Booking for Dominican Holidaze 2016 with Umphrey’s McGee, STS9 underway
Umphrey's McGee

Got plans for winter? For fans of Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, and The Disco Biscuits, winter likely can’t arrive soon enough. That’s when the bands will perform during Dominican Holidaze 2016 at Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa and Now Onyx in the Dominican Republic. Booking is currently underway for the four-night event, which will be held December 1-5.

The musical lineup for this year’s event will also include performances by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus, Lettuce, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set), and The Floozies. Event organizers will announce the musical acts performing poolside and at night at a later date, as well as set times for the performances. As noted on Dominican Holidaze’s website, there will be no overlapping sets — and giving fans the opportunity to squeeze in more concerts during their stay. In addition to concerts on the beach, fans can check out the resorts’ fitness centers, restaurants and other amenities, as well as take part in activities and games, including a theme night.

As of press time, a number of suites in both resorts were already sold out. Suites are available at several price points, and payment plans are available. Booking for the general on-sale started May 20, and the lineup and details for this year’s event were announced via Dominican Holidaze’s website and official Facebook page on May 13. Reaction to the performance lineup was strong from fans, with many fans writing plans to attend the event later this year. Fans can also tack on extra nights to their stay before or after the event.

Heads up: Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa is adults-only, while Now Onyx is family-friendly and offers activities for kids that are not included in the all-inclusive package. According to the festival’s website, the two beaches are joined together. Details regarding booking rooms can be found online.

Fans don’t have to wait until December to see Umphrey’s McGee in concert. The Chicago-based rock band has a slew of performances on the schedule through this fall, starting with sets at Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois (May 27-29). Other upcoming performances on the schedule include Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines, Iowa (June 29), Milwaukee’s famed Summerfest (June 30), and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado (July 2 and 3). The band’s full schedule is available online.