Each December Umphrey’s McGee guitarists Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger team up for a special, acoustic holiday performance in their hometown of Chicago. This tradition was started in 2003 at the Bottom Lounge and will reach its 10th installment this year when the pair will bring their Annual Acoustic Holiday Show back to Park West, where it’s been held since 2008, on December 7th.
Brendan and Jake usually fill the setlist with acoustic takes on Umphrey’s tunes, new covers, guest spots and a few holiday tunes thrown in for good measure. Tickets run $25 with a general on-sale set to take place on September 15th at 10AM.
For a sample of what you can expect, here’s a cover of Going To California from 2009: