Summer Camp 2013 gets closer

Summer Camp Music Festival has just finished with their third round of artist announcements, and they held some good names back til the very end (the third round includes The Wailers, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Everyone Orchestra, The Coop, Afternoon Moon, Caravan of Thieves, and many other crowd favorites).

Looking Forward to Summer Camp 2013

So I realize it's only January, and it's a little early to start thinking about May when we still have the dreary Illinois winter to look forward to. But on Memorial Day weekend, a community of people from all over the country make a pilgrimage to Three

Old Shoe at Mac's Uptowner

In a little hole in the wall town an hour south of Champaign, the winter silence is about to be shattered. In two weeks, one of the best up-and-coming jam bands the scene has to offer will be coming to Mac's Uptowner in Charleston on Friday, January 18th: Old Shoe.

A look back at Shoe Fest and ahead to next year

Just got my ticket for the greatest event of the year: Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe. I went for the first time this past May, and it changed my life. I started to get more involved in the festival scene, finishing up summer with another festival that I will be sure to attend every year from here on out. It was a smaller festival, but what it lacked in size it more than made up for in musical talent and beautiful scenery: Shoe Fest. Here's a look back at the festival, with my personal highlights.