With summer coming to an end, festival season kicks it up a notch. Catskill Chill has grown to be one of the most anticipated festivals around. Word around is that the Chill is one of the “most well-run” festivals, with a very family friendly atmosphere where you’re free to do as you please. Last year it reached it’s capacity of 5,000, and this year looks like it’ll be another one for the books. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains, Camp Minglewood overlooks a beautiful lake which luckily you can camp right along side, or if you choose to stay in a cabin you can have the luxury of bathrooms equipped with showers.
Feel free to relax and refresh yourself with daily yoga and then make your way over to the farmer’s market to pick up some fresh local foods. Be prepared for crazy weather as for this region is known for storms to come at any time. And of course, be ready to get funky while seeing old friends and making new ones. The lineup is stacked to the brim with amazingly talented artists who will be gracing five different stages this year. With a little bit of funk, jamtronica, and bluegrass, along with eclectic electronic dance music, Chill is the perfect way to welcome the oncoming fall. Obviously every act on the bill is a must see, but there are a few that really stand out.
LostinSound’s must-see acts of each day…
Friday: Particle, Alan Evans Trio, Lettuce, Orchard Lounge
One thing is for sure, Lettuce always brings the funk. This Brooklyn based group of fellas has been around for over 20 years now. Each member is a seasoned vet in an assortment of other projects that you’ll be able to find playing all over the country. Make sure to catch Eric Krasno Band and Shmeeans & The Expanded Consciousness also while you’re at the Chill.
Saturday: Yarn, Galactic, HorizonWireless, Blue Boy Productions, Damn Right w/ DJ Logic
Blue Boy Productions (DJ Set):
Boston based duo Blue Boy Productions (BBP) is unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Spanning across all genres, be ready to go on a serious audio adventure. Titillating sounds blended perfectly with heavy bass lines is exactly what is needed at any moment in time. Truly the perfect escape from this realm.
Sunday: The Big Takeover, The Motet – Funk is Dead, Turkuaz, Dopadosio (Dopapod + Papadosio)
The Motet – Funk is Dead:
This Colorado based band is something you really shouldn’t miss. With deep jazz and funk roots, The Motet expands themselves to include techno and house rhythms to get you really grooving. Covering classics that we all know and love, along with six releases under their belt this set is sure to be a funky dance party.