Big Summer Classic is back in the form of a three-day camping festival to be held August 3, 4, and 5 at Camp Zoe and features an eclectic line-up, including The String Cheese Incident, The Roots, Los Lobos, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Greyboy Allstars, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Wailers and many more.

Camp Zoe, a former youth camp turned festival ground in Salem, Missouri, is a site unknown to most festival-goers – but not for long. Surrounded by thousands of acres of national forest and private timber reserves, Camp Zoe offers a magically diverse landscape with everything from bluffs and caves to beaches and creeks, not to mention the natural wildlife that abounds. Hosted by The String Cheese Incident in association with Peak Experience Productions, Big Summer Classic promises to be one of SCI's most epic summer adventures and will surely put this enchanting spot on the map as one of the country's premier outdoor festival sites.

[Published on: 6/26/07]

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livin_grateful star Tue 6/26/2007 03:09PM
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this is very old news

dcbugher starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/26/2007 03:11PM
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not unknown to us Midwesterners! Schwagstocks happen here all the time. The Schwag will play at the BSC, too. They own the property. They also play great Dead covers.

Bryan24 starstarstar Tue 6/26/2007 03:15PM
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actually they play very terrible dead covers. they don't deserve to be there at all. with their huge heads thinking they're a great band they'll prolly pull some shit and try and play main stage. BSC all the way but fuck the schwag.

mattland starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/26/2007 03:22PM
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Can't wait for late night announcements.

Tehsay starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/26/2007 03:45PM
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yeah I wake up and stare at my bsc tickets every morning...

and the schwag are decent...haha come on how in the hell do you know they have big heads..cuz they don't man...they know where they stand in the acts at bsc...

as for the late nights...supposedly Infected Mushroom has one Friday basically if I'm alive saturday morning alls well.


mrblazer15 Tue 6/26/2007 03:48PM
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i think bassnecter and infected mushroom are the late night act....i have never seen or heard the schwag but i don't think anyone does schwag anymore long live the cheese!!!

jalew Tue 6/26/2007 03:58PM
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Interesting. This IS fairly "old news".
Think they're having trouble selling tickets?

carphishhead Tue 6/26/2007 04:09PM
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cuttyfives Tue 6/26/2007 05:44PM
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lvcheese Tue 6/26/2007 07:44PM
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dcbugher----The Schwag sucks and they do not cover the dead well. That was the funniest thing I have read all day. DSO is the only good dead cover.

lvcheese Tue 6/26/2007 07:45PM
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cuutyfives your a joke....hahahahaa STL rocks bitch

rabbitsfoot starstarstar Tue 6/26/2007 08:04PM
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cuttyfives, you're the type of person i would not want around when i'm trying to enjoy a great band at a fest. why are you even looking at a jam band web site?? all i ask is that next time you're at a fest, try to see how people react towards you and your comments. maybe then you'll realize that you're really not fitting in w/ the vibe. oh yeah, one more thing, STL does not represent the state of missouri.

craikes13 starstarstar Wed 6/27/2007 06:20AM
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I would love to catch this BSC, but that is a little far away.

ThePaste Wed 6/27/2007 10:47AM
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cuttyfives, you suck worse than the shwag....STL kicks ass

Luthur starstarstarstar Wed 6/27/2007 12:08PM
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The Schwag = Schwag

Doesn't mean they are bad; they'll get the job done, but if you want it done right, go DSO.

10,000 tix is the max for this thing. If they are having trouble selling out then it really is probably time for SCI to move on.

