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5 Reasons We’re Joining The Chill Fam In 2013

5 Reasons We’re Joining The Chill Fam In 2013

In just four short years, Catskill Chill has solidified itself as one of the most anticipated music festivals to close out the season before the winter lull. What started out as an intimate gathering at an overnight camp has since transitioned into one of the warmest welcomes of the Northeast. Melodysiac is thrilled to be able to make the trip up as part of the Chill Fam in 2013, and here’s why.

In just four short years, Catskill Chill has solidified itself as one of the most anticipated music festivals to close out the season before the winter lull. What started out as an intimate gathering at an overnight camp has since transitioned into one of the warmest welcomes of the Northeast. Melodysiac is thrilled to be able to make the trip up as part of the Chill Fam in 2013, and here’s why.

A venue for all seasons
Camp Minglewood is absolutely teeming with nostalgic appeal. When it comes to festival venues, a summer camp is about as ideal as it gets. Besides the luxury of staying/raging in the camp cabins for a small fee, the setup of the festival is impeccable. The main stage is a beautiful, massive, lakeside pavilion, complete with a roof to keep attendees sheltered from the rain and shaded from the blazing sun. In fact, every stage is prepared for all weather scenarios to ensure a great musical adventure, rain or shine. The environment is sure to hit close to home for any attendees who ever went to summer camp, a true utopia hidden in the Catskills.

Page and the Meter Men – need we say more?
Page McConnell (keyboardist of Phish, for the rare few of you living under a rock) will be joining George Porter Jr. Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste of the Funky Meters. McConnell has performed a select few shows with the project, all which have been very well received. Their Sunday set on the main stage is sure to be a fantastically funky icing on the cake, while drawing the majority of attendees.

Open Mic and Acoustic Junction
Along with having some fantastic acoustic acts at Acoustic Junction, such as Brock Butler (Perpetual Groove) and a revamped rendition of Consider the Source after their acoustic debut at last year’s Chill, the festival will have multiple activities to embrace the festivals intimacy and encourage audience involvement. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., festival goers can get up on the Open Mic Stage and rock out a few of their own songs. Attendees have the opportunity to join singer/songwriter and Catskill Chill Music Festival’s Open Mic Stage host, Dan Collins, up on stage for an afternoon of acoustic music, and possibly win a chance to play a song on one of the main stages. This will be a must-attend for any aspiring musician in attendance.

Dopadosio grand finale
When the announcement came out that Dopapod and Papadosio would be sharing the stage to conclude the weekend, fans went, for lack of a better term, apeshit. Sharing very similar fanbases and conducting multiple collaborative tours, Dopapod and Papadosio have joined forces a few times in the past, with each performance providing its own special blend of melodic magic. With each band playing alternating sets before the grand finale, the energy is sure to be palpable when the jamtastic supergroup finally commences the closing set.

Depth and diversity
We all know the headliners are great, but the sheer depth of the lineup is really what has us excited. With bands like Jimkata, Biodiesel, FiKus, Ghost Owl (featuring members of Perpetual Groove), Turkuaz, Headtronics and Damn Right (who will be joined by DJ Logic), there will be no shortage of bragworthy moments during the weekend. The lineup is chock full of jam, funk, livetronic, bluegrass and even some late-night disco acts. The schedule is also perfect in the sense that few sets will be missed due to scheduling conflicts. Hooray!

An afterthought
The Chill is one of the most unique festivals in the country. Few environments are as truly conducive to pure euphoria as Minglewood, which when added to fantastic staff and sense of community the Chill evokes, really puts the festival in a class of its own. Positivity radiates from past attendees and performers. The promoters have also done a great job of putting Catskill Chill on the map as one of the country’s premier festivals. September 6 can’t come soon enough…

Click here for more information about tickets, camping and scheduling at this year’s Catskill Chill Music Festival taking place September 6 through 8, 2013.

Images courtesy of Catkskill Chill © 2013

victor

August 29th, 2013

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