Due to overwhelming demand, GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer, revered guitarist, and Gov’t Mule front man Warren Haynes has announced three additional shows at the spacious South Farms in Morris, CT on October 1st, 8th, and 15th. These shows are part of the outdoor venue’s socially distanced Twilight Concerts on The Farm series, which was created with both safety and the overall concert experience in mind and at the forefront. The initial back-to-back shows set for September 12th and 13th sold out instantly upon on-sale and mark Haynes’ return to the stage for his first performances in six months following his last appearances in NYC right before the shutdown at a sold-out Madison Square Garden during The Brothers’ 50th Anniversary show and the Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert. These shows will feature two sets each night and Haynes will also be joined by his Gov’t Mule bandmate, Danny Louis, during portions of each night’s performance.
General on-sale starts September 1 at 12pm ET. Per state order the venue has a reduced capacity of 25% and tickets are extremely limited. PRESS HERE to purchase tickets for October 1st, PRESS HERE to purchase tickets for October 8th, and PRESS HERE to purchase tickets for October 15th. Per Connecticut’s Executive Order, individuals from a state with a positive COVID test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or higher than a 10% test positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average will not be able to attend any of the shows. PRESS HERE for a full updated list of states included in Connecticut’s travel advisory.
“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,” shares Haynes. “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.”
Located on over 10 acres of manicured farmland, South Farms boasts a beautifully structured grid layout, adhering to public health guidelines while still maintaining the intimacy of live concerts and social distancing through vast spacing and outdoor, open air conditions. Each ticket allows entry for two people as concertgoers will 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. Grids cannot be merged and it is required to watch the performance from the designated area. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfortable seating and enjoying the farm field. While outside food and beverages are prohibited, food trucks and a full bar will be available on site.
Safety is the top priority, and both 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 and counter surfaces will be regularly and consistently disinfected throughout the show. Restrooms will be cleaned and restocked regularly as well. 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. For more information on the Twilight Concert Series, please visit http://www.manicpresents.com/twilightconcertsfaq/.