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Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment and Jam Productions, Ltd. are proud to announce Summer Camp Music Festival is returning this Memorial Day Weekend to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. This will be the 14th Annual Summer Camp Music Festival. Taking place at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL (just 20 miles north of Peoria), the festival also features a kid’s camp, an extensive representation of non-profit organizations, on-site camping, lots of unique arts & craft artisans, a variety of good food and plenty of ice cold beer.

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Thursday, May 22
 

1:00pm

Soul Census
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What makes Soul Census so special you ask? The musicians switch it up, trading instruments throughout their performance. There's a lot going on and you never know when they might just pull out an instrumental improvisation. One moment they're playing blues, the next its reggae with a little R&B, or something totally unrehearsed.

The band consists of six members. Whitney Marie is a powerful vocalist and songwriter. Whitney's voice can fill a stadium and her lyrics will give you goosebumps as you feel every word she sings. T'Slick, or "T" as he likes to be called, is a powerhouse musician who plays drums, keys, guitar, and sings all the while. T's vocals will shake you and rock your world. Paulie B. is our keyboard player. Paul started by learning classical piano then moved on to guitar, bass, and drums. Paul is also a main songwriter in our music. Mark plays bass without effort. He is the yin and the yang, and he doesn't speak a lick of English. Kane Kerley is our lead guitar player. His solos are driven with pure energy. Peter Floyd is nicknamed the Bar Chord master. Peter plays rhythm guitar, percussion, and switches to drums.


Thursday May 22, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
e) CAMPING

1:30pm

Blue Fruit Snacks
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High Energy Acoustic Duo Blasting out of St Louis with enough sound to fill a full band. Ahna with Vocals that will leave you reminiscing of Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin), with enough soul and howl to make even Janis Joplin proud. Ahna also plays the acoustic guitar with an upbeat rhythmic style that will have your feet moving and your booty shaking. BongoJak is the insanely passionate Aux Percussionist who will leave you wondering how his hands aren't falling off, and where the heck he store all that energy? With his hands (and dreads) flying around it's hard to believe he could actually be playing even MORE instruments, like the tambourine with his feet, and kazoo with his mouth, on top of back up vocals too. We play "JAM Band"/"Island Rock" style of music, with many original songs as well as some covers (we do our own way). Playing songs from Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Sublime, Santana, Janis Joplin....and many more.


Thursday May 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
f) VIBETENT

1:30pm

Mighty Shady
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Gaining momentum in venues across Iowa and the Midwest, Des Moines’ Mighty Shady— Eric McCoy, Chris Freier, Jared Murphy, Joel Schwitchtenberg, and Keenan McBroom—were busy last summer playing national festivals including Wakarusa and 80/35 Music Festival, as well as a handful of regional festivals including Adventure Camp, Dangerfest, Briar Patch, Shwagstock, and Little Big Fest. And while these talented musicians find inspiration in the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime, their alt rock is original, seamlessly packing the dance floor with funky grooves. Mighty Shady has been dubbed "indie groove rock" by the locals here in Des Moines, and manages to tastefully combine reggae, rock, and psychedelic jams together in their live performances. Meaningful lyrics add depth to the dynamic group’s draw and have helped build a loyal fan base, one that is sure to explode in 2014 with the highly anticipated release of their first full length album


Thursday May 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

2:00pm

The Way Down Wanderers
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Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5 piece roots/americana band, The Way Down Wanderers, not only draw listeners in with their energy and originality but also captivate fans with their unique and touching story; Banjo player, Ben Montalbano and fiddle/mandolin player, Collin Krause, are half brothers who met each other for the first time 5 years ago. The two were shocked to find that not only were they both pursuing careers in music, but that they were each drawn to the same genres. In addition to their unexpected brotherly collaboration, the other band member's dramatically diverse backgrounds in bluegrass, jazz, classical and rap music, blend together to form unique harmony vocals, soaring instrumentals, lively dynamics and standout melodies.


Thursday May 22, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
c) STARSHINE

3:00pm

Blue Fruit Snacks
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High Energy Acoustic Duo Blasting out of St Louis with enough sound to fill a full band. Ahna with Vocals that will leave you reminiscing of Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin), with enough soul and howl to make even Janis Joplin proud. Ahna also plays the acoustic guitar with an upbeat rhythmic style that will have your feet moving and your booty shaking. BongoJak is the insanely passionate Aux Percussionist who will leave you wondering how his hands aren't falling off, and where the heck he store all that energy? With his hands (and dreads) flying around it's hard to believe he could actually be playing even MORE instruments, like the tambourine with his feet, and kazoo with his mouth, on top of back up vocals too. We play "JAM Band"/"Island Rock" style of music, with many original songs as well as some covers (we do our own way). Playing songs from Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Sublime, Santana, Janis Joplin....and many more.


Thursday May 22, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
f) VIBETENT

3:00pm

Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen
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Rebecca Rego and The Trainmen met in Kankakee, Il in the spring of 2012 while working on separate musical projects. Drummer Matt Yeates (who also spends time drumming for indie-folk darlings Ivan & Alyosha and Twin Forks), Upright-bass and mandolin player Eric Fitts, and guitar and banjo player Cory Ponton make up what is now known as The Trainmen. The three are life long friends who have been playing music together since they were teenagers.
Debut record 'Tolono' released February 11, 2014“Tolono” is a train town south of Champaign, IL founded by the Illinois central railroad in the early 19th century. For many years it was mainly home to employees of the railroad and became a featured stop for early rail passengers. Today many of its streets still bear the name of railroad employees. It was purely coincidental that Rebecca Rego and The Trainmen ventured to this small town in July to record their debut record with engineer and producer Matt Talbott (of Hum). In three days they found local musicians to accompany them and recorded everything live to analog tape. The essence of these songs on TOLONO is distinctly Midwest. Rebecca wrote them about the time that she has spent outside of Chicago in smaller towns in Illinois, family stories and the first years of her marriage.


Thursday May 22, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

3:00pm

Headband Jam
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Since forming in Uptown Minneapolis four years ago, Headband Jam has been establishing themselves as a big part of the music scene in the twin cities and beyond. The group has made a name for themselves by having a close connection with their fans, putting on powerhouse shows, and dueling guitar sections that are undeniably face melting. HBJ's style can be described as fresh and ever changing, capturing the diverse interests of the band members while bringing a tight perfected sound for every music head to get down to. A potent blend of prog, rock, funk, dance, and reggae keeps fans on their toes with anticipation for the next drop into something new.


Thursday May 22, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
e) CAMPING

3:00pm

Introduction to Permaculture Corner
Learn about the Permaculture Corner at Summer Camp!

Thursday May 22, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

3:30pm

Good Graeff
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Made of twin sisters Brooke and Brit, Good Graeff (pronounced “grayf”) creates powerful folk-charged indie pop that centers on Brooke’s dynamic & original vocals and upbeat acoustic chord progressions, which are finessed into creative and memorable pop songs by Brit’s melodic, classically influenced cello riffs.


Thursday May 22, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
c) STARSHINE

4:00pm

Cob Building
Get your hands dirty and help build cob structures

Thursday May 22, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

4:30pm

Zeta June
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Zeta June is the collaborative effort of Porter Hand, Mitch Hruby, Ian Crawford and Cody Kuhens. The goal of Zeta June is to deliver music to the masses that people can relate to and enjoy. Being heavily influenced by so many great jam bands, Zeta June brings great musicianship through catchy melodies and an impressive sense of improvisation skills. Zeta June is sure to cause some commotion and turn some heads.


Thursday May 22, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
f) VIBETENT

4:30pm

The Ars Nova
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The Ars Nova is a new band that formed in Champaign in the fall of 2011. The band consists of four students at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Influenced by classic and alternative rock, blues, and various jam bands, this band blends the roots of blues with vibes of modern alternative and funk rock. The band literally was created in a dirty basement but soon developed a style that delivers a driving blues-rock sound. The Ars Nova is an innovative, creative band, willing to challenge any music scene by bringing back something all music fans can appreciate, a passion for blues and rock ‘n roll.


Thursday May 22, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

5:00pm

Electric Orange Peel
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Electric Orange Peel is an emerging Columbus jam band that has blasted its way onto the Ohio scene.


Thursday May 22, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
e) CAMPING

5:00pm

Family Groove Company with Third Coast Horns
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Family Groove Company is a four piece band from Chicago that is turning heads and catching ears with a sound that is uncannily fresh, and live performances that simply envelop audiences in the fun, excitement and passion that the band radiates from the stage. Growing audiences everywhere FGC plays attest to the impact the band is making, as they bring the excitement of their live performances to ever growing venues, in more and more cities across the country. Appearances at most of the Midwest's major music festivals have helped along the way, the band's steady shift from club dates to small theaters and music halls points to the great things to come, and the over 50,000 live CDs that have been distributed and traded all over the country speak for themselves. Family Groove Company is a band that music fans should not miss.

FGC integrates the groove sensibility developed by funk/jazz crossover artists like Herbie Hancock and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, with thoughtful, tight song writing that takes cues from the likes of Steely Dan and the Beatles. The result? An infectious, fresh sound the band calls "groove informed jazz/rock."


Thursday May 22, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
c) STARSHINE

6:00pm

Zeta June
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ARTIST PAGE
Zeta June is the collaborative effort of Porter Hand, Mitch Hruby, Ian Crawford and Cody Kuhens. The goal of Zeta June is to deliver music to the masses that people can relate to and enjoy. Being heavily influenced by so many great jam bands, Zeta June brings great musicianship through catchy melodies and an impressive sense of improvisation skills. Zeta June is sure to cause some commotion and turn some heads.


Thursday May 22, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm
f) VIBETENT

6:00pm

Chicago Farmer
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Chicago Farmer's title track Backenforth, IL, is the centerpiece of his sixth collection of Guthrie-inspired populist songs, as well as autobiographical. The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow mid-westerner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads North and South of I-80.


Thursday May 22, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

6:30pm

Cosby Sweater feat. Joel Cummins
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Cosby Sweater is a new and vibrant voice in live electronic music. The versatile trio is comprised of David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on Tenor Saxophone and EWI and Richard “Sleepy” Floyd on drums.


Thursday May 22, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
c) STARSHINE

7:00pm

Funky Junk
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Funky Junk is a jam machine hailing from good ol' Naptown USA. We love to make people get down and boogie in anyway possible!


Thursday May 22, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
e) CAMPING

7:30pm

Business As Usual
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Danny Ranieri, Gary Goodheart, and Adrian Slezak started playing music together in the summer of 2012. Long time friend Sean Mckeon joined the band and picked up the keys later down the road during the fall. The rest is history in the making.


Thursday May 22, 2014 7:30pm - 8:00pm
f) VIBETENT

7:30pm

Twiddle
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Twiddle, a Vermont based quartet, spins tall tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more. With sage songwriting and unmatched variety, Twiddle’s thrilling infancy will surely exceed all expectation.


Thursday May 22, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

8:00pm

Nahko & Medicine for The People
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Spirited thump-hop storytelling. Unless you’re familiar with Medicine for the People, you may have never heard this self-described genre before. But tune into their recordings, and most likely, you’ll quickly find that as proclaimed in their hit song, ‘Vultures of Culture,’ ‘it all starts to make sense.’ That is, their music and their message.


Thursday May 22, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
c) STARSHINE

9:00pm

Business As Usual
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Danny Ranieri, Gary Goodheart, and Adrian Slezak started playing music together in the summer of 2012. Long time friend Sean Mckeon joined the band and picked up the keys later down the road during the fall. The rest is history in the making.


Thursday May 22, 2014 9:00pm - 9:30pm
f) VIBETENT

9:00pm

Henhouse Prowlers
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Nine years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.


Thursday May 22, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

9:30pm

Future Rock
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Chicago’s electronic rock stalwarts Future Rock continue to pound out pulsating beats with the verocity of a 70′s era rock band. Outside of hometown Chicago, they may be best known for high profile and excellent remixes of Daft Punk, Neon Indian, Black Moth Super Rainbow and DFA 1979.


Thursday May 22, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
c) STARSHINE

10:00pm

11:00pm

Sun Stereo
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Sun Stereo is a six piece band hailing from Urbana, Illinois, consisting of one theatrical flunky and five jazz junkies. After graduating with a Musical Theater Composition degree from University of Illinois, Kelly McMorris (music, lyrics, vocals, keys) has been writing music, performing in a plethora of projects, and all the while canvassing the gutters and bowels of churches, saloons, and opera houses for the perfect concoction of thugs and miscreants to transpire his musical vision. In 2010, he reunited with Jesse Greenlee (drums, cymbals, vocals) and began fleshing out the prenatal bones of the first full-length album, Rogue Satellite. After it’s completion, they tapped the veins of the University of Illinois Jazz program to procure the remaining pieces (Josh Houchin, bass, vocals; Adrian Barnett, bari sax; Euan Edmonds, trombone; Kevin Bourassa, Trumpet; Jon Griffith, bari sax) and bring the album’s nuances and grandiose intricacies to life on the stage.


Thursday May 22, 2014 11:00pm - Friday May 23, 2014 12:00am
f) VIBETENT

11:00pm

Manic Focus
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.Manic Focus is the musical conception of John “JmaC” McCarten that breaks the bounds of the typical electronic music realm. Being classically trained on piano at an early age, his musical talents have brought him through the realms of hip-hop beats and electronic music, having now evolved into the dynamic, bass induced sounds of Manic Focus.


Thursday May 22, 2014 11:00pm - Friday May 23, 2014 12:15am
g) REDBARN

11:00pm

Tricky Ol' Puss with WhySoWhite
Tricky Ol Puss is the People's magician.  Since his inception in 2005, he has strived to direct his audience's attention toward entertainment and camaraderie. He is not here to fool the masses, but rather to unite and spread the word. His unique blend of sleight of hand, absurdity, and spoken word create an aural and visual sensation so intense; you'd think you were at a dubstep show.  Ol Puss has been featured on stage in Las Vegas, Cairo, Chicago, and Timmy's 5th birthday party. 

2014 will be the 6th year Ol' Puss has graced the stage of the Soulshine Tent; each year captivating a larger and larger audience and using more and more assistants.  This year he brings a whole new bag of tricks and his assistants will be none other than the unstoppable positive momentum of _whysowhite_

Chicago funk/hip-hop group whysowhite released their self-titled debut album in February 2013. Well received by listeners it shot to the front page of popular social news site Reddit, #1 on Bandcamp with featured coverage on Jay-Z's Life + Times. During SXSW 2013, whysowhite played several showcases including a supporting set for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Headlining dates at Chicago venues like Subterranean, Double Door and Martyrs followed with a main stage performance at North Coast Music Festival in Chicago.
whysowhite started off 2014 recording a session with Audiotree.TV and releasing a music video for fan favorite "Get Busy." As a result Ruby Hornet labeled whysowhite as one of their "Chicago Acts To Look Out For in 2014." whysowhite will wrap up a 17-date national tour in March 2014 with a stop at SXSW. The group's sophomore album is slated or Summer 2014 with national tour and festival dates to be announced.

With the powers of O' Puss and _whysowhite_ finally combined; the world is literally their oyster. A delicious briny cup of malleable goo. Come watch them shuck it.

Thursday May 22, 2014 11:00pm - Friday May 23, 2014 1:00am
h) SOULSHINE

11:30pm

The Ragbirds
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Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world. The Ragbirds are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler's bow.


Thursday May 22, 2014 11:30pm - Friday May 23, 2014 1:00am
d) CAMPFIRE

12:15am

Positive Vibr8ions
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A fusion of US and UK sound, the Pos Vi8es experience is one in sound and energy, which ascend the listener to a higher, uplifted state, encapsulating listeners in an ebb an flow of intense, mellifluous vi8es.


Friday May 23, 2014 12:15am - 1:15am
f) VIBETENT

12:45am

Digital Tape Machine
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Digital Tape Machine is a Chicago-based band featuring Kris Myers, Joel Cummins, Joe Hettinga, Bryan Doherty, David Arredondo, Marcus Rezak, and Dan Rucinski. The digital, yet analog force behind Digital Tape Machine produces a very modern, electronic sound. Often compared to video game music, elements of electronic dance, tech house, dance house, deep house, post-industrial, drum ‘n bass and hip-hop are all woven into a live show. This edgy, danceable music has been met by enthusiastic crowds who are thirsty for more. The band is rapidly gaining momentum from late night festival sets and sold out shows


Friday May 23, 2014 12:45am - 2:00am
g) REDBARN

1:30am

DJ SOLO
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SOLO is a DJ in the true sense of the word, following in the footsteps of eclectic, multi-genre tastemakers, performers, and producers like Z-Trip, Cut Chemist, and DJ Shadow. He is also a musician who plays many instruments, produces music, an ongoing, unparalleled collection of moment-defining mixtapes, and has a unique, natural energy as an entertainer and performance artist.


Friday May 23, 2014 1:30am - 2:30am
f) VIBETENT

1:30am

Floodwood
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Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico, not only play together in the premier jamband, moe., but they've also spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Americana group Al & The Transamericans. Likewise, Jason Barady spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Bluegrass group Wooden Spoon from Taos, until returning to his hometown in central, NY. Nick Piccininni is a largely self taught violinist, who learned his bluegrass chops the old fashioned way - in festival picking circles & Bluegrass Festivals. He's an award winning banjo player & fiddler in high demand on the bluegrass circuit, who also spent 2 years on the road w/ The Abrams. Bass player, Zachary Fleitz is a Berklee Graduate & Hypnotic Clambake alumnus. Zach joined forces w. Wooden Spoon & has played w. J & Nick for the last few years.


