Summer Camp Music Festival 2021: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

It’s been 783 days since the last day of Summer Camp Music Festival's 2019 Memorial Day celebration and the anticipation is high to get back out and enjoy three days of this unique festival experience. After over a year without festivals or large gatherings, campers are eager to dance at the Midwest’s biggest event of the year.

Whether it’s your first time attending the annual festival or you’re “coming back home to camp,” we’ve come up with a comprehensive list of everything you need to know about this year’s 20th anniversary Summer Camp Music Festival.


Your three-day GA Pass includes general camping for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. You must purchase a Thursday Pre-Party pass if you plan to arrive that day. Only attendees and vehicles that purchased an additional RV camping pass are allowed to park and camp on the campgrounds. Otherwise, you will be directed to general parking and carry your supplies to your desired camping spot. 

Packing Guide

Hey, it’s one of our first festivals back in a long time. In case you waited last minute or you've been spending a week packing a suitcase, there always seems to be something you forget. From the essentials to the basics and the extras, check out Summer Camp's recommended packing list and overview of prohibited items.

Prohibited Items:

  • Animals
  • Campfires or open flame
  • Guns or weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances
  • Outside alcohol
  • Drones
  • Powered vehicles of any kind
  • Trampolines
  • Laser pointers
  • Water Guns
  • Fire Lanterns / Chinese Sky Fire Lanterns / Sky Candles / Fire Balloons
  • Any item deemed dangerous by security
  • Bad attitudes


Party too hard and lose something? The festival’s lost-and-found center can be located onsite at the Southeast corner of the Soulshine Tent until 9PM each night.

COVID-19 Guidelines

While many festivals like Lollapalloza and Bonnaroo have announced stringent COVID-19 guidelines—such as proof of vaccination or negative test results—Summer Camp Music Festival is sticking to their initial protocol of encouraging teamwork and conscientiousness.

“Getting vaccinated is the best step that you can take to curb the coronavirus pandemic," reads a statement released by organizers. "We encourage all Summer Camp patrons to be vaccinated. We have increased hand sanitizer stations, bathroom facilities, hand washing stations, and water fill stations in an effort to help you help each other. When you are unable to properly social distance within the festival, we highly recommend wearing a mask to keep yourself and the others around you safe…We want you all to be healthy, safe, and enjoying your weekend above all else."

Make Your Own Daily Schedule

The festival recently unveiled a new app available to both iPhone and Android users. You can download the official Summer Camp Music Festival 2021 app to create a custom schedule, stay up-to-date with festival announcements, view a map of Three Sisters Park, learn about vendors and camping, and more. iPhone users can download the app here, and Android users here.

Lineup and Schedule Change

To ensure the health and safety of attendees, the festival will not be hosting its usual Red Barn performances. However, most of the separately ticketed, indoor shows at the festival were able to be rescheduled into the VIP Lounge or become normalized festival performances. CloZee and LSDREAM's collaborative DJ set will now take place at 1:15AM on Friday on Starshine Stage, and Subtronics is now moved to Friday on the Sunshine Stage at 2AM.

Attendees who purchased select Red Barn tickets can be issued a $50 credit per show that can be used next year on the purchase of a VIP upgrade or request a $35 refund per show. For more information, navigate here.

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