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Summer Camp Music Festival evolves into Solshine Reverie for Memorial Day weekend 2024

Peoria Journal Star
Solshine Reverie will take over where Summer Camp Music Festival left off at Three Sisters Park in Chilicothe, Ill.

officially closed up shop in Chilicothe, Ill., after 2023, but that doesn't mean the music and art experience was left to die.

The festival is taking the next step in the program's evolution with a new concept called .

Here's what you need to know about the inaugural event in 2024:

Summer Camp Music Festival:'Taking a hiatus' after 2023 event in central Illinois

What is Solshine Reverie presented by Summer Camp?

Solshine Reverie is an evolution of Summer Camp Music Festival.

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The festival will aim to inspire attendees to live a life of intention and purpose in order to create a positive impact on the world, continuing the core mission of sustainability, according to the release.

Solshine Reverie will take over where Summer Camp Music Festival left off at Three Sisters Park in Chilicothe, Ill.

The new concept will host a diverse, cross-genre lineup of musical acts that may include jam bands, electronic, bluegrass, funk, rock and everything in between, as well as a variety of activities, workshops and food and craft vendors with a feel similar to Summer Camp Music Festival.

The experiential art area, The Illumination Woods, will be back and the permanent garden, SOULPATCH, returns as a dedicated area to increase knowledge of permaculture and sustainability.

“The spirit and community of Summer Camp will remain, but we are excited to again push boundaries, as we did when we started Summer Camp, and expand the festival's mission by bringing the Solshine to the forefront," said Ian Goldberg, founder of Summer Camp and Solshine.

"Soulshine had been the house of our Make a Difference program and sustainability efforts, so elevating that intentionality to the overall festival was a big part of the plan. Summer Camp had evolved into much more than a music festival, it was a community centered around music and art. I wanted to recognize that in the name by not calling it a festival but a Reverie full of music and arts, such that we all can create our experience together – and have that build intentionality in our actions once we leave."

When is Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie?

The festival will take place Memorial Day weekend from May 24-26. A pre-party will be held Thursday, May 23.

Where is Solshine Reverie presented by Summer Camp music festival?

, located at 17189 Illinois Route 29, Chillicothe, Ill.

How many people go to Summer Camp Music Festival?

The inaugural event in 2001 saw approximately 1,000 fans in attendance. According to the release, the festival saw around 25,000 patrons.

How much are Solshine Reverie 2024 tickets?

Solshine Reverie will take over where Summer Camp Music Festival left off at Three Sisters Park in Chilicothe, Ill.

Tickets for the inaugural event will include camping. Here's a look at ticket cost, as well as potential upgrades:

  • : All attendees must have one of these tickets at $224.50 plus fees. Entry begins at noon Friday, May 24.
  • : This add-on runs $64.50 plus fees. Attendees receive an extra day of camping and music on Thursday, May 23.
  • : This is an add-on to the general admission ticket starting at $319.50 plus fees. VIPs can receive exclusive amenities, access to the Thursday pre-party, VIP camping and viewing areas, a VIP lounge, air-conditioned bathrooms and more.
  • : This add-on provides a camping spot for your RV or car, starting at $324.50 plus fees. Most vehicles are allowed. A three-day general admission ticket is required for each attendee.

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