Welcome to the second half of our video recap of the Summer Camp Music Festival! Our first installment featured moe., Greensky Bluegrass, and more, but the great thing about Summer Camp is the extraordinary amount of talent at any given moment. This second installment of our video series has some truly legendary acts, like Steve Kimock, Fishbone, Ani DeFranco, Summer Camp stalwarts like The Henhouse Prowlers and Family Groove Company and of course, headliners moe.Check out exclusive videos from our videographer Rex Thomson below!Steve Kimock & Friends “Bird Song”Legendary guitarist Steve Kimock brought his “Friends,” including Jeff Chimenti and Dan Lebowitz with him for a set of beautiful tunes, including this stellar version of the Grateful Dead tune “Bird Song.”Fishbone “Bonin’ in the Boneyard”Legendary punk-funk band Fishbone showed they haven’t lost a step raging across the stage and out into the audience just as they did in the beginning nearly four decades ago! Later in the day they blew folks away with their sit in with moe. for a special cover of Prince’s Purple Rain, but they got the party started much earlier with a signature freak out set on the Sunshine Stage earlier in the day. The Henhouse Prowlers “Workin’ Man Blues”Chicago’s own “Suits and Ties” bluegrass band The Henhouse Prowlers took a break from their world travels to pay their respects to Merle Haggard with this cover of “Workin’ Man Blues” from the Summer Camp Music Festival’s Campfire Stage.Family Groove Company “Instrumental – New Speedway Boogie”Illinois and Summer Camp Music Festival favorites Family Groove Company brought their feel good brand of music to the Summer Camp Campfire Stage for a grooving instrumental before segueing perfectly into a high energy rendition of the Grateful Dead‘s “New Speedway Boogie” with a few Shakedown Street” teases thrown in for good measure.moe. “Billy Goat>Stressed Out”moe. got their Saturday night Moonshine Stage headlining set going with a band thanks to a rocking “Billy Goat” then slipped into one of their odder covers of the weekend, a fun version of the 21 Pilots song “Stressed Out,” featuring the prodigious rapping skills of percussionist Jim Loughlin.The Main Squeeze “Message To The Lonely”Chicago based rockers The Main Squeeze has seen their brand of feel good funk and soul catch fire and find a well deserved national fan base. They got things going on the Starshine Stage with a righteous “Message To The Lonely.”Ani DeFranco “Careless Words”Feminist icon and beloved singer-songwriter Ani DeFranco took the Summer Camp Music Festival Sunshine Stage for a set of solo acoustic tunes that had her many diehard fan’s rapt attention from start to finish.Fruition “Labor Of Love”Portland, Oregon’s Fruition brought their fiery and heartfelt brand of Americana to the Campfire Stage at the Summer Camp Music Festival for a selection of the best loved tunes including a fun rendition of the title track from their new album, Labor Of Love.moe. “Wind It Up”Since we’ve already seen how moe. closed out the festival with a smokin’ cover of Cream‘s “White Room,” it seemed like a good way to end this video retrospective was with another of moe.’s more classic show enders, the anthemic “Wind It Up.” The song always sends the fans out into the night with a positive vibe!Another amazing year in the books for the Summer Camp Music Festival, and the most successful to boot! Fans from around the nation have helped make Summer Camp the first big salvo of the summer festival season, and if the fun to be had there is any indication, we’re in for a good year!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thousands of dead bunker fish were found on the shores of Flanders Bay last weekend, two weeks after hundreds of diamondback turtles washed up dead nearby, raising serious environmental concerns on the East End.Preliminary tests suggest that both mass die-offs may be linked to a recent red tide, a condition created by an excess of algae in the water that studies have shown is caused by increased nitrogen levels stemming from septic systems, storm-water runoff and sewage plants. The turtles are believed to have eaten shellfish made poisonous by the algae bloom, and the fish appear to have suffocated because the water had low oxygen level as a result of the red tide, experts said.“Unfortunately, in a situation where oxygen is already suppressed and a large amount of fish [are present], there isn’t enough oxygen for the fish to survive,” said Kevin McAllister, a marine biologist who is founding president of Defend H2O, a nonprofit environmental group. “We’ve reached the tipping point of too much nitrogen and now we’re seeing problems with our water bodies.”The New York State Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) determined that the fish kill was a result of hypoxia, the medical term for oxygen deprivation. The agency also preliminarily determined that the turtles were poisoned by saxitoxin, a toxic byproduct from algae consumed by the shellfish that the diamondbacks eat, although the DEC is awaiting the results of further tests to be sure.Shortly before the die-offs, increased saxitoxin levels prompted the DEC to issue a ban on shellfish harvesting in Meetinghouse Creek and Terry Creek, both tributaries of Flanders Bay, and James Creek, a tributary of Great Peconic Bay.Bunker fish, which often swim in extremely large schools, tend to consume large amounts of oxygen, meaning they may have hastened their own demise, environmental experts said. Low dissolved oxygen levels are common for the summer months in the area due to the sudden rise in water temperatures, but fish kills are still taken seriously.Mass marine-life die-offs are not uncommon in Long Island waters, but these back-to-back events made the region take notice. Among recent events were hundreds of dead bluefish were that washed up in Mecox Bay two years ago. That case was blamed on low water temperatures.“Such occurrences will become the norm if we don’t reduce 30-50 percent of the nitrogen going into the Peconic Estuary,” said Kevin McDonald of The Nature Conservancy on Long Island, in a statement. “While some strides have been made to reduce nitrogen in our waters, the longer we wait to fix our water quality problems, the worse it will get, the longer it will take and the more expensive it will be.”Some people were awaiting more information before they could be sure there is a clear link. Karen Testa, the executive director of the Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, said that she wants to see pathology test results performed on turtles and fish by scientists at Cornell University so she can definitively know whether there is a connection.The DEC is encouraging community members to report any additional fish kills or other marine life problems by calling 631-444-0430 or emailing [email protected] with the subject line “fish kill.”