Summer Camp Music Festival

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Summer Camp Music Festival
Jake- Cinninger.jpg
Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee performing at Summer Camp Music Festival, May 23, 2009
Genre Jam
Dates Memorial Day Weekend
Location(s) Chillicothe, Illinois
Years active 2001–present
Founded by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment
Website
summercampfestival.com

The Summer Camp Music Festival is a multi-day music festival created by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment and held annually on Memorial Day Weekend at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. The event typically attracts around 20,000 visitors, of which between 8,000 and 10,000 arrive before gates open.[1] In 2014, it was listed as one of the top 40 music festivals in Rolling Stone.[2][3]

The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 20,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 4 days.

While the numbers have grown, Summer Camp still maintains the same energy and family feel it had when it started over a decade ago. As one fan put it, “Coming to Summer Camp is like coming home.” You’ll run into old friends, meet a ton of great new ones, and have the time of your life. Almost tripling the population of Chillicothe for the weekend, Summer Camp creates a city within a city, and greatly impacts the local business economy. Artists that have performed at the Summer Camp Music Festival in past years include: moe., Umphrey’s McGee, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Bassnectar, Widespread Panic, Les Claypool, Keller Williams, Pretty Lights, Skrillex, The Roots, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Medeski Martin & Wood, and many, many more!


2001[edit]

The first annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held June 23–24, 2001.[4]

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2002[edit]

The second annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held July 5–7, 2002.[5]

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2003[edit]

The third annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 24–26, 2003.[6] This year marked the first time Umphrey's McGee began playing at Summer Camp.

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2004[edit]

The fourth annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 28–30, 2004.[7] This year, the festival expanded to 35 bands.

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2005[edit]

The fifth annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 26–29, 2005.[8] This year featured over 40 bands.

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2006[edit]

The sixth annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 25–27, 2006.[9]

2007[edit]

The seventh annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 24–27, 2007.[10]

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2008[edit]

The 2008 Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 23–25.[11]

2009[edit]

The 2009 Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 21–24, 2009.[12]

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2010[edit]

The 10th annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 28–30, 2010[13]

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2011[edit]

The 11th annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 27–29, 2011[14]

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2012[edit]

The 12th annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held May 25–27, 2012[15]

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2013[edit]

The 13th annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held on May 24–26, 2013[16]

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2014[edit]

The 14th annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held on May 23–25, 2014[17]

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2015[edit]

The 15th annual Summer Camp Music Festival was held on May 22–24, 2015[18]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thousands fill up at Three Sisters Park for Summer Camp Music Festival". Peoria Journal Star. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "About 20,000 expected at Summer Camp Music Festival over Memorial Day weekend". Peoria Journal Star. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Summer 2014's 40 Must-See Music Festivals : Summer Camp Music Festival". Rolling Stone. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
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  8. ^ http://summercampfestival.com/Past-Lineups/#2005
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  11. ^ http://summercampfestival.com/Past-Lineups/#2008
  12. ^ Summer Camp Music Festival. "Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL | May 25-27, 2012". Summercampfestival.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
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