Caamp formed when Taylor Meier and Evan Westfall met and bonded over a shared love of music and a shared love of home, specifically the inspiration they culled from the Midwest lives they grew up in. The two began writing and performing and quickly grew a rabid fan base. A self-titled 2016 debut album took flight, quickly gaining over 170 million streams, with a staggering 70 million streams for their single “ Vagabond ” alone. Evan and Taylor brought on a third member and longtime friend, Matt Vinson, to join on bass just before recording By and By.
In week one of the release of their full length, By and By on Mom + Pop, Caamp made multiple chart debuts. By and By entered the Billboard Top 200, was the #1 Heatseeker, #1 on the New Artist Alternative Albums, top 5 vinyl album sales for the week and entered the Alternative and Emerging Artist charts. Caamp then scored their first #1 at radio with their single “Peach Fuzz,” made their late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and followed that up with a killer performance on CBS This Morning Saturday. After a victorious 2019 festival season playing Firefly, Shaky Knees, Forecastle, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, Great Escape and many more, Caamp kicked off a major US headlining tour in September of 2019 and sold out show after show.
In early 2020, Caamp performed on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The performance was filmed in Caamp’s hometown of Columbus, OH during quarantine. The trio later released their first live EP Live From Newport Music Hall. The five track recording was taken from one of their seminal hometown shows in Columbus, OH. The recording contains live versions of songs off their most recent album, By and By.
Not long after the release of Live From Newport Music Hall, Caamp kept themselves busy by releasing the singles and companion videos for “Officer Of Love” and “Fall Fall Fall” via their label home, Mom + Pop. The band then celebrated another victory with their single “By and By” resting snugly in the Top 5 Most Spun on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation. They’ve kicked off the new year with “Officer of Love” hitting #1 at AAA radio for 2 consecutive weeks.
CAAMP at the 2022 Music Industry Summit
CAAMP joins us for an exclusive artist keynote during the Summit's day programming on Wednesday, April 6. The conversation will explore the story of their career, from their start in this region of Ohio to a widely popular band that continues to grow a devoted fanbase with each release. Registration is required.
In addition to their keynote conversation, CAAMP will perform at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium. All proceeds from the event will support the Newport Festivals Foundation. This is ticketed event.
CAAMP Performance COVID Policy: While the artist strongly recommends all ticket buyers for CAAMP performance be vaccinated or tested, this is no longer a requirement for entry. Current university COVID Policies.
About Newport Festivals Foundation
Newport Festivals Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 2010 to expand the impact of its festivals, Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival, by supporting music education programs year-round, in Rhode Island and beyond. For over sixty years, the Festivals have shown that music has the ability to positively impact the communities and lives it touches. NFF believes every person deserves access to music education, regardless of socioeconomic status. Learn more about the Foundation
Keynote Conversation: Wednesday, April 6, 1:00-2:15 p.m. View schedule
Performance: Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 p.m. at Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium