Camp Euforia, the camping music festival created by roots and funk band Euforquestra, is celebrating 13 years of music, fellowship and fun by expanding their operations team. Continuing on their three day expansion from last year, Camp Euforia will be held July 14-16, 2016, and are thrilled to announce their partnership with the seasoned festival and event planning company, Hive Event Consulting.
Hive Event Consulting is owned by Kate Benson and Jason Gilliland, which is based out the Quad Cities area. Both Kate and Jason have extensive experience in organizing and managing events of all sizes. Kate Benson is currently the Director of Entertainment for the River Music Experience in Davenport, IA, which also includes talent buying and management of RME’s largest music club, The Redstone Room. Jason Gilliland is employed at the Downtown Davenport Partnership, which is a division of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, as their Director of Events. Jason is responsible for planning and executing Davenport’s major outdoor festival events each year including River Roots Live, Street Fest, and the annual Independence Day celebration, Red, White & Boom. Both Jason & Kate have also been involved to some degree with numerous other Midwest music festivals, including Summer Camp, Shoe Fest, and Phases of the Moon. With combined experience, Hive has organized and implemented every aspect of an event, small to large.
Camp Euforia has offered general management duties to Hive Event Consulting this fall in an effort to continue offering a high quality entertainment experience in an intimate rural setting. Hive believes that by offering their experience and expertise in event and festival planning, Camp Euforia can be better than ever without becoming a 20,000 patron behemoth.
Eric Quiner, Festival Director of Camp Euforia, is eager to get 2016 planning going. “We are anxious to get Hive Event Consulting in and see where we can take the festival. Bringing on Jason and Kate from Hive brings a fresh perspective to the festival.”
Hive is excited and hopeful of the new endeavor as well. Ms. Benson states “Jason and I have been involved with events and festivals for some time and are excited to join the team at Camp Euforia. This is a highly successful festival already coming into it for us; we aren’t looking to change the formula, just make it even better where that is possible.”
Camp Euforia will take place July 14th through the 16th in 2016, on a beautiful farm landscape located in Lone Tree, Iowa. Early bird tickets to this year’s festival will be on sale in April, with initial artist announcements shortly to follow. For more information and tickets please visit their new website at www.campeuforia.com.