One thing... you can't bring booze with you. Not just to the festival grounds, but in the whole damn park.

heynowBeKynd Wed 6/27/2007 12:41PM
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i wish they were selling single day tix :(

phishmann starstar Wed 6/27/2007 12:43PM
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knibbs Wed 6/27/2007 01:06PM
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maybe they're having trouble selling tics because Lolla in Chicago and the Virgin Fest in Baltimore are the same weekend, huh? The Schwag and SCI are some of the lamest names for bands: but at least SCI can bring it on occasion. (I've always hated that name)

Little Whiskey Girl Wed 6/27/2007 01:10PM
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Little Whiskey Girl

i can't wait for this festival. it will be dank and you all know it...

phishmann Wed 6/27/2007 01:22PM
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knibbs i like your style buddy. did someone sit on can of string cheese or something? what was the SCI? i like bands like galactic or ween, they bring it every second. to each his/her own,I guess.(nice cigar)

craigwubben Wed 6/27/2007 01:25PM
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I have seen the schwag for years and currently they most certainly SUCK!!! why do you think Jack split for Honeytribe? The front man cannot carry a tune to save his ass and his bass playing is horrible. They have a decent drummer and guitar player, beyond that they are not worth the drive anymore. Jake's Leg is infinitely better than the Schwag.

All Loving Liberal White Guy Wed 6/27/2007 01:55PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

I wish the Schwag would tour more ground.

Tehsay Wed 6/27/2007 02:38PM
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I highly doubt theyre having trouble selling tickets...and I heard that they might cut it off at 8,500 instead of the park's capacity. I've never been the biggest SCI fan either, but come on, this is the last chance to catch them, EVER. Better take advantage. I think the thing with SCI now a days is that the individual members all are moving different directions with their solo stuff.

phish3110 Wed 6/27/2007 02:46PM
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Yeah the schwag is terrible... a joke. I wish schwag would stop touring and stick with their day jobs...jake's jeg is much better. I wish DSO would come around.

acomma Wed 6/27/2007 04:32PM
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anyone check out cheese's website? the "emmitt nershi band"? looks absolutely wonderful. cannot wait to catch this act. and there could be a number of factors as to why bsc isn't selling out, but it certainly isn't because of cheese. they have sold out their entire tour with the exception of the two added dates. peace.

rabbitsfoot Wed 6/27/2007 05:12PM
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if i go to the bsc, it will be to see yonder!

O1Roggae Thu 6/28/2007 07:34AM
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good ol billy nershi better rip on that guitar, cuz he played some weird songs at Roo, this fest though i think cheese will in fact be on

mojofolk Thu 6/28/2007 12:38PM
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Love or hate the Schwag you have to give them props for what they have done for the music scene in the area. They own Camp Zoe and have offered the facilities for all of us to enjoy… they have created a venue capable of housing festivals (several times a summer) that will draw big named touring acts as well as showcasing some local groups… and they have opened the space up for the BSC.

As far as Missouri goes… I’ve been all around this country and visited many other lands and I have to say that I absolutely love having Missouri as a home base… Just like many places it is what you make of it, and I choose to make it pretty darned cool.

Tehsay Thu 6/28/2007 03:19PM
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well all I can say is wow...the schedule came out today...yonder and drew emmitt both get an HOUR sunday...bullshit! I am happy that each night is an sci marathon, but come on, drew got screwed. They said there were more bands to be announced, but clearly that was a flat out lie. AND there's no late night show sunday..what gives?!

nershi6string Thu 6/28/2007 07:06PM
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i agree all the the info today was very very diapointing i mean it is still going to be amazing but why lie about more bands?

Roo starstarstarstar Thu 6/28/2007 11:05PM
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If you haven't seen a festie at Zoe, go do it! Yonder and Cheese should bring that place alive.The vibe there is really chill, tix are not super expensive, and the lot pops.Oh yea quit ragging on Schwag,can you do better?After all,the band and the place was built on the legacy of The Dead,show some respect...

greenreba86 Fri 6/29/2007 12:09PM
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BSC is gonna be great, just ordered my tix and can not wait, i have a feeling cheese is going to blow us all away this weekend. plus grey boy, bassnectar, yonder, infected mushroom, & eoto! but hey- does anyone know what is up with the no outside alcohol rule? it says on the website it has something to do with their insurance policy or something. Has anyone ever been to camp zoe that knows how or if they will enforce this rule and force us to buy 6 dollar beers all weekend?

