Written by Niko Apergis
Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and with so many festivals to choose from, why not head over to Chillicothe, IL — the official stomping grounds of Summer Camp. Whether it’s your first time or your umpteenth time going, come along and join the fun knowing that you’re about to have a life-altering experience as you become part of the Scamper family. Be ready to hear and experience the greatest mix of jam bands and electronic dance artists as they take turns sharing multiple stages over three days to bring you sets that are sure blow your mind.
If you’re looking for some funk as you wait for Big Grizmatic… make sure to catch Chicago Mafia Funk play some funky tunes. A progressive funk-metal band originating from the heart of the windy city, Chicago, on a mission to protect the world from tyranny through extensive ass shaking. They will blow you away with their unique blend of progressive metal and funk with songs like ‘#Wooklove, Freak Out!’ or ‘Fly’ from their album ‘This Ain’t Funk’. A total must see if you can’t get enough funk and/or if you just love to shake your ass to some good music, either way make sure to catch them on Thursday playing at the Starshine Stage.
As if Scamp wasn’t awesome enough this year you have the chance to catch a super rare show as Big Gigantic, Griz and Gramatik headline Saturday night as Big Grizmatik. A collaboration that came to be during the 2012 Electric Forest, all three artists share the stage performing a set full of their greatest hits, and rare collaborations only performed when all three come together on stage.
I know most of us have seen one or all three of these artists but when they come together, they take what you have come to know as some of the best future funk ever produced to a whole new level. It’s a sound that cannot be described with words — paired with an amazing light show. So you better be ready to dance the night away as the air is filled with those funky tunes and the night sky with some epic lasers I promise you won’t regret.
What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now and plan your trip to Chillicothe. Come home to join the Scamper family for another amazing year of Summer Camp. Go for the music and art that will surely blow your socks off, but stay for the loving community of fellow ravers and endless opportunities for life-altering experiences. While you are at it, make sure to catch Big Grizmatik while you can for a set that will change your tune on that funky electro!