Summer Camp Festival announced the first round of performers for the 2018 edition of the Memorial Day weekend tradition, in its 18th year, held at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL May 25-28. The annual festival, co-hosted by moe. and Umphreys McGee, will feature each band performing all three days as well as Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band performing two sets.
Over 125 artists will perform on nine stages throughout the weekend. A limited number of early-bird general admission tickets are on sale now at the Summer Camp website. A three-day pass costs $189 and includes camping Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Installment plans are also available.
Summer Camp began in 2001 and has garnered a reputation as one of the most eclectic festivals in the U.S. as well as one that provides a training ground for up and coming artists. Previous performers include: Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch, Primus, Run the Jewels, Willie Nelson, Violent Femmes and Skrillex. With the announcement of the initial 2018 lineup, Summer Camp will retain that reputation in 2018. Artists scheduled to perform include 2017 Summer Camp breakout artist, Buffalo’s Aqueous, funk masters, Lettuce and Spafford, a band that has been a quietly rising presence in the jamband scene over the past year.
Other artists revealed in Thursday’s announcement were: Beats Antique, Cherub, EOTO, Everyone Orchestra, JJ Grey & Mofro, Keller Williams, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Leftover Salmon, Mija, OOKAY LIVE,SOJA, Yonder Mountain String Band, Zomboy, STS9, Tipper, RL Grime, Greensky Bluegrass, Action Bronson, Big Something, Con Brio, the Funk Hunters, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Kuuro, Lawrence, the Main Squeeze, Marvel Years, Parker, SoDown, Steady Flow, Sun Stereo, Tyler Childers, Anomalie, John Craigie, Mad Zach, Maddy O’Neal, Mungion, Noizu, Organ Freeman, Zeshan B and Zoogma.
Check out NYS Music’s wrap-up of last year’s festival here and see the festival announcement, featuring Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico from moe. and some special guests in video below.