Caskill Chill Festival has announced the Wave 3 lineup. Joining the festival are Lettuce; some members of the band including Eric Bloom, Adam Deitch, Ryan Zoidis, Nigel Hall, Adam Smirnoff and Erick Coomes will also perform with Borahm Lee in “Bitches Bloom: A Tribute to Miles Davis.”
Catskill Chill will feature a special performance by Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven, which includes heavy hitting musicians Reed Mathis (Billy & the Kids, Tea Leaf Green), Jay Lane (Primus, Ratdog), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green) and Clay Welch. A 10-piece soul/funk band Funky Dawgz Brass Band completes this line-up.
Catskill Chill Music Festival released the second phase of 2016’s lineup, featuring a packed bill of diverse artists like George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Electron, Turkuaz, Cabinet, Formula 5 and Space Jesus. The seventh annual September event is throwing in a few new surprises, too, including a Thursday night pre-party.
To kick off the first time at New Minglewood, Chill is hosting an onsite pre-party the night before the festival begins that will feature two sets of Twidde, along with music from Jimkata, Aqueous and Trakstar. And teaming up for collaborative tributes are Dopapod and Turkuaz as Dopakuaz Does Yacht Rock, and Pink Talking Phish and Kung Fu will cover the music of Prince and David Bowie, while Particle and the Werks will play as PartiWerks, plus a Chillfam Allstars Thriller Tribute.
Catskill Chill Music Festival tickets and cabins are still available, and discounted early bird ticketing has been extended to Friday, June 10. See the full 2016 lineup below.
Catskill Chill 2016 Lineup:
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic*
Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass
Break Science Live Band and Duo Sets
Deep Banana Blackout
Rob Garza DJ Set*
The Nth Power
The Main Squeeze
Pink Talking Fish
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Roosevelt Collier’s NY Get Down
Tom Hamilton’s American Babies
The Heavy Pets Tribute to the ‘80s
Jen Durkin & The Business*
Elise Testone’s Zeppelin Tribute
The Magic Beans
Danny Mayer Trio
Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan
Lespecial Primus Tribute
The Primate Fiasco
Hayley Jane and The Primates
West End Blend
Out of the Beardspace
Turbine plays Radio Dead*
The Breakneck Boys
Dopakuaz Does Yacht Rock*
Pink Talking Fu: Prince Bowie*
PartiWerks = Particle + The Werks*
Chillfam Allstars Thriller Tribute*
Twiddle (2 sets)*
*phase 2 artist
This afternoon, the Catskill Chill Music Festival released the initial lineup for its seventh-annual event happening Sept. 23 through 25. Artists scheduled to headline are Mike Gordon, Greensky Bluegrass and Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass.
Other acts sharing this year’s festival bill include Break Science, Dopapod, Goldfish, Perpetual Groove, the Werks, Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout, Particle, Zach Deputy, Ryan Montbleau, Pink Talking Fish, Tauk, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Mister F and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Tributes for Chill 2016 are an ’80s-themed show by the Heavy Pets, Elise Testone’s Zeppelin Tribute and Lespecial Primus Tribute.
Past lineups have featured notable groups including Particle, moe., Yonder Mountain String Band, Lotus, the New Deal, Keller Williams, Lettuce, Umphrey’s McGee and Galactic.
In February, festival organizers announced a venue change from the summer camp in Hancock to New Minglewood in Lakewood, Pennsylvania, but noted that the Chillfam can expect similar amenities including rental cabins, lakefront setting, free parking and camping, plus indoor movie theaters, yoga, art and wellness workshops and an outdoor main stage.
The campground opens at 9 a.m. on Friday and will close at 1 p.m. on Monday. More festival guidelines can be found here. Tickets are on sale now through the event website; details on VIP and RV packages are coming soon. And as Neil Benjamin Jr. noted in his coverage of the Catskill Chills of summer’s past, “It’s an experience that cannot be recreated anywhere else.”