As I’ve stated in this space on several occasions, Catskill Chill is the best medium sized festival anywhere. It’s big enough to attract top national touring acts, but small enough to have an intimate vibe, which it surely does. I love the big festies, and finally made it to Lockn’ because for the first time it didn’t fall on the same weekend as the Chill, which I would never want to miss. I love the small local festivals I attend in PA, where I live, and where a good portion of the 200-1,000 people in attendance are friends. But at Catskill I get the best of both worlds – many many friends among the crowd of 5,000, and amazing musical acts in a variety of genres, and so it is my favorite.
This year will be the last at a beloved venue which we call Camp Minglewood. This is a very special place that seems to return the love and good vibes that have been shared on this sacred ground for many years. The four stages are just about perfect, and the camping grounds, with cabins and tent space, are beautiful and friendly. The lake provides awesome views from the main stage, the bonfire area, and the campgrounds. I can’t wait to get back there with the #ChillFam – a group of the headiest festival goers I’ve ever met.
This year’s lineup is amazing. Check it out. I hope to see your bright shiny faces on Friday at Camp Minglewood! Full schedule is here.