Friday May 23, 2014 1:30am - 3:00am
d) CAMPFIRE

2:00am

AfroZep

AfroZep originated in 2009 with the mission to spread African music to wider audiences while paying tribute to the greatest Heavy Rock band of all time. Some tunes are straight mash-ups of Fela Kuti and Zeppelin, others are Zep tunes but set to original grooves based off the music of artists such as Tinariwen, Thomas Mapfumo and Franco and others are stripped down Zeppelin arrangements injected with the pulse of traditional African drumming.

Led by Wilson (guitar/vocals), Marshall Greenhouse (drum-kit), and Ryan Behling (bass and lead vocals), AfroZep has consistently been touring since their formation, having played festivals, clubs and universities, which are often coupled with workshops. The group has been gaining major media attention for both their unique take on Led Zeppelin, (Led Zeppelin Cover Band of the Year- Chicago Reader, Led Zeppelin Cover Band of Choice- XRT Radio Chicago) as well as for their contribution to African music. In both 2012 and 2013 the group has received multiple nominations at the Chicago Music Awards (African Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year). Wilson, Marshall and Ryan (which also make up the psychedelic rock trio KAVA) bring years of road experience with them and a rotating all-star cast of musicians they have met along the way that includes some of the countries top traditional West African percussionists and most in-demand rock and jazz horn players.


Friday May 23, 2014 2:00am - 3:30am
h) SOULSHINE

2:30am

EOTO
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ARTIST PAGE
The way music is produced and performed is growing at an astounding rate. From the roots of acoustic music to amped up rock n’ roll and into the electronic revolution, the options available to the modern musician are more like a scientific lab, than the campfire jam from where it all started. From the controls of a tiny laptop, a performer now has the power to mix, change and loop sounds in a concert setting with great ease. This modern twist of technology is bringing a new level of music to the electronic dance party.

While the genre of live electronica is relatively new on the music circuit, nobody is breaking the boundaries of live producing and improvisation like EOTO. The band fuses elements of live instrumentation, house music, dubstep and electro into their dance ready sound.


Friday May 23, 2014 2:30am - 4:00am
g) REDBARN

2:45am

Thibault
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Thibault is what happens when south Austin indie Rock wanders into the throbbing neon forest of Brooklyn electro funk. He is thrift store denim beats pounding through a four hundred foot mountain of platinum Marshall stacks. His sets are distorted strobe light soul melted on lightning pancakes with a side of pearl snap laser beams, and he’d like to serve you a very large helping tonight…


Friday May 23, 2014 2:45am - 4:00am
f) VIBETENT
 
Friday, May 23
 

10:00am

Heading OM Yoga

Rejuvenate & connect with the cOMmunity at Camp! Start your day right, as we breathe, move, & cultivate the loving kindness vibe with Yoga.  Heading OM Yoga returns to the Soulshine tent for it’s 7th year to get you balanced & flowing into your day.  All are welcOMe!  Some mats/blankets available, or bring your own.  Yoga sessions are lead by Tamo of Heading OM Yoga, West Peoria, IL. headingom.org


Friday May 23, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
h) SOULSHINE

11:00am

Undercover Organism
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Blending electronic loops and samples with live instrumentation, Undercover Organism creates a sound they call electronic jam music. With influences in jam, funk, hip-hop, dub and many different styles of electronic music, UO strives on exciting the crowd with sounds they don't normally here from a live band. Gaining more fans near and far, Undercover Organism looks to infect people looking for climactic jams layered with spectral soundscapes.
From their formation in 2009, UO has always been recognized as a band that experiments with an electronic jam style that is gaining increased popularity among festival goers and music enthusiasts. Deep bass and synths are prevalent with arpeggiating backdrops, meanwhile guitars melodically rip through building to epic crescendos. Mixing live electronics with a live band, Undercover Organism has shown that it is capable of turning any place they play into an dance party. Dynamic, rhythmic, melodic, raging, its all there. Improvisation is key with ever changing sounds, instruments and samples. Undercover Organism is constantly evolving and always finding new ways to keep the crowd moving. Engulf yourself in the electric sound waves of Undercover Organism.


Friday May 23, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
e) CAMPING

11:00am

Stepping Into the Hoop & Partner Hooping

This year at Summer Camp we will be mixing the hoop workshops up a bit!  We have been exploring and evolving in the flow arts for a combined total of almost 9 years, teaching together for a little under 2, and were even nominated for a 2013 Hoopie Award for their partner video "Another Day in the Park."  To share our experience with you, we’re offering a wide variety of workshops for all hooping levels.  Friday will be split into two groups, one for those who are new and want to learn more basic single hoop tricks and one for more advanced hoopers who would like to learn the basics of double hooping.  Saturday, one group will have the option to learn partner hooping skills which will show you tricks that incorporate a duo instead of one hooper and the second group will learn to stylize dance, perfect for those wanting to add more personal style into their hoop dance.  On Sunday, the first option is a foot hooping class and the second option will be about power moves and tosses.  In this workshop you will learn tricks to really "wow" your crowd and also some awesome tosses!  Throughout each workshop we will have our hoop fairy helpers there for extra help, as we’re expecting a large group this year!


Friday May 23, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

12:00pm

Good Graeff
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Made of twin sisters Brooke and Brit, Good Graeff (pronounced “grayf”) creates powerful folk-charged indie pop that centers on Brooke’s dynamic & original vocals and upbeat acoustic chord progressions, which are finessed into creative and memorable pop songs by Brit’s melodic, classically influenced cello riffs.


Friday May 23, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

12:00pm

The Diggity
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For nine years their sound has evolved. Following an exchange of musicians and a wave of new musical influences, The Diggity now highlights the talent of eight individuals from Northwest Indiana that work to create an original sound built on the foundation of diverse musical interests. The group has achieved a new sound over the past two years with additional keyboards, backing vocals, drum samples, and songwriting styles. Funky electronic rock music would sum up the sound of The Diggity in the fewest of words. Many genres, including hip hop, blues, and electronica have influenced the music that is not only performed live by the group but recorded locally in northwest Indiana. Following the June 2010 release of “Another Wondrous Conversation,” the band released their third, self produced album titled "Human Skills" in February of 2012. A powerful live performance and unique on-stage antics with crowd participation has found The Diggity touring around the Midwest, playing frequently at music festivals, clubs, and bars in both Indiana and neighboring states. Check 'em out.


Friday May 23, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
f) VIBETENT

12:00pm

High and Mighty Brass Band
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The High and Mighty Brass Band (HMBB) is a party already in progress. Their performances are both fiercely entertaining and inspiring. The group’s sincere enthusiasm and dynamic energy connects with every audience member who is willing to get involved. Their sound is a mix of classic New Orleans Funk, R&B and more modern influences of Afro-Beat and Hip Hop.


Friday May 23, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

12:15pm

The Ragbirds on Eco Touring

The Ragbirds discuss their visions on Eco Touring whilst seranading you in the meantime.

Like a mix tape made by a well-traveled friend, The Ragbirds music is diverse and foreign, yet somehow familiar. The voice at the front of The Ragbirds carries the freshness of the journey itself, and the lyrics point out the scenery like a friendly tour guide.

With a brand new album in 2012, this up-and-coming Michigan band has been traveling the country with their “infectious global groove” gathering a passionate grassroots fan base of all ages.


Friday May 23, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm
h) SOULSHINE

12:30pm

Bones Jugs
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Bones, Jug, Xylophone, kazoos, steel pan resonator guitar, banjo, double bass, drums, all sorts of noise makers. These are just some of the instruments Bones Jugs N Harmony play around with at their shows. The group began with the dream of throwing an energetic party with acoustic instruments, a high quality, clearly audible musical experience that could be had on street corners, on the beach, in living rooms, or amplified in a club.


Friday May 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
e) CAMPING

1:00pm

1:00pm

Family Groove Company
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Family Groove Company is a four piece band from Chicago that is turning heads and catching ears with a sound that is uncannily fresh, and live performances that simply envelop audiences in the fun, excitement and passion that the band radiates from the stage. Growing audiences everywhere FGC plays attest to the impact the band is making, as they bring the excitement of their live performances to ever growing venues, in more and more cities across the country. Appearances at most of the Midwest's major music festivals have helped along the way, the band's steady shift from club dates to small theaters and music halls points to the great things to come, and the over 50,000 live CDs that have been distributed and traded all over the country speak for themselves. Family Groove Company is a band that music fans should not miss.

FGC integrates the groove sensibility developed by funk/jazz crossover artists like Herbie Hancock and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, with thoughtful, tight song writing that takes cues from the likes of Steely Dan and the Beatles. The result? An infectious, fresh sound the band calls "groove informed jazz/rock."


Friday May 23, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
c) STARSHINE

1:00pm

Intro to Flowers and Antispin Flowers for Poi
In this workshop you will learn the basics of Wall-Plane flowers and Wheel-Plane Flowers. We'll go over different flower patterns, including hybrid flowers, antispin flowers, and transferring between flowers to create flow. Advanced spinners can learn 3D flowers.

Friday May 23, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
f) VIBETENT

1:00pm

Groundation
Friday May 23, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sunshine Stage

1:00pm

Groundation
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
http://www.groundation.com

"If you don't know your past, you don't know your future" - a statement that Groundation's music captures fully! While capturing the essence of true Roots Reggae, the internationally acclaimed Groundation aims to take the art of genre-bending to new heights by blending elements of Jazz, Funk and transcendental Dub in their progressive amalgam of sound – some call it Progressive Reggae.

The band derived its name from the “grounation,” the Rastafarian ceremony of the same name. Grounations are ancestral Rastafarian gatherings aimed at reaching a common vibration through the positive power of prayer and music - something that the band shares with its fans at each concert. Groundation may be based on an ancient tradition, but it is an idea for today.


Friday May 23, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
b) SUNSHINE

1:30pm

Old Shoe
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Old Shoe is a five-piece Americana Roots Rock band based out of Chicago, Illinois. Made up of talented songwriters from across the country, hailing from as far away as Alaska, the band's compositions paint a diverse landscape of American life.


Friday May 23, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

1:30pm

UM Golden Ticket

Join us Friday, May 23rd at Summer Camp Music Festival for the fourth annual Golden Ticket event, taking place from 1:30-2:30 outside the Soulshine tent. What exactly is the Golden Ticket?

 

It's your chance to win free tickets for you and a friend to every UM show for a year*. Perhaps you'll snag the Golden Ticket that offers you every poster released thus far in 2014, VIP tickets to our 2014 NYE run, or late-night tickets to the red barn. At a minimum, you'll take home more merch than you paid for. It's like playing the lottery but you're a guaranteed winner.

 

Here's how it works: 

 

This year, we've partnered with Eagles Nest Outfitters to exclusive create custom bags. Each of these will be stuffed with merch, and every bag's contents will remain a mystery until you have it in your hands! Hidden amongst the bags, will be 20 Golden Tickets alongside a whole host of prizes. 

 

Along with attending every Umphrey's show for a year, a partial list of items that you could find residing in your bag this year also include: t-shirts (in your size!), assorted posters, handbills, vinyl, koozies, stickers, and more. Golden Ticket winnings include: 2 tickets to the 5 shows of your choosing*, photo pit access during Umphrey's set, passes for you and a friend to Summer Camp late night shows in the Red Barn and so much more. Three winners will receive Summer Camp survival kits: bags filled to the brim with everything you didn't know you needed to survive the weekend.

 

Like last year, we'll be donating a portion of the proceeds to one of Summer Camp's many not-for-profit charities. This year proceeds will once again benefit The Runway to Hope Foundation, a creative anti-bullying campaign focused on music as a great equalizer. Right on. So head over to the Soulshine Tent right before moe.'s set on Friday and join us for the shenanigans. You can't lose.

 

What: UM Golden Ticket

Where: Summer Camp Festival, in the Soulshine Tent

When: Friday, May 23rd, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

How Much: $30 per bag. No limit.

Why: Because we love you

#goldenticket

 

*Tickets are non transferable and are solely for the winner +1 to attend. Festivals are not applicable (unless we can swing it). 


Friday May 23, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
h) SOULSHINE

2:00pm

Ben Miller Band
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Hailing from Joplin, Missouri, The Ben Miller Band is a one-of-a kind trio that combines the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music. Band members Ben Miller, Scott Leeper, and Doug Dicharry create a unique and modern sound while continuing the tradition of blending together many different musical styles, which has long been a trait of their native Ozarks.

Together for the past eight years, and playing over two hundred shows every year, The Ben Miller Band has crafted a tight, dynamic, and amazingly original sound that captivates and embraces people of all generations


Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
e) CAMPING

2:00pm

Companion Planting
Get your hands dirty and learn to plant!

Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

2:00pm

Funk Trek
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The funk of the Omaha-based ensemble is something that boils and flows through a century of the urban America’s artistic bloodstream. In six-minute songs dominated by horn pops and bass solos, there’s a range of temperaments that could spark a small-scale high school dance revolt or could send up a nightclub in musical flames with a three-hour set. The technical proficiency simply needs to decide what outfit it wants to wear.
But they are right when the band postulates its songs are “one percent something stanky.” A few rainy afternoon interludes highlight the jazzier side of their effort while horn slurs from an alto and tenor sax and trumpet invoke a hint of swing you won’t find in Parliament Funk or Rick James. It’s not dirty funk by any means. As the album title might suggest, Funk Trek comes to the listening public with a purified second album. If they wanted, they could reprise a Shaft score and they could do it with a hint of Glenn Miller.


Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
f) VIBETENT

2:00pm

Wheeland Brothers
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The Wheeland Brothers are two Southern Californian brothers who grew up in Orange County surfing, scarfing down hole-in-the wall Mexican food, and jamming around bonfires. They are surfers making music for surfers. It’s the Newport Beach shortboarder/Sublime attitude colliding with with the San-O chill-out longboarder/Jack Johnson vibe.


Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

2:30pm

Eagle Ridge & Friends
Eagle Ridge & Friends present The Heartbeat of the People; Native American song and Dance

Friday May 23, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
h) SOULSHINE

2:30pm

Moe.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
moe. has been hosting Summer Camp since the beginning back in 2001. We are thrilled that 12 years later, they will be taking the stage again all 3 days at Summer Camp Music Festival 2014.

The preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today, moe. has had a remarkable career that’s touched upon 3 decades and produced 17 albums. The quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art .


Friday May 23, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
a) MOONSHINE

3:00pm

Brainchild
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Brainchild is a band that combines the feeling of jazz & soul with the intensity of shredding guitar solos. Their growing list of original songs combined with a diverse selection of covers are a perfect blend of many styles of music.


Friday May 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

3:00pm

Twiddle
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Twiddle, a Vermont based quartet, spins tall tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more. With sage songwriting and unmatched variety, Twiddle’s thrilling infancy will surely exceed all expectation.


Friday May 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
c) STARSHINE

3:30pm

Afternoon Moon
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Formed in 2011, Afternoon Moon consists of twin brothers, Josh (guitar/vocals) and Jordan Daniels (keys/vocals), Justin Crabb (percussion), and Louie Giacobbe (bass).

The Daniels Brothers started playing the Illinois music scene in 2004. It wasn’t until the winter of 2009 that they sought to start a project of their own and formed a group with Justin. Finally, in 2011, Louie joined to complete the family.

The band has an interesting sound that has been described as both psychedelic and roots rock ‘n’ roll that is honest. The lyrics are memorable- speaking of adventure, passion, searching for experience and understanding.


Friday May 23, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
e) CAMPING

3:45pm

Make a Difference Raffle

Daily | 3:45pm | Soulshine Tent

Throughout the weekend, Soulshine Ambassadors will be roaming the grounds looking for your Acts of Greenness!

Campers who participate in keeping the scene clean and beautiful will have a chance to win great prizes, such as watching the bands from the stage, winning tons of band memorabilia, Summer Camp goodies, and much more. Soulshine Ambassadors will be disbursing raffle tickets to campers doing an act of “Greenness” such as bringing trash, compost, or recycling bags to the Waste & Sorting Center, picking trash off the ground, using reusable camping items, and any other green acts. For more information, talk to a Soulshine Ambassador in the Soulshine Tent. Raffle winners will be presented daily at 3:45pm in the Soulshine Tent.


Friday May 23, 2014 3:45pm - 4:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

3:45pm

Victor Wooten Band
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two.

Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Victor has also become widely known for his own Grammy nominated solo recordings and tours.


Friday May 23, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
b) SUNSHINE

4:00pm

Cob Building
Learn natural building techniques

Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

4:00pm

Jimkata
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Jimkata’s innovative, fan-funded record Die Digital turned the heads of critics and musicians when it dropped in the Fall of 2012, solidifying the band’s reputation as forward-thinking artists to pay attention to. Having been a mainstay of the Northeast jam circuit since 2006, Jimkata’s refined electro-rock sound is one of a band that has found its voice after years of experimentation. It’s more indie rock than jam, and more 90′s electronica than modern day EDM; yet the five-piece appeals to each of these audiences. In the spirit of LCD Soundsystem, MGMT and Talking Heads, Jimkata’s relevant, quotable lyrics create moods not just for fleeting moments, but for the lifestyle of an entire generation.


Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
f) VIBETENT

4:00pm

Groundation
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
http://www.groundation.com

"If you don't know your past, you don't know your future" - a statement that Groundation's music captures fully! While capturing the essence of true Roots Reggae, the internationally acclaimed Groundation aims to take the art of genre-bending to new heights by blending elements of Jazz, Funk and transcendental Dub in their progressive amalgam of sound – some call it Progressive Reggae.

The band derived its name from the “grounation,” the Rastafarian ceremony of the same name. Grounations are ancestral Rastafarian gatherings aimed at reaching a common vibration through the positive power of prayer and music - something that the band shares with its fans at each concert. Groundation may be based on an ancient tradition, but it is an idea for today.


Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

4:30pm

Head for the Hills
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Head for the Hills has a simple but continuing dilemma they can’t seem to resolve. Specialists have been hired to no avail and the predicament persists: how does one describe the multifarious music of Head for the Hills? Among the top contenders are catchy turns of phrases like post-bluegrass, progressive string music, modern acoustic noir, and bluegrass bricolage. “On top of modern string music,” (Bluegrass Today), “Cutting edge,” (Drew Emmitt) or “Best in Colorado Bluegrass” (Westword Showcase Readers Poll)—those are up there too. Strip away the artful descriptors and you have a forward thinking group of {mostly} acoustic musicians drawing on eclectic influences, tastes and styles. They didn’t grow up immersed in bluegrass music but came to it later in life, with each other. The result is a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. Head for the Hills—Adam Kinghorn on Guitar and vocals, Joe Lessard on violin and vocals, Matt Loewen on upright bass and vocals and Mike Chappell on acoustic and electric mandolins—has been bringing their music to a multitude of stages in between since 2004. The band has independently issued two studio records and one live, been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released a beer with Odell Brewing Company in May 2013 and charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, 2013 and Head for the Hills, 2010). Blue Ruin, an all-new album of original material is available now.


Friday May 23, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

5:00pm

The Delta Saints
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The Delta Saints are not what they say they are. Delta? Absolutely. But saints? One might call them “cautionary tales” long before the term “saints” ever came to mind; however, there is something devout about their bayou rock, a dirty, distinct sound they’ve zealously refined on their debut full-length, Death Letter Jubilee. Ben Ringel (vocals/dobro), Dylan Fitch (guitar), David Supica (bass), and Ben Azzi (drums) each moved to Nashville for college in 2007 and first found common ground as old-world-loving, good-bourbon-swilling musicians. As the howling vocals and immense energy of their live show began garnering notoriety, The Saints rode their roots rock wave right into the studio. On the heels of 2009’s Pray On EP and 2010’s follow-up A Bird Called Angola, the band toured tirelessly, playing more than 150 shows a year, including a slot at Arkansas’ Wakarusa Festival and two summers headlining in Europe during which they performed on the long-running, renowned German TV show Rockpalast.


Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
e) CAMPING

5:00pm

Compost
Learn how to build the soil!

Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

5:00pm

Nahko & Medicine for The People
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Spirited thump-hop storytelling. Unless you’re familiar with Medicine for the People, you may have never heard this self-described genre before. But tune into their recordings, and most likely, you’ll quickly find that as proclaimed in their hit song, ‘Vultures of Culture,’ ‘it all starts to make sense.’ That is, their music and their message.


Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
c) STARSHINE

5:00pm

Matisyahu
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Matisyahu has come a long way since 2005 when he released his breakout album, Live at Stubb’s (which reached #1 on the Reggae Albums Chart and #30 on the Billboard 200). Since then he has pushed himself dynamically and creatively, breaking with expectation at every turn and remaking his musical image with nearly every album. And his latest—Akeda (Uh-­‐kay-­‐duh)—is no different in this regard.


Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 6:15pm
a) MOONSHINE

5:30pm

Slightly Stoopid
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
With almost two decades of making music together, the members of Slightly Stoopid have perfected one of the rarest and most valuable skills a band can develop: the art of the stealth groove, that knack for quietly, almost innocently, sliding into a composition, and utterly lassoing anyone within earshot by mid-song.


Friday May 23, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
b) SUNSHINE

6:00pm

High and Mighty Brass Band
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The High and Mighty Brass Band (HMBB) is a party already in progress. Their performances are both fiercely entertaining and inspiring. The group’s sincere enthusiasm and dynamic energy connects with every audience member who is willing to get involved. Their sound is a mix of classic New Orleans Funk, R&B and more modern influences of Afro-Beat and Hip Hop.


Friday May 23, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

6:00pm

Robotic Pirate Monkey
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Robotic Pirate Monkey is the party pillaging electronic trio that fuses eclectic samples from the past with cutting edge sound design to create something totally fresh, and fun to get down to.


Friday May 23, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
f) VIBETENT

6:00pm

Victor Wooten Band
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two.

Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Victor has also become widely known for his own Grammy nominated solo recordings and tours.


Friday May 23, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

6:30pm

Head For the Hills presented by Conscious Alliance

Join Head For the Hills and Conscious Alliance as they play some melodies and discuss poverty in America.

Conscious Alliance is a national nonprofit organization committed to distributing much-needed food to communities across the United States, and providing long-term solutions to hunger by focusing on empowerment programs for youth in impoverished regions of the country. They operate through ongoing, grassroots food collection and hunger awareness programs, primarily by organizing ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives at concerts and music events. Conscious Alliance has collected and distributed over 1.7 million meals since their inception in 2002! The donations they collect benefit food pantries nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations.

Over the years the organization has evolved into a dedicated and open-hearted alliance of supporters that includes all ages and demographics. Be sure to check out the Summer Camp 2014 x Conscious Alliance ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive where you can donate nonperishable food or a suggested monetary donation for a very special limited-edition Summer Camp poster!

consciousalliance.org

“Head for the Hills has created a sound that is all at once organic, precise, timeless, and brand-new,” as reported by the Missoula Independent. The acclaimed Colorado Bluegrass quartet has been receiving nation-wide recognition in response to their refreshing take on acoustic music. Described as progressive acoustic/contemporary roots, H4TH produces an endearing mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and improvisation. In the live setting, H4TH effortlessly ventures into a myriad of musical styles and sonic landscapes that appeal to a boundless array of listeners.

Head for the Hills have performed, supported, & shared programming with such notables as: David Grisman, Sam Bush, The Flaming Lips, Ben Folds, Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris, Dr. Dog, Little Feat, Nickel Creek, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, Doc Watson, Railroad Earth, and have performed at Wakarusa Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival (NightGrass), Northwest String Summit, Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival (Official Evening Performance), Yarmony Grass Music Festival, Bristol Rhythm and Roots and many more.

Many respected avenues have sighted Head for the Hills as the next breath of fresh air to emerge from the acoustic realm. With direction from a plethora of talented company and an ever-evolving approach to progressive acoustic music, there is no telling what successes lay ahead for this group of talented musicians.


Friday May 23, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm
h) SOULSHINE

6:30pm

Leroy Justice
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The guitar-driven grooves and powerhouse rhythm section of Leroy Justice recall the majestic Led Zeppelin – but it is in their dynamic live performance that this band truly comes to life. “"We let the music go where it takes us,"” says lead singer and songwriter Jason Gallagher.


Friday May 23, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
e) CAMPING

7:00pm

Bro Safari
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Contrary to popular belief, dance music isn’t new to America. One would only have to look at the career of Bro Safari to know that the American dance music scene has been thriving for years, making waves from the States to across the globe. Bro Safari’s productions have excited crowds and been critically acclaimed by the best in the business, and there’s nowhere to go but up for this talented producer.


Friday May 23, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
c) STARSHINE

7:00pm

Blues Traveler
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Seventeen years after scoring the Grammy Award winning, harmonica laced Billboard Top Ten breakthrough hit that came to define pop music in the mid-90s, Blues Traveler are still finding unique ways to ensure that they don’t give their legion of worldwide fans the “Run-Around.” On their instantly infectious, musically expansive 11th studio album and 429 Records/SLG debut, Suzie Cracks The Whip, they remain creatively focused while dramatically expanding their musical horizons upon celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band.

John Popper (vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchla (guitars), Tad Kinchla (bass), Ben Wilson (keyboards) and Brendan Hill (drums, percussion) had a blast working for the first time ever with a handful of dynamic outside songwriting collaborators and the powerhouse production team of Sam Hollander and Dave “Sluggo” Katz, aka S*A*M and Sluggo–who have worked their studio magic for everyone from rap rock band Gym Class Heroes to pop princess Katy Perry.

The first questions on everyone’s mind as Blues Traveler breaks ground on quarter century #2 is “Who is Suzie?” and “Where did she get the whip?”

Tongue firmly planted in cheek, Brendan Hill says, “That’s Suzie Shinn, assistant engineer at Killingsworth Studios in Valley Village, California, who is truly the unsung hero on this project. She was awesome, doing it all from vacuuming up our messes at night to jumping into her chair to track our overdubs, and recording us in two rooms at the same time, vocals in one, rhythm section stuff in the other. One day, we had a photo shoot in back of the studio. John Popper, being a bull whip aficionado, was showing one to us and urging Suzie to try it. So we got a great pic of her swinging and cracking it. It was a fun moment that summed up our approach to the whole project, putting all our chips in yet not taking things too seriously. After playing together for so many years, we had another great opportunity to make music together, so we were thinking, ‘Why not celebrate it?’”

Says John Popper: “Using the concept metaphorically, we weren’t cracking the whip on the outside writers we collaborated with on the album as much as they were cracking it on us. Working with them really brought out incredibly creative ideas we didn’t know we had in us. In the past, our concept (at least in our minds) had always been to be like some misguided homage to the Beatles and write and produce everything in house, but as the band progressed it felt like we were drawing from the same well over and over. I love these guys like my family, but after writing the same way with the same people for 25 years, it was good to find a new outlet and take a different approach. Likewise, S*A*M and Sluggo helped remind us about what was cool about Blues Traveler in the first place. It’s easy to forget what’s cool about yourself after so many years of being you.”

One of the ways Blues Traveler shares the joy on Suzie Cracks The Whip is by giving Popper, the band’s poet in chief, an augmentation on the songwriting front, bouncing around song ideas with other writers. Hill describes their typical writing process on most of their albums as an insular, closed-door process of wood shedding amidst themselves. This time, they trekked to Austin, Texas, one of their favorite cities, piled into a studio located in a barn on Red Horse Ranch and narrowed down to a list of five collaborators—most of which brought in rough versions of two or three songs to work from. The formidable A-list yielded impressive material that created the foundation for what Chan Kinchla unabashedly calls “the best all-around record we’ve made since Four. Just like the recording later in L.A., it was a loose fun atmosphere, like a songwriting party. That energy shines through in the music.”

Longtime band friend Aaron Beavers, frontman for the Austin based band, Shurman, contributed the infectious sing-along opener “You Don’t Have To Love Me” and the blues-rock romp “Big City Girls,” a co-write with Popper, Tad Kinchla and Wilson. Popper says of the opening track, “Having worked with Aaron before, it is so rewarding to be on another’s track as just a vocalist. It allows you to put yourself completely into the emotional state of the writer, which I find thrilling and don’t often get to do.” Renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith co-penned four tunes with various members of the band: the jangling and heartfelt blues-pop rocker “Recognize My Friend” (music by Hill, words by Sexsmith and Popper), the Santana-flavored, organ fired “Devil in the Details” (music by Chan Kinchla, words by Sexsmith and Popper), the exuberantly optimistic jam “Things Are Looking Up” (music by Tad Kinchla, words by Sexsmith and Popper) and the rustic, front porch folksy “Love Is Everything (That I Describe)” (music by Sexsmith, words by Popper and Sexsmith). Popper explained, “For someone we’d never met, Ron seemed to get us instantly.”

Blues Traveler has a long history with Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron, who went to high school with Popper in Princeton and originally played with the Blues Traveler singer in a group called Trucking Company. On Suzie Cracks The Whip, Barron contributes the easy jangling, Springsteenesque pop-rock gem “Saving Grace,” which includes the unforgettable lines, “I’m tired of songs about angels/I could use a punch in the face.” Blues Traveler also invited to the barn singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carrie Rodriguez, who wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics (with Popper) on the country influenced power pop tune “I Don’t Wanna Go.” Popper explains, “I actually caught a video of Carrie on that hip Austin music channel. This woke me from my sleep and was brilliant. I knew instantly that I had to meet and work with her.” The song features harmony vocals by American Idol Season 9 finalist Crystal Bowersox. These outside contributions set wonderful contrast to the tracks that Blues Traveler created “in-house” including the playful, reggae tinged “All Things Are Possible” (music by Popper and Chandler Kinchla, words by Popper), Ben Wilson’s country-blues-pop tune “Cover Me” and two songs whose soul is classic John Popper, the stomping warning “Nobody Fall In Love With Me” and the heartbreakingly poetic piano-vocal closer “Cara Let The Moon,” which Popper claims is the best song he’s written in the past decade.


Friday May 23, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
a) MOONSHINE

7:30pm

Caroline Rose
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Half of Rose's family is from the North and half from the South. These influences can be heard throughout all of her songs. Jer Coons says it's Northern grit mixed with Southern charm. Last year Rose and Coons made a grassroots record called "America Religious" that was written while traveling around the country.


Friday May 23, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

7:30pm

VIP House Band: Easy Riders
Friday May 23, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

7:45pm

Umphrey's McGee
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Umphrey’s McGee first played at Summer Camp back in 2003. They’ve played the festival every year since, and will be back again to host the 2014 Summer Camp Music Festival, and perform for you guys all 3 days.

“Umphrey’s McGee stand revealed as consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock’s vast panoply of styles.” (Entertainment Weekly).

Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you’re going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers.

How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music and fan relations for 13-plus years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO Records) Death By Stereo (9/13), the follow up to 2009′s Mantis. Mantis surprised fans with a collection of music never before played, and surprised the music industry with an innovative marketing campaign that catapulted the album past the Heatseekers chart, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s “Top 200″ chart without any radio play or television appearances.

Death By Stereo‘s concise melodic approach and accessible songwriting is everything fans had hoped for, but not what anyone expected. Death By Stereo is disarmingly straightforward. Sure, you can dance to it, but the clever arrangements, meticulously crafted chordal interplay, and virtuoso instrumentation put Umphrey’s McGee in a category all their own.


Friday May 23, 2014 7:45pm - 9:15pm
b) SUNSHINE

8:00pm

The Manhattan Project
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Since exploding on to the scene in 2010, The Manhattan Project has become one of the fastest growing live electronic duos in the northeast. TMP continues their sonic-boomtronic assault by blowing up clubs, amphitheaters, festival main stages, and after-parties across the country! Drawing influences from house, dub, drum n bass, techno, and lounge, The Manhattan Project brings sophistication to the dance floor with their original compositions, high energy beats and mind melting textures.


Friday May 23, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
e) CAMPING

8:00pm

Made in Heights
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Sometimes our dreams are so brilliant and our desires so mysterious that we lock them deep inside ourselves to feed and play with only when we sleep... As if acknowledging them in waking life will betray the veil of control we shroud around our lives. But sooner or later every thought becomes manifest, and every dream finds a way into this world, whether by will or by war.

The Heights started as a series of hang outs in New York where we would walk a lot, and talk a lot, and eat at bodegas. We explored the wilderness of our ideas, the steep and elegant climbs of our imagination, the desires we had trapped inside of us, and the murky mistakes that seem imperative to the process of becoming true....

We're based in Los Angeles now. We're not finished.


Friday May 23, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
f) VIBETENT

9:00pm

The London Souls
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The London Souls’ unique reinterpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll formulae recalls elements of the past with an ever-present boundless energy, fit to cement their place in the future. Tash and Chris have been nothing short of a best-kept secret among New York City concertgoers since the bands formation in 2008, building a fervent and dynamic fan base leveraged by their ever sustained reputation for consistently well-rehearsed and impassioned, explosive live performances. The band’s celebrated sound and spirit draws significant influence from the driving force of British rock pioneers Cream and Led Zeppelin to billowing and bouncing funk and soul, to the layered harmonies and memorable hooks of The Beatles and The Hollies, to the contemporary psychedelia of My Morning Jacket among many more.


Friday May 23, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

9:00pm

Beats Antique
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
"Come with us on a trip through your inner dimensions…."

Electronic/World fusion dance trio Beats Antique brings you their new album and multi-media touring show A Thousand Faces, a journey beyond the sonic realm that’s part odyssey, part genre-warping rock opera. The album is an epic two-volume adventure that follows every stage of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey with sweeping and lushly textured new compositions. While the fully immersive show will carry audiences through the complete journey, A Thousand Faces – Act 1 represents just the first half of the monomyth, with the second volume due out next spring.

“A Thousand Faces is meant to be an adventure for the audience, a wild ride that takes them through these mystical lands all across the globe,” says David Satori, who formed the Bay Area-based group with fellow musician/producers Tommy Cappel and Zoe Jakes in 2007. A Thousand Faces – Act 1 features a carefully curated ensemble of guest artists, including PRIMUS vocalist/bassist Les Claypool, Sarod player Alam Khan (son of legendary classical Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan), and vocalists Morgan Sorne and long-time collaborator Lynx.

For Beats Antique—who have fused genres as disparate as flamenco, afrobeat, and French Gypsy jazz since their 2007 debut Tribal Derivations—taking on a musical interpretation of the monomyth was a prime opportunity to deepen their exploration of faraway cultures. “In Beats Antique we’re always trying to cross cultures and weave together a lot of different sounds,” says Satori. “So we were very much drawn to the fact that Joseph Campbell had studied traditions all over the world and found a link between so many different mythologies, from Native American to African to Southeast Asian.” Not only embodying the spirit of cross-cultural connection, A Thousand Faces merges a spectrum of musical styles—from Indian classical music to Balinese fusion to EDM—in a manner that’s both seamless and endlessly surprising.


Friday May 23, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
c) STARSHINE

9:00pm

Girl Talk
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Girl Talk is the pseudonym of DJ and remixer Greg Gillis. A Pittsburgh native who works as a biomedical research engineer during the day, Gillis channels his other creative energies into Girl Talk, whose sample-based dance tracks have made him the John Oswald or Christian Marclay of the mash-up generation: each of his songs are built on recognizable samples of recent hit singles, recontextualized into an entirely new piece. Not just a geeky studio boffin, Gillis is also a manic, intense live performer known for his high-speed exhortations into the mic and tendency to strip to his underwear on-stage while dancing circles around his laptop and DJ setup.


