Summer Camp Music Festival
The 16th annual Summer Camp Music Festival shined vibrantly Friday morning, as fans from across the nation flooded through the gates of the glorious Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois for another epic celebration of music, arts and life. Born in 2001, the monumental event has grown to be one of the most celebrated Midwest events of the summer, hosting national acts such as Neil Young, Trey Anastasio, Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty, Widespread Panic and many, many more.
In the past when I have been 3 days deep into a festival, seeing the Sunday day pass folks show up is like looking at a crystal clear waterfall. They look so clean and refreshing. Their energy quenches my soul, making me believe that I have a reserve tank of energy to make it through the last day here in never never land. The juice is worth the squeeze when it comes down to it. These Sunday funday folks are here to revive the shows and bring balance and harmony to whatever mishaps and ales you have acquired along the way in the name of fun.
Memorial Day weekend always produces a number of different and distinct music festivals across the country, however one Midwest festival in particular has proved for countless years that they know how to throw a unique concert experience complete with a diverse music selection, an enthusiastic and experienced crowd, and a little help from the weather gods. This year’s annual Summer Camp Music Festival was one for the ages, providing fans with an unforgettable experience that won’t be outdone anytime soon.
Blending a unique variety of roots reggae, rock n’ roll, and electronic dub, Minneapolis-based trio Jon Wayne and The Pain brought their signature “Reggae-Tronic Dub” sound to the beautiful grounds of Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois this past weekend for an unforgettable performance at the annual Summer Camp Music Festival.
After a particularly grueling winter, festivalgoers around the country are dreaming of their summer getaways and for many music fans, this means a breathtaking weekend at Summer Camp Music Festival 2014. What started as roughly a 1,000 person gathering has blossomed into a 7-stage, 15,000 person event that stands as one of the Midwest’s premier festivals today.
This past Memorial Day weekend marked the 13th anniversary of Summer Camp Music Festival, and annual event that takes place at the celebrated Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. Since the festival’s beginning in 2001, it has grown rapidly into a bona fide heavy-hitter event by delivering major artists of multiple genres year after year.
Wick-it the Instigator will be hitting some of the hottest festivals in the US and Canada this summer including Sonic Bloom on June 14th. His set is scheduled for 6:30 on Sunday at the Campfire Stage. After a number of sold out club shows, the multi-genre DJ and producer will bring his infamous big beats and huge drops to an eclectic mix of festivals including Austin City Limits Festival, Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Bounce Fest and Summerset.
Don’t miss BIG GIGANTIC and STS9 headlining this year’s SUMMER CAMP MUSIC FESTIVAL in CHILLICOTHE this FRIDAY, MAY 24 and SATURDAY, MAY 25. See below for their performance times and stages.BIG GIGANTIC will be making the rounds on the U.S. festival circuit again this summer as they continue to support their latest album, NOCTURNAL.