The Summer Camp Festival offers three days of great music in the heart of summer. The festival unfolds at Three Sisters Park, near the scenic Illinois River, a quick drive from Peoria. The jam concert brings in a long list of musicians, and the schedule of events includes an array of fun beyond the stage, including a kids' festival.
Summer Camp Festival History and Facts
The festival was developed by Ian Goldberg, a concert promoter from Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment. The company has continued to produce every event since the first concert in 2001. Each year, the line up has grown bigger while the Summer Camp Festival has grown into one of the best-attended events in Illinois.
Tickets to the Summer Camp Festival
The three-day festival passes include camping privileges and cost a bit extra if you're planning to bring an RV rather than a tent. Ticket holders can purchase a special pass that allows access to the campgrounds on Thursday, a day before the concerts kick off. Tickets to the late-night concerts are an extra, and single-day passes are available for the Summer Camp Festival 2016.
VIP packages to the Summer Camp Festival Illinois build on the three-day package by adding tickets to a late-night show, access to the VIP bar, and more creature comforts. The top-tier package includes a commemorative T-shirt and excellent up-close seats.
Directions to the Summer Camp Festival
The Summer Camp Festival 2016 will be held at Three Rivers Park, across from the Illinois River in Chillicothe's Route 29. Peoria is just fifteen miles to the south, a straight shot on Route 29 to the Summer Camp Festival.
If you're coming from Chicago, find your way to Interstate 55 and head south toward I-80. Travel west until you reach I-180 and take Route 29 through town to Three Sisters Park.
From the west and St. Louis, travel I-55 North until I-155 North. Then take I-74 West until you cross Peoria. The first exit past the Illinois River is Adams Street/Route 24 East. This crosses Route 29, which will take you right to Chillicothe.
Lodging near the Summer Camp Festival
While many festival-goers choose to stay at the campgrounds, others prefer traditional lodging at nearby Peoria hotels. The Super 8 is right next to Three Sisters Park at 615 South Fourth Street. Guests enjoy complimentary breakfasts and movie channels. Pets are allowed, and all rooms have king or queen beds.
Also close to the festival grounds, the Economy Inn Chillicothe is located at 328 South Fourth Street. A free breakfast is served between 6 and 9 a.m., and wireless Internet access is free as well. The spacious rooms will provide a place to relax after enjoying all that the Summer Camp Festival Illinois has to offer.
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