Chill Fam, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Drum roll please…. The Catskill Chill Music & Arts Festival just announced its new home this afternoon, and contrary to previous rumors, Lake George will not be the host venue location. Organizers told us this morning that the 7th annual Catskill Chill will be held at a remote private summer camp in Lakewood, PA. Paying homage to their original site, the new venue has been dubbed “New Minglewood.” Dates for this year’s Catskill Chill will be September 23rd – 25th, 2016. Although the event is moving across state lines to Pennsylvania, the new venue is only 15 miles from the original Camp Minglewood.
Chillfam – according to the Catskill Chill organizers, you can expect many of the same amenities that you have grown accustomed to (and more). Returning features include cabins for rent, paved pathways throughout the camp, a beautiful lakefront, covered stage facilities, free parking, and free camping. Additional highlights of New Minglewood include indoor movie theaters, indoor and outdoor spaces for yoga, art, and wellness workshops, an easy-to-traverse campus, and “closer than ever” parking. While the “B Stage” and Club Chill will remain covered venues, this will mark the first year that the Chill will present an outdoor Main Stage for attendees to enjoy music in the open air.
“New Minglewood felt like home the second we set foot on the campus,” says Chill founder Dave Marzollo. “Ultimately, we appreciate what the Chillfam has grown to love and we want to continue to provide exactly that – an intimate experience which delivers big name acts up close and personal in a private environment where our ‘all love, all the time’ culture flourishes. We can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Catskill Chill features international and regionally touring artists, daily yoga, wellness workshops, live art, a farmer’s market, craft and food vendors, a communal bonfire, and an open mic. Past performers include Twiddle, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Yonder Mountain String Band, Lotus, The New Deal, Keller Williams, Lettuce, Electron, Galactic and many more.
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