The Rundown on Summer Set Music Festival
Summer Set Music & Camping Festival has been one of our favorite festivals since it began in 2012. Sensible Reason first covered the festival the following year in 2013, and we kept returning. The diverse lineup brought amazing acts from the indie, electronic, jam, and hip-hop world. Each year, the festival evolved. It breathed a life of its own as it grew and molded into the landscape. The natural groves of the land were perfect for the stages. They made for an amazing view at any spot. A few days ago, Summer Set Music Festival posted their biggest and most devastating announcement to date. The festival announced that it will not be returning in 2018.
The announcement of Summer Set’s hiatus came as quite a shock as the festival had been widely popular. Each year was unique as organizers built new stages, dug into the land, and created the best environment for its patrons. The campgrounds grew exponentially and allowed patrons to camp in nature. In addition to the festival itself, folks could get a quick shuttle to the Apple River to go tubing and enjoy the cool waters. The festival was a weekend experience few could forget. Summer Set was small enough to have a local feel yet big enough to bring world-renowned artists.
There are several factors that cause a festival to take a break such as this. Whether it be financial, legal, or organizational, or a combination of it all, we will never know. The worst part of the whole thing; we don’t have any guarantee the festival will return at all. It appears organizers are also unclear as to the future of the festival. In the official statement by SIM shows head Jack Trash (above), he wholeheartedly thanked every supporter of SSMF. He addressed a few troll-style rumors and was frank about his own uncertainty regarding the future of the event. His overall message said that Summer Set Music Festival brought tons of people together and created a festival environment unique to itself. It was beautiful while it lasted and we can only hope for a bigger and better festival in the near future. Thanks right back, Summer Set. Much Love.