Festival Season

Festival Season is upon us. Here's a listing of some upcoming festivals that might be of interest to QC area music lovers. More will be added as information becomes available.

Summer Camp Music Festival – May 23-27, Chilicothe, IL
Join Moe., Umphrey's McGee, and your Summer Camp Family at the 19th Annual Summer Camp Music Festival this coming Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL!

Featuring 180 artists on 9 stages, expansive campgrounds, late-night shows, live art, VIP packages, great food & drink, nonprofit & permaculture workshops, yoga and body movement courses, and much, much more!

3 days of moe. & Umphrey's McGee, plus Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, ZEDS DEAD, Big Gigantic, STS9, Rebelution, Chromeo (Live), Oteil Burbridge and Friends, Gramatik, Flux Pavilion, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, Lotus, Trampled by Turtles, Blues Traveler, Toots and the Maytals, and many more!

For more information:
Website: http://summercampfestival.com/
Tickets: http://summercampfestival.com/tickets/
Lineup: http://summercampfestival.com/lineup/
Volunteer: https://makeadifference.summercampfestival.com/volunteer/
Make A Difference: https://makeadifference.summercampfestival.com/
Campfire Blog: https://campfire.summercampfestival.com/
Field Day: https://fieldday.summercampfestival.com/

Heritage Bluegrass Festival – June 8, Fulton, IL
The Bluegrass Festival has new life! Come join us at one of the greatest natural amphitheaters in the area at Heritage Canyon in Fulton, IL where you will be treated to some world-class bluegrass from regional and national acts.

Tickets are available in advance at eventbrite and will be available for purchase at the gate ($15 per person and $40 per family). Proceeds will benefit the Early American Crafters, Heritage Canyon and other local charities.

Food will be available from Hillbilly Jack’s BBQ, in addition, beverages and snacks available for purchase by the Early American Crafters. There will be a craft vendor fair and opportunity to explore the canyon and historic village during the show.

So bring your lawn chairs and get ready for a fantastic afternoon of entertainment!
Joe Hott
Gone Fishin’
Flash in a Pan

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival - July 5-6, Davenport, IA
2019 Festival Schedule

Friday, July 5
5:00 - 6:00pm - Avey/Grouws Band - Bandshell
6:00 - 6:45pm - Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey - Pedigo/Jones Stage
6:45 - 7:45pm - Heather Gillis- Bandshell
7:45 - 8:15pm - Blues Rock-It - Pedigo/Jones Stage
8:15 - 9:30pm - Ronnie Baker Brooks - Bandshell
9:30 - 10:00pm - Blues Rock-It - Pedigo/Jones Stage
10:00 - 11:30pm - Samantha Fish - Bandshell

Saturday, July 6
1:00 - 2:00pm - Grand Avenue Ruckus - Pedigo/Jones Stage
2:00 - 3:00pm - Robert Kimbrough Sr. - Bandshell
3:00 - 3:30pm - Nic Clark - Pedigo/Jones Stage
3:30 - 4:30pm - Lizzie Neal - Bandshell
4:30 - 5:00pm - Nic Clark - Pedigo/Jones Stage
5:00 - 6:15pm - Victor Wainwright - Bandshell
6:15 - 7:00pm - Joe Marcinek - Pedigo/Jones Stage
7:00 - 8:15pm - Tab Benoit - Bandshell
8:15 - 9:00pm - Joe Marcinek - Pedigo/Jones Stage
9:00 - 10:30pm - North Mississippi All-Stars - Bandshell

2:30 – 3:30 -- Ellis Kell Winter Blues All-Stars
4:00 – 5:00 -- David Berntson, Free harmonicas & lessons for the kids!
5:30 – 6:30 -- Nic Clark

After Festival Jam - Saturday, July 6 at
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel
304 E 3rd Street
Davenport, Iowa -
11:00pm - 1:30am
Hosting by Avey/Grouws Band

Tickets are available at:

The official 2019 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival hotel is the Radisson Quad City Plaza (563) 322-2200, 111 E 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa. Reservations can be made here - https://www.radisson.com/mvbsbluesfest.com
The Radisson is easily within walking distance from the Festival.
Friday - $15
Saturday $25
2-day pass $35

Dawn and On – July 6, Schwiebert Park, Rock Island, IL
Founded in 2015, Dawn and On is a family-friendly, homegrown music festival featuring the area’s best local and regional talent. From rock to jam to reggae to bluegrass, you’ll find all of our bands highly danceable and indescribably fun. Our goal is to bring the all the magic of the multi-day music festival and condense into one highly affordable day right in your own backyard. In addition to the live music, DAO brings in some of the area’s most talented arts and craft vendors, a variety of delicious food and snacks, premium craft beer and a few surprises along the way. So grab your lawn chairs, hula hoops and fanny packs and take in the DAO experience for yourself. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.
The Dawn
Steady Flow
Jon Stickley Trio
Sun Beard
Chicago Farmer
ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat
The Golden Fleece
Rude Punch
Dead and Gone

All ages. $10 Children 12 and under free.

