ScrantonMade supports arts AND music, so we knew we had to hop on board when we saw CampfireMusic Festival coming to Lakewood, PA... only 55 min away!!! Not to mention lots of my favorite friends are playing this wonderful 3 day event! (Rogue Chimp, The Indobox and Pappy).
To boot - I'll be celebrating my last weekend of freedom...hehe! - The following weekend I'll be marrying my handsome fiance, Jacob Cole of Rogue Chimp - who happens to be kicking off the festival Friday at 4pm on the Main Stage.
We'll keep you posted from our instagram, and follow up after the event with interviews from "ScrantonMade" bands as well as lots of photos.
This festival is one of a kind! It has pools, a lake, mini golf, a rock climbing wall, a butt load of activities, and be sure to bring your yoga mat to get your flow on! (link: campfirefestival.com/activities/)
We chatted with festival coordinator Ricky Ginsburg about the event....
How did Campfire choose the PA location?
It chose us! The promoter, Steve Kops, attended the camp. His wife and kids work and attend. It's a beautiful location for an intimate festival with pristine camping, lake etc.
Was it important for Campfire to include some local bands?
For sure. I believe festivals should be a celebration of the regional culture and the local bands are the lifeblood of that community. It's so exciting to shine a light on the guys that are living right here, so much talent amongst Rogue Chimp, Pappy from Cabinet, Amy Helm and her band.
Who is your favorite act not to be missed?
I really love Langhorne Slim, Ryan Montbleau and Delta Spirit but honestly every artist on the bill is a band that at one point or another I was obsessed with.
Tell us about all the fun activities you have on grounds.
They're endless! Rock Climbing and Yoga, we have costume kick ball and a costume slam dunk contest..duh?!
Do you plan this to be an annual festival?
Without question. We have spent three years planning this event to insure it is sustainable for years to come. We want this to be a new end of summer tradition for folks in the Northeast.
Why do you think music festivals are important to the music industry?
Well, it might sound naive but I don't spend much time thinking about the music industry. It's such a beast and can have some really dark alleys. I try to focus on creating a culture within our organization that will celebrate the community, artists, healthy living and memories with friends and family. If we can accomplish that and it helps the industry in some way then that's good too I guess.
With all those great acts and fine tuned details, there is no reason to miss this great festival!!! 3 days of music, games, cabins, swimming and so close to home! I can't think of a better way to celebrate getting married while working at my dream job (ScrantonMade), getting to hear music, see my fiancee play, dance, and play in the summer sun.
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