Camp Bisco Appears To Be On The Move

Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY has hosted the Disco Biscuits annual Camp Bisco festival since 2007, but according to the venue's owner, Frank Potter, the event's promoters, MCP Presents, haven't secured the ILCC for 2014. Albany's Times Union reports that "MCP Presents, has not applied for the necessary permits and approvals, in contrast with previous years, when efforts to organize the July event began the previous fall."

"There's a good chance they won't be back, at least not for this show," Potter told the Times-Union, and went on to describe the festival as an economic boon to the small community. According to the Times-Union, MCP Presents is fighting a lawsuit stemming from a 24-year-old attendee of the 2012 event, Heather Bynum, who suffered brain damage. The family of the 24-year-old feels that a lack of proper emergency services led to her current condition. Both the lawsuits and complaints from locals may have led MCP Presents to look elsewhere.

Live For Live Music reports that Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein posted the following response to someone who asked about whether Camp Bisco will take place in 2014, "The short answer is, yes, we are planning on having a camp this year, but there are some significant changes being made, and our number one priority is providing a safe event for our fans. We are hustling like crazy to make it happen and we have made huge progress in the last few weeks, and I'm feeling really good about it."

Watch a local news report about the lack of Bisco in the Capital Region:

We'll keep you posted about any news regarding the status of Camp Bisco's future.

[via Times Union / Hat Tip - Live For Live Music reports]

[Published on: 2/7/14]

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