Umphrey's McGee at Suwannee Hulaween 2016. Photo by: Matthew McGuire
Umphrey's McGee at Suwannee Hulaween 2016. Photo by: Matthew McGuire

Suwannee Hulaween Throws the Biggest Pre-Party Bash in Camping Festival History

4 stages, 24 total acts, including EOTO, Marco Benevento, a late night Greensky Bluegrass show, and 2 sets of Umphrey’s McGee. That’s what you call a Pre-Party at Suwannee Hulaween!

Needless to say the bar was set high early in the weekend. Marco Benevento was the first of many to funk up the Amphitheater stage during the extra warm afternoon.


EOTO & Friends

As always EOTO helped get this party going on Thursday, but taking the stage somewhat earlier than last year and being joined by Umphrey’s McGee’s guitarist Jake Cinniger and Break Science’s Borahm Lee.

EOTO & Friends at Suwannee Hulaween 2016

The Werks

The Werks performed on the Spirit Lake Stage late night on Thursday. Their live set was another powerful testament to their colorful body of work. 


Lights Out
Drop> Hulaweener Jam>
Cloud Hopper
O Fortuna[1]>
[1] excerpt from Carmina Burana (Carl Orff)

The Werks Live at Suwannee Hulaween 2016 - O Fortuna

Umphrey’s McGee

Umphrey’s McGee dug deep in the songbook during the 2 set show with some old classics such as “Rocker II”, “Blue Echo”, “Wife Soup”, and “Slacker.” Also including a very fitting “Let’s Dance” by the late great David Bowie.

Umphreys McGee @ Hulaween (Live Oak, FL)

Set 1 (8:00 – 9:15) @ The Amphitheater
Bathing Digits > Rocker 2, Blue Echo > No Diablo, Resolution > Robot World, Make it Right, Wife Soup, Cemetery Walk

Umphreys McGee @ Hulaween (Live Oak, FL) 10/27/2016

Set 2 (10;15 – 11:45) @ The Amphitheater

Cemetery Walk, Bad Friday, Mulche’s Odyssey, Let’s Dance, Nothing Too Fancy > Speak Up, Ocean Billy > Nothing Too Fancy

Encore: Slacker > Ocean Billy

Audio recording and setlist by: Butch Almberg

Later in the night, Greensky Bluegrass enchanted the Spirit Lake Stage. The gangsters of bluegrass kept it fresh playing “Don’t Lie” and “Jaywalking” sprinkling in a clear crowd favorite, Juvenile’s “Back That Ass Up.” And yes, there was a dinosaur breaking it down at Hulaween 2016.