Tucked away in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, viagra approved  Camp Minglewood in Hancock, anemia NY will host their third annual Catskill Chill Music Festival from September 7th – 9th.

Nestled on a private lake, here where festival-goers can enjoy yoga, live music and art, Camp Minglewood is the perfect location for a weekend getaway.  From early afternoon until 5 AM, three stages will have a variety of live music, including jam bands, reggae music, funk, jazz, blue grass, electronica, and rock.  There will also be an open mic stage so even the festival goers will have their time to shine.

Tickets.  Although early bird tickets are sold out, the advanced online tickets are still available for $125.  The VIP upgrade is also still available for an additional $120.  Onsite camping and parking is included in the ticket prices, but unfortunately the onsite cabins are sold out.  You can check out what the VIP package includes and buy your tickets here.

The lineup is incredible and tastefully diverse, filled with artists that really explore the boundaries of music.  Experimenting with different genres and styles, these musicians are the true pioneers of the music industry, including the soul jazz trio Soulive, known for it’s solos and upbeat grooves, DrFameus, the electronic music project created by Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits, the livetronica band Zoogma, and the improvised live Breakbeat/ House /Drum n Bass/ Trip Hop project, EOTO (the percussionist and drummer of The String Cheese Incident.)

Catskill Chill recently announced the addition of the super group Kick Rocks who got great reviews after their performance on the VIP stage at Camp Bisco 11.  Kick Rocks consists of Jon Gutwillig (of The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Clay Parnell (Brother’s Past,) and Eli Winderman (Dopapod.)  I’m sure this performance will not only be epic but the beginning of an amazing music project to look out for at upcoming festivals.

Conspirator is another super group who started as a side project, but is now it’s own entity, including Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein, The Disco Biscuits’ keyboardist and bass player, the New York producer DJ Omen, guitarist Chris Michetti and drummers Darren Shearer (of the New Deal) and Mike Greenfield (Lotus.)  Conspirator explores the realms of electronic music, including house, dub-step, drum and bass, and electro.

If the talent and passion is there, a live jam session can bring you to a whole other world.  Lotus, a multi-genre jam band that kills it live, does just that.  Their performance at Camp Bisco 11 was epic, playing some classics like Spiritualized as well as their more electronic selections from their latest self-titled album.  They’re infamous for their improvisation and feeding off the crowd’s energy, so I’m interested to see how they adapt to a smaller festival like Catskill Chill.

Rubblebucket, another great live band that really feeds off the crowd’s energy, has an unbelievably strong stage presence.  Their set was truly unique at Camp, which I discussed in more depth in my Rubblebucket interview here.

Buy your tickets immediately before they sell out!  If you’re unfamiliar with some of the bands, or only know a few songs, I wouldn’t let that stop you.  Seeing a live set is completely different than listening to a recording, and that experience alone is worth a weekend away in the beautiful mountains.


Catskill Chill Music Festival  –  Information & Links

Lineup: 2012 Artists

Where: Camp Minglewood, Hancock, NY

When: Friday, September 7, 2012 – September 9, 2012 (gates open at 9:00 AM)

TicketsBuy Tickets Here

Facebook:  Facebook.com/CatskillChill


By Allie Gangi