Summer Camp Music Festival Drops HUGE First Round Artist Announcement for 2022

Dec 17, 2021

Summer Camp Music Festival 2022 First Round Artist Announcement

Summer Camp Music Festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend in 2022 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL 


Whoa.  There have been some BIG summer festival announcements of late, but Summer Camp might take the cake.  Hell, it might just be the whole damn cake.

Hosted by moe. and Umphrey’s McGee, Summer Camp Music Festival normally has a nice blend of all the genres we love – jam, bluegrass, funk, electronic, and rock – representing some of the best around.

This year they’ve outdone themselves.

The big-name on the list is Smashing Pumpkins.  That’s right.  Those Smashing Pumpkins!

The legendary Little Feat are also at the top of the lineup, and from there it just goes on!

We would go out of our way for any festival that merely had Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Motet, but those names barely scratch the surface of Summer Camp 2022.

Also appearing at Summer Camp will be NGHTMRE, Liquid Stranger, Big Wild, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Whethan, The Allman Betts Band, Cory Wong, Moon Taxi, OPIUO, Kasbo, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass ft. The Hillbenders.

And that’s STILL not it!  

See the announcement poster below and the official press release following.


See you there!


Summer Camp 2022 Lineup Announcement

First Round of Artist Announcements Released

CHILLICOTHE, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival organizers announced the first round of artists confirmed to perform at the festival, which is returning to Memorial Day Weekend in 2022. These artists join previously announced headliners Smashing Pumpkins,
Little Feat (performing their classic album, Waiting For Columbus) and Liquid Stranger, who were revealed last week in anticipation of this full Round 1 announcement.

Founded two decades ago by Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment, the annual festival has hosted countless musicians spanning every genre.

This year is no different with the following acts:

Umphrey’s McGee
The Smashing Pumpkins
Little Feat
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Liquid Stranger
Big Wild
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
The Allman Betts Band
Cory Wong
Moon Taxi
Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass ft. The

The Infamous Stringdusters
Leftover Salmon
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Motet
In Alphabetical Order
Big Something
Daily Bread
Doom Flamingo
Maddy O’Neal
The Main Squeeze
Sammy Rae & The Friends
Steady Flow

In Alphabetical Order
A Hundred Drums
Aaron Kamm & The One Drops
Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes
Con Brio
Formerly The Fox
Little Stranger
Miles Over Mountains
Sun Stereo
Vintage Pistol
and more to be announced!

Summer Camp first-timers include the legendary Smashing Pumpkins, Little Feat, Big Wild, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Whethan, Kasbo, & many more.

Tickets On Sale Now!

A variety of ticketing options are in sale now, including 3-Day GA Passes, Thursday Pre-Party Passes, VIP Upgrades, & RV / Car Camping Spots.

Convenient Payment Plans are offered for those who need a little extra time to purchase their festival ticket.
The plans are broken up into multiple installments to offer manageable monthly payments.

To learn more about all Summer Camp Ticket Options, visit

Stay tuned for updates about Volunteer information, additional artist announcements, and much more!

On The Road Tour
Summer Camp Music Festival is on tour! Summer Camp: On The Road Tour brings the spirit of Summer Camp to cities across the greater midwest area in a search for the best local talent in each market. Aspiring artists will be performing to crowds of fans in an effort to win themselves a spot on the festival’s 2022 lineup. Every fan attending each event will be entered to win a 3-Day GA Pass to Summer Camp simply for participating in the voting process.

For more information visit

About Summer Camp
Summer Camp Music Festival features a range of artists and performances across multiple stages including 3 days of moe. and 3 days of Umphrey’s McGee.

On top of all the live music, festival goers have access to on-site camping, late night shows, musician workshops, a
non-profit village, unique arts & craft vendors and tons of great food and beer.

Summer Camp Music Festival started in 2001. Since its beginning, Summer Camp has been known for its spacious, open fields for shows, trademark late-night events, pristine campgrounds, and amazing lineup of eclectic artists and bands. 2022 will mark the 21st anniversary of the festival which has hosted a wide array of talent over the years, including: Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Tom
Petty’s Mudcrutch, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Zac Brown Band, Steve Miller Band, Big Grizmatik, Jane’s Addiction, The Roots,
Widespread Panic, The Flaming Lips, Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, STS9, Jason Isbell, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Excision, George
Clinton, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Violent Femmes, and many, many more!

More information on the festival is available at the official festival website:

Produced by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment.

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