After the most successful year of the SummerCamp Music Festival to date, officials at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL, have stated that they have decided to no longer be the venue for the popular multiple day music event. This decision was made after the park received a letter from an emergency room doctor at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois requesting that the park no longer host the festival.
By Brett Saul
“We feel that the park’s hasty decision was made based on a letter written by a doctor and signed by his subordinates,” stated promoter Jay Goldberg. “SummerCamp is a four day festival. Realistically, with four days of 85 plus degree weather, 20-30 medical situations is a fairly positive statement about the preparedness of our staff.” At this point there is a large grassroots campaign being started amongst local community members and business owners encouraging the park to reconsider its decision.
Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment has received multiple inquiries from other potential venues interested in hosting the SummerCamp Music Festival. Currently, five locations are being interviewed and explored. “We’ve all put too much heart, effort and passion into this festival to call it quits,” said Mike Armintrout, Director of Marketing for Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment. “Summer Camp will go on, whether it’s at Three Sisters Park or a new festival location”.
The SummerCamp Music Festival was started in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. The first year’s attendance was around 1,000 people and hosted around 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of two days. Since that first year, the Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 8,000 attendees, hosting more than 45 bands on 3 stages over 4 days. Almost doubling the population of Chillicothe, IL, for the weekend, the concert attendees also greatly impact the local business economy of Chillicothe.
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