An intimate counterpart to the Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven Campout, which has taken place each year since 2005 in Pioneertown, CA, the Camp-In offers three nights of music from David Lowery’s two acclaimed, long-running bands and a host of special guests and surprises. The Darnell Boys open Thursday’s show, after which Lowery and founding Cracker guitarist Johnny Hickman will lead the cheekily dubbed Georgia Cracker, a group that features locals Thayer Sarrano, Matt Stoessel, Bryan Howard and Jeremy Wheatley. (That lineup is also reportedly working on a new Cracker album called Berkeley to Bakersfield.) Camper Van Beethoven and the “other” Cracker lineup—Lowery and Hickman plus Frank Funaro and Sal Maida—will co-headline Friday, when locals Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy will open, and Saturday, when Michigan rockers The Hounds Below will warm the stage. Saturday will also feature an art show courtesy of Savannah painter Panhandle Slim.
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