Bumpin Uglies / Ballyhoo (Butler, PA)

Joel Voorman

LIVE AND IN PERSON! NONE OF THIS PRE-RECORDED NONSENSE!

The trajectory of Bumpin Uglies started over a decade ago, making music with friends, playing backyard parties and anywhere else they could get a gig. For Brandon Hardesty, lead vocals and guitar, it was a simple time, but one that taught him lessons that stay with him today as he leads the band into the 2020s. One was that he would do whatever it took for him and his band to be successful. Another was in discovering that doing it his way was the only way, which still applies today. Bumpin Uglies do things their way, free to play, think, and write however they feel, critics and the mainstream music industry be damned.

In the early days, Hardesty was hustling waiting tables while stoking his musical fire with every minute of free time he had. A point came years ago when he knew it was time to put up or shut up if he was going to make a career as a musician, so he dug into doing all of the things it takes to grow Bumpin Uglies from a grassroots local band into a nationally touring act. It took a tireless DIY ethic; and it still does, but if Brandon did not have the singular focus on breaking through and achieving his musical dreams, the story of Bumpin Uglies wouldn’t be what it is today.

Bumpin Uglies are a band that have hoisted themselves up and forged their own path, but even as they look around at where they are, how far they have come, it is clear to them that there is so much more work to do and they continue to do it every day. Fresh off the successful release of their EP “Buzz”, they have a new album called “Keep your suitcase packed.”, released on 6/12/20 via Ineffable Music Group. With the help of bassist Dave “Wolfie” Wolf, drummer TJ Haslett and keyboardist / master shredder Chad Wright, they are doing just that.

To Hardesty it feels natural. Life has brought about changes that see him writing songs from a new perspective. “I’ve always written about things that are real to me, and that I hope people can relate to. Struggles, dreams, partying, love, friends; real-life shit. It’s funny though. I’ve got a family at home stopped drinking a while ago. So now I’m not necessarily writing about crazy partying, but I am still going to write what’s real, what I’m feeling, and, honestly, I have been feeling incredible lately, and I am psyched on what it’s doing for my writing.”

Bumpin Uglies recently came off the road having to cancel their spring tour due to COVID-19. Brandon and the band have been keeping their rabid fan group “Uglies Nation” entertained with full band live streams and hosting a sold out Drive-In concert until the world slowly gets back to a place where Bumpin Uglies can tour once again. Be sure to check out the new album, “Keep your suitcase packed.” on Spotify or wherever you stream music.



TICKET INFO

All tickets are purchased by the carload. Up to four (4) individuals are permitted below vehicle *VIP parking available guaranteed in the first 5 rows for an additional fee!* Parking is first-come/first-serve.

Tickets are priced at $90 per vehicle.

>>PURCHSE TICKETS<<

-For proper social distancing guidelines, only eTickets will be available. No Print At Home tickets or Will-Call.
-Absolutely NO WALK UP SALES nor individuals attempting to enter the venue outside of a car will be permitted.
-This event is all ages -This event is rain or shine! NOTICE FOR ALL BUYERS – By attending this event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold any presenting entities, artists, and the venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.-No outside food & beverages/refreshments will be permitted.
-Coolers and firearms will not be permitted. -No tall and/or oversized vehicles (i.e. campers, busses, Winnebago’s, etc.) will be permitted.
-For the safety of fans, tailgating will not be permitted.
-For the safety of venue and box office staff, all patrons must wear a mask whenever communicating with staff.
-Face masks must be worn if you are out the vehicle for any reason, other than the space in front of your vehicle.
Important areas of interest/public guidelines: TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND GUESTS, COVID-19 GUIDELINES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. GUIDELINES/RESTRICTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT DRUSKYENT.COM. GUIDELINES WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS THE COVID-19 SITUATION IMPROVES. PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN.
-If you are sick, running a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home until you are healthy.
-Patrons will be subject to a mandatory trunk check upon entry.
-Patrons are allowed to watch the show from outside of their vehicle, but are only permitted in front of their car, between the car and the stage.
-For the courtesy of other vehicles and patrons, vehicles that may potentially block sight-lines may be directed to the back of the lot or ends of the aisles, so as to not block the sight-lines of other concert-goers.
-Event will continue rain or shine. Patron safety is our priority, so in the event local safety officials deem it unsafe to continue to the show, we will communicate that to everyone via video wall, FM transmission, or loudspeaker.
-Audio from the show will be transmitted via PA System & FM transmitter.
-Face masks must be worn if you are out the vehicle for any reason, other than the space in front of your vehicle.
-At the conclusion of the concert, please remain in your parking space until directed by event staff to exit the lot. In the case of an emergency, please remain in your space until directed by event staff. Drive slowly and follow all directions.