff. Face masks are mandatory when entering, exiting, and traveling throughout the venue to restrooms or concession areas. Masks are not required while in Guest Grid, however in accordance with Executive Order No. 7NNN: “Effective immediately, any person in a public place in Connecticut, whether indoors or outdoors, who does not maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet from every other person shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.”
Hand sanitizing stations will be dispersed throughout the venue. High-touch areas such as door handles, counter surfaces will be regularly and consistently disinfected throughout the show. Restrooms will be cleaned and restocked regularly throughout the show. Everyone entering the venue, including guests, artists, crew and staff will be health checked including a temperature check and short questionnaire. Masks and gloves will be available upon request. Per State order, the venue has a reduced capacity of 25% – making tickets extremely limited.
An artist pre-sale for tickets to the outdoor Warren Haynes shows with Danny Louis in Connecticut will begin on Wednesday, August 26th at 9 a.m. ET. To access the pre-sale, head here and use the code “OLDFRIEND”.
For a full list of upcoming shows at the Morris, CT venue, head here.