Catskill Chill Music Festival Announces Line-Up For “A Farewell to Minglewood” September 18-­20, 2015 in Hancock, New York

Particle, the only band that has performed at every Chill since its inception, will have the honor of closing out the weekend at Camp Minglewood, bringing an all-­‐star cast of Chillfam guest performers on stage with them for the celebration.

Headliner to be announced on June 8!

Catskill Chill Music Festival has announced the line-­‐up for “A Farewell to Minglewood” which will take place September 18-­20, 2015, in Hancock, New York. The Chillfam will come together for one last celebration at the much-­‐loved Camp Minglewood before the event moves to a new home in 2016.

At the top of this year’s artist line-­‐up is Lotus, Zappa Plays Zappa, Lettuce, Electron, The Motet, Dopapod, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Break Science, Turkuaz, The Werks, Particle & Fam, and George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners. The festival’s headliner will be announced on Monday, June 8.

As is tradition, the Chill will feature a number of tribute sets, which are always fan favorites during the weekend. Dopapod and Turkuaz will team up for Dopakuaz plays Studio 54, Twiddle offers up their electric take on Grateful Dead tunes, and the Chillfam All-­Stars will perform a Herbie Hancock Tribute, while Shwizz and FiKus join forces for ShwiKus plays the ‘80s.

Particle, the only band that has performed at every Chill since its inception, will have the honor of closing out the weekend at Camp Minglewood, bringing an all-­‐star cast of Chillfam guest performers on stage with them for the celebration.

While the performance schedule alone is reason enough to attend this annual event, it is the intimacy and unique grounds that make Catskill Chill one of the most highly anticipated festivals
of the season and this year is expected to sell out. With a limited capacity, no campsite is more than a few minutes walk to the stages and anyone can make their way up to the front for their favorite sets. Hosted at a secluded performing arts summer camp where childhood dreams merge with the music festival culture, the “Chillfam” as Chill’s loving community have coined themselves, bunk-­‐up in 16-­‐32 person sleep away camp-­‐style cabins, creating decorated theme camps intermingled amongst the campers. The festival also features free parking, free camping, daily yoga, live art, a farmer’s market, craft and food vendors, a communal bonfire nightly and an open mic.

Blind Faith tickets are sold out but Early Bird tickets are currently available. Details on VIP Packages, which will be purchased separately from weekend passes, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Catskill Chill 2015 Lineup:

Zappa Plays Zappa
The Motet
Kung Fu
Twiddle (Original & Dead sets)
Break Science
Dopakuaz plays Studio 54
The Werks
Particle & Fam
George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners
Stratosphere All-­‐Stars
The Nth Power
Red Baraat
Moon Hooch
Consider the Source (Electric & Acoustic)
Pink Talking Fish
American Babies
Luke the Knife
Juno What?!
Chillfam All-­‐Stars Herbie Hancock Tribute
High & Mighty Brass Band
Nadis Warriors
DJ Logic
Borahm Lee
Caravan of Thieves
Love Canon
Brock Butler Acoustic
Jen Durkin & The Business
BRYAC Funk All-­‐Stars
Marvel Years
Natalie Cressman
The Ballroom Thieves
The Primate Fiasco (Electric & Acoustic)
Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan
On the Spot Trio
Jonathan Scales
ShwiKus plays the ‘80s
The Brummy Brothers
Relative Souls
Strange Machines
Horizon Wireless
Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Haley Jane and The Primates
Wiley Griffin Acoustic
Little War Twins
The Breakneck Boys

Catskill Chill Music Festival Announces New Dates for 2015 and “A Farewell to Minglewood”

Catskill Chill Music Festival has announced dates for the sixth annual event, which will take place September 18-­‐20, 2015, one week later than is tradition for the three-­‐day music celebration. The organizers have also announced that 2015 is the final year that Catskill Chill will take place at the much-­‐loved Camp Minglewood in Hancock, New York. Due to circumstances outside of their control, the festival will find a new home for 2016.

“It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that 2015 will mark the final year of the Catskill Chill’s glorious run at Camp Minglewood,” said festival founder Dave Marzollo. “We would keep our event at it’s original home forever if we could, but we have been informed that, for reasons beyond our control, we will no longer be able to host our family at the place we’ve come to love. The bright side is that we have one final chance to enjoy those rolling slopes of our intimate campus for one last mighty celebration -­‐ The Sixth Annual Catskill Chill Music Festival: A Farewell to Minglewood! Whether you have been to every Chill, or you have always wanted to go but never made it, this will be an epic Chill chapter that you will not want to miss.

Yes, the Chill will continue after this year, and we already have a few amazing prospective new facilities to choose from, but for now let’s focus on a weekend we’ll remember forever. It will be an incredible going away party -­‐ one last chance to put our arms around each other and sing our favorite lyrics in that musical sanctuary that’s become such a special part of our lives.”

Catskill Chill features free parking, free camping, on-­‐site cabin rentals, daily yoga, live art, a farmer’s market, craft and food vendors, a communal bonfire nightly and an open mic. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains, where the beauty of nature synchronizes with the euphoric sounds of live music, this intimate lakeside celebration is one of the most anticipated events in the New York area and is annually expected to sell out.

Fans, aka “Chillfam”, have returned to Castkill Chill year after year for this intimate experience that delivers big name acts up close and personal and 2015 will be no different. A limited number of Blind Faith tickets will go on sale starting on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1pm EST for $140.

Good Looks NY 2014 Catskill Chill Review

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…

Read the full review on Good Looks New York »

Jambase reviews the 2014 Catskill Chill

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…

Read the full review at JamBase »

Catskill Chill Announces 2014 Dates, Blind Faith Ticket Release


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.

VIP Upgrades Available




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!

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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***


Dopadosio, Yoga, and Farmer’s Market added to Chill






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 ButlerThe Brummy Brothers and Dan Collins, along with acts performing stripped down sets for the first time. These performances by Tom Hamilton & FriendsPrimate 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!

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