After rescheduling from its original May dates to late August, Summer Camp Music Festival has announced that the festival will not take place in 2020. It has been postponed to Memorial Day Weekend 2021, May 28-30.
“We have held out with hope against hope that things would begin to get better in this ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus,” wrote founder Ian Goldberg in a lengthy statement. “With strong leadership here in Illinois, we have been making progress. All of the metrics have been trending in the right direction… However, in the face of the national spike we are now experiencing, along with the lack of leadership and coherent response on a national level, it is clear that Illinois will not be in Phase 5 and we will not be able to safely host Summer Camp Music Festival this August.”
Goldberg also stated that tickets to the 2020 edition will roll over to 2021, and that refunds would be made available from July 13 to July 31.
2020 would have marked the 20th anniversary of Summer Camp, and scheduled performers include longtime festival torchbearers moe. and Umphrey’s McGee as well as Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Billy Strings.
For more information, head to summercampfestival.com. Read Goldberg’s full statement below.