Imagine Dirty Dancing except with Iggy Pop as Johnny and the Vivian Girls (collectively) as Baby and that’s maybe close to what you’ll get on a trip to All Tomorrow’s Parties, New York. The American branch of this UK festival takes place at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello, NY. Kutsher’s is one of the last of a dying breed of family travel resorts, much like the vacation spot Baby’s family visit each summer in Dirty Dancing. Unlike the Kellermans Mountain House though, Kutsher’s exudes a forgotten feeling with long crumbling corridors, damp guest-rooms and charmingly decaying ballrooms. For one weekend each year, this year from Friday 3rd September to Sunday 5th September, the resort is filled with rock stars, comedians and fans who, because of the inclusivity of the resort, mingle, play music and maybe even some tennis together.
ATP has a long history of allowing a variety of celebrities to curate their festivals. Curating the New York festival is film director Jim Jarmusch (Coffee and Cigarettes).
Besides watching the full line-up of bands all weekend, those attending the festival and staying at the resort can take advantage of the club’s amenities like:
Outdoor Tennis and Basketball Courts
Indoor Cardio-Vascular Equipment and Free Weights
Health Club / Wet and Dry Sauna
Ping Pong Tables, Pool Tables
Boating on the lake
Tennis Lessons and Private Court Time.
18 Hole Championship Golf Course / Golf Club rental.
Massages at the health club.
Kutsher’s Country Club
1 Kutsher Rd, Monticello, NY 12701
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