SpillianFest 2017. Remember the Perfect Summer
Saturday, July 15 • 1 to 9 PM
Music from Connie Mohar, The Zydeco Revelators, and Dylan Doyle & the Delta Gypsies
• Advance tickets: $15/adult • $7.50 child (15 and under)
• Door tickets: $20/adult • $7.50 child
• Dinner a la carte from $3 to $5 each item
• Cash bar
SpillianFest is a glorious celebration of mountain magic, world class food, and seriously fine music from artists who catch Spillian’s magic and toss it back out to us.
This year, a Spillian-style Catskills picnic to remember the perfect summer in the mountains, made of sunburnt noses, first loves, and nights of a million fireflies.
In those perfect summers of the past, friendships were stronger, the food was tastier and the music….ah, the music was the soundtrack to those days…burned into our heads with a connection that instantlly transports us back to more innocent times, when a good lyric could pierce our souls and a great riff could thrill us like a kiss.
On July 15, take a day, come to Spillian and let’s see if we can’t remind you a little of that magic memory we each have in our head…
Come and delight in the anthems of summer from…
…the incomparable Connie Mohar as he wanders the crowd with his accordion, playing your requests
… the fabulous Zydeco Revelators as they bring their own Cajun magic to old favorites from the bayou and beyond
…the one-and-only guitar phenom Dylan Doyle & the Delta Gypsies as they bring their superb roots rock & blues hearts to the songs of summer, live broadcast from Spillian on WIOX Radio!
Dance. Eat great eats, and wash away your cares!
SpillianFest 2017 Food
• The much praised and nearly world-famous Spillian Trout Taco
• The Spillian Veggie Taco (all that and no trout!)
• Beer & Onion Grilled Brats with homemade sauerkraut
• Catskills maple smoked corn on the cob
• House made smoked mac ’n’ cheese
• Spillian Wings – our take on a powder sugar dusted fried dough that will satisfy the most demanding sweet tooth and echo the fairs of summer
• S’mores for the bonfire
SpillianFest 2017 Cash Bar
Featuring local beer from Catskills Brewery: Ball Lightning Pilsner and Floodwatch IPA
Featuring Beringer wines: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon
Featuring Catskills Hurricanes, with run
SpillianFest 2017 Schedule
1 PM: Doors, Bar, and SpillianFest Retro Photo Booth Open
1-3 PM Connie Mohar plays your favorite summer tunes on accordian
2-6 PM SpillianFest Picnic Food Available
3-5 PM The Zydeco Revelators bring their Cajun magic and get the party rocking
5 PM Lighting the Bonfire
6-8 PM Dylan Doyle and the Delta Gypsies, Live Broadcast on Jezz Harkin’s The Brilliant Show on WIOX Radio, 91.3 FM, streaming worldwide on wioxradio.org.
8-9 PM S’mores for the bonfire and farewells until next year!
Three years ago our first SpillianFest introduced the public to “The Meadow, ” our gorgeous outdoor stage built into the old stone foundation of one of the original Spillian buildings. It was a revelry attended by more than 500 guests. Since then our magical meadow has hosted weddings, workshops, and gatherings. This year at the meadow, we unveil the new Spillian retro camp photo booth for the best Instagram selfies ever.
And We Have Rooms Available!
A rare chance to stay at Spillian without claiming the entire facility for the weekend.
$159/night for private bath
$119/night for shared bath
Call us at 800-811-3351 to make a room reservation in one of our magical guest rooms. Learn more about them here.
About Dylan Doyle
“Dylan Doyle is a great young musician with the soul of an old bluesman.” – John Platania, Guitarist, Van Morrison
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 4 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 deliver hot Louisiana-style dance music. Sweet Cajun accordion, electric guitar and a powerhouse rhythm section, and that cool metal rub-board vest, touring the East Coast! Bring yer dancin’ shoes… Featuring Phil Passantino, accordion/vocals, Lou Selmi, drums/vocs, Keith Vukan, bass/vocs, Lawrence Ochs, guitar/vocs, and Arieh Bellehsen, rub-board.
About Connie Mohar
Connie is one of the gems of the Catskills. A Julliard-trained classical clarinetist and jazz sax man, he has worked with the likes of Charles Mingus and Eddie Shaughnessy. That’s all lovely. But then there’s the accordion…Connie can play pretty much any tune you can dream up and shares it with virtuosity and a twinkle in his eye. He’ll be starting SpillianFest off right this year, taking requests as he wanders the grounds!