Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie shares preview of daily stage lineups ahead of inaugural festival

Article Contributed by JSloane Creative | Published on Friday, April 5, 2024

With just a few months remaining until the debut of Summer Camp Music Festival’s new festival concept, Solshine: A Music and Arts Reverie, the festival has unveiled a preview of the eagerly anticipated daily stage lineups for the Moonshine, Illumination, and Campfire stages, along with the release of two-day passes for Saturday and Sunday, as well as single-day passes.

The event’s inaugural edition will take place at Summer Camp’s beloved venue of Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois from Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2024, with a pre-party on Thursday, May 23.

Solshine Reverie will kick off the weekend on Thursday, May 23, with an eclectic array of acts gracing the Moonshine Stage, including renowned jam bands The String Cheese Incident (performing two sets) and moe., along with sets from Manic Focus and Maddy O’Neal. Thursday will continue with a special takeover titled A La Léemba with 'A Night In Tulum' on the Illumination Stage.

The Campfire Stage will host a bevy of jam acts on Thursday, including Steady Flow, Snakes & Stars, Sun Stereo, Old Shoe, TAND, Formerly The Fox, Undercover Organism, Jerm Theory, and Blucone.

On Friday, May 24, global party starter John Summit will close out the Moonshine Stage, preceded by performances from The String Cheese Incident (two sets), Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, Mihali, and Big Something.

The Illumination Stage’s Friday billing will feature performances from genre-bending bass acts such as Wreckno, EPROM, Buku, Levity, A Hundred Drums, Austeria, Black Carl!, Blue Future, Josh Teed, and Phyphr.

Friday’s Campfire Stage lineup will be anchored by Barclay Crenshaw, The Werks, Venbee, Zingara, Maddy O’Neal, Moon Hooch, Jason Leech, and Polyrhythmics.

On Saturday, May 24, the Moonshine Stage will feature performances from GRAMMY-nominated melodic bass duo SLANDER, Orebolo, and Keller Williams. Festival co-hosts moe. and Umphrey’s McGee will perform a rare collaborative set, in addition to their individual sets on Saturday.

Over at the Illumination Stage, Saturday will feature sets from DJ Marb Menthols, Late Night Radio, Saxsquatch, VCTRE, MZG, Motifv, Mantra Sounds, 20Twenty, Rendr, and The Original Cyberpunk.  

Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2024  at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois

Saturday’s stacked roster welcomes a collection of wide-ranging acts on the Campfire Stage, including the highly-anticipated linkup Kill Safari (Kill The Noise b2b Bro Safari), Manic Focus, Gaspar Benegas & L.A Argentinians, Sunsquabi, DOGMA, Eggy, Allie & The Night Krals, Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes, as well as Brainchild.

On Sunday, May 25, Solshine Reverie’s marathon weekend will be rounded out by Goose, who will be playing two sets on the Moonshine Stage, in addition to performances by deadmau5, Big Gigantic, moe., and Vibeline.

The Illumination Stage’s Sunday lineup will be helmed by several smashing sets from Ravenscoon, Vampa, Moody Good, Esseks, Bad Snacks, Thought Process, Artifakts, DJ Logic, and COFRESI.

Closing out the Campfire Stage on Sunday night, the festival will host Philadelphia-bred jamtronica outfit The Disco Biscuits, LP Giobbi (performing her iconic Dead House set), Night Tales, lespecial, Doom Flamingo, Mickman, Alika, Henhouse Prowlers, and Armchair Boogie. 

Solshine Reverie attendees with VIP tickets also gain access to the exclusive VIP Lounge that offers intimate performances from artists like Orebolo, Mihali, Keller Williams, Big Something, Gaspar Benegas & L.A. Argentinians, lespecial, Sunsquabi, Doom Flamingo, The Werks, Eggy, Moon Hooch, DJ Brownie, Jason Leech, Brainchild, Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes, Formerly The Fox, Polyrhythmics, Steady Flow, and TAND, in addition to more special sets that are yet to be announced.

