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
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]