Friday May 23, 2014 9:00pm - 10:15pm
a) MOONSHINE

9:45pm

Umphrey's McGee
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Umphrey’s McGee first played at Summer Camp back in 2003. They’ve played the festival every year since, and will be back again to host the 2014 Summer Camp Music Festival, and perform for you guys all 3 days.

“Umphrey’s McGee stand revealed as consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock’s vast panoply of styles.” (Entertainment Weekly).

Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you’re going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers.

How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music and fan relations for 13-plus years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO Records) Death By Stereo (9/13), the follow up to 2009′s Mantis. Mantis surprised fans with a collection of music never before played, and surprised the music industry with an innovative marketing campaign that catapulted the album past the Heatseekers chart, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s “Top 200″ chart without any radio play or television appearances.

Death By Stereo‘s concise melodic approach and accessible songwriting is everything fans had hoped for, but not what anyone expected. Death By Stereo is disarmingly straightforward. Sure, you can dance to it, but the clever arrangements, meticulously crafted chordal interplay, and virtuoso instrumentation put Umphrey’s McGee in a category all their own.


Friday May 23, 2014 9:45pm - 11:15pm
b) SUNSHINE

10:00pm

UV Hippo
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Ultraviolet Hippopotamus is an explosive five-piece progressive improvisational band with a rapidly growing fan base across the U.S. and, more recently, Europe. Described as “brightening the future of the jam band scene,” Ultraviolet Hippopotamus mixes tight, funky jams with new dance beats, heartfelt lyrics, compelling composition, eccentric effects and a vibrant light show for an incredible, one-of-a-kind musical experience. Known for its on-stage musical alchemy – cultivated from years of relentless touring – the band performs an eclectic selection of technically demanding compositions and improvised material along with unconventional and fun covers.


Friday May 23, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
e) CAMPING

10:00pm

Green Lantern
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
DJ Green Lantern is “often associated with the word “Dope” – Jay-Z

What do Eminem, Nas, and Jay-Z have in common…besides incredible talent and worldwide success, they can all say they’ve had DJ Green Lantern crafting their shows as official DJ and musical director. From street mixtapes, to clubs, to radio to producing for platinum artists, DJ Green Lantern has become a globally recognized talent and tastemaker.

Ironically becoming a world famous DJ was someone else’s dream. Growing up, Green developed a reputation for being adept at chopping samples and having some of the hottest beats around. DJing was so far from his mind that he had to borrow crates from friends for his first gig, which he only initially agreed to do because it paid $500. Instantaneously finding that he had a knack for controlling the crowd, Green steadily built a reputation as the go-to party DJ in his area. However, his creative background and producer pedigree screamed for an outlet, which ended up being mixtapes. “Around ‘96, I made my first mixtape,” Green recalls. “I used four or eight-track recorders to do different shit. I never did a normal blend tape ever. I understood you have to stand out and so I started putting hooks in and switching stuff up.” Green’s trademarks quickly became his self-produced remixes with a cohesiveness that had many of his mixtapes sounding like albums. The overwhelming critical acclaim made him a rising star with bookers requesting his presence on the tables everywhere from Connecticut to Japan to all over Europe.


Friday May 23, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
f) VIBETENT

11:00pm

Cosby Sweater
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Cosby Sweater is a new and vibrant voice in live electronic music. The versatile trio is comprised of David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on Tenor Saxophone and EWI and Richard “Sleepy” Floyd on drums.


Friday May 23, 2014 11:00pm - Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00am
d) CAMPFIRE

11:00pm

MiM0SA
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Blissfully unconcerned with a world obsessed with categorization as a means of definition, MiM0SA crafts music for its own sake, defying expectations with genre bending soundscapes


Friday May 23, 2014 11:00pm - Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00am
c) STARSHINE

11:15pm

Primus
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
"Tommy the Cat." "John the Fisherman." "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver." "My Name is Mud." "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver." Yessiree, Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990's. And now, the definitive Primus line-up - singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and planning on getting the worldwide masses bobbing up and down in unison once more.


Friday May 23, 2014 11:15pm - Saturday May 24, 2014 12:45am
a) MOONSHINE

12:00am

Fade Runner
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Wyllys came to Chicago in 2006 and jumped right into the local music scene, playing with many incredible musicians and DJ’s. When he finally met up with Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) true chemistry shone through. Rezak’s finely tuned ear and chops melded well with Wyllys’ improvisational approach to mixing and Fade Runner was born. Mixing in elements of drum and bass, house, nu disco, and trip hop, the two set out on stage each night to create a sonic journey though electronic music you have to see to believe.


Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00am - 1:00am
f) VIBETENT

12:30am

Dawn of Midi
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Dawn of Midi is a collective made up of Indian contrabassist Aakaash Israni, Pakistani percussionist Qasim Naqvi, and Moroccan pianist Amino Belyamani. Creating a bold face on the notion of idiosyncratic music, Dawn of Midi blends together the sentiments of many musical worlds. In this age of modern improvisation where the distinctions between musical normatives are blurred, DoM’s thematic and timbral approach is reminiscent of many genres bound in one simultaneous moment.


Saturday May 24, 2014 12:30am - 1:30am
d) CAMPFIRE

12:30am

EOTO
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The way music is produced and performed is growing at an astounding rate. From the roots of acoustic music to amped up rock n’ roll and into the electronic revolution, the options available to the modern musician are more like a scientific lab, than the campfire jam from where it all started. From the controls of a tiny laptop, a performer now has the power to mix, change and loop sounds in a concert setting with great ease. This modern twist of technology is bringing a new level of music to the electronic dance party.

While the genre of live electronica is relatively new on the music circuit, nobody is breaking the boundaries of live producing and improvisation like EOTO. The band fuses elements of live instrumentation, house music, dubstep and electro into their dance ready sound.


Saturday May 24, 2014 12:30am - 2:00am
b) SUNSHINE

1:00am

Brownie DJ Set
Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00am - 2:00am
j) VIPLOUNGE

1:00am

Beats Antique
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
"Come with us on a trip through your inner dimensions…."

Electronic/World fusion dance trio Beats Antique brings you their new album and multi-media touring show A Thousand Faces, a journey beyond the sonic realm that’s part odyssey, part genre-warping rock opera. The album is an epic two-volume adventure that follows every stage of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey with sweeping and lushly textured new compositions. While the fully immersive show will carry audiences through the complete journey, A Thousand Faces – Act 1 represents just the first half of the monomyth, with the second volume due out next spring.

“A Thousand Faces is meant to be an adventure for the audience, a wild ride that takes them through these mystical lands all across the globe,” says David Satori, who formed the Bay Area-based group with fellow musician/producers Tommy Cappel and Zoe Jakes in 2007. A Thousand Faces – Act 1 features a carefully curated ensemble of guest artists, including PRIMUS vocalist/bassist Les Claypool, Sarod player Alam Khan (son of legendary classical Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan), and vocalists Morgan Sorne and long-time collaborator Lynx.

For Beats Antique—who have fused genres as disparate as flamenco, afrobeat, and French Gypsy jazz since their 2007 debut Tribal Derivations—taking on a musical interpretation of the monomyth was a prime opportunity to deepen their exploration of faraway cultures. “In Beats Antique we’re always trying to cross cultures and weave together a lot of different sounds,” says Satori. “So we were very much drawn to the fact that Joseph Campbell had studied traditions all over the world and found a link between so many different mythologies, from Native American to African to Southeast Asian.” Not only embodying the spirit of cross-cultural connection, A Thousand Faces merges a spectrum of musical styles—from Indian classical music to Balinese fusion to EDM—in a manner that’s both seamless and endlessly surprising.


Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00am - 2:15am
g) REDBARN

1:15am

Manic Focus
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
.Manic Focus is the musical conception of John “JmaC” McCarten that breaks the bounds of the typical electronic music realm. Being classically trained on piano at an early age, his musical talents have brought him through the realms of hip-hop beats and electronic music, having now evolved into the dynamic, bass induced sounds of Manic Focus.


Saturday May 24, 2014 1:15am - 2:15am
f) VIBETENT

2:00am

The Motet
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Hailing from Colorado, the Motet is a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. Although the early years of the band saw a constantly revolving cast of musicians, the most recent incarnation has been touring the country for the last several years developing a new and unique style with roots in funk, afrobeat, disco, electronic music, and soul. This new Motet has quickly gained a reputation for throwing infectious dance parties everywhere they go, creating a deep rapport between band and audience.


Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00am - 4:00am
d) CAMPFIRE

2:00am

Digital Tape Machine and Cosby Sweater become LCD Soundsystem
You know Digital Tape Machine and you know Cosby Sweater.  Watch them join together for a one time performance to become LCD Soundsystem!

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00am - 4:00am
h) SOULSHINE

2:30am

Wick-It the Instigator
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
He’s got a reputation for doing some thoughtfully fresh and mindblowingly original remixes that take him from beyond a standard dub step or mash-up artist to a DJ/producer with skills that have turned heads and caught ears all over the Southeast. In a live setting, he sends people off with his mix of humor, ingenious pop culture samples and beats that can’t be touched. While his roots are firmly planted in hip hop, there is no shortage of heavy electronic bass music at a Wick-it show.


Saturday May 24, 2014 2:30am - 3:45am
f) VIBETENT

2:45am

Lotus
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band's distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends. No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is infectious.


Saturday May 24, 2014 2:45am - 4:00am
g) REDBARN
 
Saturday, May 24
 

10:00am

Heading OM Yoga

Rejuvenate & connect with the cOMmunity at Camp! Start your day right, as we breathe, move, & cultivate the loving kindness vibe with Yoga.  Heading OM Yoga returns to the Soulshine tent for it’s 7th year to get you balanced & flowing into your day.  All are welcOMe!  Some mats/blankets available, or bring your own.  Yoga sessions are lead by Tamo of Heading OM Yoga, West Peoria, IL. headingom.org


Saturday May 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
h) SOULSHINE

11:00am

Stepping Into the Hoop & Double Hooping

This year at Summer Camp we will be mixing the hoop workshops up a bit!  We have been exploring and evolving in the flow arts for a combined total of almost 9 years, teaching together for a little under 2, and were even nominated for a 2013 Hoopie Award for their partner video "Another Day in the Park."  To share our experience with you, we’re offering a wide variety of workshops for all hooping levels.  Friday will be split into two groups, one for those who are new and want to learn more basic single hoop tricks and one for more advanced hoopers who would like to learn the basics of double hooping.  Saturday, one group will have the option to learn partner hooping skills which will show you tricks that incorporate a duo instead of one hooper and the second group will learn to stylize dance, perfect for those wanting to add more personal style into their hoop dance.  On Sunday, the first option is a foot hooping class and the second option will be about power moves and tosses.  In this workshop you will learn tricks to really "wow" your crowd and also some awesome tosses!  Throughout each workshop we will have our hoop fairy helpers there for extra help, as we’re expecting a large group this year!


Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

12:00pm

Wheeland Brothers
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The Wheeland Brothers are two Southern Californian brothers who grew up in Orange County surfing, scarfing down hole-in-the wall Mexican food, and jamming around bonfires. They are surfers making music for surfers. It’s the Newport Beach shortboarder/Sublime attitude colliding with with the San-O chill-out longboarder/Jack Johnson vibe.


Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
e) CAMPING

12:00pm

12:00pm

AJ Ghent Band
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The AJ Ghent Band is an Americana band that fuses the sounds of southern rock, blues, soul, and funk together. AJ's songs are witty, energetic, and funky, but they have a message. The message portrayed in each song gives listening ears an outlet. The songs allow those who are going through to sing about it, dance it out, and clap it out, and by the end of the song, forget about the problems and the issues.


Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
c) STARSHINE

12:00pm

HOOP YOGA FLOW with Christine Janak
Join Christine Janak for an invigorating Hoop Vinyasa yoga practice in which we will integrate the hoop into a traditional vinyasa yoga sequence. The hoop can be a tool for understanding alignment in our bodies, for finding our way into deeper stretches, and for bringing a playful curiosity to our practice to find new meaning inside the sacred circle and in ourselves. All levels of experience with yoga and hooping are welcome; just bring your hoop, a yoga mat or towel, an open mind, and a smile! (Extra hoops available if you need one)

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
f) VIBETENT

12:00pm

The Floozies
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Just outside the jazz mecca of Kansas City springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas— separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker’s bebop, and the wild frontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most.


Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors.


Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

12:30pm

Bones Jugs
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Bones, Jug, Xylophone, kazoos, steel pan resonator guitar, banjo, double bass, drums, all sorts of noise makers. These are just some of the instruments Bones Jugs N Harmony play around with at their shows. The group began with the dream of throwing an energetic party with acoustic instruments, a high quality, clearly audible musical experience that could be had on street corners, on the beach, in living rooms, or amplified in a club.


Saturday May 24, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

1:00pm

Hugelkultur Demo
Composting, planting & watering all in one!

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

1:00pm

Flaccid
OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
ARTIST PAGE
Five boys who enjoy playing music for the people of the world.


Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
f) VIBETENT

1:30pm

Thinner Teed
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Based in the Chicago area, the band has played across the Midwest at numerous festivals and venues from Ohio to Iowa and everywhere between. Thinner Teed has been a part of Summer Camp Music Festival, Wakarusa, and many other events over the past years and performed at venues like Double Door & Hard Rock Cafe.

January of 2013 brought a change for the band. Two of the original members had decided to pursue other life ventures and a new drummer was brought in; helping to solidify an already evolving sound and group dynamic. The new line-up is electrifying; the energy on stage, passion for writing, and music are second to none.


Saturday May 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
e) CAMPING

2:00pm

Chicago Farmer New Feat with Old Shoe
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Chicago Farmer's title track Backenforth, IL, is the centerpiece of his sixth collection of Guthrie-inspired populist songs, as well as autobiographical. The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow mid-westerner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads North and South of I-80.


Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

2:00pm

Future Rock
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Chicago’s electronic rock stalwarts Future Rock continue to pound out pulsating beats with the verocity of a 70′s era rock band. Outside of hometown Chicago, they may be best known for high profile and excellent remixes of Daft Punk, Neon Indian, Black Moth Super Rainbow and DFA 1979.


Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
a) MOONSHINE

2:00pm

Henhouse Prowlers presented by The WOMB

Join Henhouse Prowlers and The Way of the Body and Mind as they play some music and discuss human roots back to Africa.

The WOMB believes that there is one race; the HUMAN race! We pride ourselves in helping all people find their roots in the fact that we all have the same origin: Africa! Finding our common root in the birth place of humanity helps us to be UNIFIED in our struggle to make sure that ALL humans receive their basic needs. The #1 thing that most humans do not have access to is real food. Since 70% of all food on shelves are processed and 80% of food is genetically modified, we lead in teaching folks how to eat whole foods on a budget as well as to rally to expose the structure of these food-like-products. Large corporations have taken over the basis for our physical, mental, emotional and cultural health! Join us in celebrating our unity and organizing for change at our tables, workshop and at our March Against Monsanto!

wayofmindandbody.org

Nine years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.

Their most recent album “Breaking Ground” grew out of collaboration and time well spent, having completed it within months of multiple cross-country US tours and the band’s third trip to Europe. Produced by Greg Cahill (Grammy nominated band-leader of Special Consensus), with special guests Josh Williams (of Rhonda Vincent and the Rage) and Anders Beck (of Greensky Bluegrass), this recording packs punch after punch.

The band was recently selected by the US State Dept. to spend a month in West Africa and will be headed back to Europe in 2014 for their largest tour abroad to date. The Prowlers continue to push the envelope with their highly original songwriting, tight arrangements, and electrifying stage presence. With the bluegrass mantle on their back and the best fans in the world by their side, The Henhouse Prowlers are here to stay for a long, long time.


Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

2:00pm

Bill Evans Soulgrass
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Bill Evans is a world-class, Grammy® Award winning saxophonist and producer who made his debut on the international music scene in the 1980′s, at the tender age of 21, with Miles Davis – yes, the Miles Davis. Bill has been very prolific in the studio, recording 19 solo albums to date. One evening you’ll see him walk on stage as a guest with the Allman Brothers. Then next, rock out withWarren Haynes & Gov’t Mule. Then co-lead a European tour with Robben Ford or Randy Brecker. After that, he’ll jam with Medeski Martin and Wood, or trade solos with Jake Cinninger while sitting in with jam-band favorites Umphrey’s McGee. Bill is truly a 21st century renaissance man who can walk seamlessly from stage to stage.


Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
c) STARSHINE

2:00pm

Flow Jam with Sister Swirlers

 Get down with your bad selves and spin all of the things! This is a flow jam for all flow artists.



Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
f) VIBETENT

2:00pm

Keller Williams
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer.


Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

3:00pm

Non GMO March

RAGE AGAINST GMOs
Corporations and the corporate elite have taken over your food!  We live in a fast food nation were the majority of processed foods have genetically modified ingredients. On May 24th, millions around the world are banning together to say no to this take over! Join us Saturday, 3pm, at The Soulshine Tent to RAGE AGAINST GMOs!!! 
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology.  This technology privatizes the seed, placing a monopoly on agriculture which both disrupts access to food sovereignty globally and threatens the genome integrity of the foods of our ancestors.  This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature.  The alterations can harm balanced ecosystems, and are notorious as a mechanism for the sale of excessive pesticides that poison our commons; the air, water and soil. 
ALL HUMANS HAVE A RIGHT TO GROW FOOD AND ONLY MOTHER NATURE CAN CREATE FOOD! Join us for a rally at Soulshine Tent : bring drums, costumes, signs and YOUR VOICE as we march across the grounds! 

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
h) SOULSHINE

3:00pm

The Heard
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The Heard is a Chicago-based band venerated for its deep pocket, authentic groove and reverence for legendary funk. The group is known for turning out hot, sweat-drenched sets that stretch into the wee hours every Thursday night at live music Mecca aliveOne.


Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
e) CAMPING

3:00pm

Cherub
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Cherub is a sexy electro-­‐pop duo that is the dance love-­‐child of 80’s funk and pop-­‐ music from the future. The members of Cherub, Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, share a love for honest original music and vibrant live performance, with a common goal to share a little bit of sex, a little bit of drugs, and a whole lot of love with people across the globe.


Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
b) SUNSHINE

3:00pm

Grandtheft
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Grandtheft is a Producer/DJ based in Toronto, Canada.

Grandtheft has released original records on Mad Decent, Spinnin, T&A, Top Billin and Plant. He's also delivered big remixes to labels like Fool's Gold, Ultra, Universal, Interscope, Atlantic and Dim Mak - including other official hit reworks for Major Lazer, Borgore + Waka Flocka, Steve Aoki, Grouplove and Drake. His Keys N Krates 'Treat Me Right' remix for Dim Mak hit #1 Electronic on Beatport and many of his tunes have attained the #1 spot on Hype Machine's blog charts. These remixes and his familiar white label dubs are heard in clubs around the world on a nightly basis.



Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
f) VIBETENT

3:30pm

The Black Cadillacs
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The Black Cadillacs are a blues-based indie rock band from Knoxville, TN. With members from each of Tennessee's major cities, the state's famous sounds are well represented. Nashville’s recent brand of rock 'n' roll revival takes center stage, accented by authentic Memphis blues/soul and a hint of Knoxville country distill into a sound rich and southern as it is alive.


Saturday May 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

3:45pm

Make a Difference Raffle

Daily | 3:45pm | Soulshine Tent

Throughout the weekend, Soulshine Ambassadors will be roaming the grounds looking for your Acts of Greenness!

Campers who participate in keeping the scene clean and beautiful will have a chance to win great prizes, such as watching the bands from the stage, winning tons of band memorabilia, Summer Camp goodies, and much more. Soulshine Ambassadors will be disbursing raffle tickets to campers doing an act of “Greenness” such as bringing trash, compost, or recycling bags to the Waste & Sorting Center, picking trash off the ground, using reusable camping items, and any other green acts. For more information, talk to a Soulshine Ambassador in the Soulshine Tent. Raffle winners will be presented daily at 3:45pm in the Soulshine Tent.


Saturday May 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

3:45pm

Greensky Bluegrass
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.


Saturday May 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
a) MOONSHINE

4:00pm

Floodwood
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico, not only play together in the premier jamband, moe., but they've also spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Americana group Al & The Transamericans. Likewise, Jason Barady spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Bluegrass group Wooden Spoon from Taos, until returning to his hometown in central, NY. Nick Piccininni is a largely self taught violinist, who learned his bluegrass chops the old fashioned way - in festival picking circles & Bluegrass Festivals. He's an award winning banjo player & fiddler in high demand on the bluegrass circuit, who also spent 2 years on the road w/ The Abrams. Bass player, Zachary Fleitz is a Berklee Graduate & Hypnotic Clambake alumnus. Zach joined forces w. Wooden Spoon & has played w. J & Nick for the last few years.


Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
c) STARSHINE

4:00pm

Cosby Sweater
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Cosby Sweater is a new and vibrant voice in live electronic music. The versatile trio is comprised of David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on Tenor Saxophone and EWI and Richard “Sleepy” Floyd on drums.


Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

4:30pm

Soap
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Like the band name, Soap’s music is undoubtedly fresh. With influences ranging from jazz, blues and funk to progressive, psychedelic and electronic, Soap skillfully fuses all of these genres into one – dance infused rock. Imagine going to a double matinee showing of Led Zeppelin & P-Funk at Dream Theater and then heading to an Amsterdam discotheque to dance until the sun came up. That's about as close as can be described without seeing Soap for yourself.


Saturday May 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
e) CAMPING

4:45pm

The Devil Makes Three
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
“There’s a road that goes out of every town. All you’ve got to do is get on it,” Pete Bernhard says.

The guitarist/singer and his cohorts in the raw and raucous trio The Devil Makes Three have found their way onto that road numerous times since they first left their picaresque rural hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Back then, they had no idea it would lead them to such auspicious destinations as the Newport Folk and Austin City Limits Festivals, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and on tours with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Trampled By Turtles. Along the way, they drew numerous accolades from a growing fan base and press alike.


Saturday May 24, 2014 4:45pm - 6:00pm
b) SUNSHINE

5:00pm

Orgone
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ARTIST PAGE
or·gone (ôr’gōn)
noun

1. A universal life force, a cosmic unit of energy, the creative force in nature.
2. Eight souls from Los Angeles who will move your ass and melt your face.

Pronounced with a long second “O,” the Los Angeles band Orgone is dedicated to heavy, raw, adrenaline-fueled funk and sweat-dripping soul. With a core rhythm section of close friends and self-taught musicians steeped in local DJ culture, Orgone has spent the last decade expanding their roster and evolving a sound rooted in old school respect but pulsing with the force of the new millennium. Orgone has become a staple on the festival circuit while gaining a reputation among fellow artists as one of the baddest go-to backing bands on the planet. Always evolving musically and cosmically, Orgone continues to connect with kindred musical spirits throughout the universe with relentless touring.


Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

5:00pm

ETC(!) ETC(!)
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
LA native born and raised producer ETC!ETC! may have spent most of his studio life on the Electro House point, but his transition to Moombahton productions are what have been commanding the most attention from top-notch tastemakers around the globe as of late.


Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
f) VIBETENT

5:00pm

Writers In the Round Hosted by Van Ghost
Join Van Ghost and friends as they share their stories and music.  Special guests include Allie Kral and more!

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

5:30pm

Keller Williams
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer.


Saturday May 24, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
a) MOONSHINE

6:00pm

Big Leg Emma
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Hailing from Western New York, Big Leg Emma has infused high quality, original, Americana roots rock with the magic and art of the Jam band realm. BLE is based on traditional folk, bluegrass and country. This gives them the catchy, dance vibe that initially will attract you. But, once you are there, and their jamming explodes through the dancy vibe, they begin to take you on a musical journey with their psychedelic side. Through juggling band members, and growing into their musical skin, the new Big Leg Emma has emerged into a winding powerhouse that is creating a musical addiction to those who see them…needing to come back for more and more. Throw in some thought provoking mystical songwriting and phenomenal harmonies and you have an incredible musical force to be reckoned with which is BLE.


Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
e) CAMPING

6:00pm

The Floozies
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ARTIST PAGE
Just outside the jazz mecca of Kansas City springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas— separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker’s bebop, and the wild frontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most.


Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors.


Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
c) STARSHINE

6:00pm

Floodwood
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico, not only play together in the premier jamband, moe., but they've also spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Americana group Al & The Transamericans. Likewise, Jason Barady spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Bluegrass group Wooden Spoon from Taos, until returning to his hometown in central, NY. Nick Piccininni is a largely self taught violinist, who learned his bluegrass chops the old fashioned way - in festival picking circles & Bluegrass Festivals. He's an award winning banjo player & fiddler in high demand on the bluegrass circuit, who also spent 2 years on the road w/ The Abrams. Bass player, Zachary Fleitz is a Berklee Graduate & Hypnotic Clambake alumnus. Zach joined forces w. Wooden Spoon & has played w. J & Nick for the last few years.


Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

6:30pm

Fareed Haque & MathGames
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
MathGames! was formed in 2010 as side project for Fareed Haque, Greg Fundis, and Alex Austin. By bringing together a wealth of knowledge in multicultural music and genres the MathGames! sound was formed. The band remained a trio until the spring of 2012 when Jesse Clayton, former keyboard player of "The Macpodz," joined the band. Jesse adds complexity to their sound and adds an unmistakable energy to the band. MathGames! will continue to flourish with music that is progressive, multidimensional and fun.


Saturday May 24, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

6:45pm

G. Love & Special Sauce
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut and eight years since their last live performance together, the original lineup of G. Love & Special Sauce return with their first album in nearly a decade. Built on the trio’s signature hip-hop blues sound, Sugar finds vocalist/guitarist/harmonica player G. Love (aka Garrett Dutton), upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens breathing new life into their groove-heavy, Chicago-blues-infused brand of stripped-down rock & roll. “The goal for the album was to make it really raw and immediate, with live takes and live vocals and everybody playing so that it all comes together in that intangible way,” says G. Love. “That’s what our music is all about.”

Recorded mainly at Brushfire Records’ “Solar Powered Plastic Plant” studio in Los Angeles, Sugar captures the unstoppable energy of a band who got their start in Boston bars in the early ‘90s and still play up to 150 shows a year. “We wanted to take it back to the old-school vibe of the first record, those rich, warm sounds from when we were rocking small clubs and going on that acoustic feeling,” says Prescott. To deepen that dynamic and push their sound into new directions, G. Love & Special Sauce called in guest musicians like Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo (who appears on three of the album’s tracks), soul/R&B singer/songwriter Marc Broussard, and the legendary vocalist Merry Clayton (best known for her duet with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”). “Recording at Brushfire was one of those super-magical sessions—it just felt right and really true to the style of this band,” notes G. Love, who also recorded several of Sugar’s tracks in Seattle with Clemens and bassist Timo Shanko.

While most of the first songs G. Love penned for Sugar were written in response to a recent breakup, the album ended up morphing into a gritty but joyful look at the thrill and grind of getting by as a musician. At the album’s heart is the swaggering title track, which fuses Elmore James-inspired slide licks with big and bouncy hip-hop beats. That mood is matched on tracks like “Good Life” (a Bo Diddley-style jam powered by the fiery guitar work of David Hidalgo), “Saturday Night” (a steamy serenade to New York City, laced with sultry vocals by Alabama-bred folk/soul singer/songwriter Kristy Lee), and “Weekend Dance” (an all-out party anthem fueled by sweet and smoldering horns, co-written by Eric Krasno and featuring rapper Shamarr Allen). Meanwhile, “Too Much Month” serves as a brilliantly bittersweet ode to being broke (“I got too much month for the end of my money/And not enough money for the end of the month”), and “Nite Life” slyly warns of the dangers of rock & roll living in its groove-laden take on John Lee Hooker’s “Whiskey and Wimmin.”


Saturday May 24, 2014 6:45pm - 8:00pm
b) SUNSHINE

7:00pm

HeRobust
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
HeRobust, otherwise known as Hayden Kramer, is an electronic producer from Atlanta, Georgia. In the short, two year existence of HeRobust, Kramer’s hip-hop inspired bass music has quickly garnered the attention of online media giants such as Rolling Stone, Vice, The Huffington Post, and MTV. 2012 saw a relentless release of music from HeRobust. His downtempo beats got him attention from tastemakers such as Mad Decent and XLR8R, while his bass heavy remixes landed him as the second fastest growing artist on social media for fall of 2012 according to Billboard's Next Big Sound. 2013 saw tours with Big Gigantic, Gramatik, and headlining festival dates across the United States. It also saw a barrage of original singles and EP's to critical acclaim. His busy schedule has paid off, getting his tracks played out by the likes of Skrillex, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and DJ Shadow. His latest effort, released via the infamous LA based label SMOG, SHEKNOWSHEBAD has received the support from legendary names such as Flux Pavilion, Dillon Francis and Kill The Noise. With a stacked touring schedule heRobust is launching into places never thought possible by the prolific young beatsmith.


Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
f) VIBETENT

7:30pm

Henhouse Prowlers
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Nine years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.


Saturday May 24, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
e) CAMPING

7:30pm

VIP House Band: Easy Riders
Saturday May 24, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

7:45pm

Lotus
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band's distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends. No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is infectious.


Saturday May 24, 2014 7:45pm - 9:15pm
a) MOONSHINE

8:00pm

Sun Stereo
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Sun Stereo is a six piece band hailing from Urbana, Illinois, consisting of one theatrical flunky and five jazz junkies. After graduating with a Musical Theater Composition degree from University of Illinois, Kelly McMorris (music, lyrics, vocals, keys) has been writing music, performing in a plethora of projects, and all the while canvassing the gutters and bowels of churches, saloons, and opera houses for the perfect concoction of thugs and miscreants to transpire his musical vision. In 2010, he reunited with Jesse Greenlee (drums, cymbals, vocals) and began fleshing out the prenatal bones of the first full-length album, Rogue Satellite. After it’s completion, they tapped the veins of the University of Illinois Jazz program to procure the remaining pieces (Josh Houchin, bass, vocals; Adrian Barnett, bari sax; Euan Edmonds, trombone; Kevin Bourassa, Trumpet; Jon Griffith, bari sax) and bring the album’s nuances and grandiose intricacies to life on the stage.


Saturday May 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

8:00pm

Break Science
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Producers Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee make up Break Science. Having an expansive list of collaborative performances under their belt with artists such as The Fugees, Wu Tang Clan and Talib Kweli, the duo are seasoned veterans in their craft.


Saturday May 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
c) STARSHINE

8:00pm

Tricky Ol' Puss with WhySoWhite
Tricky Ol Puss is the People's magician.  Since his inception in 2005, he has strived to direct his audience's attention toward entertainment and camaraderie. He is not here to fool the masses, but rather to unite and spread the word. His unique blend of sleight of hand, absurdity, and spoken word create an aural and visual sensation so intense; you'd think you were at a dubstep show.  Ol Puss has been featured on stage in Las Vegas, Cairo, Chicago, and Timmy's 5th birthday party. 

2014 will be the 6th year Ol' Puss has graced the stage of the Soulshine Tent; each year captivating a larger and larger audience and using more and more assistants.  This year he brings a whole new bag of tricks and his assistants will be none other than the unstoppable positive momentum of _whysowhite_

Chicago funk/hip-hop group whysowhite released their self-titled debut album in February 2013. Well received by listeners it shot to the front page of popular social news site Reddit, #1 on Bandcamp with featured coverage on Jay-Z's Life + Times. During SXSW 2013, whysowhite played several showcases including a supporting set for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Headlining dates at Chicago venues like Subterranean, Double Door and Martyrs followed with a main stage performance at North Coast Music Festival in Chicago.
whysowhite started off 2014 recording a session with Audiotree.TV and releasing a music video for fan favorite "Get Busy." As a result Ruby Hornet labeled whysowhite as one of their "Chicago Acts To Look Out For in 2014." whysowhite will wrap up a 17-date national tour in March 2014 with a stop at SXSW. The group's sophomore album is slated or Summer 2014 with national tour and festival dates to be announced.

With the powers of O' Puss and _whysowhite_ finally combined; the world is literally their oyster. A delicious briny cup of malleable goo. Come watch them shuck it.

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
h) SOULSHINE

9:00pm

IndigoSun
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
IndigoSun was born in October of 2008 when a few good friends began to explore the possibilities of electronic music. They set up outside on a rare beautiful September night on the terrace of their building and began to improvise around the skeleton of what would soon become fan favorite, “Welcome Home.” After playing for about an hour and a half, they knew they had found something that had to be pursued.


Saturday May 24, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
e) CAMPING

9:00pm

UZ
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The mysterious ƱZ came up on the soundcloud scene about 1 year ago, with the amazing ŤɌ∆Ҏ ᶊῌῗ† series.

With huge support from DJ's worldwide, the likes of Diplo, Flosstradamus, Skrillex, Toddla T, Baauer, and Craze to name a few, UZ’s debut EP was released on Jeffree’s, a sub-label to Mad Decent.


Saturday May 24, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
f) VIBETENT

9:00pm

Umphrey's McGee
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Umphrey’s McGee first played at Summer Camp back in 2003. They’ve played the festival every year since, and will be back again to host the 2014 Summer Camp Music Festival, and perform for you guys all 3 days.

“Umphrey’s McGee stand revealed as consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock’s vast panoply of styles.” (Entertainment Weekly).

Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you’re going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers.

How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music and fan relations for 13-plus years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO Records) Death By Stereo (9/13), the follow up to 2009′s Mantis. Mantis surprised fans with a collection of music never before played, and surprised the music industry with an innovative marketing campaign that catapulted the album past the Heatseekers chart, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s “Top 200″ chart without any radio play or television appearances.

Death By Stereo‘s concise melodic approach and accessible songwriting is everything fans had hoped for, but not what anyone expected. Death By Stereo is disarmingly straightforward. Sure, you can dance to it, but the clever arrangements, meticulously crafted chordal interplay, and virtuoso instrumentation put Umphrey’s McGee in a category all their own.


Saturday May 24, 2014 9:00pm - 10:15pm
b) SUNSHINE

10:00pm

The Werks
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Formed in 2007, The Werks are quickly emerging as a national jam band powerhouse. As a result of their eclectic individual influences, The Werks produce a dance party that can be appreciated by a majority of musical tastes. Fusing the psychedelic shredding guitar and screaming organ of jam and classic rock with funk slap bass, synthesizers, and modern dance beats, The Werks create their own style of music entitled "Psychedelic Dance Rock".


Saturday May 24, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

10:00pm

KOAN Sound
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
It's strange how the death of one musical group can be exactly the sort of catalyst needed to spawn another. KOAN Sound are certainly a highly gifted example of this phenomenon. It was in 2008 that KOAN Sound emerged from the ashes of several other musical endeavours, fusing passion for electronic music with sheer musical intuition. Since then KOAN Sound have continued to develop, synthesising ever more complex and inspirational patterns. And with influences such as The Prodigy, Amon Tobin and Noisia, it's not hard to see why KOAN Sound productions are synonymous with dark gripping basslines; elegantly mastered and meticulously executed.


Saturday May 24, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
c) STARSHINE

10:00pm

Moe.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
moe. has been hosting Summer Camp since the beginning back in 2001. We are thrilled that 12 years later, they will be taking the stage again all 3 days at Summer Camp Music Festival 2014.

The preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today, moe. has had a remarkable career that’s touched upon 3 decades and produced 17 albums. The quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art .


Saturday May 24, 2014 10:00pm - 11:15pm
a) MOONSHINE

11:00pm

Kyral x Banko
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Kyral and Banko have joined forces to create their newest project Kyral x Banko. They have been producing tracks and performing at the University of Illinois since arriving on campus their freshman year. They have opened for many artists such as UZ, Paper Diamond and EOTO.


Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00am
f) VIBETENT

11:00pm

Umphrey's McGee
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Umphrey’s McGee first played at Summer Camp back in 2003. They’ve played the festival every year since, and will be back again to host the 2014 Summer Camp Music Festival, and perform for you guys all 3 days.

“Umphrey’s McGee stand revealed as consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock’s vast panoply of styles.” (Entertainment Weekly).

Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you’re going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers.

How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music and fan relations for 13-plus years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO Records) Death By Stereo (9/13), the follow up to 2009′s Mantis. Mantis surprised fans with a collection of music never before played, and surprised the music industry with an innovative marketing campaign that catapulted the album past the Heatseekers chart, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s “Top 200″ chart without any radio play or television appearances.

Death By Stereo‘s concise melodic approach and accessible songwriting is everything fans had hoped for, but not what anyone expected. Death By Stereo is disarmingly straightforward. Sure, you can dance to it, but the clever arrangements, meticulously crafted chordal interplay, and virtuoso instrumentation put Umphrey’s McGee in a category all their own.


Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday May 25, 2014 12:30am
b) SUNSHINE

12:00am

The M Machine (Live)
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
The M Machine is an electronic music trio hailing from San Francisco, CA. Formed in 2011 by Ben Swardlick, Eric Luttrell, and Andy Coenen, the group has quickly risen to prominence on the strength of their wholly original and forward-thinking sound.

Transcending genre, the group effortlessly bounds between hard-hitting dance tracks and thoughtful, indie-styled vocal songs, tying it all together with a distinctly cinematic presentation. The group also designed, built, and performs its own live visuals in the form of a massive LED version of their iconic "M". It is this eclectic and all-encompassing approach towards their craft that has distinguished The M Machine as something very unique in the world of electronic music.


Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00am - 1:00am
c) STARSHINE

12:00am

Mondope
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
ailing from Springfield, IL, Armando Zuniga aka “MonDope” is a fresh force to be reckoned with. Although he has only been performing live and promoting for about 3 1/2 years and Producing a little over 1 year still learning the elements of electronic music, MonDope is no stranger to the scene. With an eclectic arsenal of music ranging from roots of reggae, metal to hip-hop and underground, as well as many different forms of electronic music, there is never a dull moment in his sets. In the summer of 2010 Mondope came together with other local DJ's/Producers to form Killinoize, a production company interested in bringing the new wave of bass music to Illinois’ own capitol city.


Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00am - 1:00am
f) VIBETENT

12:15am

Ties & Tassles Burlesque and Variety Show

Ties & Tassels Productions was created to bring our Chicago-land community variety shows for the masses. These shows include; Burlesque, Drag, Gender performance, Dance, Fire play and even Circus Sideshow performances. T&T exists to bring together a variety of performers from all backgrounds and troupes to perform independently at our shows and to raise funds for various causes. T&T is a strong supporter the GBLTQIA community. We encourage creating a safe space for those who love their gender and the performance of it (e.g. our femme-sisters of burlesque), as well as gender non-conformists (e.g. boi-lesque, drag, and our andro-glitter lovers everywhere).


Sunday May 25, 2014 12:15am - 1:15am
h) SOULSHINE

12:30am

Moe.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
moe. has been hosting Summer Camp since the beginning back in 2001. We are thrilled that 12 years later, they will be taking the stage again all 3 days at Summer Camp Music Festival 2014.

The preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today, moe. has had a remarkable career that’s touched upon 3 decades and produced 17 albums. The quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art .


Sunday May 25, 2014 12:30am - 2:00am
a) MOONSHINE

1:00am

Positive Vibr8ions
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
A fusion of US and UK sound, the Pos Vi8es experience is one in sound and energy, which ascend the listener to a higher, uplifted state, encapsulating listeners in an ebb an flow of intense, mellifluous vi8es.


Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00am - 2:00am
f) VIBETENT

1:00am

Gramatik
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Good music is felt and not heard. At an early age Slovenia born Gramatik showed precocious signs of a musician, absorbing radio transmissions of old Funk or Rhythm & Blues joints, and taking classic piano classes. Private piano lessons of early Rock and Rhythm & Blues helped him form the youngest band in history at his elementary school. While still in middle and high school he discovered Hip Hop and left his band to become one of the first MC’s on the Slovenian coast. By 1998 he and his classmate formed a duo called Bow Down and threw the first Hip Hop party in the history of his hometown. That same year he was also introduced to his first audio sequencing software program and with humble beginnings started to produce two years later. Captured by the craft and magic of producing he discovered sampling, which became his one true love in the music making process. Chopping up old Funk, Soul, Blues and Jazz tracks he used to listen to making something completely new became his forte.


Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00am - 2:15am
g) REDBARN

1:00am

VIP Party
Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00am - 3:00am
j) VIPLOUNGE

2:00am

DJ SOLO
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SOLO is a DJ in the true sense of the word, following in the footsteps of eclectic, multi-genre tastemakers, performers, and producers like Z-Trip, Cut Chemist, and DJ Shadow. He is also a musician who plays many instruments, produces music, an ongoing, unparalleled collection of moment-defining mixtapes, and has a unique, natural energy as an entertainer and performance artist.


Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00am - 3:00am
f) VIBETENT

2:00am

Mike Dillon Band
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From his high-octane performance and unorthodox percussion rig, to the perfectly orchestrated mellifluous cacophony creating that unforgettable "Mike D" sound, there is no question that Mike Dillon is one of the most dynamic, multifaceted, electrifying percussionists in the country.


Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00am - 4:00am
d) CAMPFIRE

2:00am

Here Comes the Sun Stereo
Watch as Sun Stereo transforms in Sgt Pepper's for a very special Beatles set.


Sun Stereo is a 6 piece band hailing from Urbana, Illinois, consisting of o1 theatrical flunky and 5 jazz junkies. After graduating with a Musical Theater Composition degree from University of Illinois, Kelly McMorris (music, lyrics, vocals, keys) has been writing music, performing in a plethora of projects, and all the while canvassing the gutters and bowels of churches, saloons, and opera houses for the perfect concoction of thugs and miscreants to transpire his musical vision. In 2010, he reunited with Jesse Greenlee (drums, cymbals, vocals) and began fleshing out the prenatal bones of the first full length album, Rogue Satellite. After it’s completion, they tapped the veins of the University of Illinois Jazz program to procure the remaining pieces (Josh Houchin, bass, vocals; Adrian Barnett, bari sax; Euan Edmonds, trombone; Kevin Bourassa, Trumpet; Jon Griffith, bari sax) and bring the album’s nuances and grandiose intricacies to life on the stage.Sun Stereo delivers a hybridization of organic and electronic elements with Beatlesque vocal harmonies, electronic soundscapes, nu-age story book lyrics, and a funk your face off horn section. In the first year of existence, they have developed a fierce following and our quickly establishing themselves in the Midwest as a must see live show, reminiscent of a wedding reception on acid sans the chicken dance. Recently, they performed at Pygmalion Music Festival, Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road Tour in Dixon, Il., and Summer Camp Music Festival. Currently, they are finishing their 2nd full length album expected out in the Spring of 2013 and are sewing their infectious anthems across the Midwest.

 

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00am - 4:00am
h) SOULSHINE

2:45am

Lettuce
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Celebrating their 20th anniversary as modern day rulers of old school funk, the seven-piece Brooklyn-based juggernaut Lettuce drops their third studio album Fly—a decidedly raging slab of relentless groove, hyper-charged syncopation and psychedelicized soul anthems. Having blown up stages from coast to coast last year, Lettuce entered Brooklyn recording studio The Bunker this winter with a fresh batch of road-tested material and a revitalized sound honed razor sharp by a year spent on the road.

“We’re more together and set to crush than ever before,” says drummer and chief songwriter Adam Deitch of the all-star group that he and his accomplished band-mates cut their teeth with back in their Berklee School of Music days. That much history, along with the A-list crop of projects that each member has taken on away from Lettuce, gives the group a bottomless well of musical ideas and unrivaled chemistry—in fact, referring to themselves as a band of brothers. “I was in a practice room at 16 with Kraz, Zoidis, Shmeeans and Deitch and it all clicked,” says “lead” bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes. “We all felt rhythms in similar ways. We were all about the pocket from day one.”


Sunday May 25, 2014 2:45am - 4:00am
g) REDBARN

3:00am

Dirt Monkey
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Based out of Boulder, Colorado, Patrick “Dirt Monkey” Megeath has been at work for over a decade, honing his production skills through a variety of genres: dubstep, drum & bass, house, hip-hop, and breaks. With Dirt Monkey’s ear for bass and a vast knowledge of music production, he has quickly exploded onto the scene with his innovative original productions and energetic stage presence.


Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00am - 4:00am
f) VIBETENT
 
Sunday, May 25
 

10:00am

Heading OM Yoga

Rejuvenate & connect with the cOMmunity at Camp! Start your day right, as we breathe, move, & cultivate the loving kindness vibe with Yoga.  Heading OM Yoga returns to the Soulshine tent for it’s 7th year to get you balanced & flowing into your day.  All are welcOMe!  Some mats/blankets available, or bring your own.  Yoga sessions are lead by Tamo of Heading OM Yoga, West Peoria, IL. headingom.org


Sunday May 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
h) SOULSHINE

11:00am

Stepping Into the Hoop & All About Body Rolls

This year at Summer Camp we will be mixing the hoop workshops up a bit!  We have been exploring and evolving in the flow arts for a combined total of almost 9 years, teaching together for a little under 2, and were even nominated for a 2013 Hoopie Award for their partner video "Another Day in the Park."  To share our experience with you, we’re offering a wide variety of workshops for all hooping levels.  Friday will be split into two groups, one for those who are new and want to learn more basic single hoop tricks and one for more advanced hoopers who would like to learn the basics of double hooping.  Saturday, one group will have the option to learn partner hooping skills which will show you tricks that incorporate a duo instead of one hooper and the second group will learn to stylize dance, perfect for those wanting to add more personal style into their hoop dance.  On Sunday, the first option is a foot hooping class and the second option will be about power moves and tosses.  In this workshop you will learn tricks to really "wow" your crowd and also some awesome tosses!  Throughout each workshop we will have our hoop fairy helpers there for extra help, as we’re expecting a large group this year!


Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

12:00pm

Acoustics Anonymous
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Four friends brought together by a love of picking, singing and grinning, Acoustics Anonymous bridges the gap between groove and grass. Injecting gravity and soul into whatever they play, and coating it all with a shimmering layer of harmonies, the music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed. Whether its channeling the spirits of Jerry Garcia, Joe Cocker or James Taylor during a choice cover or melting it all together for an original, Acoustics Anonymous can be found first and foremost playing live: bringing people together and making them smile, sing, laugh and dance - that's what it's all about, right? The band features a rotating cast of drummers (Dave Clark of The Schwag, Sam Niehaus of Reelfoot, and on occasion, Rob Koritz of Dark Star Orchestra), so each show brings with it a varied style. The band formed in September 2012 and in its short career has shared bills with such renowned acts as Del McCoury Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal and The Giving Tree Band, as well as playing frequent shows with the slew of great talent in and around their hometown, St. Louis.


Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
e) CAMPING

12:00pm

Floodwood presented by ONE

Join Floodwood and ONE while they play some music and discuss preventable disease.

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 3.5 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Cofounded by Bono and strictly nonpartisan, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs. ONE also works closely with African activists and policymakers as they fight corruption, promote poverty-fighting priorities, monitor the use of aid, and help build civil society and free enterprise.

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Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico, not only play together in the premier jamband moe., but they’ve also spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Americana group Al & The Transamericans. Likewise, Jason Barady spent over 10 years recording & touring with the Bluegrass group Wooden Spoon from Taos, until returning to his hometown in central, NY. Nick Piccininni is a largely self taught violinist, who learned his bluegrass chops the old fashioned way – in festival picking circles & Bluegrass Festivals. He’s an award winning banjo player & fiddler in high demand on the bluegrass circuit, who also spent 2 years on the road w/ The Abrams. Bass player, Zachary Fleitz is a Berklee Graduate & Hypnotic Clambake alumnus. Zach joined forces w. Wooden Spoon & has played w. J & Nick for the last few years.

The foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, also known as “The Leatherstocking Region” is home to Floodwood, the northeast’s new progressive string band.


Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

12:00pm

Jon Wayne & The Pain
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Midwest reggae rockers Jon Wayne and The Pain have been carving a sizable niche in the reggae-rock genre. The band creates a unique psychedelic Reggae sound by blending Reggae-Rock, Roots, Pop, and Ska with evolving bass heavy tangents of electronic dub.


Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
c) STARSHINE

12:00pm

Henhouse Prowlers
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Nine years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.


Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

12:30pm

Swear and Shake
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In a city that offers endless new sounds, New York-based band Swear & Shake’s loyal fan base and earnest talent have driven them on tours across the US and into the focal point of fawning critics.

Swear & Shake is Kari Spieler (vocals, lyrics, guitar), Adam McHeffey (vocals, lyrics, guitar, banjo, piano), Shaun Savage (electric bass), and Ben Goldstein (percussion). The band formed in 2010 after Kari helped Adam record a demo one of his original songs, “Johnnie.” From that moment, they knew they were on to something good. Adam recruited longtime friends Shaun and Tom to flesh out the sounds behind Kari’s soulful, smoky voice and Adam’s catchy folk strumming.


Sunday May 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

1:00pm

Ryan Viser
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Ryan Viser started playing the trumpet in Brazil at the age of 11. Growing up around the various beats of street drummers and the sounds of Carnival, Ryan developed a healthy appreciation for music at a very young age. Continuing with the trumpet after coming back stateside brought an introduction to the American Jazz style that continued from Jr. High all through the college years. With a natural creativity and ability to improvise, Ryan has always enjoyed playing and creating various musical styles and is most notably known for his work in the Reggae band, Stiff Necked Fools (2009 - present) where he spends most of his time playing and touring the country.


Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
f) VIBETENT

1:00pm

Umphrey's McGee
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Umphrey’s McGee first played at Summer Camp back in 2003. They’ve played the festival every year since, and will be back again to host the 2014 Summer Camp Music Festival, and perform for you guys all 3 days.

“Umphrey’s McGee stand revealed as consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock’s vast panoply of styles.” (Entertainment Weekly).

Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you’re going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers.

How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music and fan relations for 13-plus years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO Records) Death By Stereo (9/13), the follow up to 2009′s Mantis. Mantis surprised fans with a collection of music never before played, and surprised the music industry with an innovative marketing campaign that catapulted the album past the Heatseekers chart, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s “Top 200″ chart without any radio play or television appearances.

Death By Stereo‘s concise melodic approach and accessible songwriting is everything fans had hoped for, but not what anyone expected. Death By Stereo is disarmingly straightforward. Sure, you can dance to it, but the clever arrangements, meticulously crafted chordal interplay, and virtuoso instrumentation put Umphrey’s McGee in a category all their own.


Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
b) SUNSHINE

1:30pm

Michael Layne Band
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Michael Layne is here to rawk your world...

Michael Layne has been tapping into his soul and capturing its essence through music. He writes, records, produces, plays and sings. He is capable of playing every instrument. Layne has a bittersweet relationship with the songs that he brings to life. Music is a struggle just like life. He typically finds the most satisfaction when he’s on the edge of losing control.

Taking risks until he finds the right balance, he finds the most passion in the risks. Sometimes he’ll crash and burn, but that's when he knows he’s getting close. Success is just around the next turn. For Layne, music and life go hand in hand in this way. His musical diaries are moments captured along the way. Musical pictures, moments in time that express what words alone cannot. All is not what it seems at first. Layne encourages us to dig deeper into the lyrics and the music.


Sunday May 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
e) CAMPING

2:00pm

Turkuaz
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Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a funk army of multi-instrumentals and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. That’s one way to describe Turkuaz, but it doesn’t address the music. In this regard, as with any band, influences are everything. One cannot escape them as one seeks to carve out a unique sound for themselves.


Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

2:00pm

Eagle Ridge & Friends
Eagle Ridge & Friends present The Heartbeat of the People; Native American Song & Dance

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

2:00pm

Break Science
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Producers Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee make up Break Science. Having an expansive list of collaborative performances under their belt with artists such as The Fugees, Wu Tang Clan and Talib Kweli, the duo are seasoned veterans in their craft.


Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

2:30pm

Yonder Mountain String Band
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Yonder Mountain String Band has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre. Dave Johnston points out “What could be more pure than making your own music.” Yonder’s sound cannot be classified purely as “bluegrass” or “string music” but rather it’s an original sound created from “looking at music from [their] own experiences and doing the best job possible.” The band continues to play by their own rules on their new record The Show.


Sunday May 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
a) MOONSHINE

2:30pm

Moe.
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moe. has been hosting Summer Camp since the beginning back in 2001. We are thrilled that 12 years later, they will be taking the stage again all 3 days at Summer Camp Music Festival 2014.

The preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today, moe. has had a remarkable career that’s touched upon 3 decades and produced 17 albums. The quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art .


Sunday May 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
c) STARSHINE

3:00pm

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
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Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer and Amish excommunicate Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery headdresses and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and—at last—into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.


Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
e) CAMPING

3:00pm

The Wood Brothers
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Chris Wood had a scrap of a song — seemed like a chorus — scribbled in a notebook. He played it for his older brother, Oliver, who’d had a verse lying around he didn’t know what to do with. The two pieces, composed months apart, one in urban Atlanta and the other deep in the Catskills, dovetailed musically and lyrically: the verse about a man regretting chasing unattainable women, the high-lonesome, harmony-driven refrain of “When I die, I wanna be sent back to try, try again.”

