New concert sites for Camp Bisco III: Senor Boombox and Summer of Love … 35 Years Later, the two remaining Walther Productions music festivals abruptly displaced by Prince George's County, MD officials, have been found just a week after being forced out of Wilmer's Park in Brandywine, MD (Celebrity Access, June 24).
Camp Bisco III: Senor Boombox hosted by The Disco Biscuits, will now take place as scheduled, August 23-25 at Salansky Farms in Union Dale, PA, and that Summer of Love … 35 Years Later, featuring two nights of Dark Star Orchestra, will be staged as scheduled, August 31-September 2 at Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. Marvin's Mountaintop, just outside of Morgantown, is the same site that quickly absorbed Walther Productions' other uprooted Wilmer's Park event, the moe. or les festival and campout, from being jeopardized by officials' sudden interpretation of zoning regulations. As previously mentioned the moe. or les festival and campout, highlighted by two nights of jam band allies moe. and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, is now being held July 12-13 at the serene and secluded 675-acre mountaintop setting.
Walther said he sees the move to Salansky Farms as another blessing in disguise prompted by the issues surrounding Wilmer's Park. Salansky Farms is as an ideal locale for Camp Bisco III, because it's situated within 150 miles of New York City and Philadelphia, historically The Disco Biscuits' two strongest markets. Salansky Farms is centrally located in a beautiful remote environment in the Poconos, in close proximity to Binghamton, NY, and Scranton, PA. It's also the site this summer of the Endless Mountains Music Festival (July 19-21) featuring the likes of Israel Vibrations, Billy Martin's Socket, Keller Williams and Deep Banana Blackout and produced by Steve Salansky. The Salanskys' festivals have taken place there for each of the past three years with little or no resistance from the community.
"It's off the beaten path and just minutes from I-81, and it has plenty of space for Camp Bisco III," says Walther. "The rolling, grassy hills offer natural amphitheatre-type surroundings, which are ideal for sound quality. And the panoramic view of mountains will greatly enhance the Camp Bisco experience."