Summer Camp Music Festival

Solshine Reverie: On The Road Tour is bringing the magic made at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL to YOU. Spend an evening enjoying the best of your local artists as they compete for a spot on the Solshine Reverie 2024 lineup. All attendees that purchase a ticket and place a vote for a band will be automatically entered to win a 3-Day GA Pass to the festival over Memorial Day Weekend. Find more info on the festival at If you are a local artist that would like to submit to play the event, please use this form:

The creators behind Summer Camp Music Festival have just unveiled the genre-bending Phase One lineup for their new festival concept: Solshine: A Music and Arts Reverie.

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.

“The spirit and community of Summer Camp will remain, but we are excited to again push boundaries, as we did when we started Summer Camp, and expand the festival's mission by bringing the Solshine to the forefront. Soulshine had been the house of our Make a Difference program and sustainability efforts, so elevating that intentionality to the overall festival was a big part of the plan. Summer Camp had evolved into much more than a music festival, it was a community centered around music and art.

An important message from the Producer of Summer Camp Music Festival, about the future of the festival, and hints at a new event starting Memorial Day Weekend 2024 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL - presented by Summer Camp.

“Hello Summer Camp Family,

I am writing to share some important news with you in advance of this year’s 22nd Summer Camp Music Festival.

Summer Camp Music Festival is proud to present the Sunday 1-Day lineup for the annual Memorial Day Weekend. Joining the traditional Sunday sets from both host bands moe. and Umphrey’s McGee will be performances from headliners Willie Nelson & Family, Vulpeck, Mastodon,  & so many more! With this announcement comes the release of Sunday 1-Day GA & VIP tickets.

Summer Camp Music Festival has announced the addition of 60+ artists to their annual event happening this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, solidifying their place as one of the premier camping festivals in the midwest. Performers at this year’s festival represent a range of sounds ranging from Electronic, Jam, Rock, Alternative, Bluegrass & more with headlining acts Willie Nelson & Family, Excision, Vulfpeck, Goose, Ganja White Night, Les Claypool, The Disco Biscuits, and long-time host bands moe. & Umphrey’s McGee.

Summer Camp Music Festival organizers announced the initial artists confirmed to perform at the festival, which is taking place at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL on Memorial Day Weekend in 2023. Notable artists include Willie Nelson & Family, Excision, Vulfpeck, Goose, Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, & The Disco Biscuits. Celebrating the 22nd annual edition of the festival, by Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment,musicians spanning every genre will take the stage throughout the weekend.

Summer Camp Music Festival announces its return to Chillicothe, IL on  Memorial Day Weekend 2023 (May 26-28), with the Pre-Party taking place on Thursday, May 25th. The annual 3-day weekend tradition, dating back to the fests inception over 20 years ago, has been a staple in the Midwest and continues to build a community that many fans refer to as their “home away from home”.

Pulling into Summer Camp for my first time I couldn’t help but feel a bit apprehensive. Everything I’ve read or seen on the web says “It’s an amazing fest… as long as it doesn’t rain“ Yet, here I was, pulling up to the gate on Friday morning after 3 solid days of precipitation. Stepping out of my jeep into the parking lot I immediately sunk into the mud up to my ankles and thought to myself “Welp, I guess it’s time to get dirty!” 

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