Tuesday, July 9, 2013

On Tap This Weekend: Camp Euforia Comes Alive

Summer's here and the time is right for dancin' in the cornfields.. 

This weekend music lovers will descend into Lone Tree, Iowa for the 10th Anniversary of what has become the premier  psych-rock concert festival in Iowa, Camp Euforia. What started out in 2003 as a Fan Appreciation Party, Camp Euforia has grown into Iowa's premier independent music event.

Euforquestra started the event as a celebration of Iowa City's musical heritage, but Camp Euforia has evolved to include bands from all over the country. One such band is Greensky Bluegrass who hail from the shores of Lake Michigan. Rolling Stone declared that these fellas are "representing the genre for a whole new generation" and while they play Bluegrass in it's traditional sense, they also have a penchant for bringing it front and center to music's modern era.



On a straight track from the Red Rock Amphitheater in Colorado, Greensky will settle into Camp Euforia on Saturday night at 7:30 on the Cheba Hut Main Stage. They recently played on the main stage at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado, and later this year they will make their mark at  Austin City Limits. Just a couple of weeks ago they played at the incomparable Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan. Touring is now in their blood, and they are making new fans everywhere they play.

Other bands that will be featured Camp Euforia are Dumpstaphunk, Dead Larry, the Beaker Brothers Band, The Pimps of Joytime, Pert Near Sandstone, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Maximilian Eubank, Chasing Shade, Zeta Zune, David Zollo, Mr. Baber's Neighbors, D. Bess, Public Property, Fire Sale, Uniphionics, Jaik Willis, Tallgrass, and of course Euforquestra.


Greensky Bluegrass live (Photo by Jamie Van Buhler, used with permission) 

As far as concert festivals go here in the great state of Iowa, this two night event in Lone Tree will pretty much mark the peak of the season. It's all downhill from here. Camping is always recommended, and is included with the ticket price. Tickets can be purchased by following the links below. 

Buy your ticket and take the ride... 

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Tickets to Camp Euforia

Camp Euforia Official

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