Summer Camp Music Festival Scraps Indoor ‘Red Barn’ Performances Amid COVID-19 Surge
The Summer Camp Music Festival – scheduled for Aug. 20-22, 2021 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Ill. – has announced that they will not host indoor performances at their Red Barn stage, due to the potential spread of COVID-19 in the confined space.
“As we have said from the beginning, the health and safety of all our patrons, artists, and staff are our paramount concern,” reads an official statement by organizers, “With that in mind, and with the recent rise in concerns regarding the COVID-19 Delta Variant, we have been in consultation with local health and safety officials along with the artists involved, and have made the very difficult decision to cancel all Red Barn performances for Summer Camp 2021. This decision was not made lightly, but under the current circumstances hostong indoor shows would not be a prudent or responsible thing to do.”
Organizers also assure fans that most of the Red Barn gigs have been moved to the VIP Lounge, with the exception of Everyone Orchestra (moved to the Soulshine Tent) and CloZee b2b LSDREAM (moved to the Starshine Stage).
Previously, in early August, the event shared its updated COVID-19 statement, encouraging masks and vaccinations.
SCamp 2021 has kept most of the artists from its canceled 2020 edition, with mainstays like moe. and Umphrey’s McGee being joined by Ween, Billy Strings, STS9, Tipper and more.
Read the Red Barn update below: