Catskill Chill 2013: The Funk Invasion is Here
30 Aug 2013

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Once again, the summer is nearing its end, but for those of you still aching for some live jams, there is still hope on the horizon, especially if you like the funk. A blend of new and old talent, the 4th Annual Catskill Chill Music Festival has returned with a powerhouse All-Star lineup of classic funk, jam, and electronic artists. With a ticket sales cap at 5,000, this festival is a much smaller, intimate event than some of the summer’s other festivals. And the setting is perfect for this cozy vibe: the beautiful Camp Minglewood, nestled next to a private lake in Hancock, NY, on the western hills of the Catskill Mountains.

Sparkleberry Lane has been at the Chill for the last 2 years and enjoyed the likes of Soulive, Lettuce, Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, Dopapod, Break Science, and many more—See the past reviews here.

This year, the ever-growing lineup features over 40 live acts, including: Lotus, Galactic, Conspirator, Lettuce, Dopapod and DSC_05701for the 4th consecutive year, Particle. This year also features some exciting first-timers like the psychedelic jam band Papadosio, seasoned jam veterans Tea Leaf Green, from the SF Bay area, and Ghost Owl, newly formed by 3 of the members of the now disbanded Perpetual Groove. P-Groove’s Brock Butler will also be performing his acoustic act.
Most exciting is this year’s headliner: The Meter Men. The Meter Men features Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter Jr., three of the original members of The Meters, considered by many to be the fathers of funk. The Meters have been playing funk, R&B, jazz and blues from New Orleans for over 45 years. Also joining the Meters on stage at the Chill this year is Phish’s Page McConnell on keys. This is surely the makings of funk history, something any funk fan won’t wan to miss.

Concert goers don’t have to worry about the weather at Catskill Chill Festival either, as all 3 of the main stages are covered by large outdoor pavilions. Campers also have the option of renting one of the many private cabins and bunkhouses at Camp Minglewood, but they usually sell out soon after tickets become available, so plan ahead for next year’s Chill if you miss them!

Catskill Chill is the perfect way to bring in the Fall in the Northeast. There’s a lot to look forward to at this year’s Chill, so we hope to see you there!

maxkThis pre-fest coverage was written by Max Klein!
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