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Summer Camp Music Festival Announces 2018 Initial Lineup December 21, 2017 13:25

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It's that time of the year again, when all of our favorite summer musical festivals are confirming lineups and beginning to roll out their initial lineups.  Summer Camp Music Festival, hosted annually by moe. and Umphrey's McGee, has certainly solidified itself as one of the jam scene's premier annual events over the years. Earlier today, festival organizers revealed the initial 2018 lineup, which is looking as strong as ever before. 

In addition to multiple sets from moe. and Umphreys, next year's festival will feature performances by Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band (two sets),  STS9, Tipper, RL Grime, Greensky Bluegrass, Action Bronson, Beats Antique, Cherub, EOTO, Everyone Orchestra, JJ Grey & Mofro, Keller Williams, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Leftover Salmon, Lettuce, Mija, OOKAY LIVE, SOJA, Spafford, BIG Something, Aqueous, and Yonder Mountain String Band. See below for the complete initial lineup. Additional performers will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks. Tickets to next year’s event are available now and can be purchased at the festival’s official website.

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. In 2014, it was listed as one of the top 40 music festivals in Rolling Stone.

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.

Check out the 2017 Summer Camp highlights here: