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Thursday, May 26
 

2:00pm

Moon Taxi

http://www.ridethemoontaxi.com/

 

Moon Taxi is an explosive Rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. They have spent the past couple years touring relentlessly, honing their unique sound. When not headlining their own shows, they have opened for acts such as Umphrey's Mcgee, Matisyahu, Gov’t Mule, the New Mastersounds, and DJ Logic. Their growing list of festival appearances includes the 10,000 Lakes Festival, Moe’s Summer Camp, Birmingham’s City Stages, the Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, and Huntsville’s Big Spring Jam. Live Ride, Moon Taxi’s live album recorded in their hometown of Nashville, was released in February ‘09.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/preparty

Thursday May 26, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

2:00pm

Damien Jurado

http://www.myspace.com/damienjurado

 

Damien Jurado is and American indie recording artist for Secretly Canadian records. Recording and performing since the mid 90’s Damien has created a name for himself in the indie scene.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/preparty


Thursday May 26, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

3:30pm

Lubriphonic

http://www.lubriphonic.com/fr_home.cfm

 

Digging deep and giving it all in everything they do Chicago’s Lubriphonic specialize in a unique offering of funky rock n’ roll. The septet’s tight and raw sound is immediately familiar, fusing the roots of soul with explosive in-your-face delivery and sensuous R&B dance music.

 

The Lubriphonic sound is full of precision orchestrations made up of blazing guitars, tight three piece horn lines, soulful songwriting, bluesy vocals and the habit to cut the funk loose. The best description of the band’s sound comes from Relix Magazine: “Superb, adventurous, diverse, simply mesmerizing instrumental work. Steeped in soul, rock, pop, and blues Lubriphonic’s members play with a tenacity and precision that sets them apart from equally proficient bands.”


http://www.summercampfestival.com/images/2011-artists/lubriphonic.jpg


Thursday May 26, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

4:00pm

Dangermuffin

http://dangermuffinmusic.com/

 

Sit a moment with Dangermuffin’s latest album, Moonscapes, and you’ll hear tales of rogue lawmen, forlorn lovers, and rolling waves. Based in Folly Beach, SC, the eclectic trio casts a fresh perspective on American roots music.

 

With the release of Moonscapes in 2010, Dangermuffin has exploded onto the national scene. They are embarking on coast-to-coast touring courtesy of booking agency New Frontier (The Avett Brothers, Darrell Scott) and distribution and promotion support from label Dualtone Music Group (Guy Clark, Brett Dennen). They are becoming a cornerstone on festival billings, including Virginia’s FloydFest, SummerCamp Festival in Illinois, Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Fest in Arkansas, Jazz Aspen in Colorado and dozens more to come in 2011.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/preparty

Thursday May 26, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

4:30pm

The New Old Cavalry

http://www.myspace.com/newoldcavalry

 

The New Old Cavalry offers today's concert-goer an opportunity to take two steps back into the past and one large step into the future. We seek to turn every stage we play on into an event where sounds of varying backgrounds can intermingle and transform into a heart-felt, and unapologetically dynamic mash-up of hard-driving bluegrass, gospel-inspired harmonies, and psychedelic looseness. Its New, Its Old, its the Cavalry and we intend to take your foot-stompin' and whiskey swiggin' past the astral zone!


Thursday May 26, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

5:00pm

Mountain Sprout

http://www.mountainsprout.com/Mountain_Sprout/Home.html

 

    Mountain Sprout is a highly energetic hillbilly music machine,  spitting original tunes and blowing minds with original whitty lyrics and face melting musicianship.  The Sprouts are a full time working band and play shows all year round for anyone who will listen.  Whether it be Grayson VanSickle playing his machine gun banjo, singing out the novel of our lives or guitarist Adam Waggs, who yanks up the melody up by the ear and keeps you kickin'. With a smile on his face, Daniel Redmond pulls out cannon fire notes pounding the stand-up, dog house bass, and Blayne Thiebaux gives the crowd a spectacular show, burnin' rosin and bendin' air, exploding the fiddle while bursting into flames. Together, they are MOUNTAIN SPROUT.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/preparty

Thursday May 26, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

5:00pm

Van Ghost

http://vanghost.com/

Van Ghost featuring Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) and Allie Kral (Cornmeal)

For nearly a decade Michael Harrison Berg of Van Ghost was a behind the scenes type of guy. Having poured his energy into his ventures as a concert promoter and band manager, little was left over for personal creative endeavors. That all changed in 2007 when Berg’s close friends encouraged him to revisit the acoustic guitar he put down in his younger days and asked him to perform a song at their wedding. Melding the inspiration from the many talented bands he has worked with and his own passion for music, the singer returned to his roots. He began writing songs, drawing from his life experiences, creating a heartfelt and staggeringly honest perspective. After building up a solid repertoire of folk ballads, gritty Americana tunes and classic rock laced jams, Berg assembled an all-star cast of musicians and named the project Van Ghost.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/van-ghost


Thursday May 26, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

6:00pm

The New Old Cavalry

http://www.myspace.com/newoldcavalry

 

The New Old Cavalry offers today's concert-goer an opportunity to take two steps back into the past and one large step into the future. We seek to turn every stage we play on into an event where sounds of varying backgrounds can intermingle and transform into a heart-felt, and unapologetically dynamic mash-up of hard-driving bluegrass, gospel-inspired harmonies, and psychedelic looseness. Its New, Its Old, its the Cavalry and we intend to take your foot-stompin' and whiskey swiggin' past the astral zone!


Thursday May 26, 2011 6:00pm - 6:30pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

6:00pm

The Ragbirds

http://www.theragbirds.com/html/flash.html

 

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.

 

Surrounding Zindle’s earthy-sweet voice is the whirlwind of guitarist T.J. Zindle and dynamic bassist Brian Crist, spinning over the world-beat grooves of drummer Loren Kranz and percussionist Randall Moore. Zindle skillfully switches between violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, and percussion, all while dancing around the stage, drawing the awe of audiences across the country.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-ragbirds


Thursday May 26, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

6:30pm

Ali Baba's Tahini

https://www.facebook.com/AliBabasTahini

 

When Jake Cinninger took the stage as a member of Umphrey's McGee in 2000, the recently disbanded Ali Baba's Tahini appeared to be a thing of the past. Though the members decided to go their separate ways, the long time friends and musical cohorts never lost touch and never stopped creating music. On July 13th, Ali Baba’s Tahini will release their fourth album, Living Room.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/preparty

Thursday May 26, 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

7:00pm

Rhythm Manding

http://bolokadaconde.blogspot.com/

 

This world beat, percussive group is led by one of the world’s foremost djimbe players - Bolokada Conde.



Thursday May 26, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

7:30pm

Spread

www.facebook.com/spreadmusic

 

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 the Summer Camp and Tall Tree Lake Music Festivals. Combining originally composed material with carefully selected covers and a mass of spontaneous improvisation, SPREAD hopes to deliver a unique and interactive engagement with its audience.


Thursday May 26, 2011 7:30pm - 8:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

8:00pm

Brainchild

http://www.brainchildjam.com/

 

Since forming in 2004, the relentless drive and stunning energy Brainchild has cultivated an impressive presence both live and in the studio. Loved by many fans across the Midwest, the band continues to draw in new listeners with their singular style: virtuoso playing and acrobatic tempo changes and rhythmic  shifts complemented by dazzling song craft and composition, memorable hooks, anthemic guitar lines and rock solid rhythms. Now in their seventh year, Brainchild continues playing theaters, music halls, and venues across the Midwest. The band has performed at festivals such as Summer Camp (six years in a row), Universal Rhythm Assembly (3 years in a row), and many more. With an ever growing fan base that is expanding with every show the band is looking forward to releasing their second album in 2011.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/brainchild-2


Thursday May 26, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

8:00pm

HEADING OM YOGA .:. BALANCE & FLOW, RAISE yOUR VIBRATION

Unify the cOMmunity connection at Camp!  Each morning join your fellow campers in HEADING OM YOGA from 10-11am in the Soulshine Tent. Breathe, move, flow & create the vibe of loving kindness. Practice bridging our earth body, natures heart beat & surya namaskar, salutation to the Sun.  Some mats & blankets available or make your pallet with the sweet earth. Yoga practices lead by Tamo of Heading OM Yoga, an earth conscious Yoga practice, cultivation & education space in West Peoria, Illinois at www.headingom.com


Thursday May 26, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

8:00pm

Family Groove Company

http://www.familygrooveco.com/

 

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 (Summer Camp, 10,000 Lakes, Summerfest, Wakarusa) 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.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/family-groove-company


Thursday May 26, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

9:00pm

Spread

www.facebook.com/spreadmusic

 

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 the Summer Camp and Tall Tree Lake Music Festivals. Combining originally composed material with carefully selected covers and a mass of spontaneous improvisation, SPREAD hopes to deliver a unique and interactive engagement with its audience.


Thursday May 26, 2011 9:00pm - 9:30pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

9:00pm

Herbert Wiser Band

www.herbertwiser.com

 

Herbert Wiser is a four-piece band comprising of Ryan Chamlin on keys, Josh Crowley lead vocals/guitar, Matt Bradford on bass, and Kyle Davis on drums. Their years of experience and expertise combine to create a unique rock sound.

 


Thursday May 26, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

9:30pm

Cornmeal

http://www.cornmealinthekitchen.com/

 

Formed over 10 years ago, Cornmeal has grown from humble beginnings into a nationally recognized live music institution. 10 years together is no simple task these days, especially when the last five have seen the band spending over half the year on the road. Heavily influenced by American roots and folk music, Cornmeal blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge their own path, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a rapidly growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of the bluegrass sound and live performance.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/cornmeal-2

Thursday May 26, 2011 9:30pm - 11:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

10:00pm

The Pimps of Joytime

http://www.facebook.com/pimpsofjoytime

 

If you have yet to encounter the Broklyn-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.

 

Bandleader Brian J is a charismatic and soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance grooves and indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-pimps-of-joytime


Thursday May 26, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

11:00pm

Sean Shiel

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sean-Shiel-Music/193315800686382

 

Sean Shiel is a solo acoustic performer based out of a small town in northern Illinois. Prominently a guitar player and singer, Sean draws upon a lifetime of influences to produce a sound that is his own.



Thursday May 26, 2011 11:00pm - Friday May 27, 2011 12:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

11:00pm

Digital Tape Machine

http://digitaltapemachine.com/

 

Digital Tape Machine is a Chicago based band that is turning heads across the U.S. The band consists of members from multiple Chicago groups including Umphrey’s McGee, Strange Arrangement, Liquid Soul, Land of Atlantis, and the Hue. This group features Kris Myers, Joel Cummins, Joe Hettinga, Kevin Barry, David Arredondo, Marcus Rezak, and Dan Rucinski. The digital, yet analog force behind the music produces a very modern, electronic sound. Some listeners have described it as video game music. The electronic dance, Tech house, dance house, deep house, post-industrial, drum n bass and hip hop are all elements of DTM.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/preparty

Thursday May 26, 2011 11:00pm - Friday May 27, 2011 12:15am
f. RED BARN

12:00am

Kaboom Fantastik

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kaboom-Fantastik/120726874657591

 

Kaboom Fantastik takes drum and synth techniques to create a new dubed out sound of electronic dance music.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/kaboom-fantastik

Friday May 27, 2011 12:00am - 12:40am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

12:00am

Coco Butter Kids

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coco-butter-kids/212454995436525

 

With just a cigar box guitar, washboard and some vocals the duo known as Coco Butter Kids get rowdier than most.  Their self-described “rusty, dusty, drink ‘em up, shoot ‘em down sorta sound”, you better get some whiskey in ya for these guys.


Friday May 27, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

12:00am

30dB

http://www.30db.net/

 

Hailing from Chicago, longtime friends, musical collaborators, and all-around conspirators Jeff Austin (of Yonder Mountain String Band) and Brendan Bayliss (of Umphrey's McGee) have been writing music and playing together for years. In between their busy tour schedules with Yonder and Umphrey's, the two musicians had always wanted to start a band. They wrote some songs, played some shows (both on Jeff's turf in Colorado and back home in Chicago) and so 30db was born.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/preparty


Friday May 27, 2011 12:00am - 2:00am
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

12:45am

The Polish Ambassador

http://www.thepolishambassador.com/

 

The Polish Ambassador is a beat machine from the future. Hailing simultaneously from the far reaches of other dimensional Universes and… Oakland, California, this dude drops his own unique blend of electro-funked, glitch-tweaked, wobble-freaked breakbeats that will have you dropping that bottom like it was 92…..3092, that is.

 

The Ambassador builds all of his live sets from a monstrous stash of original drums, bass, synth, and vox lines. “No Genre Left Behind,” Sugalski jokes as he blends elements of funk, glitch, idm, hip hop, 80s music, jungle, and dub into a beat soup that will instigate healthy doses of booty shake and fist pump.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-polish-ambassador

Friday May 27, 2011 12:45am - 1:25am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

12:45am

Papadosio

http://papadosio.com/

 

Some music, because of its originality, timelessness, mass appeal, or perhaps because it is just plain odd, will always be destined for the hallowed halls of cult classicism. No band fits this criteria better than Papadosio. In just 4 years Papadosio has wowed crowds from Denver to NYC, Cleveland to Atlanta, shaking the earth at festivals and clubs alike.

 

Papadosio’s music is all about unexpected combinations. From Rock/House to Jazz/Hop to Dub/Breaks and so on, every song has a unique approach to attaining originality. Long improvisational interludes and vocal harmonies quickly set this group in a new category of mass appeal.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/papadosio-2


Friday May 27, 2011 12:45am - 2:00am
f. RED BARN

1:00am

Chris Gelbuda

www.chrisgelbuda.com

 

Chris Gelbuda is a songwriter, session musician and composer from Chicago.  He has performed and collaborated with a number of artists including: Lupe Fiasco, Tim Fagan, Todd Carey, Matthew Santos and Japanese Cartoon.  You can also see him performing with one of the incarnations of Van Ghost.


Friday May 27, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

1:30am

Body Rock and Wall Sparks

Body Rock is a dance floor shaker, producer and musician based in Ann Arbor.  He tours, writes and records regularly with Ella Riot (formery My Dear Disco). 


Friday May 27, 2011 1:30am - 2:10am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

2:00am

Dave Hamilton

http://www.56hoperd.com/


Friday May 27, 2011 2:00am - 3:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

2:15am

Wyllys

http://www.myspace.com/wyllys1

 

Vinyl. Will. Survive. Wyllys got into the game for the culture, not portability, and it is this attitude that drives him forward at each gig. With 12 years behind the decks and coast to coast performances, this up and coming DJ plays it all. House, Ambient, Trip Hop, Rock, Jazz and Drum and Bass line the walls of his house so you never know what Wyllys is going to throw in his crate. His intensity behind the decks is unparalleled and always connects with the crowd no matter the size. Be on the look out for his Drum and Bass project with Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee known as Audio Depth Device or just run out and catch one of his monstrous sets in your city and prepared to be flattened.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/wyllys


Friday May 27, 2011 2:15am - 3:00am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

2:30am

Future Rock

http://www.futurerock.net/

 

Chicago’s own Future Rock have carved out a category largely their own, adding drifting elements of Krautrock and space rock to rhythmic textures that reference Motorik, funk and four-on-the-floor disco. 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.  Back home they are justly celebrated for legendary performances such as their set at last summer’s Wicker Park Fest that turned the entire neighborhood into a vast and energized dance floor, forcing even the palest and most resolutely hard-to-impress hipsters to call up their inner dance masters. Live performances combine loops, samples and Mickey Kellerman’s keyboards with Darren Heitz’s drums plus Felix Moreno’s Larry Graham-style bass slapping to create an enormously powerful groove. Their light show is as good as their music, and their set have been known to inspire dance frenzies.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/future-rock


Friday May 27, 2011 2:30am - 4:00am
f. RED BARN

3:00am

BoomBox (DJ Set)

http://www.thisisboombox.com/

 

BoomBox is Producer/Engineer/DJ/Drummer Russ Randolph and Producer/DJ/Vocalist/Guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux. This pair of dynamic artists uses their rich musical history and their vision of music and popular culture to deliver a style of music distinctly different from anything heard or seen in music today. This signature sound and show brings live music to a new, elevated level. BoomBox evolved through the common visualization of two forward-thinking artists from diverse musical backgrounds.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/boombox


Friday May 27, 2011 3:00am - 4:00am
g. 312 VIBE TENT
 
Friday, May 27
 

10:00am

HEADING OM YOGA .:. AWAKEN .:. RAISE yOUR VIBRATION

Unify the cOMmunity connection at Camp!  Each morning join your fellow campers in HEADING OM YOGA from 10-11am in the Soulshine Tent. Breathe, move, flow & create the vibe of loving kindness. Practice bridging our earth body, natures heart beat & surya namaskar, salutation to the Sun.  Some mats & blankets available or make your pallet with the sweet earth. Yoga practices lead by Tamo of Heading OM Yoga, an earth conscious Yoga practice, cultivation & education space in West Peoria, Illinois at www.headingom.com


Friday May 27, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

11:00am

Hoopdance Playshop: TranscenDANCE

TranscenDANCE: Come explore bliss and gain new perspective within the circle of hoopdance! Tarapin and Sitara Bird are bringing one playshop a day to Summer Camp Music Festival

Each class will explore the rhythm and movements that make up the breath of hoop dance. We will explore movement and expression through the hoop, understanding technique as well as spiritual form or formless. Utilizing the concept of being present and moving with the breath, we will move into the experience of the now is all there is, tuning inward, discovering the momentum of acceptance and empowerment through the sacred circle. The class will allow all levels within the hoop to push their boundaries, heal and explore transcenDANCE.

Step inside the hoop and explore inner movements. Tarapin and Sitara will be covering basic trick concepts and transistions as well as teacniques to incoroporate flow. By the end of each class, you can walk away with something new and be falling deeper into the discovery of your inner fluidity.


Friday May 27, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

12:00pm

Jay Nash
Friday May 27, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

12:00pm

Daedelus

http://www.daedelusmusic.com/

 

Alfred Darlington isn’t your average cookie-cutter musician. From how he looks (early Victorian Dandism), to how he makes music, to how he expresses himself and views the world, his is a very individual, a ‘bespoke’ outlook. Alfred was born in Santa Monica in 1977 to an artist mother and psychologist father.

 

Musical from very early on, as a child he was classically and jazz-trained in a number of instruments, but his interests were broad and varied – less a prodigy than a renaissance boy whose obsessions ranged from Greek legend to the mountains of Wales. As a 15 year old he finally persuaded his parents to take him to the Principality. Whilst in a YMCA in London he flipped the radio dial, found a pirate radio station and taped some UK rave and hardcore. “It was my first ‘Eureka!’ moment in music,” he says. 

Back in the US he joined local rock bands, jazz bands and ska bands, which he enjoyed but felt limited by too.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/daedelus


Friday May 27, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

12:00pm

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

http://www.bigdamnband.com/

 

The Big Damn Band is very much a family affair, with the good reverend on finger-style resonator guitar and lead vocals, his wife “Washboard” Breezy Peyton on washboard and vocals, and distant cousin Aaron “Cuz” Persinger on drums and bucket. The band’s home base is deep in the hills of Southern Indiana’s Brown County, which boasts a population of 14,957. (Or 14,954 when the band’s out on the road playing close to 250 gigs a year, including appearances at the Austin City Limits festival and tours with Flogging Molly, Derek Trucks, and Clutch.)


http://www.summercampfestival.com/reverend-peytons-big-damn-band

Friday May 27, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

12:30pm

moe.

 

http://www.moe.org/

 

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that’s touched upon three 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.

 

Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as the Allmans, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.

 


http://www.summercampfestival.com/moe

Friday May 27, 2011 12:30pm - 2:00pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

12:45pm

Environmental Defenders present Brad Miller (Zmick)

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County (www.mcdef.org)

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a citizen organization dedicated to
the preservation and improvement of the environment. We are committed to building sound
ecological relationships between people and the natural world that supports all life. To achieve
the aim of environmental preservation and improvement, we provide the community with
educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and
energy and natural resource conservation. We advocate policies which protect drinking water
supplies and conserve land for open space and agriculture. We demonstrate waste reduction
through recycling drives and reuse centers. We encourage natural resource protection through
native landscaping and stream protection programs. Stop by our booth to play our benthic
macroinvertebrate game!


Friday May 27, 2011 12:45pm - 2:45pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

1:00pm

The Vibe Raiders

http://www.myspace.com/dmevolution

 

The Vibe Raiders are a psychedelic experimental funk band from Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas. The Vibe-Raiders were formed in September 2010 by 4 friends who are passionate about making great music and passionate about making people dance. The Vibe-Raider’s shows are original and each show in one-of-a-kind. The band consists of Andrew Woody – drums and vocals; Brandon Hallacy – guitar, theramin, vocals; Even Hoffman – percussion, vocals; and Nick Santoro – bass, vocals.



Friday May 27, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

1:00pm

56 Hope Road

www.56hoperd.com

 

56 Hope Road is a band bonded like a family, and as a result, their music has an unmistakable honesty and openness. Uncanny, intuitive communication creates an easy interplay on stage, making even the most layered tunes sound effortless. They allow the joy of spontaneous creativity to color their song-based arrangements - neither losing their musical center, nor restricting its growth. The music is acoustic funk at its finest.


Friday May 27, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

1:30pm

Ryan Montbleau Band

http://www.ryanmontbleauband.com/

 

“Time hangs heavy on the vine/Let’s make wine,” Ryan Montbleau sings in the lulling, sensual verse that gives his group’s new album its title. Ryan Montbleau Band has been tending its own musical vineyard for a few years, on the patient cusp of a breakthrough. Their distinctive, long-fermenting blend of neo-folk, classic soul, and kick-out-the-jams Americana finally comes to full fruition in Heavy on the Vine. It’s an album that represents the product of — and further promise of — a very good year.

 


http://www.summercampfestival.com/ryan-montbleau-band


Friday May 27, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

1:45pm

Greensky Bluegrass

http://www.greenskybluegrass.com/

 

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS is one of the most exciting bands in today’s music scene. Like a breath of fresh air, this five piece band plays traditional bluegrass instruments and uses them to create original songs and soundscapes that are unique and new, yet somehow feel comfortable and familiar. Though they have been likened to ‘70s era Americana acts like The Band, Greensky would prefer not to be compared to any other bands. “We really just try to make music as a group that sounds and feels right to us”, says mandolin player Paul Hoffman, later adding that “it is nice to know that other people really dig it, too.”


http://www.summercampfestival.com/greensky-bluegrass


Friday May 27, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

2:00pm

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

http://milesnielsen.com/yawl/miles/Miles.html

 

Let it snap, let it roll, hand claps, drums crash, tele-tones and solos. Somewhere between a bar and the recording studio, Miles Nielsen’s stirs up his own pop rock brand of Beatles-eque Cosmic Americana. Pop rock arrangements and sunny melodies tucked between a long lost country folk steel guitar floating through speakers around crashing drums, bouncing bass lines and smooth as butter keys. Born in Rockford, IL, home of Cheap Trick and ‘Symbol’, power pop DNA runs through the veins of his songs and performances.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/miles-nielsen-the-rusted-hearts

Friday May 27, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

2:00pm

Nicki Bluhm
Friday May 27, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

2:30pm

The Vibe Raiders

http://www.myspace.com/dmevolution

 

The Vibe Raiders are a psychedelic experimental funk band from Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas. The Vibe-Raiders were formed in September 2010 by 4 friends who are passionate about making great music and passionate about making people dance. The Vibe-Raider’s shows are original and each show in one-of-a-kind. The band consists of Andrew Woody – drums and vocals; Brandon Hallacy – guitar, theramin, vocals; Even Hoffman – percussion, vocals; and Nick Santoro – bass, vocals.



Friday May 27, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

2:45pm

BoomBox

http://www.thisisboombox.com/

 

BoomBox is Producer/Engineer/DJ/Drummer Russ Randolph and Producer/DJ/Vocalist/Guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux. This pair of dynamic artists uses their rich musical history and their vision of music and popular culture to deliver a style of music distinctly different from anything heard or seen in music today. This signature sound and show brings live music to a new, elevated level. BoomBox evolved through the common visualization of two forward-thinking artists from diverse musical backgrounds.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/boombox


Friday May 27, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

3:00pm

Lubriphonic

http://www.lubriphonic.com/fr_home.cfm

 

Digging deep and giving it all in everything they do Chicago’s Lubriphonic specialize in a unique offering of funky rock n’ roll. The septet’s tight and raw sound is immediately familiar, fusing the roots of soul with explosive in-your-face delivery and sensuous R&B dance music.

 

The Lubriphonic sound is full of precision orchestrations made up of blazing guitars, tight three piece horn lines, soulful songwriting, bluesy vocals and the habit to cut the funk loose. The best description of the band’s sound comes from Relix Magazine: “Superb, adventurous, diverse, simply mesmerizing instrumental work. Steeped in soul, rock, pop, and blues Lubriphonic’s members play with a tenacity and precision that sets them apart from equally proficient bands.”


http://www.summercampfestival.com/lubriphonic


Friday May 27, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

3:00pm

Van Ghost

http://vanghost.com/

Van Ghost featuring Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) and Allie Kral (Cornmeal)

For nearly a decade Michael Harrison Berg of Van Ghost was a behind the scenes type of guy. Having poured his energy into his ventures as a concert promoter and band manager, little was left over for personal creative endeavors. That all changed in 2007 when Berg’s close friends encouraged him to revisit the acoustic guitar he put down in his younger days and asked him to perform a song at their wedding. Melding the inspiration from the many talented bands he has worked with and his own passion for music, the singer returned to his roots. He began writing songs, drawing from his life experiences, creating a heartfelt and staggeringly honest perspective. After building up a solid repertoire of folk ballads, gritty Americana tunes and classic rock laced jams, Berg assembled an all-star cast of musicians and named the project Van Ghost.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/van-ghost


Friday May 27, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

3:15pm

Conscious Alliance presents Brendan and Jake of Umphrey's McGee

Conscious Alliance (www.consciousalliance.org)

Conscious Alliance is a Boulder, Colorado based national 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization
committed to the redistribution of much-needed food to the impoverished communities of the
United States. Operating through ongoing, grassroots food collection and hunger awareness
programs throughout the U.S.—mostly by organizing food drives at concerts and sporting
events—Conscious Alliance donations directly benefit America’s local food pantries and
impoverished Native American reservations. Since their first event in 2002, Conscious Alliance
has hosted hundreds of food drives at music festivals including Bonnaroo, Power to the
Peaceful, and All Good and for concerts by such artists as Jack Johnson, Foo Fighters, Bruce
Springsteen, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Dead, The String Cheese Incident, STS9 and
many others. The net result: the redistribution of over 1 million pounds of food – and counting!

Sponsored by the non profit AND Q MUSIC UNLIMITED.


Friday May 27, 2011 3:15pm - 3:45pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

3:30pm

Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile

http://www.punchbrothers.com/

 

“Antifogmatic” is a bit of bygone slang that mandolinist Chris Thile and his bandmates stumbled across, “an old term,” explains the Punch Brothers founder, “for a bracing beverage, rum or whiskey, that one would have in the morning before going out to work in rough weather, to stave off any ill effects.” It’s an apt title for the Punch Brothers’ second Nonesuch disc. This ten-song set of collectively written material takes a clear-eyed view of those things less tangible than booze that can make us woozy: the pleasures and pitfalls of romance, the seemingly limitless possibilities and multifarious temptations of life in the big city.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/punch-brothers


Friday May 27, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

4:00pm

Chasing Shade

http://chasingshademusic.com/

 

Chasing Shade is a band based out of Iowa City, Iowa comprised of Griffen Harris, Tim Cigrand, and Elliott Beenk. With drums, acoustic and electric guitar, bass and vocals, the group covers a lot of ground using only three people. They are dedicated to creating music that they are proud to call their own, while simultaneously connecting with a broad and ever-expanding audience. In the coming year Chasing Shade hopes to expand their fan base and record their debut album.

 

Inspiration for Chasing Shade’s sound comes from a variety of old and new musicians such as Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers, Neil Young, Local Natives, The Tallest Man on Earth, Wilco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Band, and Jack Johnson, among others. Chasing Shade plans on playing in and around the Iowa City area as well as touring the surrounding states in an effort to connect with as many other bands and fans as possible.



Friday May 27, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

4:00pm

DJ SOLO

http://djsoloisawesome.com/

 

DJ SOLO is a Chicago based dj/producer/emcee, multi-media artist, and mad scientist! Currently making big waves in the dubstep/drumstep and bass music scene, SOLO continually raises the bar with turntablism and trick mixing techniques, high energy live performances, original bootlegs and remixes, and emcee skills both as a rapper and hype man for his fellow DJs.

 

As a rapper since the age of 7, and a musician/producer since the age of 13, SOLO has gone from of making bedroom boombox recordings, to producing original music for acts such as GZA, B-Real, Maroon 5, Matt & Kim, and Planet Asia, touring the world as an opening dj for DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, Everlast from House of Pain, and GZA & Killah Priest from Wu-Tang Clan, and releasing an ongoing series of themed and eclectic mixtapes.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/dj-solo


Friday May 27, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

4:00pm

Guitars Workshop
Friday May 27, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
i. CHURCH

4:15pm

De La Soul

http://www.myspace.com/delasoul

 

De La Soul is  hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, NY.  The group is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics and contributions to the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres.  Their debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, is considered a hip hop masterpiece and earned the group much critical and commercial success.  They have maintained their relevancy over the years and have been cited as huge influences by artists like the Black Eyed Peas, Mos Def and the Digable Planets.


Friday May 27, 2011 4:15pm - 5:15pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

4:15pm

Bloom Biodeisel presents The Ragbirds

Bloom HS Renewable Energy Outreach

Bloom High School is located in Chicago Heights, IL. Our science teachers have been dedicated to greening the school and teaching our students, as well as other schools, how to be green. We have many on-going green projects, such as school wide recycling, an organic greenhouse, a rooftop garden, gray water recycling, brownfield education, development of green curriculum in all subjects, biofuel production, and renewable energy outreach programs. We are committed to teaching our students about environmental issues and sustainable living practices. We are very proud of our outreach program where our students travel in the Bloom Biodiesel Bus to k-12 schools, environmental/ Earth Day events, and parades to teach about climate change and renewable energy solutions. We believe Americans need to be made aware of the choices they have, to make our Earth a better place. Stop by and say hello to show your support for our Earth and the biodiesel bus project.


Friday May 27, 2011 4:15pm - 5:15pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

4:30pm

The Mother Hips

http://www.motherhips.com/home.php

 

The Hips – led by co-founders Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals) – have been playing music for nearly 18 years, and in the process, have had the luxury of exploring and refining their craft. For the band’s seventh full-length studio album, The Mother Hipshave never been more primed to share their well-traveled tales – the long days and nights on the road, the gritty politics, the smart inward reflections and man, the music! – all delivered with a most appealing balance of Americana storytelling and their California-burnished rock.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-mother-hips

Friday May 27, 2011 4:30pm - 5:30pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

5:00pm

Orgone

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orgone/98121449576

 

Los Angeles based band Orgone is many souls with a cosmic connection, a natural creative force and musicians who have played together for years.  They are self schooled and continue to shape their musical voice as a solid unit of guys who hang, spin records and jam out their shared inspirations. With a rooted sense of funk, soul, afrobeat, deep rhythms and an intimate understanding of dj culture as well as each others’ individual talents, Orgone seamlessly slides through multiple styles and dynamic performances.  The group continuously injects whatever they play with a heavy brand of raw funk power.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/orgone


Friday May 27, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

5:00pm

Cornmeal

http://www.cornmealinthekitchen.com/

 

Formed over 10 years ago, Cornmeal has grown from humble beginnings into a nationally recognized live music institution. 10 years together is no simple task these days, especially when the last five have seen the band spending over half the year on the road. Heavily influenced by American roots and folk music, Cornmeal blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge their own path, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a rapidly growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of the bluegrass sound and live performance.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/cornmeal-2


Friday May 27, 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

5:30pm

Chasing Shade

http://chasingshademusic.com/

 

Chasing Shade is a band based out of Iowa City, Iowa comprised of Griffen Harris, Tim Cigrand, and Elliott Beenk. With drums, acoustic and electric guitar, bass and vocals, the group covers a lot of ground using only three people. They are dedicated to creating music that they are proud to call their own, while simultaneously connecting with a broad and ever-expanding audience. In the coming year Chasing Shade hopes to expand their fan base and record their debut album.

 

Inspiration for Chasing Shade’s sound comes from a variety of old and new musicians such as Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers, Neil Young, Local Natives, The Tallest Man on Earth, Wilco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Band, and Jack Johnson, among others. Chasing Shade plans on playing in and around the Iowa City area as well as touring the surrounding states in an effort to connect with as many other bands and fans as possible.



Friday May 27, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

5:30pm

Go Green Raffle Winners
Friday May 27, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

6:00pm

The Main Squeeze

http://www.mainsqueezemusic.com/

 

The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience from Bloomington, Indiana. They blend soulful vocals with high energy funk grooves and ripping solos that will leave you freshly squozen!   The band just released their EP, “First Drops,” which can be downloaded for free on their website-  http://mainsqueezemusic.com/media.html


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-main-squeeze


Friday May 27, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

6:00pm

Souls 4 Soles presents Big Lights

Soles4Souls (www.giveshoes.org)

Soles4Souls is an international shoe charity that collects and distributes shoes to people in need
in 127 countries and across the United States. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away almost
14 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. These shoes are donated from the warehouses
of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. Soles4Souls collects new shoes to
give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business
efforts to eradicate poverty. There are an estimated 300 million children in the world without
shoes. Our mission is simple: "Changing the world, one pair at a time." Stop by our booth to
make your donation of a pair of new or gently new shoes.

Sponsored by the non profit AND Q MUSIC UNLIMITED.


Friday May 27, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

6:00pm

The Macpodz

http://www.themacpodz.com/fr_home.cfm

 

Alien exhaust jazz meets townie f**K rock! One of the nation’s great eccentric cities can fill its fanatical void with a young band called The Macpodz. Ann Arbor’s guitar-less five-piece comprised of brilliant musicians who via bass, trumpet, percussion/flute, keys, and drums, muster up some of the most energetic dance music on the scene today.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-macpodz


Friday May 27, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

6:15pm

Big Gigantic

http://www.facebook.com/BigGigantic

 

Big Gigantic is the brainchild of Boulder, Colorado’s own saxophonist/producer, Dominic Lalli, and drummer, Jeremy Salken. Conceived in 2008, the duo found their niche and created a name for themselves in the electronic music scene by combining vibrant jazz melodies over pulsating dance beats.

 

As a testament to their timeliness and unique melody, Big Gigantic has made a profound impact on the jamtronica landscape. From playing modest gigs around Colorado, to instantaneously headlining shows and hitting major festivals throughout the country, Big Gigantic showcases an amplified array of compositions that combine elements of a DJ and live band that leaves fans from coast to coast anticipating more.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/big-gigantic


Friday May 27, 2011 6:15pm - 7:15pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

7:00pm

Shadyside Allstars

http://www.shadysideallstars.com/

 

Formed originally in late 2002 under the name Northbound Train, the future Allstars blended the sounds of keys, percussion, acoustic & electric guitars, bass and drums. Shortly before the completion of their first independent studio release, What’s The Skinny?, the Allstars slimmed their lineup to five musicians. After release of their first studio project, Shadyside relentlessly toured the local Midwest. Performing in bars, venues and festivals, the Allstars began creating a local buzz attested by a representative fan base.



Friday May 27, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

7:00pm

The Pimps of Joytime

http://www.facebook.com/pimpsofjoytime

 

If you have yet to encounter the Broklyn-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.

 

Bandleader Brian J is a charismatic and soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance grooves and indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-pimps-of-joytime


Friday May 27, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

7:00pm

7:00pm

Yonder Mountain String Band

http://www.yondermountain.com/

 

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.”


http://www.summercampfestival.com/yonder-mountain-string-band


Friday May 27, 2011 7:00pm - 8:15pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

8:00pm

Fresh Hops

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresh-Hops/36410605562

 

Fresh Hops is a 7-piece band from the Tri-Town Area of North West Indiana, made up of Matt VanVlymen- Guitar/Vocals David VanVlymen- Bass, Brian Boros-Saxophone Stephan Cook-Violin/Vocals, Kevin Mardirosian-Drums, Joe Marcinek- Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals, Mikey Clark-Percussion/Vocals.

 

After three years of being together, their sound continues to evolve, as the fans and family continue to grow. Fresh Hops has created a love for the “live” show, incorporating the concept of “having fun” as the main idea. Each show is different, consisting of a mixture of creative originals, and catchy/crafty instrumental cover songs. Making each Fresh Hops show a new experience every time! To our loyal and loving fans, we are all in this together, so Thank You for your continuing support! See you at the next stop…


http://www.summercampfestival.com/fresh-hops


Friday May 27, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

8:00pm

Tea Leaf Green

http://tealeafgreen.com/

 

San Francisco-based band Tea Leaf Green got their start in the relationship formed between guitarist Josh Clark and drummer Scott Rager, who played in a high-school band together in Arcadia, CA. After graduation, Rager enrolled at San Francisco State College, where he met bassist Ben Chambers. When Clark moved to San Francisco, the three began playing together as a trio. Their first paying gig was attended by Trevor Garrod, a singer/songwriter and keyboard player who had moved to San Francisco looking for other musicians to play with. Garrod met the three others, and soon they were playing together as a quartet. They built a following in Northern California and self-released the albums Tea Leaf Green, Midnight on the Reservoir (2001), Live at Slim’s, San Francisco CA (2003), Living in Between (2004), and Live at the Independent (2004).


http://www.summercampfestival.com/tea-leaf-green


Friday May 27, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

8:00pm

Lotus

http://www.lotusvibes.com/

 

The swelling beats of a non-stop dance party and the soaring guitar and melodic triumphs of a cathartic rock experience – equal elements to the live instrumental dance rock of LOTUS. Sending huge crowds into a sweat-drenched euphoria at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Ultra, Rothbury, Nocturnal, All Good and Nateva, the band has become a sought after late-night act. And word has spread as Lotus has packed the country’s finest clubs and theaters during their busy touring schedule.

 

The album Hammerstrike and the two follow-up EPs, Oil on Glass/Feather on Wood, show the multiple sides of Lotus. Slow-building guitar driven compositions complimented by music leaning toward harder beats and electronic textures working together to form a cohesive whole. Always pushing forward, the band has been writing, performing and recording new music throughout the year developing new sounds and expanding their unique musical voice.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/lotus

Friday May 27, 2011 8:00pm - 9:15pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

9:00pm

Cirrus Minor

www.cirrus-minor.com

 

Cirrus Minor is a Psychedelic Rock band whose music twists and turns through numerous genres. Their original material runs the gamut from funk to rock, reggae to disco, and blues to jazz. Live shows also incorporate significant amounts of improvisation, custom tailoring each performance to best fit the vibe of the event, as well as occasional interpretations of songs from various artists.

 

The creative and diverse songwriting of Cirrus Minor has gotten them invited to share bills with jammers (Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, etc…), experimental psychedelic acts (Primus, Zappa Plays Zappa, etc…), and rockers (Green Jello, Nashville Pussy, etc…), winning over every audience. 2010 saw Cirrus Minor touring festivals and venues in 5 states (including Wakarusa, Harvest Fest, dates with Primus and Wookiefoot, etc…), and 2011 is shaping up to be bigger and better, with the release of their full-length album, return appearances at many of the fests they played in ’10, plus a new lineup that promises to add new musical possibilities and enhance what was already a critically acclaimed live show.

In early 2008, Cirrus Minor was formed as a 3 piece band by Aaron Lea (bassist), Mackenzie Fleener (drummer), and Mike Ruby (guitarist/singer), becoming a 4-piece with the addition of keyboardist Rich Cantrell shortly after their first show. The band recorded a 5 song demo, 2009’s “Awaiting Dilation”, which sold out of its initial (and only) pressing at the CD release show, and then was put online for free and downloaded over 1,500 times. In the fall of 2008, CIRRUSMINORLIVE.COM was launched to allow fans to get a free recording of any of their live concerts, since each show is unique; whether they are looking to preserve the memory of a show they were at, or to catch one they missed. After 2 years of regional touring, Cirrus Minor recently expanded to a 6 piece band, with the addition of drummer Joe Corbin (who had worked with Aaron in various metal bands for almost a decade) and guitar virtuoso Donnie Steele (who was an original member of Slipknot), with Mackenzie moving to auxiliary percussion and samples to accommodate the expansion.

Cirrus Minor is a band with the rare ability to jam the jam crowds, rock the rock crowds, and go smoothly from shaking people’s butts to melting people’s faces in any setting. Their years of hard work and overall quality of their musicianship has garnered them a regional fan base, well over 8,500 friends on Facebook and MySpace, and worldwide media attention. With more shows and festival appearances planned for 2011, Cirrus Minor will continue to make each show a unique experience, leaving a trail of fans in their wake wherever they go.



Friday May 27, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

9:00pm

Umphrey's McGee

 

www.umphreys.com

Since forming in the late ’90s, the musically muscular and relentlessly inventive Umphrey’s McGee has cultivated an impressive presence both live and in the studio. Lauded by critics and adored by fans, the band continues to draw in new listeners with their singular style: virtuoso playing and acrobatic tempo changes and rhythmic shifts complemented by dazzling song craft and composition, memorable hooks, anthemic guitar lines and rock solid rhythms.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/umphreys-mcgee

Friday May 27, 2011 9:00pm - 10:15pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

9:00pm

Tricky Ol' Puss
Friday May 27, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

10:00pm

Jus Marley
Friday May 27, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

10:00pm

Dirtfoot

http://www.dirtfoot.com/fr_home.cfm

 

Dirtfoot – a Dose of Gypsy Punk Country Grumble boogie. “Here’s their deal: Imagine Nick Cave on a bed of rusty nails, the cover of “Gin and Juice” often mis-attributed to Phish (it was actually the Gourds), some old-timey “Dem Bones,” Old Crow Medicine show culture-clash, and that subtle fecal stench of Mr. Bungle skronk sax craziness: Get theses elements, let them stew in an oaken barrel for a number of years and out comes Shreveport, Louisiana’s Dirtfoot.” – Spencer, Synthesis.net

 

Whether performing on big stages at festivals, or playing intimate setting in pubs and the finer taverns all over the mid west & south, Dirtfoot puts on an uproarious show. The crowds come to take part in the fun and chaos, hollering to all the calls and responses, shaking their beancans, and getting down with the infectious grooves. There is only one Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie band in the land… Dirtfoot.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/dirtfoot

Friday May 27, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

10:00pm

STS9

http://sts9.com/

 

Since forming in Atlanta over a decade ago, instrumental electronic rock band STS9 has experienced a meteoric rise to the forefront of the electronic-rock music scene. Recently ranked #25 among Pollstar’s list of top-grossing touring acts for Summer 2010, STS9 averaged more than 4,200 tickets sold per city on a 25 city tour that boasted opening acts such as Ghostland Observatory, Thievery Corporation and Big Boi of Outkast. The band’s tour culminated with two sold out performances at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, with 18,000 fans on-hand to experience the audio-visual force that is STS9.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/sts9-2


Friday May 27, 2011 10:00pm - 11:30pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

10:00pm

7 Walkers

http://www.billkreutzmann.com/

 

Bill Kreutzmann can barely contain his enthusiasm for 7 Walkers, the former Grateful Dead drummer’s new band with guitarist/vocalist Papa Mali, legendary New Orleans bassist George Porter Jr., and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard. “I can’t believe how much fun I’m having playing with these guys!” says Kreutzmann, who never missed a gig in the Dead’s 30 years together. “We’re making art together and having the best time.”

 

One listen to 7 Walkers’ self-titled debut album (Response Records / November 2, 2010) and it’s easy to understand why Kreutzmann is so pumped. With nearly all of its songs co-penned by Papa Mali and longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, 7 Walkers is an electrifying hybrid of classic Bay Area rock and New Orleans funk. Kreutzmann calls it “swampadelic.”


http://www.summercampfestival.com/7-walkers-featuring-bill-kreutzmann


Friday May 27, 2011 10:00pm - 11:30pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

11:30pm

Umphrey's McGee

 

www.umphreys.com

 

Since forming in the late ’90s, the musically muscular and relentlessly inventive Umphrey’s McGee has cultivated an impressive presence both live and in the studio. Lauded by critics and adored by fans, the band continues to draw in new listeners with their singular style: virtuoso playing and acrobatic tempo changes and rhythmic shifts complemented by dazzling song craft and composition, memorable hooks, anthemic guitar lines and rock solid rhythms.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/umphreys-mcgee


Friday May 27, 2011 11:30pm - Saturday May 28, 2011 1:00am
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

12:00am

MonDope

Hailing from Springfield, IL Armando Zuniga aka “MonDope” is a fresh force to be reckoned with.  Although he has only been performing and promoting for a short period of time, MonDope is no stranger to the scene.  With an eclectic arsenal of music ranging from 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 to form Killinoize, a production company interested in bringing the new wave of bass music to Illinois’ own capitol city. Killinoize quickly gained a following of like-minded enthusiasts and bass heads in the region.  Mondope’s sets are energetic and demand your attention. He will bring anything from glitch-hop to dubstep, drum & bass, crunk, breaks, funk and even jungle/reggae to the dance floor.  Able to feel out any crowd at any moment, MonDope delivers a HEADY blend to get down to.   Playing along side National acts such as Pretty Lights, Michael Menert, NastyNasty, VibeSquad, DNAE BEATS, R/D, NiTGriT, Freddy Todd, Elfkowitz, Alpaca, Phaded, Spankalicous, Bassthoven and more to come. Expect the best of this rising artist in 2011!
Links:
http://facebook.com/MonDope1
http://soundcloud.com/mondope-1


Saturday May 28, 2011 12:00am - 12:40am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

12:00am

Ernie Hendrickson

http://www.erniehendrickson.com/

 

Born and raised in the Midwest, Ernie Hendrickson grew up on a steady diet of Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, and Jerry Garcia. These early heroes opened the gates to the deep well of American roots music which he continues to draw inspiration from. In 2007 he self-produced and released a highly acclaimed solo record, Down the Road, of which the Illinois Entertainer deemed “Groundbreaking” and pushed him straight onto the Midwest’s radar as an emerging singer-songwriter. Hendrickson set the talent bar high in the studio for this album with a cast of players that included the subtle and angelic backing vocals of his sister, Kelly Hendrickson, and the legendary harmonica player, Howard Levy (Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Paul Simon), aligned with an all-star group of Chicago musicians.



Saturday May 28, 2011 12:00am - 12:45am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

12:45am

DJ Thibault

http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Thibault/278326601200?v=app_178091127385

 

DJ Thibault is what happens when south Austin indie wanders into the throbbing neon forest of 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…


http://www.summercampfestival.com/dj-thibault


Saturday May 28, 2011 12:45am - 1:25am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

1:00am

The Mother Hips

http://www.motherhips.com/home.php

 

The Mother Hips – led by co-founders Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals) – have been playing music for nearly 18 years, and in the process, have had the luxury of exploring and refining their craft. For the band’s seventh full-length studio album, The Mother Hips have never been more primed to share their well-traveled tales – the long days and nights on the road, the gritty politics, the smart inward reflections and man, the music!


Saturday May 28, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

1:30am

SuperDre

http://www.superdre.com/

 

In just a few short years, SuperDre (aka Dre) has brought her unique sound and contagious stage energy to packed dance floors and events across the nation.

 

Releasing her hip-hop influenced funky, minimal techno sound on her boutique label, Bass Candi, Dre thrives in the live environment delivering most of her sets on turntables, an art becoming more and more rare among Producers/DJs.

 

Serving up her distincitve brand across genres, demos and venues, Dre has shared stages with hip-hop acts like Slum Village, The Cool Kids and D12, DJs/Producers such as DJ Irene, Filastine, Bassnectar , John Acquaviva, Ana Sia, Heavygrinder, Punisher, and Terrence Parker as well as a variety of other national indie and electronic bands.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/superdre

Saturday May 28, 2011 1:30am - 2:10am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

1:30am

Greensky Bluegrass

http://www.greenskybluegrass.com/

 

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS is one of the most exciting bands in today’s music scene. Like a breath of fresh air, this five piece band plays traditional bluegrass instruments and uses them to create original songs and soundscapes that are unique and new, yet somehow feel comfortable and familiar. Though they have been likened to ‘70s era Americana acts like The Band, Greensky would prefer not to be compared to any other bands. “We really just try to make music as a group that sounds and feels right to us”, says mandolin player Paul Hoffman, later adding that “it is nice to know that other people really dig it, too.”


http://www.summercampfestival.com/greensky-bluegrass

Saturday May 28, 2011 1:30am - 3:00am
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

1:30am

moe.

http://www.moe.org/

 

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that’s touched upon three 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.

 

Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as the Allmans, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/moe

Saturday May 28, 2011 1:30am - 3:30am
f. RED BARN

2:15am

Team Bayside High

http://www.teambaysidehigh.com/

 

DJ/Producer/Promoter Duo, TEAM BAYSIDE HIGH are two larger than life personalities whose award winning parties, infamous on and off stage antics and encyclopedic knowledge of danceable “party music” are transforming the indie electro nightlife scene one dance floor at at time. With a stand out performance at Lollapalooza 2010′s Dance Stage, and reputation as Creators/Resident DJs for REHAB MONDAYS in Chicago, (voted “America’s Best Party” @ Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards), these guys have no plans on stopping. Look for the release of theirnext mixtape, “Fade to Green” dropping on 4/20!


http://www.summercampfestival.com/team-bayside-high

Saturday May 28, 2011 2:15am - 2:55am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

2:15am

Van Ghost

http://vanghost.com/

 

Van Ghost featuring Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) and Allie Kral (Cornmeal)

For nearly a decade Michael Harrison Berg of Van Ghost was a behind the scenes type of guy. Having poured his energy into his ventures as a concert promoter and band manager, little was left over for personal creative endeavors. That all changed in 2007 when Berg’s close friends encouraged him to revisit the acoustic guitar he put down in his younger days and asked him to perform a song at their wedding. Melding the inspiration from the many talented bands he has worked with and his own passion for music, the singer returned to his roots. He began writing songs, drawing from his life experiences, creating a heartfelt and staggeringly honest perspective. After building up a solid repertoire of folk ballads, gritty Americana tunes and classic rock laced jams, Berg assembled an all-star cast of musicians and named the project Van Ghost.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/van-ghost

Saturday May 28, 2011 2:15am - 3:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

3:00am

 
Saturday, May 28
 

10:00am

HEADING OM YOGA .:. AWAKEN .:. RAISE yOUR VIBRATION

Unify the cOMmunity connection at Camp!  Each morning join your fellow campers in HEADING OM YOGA from 10-11am in the Soulshine Tent. Breathe, move, flow & create the vibe of loving kindness. Practice bridging our earth body, natures heart beat & surya namaskar, salutation to the Sun.  Some mats & blankets available or make your pallet with the sweet earth. Yoga practices lead by Tamo of Heading OM Yoga, an earth conscious Yoga practice, cultivation & education space in West Peoria, Illinois at www.headingom.com


Saturday May 28, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

11:00am

Chicago Farmer

http://chicagofarmer.com/

 

Originally from a small town in Central IL, Chicago Farmer has now become a large part of the Midwest’s above and underground folk n’ roots scene. Performing nearly 150 shows a year at clubs, concert halls, festivals, honky tonks, cafe’s, living rooms and barns, his music has reached folks from all walks of life. The same folks who inspire each and everyone of his songs.
“Chicago Farmer writes words that speak to us all, plays his guitar with a disarming simplicity, and can make you laugh and cry with the turn of a phrase and the strum of a guitar.” -Rex Thompson www.festivalfamily.com


http://www.summercampfestival.com/chicago-farmer

Saturday May 28, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

11:00am

Hoopdance Playshop: TranscenDANCE

TranscenDANCE: Come explore bliss and gain new perspective within the circle of hoopdance! Tarapin and Sitara Bird are bringing one playshop a day to Summer Camp Music Festival

Each class will explore the rhythm and movements that make up the breath of hoop dance. We will explore movement and expression through the hoop, understanding technique as well as spiritual form or formless. Utilizing the concept of being present and moving with the breath, we will move into the experience of the now is all there is, tuning inward, discovering the momentum of acceptance and empowerment through the sacred circle. The class will allow all levels within the hoop to push their boundaries, heal and explore transcenDANCE.

Step inside the hoop and explore inner movements. Tarapin and Sitara will be covering basic trick concepts and transistions as well as teacniques to incoroporate flow. By the end of each class, you can walk away with something new and be falling deeper into the discovery of your inner fluidity.


Saturday May 28, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

11:00am

Zmick

http://www.myspace.com/zmickmusic

 

Zmick is Kris Ahrens (Drums), Brad Miller (Guitar), Donny Rifkin (Keyboards) and Dan Wonsover (Bass), four people bound by gravity to this giant, beautiful, planet orbiting around in this remarkable universe. Through Zmick, these residents of planet Earth seek to inspire and uplift their fellow citizens with sound waves that they create with their instruments. Inspired by all forms of music and the incredible human experience, Zmick has been performing “Progressive Dance Rock” since 2007. Zmick is extremely excited to return to Summer Camp for the fifth consecutive year.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/zmick


Saturday May 28, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

12:00pm

The Beeson Brothers

http://www.thebeesonbrothers.com/home.html

 

A culmination of high energy blues, rock and funk music is what The Beeson Brothers bring to the stage. Enjoy deep driving bass lines, powerful drum rhythms, soulful organ & keys and cutting guitar lines with raw blues lyrics. The band thrives off of live performances and has been making itself a regular showcase in the midwest. Based out of Champaign, Illinois the band consists of four brothers that hail from the northern suburbs of Chicago. Ryne Beeson plays guitar and sings lead vocals, Myles Beeson is on drums and percussion, Drew Beeson can be found on keys, guitar, and vocals, and Callan Beeson is on bass, harmonica and vocals. Drawing from many past and modern influences, including genres of world music for their creative inspiration, the brothers have been writing and are preparing to lay down some original tracks in the coming months. Check out the bands website and online sources for more info on the brothers and an updated schedule of shows.



Saturday May 28, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

12:00pm

Nicki Bluhm
Saturday May 28, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

12:00pm

Savvy

http://www.facebook.com/savvychicago

 

Savvy is a Chicago-based Strangefunk band. Sometimes danceable, sometimes confusing, most often both, and always interesting. In short, Savvy tries to combine Daft Punk, King Crimson, and XTC into one tight package. In slightly longer, the band consists of several members of This Must be the Band, the only and best Chicago-based Talking Heads Tribute (probably one of the first well-known Strangefunk bands).  Other notable members include Matt Walker (Smashing Pumpkins, Filter, Garbage, Liz Phair) and Alan Berliant (Mavis Staples).


http://www.summercampfestival.com/savvy


Saturday May 28, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

12:30pm

Truth and Salvage Co.

http://www.truthandsalvageco.com/

 

The six musicians of Truth & Salvage Co. boast four lead singer/songwriters, each with a unique story to tell and voice to be heard. Together, they rise up from one common seed, and something bigger is made. Originally hailing from Atlanta, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Tupelo and various cities throughout Ohio, each member has roots in a different past. It’s from these diverse origins that a Company of brothers has formed, ultimately connected by the shared bond we now know as Truth & Salvage. The result is genuine American Rock ‘N’ Roll with a timeless sound and interwoven lyrical storytelling.

 

A staggered exodus in 2005 brought all six musicians to Los Angeles, where they met at Hollywood’s famous Hotel Café where vocalist/guitarist Tim Jones served as the venue’s talent booker. First performing together during casual late night jam sessions, they quickly discovered their chemistry was undeniable. It was on that very stage that Truth & Salvage Co. was born. The different paths that led each of them to this point engendered a remarkable range of sounds and styles. Their palette stretches from rock to country to alternative.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/truth-salvage-co

Saturday May 28, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

1:00pm

Big Light

http://www.biglightband.com/

 

San Francisco-based rock band Big Light first emerged in 2007 as a vehicle for aspiring singer/songwriter/guitarist Fred Torphy to get his songs into the world. The band would spend the next three years honing their sound and performing around the West Coast relentlessly. Now hailed as one of the fiercest young rock bands on the Bay Area scene with a growing national buzz, Big Light is poised to release its debut full-length album, Animals In Bloom, through reapandsow on March 2.

 

As the story goes, Torphy was inspired by his generation’s current wave of great American rock groups like My Morning Jacket, The Slip, Dr. Dog and Wilco. Joining forces with drummer Bradly Bifulco, they set out to form a band that would follow in those footsteps. “We love to experiment and keep things as weird and interesting as possible, but it all needs to come back to serve the song,” says Torphy.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/big-light


Saturday May 28, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

1:00pm

Bass Workshop
Saturday May 28, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
i. CHURCH

1:00pm

Rebirth Brass Band

http://www.rebirthbrassband.com/

 

Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world.  Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show.  Their signature brand of heavy funk has not only won over several generations of music lovers, it has become the soundtrack to an entire city.  In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/rebirth-brass-band


Saturday May 28, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

1:00pm

Recycled Rhythms

Recycled Rhythms: Hey Summer Campers! Wanna make a difference in the lives of young musicians? Help the Recycled Rhythms team build, paint and donate 20 drums to an area school in need. All drums are made from junk and debris from construction sites and discarded items from large and small corporations. Pre-registration required. Limited to 20 campers.


Saturday May 28, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

1:30pm

The Beeson Brothers

http://www.thebeesonbrothers.com/home.html

 

A culmination of high energy blues, rock and funk music is what The Beeson Brothers bring to the stage. Enjoy deep driving bass lines, powerful drum rhythms, soulful organ & keys and cutting guitar lines with raw blues lyrics. The band thrives off of live performances and has been making itself a regular showcase in the midwest. Based out of Champaign, Illinois the band consists of four brothers that hail from the northern suburbs of Chicago. Ryne Beeson plays guitar and sings lead vocals, Myles Beeson is on drums and percussion, Drew Beeson can be found on keys, guitar, and vocals, and Callan Beeson is on bass, harmonica and vocals. Drawing from many past and modern influences, including genres of world music for their creative inspiration, the brothers have been writing and are preparing to lay down some original tracks in the coming months. Check out the bands website and online sources for more info on the brothers and an updated schedule of shows.


Saturday May 28, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

1:30pm

Family Groove Company

http://www.familygrooveco.com/

 

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 (Summer Camp, 10,000 Lakes, Summerfest, Wakarusa) 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.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/family-groove-company

Saturday May 28, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

2:00pm

Keys N Krates

http://www.keysnkrates.com/

 

Hailing from Toronto, the band combines live-instrumentation, turntablism and live sampling to not only reinterpret but also reinvent existing music of all genres right before your very eyes. With the remix culture these days being dominated by artists behind laptops, Keys N Krates are changing the game by bringing a refreshing live, hands-on approach, to the burgeoning scene of remixing. With the hard-hitting Adam Tune on the drums, World Champion DJ Jr-Flo behind the turntables, and the ever-soulful Matisse on keys, this Canadian trio is single handedly “Re-Inventing the Remix.”


http://www.summercampfestival.com/keys-n-krates


Saturday May 28, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

2:00pm

Two Fresh

http://www.myspace.com/twofreshbeats

 

Two Fresh consists of twin brothers Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls and is accompanied live by drummer Colby Buckler. The twins have been making music since their freshman year of high school.  In early December 2008 they added Colby on drums for the live setting.  Collectively, they keep the whole place moving with a sound that fuses hip-hop and jazz with the intensity of uniquely styled live drums.

 

Two Fresh has come along way since grasping their sound. In October of 2009 the duo released their first EP “Baker’s Dozen” on 1320 records. In January of 2010 they started LabCoat, a collective of artists out of Asheville, North Carolina, including Jables and Bookworm, who began experimenting with the use of collaborations in an effort to push the boundaries of all musical aspects.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/two-fresh

Saturday May 28, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

2:30pm

Gaelic Storm

http://www.gaelicstorm.com/

 

It seems that every Celtic band is on tour in North America during the six to eight weeks that lead up to St. Patrick’s Day. Celtic albums tend to reflect this schedule as well, so it’s a rare and welcome event that August 3 Gaelic Storm releasedCabbage, its seventh studio album and fourth on their own label Lost Again Records. It’s nicely out of sync with the norm, but when you are a band that spends over 200 days a year on the road, it’s a near miracle that you find time to write, record and release an album at all. Following the path of the band’s 2008 release, What’s The Rumpus?Cabbage debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Chart, additionally peaking at #14 on the iTunes overall Album Chart and #11 on the Billboard Independent Album Chart.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/gaelic-storm


Saturday May 28, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

3:00pm

Andre & The Giants

www.myspace.com/andreandthegiantscomo

 

Andre and the Giants is a three piece blues-rock trio hailing from Columbia, MO that fuses raw energy with technical ability and powerful live performances.

The group incorporates elements of gritty blues, garage, punk and classic rock. Drummer, Andrew Fialka drives the band with his aggressive brand of high-intensity drumming, while vocalist/bassist Rob Bratney belts out raw vocals comparable to Against Me’s Tom Gabel. Guitarist, Nick Friedman, channels the guitar-driven spirit found in the riffs and solos of the classic rock era.

Andre and the Giants has had the privilege of sharing the stage with performers such as Steddy P, Approach, The Flobots, Dangermuffin, The Dirty Heads and many other great acts.



Saturday May 28, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

3:00pm

The Ragbirds

http://www.theragbirds.com/html/flash.html

 

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.

 

Surrounding Zindle’s earthy-sweet voice is the whirlwind of guitarist T.J. Zindle and dynamic bassist Brian Crist, spinning over the world-beat grooves of drummer Loren Kranz and percussionist Randall Moore. Zindle skillfully switches between violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, and percussion, all while dancing around the stage, drawing the awe of audiences across the country.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-ragbirds


Saturday May 28, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

3:00pm

Drums Workshop
Saturday May 28, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
i. CHURCH

3:15pm

SOJA

http://sojamusic.com/

 

Jamaican reggae music is one of the best-known genres of music around the world, uniting people of all countries, all races, and all religions with a sound that is dedicated to searching for the answers to life, to conflict, to humanity, to the world, to love. There are few artists in this music genre today that are creating the epitome of this artistic insight, professing subjects that are so often glazed over by mainstream music. Hailing from Washington D.C. – reggae band SOJA is on the forefront of this revolution, telling the roots story, but from the other side: America. SOJA embodies musicians unlike any other band in any genre of music, to date. The members: Jacob, Bobby, Ken, Ryan, and Patrick have been a team since childhood with lifelong musical goals, which they are still pursing today.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/soja

Saturday May 28, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

3:30pm

Rock the Earth presents Cornmeal

Rock the Earth (rocktheearth.org)

Rock the Earth, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, national public interest environmental advocacy
organization, is committed to protecting and defending America's natural resources through
partnerships with the music industry and the world-wide environmental community. We act as
advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all. Further, we
aim to represent those individuals and communities whose environment or natural surroundings
are directly and adversely affected by the actions of others. For the 7th year in a row, Rock
the Earth will be educating and activating Summer Camp Music Festival attendees about
important environmental issues upon which we're working and encouraging folks to join our
growing movement of environmentally concerned music fans. In addition, Rock the Earth will
be conducting its 2nd annual cellular telephone recycling campaign at our booth in the Make a
Difference area. Come donate a phone and be entered into a raffle to receive one of many great
prizes!

Sponsored by the non profit AND Q MUSIC UNLIMITED.


Saturday May 28, 2011 3:30pm - 4:15pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

3:30pm

Euforquestra

http://www.euforquestra.com/

 

Originally from Iowa City, IA, Eufórquestra (pronounced: yoo • FOHR • keh • struh, think Euphoria+Orchestra) relocated to Fort Collins, CO in August 2008 and has made a splash on the Colorado music scene with its progressive, genre-crossing funk fusions and a relentless tour schedule. Eufórquestra is quickly spreading its self-proclaimed “Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk;” a unique, rhythmic blend of sound, integrating such genres as Afrobeat, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Soca, Funk, Salsa, and Dub. Eufórquestra’s music is igniting dance floors across the country, with a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com). As percussionist and vocalist Matt Grundstad puts it, “we just want to make people dance.”


http://www.summercampfestival.com/euforquestra

Saturday May 28, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

4:00pm

Positive Vibr8ions

http://chalicedubs.com/artists/positive-vibr8ions/

 

The bridge across the pond. Positive Vibr8ions combines Breezy straight out of East London with native Substr8 on the ones and twos. This team flexes any system it touches with modus operandi: building the massive. A fusion of US and UK sound, Positive Vibr8ions realizes the accessible side of Dubstep, while staying true to their roots.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/positive-vibr8ions


Saturday May 28, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

4:15pm

Wiz Khalifa

http://www.wizkhalifa.com/

 

Cameron Thomaz, better known as Wiz Khalifa, the son of two military parents has always had his eye on being a new standard by which cool is measured. Rapping since the third grade and starting to record music at 14 was probably a step in the right direction. The next best move? Inking a deal to Rostrum Records after a meeting with Benjy Grinberg. fresh out of high school, it was time to either sink or swim. In 2005 Wiz released his first mixtape, “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania.” The mixtape was quickly accepted by the local scene and began to gain buzz outside of Pittsburgh. With that excitement growing by the day, it was the perfect time for a proper commercial album. Wiz soon dropped “Show and Prove,” which Okayplayer.com claimed was “arguably the best album of the year.” The accolades began piling up and Khalifa was receiving significant co-signs from XXL, Rolling Stone, and VIBE, alike. A deal with Warner Bros. Records soon followed.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/wiz-khalifa

Saturday May 28, 2011 4:15pm - 5:15pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

4:30pm

Andre & The Giants

www.myspace.com/andreandthegiantscomo

 

Andre and the Giants is a three piece blues-rock trio hailing from Columbia, MO that fuses raw energy with technical ability and powerful live performances.

The group incorporates elements of gritty blues, garage, punk and classic rock. Drummer, Andrew Fialka drives the band with his aggressive brand of high-intensity drumming, while vocalist/bassist Rob Bratney belts out raw vocals comparable to Against Me’s Tom Gabel. Guitarist, Nick Friedman, channels the guitar-driven spirit found in the riffs and solos of the classic rock era.

Andre and the Giants has had the privilege of sharing the stage with performers such as Steddy P, Approach, The Flobots, Dangermuffin, The Dirty Heads and many other great acts.



Saturday May 28, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

4:30pm

5:00pm

The Werks

http://www.thewerksmusic.com/band/#/home

 

Formed in 2007, The Werks have an intrinsic style that explore diverse elements of rock, funk, electronica, soul, bluegrass, jazz, Afron-Cuban, Celtic, R&B, and dance. The chemistry between band members has been the key in The Werks’ success.   The band has worked and/or toured with many great acts such as EOTO, Perpetual Groove, Ekoostik Hookah, Railroad Earth, Lotus, Tea Leaf Green, Papadosio, Badfish, U-Melt, The Macpodz, BoomBox, Freekbass, One Under, The Maji, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus,  The Recipe, The Spikedrivers, Four Finger Five, Rumpke Mountain Boys,  Jam Samich, Burning River Band, Mike Perkins, Covert Operations, The Ragbirds, Back 40 and Sam Bush.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-werks


Saturday May 28, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

5:00pm

Slightly Stoopid

http://www.slightlystoopid.com/ss.php?skin=2

 

With more than a decade 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. That’s where the band has come to reside, musically: deep in the pocket, that ever-elusive, funky trench where a band can entrance an audience, hypnotize it and hold on to it until the set or CD is finished. Built on a bedrock of nasty, oceanic slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal harmonies, rock-steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms, Slightly Stoopid illustrate a case study in underground success, steeped in years of hard touring, an improvisational business model, and a creative process that continues to unwind and push the envelope of a new jam-based genre the band helped to create.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/slightly-stoopid


Saturday May 28, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

5:00pm

Future Rock

http://www.futurerock.net/

 

Chicago’s own Future Rock have carved out a category largely their own, adding drifting elements of Krautrock and space rock to rhythmic textures that reference Motorik, funk and four-on-the-floor disco. 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.  Back home they are justly celebrated for legendary performances such as their set at last summer’s Wicker Park Fest that turned the entire neighborhood into a vast and energized dance floor, forcing even the palest and most resolutely hard-to-impress hipsters to call up their inner dance masters. Live performances combine loops, samples and Mickey Kellerman’s keyboards with Darren Heitz’s drums plus Felix Moreno’s Larry Graham-style bass slapping to create an enormously powerful groove. Their light show is as good as their music, and their set have been known to inspire dance frenzies.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/future-rock


Saturday May 28, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

5:30pm

Go Green Raffle Winners
Saturday May 28, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

6:00pm

Ashes To Immortality

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashes-to-Immortality/146047662117829

 

A six-piece acoustic project that includes aspects of multiple genres, combining bluegrass, rock n roll, folk, jazz, and blues. The sound is centered around the powerful young voice of Miss Bayley Kate Hartman. The group features its own original songwriting while blending in a melody of eclectic covers. Formed in late 2010, the group takes its name from the motto of Lawrence, Kansas: From Ashes to Immortality….as a dedication to the rebirth of acoustic music. A crew of seasoned players and occasional guest artists keeps the sound fresh, danceable, and full of story. Bayley Kate Hartman (Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals), Brandon Allai (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals), Mark Hill / Colby Earleywine (Drums), Mike Hannah (Mandolin, Vocals), Rachel Kilian (Fiddle, Vocals), and Sonny Sparks (Upright Bass).



Saturday May 28, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

6:00pm

Devil Train

http://www.facebook.com/pages/DEVIL-TRAIN/119918053698

 

This is a string band of American tradition…an alchemy of old time acoustic instruments, diverse and deeply rooted cultural legacies, seasoned players making a new sound for the times.  This is Devil train.

 

James Ray (Minivan Blues Band, Al Kapone) – Acoustic Guitar

 

Clint Wagner (Banyan, Willy Waldman Project, Mashomatic, etc.) – Acoustic Guitar and Fiddle, Vocals

 

Randal Morton (Grass Fire) – Banjo {1975 national banjo champion }

 

Jonathan Ciaramitaro (Minivan Blues Band, Deering & Down, etc.) – Mandolin, Vocals, guitar

 

J.D. Westmoreland (Minivan Blues Band, Juego Listo, Delta Grass, Freeman Benefit etc.) – Upright Bass, Vocals

 

Graham Winchester – perc. (Mojo Possum, Copper Possum, ect)


http://www.summercampfestival.com/devil-train

Saturday May 28, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

6:00pm

Girl Talk

http://www.facebook.com/girltalkmusic

 

Celebrating 10-plus years of sample-obsessed production and relentless touring, Gregg Gillis returns with All Day, his fifth album as Girl Talk, and his most epic, densely layered, and meticulously composed musical statement to date. Continuing the saga from the previously acclaimed albums, Night Ripper and Feed The Animals, Gillis lays down a more diverse range of samples to unfold a larger dynamic between slower transitions and extreme cut-ups. With the grand intent of creating the most insane and complex “pop collage” album ever heard, large catalogs of both blatantly appropriated melodies and blasts of unrecognizable fragments were assembled for the ultimate Girl Talk record (clocking in at 71 minutes and 372 samples).


http://www.summercampfestival.com/girl-talk

Saturday May 28, 2011 6:00pm - 7:15pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

6:30pm

The Mother Hips

http://www.motherhips.com/home.php

 

The Hips – led by co-founders Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals) – have been playing music for nearly 18 years, and in the process, have had the luxury of exploring and refining their craft. For the band’s seventh full-length studio album, The Mother Hipshave never been more primed to share their well-traveled tales – the long days and nights on the road, the gritty politics, the smart inward reflections and man, the music! – all delivered with a most appealing balance of Americana storytelling and their California-burnished rock.



Saturday May 28, 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

6:45pm

Keller Williams (KDubalicious)

http://www.kellerwilliams.net/

 

Most artists would bristle at the term self-indulgent, but Keller Williams often invokes it in describing his own approach to music. To Williams, being self-indulgent means creating music that satisfies him—if he likes what he’s produced, he figures, then his audience is more likely to embrace it too. If he’s not happy with it, why would they be?

 

And so, when Williams describes his first-ever all-covers collection, the amusingly titled Thief, as “self-indulgent, like all of my albums,” that signifies not an inwardly pointed diss but a thumbs-up from one of the most tireless musical seekers around. Recorded with the Keels—husband and wife duo Larry and Jenny Keel—Thief is a sequel to the trio’s 2006 collaboration Grass, and to those of us on the receiving end, there’s nothing self-indulgent about it. If anything, it’s about as accessible and welcoming a record as Keller’s ever made.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/keller-williams


Saturday May 28, 2011 6:45pm - 8:15pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

7:00pm

Leroy Justice

http://www.leroyjustice.com/site/

 

With their “ferocious live show” (Relix), have “soul, style and chops to match any up-and-coming band in America” (Hittin’ the Note). Come experience firsthand the red-white-and-blue-blooded American music of the NYC-based fivesome, who has welcomed to the stage members of such bands as moe., The Black Crowes, Ratdog and North Mississippi Allstars, and whose 2009 sophomore release, “The Loho Sessions” (Producer John Siket… Phish, Sonic Youth), was named four times as best album of the year.  



Saturday May 28, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

7:00pm

7:00pm

Papadosio

http://papadosio.com/

 

Some music, because of its originality, timelessness, mass appeal, or perhaps because it is just plain odd, will always be destined for the hallowed halls of cult classicism. No band fits this criteria better than Papadosio. In just 4 years Papadosio has wowed crowds from Denver to NYC, Cleveland to Atlanta, shaking the earth at festivals and clubs alike.

 

Papadosio’s music is all about unexpected combinations. From Rock/House to Jazz/Hop to Dub/Breaks and so on, every song has a unique approach to attaining originality. Long improvisational interludes and vocal harmonies quickly set this group in a new category of mass appeal.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/papadosio-2

Saturday May 28, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

8:00pm

Stone Sugar Shakedown

http://www.facebook.com/thestonesugarshakedown

 

The Stone Sugar Shakedown, a 6-piece Funk, Rock, Jam band from Saint Louis, Missouri, was united by a love of musical exploration, improvisation, & getting soulfully nasty.

The group’s sound involves consistent interplay between instruments and the musical chemistry of its members. There is a constant balance of form and flow, structure and spontaneity, stone and sugar. 

Since Fall 2009, The Shakedown has played a great deal of shows and festivals around the Midwest including Camp Zoe’s Schwagstock, and the 10th anniversary Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois, and has shared the ticket with bands like: Dumpstaphunk, Victor Wooten, Cornmeal, Whitewater Ramble, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Steel Pulse, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Yonder Mountain String Band, Papadosio, The Avett Brothers, The Schwag, Melvin Seals & JGB, and Zappa Plays Zappa.

Everyone could enjoy The Shakedown’s music. It welcomes people of all ages, genders, types, and backgrounds. Thus, the audience is ever expanding. At the shows, the group wants its fans to let their minds wander, and feel free to become just as much a part of the collective vibe as the musicians onstage.

This wave’s getting bigger and bigger, and there’s no slowing the momentum. 

Their future looks bright and funky.



Saturday May 28, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

8:00pm

The Twin Cats

http://thetwincats.com/

 

Indianapolis, Indiana’s prog-funk ensemble, The Twin Cats, have been on the path to creating their own distinctive approach to fusion music since 2004 by blending influences from funk to prog rock, jazz and electronica. The Twin Cats style has been labeled as “Face melting funk in your face…melting it”.

 

The Twin Cats have been crushing dance floors at venues throughout the Midwest and have begun to take their show even farther. They have shared the stage with world renowned artist such as Charlie Hunter, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Greyboy All Stars, Rusted Root, Here Come The Mummies and Garaj Mahal and have made appearances at the Summer Camp, 10,000 lakes, F.U.N.K. fest and many others.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-twin-cats

Saturday May 28, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

8:00pm

Umphrey's McGee

 

www.umphreys.com

 

Since forming in the late ’90s, the musically muscular and relentlessly inventive Umphrey’s McGee has cultivated an impressive presence both live and in the studio. Lauded by critics and adored by fans, the band continues to draw in new listeners with their singular style: virtuoso playing and acrobatic tempo changes and rhythmic shifts complemented by dazzling song craft and composition, memorable hooks, anthemic guitar lines and rock solid rhythms.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/umphreys-mcgee

Saturday May 28, 2011 8:00pm - 9:15pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

9:00pm

Signal Path

http://www.signalpathmusic.com/Signal_Path/Splash.html

 

Signal Path bends musical genres and deep melodic ideas around a core of unrelenting rhythm and massive low-end.  They create a depth and intricacy of sound that become more commanding every time it’s heard, and by blending live instrumentation into their production they create a live experience that is as beautiful as it is intense. Born in the unlikely mountain enclave of Missoula, MT, Signal Path has released six full-length albums to date.  After a two-year hiatus they released their second FREE album during the summer of 2009.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/signal-path


Saturday May 28, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

9:00pm

Mimosa

http://www.facebook.com/mimosamusic

 

Mimosa takes listeners on a journey through warm rhythmic sound-scapes, with melodies and vocal samples smoothly crafted to help navigate the sonic terrain. Using bass lines inspired by hip-hop classics like Too Short and Dr Dre, combined with deep psychedelic textures reminiscent of the downtempo and midtempo output by Tipper and Bluetech, Mimosa blends the range of styles to create his own fresh take on the west coast sound.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/mimosa


Saturday May 28, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

9:00pm

moe.

http://www.moe.org/

 

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that’s touched upon three 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.

 

Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as the Allmans, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/moe

Saturday May 28, 2011 9:00pm - 10:15pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

9:00pm

Scarlett & The Deville-ettes Burlesque Freak Show

Scarlett & The Deville-ettes (plus special guests) are a Chicago Burlesque and Variety troupe with a passion for retro aesthetics, from 50s carnivals to flappers, Greasers to Fred Astaire. They aspire to recreate the shows of bygone eras but with their own unique, wild and unusual sensibilities. A Deville-ettes show is a variety show encompassing sideshow antics, comedy, striptease - from the lowbrow to the lofty and always FUN. See deville-ettes.com for more information.


Saturday May 28, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

10:00pm

Umphrey's McGee

 

www.umphreys.com

 

Since forming in the late ’90s, the musically muscular and relentlessly inventive Umphrey’s McGee has cultivated an impressive presence both live and in the studio. Lauded by critics and adored by fans, the band continues to draw in new listeners with their singular style: virtuoso playing and acrobatic tempo changes and rhythmic shifts complemented by dazzling song craft and composition, memorable hooks, anthemic guitar lines and rock solid rhythms.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/umphreys-mcgee


Saturday May 28, 2011 10:00pm - 11:15pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

10:30pm

Paper Diamond

http://www.paper-diamond.com/

 

Forward is not just a direction, it’s a way of life for Colorado based producer Alex B who is rolling out big tunes under the new guise of Paper Diamond in 2011. The new project finds the trusted producer moving into previously untraveled musical territory.

 

The Paper Diamond sound has raw energy and the kind of dramatic anticipation only a seasoned producer can incite. Driving beats and bass grab on tight while deep, rich tones rumble under layers of spacey synthesizers, sweet melodies, and catchy vocals. One thing is for sure. The energy is high.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/paper-diamond


Saturday May 28, 2011 10:30pm - 11:30pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

11:30pm

moe.

http://www.moe.org/

 

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that’s touched upon three 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.

 

Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as the Allmans, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/moe


Saturday May 28, 2011 11:30pm - Sunday May 29, 2011 1:00am
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

12:00am

MisterBradleyP
Sunday May 29, 2011 12:00am - 12:40am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

12:00am

Jaik Willis

http://www.facebook.com/JaikWillisMusic?v=app_2405167945

 

Jaik Willis is an acoustic fireball. It is a high energy solo show featuring his soaring horn-like voice darting around a blistering broken-string approach to his acoustic flying V guitar, with original songs that are accessible, and message driven.

 

“Jaik Willis’ solo (Summer Camp 2010) performance, was the total package I had been craving all weekend as he delivered uncut soul to my ears his entire set. ”
-Greg Molitor, Music Marauders 2010


http://www.summercampfestival.com/jaik-willis


Sunday May 29, 2011 12:00am - 12:45am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

12:45am

Milk N Cookies

http://www.djmilkncookies.com/

 

Milk N Cookies started off as two identical twin DJ’s, who expanded with the addition of an MC vocalist, Roe Dee, and studio engineer, Amac.  Working towards the next level, this up and coming group has been assaulting sound systems since spring of 2009, playing all over the Midwest and loving life.  Milk N Cookies hope to take things further with original music and innovative live performances….


http://www.summercampfestival.com/milk-n-cookies


Sunday May 29, 2011 12:45am - 1:25am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

1:00am

Big Light

http://www.biglightband.com/

 

San Francisco-based rock band Big Light first emerged in 2007 as a vehicle for aspiring singer/songwriter/guitarist Fred Torphy to get his songs into the world. The band would spend the next three years honing their sound and performing around the West Coast relentlessly. Now hailed as one of the fiercest young rock bands on the Bay Area scene with a growing national buzz, Big Light released its debut full-length album, Animals In Bloom, through reapandsow on March 2.



Sunday May 29, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

1:30am

DJ Attack
Sunday May 29, 2011 1:30am - 2:10am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

1:30am

Big Gigantic

http://www.facebook.com/BigGigantic

 

Big Gigantic is the brainchild of Boulder, Colorado’s own saxophonist/producer, Dominic Lalli, and drummer, Jeremy Salken. Conceived in 2008, the duo found their niche and created a name for themselves in the electronic music scene by combining vibrant jazz melodies over pulsating dance beats.

 

As a testament to their timeliness and unique melody, Big Gigantic has made a profound impact on the jamtronica landscape. From playing modest gigs around Colorado, to instantaneously headlining shows and hitting major festivals throughout the country, Big Gigantic showcases an amplified array of compositions that combine elements of a DJ and live band that leaves fans from coast to coast anticipating more.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/big-gigantic


Sunday May 29, 2011 1:30am - 2:30am
f. RED BARN

1:30am

Cornmeal

http://www.cornmealinthekitchen.com/

 

Formed over 10 years ago, Cornmeal has grown from humble beginnings into a nationally recognized live music institution. 10 years together is no simple task these days, especially when the last five have seen the band spending over half the year on the road. Heavily influenced by American roots and folk music, Cornmeal blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge their own path, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a rapidly growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of the bluegrass sound and live performance.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/cornmeal-2

Sunday May 29, 2011 1:30am - 3:00am
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

2:15am

Babylon System

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Babylon-System/149884358379873

 

Babylon System, the California based dubstep outfit, consists of the killer combo of veteran dj/producers: ROOMMATE and NO THING. Since 2006 the two have been setting the world on fire with their aggressive, gangster and reggae infused dancefloor sound. Their releases are all anxiously awaited and their dubs are spun by every big dj in the scene. Tunes like “Examination of Time”, “Loaded”, “Get on up”, and “Hyphy” were instant anthems, selling out from all world wide record shops, with heavy support from giants like; N-type, Plastician, Bassnectar, Noah D, Emalkay, and Skream. Live, they get the party rowdy with quick mixes, diverse track selection, top shelf dubs, and their contagious positive energy.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/babylon-system

Sunday May 29, 2011 2:15am - 2:55am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

3:00am

Mimosa

http://www.facebook.com/mimosamusic

 

Mimosa takes listeners on a journey through warm rhythmic sound-scapes, with melodies and vocal samples smoothly crafted to help navigate the sonic terrain. Using bass lines inspired by hip-hop classics like Too Short and Dr Dre, combined with deep psychedelic textures reminiscent of the downtempo and midtempo output by Tipper and Bluetech, Mimosa blends the range of styles to create his own fresh take on the west coast sound.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/mimosa

Sunday May 29, 2011 3:00am - 4:00am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

3:00am

Lotus

http://www.lotusvibes.com/

 

The swelling beats of a non-stop dance party and the soaring guitar and melodic triumphs of a cathartic rock experience – equal elements to the live instrumental dance rock of LOTUS. Sending huge crowds into a sweat-drenched euphoria at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Ultra, Rothbury, Nocturnal, All Good and Nateva, the band has become a sought after late-night act. And word has spread as Lotus has packed the country’s finest clubs and theaters during their busy touring schedule.

 

The album Hammerstrike and the two follow-up EPs, Oil on Glass/Feather on Wood, show the multiple sides of Lotus. Slow-building guitar driven compositions complimented by music leaning toward harder beats and electronic textures working together to form a cohesive whole. Always pushing forward, the band has been writing, performing and recording new music throughout the year developing new sounds and expanding their unique musical voice.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/lotus


Sunday May 29, 2011 3:00am - 4:30am
f. RED BARN
 
Sunday, May 29
 

10:00am

HEADING OM YOGA .:. AWAKEN .:. RAISE yOUR VIBRATION

Unify the cOMmunity connection at Camp!  Each morning join your fellow campers in HEADING OM YOGA from 10-11am in the Soulshine Tent. Breathe, move, flow & create the vibe of loving kindness. Practice bridging our earth body, natures heart beat & surya namaskar, salutation to the Sun.  Some mats & blankets available or make your pallet with the sweet earth. Yoga practices lead by Tamo of Heading OM Yoga, an earth conscious Yoga practice, cultivation & education space in West Peoria, Illinois at www.headingom.com


Sunday May 29, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

11:00am

Brainchild

http://www.brainchildjam.com/

 

Since forming in 2004, the relentless drive and stunning energy Brainchild has cultivated an impressive presence both live and in the studio. Loved by many fans across the Midwest, the band continues to draw in new listeners with their singular style: virtuoso playing and acrobatic tempo changes and rhythmic  shifts complemented by dazzling song craft and composition, memorable hooks, anthemic guitar lines and rock solid rhythms. Now in their seventh year, Brainchild continues playing theaters, music halls, and venues across the Midwest. The band has performed at festivals such as Summer Camp (six years in a row), Universal Rhythm Assembly (3 years in a row), and many more. With an ever growing fan base that is expanding with every show the band is looking forward to releasing their second album in 2011.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/brainchild-2


Sunday May 29, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

11:00am

Hoopdance Playshop: TranscenDANCE

TranscenDANCE: Come explore bliss and gain new perspective within the circle of hoopdance! Tarapin and Sitara Bird are bringing one playshop a day to Summer Camp Music Festival

Each class will explore the rhythm and movements that make up the breath of hoop dance. We will explore movement and expression through the hoop, understanding technique as well as spiritual form or formless. Utilizing the concept of being present and moving with the breath, we will move into the experience of the now is all there is, tuning inward, discovering the momentum of acceptance and empowerment through the sacred circle. The class will allow all levels within the hoop to push their boundaries, heal and explore transcenDANCE.

Step inside the hoop and explore inner movements. Tarapin and Sitara will be covering basic trick concepts and transistions as well as teacniques to incoroporate flow. By the end of each class, you can walk away with something new and be falling deeper into the discovery of your inner fluidity.


Sunday May 29, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

11:00am

Strange Arrangement

http://www.strangement.com/

 

Officially formed 4 years ago in Chicago, and with roots dating back to the mid 90′s Strange Arrangement is a progressive jazz funk rock hybrid with an emphasis on lyrics, songwriting, and compositional sections. Utilizing out of the box time signatures, left of center harmonies, and catchy melodies Strange Arrangement has quickly become a must see act in the Midwest, making their move from bars/clubs to small theaters/music halls in just a few short years.  Aptly dubbed happy progressive bacon funk, Strange Arrangement draws on influences from 70′s rock, modern day jambands, folk, and jazz legends. 


http://www.summercampfestival.com/strange-arrangement


Sunday May 29, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

12:00pm

Digital Beat Down

https://www.facebook.com/DigitalBeatDown

 

Digital Beat Down is a live electronica duo that fuses synthetic textures and organic instrumentation to create dance friendly compositions with a prog-rock twist. The distinctive feature of Digital Beat Down is their ability to draw on the ethos of the DJ culture while still providing the intangible live band experience. The duo thrives on creating carefully crafted songs and multi-layered live looping jams that invite the listener on a psychetronic journey through the depths of dirty Drum & Bass, to smooth Deep House, to Crackin’ Breaks, or finished off by their bone penetrating brand of sub bass driven Dub-Step funk.

 

The duo was formed in Denver, CO in the fall of 2008, by Andrew Lubner on (drums and samples) and Nick Pilz on (synths, samples and loops). Digital Beat Down is a high energy attack. Lubner mounts a relentless assault on the drums and sampler pad, and Pilz thumps the low end while he warps and weaves the dark melodies and subtle textures that define the band. In their first year, Digital Beat Down broke in to the Denver/Boulder scene and successfully toured throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, and Wisconsin. With explosive live shows and a tenacious drive, the band is poised to explode on to the national scene and beyond.



Sunday May 29, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

12:00pm

Hogslop String Band

http://redeyedrooster.com/thehogslopstringband/

 

The Hog Slop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of seven energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, California and North Carolina.  Featuring Casy Meikle and Kevin Martin on fiddles, Graham Sherrill on banjo, Gabe Zorbanos on guitar, Robert Hardy (RH) Dyar Jr. on mandolin, Daniel Allen Frazier Jr. on washboard and Casey McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.

 

Upon forming as a pickup square dance band in the summer of 2009, The Hog Slop String Band has since become one of the most sought after old time string bands of the Tennessee Valley area.  Known for their outrageous facial hair and a rollicking repertoire heavily based on Georgia and Middle Tennessee fiddle tunes, these boys have provided entertainment for fashion shows, political conventions and whiskey distilleries as well as countless weddings, parties and soirees.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/hogslop-string-band

Sunday May 29, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

12:00pm

Free Wheelchair Mission presents The Mother Hips

Free Wheelchair Mission (www.freewheelchairmission.org)

While Americans are fortunate to have a healthcare system that provides wheelchairs, there
are more than 100 million physically disabled poor in the developing world who spend their
days crawling, being carried, or confined indoors to relative darkness. Free Wheelchair Mission
addresses this tragedy and has distributed more than 500,000 wheelchairs throughout the
world, providing mobility to transform individuals, their families and communities. There are
still many more people who need our help. Stop by our booth and support the North Shore
Chicago chapter of Free Wheelchair Mission in this incredible cause. In just the last 3 years, our
community has raised enough to send over 3400 wheelchairs around the world. For just $62.20
you can help Free Wheelchair Mission manufacture, ship, and deliver a wheelchair to those
men, women and children who are so greatly in need.

Sponsored by the non profit AND Q MUSIC UNLIMITED.


Sunday May 29, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

12:00pm

Fareed Haque & MathGames

http://www.fareed.com/math_games_trio.html

 

The Math Games Trio is an electronica jazz/funk groove band perfect for festival rave or night club settings. It is Fareed Haque’s latest project and it will be bringing their hip new sound to the road. Moog guitar enthusiasts will not want to miss this band, as the new and innovative instrument will be Fareed’s ax of choice for shows. Math Games will be playing as a trio, as Flat Earth Ensemble members Alex Austin and Greg Fundis bring their talent and flair to the mix.

 

MathGames made its recent debut at Chicago’s Mayne Stage theater in November of 2010. Combining the phenomenal skills of guitar master Fareed Haque with the wildly entertaining drumming of Greg Fundis, and the solid and sweet foundation supplied by Alex Austin, you get a MathGames equation that will perplex but eventually satisfy your thirst for knowledge. The band will continually provide new sights and sounds, utilizing video and light artists whenever possible. Surprises are in store.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/fareed-haque-mathgames

Sunday May 29, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

1:00pm

Steez

http://www.creepfunk.com/

 

Categorization be damned, the Madison-based five piece, Steez, consisting of Matt Williams (keyboards/synthesizers/accordion), Steve Neary (guitar and vocals), Rob Bessert (drums), Chris Sell (bass), and Andrzej Benkowski (saxophone, oboe, and violin) is — in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions – a funk band, a jamband, a fusion band, a disco-fanged multi-beast, and a basket case.

 

Churning out their self-described Creepfunk, a high energy, danceable variety of funk — one uniquely laced with electronic and improvisational sensibilities – Steez has garnered a loyal following throughout the Midwest. After receiving repeated acclaim for their live performances, which typically include a seamless weaving of thoughtfully composed originals and crowd pleasing covers spanning from Madonna to clever obscurities like Genialistid (Estonia), Steez hit the studio and released their first full length album, Creepfunk Crusade, in August 09 with independent label, Mason Jar Records.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/steez


Sunday May 29, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

1:00pm

Keyboards Workshop
Sunday May 29, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
i. CHURCH

1:00pm

The Wood Brothers

http://www.thewoodbrothers.com/

 

Oliver and Chris Wood grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Sons of a Poet and a Microbiologist, they both took up music. Oliver moved to Atlanta and became a southerner. Chris moved to New York City and became a Yankee. Now, after years of musical and geographical separation they have reunited.

 

While in Atlanta, Oliver soaked up the roots of blues, the soul of the south, and found he had a talent for writing and singing songs. His band, King Johnson (named after Freddy King and Robert Johnson) toured mostly in the southern states. Meanwhile, Chris was living in Manhattan playing everything from free jazz to rock and roll. This is where he met his band mates to form Medeski Martin & Wood.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-wood-brothers


Sunday May 29, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

1:00pm

Water Panel

June 17, 2011 marks the 40th Anniversary of President Richard Nixon's declaration of a war on drugs. Since then, America's prison population has become the largest in the world and over 1.6million arrests for drug offenses are made each year - half of those arrests being for marijuana. It’s also become a war on music lovers. The Rave Act continues to target the electronic music scene and festivals like Camp Zoe have been shut down. Students for Sensible Drug Policy will host a discussion to inform participants about all aspects of the drug war, alternatives to current policies, and how you can get involved. Please join the discussion, " A War on Us: Why the war on drugs effects everyone", on Saturday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Soulshoine Tent.


Sunday May 29, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

1:00pm

Ella Riot (formerly My Dear Disco)

http://dancethink.com/

 

Ella Riot calls it “Dancethink Music.” Some might call it high-brow guilty-pleasure dance music.

 

At the end of the day, it’s hard to find a genre to apply to a band of music degrees shamelessly enamored with catchy hooks, who sing through a giant megaphone in French, shred Van Halen on electrified Irish bagpipes, write 80′s tribute dance-rock anthems in 5/4, and re-sample themselves doing it live — all to create a modern-day musical Frankenstein that will pull even the most self-conscious listener on to the dance floor.

 

Formerly named My Dear Disco, the band is continuing a musical metamorphosis that ultimately resulted in its new name. Ella Riot symbolizes not only the “Dancethink” sensibility cultivated with their fans over the past three years, but also the full-out explosion of expression, sound and movement their live shows are widely known to generate.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/my-dear-disco


Sunday May 29, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

2:00pm

Barefoot Fred

www.barefootfred.com

 

As an Illinois Prog-Jamband, Barefoot Fred’s sound is rooted in the American concept of improvisation. Drawing on specific ideas and themes for everyday people; they are making a significant impact on their growing and loyal fan base. Their first LP, Worship the Sun, is a reflection of the musical themes, concepts, and devotion that is America’s Fred; Barefoot, Bouncing, and Breathing.


Sunday May 29, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

2:00pm

Henhouse Prowlers

http://www.henhouseprowlers.com/

 

Chicago:  a city known for its blues and its bluegrass. In the bluegrass history books, a pivotal stop, among others, along the road to success for the Monroe Brothers and, in more current times, noteworthy as home base for the long popular Special Consensus. And now, the Windy City serves as a critical intersection in the lives of five musicians, two who hail from Illinois and the others from as far and near as North Carolina, upstate New York and Missouri.

With a PBS series soundtrack already to its credit and a sophomore recording in the works, The Henhouse Prowlers have been barnstorming on to the red hot bluegrass scene since 2004. A couple of personnel shifts later, in 2007 the roughly thirty-something quintet made the commitment to go the distance, to be a full-time touring bluegrass band.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/henhouse-prowlers


Sunday May 29, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

2:00pm

Cornmeal

http://www.cornmealinthekitchen.com/

 

Formed over 10 years ago, Cornmeal has grown from humble beginnings into a nationally recognized live music institution. 10 years together is no simple task these days, especially when the last five have seen the band spending over half the year on the road. Heavily influenced by American roots and folk music, Cornmeal blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge their own path, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a rapidly growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of the bluegrass sound and live performance.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/cornmeal-2


Sunday May 29, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

3:00pm

The Giving Tree Band

http://www.thegivingtreeband.com/

 

The Giving Tree Band is an American indie folk-rock group started in 2004. It was started by brothers Todd and Eric Fink, whose father played piano and exposed them to The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Kinks, and other rock bands during their childhood. The brothers played together and with family members, developing a taste for songwriting. After their college years, the brothers wished to hone their music theory and technique skills, and in 2001, they formed a jam band called Stone Samadhi, whose sound Eric described as “high energy, really weird jazz stuff”.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-giving-tree-band

Sunday May 29, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

3:00pm

DJ/Producers Workshop
Sunday May 29, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
i. CHURCH

3:00pm

The New Mastersounds

http://www.newmastersounds.com/

 

The New Mastersounds are a four-piece band based in Leeds, England, whose modern take on vintage soul-jazz, funk and rock draws influences from Jimmies McGriff, Smith, and Hendrix, as well as their most closely-associated mentors, The Meters. Try to imagine Grant Green and Lou Donaldson having a fight in a Hammond Organ shop while James Brown holds the coats, and you have some idea of what to expect from this band.

 

Their first single, One Note Brown, was released on Blow It Hard Records in 2000 and was passionately championed by acclaimed Northern Soul and funk DJ Keb Darge. To date, the band has released four studio records: 102%, This Is What We Do, Be Yourself, Keb Darge Presents… as well as The New Mastersounds Re:Mixed, and Live At La Cova. Also of note: their single, “Your Love Is Mine” featuring Corinne Bailey Rae, was used in the 2007 Warner Brothers movie Feast of Love.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-new-mastersounds


Sunday May 29, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

3:00pm

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

http://www.flecktones.com/

 

BÉLA FLECK is often considered the premiere banjo player in the world. A New York City native (named after composer Béla Bartok), he picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass playing of Flatt & Scruggs. He began experimenting with playing bebop on the banjo in high school. In 1982, he joined the progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival, where he made a name for himself in the country-bluegrass world. At the same time he was releasing a series of solo albums for Rounder Records. In 1989 he formed the Flecktones. They made their self-titled debut recording in 1990 by playing a “blu-bop” mix of jazz and bluegrass and soon became a commercially successful, critically-acclaimed and award-winning band.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/bela-fleck-and-the-flecktones


Sunday May 29, 2011 3:00pm - 4:15pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

3:30pm

HeadCount presents moe.
Sunday May 29, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

3:45pm

Huey Lewis and the rUMors

http://www.hueylewis.com/

 

We’ll have a one of a kind experience with Huey Lewis and the rUMors, a band put together especially for Summer Camp featuring all of Umphrey’s McGee, a full horn section, backing vocals, and of course the one and only Huey Lewis on vocals & harmonica! Expect a variety of Umphrey’s originals, Huey classics and a slew of covers for this one of a kind set.

 

Huey Lewis has been defying the rock odds makers for three decades. 2009 marked Huey Lewis & The News’ 30th anniversary. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, their contagious brand of straight-ahead rock n’ roll has outlasted countless trends, selling over 20 million albums worldwide in the process. Huey Lewis has carried the banner as the quintessential American rocker, endearing him to millions of fans and earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/huey-lewis

Sunday May 29, 2011 3:45pm - 5:00pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

4:00pm

Wook

www.facebook.com/wookband

 

Ushering in a new era of jam band, Wook has drawn on influences from all genres. A mix of jam, progressive rock, singer songwriter roots, and electronic instrumentation, the group creates a sound that is ever changing. This youthful approach to music is mirrored by the youthfulness of the band. In their early twenties, the band seeks to grow musically together through the progression of their music. Their fresh take on instrumentation, song composition, and life inspires audiences and fans to join in the party and share in the music. As much immersed in the jam community as fans, the group continuously works to build the jam community and support live music. Stressing a fun and inclusive atmosphere, Wook shows have grown to become a must-attend party. The future is very bright for these four students from Madison, and as the group continues on their musical path, it is clear their music will constantly evolve.

Wook has burst on to the jam scene in the last year, earning a slot at the 2010 and 2011 Summercamp Music festival. Wook will also be returning for a second year at Jammin’ on the Wolf Festival, and a third year at the Grateful Garcia Gathering, which they will be headlining Saturday night! Wook has shared the stage with acts such as Family Groove Company, The Coop, Roster McCabe and Steez and have played after-parties for Umphrey’s McGee, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, and Railroad Earth. Wook established a solid following in Wisconsin in the last year, and continues to spread their music throughout the midwest. Wook has made the most of its short existence, and there are high expectations heading into summer 2011.



Sunday May 29, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

4:00pm

Jaik Willis

http://www.facebook.com/JaikWillisMusic?v=app_2405167945

 

Jaik Willis is an acoustic fireball. It is a high energy solo show featuring his soaring horn-like voice darting around a blistering broken-string approach to his acoustic flying V guitar, with original songs that are accessible, and message driven.

 

“Jaik Willis’ solo (Summer Camp 2010) performance, was the total package I had been craving all weekend as he delivered uncut soul to my ears his entire set. ”
-Greg Molitor, Music Marauders 2010


http://www.summercampfestival.com/jaik-willis


Sunday May 29, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

4:30pm

Waterband's Wishing Well presents Nicki Bluhm

Waterband's Wishing Well (waterbandwishingwell.com)

Waterband’s Wishing Well was established as a vessel to educate our world about global water
issues. Inspired by a greater calling, the members of Akron-based Waterband discovered that
beyond music, they all share a common interest. Our mission is to educate the public about
ways in which we can change our everyday actions in order to positively impact the global
community and to raise funds to support clean water and sanitation initiatives. It is our hope
that by inspiring others through music and awareness, we can help to create a world where clean
water is readily available to everyone…one drop at a time.

Sponsored by the non profit AND Q MUSIC UNLIMITED.


Sunday May 29, 2011 4:30pm - 5:30pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

5:00pm

Alabaster Brown

http://www.facebook.com/AlabasterBrown

 

Forged on the banks of the Big River we meld St. Louis Rock, Down Home Jamming, Latin Beats, and Bluegrass melodies into the Brown Sound.  St. Louis-based band Alabaster Brown spent a good deal of 2010 traveling the country, especially in the Midwest and up and down the East Coast with festival stops at Springjam at Camp Zoe in Salem, Mo., Summer Camp in Chillicothe, Ill., Mountain Jam in Woodstock, N.Y., and North Coast Festival in Chicago.  The rockin’ roots quartet featuring Nate Parienti (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Carson Mann (vocals, lead guitar, Dobro, lap steel), Dave Clark (drum kit) and Sonny White (bass) shows no signs of slowing with an upcoming week in Colorado and then more Midwest-East Coast travels.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/alabaster-brown

Sunday May 29, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

5:00pm

Everyone Orchestra

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.


Sunday May 29, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
f. RED BARN

5:00pm

Skrillex

http://www.facebook.com/skrillex

 

“I’ve been deep into electronic music my entire life. The first records I ever owned were ‘Fat of Land’ by the Prodigy and ‘Come To Daddy’ by Aphex Twin,” raves Sonny Moore, better known as emerging electronic visionary SKRILLEX. “Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails were also early influences. I’ve been dabbling in making electronic tracks on programs like Fruity Loops since I was 14 years old.”

 

For fans of Moore’s past incarnation as the lead singer of hardcore band From First To Last, the bass bin crushing dance floor beats of SKRILLEX might come off as something of a shock. But SKRILLEX is part of a new generation of artists that refuse to be restricted by preconceived notions or outside expectations. “Genre has never been important to me,” he insists. “I’ve never thought about music that way.”


http://www.summercampfestival.com/skrillex

Sunday May 29, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

5:00pm

The Avett Brothers

http://www.theavettbrothers.com/us/2011tourposter

 

There is no harmony like brotherly harmony. Something indelible in the weave of voices and play of sensibilities is stamped into the fraternal DNA and also stems from a lifetime of shared experiences. You can hear it in classic brother acts across the musical spectrum, from the Louvin Brothers to the Everly Brothers and on down the decades through the Wilson brothers (Beach Boys), the Davies brothers (Kinks), the Allman Brothers and even the Brothers Gibb (a.k.a., the Bee Gees). You can clearly hear fraternal magic at work in the songs of Scott and Seth Avett, better known as the Avett Brothers, as well.

 

That magic is abundantly evident on I and Love and You, the Avett Brothers’ big-label debut. Its 13 songs are delivered in a style that defies pigeonholing but might be described as a rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, rock and pop – even a jab of punk-style dynamics here and there. Drawn by the naked honesty of their songs and the rousing intensity of their live shows, legendary producer and talent scout Rick Rubin signed the Avett Brothers – consisting of siblings Scott and Seth, plus bassist Bob Crawford – to his American Recordings label in 2008.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-avett-brothers


Sunday May 29, 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

5:30pm

Go Green Raffle Winners
Sunday May 29, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

6:00pm

Trichome

www.trichomemusic.com

 

Trichome takes rhythms from world and reggae music and blends them with aspects of rock, funk, and dance to create a unique sound with a smooth melodic flow. Couple that sound with tailoring unique set-lists and song transitions with each outstanding live show, the energy this band exudes is a force to be reckoned with.

 

Since their inception in 2005, Trichome has branched out to make a heavy dent on the already phenomenal Colorado music scene. With unique lyrics from lead singer Evan Daldegan, the driving bass lines of Dave Frediani, the piercing guitar lines from Matt Newhard, the powerful presence of Mike Windham on tenor sax and keyboards, and the hefty bari sax growl from Leah Concialdi, it makes for an explosive front line. Add in the passion of Matt Schooley on percussion and Jeff Dejohn on the drums and there is a full sound that is nothing less than transcendental.

Trichome has already gained the attention and acclaim of many by supporting major acts such as Groundation, The Original Wailers, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Culture, Midnite, and Eek-a-Mouse. The band has also played with many of Colorado’s finest independent bands such as Juno What!?, Euforquestra, Dubskin, YAMN, Mountain Standard Time, and Good Gravy.

Trichome’s first full-length album “Where Creation Now Grows” (recorded at Colorado Sound Studios with producer Jesse O’Brien) showcases the band’s carefully crafted blend of instrumental textures and vocal harmonies.  With its release, the band looks to dig deeper into their musical exploration and continue to bring fans in with the positive force of their fresh and funky musical grooves. Trichome is certainly the band to look out for in the Colorado and national music scene.



Sunday May 29, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
g. 312 VIBE TENT

6:00pm

Easy Riders

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Easy-Riders/265201041350

 

The Easy Riders come from the heart of the Midwest.  Originating as a power trio, the band has come a long way in a short amount of time - transforming into a 5-piece youthful blues/rock band.


Sunday May 29, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

6:00pm

DiscoverHope Fund presents Henhouse Prowlers

DiscoverHope Fund (www.lendhope.org)

DiscoverHope is on a mission to provide opportunities for women in poverty to create their own
prosperity through microcredit and educational training. We exist so that women living on $2 a
day in developing nations can shape their own destinies. Our model establishes microcredit as
the “fishing pole” and provides training to “teach a person to fish.” In this way, DiscoverHope
seeks to create an entrepreneurial framework for women in poverty to actively participate in
their own economic advancement, personal empowerment, and life transformation.


Sunday May 29, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

6:00pm

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

http://www.brucehornsby.com/

 

Since the release of his first album in April 1986, Bruce Hornsby has created a musical life that has expanded far and wide to include a broad stylistic range of activity.

 

Hornsby, an thirteen-time Grammy nominee, has won three Grammys – in 1987 with the Range for “Best New Artist” for their debut album The Way It Is; in 1989 for “Best Bluegrass Recording” for his version of his hit “The Valley Road” which appeared on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume II; and with Branford Marsalis in 1993 for “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” for their song for the Barcelona Olympics, “Barcelona Mona.” Bruce’s latest nominations were in 2004 for “Song F”, from his Columbia album Halcyon Days, and in 2006 for “Song H” from his box set Intersections.

 

Hornsby’s thirteen albums have sold over 11 million copies worldwide.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/bruce-hornsby-the-noisemakers

Sunday May 29, 2011 6:00pm - 7:30pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

7:00pm

The Coop

http://www.thecoopmusic.net/music.html

 

Hailing from Chicago, IL, The Coop is a young, forward-thinking band on the rise in both the electronic and jamband worlds. Capturing the modern unification of organic and future sounds, The Coop consistently takes the listener on genre-bending aural adventures through the fusion of the elements of electronica and traditional instrumentation.  With a core sound elementally driven by breakbeat, dub and jazz, The Coop’s music offers an ebb and flow of intense electronic layering interwoven with virtuosic live performance from the young quartet.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-coop

Sunday May 29, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

7:00pm

7:00pm

EOTO

http://www.eotomusic.com/

 

As electronic influences continue to penetrate the live rock, jazz, and jam ethos, one band consistently rises to the top, bringing together fans from across the musical spectrum.  EOTO crisscrosses the country blowing out basement dives, packed theaters, and stages under the stars.

 

Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of this project from drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann.  Born out of their shared love of electronic dance music, EOTO’s M.O. is to take the free-wheeling party vibe of a DJ set to the next level by using organic instruments, innovative performance technology, and uncharted musical exploration.  Live drums, guitars, and keys, and vocals are mixed, remixed, and sampled on the fly using cutting-edge programs.  This is all done without a script, and without a net.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/eoto-2

Sunday May 29, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

7:00pm

moe.

http://www.moe.org/ 

 

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that’s touched upon three 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.

 

Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as the Allmans, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/moe

Sunday May 29, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

8:00pm

Spare Parts

http://www.sparepartsmusic.com/

 

Fusing a mix of funk, rock, jazz, and more, Spare Parts is a Chicago based group rapidly gaining international acclaim.  An eclectic list of influences ranging from Weather Report to The Beatles fuel the creative engines of Spare Parts, both live and in the studio. In addition to their successful weekly residence at Alive One Chicago, the band has played at festivals from Wakarusa and Summer Camp, to Festival de Jazz in Lima, Peru to name a few.  Spare Parts is sought after in every type of market, pleasing the discerning ears of music aficionados and general listeners.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/spare-parts

Sunday May 29, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
d. CAMPING STAGE

8:00pm

Widespread Panic

 

http://www.widespreadpanic.com

Everybody loves surprises, that feeling of not knowing what might be around the next corner — and that’s exactly the vibe that Widespread Panic gives off every time they unleash a new album. Sometimes that means taking listeners on a nice, smooth ride, and sometimes it means making ‘em hold on tight, but either way, it means the trip is gonna be worth it.

 


http://www.summercampfestival.com/widespread-panic


Sunday May 29, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
b. SUNSHINE STAGE

9:00pm

Scarlett & The Deville-ettes Burlesque Freak Show

Scarlett & The Deville-ettes (plus special guests) are a Chicago Burlesque and Variety troupe with a passion for retro aesthetics, from 50s carnivals to flappers, Greasers to Fred Astaire. They aspire to recreate the shows of bygone eras but with their own unique, wild and unusual sensibilities. A Deville-ettes show is a variety show encompassing sideshow antics, comedy, striptease - from the lowbrow to the lofty and always FUN. See deville-ettes.com for more information.


Sunday May 29, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
h. SOULSHINE TENT

10:00pm

Bassnectar

http://www.bassnectar.net/

 

By combining sound and force with weight, the Bassnectar experience engulfs the senses. It is as physical as it is auditory; the adventure has no rules, no limitations, and no hesitation in fusing the familiar with the strange or the classic with the cutting edge.

 

Bassnectar is the brainchild of Lorin Ashton, and it exists as an open-sourced musical project that is as diverse as it is heavy, as raw as it is meticulous, and as fierce as it is imaginary. Spanning the spectrum of sonic style, the music covers every genre imaginable and smashes it all into a synthesis of intense, wobbling basslines and hypnotic soundscapes.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/bassnectar-2

Sunday May 29, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

10:00pm

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

http://www.karldenson.us/

 

Karl Denson has led a storied career as a multi-faceted recording and performing artist who first came to prominence as a member of Lenny Kravitz’ band debuting on his first release, Let Love Rule, and staying on for the next five years. While developing a following overseas, he joined Fred Wesley’s band, touring and recording with him on multiple releases. This led to five straight ahead jazz albums by Denson on Minor Music, the last of which was released to rave reviews and featured Karl in a trio setting with Miles Davis alumni Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/karl-densons-tiny-universe

Sunday May 29, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
c. STARSHINE STAGE

11:00pm

Chalice Dubs Masquerade
Sunday May 29, 2011 11:00pm - Monday May 30, 2011 4:00am
g. 312 VIBE TENT

11:30pm

moe.

http://www.moe.org/

 

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that’s touched upon three 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.

 

Critical acclaim and a solid national and international fan base has built a dedicated following that grows each year. Whether touring across the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such celebrated acts as the Allmans, The Who, or Robert Plant, among others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/moe


Sunday May 29, 2011 11:30pm - Monday May 30, 2011 1:00am
a. MOONSHINE STAGE

12:00am

Abigail Stauffer

http://www.abigailstauffer.com/fr_home.cfm

 

Chances are Abigail won’t break your heart, but she will add color to a black and white memory. Every song is a captivating showcase of confidence and vulnerability, naturally crafting a balance of pain, hope, and joy. Her music and live performances hold so much emotion for her and the audience– it’s hard to believe each song isn’t written specifically about you. Finally, an artist who writes about the things that really matter; Abigail will warm your heart and serenade your soul.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/abigail-stauffer


Monday May 30, 2011 12:00am - 12:45am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

1:00am

This Must Be The Band

This Must be the Band is a Talking Heads Tribute Band; we only play Talking Heads music, and, if possible, 3 to 4 hours at a time. Since forming in May 2007, TMBTB has been Burning Down The House throughout Chicago and the entire midwest. With a rapidly expanding repertoire from the Talking Heads’ catalog of countless hits, TMBTB highlights the best of the Talking Heads, equipped with our very own Bernie Worrell, Adrian Belew, Lynn Mabry, and Ednah Holt. www.thismustbetheband.com


Monday May 30, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

1:30am

EOTO

http://www.eotomusic.com/

 

As electronic influences continue to penetrate the live rock, jazz, and jam ethos, one band consistently rises to the top, bringing together fans from across the musical spectrum.  EOTO crisscrosses the country blowing out basement dives, packed theaters, and stages under the stars.

 

Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of this project from drummers Michael Travis and Jason Hann.  Born out of their shared love of electronic dance music, EOTO’s M.O. is to take the free-wheeling party vibe of a DJ set to the next level by using organic instruments, innovative performance technology, and uncharted musical exploration.  Live drums, guitars, and keys, and vocals are mixed, remixed, and sampled on the fly using cutting-edge programs.  This is all done without a script, and without a net.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/eoto-2


Monday May 30, 2011 1:30am - 2:30am
f. RED BARN

1:30am

The Wood Brothers

 http://www.thewoodbrothers.com/

 

Oliver and Chris Wood grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Sons of a Poet and a Microbiologist, they both took up music. Oliver moved to Atlanta and became a southerner. Chris moved to New York City and became a Yankee. Now, after years of musical and geographical separation they have reunited.

 

While in Atlanta, Oliver soaked up the roots of blues, the soul of the south, and found he had a talent for writing and singing songs. His band, King Johnson (named after Freddy King and Robert Johnson) toured mostly in the southern states. Meanwhile, Chris was living in Manhattan playing everything from free jazz to rock and roll. This is where he met his band mates to form Medeski Martin & Wood.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/the-wood-brothers


Monday May 30, 2011 1:30am - 3:00am
e. CAMPFIRE STAGE

2:15am

Chicago Farmer

http://chicagofarmer.com/

 

Originally from a small town in Central IL, Chicago Farmer has now become a large part of the Midwest’s above and underground folk n’ roots scene. Performing nearly 150 shows a year at clubs, concert halls, festivals, honky tonks, cafe’s, living rooms and barns, his music has reached folks from all walks of life. The same folks who inspire each and everyone of his songs.
“Chicago Farmer writes words that speak to us all, plays his guitar with a disarming simplicity, and can make you laugh and cry with the turn of a phrase and the strum of a guitar.” -Rex Thompson www.festivalfamily.com


http://www.summercampfestival.com/chicago-farmer

Monday May 30, 2011 2:15am - 3:00am
h. SOULSHINE TENT

3:00am

STS9

http://sts9.com/

 

Since forming in Atlanta over a decade ago, instrumental electronic rock band STS9 has experienced a meteoric rise to the forefront of the electronic-rock music scene. Recently ranked #25 among Pollstar’s list of top-grossing touring acts for Summer 2010, STS9 averaged more than 4,200 tickets sold per city on a 25 city tour that boasted opening acts such as Ghostland Observatory, Thievery Corporation and Big Boi of Outkast. The band’s tour culminated with two sold out performances at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, with 18,000 fans on-hand to experience the audio-visual force that is STS9.


http://www.summercampfestival.com/sts9-2


Monday May 30, 2011 3:00am - 4:30am
f. RED BARN