“Summer Camp Fields Forever”: Inside The 20th Edition of Summer Camp Music Festival
Summer Camp Music Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend at Chillicothe, Illinois' Three Sisters Park. The Midwest electronic and jam gathering was initially postponed from 2020 to 2021, then later rescheduled its annual Memorial Day celebration to mid-August. Despite the high temperatures and relentless humidity, the festival saw its highest attendance to date, bringing 25,000 Scampers to get down to sets by GRiZ, Tipper, STS9, REZZ, The Floozies, CloZee, Emancipator, Boogie T and more throughout its four-day event.
While some music festivals cater to a specific genre and community of fans, Summer Camp Music Festival understands there's a big overlap between live music fans and genres of music. While the festival is centered in jamband roots and is hosted by Umphrey’s McGee and moe., organizers acknowledge the diverse set of sound and foster an environment of community and music discovery.