In February, Solshine Reverie embarked on their 20-date ‘On The Road’ tour, stopping in cities in the Midwest and beyond, where emerging local acts had the opportunity to compete in a ‘Battle Of The Bands’ for a spot on the Solshine Reverie lineup. Up-and-coming bands who won their local ‘Battle Of The Bands,’ and will be showcasing their talent at Solshine are Blucone, FEVERDREAM, Haize and Company, Half House, Jerm Theory, Keep The Eleven, Mr. Please, Thunderboogie, Undercover Organism, Worst Impressions, Act Casual, Blake Gardner & The Farmers, Float Like A Buffalo, LOA, Mycota, The Original Cyberpunk, Y-Not, and Zack Fedor & The Long Goodbyes.

Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2024  at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois

As Summer Camp transitions into the Solshine Reverie era, the festival is staying true to its new identity by revamping its layout to evoke an experience akin to entering a reverie - a dreamlike state. The streamlined festival navigation will be reflected in the event’s increased intentionality; while Solshine will preserve the essence of Summer Camp, the refurbished festival will come with meaningful updates.

Solshine Reverie has updated Summer Camp’s previous stage layout to create a more fruitful, efficient experience for guests. Notably, the festival transitions from three main stages to two, bidding farewell to the Sunshine and Starshine Mainstages. By removing the two stages, Solshine Reverie is fostering a greater emphasis on the Moonshine Stage and the Campfire Stage (which is being elevated to the size of the previous Starshine Stage). This consolidation allows for a seamless transition between genres on both stages, and allows for less overall overlap so attendees can see exactly who they want.

In other exciting news, the festival’s official mainstage curfew is now being extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. This additional time will allow guests to experience even more music at Solshine’s biggest hub, before heading back to their campgrounds.

The Summer Camp Music Festival Community Contribution Fund will be a vital part of the new festival concept as well. For every full-price admission ticket purchased for Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie, $1.50 is set aside and put into the Community Fund to directly benefit the City of Chillicothe and surrounding cities. A committee consisting of local Chillicothe area residents will recommend how the funds will be distributed.

There are a plethora of ways to get involved with Solshine Reverie. Applications and information on how to get involved as a volunteer are available on the Solshine website here.

The inaugural Solshine will continue the brand’s longstanding Memorial Day Weekend affair at the breathtaking Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. The private park provides a natural amphitheater and a stunning landscape that creates the perfect scenic playground for festival goers to explore. Attendees can also camp within the festival grounds, further elevating the festival’s community-oriented make-up.

All Solshine tickets will have camping included. There are a variety of additional add-ons available including VIP upgrades as well as RV and car camping spots. The VIP upgrade includes exclusive amenities, access to the Thursday pre-party, VIP camping and viewing areas, VIP lounge, air-conditioned bathrooms, and more. Solshine attendees now have the chance to purchase two-day GA and VIP passes for Saturday and Sunday, as well as GA and VIP single-day passes for Sunday here.


The String Cheese Incident
Manic Focus
Maddy O'Neal
Snakes & Stars
Formerly The Fox
Old Shoe
Steady Flow
Sun Stereo
Haize and Company
Half House
Jerm Theory
Keep The Eleven
Mr. Please
Undercover Organism
Worst Impressions
+ More To Be Announced

John Summit
The String Cheese Incident
Umphrey's McGee
Barclay Crenshaw
Big Something
Maddy O'Neal
The Werks
Moon Hooch
A Hundred Drums
Black Carl!
Blue Future
Charlie Otto + His Gear
Jason Leech
Josh Teed
Act Casual
Blake Gardner & The Farmers
Float Like A Buffalo
+More To Be Announced

Umphrey's McGee
Kill Safari
Keller Williams
Gaspar Benegas & L.A. Argentinians
Manic Focus
Late Night Radio
DJ Brownie
Allie & The Night Krals
Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes
DJ Marb Menthols
Mantra Sounds
The Original Cyberpunk
Zack Fedor & The Long Goodbyes
+More To Be Announced

The Disco Biscuits
Big Gigantic
LP Giobbi (Dead House Set)
Night Tales
Doom Flamingo
Moody Good
Armchair Boogie
Bad Snacks
DJ Logic
Henhouse Prowlers
Thought Process
+More To Be Announced