Summer Camp Music Festival was set to return to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL for its 20th anniversary later this month over Memorial Day weekend (May 22nd–24th) with performances from moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy Strings, STS9, and more. Instead, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to reschedule the weekend festival back a few months with the goal of (hopefully) taking place during the weekend of August 21st–23rd.
Until then, Summer Camp will partner with the Live from Out There couch tour series for a special weekend broadcast of Summer Camp Virtual Festival: A 20 Year Retrospective, which is set to air over Memorial Day weekend on the same days the 2020 event was supposed to take place.
Similar to the recent Coachella: 20 Years In The Desert YouTube documentary, Summer Camp Virtual Festival: A 20 Year Retrospective will give fans an inside look at the past two decades of the midwestern music event and how it has grown since its first year in June 2001. According to the festival’s announcement on Friday, the Memorial Day weekend broadcast will include live and pre-recorded performances from artists at home, pro-shot footage of past Summer Camp sets, workshops, panel discussions, artist interviews, and a live Q&A. Organizers will share more details on the broadcast schedule in the coming days.
According to the original postponement announcement shared in late March, all of the festival’s 2020 headliners including moe., Umphrey’s McGee, and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead have agreed to perform the new August dates, although due to the unavoidable schedule conflicts, a small number of artists on the 2020 lineup poster may change.
Head to the Summer Camp website for more info.
SCMF is teaming up with Live From Out There to present Summer Camp Virtual Festival: A 20 Year Retrospective
Live Music, Rewind Performances, Interviews and Q&A’s, Workshops & Panels, Giveaways, and a chance for you to reconnect with SCampers over Memorial Day Weekend. pic.twitter.com/s1YNtXNcmr
— Summer Camp Festival (@SummerCampFest) May 8, 2020