BearLeeStandin starstarstar Fri 6/29/2007 01:12PM
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The Schwag is the perfect example of what is wrong with our scene. Not only is the whole crew gangster hippies, but the Schwag themselves are definately the worse Dead Cover Band in the US. Theyve created a picture in Missouri that kindness has nothing to do with our scene and that making money selling dirty drugs is cool. Fuck the Schwag, and by the way, it's fitting that Gay ass SCI would play one of their last shows with the scwag.

lvcheese Fri 6/29/2007 04:48PM
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Dandelionhead Mon 7/2/2007 08:43PM
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BSC will be off the wall. If you kno whats good for you, you would appericate the String Cheese Incident. And Jimmy (lead guitar from Schwag) for dead*icating his life to Jerry and the people, to let the music live on, and to throw wonderful festi's all summer long. I <3 you Jimmy!

MrFreedomMan Thu 7/5/2007 05:36PM
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Cheese is going to straight up tear the shit out of Zoe. This will be the event of the summer, hands down. The Wailers are amazing, the Roots are one of livest shows ever, Bassnectar is so intense, Yonder is always a blast, Drew Emmit is a Badass, and who cant be stoked about late night EOTO. Seriously! It is gonna be balls to the wall. Ive never seen anything more amazing than Hornings up in the good ol northwest, but i expect great things from Zoe. Im lookin forward to seeing you all there . . . and by the way, fuck the booze, cheese is a dose show anyways! :) YEAH!

tigg1 Thu 7/5/2007 05:36PM
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So much negativity....this sucks, they suck, you suck. If you wanna talk about someone that sucks, lets talk about Umphrys

moomac starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/6/2007 08:54PM
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tigg.. it's umprhEy's. just throwin that out there.

tigg1 Sat 7/7/2007 08:33PM
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thats what you get for talking sh*t, a huge case of the can't spells. Let this be a lesson to all.

stankiniteasy Mon 7/9/2007 12:31PM
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umphreys is pretty gay. and this is coming from a chicago native born and raised. ive seen em plenty of times...never impressed. its a much younger,confused?, crowd! bsc will be great. and lets not forget karl denson and the greyboy allstars are playin late night too people. he isnt one to overlook.

bigweenr2007 Tue 7/10/2007 10:02AM
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Fuck the fucking schwag

DigOnThisVibe Tue 7/10/2007 09:33PM
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I heard you can buy tickets at the gate? Anyone with some sort of knowledge on the topic, can you let me know? Please hold your responses if they include anything about who you think sucks, or what name is better than the other. Who hates on CHEESE???

E.Book starstarstarstar Thu 7/19/2007 07:42AM
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So we have ESTABLISHED that we all have our own taste, wow who would have thought. Enough with the negative vibes, Im glad we all have our OWN opinion so lets keep it that way. If someone likes a band you are not going to convince them otherwise so please lets try and be a little nice to eachother and respect that we all are our own person with our own prefrences to music.

Im going and I cant wait it will be an amazing experince not to forget. My last incident. Cant wait to party with you crazy people!!

DigOnThisVibe, Im not sure if you can purchase at the gate, I want to say no but I have nothing to back that up but a hunch

granola Tue 7/24/2007 01:43PM
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Does anybody know a good route to take that has been to camp zoe before to avoid the road blocks?

treswright3 Fri 7/27/2007 01:02PM
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Does anyone know about the cops or security? rumors are flying and no one knows anything, Please if you have been there give me the heads up. by the way this is looks like the best fest. of the summer, you cant beat a small crowd, swimming, bluegrass, and greyboy. looking forward to fun while avioding trouble, what should I expect.

UndergroundSoundStreetShimon Thu 6/17/2010 01:02PM
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