Since 2001, Moe. fans have flocked to 3 Sisters Park in Central Illinois for Summer Camp Music Festival. It has grown a little bit every year since then. Moe. still has multiple sets, but since 2003 Umphrey’s Mcgee has hopped on board. Today the music festival hosts much more than just jam bands. This year’s lineup will feature performances from Zeds Dead, Pretty Lights, Trey Anastasio Band, Run The Jewels and many many more.
There’s a lot of Run The Trap favorites on this lineup, along with some rising talent that should be on your radar. Hope to see some of you there!
Summer Camp Music Festival
Maddy O’Neal has been absolutely killing it on the music circuit. She’s played Red Rocks already, released a fantastic 9 track debut album and has caught the eye of many fellow artists. Her debut album, Introspect, is just the beginning. Make sure you check out this young talent before she blows up.
Deadbeats Vibe Tent Takeover
I know I cheated by choosing this whole Deadbeats Vibe Tent takeover, but I don’t care. This whole block of music looks like a blast – from Elohim’s tantalizing indie vocals to Figure’s violent drumstep, to Slander’ and Rezz’s ability to seamlessly move through genres, I think it’s safe to say that The Vibe Tent will be bumping all night. Not to mention that they are boasting a special ‘Deadbeats b2b’ at 3 AM. Not to point out the obvious, but Zeds Dead will be at the festival. I know I’m not the only one hoping that they show up at 3 AM.
Destructo will be taking over The Soulshine Tent early Satuday morning. Make sure to get there by 5:00 am to experience a Destructo sunrise sermon set. He will no doubt keep the crowd moving as the sun slowly starts to show its face. Welcome the day with Destructo’s unique take on house music.
Pretty Lights Live
What can be said about the newest Pretty Lights band that hasn’t already been said? Their unique take on all of Pretty Lights’ classic tunes have fans going crazy for more. Their improvised flips have a perfect balance of electronic and live music.
Manic Focus is going to be all over the place at Summer Camp – so you have no excuse to miss him! His new album, Minds Rising, is packed with hot collaborations with talent that is already on the Summer Camp lineup. Hopefully we get live renditions of “Putting All Of My People On” with Probcause or “Timeless” with Carlile.
Porn and Chicken
If you are from Chicago, you know for a fact that there is no party like a Porn and Chicken party. They have hosted a weekly party in Chicago since 2011 and it has only grown since then. Their experience opening for and headlining all sorts of different stages across the world gives them the ability to play a wild show anywhere. Can you imagine what a late night set from these guys will be like?
Self described as ‘up beat and soulful electronic dance music’ Statik has been slowly making his name made. His masterful guitar skills and production chops have already caught the eye of other artists like Manic Focus. It’s only a matter of time until everyone else catches up.
Herobust’s aggressive take on trap music needs no introduction. His ‘BUSTED’ remixes always tend to breathe a brand new life into a song that might already be bumpin. I cannot wait to see how busted the Vibe Tent will be when he is done with it.