On Thursday, Summer Camp Music Festival kicked off with their annual pre-party at Chillicothe, IL’s Three Sisters Park. The beloved festival is set to run this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 24th, 25th, and 26th. Host band Umphrey’s McGee helped get the Memorial Day Weekend party started with a late-night Red Barn set.
Umphrey’s McGee opened up their one-set performance with “1348”, amping up their crowd with the song’s dark and heavy intro. The fan-favorite gave fans a chance to sing along with Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger before the band smoothly landed into “2×2”. With Kris Myers and Andy Farag holding it down behind their kits, the sextet aggressively charged forward with a choice pairing of “Comma Later” into “Domino Theory”. The only newer song of the evening came next, as Umphrey’s worked through “Attachments” off of their 2018 it’s you album. Following the Bayliss led “Example 1”, Umphrey’s McGee dusted off a cover of Janes Addiction‘s “Stop”, played last on June 9th, 2000, a gap of 2,251 shows! With their Summer Camp family cheering them on, the band brought their set to a close with “Dump City”. Umphrey’s returned to offer up a two-song encore with “Much Obliged” into “Kula”.
Luckily for fans unable to attend the show, there’s some awesome fan-shot footage of Umphrey’s Janes Addiction cover, which you can watch below:
Umphrey’s McGee – “Stop”
Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL | 5/23/2019
Set: 1348 > 2×2, Comma Later > Domino Theory, Attachments, Example 1, Stop, Dump City
Encore: Much Obliged > Kula
Red Barn late-night set
last “Stop” 06.09.2000 (2,251 shows)
In addition to three days of performances from host bands moe. and Umphrey’s McGee, this year’s Summer Camp Music Festival will feature sets from a diverse selection of top-tier rock, jam, funk, electronic, reggae, and hip-hop acts, including Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Big Gigantic, STS9, Zeds Dead, Rebelution, Chromeo (Live), Oteil & Friends, Gramatik, Flux Pavilion, Lotus, Trampled By Turtles, Blues Traveler, Toots and The Maytals, and a rare reunion of Black Star, the lauded duo comprised of Yasin Bey (a.k.a Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, among many others.
Two-day passes, along with VIP, three-day, and single-day ticketing options are currently still onsale here!