With nearly all major music festivals and concert tours originally planned for summer 2020 now either canceled or postponed heading into June, it appears—aside from the new drive-in format popping up on towns across America and Europe—music fans won’t be having much fun at their favorite events this year. There is, however, a smaller regional festival which looks to still go on as planned in Brunswick, ME next month over Independence Day weekend.
Summer Jam Camp Out is planned to take place at the Thomas Point Beach & Campground in Brunswick, ME on July 3rd–5th. The multi-day music event will feature performances from Kung Fu in addition to Higher Education, Swimmer, Peak, Skull & Roses, Rebel Alliance, Leon Trout, Immortal Jellyfish, and more. The event is also set to feature a full disc golf tournament on the campgrounds’ 9 hole course.
Maine Governor Janet Mills recently signed an Executive Order that allows for the gradual easing of restrictions implemented under previous Executive Orders beginning on June 1st. While the New England state continues the widespread reopening of businesses heading into summer, the latest Executive Order only eases the restrictions on certain gatherings from 10 to 50 people—music festivals not included.
A statement shared by festival organizers on May 26th reads,
Summer Jam Camp Out 2020 is moving forward. We take the safety of our staff, patrons, & volunteers very seriously. There are limited number of tickets available for this event. We will be spreading people out on the 80+ acre campground. We will be following any and all guidelines set forth by the state and beyond! We are taking extra measures and making plans to insure your safety. We have had some bands cancel due to the Corona virus and we respect that choice. We have signed equal bands as replacements,we also added more TBA. The show will go on! We will be announcing a few slight line up changes within the next couple of days if not sooner..! Thank you for your patience!
An additional statement shared with Live For Live Music on Thursday also reads,
We are working hard at this to make it a go, and as of this moment it is a go, we had a few bands that canceled and refilled there sets instantly with bands that want to play this event, all the bands we replaced are at the same level and one we brought in is at a higher level then the band they replaced.
Head to the festival website for ticketing and general info. Scroll down to see an updated 2020 lineup poster.