The 2016 edition of the Summer Camp Music Festival has once again come and gone, leaving a musical trail of havoc and harmony on the collective psyches of all in attendance. We’ve been covering this amazing event from every angle, with a written review, daily photo updates and video highlights of special moments. Our videographer Rex Thomson has been dying to share some of his footage from the festival, so we’ve compiled some of his best videos from the first two days of music!
Headlining the Thursday pre-party, Greensky Bluegrass drew nearly every soul in the place to their kick off set, and earned deafening cheers with fiery performances from the whole band, particularly Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck on a a blistering “Burn Them.”
Greensky Bluegrass “Burn Them”
Occasional all-star band Van Ghost made their annual appearance on the stages of Summer Camp, as Michael Harrison Berg was joined by Jennifer Hartswick of the TAB, Nick Cassarino of The Nth Power and Chris Gelbuda for an acoustic take on their catalog, including this rendition of “Domino Effect.”
Van Ghost with Nick Cassarino “Domino Effect”
The Nth Power brought their healing music to the main stage last Friday! Jam out to “Right Now” from their first full length release, Abundance.
The Nth Power “Right Now”
Brooklyn’s modern day blues band The Dirty Birds and their front woman Sister Sparrow delivered a high energy blast of their most well loved tunes, including this wired version of “We Need A Love.”
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds “We Need A Love”
The Ragbirds made their joyful return to Summer Camp after missing the previous year. Watch as they play the silly “Cosmos” from their new album for their fans in the rain.
The Ragbirds “Cosmos”
Portland’s quirky sisters Katelyn and Laurie along with their band, Shook Twins, delighted the audience with their effortlessly charming music, including the song “Rose,” about a chicken.
Shook Twins “Rose”
Rising Appalachia made their Summer Camp debut this year and wowed the crowd with a stellar rendition of the title track for their latest album, Wider Circles.
Rising Appalachia “Wider Circles”
moe. got loose as a goose for their special set in the VIP tent on Friday night and delighted their diehard fans with stripped down versions of classics like “Not Coming Down,” (Which also featured several ‘Kashmir’ teases) “Wormwood” and “Okay Alright.”
moe. “Not Coming Down>Wormwood>Okay Alright”
Mike Dillon brought a mad cadre of percussion players of all shapes and sizes to the late night closing set at Summer Camp’s Campfire stage. helping him out through the windy and rain soaked set was moe.’s Jim Loughlin, who faced off with Dillon for some fun and fireworks!
Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium