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SpillianFest 2016

$20.00 ADULT/$7.50 CHILD

SpillianFest 2016. A Magical Summer Evening in the Catskills.
The Bite of the Blues. The Brilliance of Young Musician Recording his First Live Album. A Taste of the Bayou. Bliss.

“Dylan Doyle is like a young, white Jimi Hendrix.” Ben Cauley, Sole surviving band member of the Otis Redding plane crash.

Last August, on a warm idyllic summer evening, more than 300 of your neighbors and friends made their way to Fleischmanns, up a winding driveway, to Spillian’s mansion and meadow for more than 2 hours of acoustic and plugged in blues based artistry from 17 year old Hudson Valley native Dylan Doyle. It was the first annual SpillianFest, a magical evening of authentic Southern BBQ and smoking hot music, framed by the inspirational setting of Spillian and the Catskill mountain.

There’s history in our mountains and there’s history in Spillian’s meadow—the very same meadow that has been the scene of weddings, reunions, birthdays, performances and events over more than 100 years—a place where artistry, history and geography have been fueling inspiration for decade after decade.

This year, on July 23, we’re turning the heat up even higher for SpillianFest 2016 — a Cajun inspired feast of music and food, as Dylan Doyle returns to claim his piece of history. What really makes this evening a one-of-a-kind, don’t miss event is that the entire show is being recorded for Dylan’s next CD – Live at Spillian and will be broadcast live by co-sponsors WIOX Community Radio! It’s your chance to be part of the live CD— as Dylan and some very special guests (stay tuned for details!) perform blues classics and new originals in a rocking, dancing, cajun food fueled afternoon and evening of great music, and the reveal of Dylan’s newest original songs.

We’re hitting bayou blues and rocking it out this evening, starting with a Cajun feast and the amazing get-your-feet-dancing-it’s-a-party groove of the Zydeco Revelators!

Saturday, July 23, 2016
4 – 6 PM – Cajun Feasting and the Zydeco Revelators
6 – 8 PM – Dylan Doyle Band Live Concert Recording & Live WIOX Broadcast
7 – 9 PM – Bonfire

How To Order Tickets

$20.00 ADULT/$7.50 CHILD


  • SOFT DRINKS: $1.00

About Dylan Doyle

“Dylan Doyle is a great young musician with the soul of an old bluesman.” – John Platania, Guitarist, Van Morrison


Photo © James Rice Photography

Southern born and Northern bred, eighteen year old Guitar Slinger Dylan Doyle embodies the best of both old and new music worlds. Steeped in the authentic sounds of blues and Americana — with influences as broad as the Mississippi river, from Robert Johnson to John Lee Hooker, from Buddy Guy to Bob Dylan, The Band, Bill Withers and Jimi Hendrix, Dylan’s unique musical interpretation lies somewhere in the intersection of delta Blues, Rock with just a taste of Funk that is uniquely his own.

Touring since age 15, Dylan has performed at the Grateful Garcia Gathering, at the King Biscuit Blues Festival for the last 3 years, and, this year, is planning his first European tour for early 2017. In short, Dylan has been preparing all his life to take the stage for his first live CD, and plant his flag where legendary artists have tread before.

“There truly must be something in the water in Upstate New York. Dylan joined the group Minstrel (Connor Kennedy, Lee Falco, Will Bryant, and Brandon Moss) and me last September at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY. He sat in on Little Feat’s “Dixie Chicken” that evening. His playing was flawless and inventive. Live performance is not about only playing a song but being aware of the conversation and flow of those you’re playing with. He spoke beautifully and was listening to what was going on around him.” — Bill Payne, Little Feat 

About the Zydeco Revelators

Zydeco Revelators cartoonZydeco Revelators deliver hot buttered Louisiana-style dance music. Stompin’ cowboy zydeco classics and spicy originals… a bit of jambalaya seasoned with a dash of rock and jam… It all adds up to a groove and sounds you can’t resist! Honkin’ Cajun accordion backed by electric guitar and a powerhouse rhythm section. Don’t forget that cool metal rub-board vest too! Bring your dancin’ shoes… More info here…



About SpillianFest

A growing annual tradition on a summer’s evening at Spillian, SpillianFest celebrates our deep mission – to help people imagine past what they think as possible. We join together to help this young artist not simply perform but to gather his tribe, gather his creative energy, and capture a mythical event into a recording that will help to launch the next major step of his career. Our goal at Spillian is to make that sense of possibility and magic sing in all that we do – with our entire community. Steeped in the creative flow of Catskills history with a passionate commitment to the future, we are making magic together!

About WIOX 

WIOX Community Radio is the Catskills’ wildly diverse, live and local radio station blasting its signal throughout the New York City Watershed at 91.3 FM and to the world at

wioxradio.org. A proud community partner of WSKG Public Media, WIOX broadcasts programming that is user generated by, of, and for a hyper-local and growing worldwide audience of volunteers and contributors.

Live From Spillian: The Album
This album will be recorded this year at SpillianFest…featuring both some great familiar tunes and Dylan’s originals.

And it will come wrapped in amazing original artwork by artist, marketing guru, and Bovina farmer, Steve Burnett. This is Dylan, playing Spillian…look closely at his guitar!