“Neon Tombstone” wasn’t the first song that Chris, a founding member of jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood, and Oliver, formerly Tinsley Ellis’s guitarist, had written — since 2006, they’d released three studio albums of Americana as The Wood Brothers. But it was the first one they’d written like this. “This is how a song is supposed to come together,” Oliver remembers thinking. “There was some chance, some randomness, to it.”

The experience marked a deeper level of collaboration for The Wood Brothers, a newfound fraternal synchronicity that’s captured on their latest album, ‘The Muse.’ Within the first few bars of opener “Wastin’ My Mind,” which could pass for a lost cut from “The Last Waltz,” it’s clear the brothers are operating on a different plane than when we last heard them, on 2011’s ‘Smoke Ring Halo.’ The components are similar: the dialed-in vocal harmonies, Oliver’s gritty acoustic guitar, Chris’s virtuosic upright bass, the warrior poet lyrics. But here there’s a glue — a yellowy carpenter’s glue, one imagines — holding it all together. The cohesion comes from the brothers having spent the last two years on the road with new full-time member Jano Rix, a drummer and ace-in-the-hole multi-instrumentalist, whereas they relied on session musician-friends to fill out previous albums. Jano’s additional harmonies give credence to the old trope that while two family members often harmonize preternaturally, it takes a third, non-related singer for the sound to really shine. And then there’s Jano’s work on his literally patented percussion instrument, the “shuitar,” a shitty acoustic guitar rigged up with tuna cans and other noisemakers, which, in his hands, becomes a veritable drum kit.

Starting with debut ‘Ways Not To Lose,’ which NPR described as a collection of “gracious little songs [that] sound like they were born on a front porch during a beautiful sunset,” The Wood Brothers have made albums like you’re not supposed to anymore — recording mostly live, warts and all. But on ‘The Muse,’ they double down on the production values of a purer time. Whereas ‘Smoke Ring Halo’ was tracked with the musicians playing in separate rooms, here Chris, Oliver and Jano often circled around a tree of microphones, a couple feet apart from one another, and simply played the songs, with even the lead vocals being recorded on the spot. The arrangement is a producer’s nightmare — the different sounds bleed into the various mics, limiting mixing options and ruling out the possibility of fixing mistakes — but the band had two willing accomplices: legendary country musician Buddy Miller, who produced the album, and Nashville studio vet Mike Poole, who engineered.

“I just love how Mike and Buddy really embraced that idea,” Oliver says. Miller, an award-winning producer, guitarist and solo artist, has performed and recorded with icons such as Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Oliver continues, “I hear little things that are out of tune or imperfect, and I love it. That’s what I like about old recordings – they just did it, and that’s what happened.”

From early in their childhood in Boulder, CO., Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music. Their father, a molecular biologist, would perform classic songs at campfires and family gatherings, while their mother, a poet, instilled a passion for storytelling and turn of phrase. The brothers bonded over bluesmen like Jimmy Reed and Lightnin’ Hopkins, but their paths, musical and otherwise, would diverge. Oliver moved to Atlanta, where he played guitar in cover bands before earning a spot in Tinsley Ellis’s touring act. At Ellis’s behest, Oliver began to sing and then founded King Johnson, a hard-touring group that would release six albums of blues-inflected R&B, funk and country over the next 12 years. Chris, meanwhile, studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music, moved to New York City and, in the early ‘90s, formed Medeski Martin & Wood, which over the next two decades would become a cornerstone of contemporary jazz and abstract music.


Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:15pm
b) SUNSHINE

3:30pm

Van Ghost
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Michael Harrison Berg of Van Ghost was a musician in high school, but as an adult swapped his onstage pursuits for backstage ones. For over 10 years the Chicagoan has been managing bands and promoting concerts like the North Coast Music Fest and Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest rather than making music. But when a band he poured time and money into imploded, he sought solace in songwriting and awoke the musician within.


Sunday May 25, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

3:45pm

Make a Difference Raffle

Daily | 3:45pm | Soulshine Tent

Throughout the weekend, Soulshine Ambassadors will be roaming the grounds looking for your Acts of Greenness!

Campers who participate in keeping the scene clean and beautiful will have a chance to win great prizes, such as watching the bands from the stage, winning tons of band memorabilia, Summer Camp goodies, and much more. Soulshine Ambassadors will be disbursing raffle tickets to campers doing an act of “Greenness” such as bringing trash, compost, or recycling bags to the Waste & Sorting Center, picking trash off the ground, using reusable camping items, and any other green acts. For more information, talk to a Soulshine Ambassador in the Soulshine Tent. Raffle winners will be presented daily at 3:45pm in the Soulshine Tent.


Sunday May 25, 2014 3:45pm - 4:00pm
h) SOULSHINE

3:45pm

Filibusta
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Filibusta (Troy Probst) is an emerging artist from the tiny town of Fillmore, IL. When he grew bored of tipping cows and wrecking tractors, he taught himself to play guitar. Since then, his fingers have buzzed with life. He uses an MPD drum pad to trigger drum, bass, synth, and vocal samples live. Thus, Filibusta's work vibes as a real-life, in-your-face experience -- creative, original, and just for you.


Sunday May 25, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
f) VIBETENT

4:00pm

Swear and Shake presented by HeadCount

Join Swear and Shake and HeadCount as they play some music and discuss how you can and you should stay involved in today's political climate.  

HeadCount is a grassroots organization that uses the power of music to register voters and raise political consciousness. Since 2004 we've staged voter registration drives at over 2,000 concerts and signed up over 175,000 voters. We reach young people and music fans where they already are - at concerts and online - to inform and empower.

Our message is not about what party you support or where you land on an issue. It's that you must speak to be heard.

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Swear and Shake
In a city that offers endless new sounds, New York-based band Swear and Shake’s loyal fan base and earnest talent have driven them on tours across the US and into the focal point of fawning critics. The band’s star seems to be continually on the rise, as they play premiere Manhattan and Brooklyn venues and release their fully-Kickstarter-funded LP, Maple Ridge, only a year after their formation.

Swear and Shake is Kari Spieler (vocals, lyrics, guitar), Adam McHeffey (vocals, lyrics, guitar, banjo, piano), Shaun Savage (electric bass), and Tom Elefante (percussion). The band formed in 2010 after Kari helped Adam record a demo one of his original songs, “Johnnie.” From that moment, they knew they were on to something good. Adam recruited longtime friends Shaun and Tom to flesh out the sounds behind Kari’s soulful, smoky voice and Adam’s catchy folk strumming.

The band was a hit from their first release in November 2010, a five track album aptly titled “Extended Play,” which received over 200,000 Creative Commons downloads in North American and Europe. In the first few months, favorite tunes like “Johnnie” and “Bones” started to pop up in covers on YouTube.

Newsday praised the band, comparing them to indie darlings Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver. New York’s The Deli described front lady Kari’s pipes as “gorgeously full,” and Brooklyn Belles compared her to “a young June Carter Cash.” David Malachowski of the Daily Freeman made clear that Swear and Shake is more than fun sounds and pretty faces. “A haunting postcard from a faraway, warmer place, Spieler’s moving, heartfelt delivery takes this to a higher place,” writes Malachowski. “Daring and direct, Swear and Shake points a finger at you, and you can’t help but respond. Well done.” Frost Click called the band’s EP a “treat” and writes, “There’s no denying the fact that Swear and Shake know how to make amazing sounds. The quartet has a knack for creating a wonderful balance of emotion, instruments, vocals and lyrics; making you want to listen more and more.”

Writing about their appearance at B.O.M.B. Fest opening for Weezer and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Connecticut’s Culture Cache called their sound, “expansive, majestic, harmony-heavy,” and music blog The Indie Kollection wrote, “Musical discoveries like these make me want to move to NY.” Luckily, there’s still time to make the move considering blog The Feast called them “a mainstay on the New York scene.”

Despite the band’s critical acclaim, attending a Swear and Shake show feels like a cozy, crowded room of old friends where a guitar is picked up as the last bottle is poured. Shows at New York institutions like The Living Room, Pete’s Candy Store, The Knitting Factory, Arlene’s Grocery, and the Bitter End have been raucous and full of laughter and dancing. Music blog Sounds That Matter, who had the band record a video for their site testified, “It took me one day to realize I was head over heels for this band.”

Using the crowd-funding site, Kickstarter, the band raised $5,250 ($750 over their goal) from over 100 individual donations to make their latest independent record. Swear and Shake used various social media outlets and endearing quirky video updates to get the word out about their Kickstarter campaign (and released a super adorable impromptu celebratory dance video when they reached their goal). Recording was finished in the early fall and the album, including recent fan favorites like “These White Walls,” “Marbles,” and “Wrecking Ball,” will be available in early 2012.


Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
h) SOULSHINE

4:00pm

Mike Dillon Band
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From his high-octane performance and unorthodox percussion rig, to the perfectly orchestrated mellifluous cacophony creating that unforgettable "Mike D" sound, there is no question that Mike Dillon is one of the most dynamic, multifaceted, electrifying percussionists in the country.


Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

4:30pm

Aqueous
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Aqueous is a genre melting, funk-tastic groove/rock band known for bringing high energy shows night after night. Catchy songwriting, shredding guitars, tight infectious grooves, and spot on improvisation keep crowds dancing right from the first beat. The songs themselves are adventurous, smartly composed, inventive, and exuberant. The improv sections add immensely to the experience, as Aqueous heads off in directions heretofore unknown and previously unexplored. Aqueous breathes as one organism when it is in full flight.


Sunday May 25, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
e) CAMPING

4:30pm

Zac Brown Band
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Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. The band's three platinum-selling albums 'Uncaged' (Atlantic/Southern Ground), 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic/Southern Ground) and 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) have together sold over six million copies and produced a historic series of ten #1 hit singles. On the road, the group performed for over 1.3 million fans in 2013 with 70+ headline dates and more than a dozen major festival appearances.


Sunday May 25, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
a) MOONSHINE

4:30pm

Pimps of Joytime
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If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show-by-show, and track-by-track.


Sunday May 25, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
c) STARSHINE

5:00pm

Mountain Standard Time
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ARTIST PAGE
For Mountain Standard Time, there is one focus: making good, honest music. The organic process of expression—from heart to hands to ears—preserves the integrity of the finished product. While the band spends an exhaustive amount of time crafting and perfecting their material, they don’t pay any mind to the rules and confines of genre. With elements of Bluegrass, Prog Rock, Latin and Americana, attempting to categorize the band can be challenging. MST coined the term “free grass” so that they could stop focusing on labeling their music and stick to what they do best: playing it.


Sunday May 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

5:00pm

Lettuce
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Celebrating their 20th anniversary as modern day rulers of old school funk, the seven-piece Brooklyn-based juggernaut Lettuce drops their third studio album Fly—a decidedly raging slab of relentless groove, hyper-charged syncopation and psychedelicized soul anthems. Having blown up stages from coast to coast last year, Lettuce entered Brooklyn recording studio The Bunker this winter with a fresh batch of road-tested material and a revitalized sound honed razor sharp by a year spent on the road.

“We’re more together and set to crush than ever before,” says drummer and chief songwriter Adam Deitch of the all-star group that he and his accomplished band-mates cut their teeth with back in their Berklee School of Music days. That much history, along with the A-list crop of projects that each member has taken on away from Lettuce, gives the group a bottomless well of musical ideas and unrivaled chemistry—in fact, referring to themselves as a band of brothers. “I was in a practice room at 16 with Kraz, Zoidis, Shmeeans and Deitch and it all clicked,” says “lead” bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes. “We all felt rhythms in similar ways. We were all about the pocket from day one.”


Sunday May 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:15pm
b) SUNSHINE

5:15pm

DJ SOLO
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ARTIST PAGE
SOLO is a DJ in the true sense of the word, following in the footsteps of eclectic, multi-genre tastemakers, performers, and producers like Z-Trip, Cut Chemist, and DJ Shadow. He is also a musician who plays many instruments, produces music, an ongoing, unparalleled collection of moment-defining mixtapes, and has a unique, natural energy as an entertainer and performance artist.


Sunday May 25, 2014 5:15pm - 6:15pm
f) VIBETENT

6:00pm

American Babies
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Since 2007, American Babies has been the mouthpiece for Philadelphia based musician Tom Hamilton. After spending the early 2000s building a national fan base fronting the electro-rock band Brothers Past, releasing two critically acclaimed albums, and averaging 150 shows a year, a change was in order. "Musically, I wanted to get back to the basics" he explains, "Get the song right, first. Then worry about the live show and how the music opens up from there."

Hamilton went back to his roots, rediscovering the Outlaw Country, Motown, and Grateful Dead records he grew up with, and assembled a pool of musicians to pull from for recording sessions and live performances. After two full-length LPs, an EP, and three years of touring, the American Babies are hitting their stride. The live band has been solidified with David Butler (Lee "Scratch" Perry) on drums, Adam Flicker (The Brakes) on keys, and Marc Friedman (The Slip) on bass. The band has shared the bill with numerous like minded acts such as Derek Trucks, Sheryl Crow, Umphrey's McGee, Railroad Earth, and The National to name a few.


Sunday May 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
e) CAMPING

6:00pm

Zac Brown Band
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Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. The band's three platinum-selling albums 'Uncaged' (Atlantic/Southern Ground), 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic/Southern Ground) and 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) have together sold over six million copies and produced a historic series of ten #1 hit singles. On the road, the group performed for over 1.3 million fans in 2013 with 70+ headline dates and more than a dozen major festival appearances.


Sunday May 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
a) MOONSHINE

6:00pm

New Orleans Suspects
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Start with members of three of the top bands to come out of New Orleans, The Neville Brothers, The Radiators, and The Dirty Dozen – then add a saxophonist who was James Brown’s horn director for 12 years, and a keyboard player with extraordinary talent, and you have The New Orleans Suspects. Funky drumbeats, greasy wailing saxophones, razor-sharp guitar playing, rollicking piano and swampy organ swells, strutting bass lines and tight vocal harmonies make this band stand above the rest.


Sunday May 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
c) STARSHINE

6:00pm

Sun Stereo
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Sun Stereo is a six piece band hailing from Urbana, Illinois, consisting of one theatrical flunky and five jazz junkies. After graduating with a Musical Theater Composition degree from University of Illinois, Kelly McMorris (music, lyrics, vocals, keys) has been writing music, performing in a plethora of projects, and all the while canvassing the gutters and bowels of churches, saloons, and opera houses for the perfect concoction of thugs and miscreants to transpire his musical vision. In 2010, he reunited with Jesse Greenlee (drums, cymbals, vocals) and began fleshing out the prenatal bones of the first full-length album, Rogue Satellite. After it’s completion, they tapped the veins of the University of Illinois Jazz program to procure the remaining pieces (Josh Houchin, bass, vocals; Adrian Barnett, bari sax; Euan Edmonds, trombone; Kevin Bourassa, Trumpet; Jon Griffith, bari sax) and bring the album’s nuances and grandiose intricacies to life on the stage.


Sunday May 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

6:00pm

Everyone Orchestra Makes a Difference

Make sure to check out the Treasure Hunt on the back of the program to find out how can you earn access to this very special Make a Difference Celebration with...

Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler and featuring…

  • • Joel Cummins
  • • Al Schnier
  • • Vinnie Amico
  • • Allie Kral
  • • Bill Evans
  • • Mike Dillon
  • • Fareed Haque
  • • Jay Barady
  • • Nick Piccininni
  • • and special guests David Murphy of STS9 and DJ Logic

THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, moe., String Cheese Incident, The Flecktones, Club d’Elf, ALO, Tea Leaf Green and Adrian Belew, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of other performers.

Marching clearly into uncharted territory, The Everyone Orchestra balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the soul. This unique collaborative of performance deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of The Everyone Orchestra.



Sunday May 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:15pm
g) REDBARN

6:00pm

Everyone Orchestra Makes a Difference IN RED BARN

Make sure to check out the Treasure Hunt on the back of the program to find out how can you earn access to this very special Make a Difference Celebration with...

Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler and featuring…

  • • Joel Cummins
  • • Al Schnier
  • • Vinnie Amico
  • • Allie Kral
  • • Bill Evans
  • • Mike Dillon
  • • Fareed Haque
  • • Jay Barady
  • • Nick Piccininni
  • • and special guests David Murphy of STS9 and DJ Logic

THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, moe., String Cheese Incident, The Flecktones, Club d’Elf, ALO, Tea Leaf Green and Adrian Belew, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of other performers.

Marching clearly into uncharted territory, The Everyone Orchestra balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the soul. This unique collaborative of performance deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of The Everyone Orchestra.



Sunday May 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:15pm
h) SOULSHINE

6:30pm

Dopapod
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With no regard towards towards stylistic boundaries, the sound that emerges from Dopapod both live and in the studio is as varied and diverse as the many influences that they adapt from. Their approach and commitment to complementing a distinct genre bending sound to top-notch musicianship has set them apart from many of their contemporaries and keeps music lovers eagerly returning to shows.


Sunday May 25, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
d) CAMPFIRE

7:00pm

Auto Body
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Conceived in and birthed from Austin’s steamy underground houses of Rock, Auto Body is live Electro Fusion. Fueled by their shared bloodlust for sonic divinity, and armed with a war chest of synthesizers, samplers, rattlesnakes, and a bass guitar, Tibaut Bowman (DJ Thibault) and Felix Moreno (Future Rock), crusade the universe in search of the electronic Holy Grail.


