Sitting between the Catskills in the picturesque upstate New York town of Hancock, exists one of the most beautiful music festivals in the Northeast, let alone the country. In its fifth annual year, Catskill Chill has proven itself to be a gem and a staple of the tri-state festival circuit and live music scene. The three-day event took place at Camp Minglewood from September 5th-7th. The venue is magical, yet humble; when Camp Minglewood isn’t hosting The Chill, it is the home of French Woods Performing Arts Summer Camp. The cabins and set-up add a vibe that can’t be re-created by other festivals. During The Chill, it transforms into a summer camp for adults…
We had an absolute blast at this year’s Catskill Chill. From the friendly and helpful staff, to the top notch musical acts and tribute sets from many genres, to the “chill” environment all around, there are so many facets of this festival worth mentioning. L4LM Presents the Catskill Chill Music Festival Awards!
For the fifth anniversary of The Catskill Chill, things had switched up a bit. There were new vendors, new placements of Acoustic Junction and the addition of the Red Bull Campsite DJ truck. But make no mistake: the vibe this festival serves up year after year was unchanged. The Chill is known for its relaxed atmosphere as the ChillFam is friendly and the mantra “All Love All The Time” is not just lip service – it’s the law at Catskill Chill. The ChillFam makes the vibe, the Chill Festival provides the space. 2014 was no exception.
There was so much music served up at the Chill that I wasn’t able to see every band play. I’ve heard raves about the incredible sets that went down at the Acoustic Junction Stage, the tasty tunes and disco tracks at The Red Bull DJ Stage and once again I hear the FiKus Cabin was raging until the wee hours…
Catskill Chill is one of the best festivals around. No lie. With a capacity of only 5000, this one-of-a-kind event features the best in the music festival touring circuit.
I give you my 15 reasons why I believe, Catskill Chill was the best music festival of the summer.
The fifth annual Catskill Chill Music Festival will take place September 5th, 6th, & 7th 2014, returning to Camp Minglewood in Hancock, NY. Organizers have announced that capacity will remain the same in 2014 and will not surpass 5k guests. “We will continue our quest to provide the best possible entertainment while preserving the intimate vibe that’s become the nucleus of the Chillfam…anyone can get to the front row at any point and everyone is best friends by the end of the weekend”, stated one of the founders.
A limited amount of “Blind Faith” tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, October 22nd at 1pm for the discounted rate of $125. The first 50 orders will also include an official 2013 Catskill Chill Poster, numbered and signed by poster artist John Warner. Once the “Blind Faith” ticket allotment has been reached, ticket rates will increase to the early bird price of $145.
Camp Minglewood is an intimate lakeside venue with less than 5k capacity. The Catskill Chill features free parking, free camping, onsite cabin rentals, and outdoor covered stages, all on the grounds of a beautiful summer camp. Activities include an Open Mic Stage, Yoga, Drum Circles, and a communal bonfire each night. Past performers include The Meter Men with Page McConnell, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, Galactic, 7 Walkers, Conspirator, Keller Williams, Soulive, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, JGB with Melvin Seals, EOTO, Rubblebucket, Easy Star All-Stars, Tea Leaf Green, Papadosio, Perpetual Groove, Dumpstaphunk, Particle, The Motet, and many more.
CATSKILL CHILL MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIP UPGRADE PROGRAM
60 Acts on Five Stages, September 6th – 8th, 2013 at intimate Camp Minglewood in Hancock, New York
Grab your VIP tickets now before they sell out!
Hancock, New York (June 4, 2013) – Catskill Chill Music Festival has announced their VIP Program for the three-day music festival taking place September 6th – 8th at Camp Minglewood in Hancock, New York.
VIP upgrades will include all of the coveted amenities from last year, while adding convenient Lakeside VIP Camping and dedicated golf cart shuttles to whisk guests and their gear to their home for the weekend. They will also include a hot VIP-only brunch during the first set on Saturday and Sunday in a newly expanded Main Stage VIP viewing area. Do not wait to get your VIP upgrades this year, as supplies are limited!
Catskill Chill VIP Upgrades Include:
- Elevated and Expanded VIP Viewing Lounge at the Main Stage
- Private VIP cash bar at the Main Stage featuring discounted beverages and complimentary snacks
- VIP Mimosa Brunch in the VIP Viewing Lounge Saturday and Sunday
- Picturesque Lakeside VIP Camping, a short stroll from the Main Stage
- Swift VIP Festival Entrance
- VIP Parking in nearest lot to the main stage
- Golf Cart Shuttle Service to whisk VIPs and their gear to their campsite or cabin upon arrival on Friday, and for your departure on Monday
- 2013 Catskill Chill Commemorative T-Shirt
- 2013 Catskill Chill Commemorative Poster
- Commemorative VIP Laminate
*** this VIP program is an UPGRADE and must be paired with a General Admission ticket to the 2013 Catskill Chill to gain festival entry. VIP upgrades will not be honored without the purchase of a General Admission ticket***
CATSKILL CHILL MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES “DOPADOSIO” FESTIVAL-CLOSING SET FEATURING DOPAPOD & PAPADOSIO TOGETHER ON STAGE, THE ACOUSTIC JUNCTION LINE-UP AND MORE
SEPTEMBER 6th – 8th, 2013 IN HANCOCK, NEW YORK
The team at Catskill Chill Music Festival has announced a collaboration that embodies the true spirit of the ChillFam – an official “Dopadosio” set featuring all members of Papadosio and Dopapod together onstage to close out the fourth annual event.
After the success of last year’s intimate Acoustic Junction and the response to Consider the Source’s (CTS) first-time endeavor at the musical style, the festival organizers have doubled the offerings. This year’s roster features CTS once more along with a mix of artists that regularly perform acoustic such as Brock Butler, The Brummy Brothers and Dan Collins, along with acts performing stripped down sets for the first time. These performances by Tom Hamilton & Friends, Primate Fiasco and MUN are definitely not to be missed.
Yoga lovers will be thrilled to hear that The Chill has expanded their program with additional daily classes, some of which will be accompanied by live music from Cosmal. Also, new to the bustling Vendor Village for 2013 is a local Farmer’s Market serving fresh, seasonal produce and other delicious specialties.
Catskill Chill is expected to sell out for the second year in a row so grab your tickets now!