After concert party at RIBCO Featuring Still Shine and The Tripp Brothers

More info: dawnandon.com

Camp Euforia – July 18-20, Lone Tree, IA
Iowa's premier independent music festival, Camp Euforia celebrates its 16 year anniversary, returning to Jerry's Farm July 18-20. All of the fun kicks off on Thursday night with a pre-party, followed by two full days of euforic music, memories and good vibes!

The festival started in 2004 as Eufórquestra's "Fan Appreciation Party." Since then, it has grown in to a full-blown music festival featuring more than 20 artists over three days on multiple stages.

Eufórquestra's goal in creating Camp Euforia has always been a seamless gelling of community and music. The festival focuses on the Iowa City music scene, but each year a handful of performers from across the country and Eufórquestra's touring friends are invited in to come and experience the magic!
*Localscene note: several QC area bands regularly take part in this event.
Eufórquestra (x2) | Saturday special EUF Led Zeppelin tribute set featuring Kim Dawson
Kung Fu
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
The Ghost of Paul Revere
Old Salt Union
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops
The Candymakers
The Dawn
The Baberhood Bluegrass Band
Grosso Family Band
Matt G Funkma$ter
The Beaker Brothers Band
The Velies
Jaden Carlson Band
Dr. Z's Experiment
Nikki Lunden's Natural Habits
Matt Woods Blues Music
DJ Buddha - the original
Camp Euforia All-Stars

Hinterland –August 2-4, St Charles, IA
You read that correctly folks. Hinterland has expanded to a 3 day festival. And at $135 for a 3-day GA pass, that’s affordable. 3 days of camping will set you back $45 if you go for the gold. VIP options and RV camping spaces are available as well.
In its fifth year, Hinterland Music Festival is three days of music curated for all who love both music and the outdoors – in a beautiful rural escape outside of Des Moines, Iowa. The festival features music, camping, art, crafts, family engagement and more.

Kacey Musgraves
Hippo Campus
Jade Bird

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
The Wood Brothers
Colter Wall
The Dead South
Ron Gallo
John Moreland
The Maytags
Adam Bruce

Brandi Carlile
Maggie Rogers
Brent Cobb
The War and Treaty
Ruston Kelly
The Nude Party
Elizabeth Moen
Check out the afterparty on the Campfire stage on Friday and Saturday nights, artists TBA.
For More Information:
Website – http://hinterlandiowa.com
Facebook – http://facebook.com/hinterlandiowa
Twitter – http://twitter.com/hinterlandiowa
Instagram – http://instagram.com/hinterlandiowa
Snapchat - hinterlandiowa
Hashtag - #hinterland2019

Grey Area Music Festival – August 9-11, Lone Tree, IA
Grey Area is back again, presented by Flat Black Studios and White Rabbit. What is Grey Area? It is a small, rural music and art festival located a few minutes south of Iowa City, Iowa on the Grey Area acreage (about 10 acres, almost half wooded). It was designed to help bring attention to some of the artists currently working out of Flat Black Studios and to help those artists support and connect with one another, and with the music supporting community in the midwest. The stage is literally attached to the back of the studio. We are trying to showcase all types of music, by all types of artists, and be as diverse as possible, while pulling from the artists who record at Flat Black.
Tentative Lineup (more TBA)
William Elliot Whitmore
Sinner Frenz
Appleseed Cast
Tight Phantomz
Dead Rider
Karen Meat
Dana T
Raw Space
Joseph Charles Cacciatore & the Mourners

16 and under Free
Free camping
Tickets $40

The Back Road Music Festival – August 10, Galva, IL

The Back Road Music Festival returns for its sixth year to the Galva Park District in Galva, IL, Saturday, August 10, 2019. This year’s headliner is Justin Moore. Live Music, great food, good times & a family friendly environment that you will not want to miss.

Saturday August 10, 2019

Headliner: Justin Moore

Tyler Farr
Clare Dunn

Side Stage: TBA