Sunday May 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
f) VIBETENT

7:00pm

Trey Anastasio Band
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Guitarist, composer, songwriter, Trey Anastasio has a long list of appropriate titles rivaled only by the list of his musical accomplishments. Co-founding the seminal improvisational rock band, Phish, in 1983, the limits to Trey's creativity seem to have no boundaries. In 2004 alone he performed his last concerts with Phish, did several festivals with his horn-driven Dectet, toured as a part of Dave Matthews and Friends and conducted a self-composed orchestral set in front of 90,000 fans at Bonnaroo. Trey's current focus is on merging his past accomplishments with his present goals, showcasing more of his multi-faceted musical expertise.


Sunday May 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
b) SUNSHINE

7:30pm

Spare Parts
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Spare Parts is a jazz Funk Trio based in Chicago, IL. The band released their self-titled album SPARE PARTS on ROPEADOPE RECORDS in January 2014, and made an immediate impact on the iTunes jazz charts. Spare Parts has since been featured on 93XRT’s Local Anesthetic show and is listed in THE BARN PRESENTS: TEN CHICAGO JAZZ ARTISTS TO SEE IN 2014, among other accolades.
Have opened for and/or shared the stage with: Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz / Keith Carlock / Nate Wood, Alan Evans Trio, Stanton Moore, George Clinton, The Wailers, Lenny Pickett, Fareed Haque, Snoop Dogg, Liquid Soul, Marco Benevento, Garage a Trois, Ray White, Melvin Seals, Jazz Mandolin Project.


Sunday May 25, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
e) CAMPING

7:30pm

VIP House Band: Easy Riders
Sunday May 25, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
j) VIPLOUNGE

8:00pm

ProbCause
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With a polished sound that spans far outside the boundaries of hip-hop- ProbCause seamlessly jumps from dubstep – to glitch-hop- to R&B than back to a classic boom-bap gritty rap sound.


Sunday May 25, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
d) CAMPFIRE

8:00pm

Dugas
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ARTIST PAGE
Though these two Dugas siblings have made quite the sound waves each in their own right, you always know that when they are apart, it’s only temporary. Sure enough, in 2007, their respective joining of the Canadian Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated, The Duhks, was staggered over a mere couple of seasons.


Sunday May 25, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
c) STARSHINE

8:15pm

Wolfgang Gartner
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Where Joey Youngman, the one-time party kid from San Luis Obispo, CA and another-time househead old soul, has been electro-house’s dark (work) horse, Weekend in America, his debut full-length for Ultra Music, is Wolfgang Gartner becoming dance music’s one-man parallel universe, outpacing electro-house and outdoing himself.


Sunday May 25, 2014 8:15pm - 9:15pm
a) MOONSHINE

9:00pm

SPREAD
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ARTIST PAGE
The experimental sound of the four-piece powerhouse known as SPREAD has no boundaries. Formed at SIU Carbondale in 2008, the band has been creating energy-filled musical experiences ever since. SPREAD has made many appearances throughout the region, including festivals such as Summer Camp. Combining originally composed material with a mass of spontaneous improvisation, SPREAD hopes to deliver a unique and interactive engagement with its audience.


Sunday May 25, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
e) CAMPING

9:00pm

Trey Anastasio Band
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Guitarist, composer, songwriter, Trey Anastasio has a long list of appropriate titles rivaled only by the list of his musical accomplishments. Co-founding the seminal improvisational rock band, Phish, in 1983, the limits to Trey's creativity seem to have no boundaries. In 2004 alone he performed his last concerts with Phish, did several festivals with his horn-driven Dectet, toured as a part of Dave Matthews and Friends and conducted a self-composed orchestral set in front of 90,000 fans at Bonnaroo. Trey's current focus is on merging his past accomplishments with his present goals, showcasing more of his multi-faceted musical expertise.


Sunday May 25, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
b) SUNSHINE

10:00pm

Exmag
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ARTIST PAGE
Made up of Eric Mendelson, Tyler Dondero aka SuperNicer, Mike Iannatto, ILLUMNTR & Gramatik out of Brooklyn, NY. Word is born. With Planet Earth in a state of great chaos and turmoil, a force of extraordinary magnitude from across the multiverse has come to assist. As we approach the great inevitability, Exmag brings the soulful sounds of the future to aid in your journey. Peace to all worlds!


Sunday May 25, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
f) VIBETENT

10:15pm

Ties & Tassles Burlesque and Variety Show

Ties & Tassels Productions was created to bring our Chicago-land community variety shows for the masses. These shows include; Burlesque, Drag, Gender performance, Dance, Fire play and even Circus Sideshow performances. T&T exists to bring together a variety of performers from all backgrounds and troupes to perform independently at our shows and to raise funds for various causes. T&T is a strong supporter the GBLTQIA community. We encourage creating a safe space for those who love their gender and the performance of it (e.g. our femme-sisters of burlesque), as well as gender non-conformists (e.g. boi-lesque, drag, and our andro-glitter lovers everywhere).


Sunday May 25, 2014 10:15pm - 11:15pm
h) SOULSHINE

10:30pm

Bassnectar
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Bassnectar is one of the longest standing and most respected artists in American electronic dance music, commonly referred to simply as EDM. He is the original long hair behind the tables, having been in the game well before most of his contemporaries by amassing an epic fan base and having sold over 220k tickets to his solo shows alone in 2012. His art brazenly oversteps the bounds of contemporary EDM, pulling from a dynamic array of source material and attracting lovers of all genres, from dubstep to metal, punk rock, hip hop, and all forms of EDM (drum & bass, trip hop, etc) and beyond. His art is more than just an auditory experience; it serves to evoke all human senses with live shows that feature unparalleled light shows and awe-inspiring visual queues. Bassnectar intends to not only foster his own community of loyal Bass Heads, but also contribute to the global community at large through charity and social change by giving one dollar from every ticket sold to a non-profit, as part of his “Dollar Per Bass Head” Program

Bassnectar is the brainchild of Lorin Ashton, a San Francisco-based DJ, producer and artist. Lorin, who released his first album in 2001, began the project as an open-sourced musical experiment exploring the interplay between music and community. His music covers any genre imaginable and fuses everything into an electro-synthesis of intense basslines and hypnotic soundscapes. Coming from a background in death metal, Ashton did not intend to approach EDM from a traditional standpoint. It was a very natural and unique progression. It is this openness to exploring new ways of creating dance music that has attracted droves of loyal fans to Bassnectar’s recordings and live performances. Being purposely limitless, Bassnectar is as diverse as he is heavy, as raw as he is meticulous, and as fierce as he is imaginary. Growing up in a Bay Area commune, Ashton initially identified with visual arts rather than music by creating movies with his dad’s camera at the age of 10. As his interest in all things creative grew, he bought a guitar and taught himself to play back cover songs and merge them- early versions of what came to be known as the “mash up”. During his first year of high school, Ashton honed his mastery of beats on a set of homemade drums and began incorporating the complex rhythm of Brazilian samba into his repertoire. This explorative take on music led to a deep involvement in the death metal scene of the 1990's. He started a band called Pale Existence and began playing and promoting underground shows. He also organized a local battle of the bands that inspired insane amounts of fun energy and crazy moshpits. In this pre-internet age, Ashton had gone from a commune, to high school (where he earned straight A’s), to his first musical community.


Sunday May 25, 2014 10:30pm - 11:45pm
a) MOONSHINE

11:00pm

David Mayfield Parade
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ARTIST PAGE
Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer – something his father instilled in him in the family band – he certainly makes an impression live. But it’s the strength of his songwriting and musicianship, combined with that charm and personality that keep audiences coming back again and again.

With eclectic, cinematic songs that stir up images of the old West and urban cityscapes, the 12-track album feels like a game changer for a singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy nominated producer who stepped out of the sideman shadows with his 2011 solo debut “The Parade.” He likens “Good Man Down” to “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Like “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” his first album was lighthearted and fun with nods to the past. His second is darker, creepier, more bizarre and outrageous.


Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00pm - Monday May 26, 2014 12:00am
d) CAMPFIRE

11:00pm

Blackberry Smoke
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ARTIST PAGE
The members of Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke are no strangers to hard work. Playing up to 250 dates each year, the guys are on the road more often than not, and they’ve seen tangible results of their labor. The band has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones. The band was even asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the band’s sophomore album. They’ve toured Europe thrice over, and had their songs featured in video games (EA Sports’ NASCAR 08) and films (Swing Vote), as well.


Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00pm - Monday May 26, 2014 12:30am
c) STARSHINE

11:45pm

Gramatik
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ARTIST PAGE
Good music is felt and not heard. At an early age Slovenia born Gramatik showed precocious signs of a musician, absorbing radio transmissions of old Funk or Rhythm & Blues joints, and taking classic piano classes. Private piano lessons of early Rock and Rhythm & Blues helped him form the youngest band in history at his elementary school. While still in middle and high school he discovered Hip Hop and left his band to become one of the first MC’s on the Slovenian coast. By 1998 he and his classmate formed a duo called Bow Down and threw the first Hip Hop party in the history of his hometown. That same year he was also introduced to his first audio sequencing software program and with humble beginnings started to produce two years later. Captured by the craft and magic of producing he discovered sampling, which became his one true love in the music making process. Chopping up old Funk, Soul, Blues and Jazz tracks he used to listen to making something completely new became his forte.


Sunday May 25, 2014 11:45pm - Monday May 26, 2014 1:00am
b) SUNSHINE

12:00am

SuperVision
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
“My intention with my music, is to make futuristic electronic hip hop beats. The process I use comes from the school of thought from early hip hop, more specifically the late 80's early 90's - digging up old records and chopping them up to make something entirely new. That period influenced my beat making more than any. I then give my tracks that powerful electronic build out because it's fun, great for the dance floor, and I love doing it.

The coolest thing for me, is that I am with a crew who shares very similar views and is arguable the best at this style. I'm beyond thrilled to take part in the PLM movement.”


Monday May 26, 2014 12:00am - 1:00am
f) VIBETENT

12:30am

Moe.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
moe. has been hosting Summer Camp since the beginning back in 2001. We are thrilled that 12 years later, they will be taking the stage again all 3 days at Summer Camp Music Festival 2014.

The preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today, moe. has had a remarkable career that’s touched upon 3 decades and produced 17 albums. The quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art .


Monday May 26, 2014 12:30am - 2:00am
a) MOONSHINE

1:00am

VIP Closing Pary with Wyllys
Monday May 26, 2014 1:00am - 5:00am
j) VIPLOUNGE

1:15am

Figure
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ARTIST PAGE
Josh Gard has had a long history in music. Just a few short years ago he donned the name Figure and began making electro house, but has since become a regular name in all realms of electronic and dance. Scoring positions among the charts may have gotten him recognition, but a hefty amount of praise has been raining down on him lately as some of the leading artists in electronic music have valued his live performance skills as some of the best in the business.

In 2011, his Monsters of Drumstep series married his love of horror with his immense production skills to become the soundtrack for the Halloween season. Figure created his own imprint, DOOM Music to house the Monsters series which has now become an annual release. In 2013 Figure's monsters series became the official soundtrack to Universal Studio's Hollywood Horror Nights theme park.


Monday May 26, 2014 1:15am - 2:45am
f) VIBETENT

2:00am

Umphrey's McGee
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ARTIST PAGE
Umphrey’s McGee first played at Summer Camp back in 2003. They’ve played the festival every year since, and will be back again to host the 2014 Summer Camp Music Festival, and perform for you guys all 3 days.

“Umphrey’s McGee stand revealed as consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock’s vast panoply of styles.” (Entertainment Weekly).

Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you’re going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers.

How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music and fan relations for 13-plus years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO Records) Death By Stereo (9/13), the follow up to 2009′s Mantis. Mantis surprised fans with a collection of music never before played, and surprised the music industry with an innovative marketing campaign that catapulted the album past the Heatseekers chart, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s “Top 200″ chart without any radio play or television appearances.

Death By Stereo‘s concise melodic approach and accessible songwriting is everything fans had hoped for, but not what anyone expected. Death By Stereo is disarmingly straightforward. Sure, you can dance to it, but the clever arrangements, meticulously crafted chordal interplay, and virtuoso instrumentation put Umphrey’s McGee in a category all their own.


Monday May 26, 2014 2:00am - 3:30am
g) REDBARN

2:00am

The Wood Brothers
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Chris Wood had a scrap of a song — seemed like a chorus — scribbled in a notebook. He played it for his older brother, Oliver, who’d had a verse lying around he didn’t know what to do with. The two pieces, composed months apart, one in urban Atlanta and the other deep in the Catskills, dovetailed musically and lyrically: the verse about a man regretting chasing unattainable women, the high-lonesome, harmony-driven refrain of “When I die, I wanna be sent back to try, try again.”

“Neon Tombstone” wasn’t the first song that Chris, a founding member of jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood, and Oliver, formerly Tinsley Ellis’s guitarist, had written — since 2006, they’d released three studio albums of Americana as The Wood Brothers. But it was the first one they’d written like this. “This is how a song is supposed to come together,” Oliver remembers thinking. “There was some chance, some randomness, to it.”

The experience marked a deeper level of collaboration for The Wood Brothers, a newfound fraternal synchronicity that’s captured on their latest album, ‘The Muse.’ Within the first few bars of opener “Wastin’ My Mind,” which could pass for a lost cut from “The Last Waltz,” it’s clear the brothers are operating on a different plane than when we last heard them, on 2011’s ‘Smoke Ring Halo.’ The components are similar: the dialed-in vocal harmonies, Oliver’s gritty acoustic guitar, Chris’s virtuosic upright bass, the warrior poet lyrics. But here there’s a glue — a yellowy carpenter’s glue, one imagines — holding it all together. The cohesion comes from the brothers having spent the last two years on the road with new full-time member Jano Rix, a drummer and ace-in-the-hole multi-instrumentalist, whereas they relied on session musician-friends to fill out previous albums. Jano’s additional harmonies give credence to the old trope that while two family members often harmonize preternaturally, it takes a third, non-related singer for the sound to really shine. And then there’s Jano’s work on his literally patented percussion instrument, the “shuitar,” a shitty acoustic guitar rigged up with tuna cans and other noisemakers, which, in his hands, becomes a veritable drum kit.

Starting with debut ‘Ways Not To Lose,’ which NPR described as a collection of “gracious little songs [that] sound like they were born on a front porch during a beautiful sunset,” The Wood Brothers have made albums like you’re not supposed to anymore — recording mostly live, warts and all. But on ‘The Muse,’ they double down on the production values of a purer time. Whereas ‘Smoke Ring Halo’ was tracked with the musicians playing in separate rooms, here Chris, Oliver and Jano often circled around a tree of microphones, a couple feet apart from one another, and simply played the songs, with even the lead vocals being recorded on the spot. The arrangement is a producer’s nightmare — the different sounds bleed into the various mics, limiting mixing options and ruling out the possibility of fixing mistakes — but the band had two willing accomplices: legendary country musician Buddy Miller, who produced the album, and Nashville studio vet Mike Poole, who engineered.

“I just love how Mike and Buddy really embraced that idea,” Oliver says. Miller, an award-winning producer, guitarist and solo artist, has performed and recorded with icons such as Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Oliver continues, “I hear little things that are out of tune or imperfect, and I love it. That’s what I like about old recordings – they just did it, and that’s what happened.”

From early in their childhood in Boulder, CO., Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music. Their father, a molecular biologist, would perform classic songs at campfires and family gatherings, while their mother, a poet, instilled a passion for storytelling and turn of phrase. The brothers bonded over bluesmen like Jimmy Reed and Lightnin’ Hopkins, but their paths, musical and otherwise, would diverge. Oliver moved to Atlanta, where he played guitar in cover bands before earning a spot in Tinsley Ellis’s touring act. At Ellis’s behest, Oliver began to sing and then founded King Johnson, a hard-touring group that would release six albums of blues-inflected R&B, funk and country over the next 12 years. Chris, meanwhile, studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music, moved to New York City and, in the early ‘90s, formed Medeski Martin & Wood, which over the next two decades would become a cornerstone of contemporary jazz and abstract music.


Monday May 26, 2014 2:00am - 4:00am
d) CAMPFIRE

2:00am

This Must Be the Band

“This Must Be the Band” is Chicago’s only and therefore best Talking Heads Tribute Band; only performing Talking Heads music, and, if possible, 3 to 4 hours at a time.

Formed in May of 2007, This Must Be the Band began by playing the cov- eted pizza joint circuit, the most notable of which was the city-famous Piece Pizza in Wicker Park. Since then, the band has expanded east to NYC and west to San Francisco.

This Must Be the Band has two main dishes on their menu: the first is a succulent “All-Request Show,” with a generous helping of audience partici- pation, flavored slightly by improvisation. The second is the hailed “Stop Making Sense Re-Creation,” where the band performs note-for-note and prop-for-prop the famous Talking Heads concert film from 1984. For three years running, the band has performed this show to a sold-out crowd at the Vic Theatre and Park West in Chicago.

This Must be the Band is extremely happy to play Talking Heads music night after night because the music is just that much fun. Not only has the lead singer (Charlie Otto) been called “the illegitimate son of David Byrne,” but the band boasts its very own Tina Weymouth (Jamie Jay), Bernie Worrell (Matt Gunsaulus), Adrian Belew (Otto), and Ednah Holt (Kasey Foster).


Monday May 26, 2014 2:00am - 4:00am
h) SOULSHINE

3:00am

Russ Liquid
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Russ Liquid is the future-vintage groove-blasting maestro who has stirred the souls and minds of the electronic music world. Renowned for his ingenious compositional approach, this cosmic virtuoso and imprints a prophetic musical experience on his audiences. He detonates explosive beatscapes, seamlessly adding flourishes of instrumental color and emotion; all while drawing from an endlessly diverse sonic palette.


Monday May 26, 2014 3:00am - 4:00am
f) VIBETENT