Summer Camp Music Festival In Photos

by Rachel Story

Summer Camp Music Festival is a special place, especially for Sasha. It was his very first music festival and he skipped his senior prom to go to it. It’s probably for the best anyways – prom is so overrated! For the next four summers, he returned to Three Sisters Park every Memorial Day weekend and added quite a few other festivals to the mix. After missing the festival for several years while we were living in China and Bali, he finally returned and brought me along to volunteer last year. This year he got accepted as a Camp Counselor, scoring us free tickets and himself a press pass to document the magic throughout the weekend.

This year SCamp certainly did not disappoint. As a second timer, I knew my way around and knew what to expect. Since I wasn’t volunteering, I had all the free time to see whatever music I wanted. ┬áIt was magical, infuriating, and hilarious all at once. There was the massive storm on Friday that made life difficult because of all the mud it created. It forced you to earn the live music but made it that much sweeter. The mud struggle was real! Things cleared up on Saturday, though, and the rest of the weekend was perfect – a bit squishy, but perfect.

We’re still processing the weekend. Hopefully, in the next week or two, we will have some posts with stories, reviews of the music, maybe a listicle or two. But for now, we’ve put together this photo essay so we can share our visual experience with you. Enjoy!

People show up on Wed. night and party/sleep in line just for a good spot. Thta’s dedication!

First set of the weekend, with “Dancing Man Chris” grooving in the front row.

The woods are the most coveted camping spot and fill in by Thurs. morning.

Home sweet home for the weekend. We scored a sweet spot in the woods thanks to our early access.

Janis Wallin – bassist for Family Groove Company – laying it down to get the crowd moving.

Pouch couches are all the rage at festies these days, and for good reason!

Checking out some of the many vendors in the woods.

Felix Moreno of Future Rock and what might be the best t-shirt ever.

Twiddle packed the Starshine Stage for the first of two performances.

Up and coming jam sensation Spafford delivered an epic show on Thursday.

The Flow Troupe mesmerized the crowd all weekend.

Wyllys brought a dance party to the Camping Electronic Stage.

Live glass blowing done by the fine craftsmen of Mack Glass.

The Soulshine Tent also featured an incredible art gallery.

After a massive storm, the Moonshine Stage was finally up and running Fri. afternoon.

Sasha with Watermelon Steve – an Umphreak legend.

Despite the mud, sunset was still beautiful.

One of the many live artists creating stunning paintings over the weekend.

Primus melted thousands of brains and added them to the mud mixture.

The Rage Sticks were out in full force all weekend.

The giant lake of mud in between the soundboard and back of the field at the Sunshine Stage.

Umphrey’s McGee brought some new toys with their lighting rig this year.

Members of UM and Aqueous played Green Day’s “Dookie” in full from 2-4 AM.

The party still going strong around the campfire in the wee hours of the morning.

Sunrise Sermon with Destructo for all the crazy people.

I can barely spin one hula hoop, let alone four!

The Infamous Stringdusters played a fantastic afternoon set.

The Vibe Tent kicks out the untz all weekend long for the EDM lovers out there.

So many beautiful, colorful, fun-loving people!

moe. has headlined all 17 editions of Summer Camp.

Members of Turkuaz joined moe. for a few songs on Sat. night.

The Jellyfish just might have been the best Rage Stick there.

Pretty Lights Live packed the Red Barn for their late night set.

A lazy Sunday afternoon at the Camping Stage.

Nothing like some Yonder Mountain String Band on a Sunday!

Electric Beethoven improvises every note of their set.

The moon set on the last day at SCamp.

Trey Anastasio Band delivered an incredible 2-set show to close it down on Sunday.

The Disco Biscuits and their lazers burned the place down with an insane set.

Those are some of our best photos from the weekend. Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram over the coming days as we slowly drip out more photos and videos from the weekend!

 

Were you at Summer Camp? What was your favorite set of the weekend? Which photo is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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