Photo via @ciphasounds on Instagram
Over July 4th weekend, comedian Dave Chappelle hosted ‘Chappelle Summer Camp,’ a socially distant music and comedy festival in Yellow Springs, Ohio, as reported by BrooklynVegan. The audience was made up of just 400 people for the 6-hour event, which featured performances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Common, Erykah Badu.
All of the performers were tested for COVID-19 before taking the stage, and audience members sat socially distant in preset chairs.
Comedian, DJ and radio personality Cipha Sounds recapped the event in an Instagram post; according to him, the evening began with stand-up sets from Chappelle, Michelle Wolf, Mo Amer, Donnell Rawlings, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che and Cipha Sounds himself, as well as a surprise appearance by Jon Hamm.
Later, Questlove DJ’d an set of J Dilla music along with a fireworks display. Next came a series of musical performances from Frédéric Yonnet, Issa Ali, Monie Love, Talib Kweli, Common, and Erykah Badu. According to Cipha, “the night ended with Questlove and Erykah Badu’s band providing the music for several impromptu songs with Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Dave Chappelle, and Tiffany Haddish.”
See his full instagram post below, along with some others that captured the event.
Questlove posted a photo of himself performing during the event, writing in the caption: “Drove 900+ miles to a hippie farm town, got tested 2ce & mask/rantined & got on a drumset for the first time in 4 months. To be honest a lot of us were afraid of how rusty we’ve become since March. This was missed & needed (the camaraderie (been a min since I’ve seen/had meaningful conversations w people I know in the flesh) worth the effort. I can’t wait to play music w my pals again.” See his post below.