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Words by Tasha Funk

After two years of success, the Catskill Chill music festival is back for a third. The 2012 Catskill Chill will feature more music, more fun and more surprises!

Catskill Chill organizers Dave  Marzollo, Larry Siegal and Josh Cohen were originally inspired by refreshing vibes from groups such as the Grateful Dead and Phish. This trio has made it their mission to bring together inspiring music mixed with an ora of youthful reflection or the “spirit of getting away from the structure of every day living,” as Cohen himself put it.

Catskill Chill’s permanent home lies at Minglewood campground in Hancock, NY. Siegal and his family have taken every opportunity to keep this camp running since the 1970’s. As boys Marzollo, Siegal and Cohen have not only had a passion for music but a dream to take this campground to the next level. Surrounding the camp with a variety of vendors and morning yoga classes to sooth those late night dancers, these three gentlemen are pulling out all the stops to ensure that you leave Catskill Chill, not only inspired, but with a new sense of well-being.

Concentrating on showcasing a large variety of very different artists, there are completely different musicians for very different palates. With no overlapping set times between the main stage and “B” stage, there is no fear of missing anything.

Along side these stages lies Club Chill, a stage set aside to accommodate individuals looking for another experience within the musical establishment. All stages are covered and equipped to run through rain or shine. So whether you are more inclined to feel the power of Yonder Mountain String Band or the graceful melody of Rubblebucket we guarantee there is something for everyone.

To top off the weekend Catskill Chill will be hosting several sit-ins as well as setting up an acoustic junction for bands to stay and perform special acoustic sets! “A lot of bands enjoy hanging out at the camp all weekend, so we wanted to set up a special spot for bands to stay and play acoustic sets,” commented Cohen.

All three days of this festival are equally strong ranging from a Grateful Dead feel on Friday Sept 7th to  jam rock and even straight punk. So put on your dancing shoes, pack your yoga supplies and head on down to Catskill Chill Sept 7th– 9th you won’t be disappointed.