Summer Camp Music Festival

The Summer Camp Music Festival team is excited to officially release the confirmed artists to date for the 20th Anniversary celebration, which will now take place May 28th - 30th, 2021 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. Sticking closely to the original lineup, organizers report that the majority of 2020’s acts have been confirmed for 2021, including headliners, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy Strings, Three Six Mafia, Rezz, STS9, and Tipper among others. As expected, longtime host bands of the fest, moe. and Umphrey’s McGee are also returning in 2021. The festival is still working through logistics with some artists, so they say to expect even more announcements and surprises in the coming months.

Dates for the Summer Camp Music Festival 20th Anniversary have been rescheduled to take place Memorial Day Weekend 2021. Organizers had remained hopeful that Illinois would enter into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan, however due to the recent spike in cases nationwide, they have determined that it is no longer safe to hold the event this year.

Summer Camp Music Festival & Live From Out There have announced the initial lineup of artists participating in next weekend’s Virtual Festival: A 20 Year Retrospective taking place from Friday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 23rd. Hosted by Andy Frasco and Jonathan Schwartz, the virtual festival will include a mix of live and pre-recorded performances, workshops, panel discussions, live Q & A, and interviews plus plenty of throwback sets from years past. Confirmed artists include:

moe.

Umphrey’s McGee

Andy Frasco & The U.N.

Aqueous

Big Gigantic

Summer Camp Music Festival in conjunction with partners Live from Out There, have revealed plans to commemorate the fest’s 20th year on Memorial Day Weekend (which would have been the actual anniversary) with an online streaming event for everyone to enjoy. This digital party will take a look back at the past two decades of shared love, community and of course, music. Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment and Summer Camp Music Festival are excited to announce:

Summer Camp Music Festival has announced the reschedule of the 20th year anniversary to take place August 21-23, 2020 at Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL. 

A Statement from Summer Camp Directors:

“Summer Camp Family,

We hope that you are all staying healthy during this very difficult time.

Announcing their second wave of artists performing at this year’s 20th anniversary event, Summer Camp Music Festival shows no signs of slowing down in building anticipation for Memorial Day Weekend.  Founded in 2001 by Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment, Summer Camp has stayed true to its community vibe roots while exploring almost every musical genre imaginable, all while bringing people together from all over the country for a weekend of fun, music and traditional camping.

I made a wish on the Zoltar fortune Telling machine. I wished I could unwind and rewind back to the glory days. I wished my youth wasn’t wasted when I was young. I wished to be me, free of worry, like the days of childhood Summer Camp, adventurous and curious, exploring the wonders of nature.

So, I’m breaking out my camping gear - cleaning out the tent, waterproofing it, freshening up the sleeping bag.  It’s the weekend before Summer Camp Music Festival! Recently, I caught Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Twiddle on the Road to Red Rocks, and they were on fire! Twiddle is new to me. I really enjoyed the vibe going on between these two east coast bands.  They both are playing Summer Camp festival on a seemingly relentless touring schedule.

Today, Summer Camp Music Festival unveiled a video of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong's performance of crowd-pleaser "Posideon" featuring a very special sit-in with moe.'s Al Schnier. This comes in advance of tomorrow's Red Rocks Amphitheater performance where Pigeons Playing Ping Pong makes their debut at the famed stage in direct support of moe.

After a colossal performance at Summer Camp, Grateful Web’s June Reedy Jameson got to sit down with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Greg Ormont. At Summer Camp they took the stage to a huge double rainbow that seemed to intensify as they played. Continuing the magical streak, they will play Red Rocks for their first time with Moe on July 12th.

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