One of the music festivals that can often get overlooked amidst a sea of the bigger OSL’s and ACL’s of the world is the upstate New York gem known as Catskill Chill Music Festival. We’ve written about the festival in the past and would be remiss to not mention this mini-festival again in 2011. This year’s lineup is stacked with some jamband middleweights like Umphrey’s McGee, but following right behind are the untz-Bisco stylings of Conspirator and the Dead-based nostalgia funk thing called 7 Walkers (with the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann at the helm). Dumpstaphunk with Nikki Glaspie is on the lineup as is Perpetual Groove, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Break Science — all LMB favorites and a sure-fire good time if we were able to attend this festival in the flesh.
If you’re going, get in touch as we’d love a report or two of how everything goes down. Read on for the full lineup and don’t miss this one if you’re within driving distance. The schedule is live so you can start planning your attack now…
Catskill Chill Music Festival 2011 Lineup
7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann
JGB with Melvin Seals
John Brown’s Body
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Pimps of Joytime
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
The Heavy Pets
DJ Jazzy Jay
Roots of Creation
Wyllys and The New York Hustler Ensemble
KRAZ (Eric Krasno DJ Set)
On The Spot Trio
Tickets are still on sale. Get on it.