As you know, we don't believe in letting things wind down, so we are gonna take it up a level in the UMBowl's 4th Quarter (Q4). For Q4, YOU are the quarterback. Here is how it will work. The band will begin a set of UM classics, and along the way, you will be able to "call an audible" by texting in your vote as to which direction the band should go in.

As an example, Intentions Clear begins, and four choices will be projected onto the screen:

A Segue into a cover
B Take the song into evil, minor key jam
C Compose on the fly a soaring, major key "Jimmy Stewart," then return
    to Intentions Clear

D Zappa-esque jam into Bridgeless

Voting occurs via text message and Offensive Coordinator Kevin will tally the votes and transmit the instructions to the band – you won't know what choice was made until the band begins to play it. You pick the plays and determine the strategy to make a killer set . . . the ebb and flow is up to you.

So there you have it . . . Four quarters of Umphrey's McGee doing it the way we love best. Live, without a net, and with the BEST fans in the world. Stay tuned for more info on special UMLive download pre-orders including our first high-resolution audio offer and a whole lot more. If you're looking for some pre-game tailgating action, we invite you to our home away from home, The Store, just a few blocks from Lincoln Hall. The fun will begin at 4:30 pm with drink specials, tailgate grub, and more.

Tickets to the UMBowl will be $99.00. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available Umphrey's Ticketing on Wednesday, March 3rd at 12:00 pm CT, with general on-sale via Lincoln Hall Ticketing on Friday, March 5th at 12:00 pm CT.

(If you are planning to join us from out of town, our friends CID Entertaiment have prepared a some great travel package options. Check out the full details at

It's going to be an amazing night! Sorta makes you wonder what happens if the game goes into overtime, eh? ;)

Lincoln Hall
2424 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday April 24, 2010
Doors 7:00 pm, Show 8:00 pm