From the producers of MAYfest and Catskill Chill Music Festival, Ascend is the next evolution of creating community around the pursuits we’re most passionate about; yoga, music, and art.
Eleven years ago, coming from two very different worlds, Dave & Melia Marzollo met in Cold Spring, NY. Melia was practicing and teaching yoga, meditation and pilates in an old converted barn just outside of town. Dave, a lover of live music and parties, would occasionally build fires in the barn’s wood stove for Melia’s classes. Over the years, Melia expanded her yoga, pilates + wellness business into her current studio on Main Street in Cold Spring Village; the magical home of Cold Spring Yoga and Pilates Studios and The Cold Spring Apothecary.
Meanwhile, Dave founded and produced the Catskill Chill Music Festival. Behind Dave’s leadership, The Chill grew rapidly and celebrated seven years as a festival circuit favorite. Melia developed a Wellness Village and yoga program at the Chill. With the surprising popularity of the yoga classes inside the music festival setting, the inspiration for MAYfest began. The Marzollo’s and their team set out to create a new event that would celebrate the combination of  high-energy festival “buzz” and the sacred vibration one experiences from yoga and meditative practices.
After three successful years of MAYfest, and a DreamTeam of the best minds and hearts in the business, we introduce the rise of Ascend. We invite you to experience a community that celebrates the different energies that elevate us, with a focus always on expression and creativity.  Ascend is a celebration of living and all things that make life so rich; music, art, yoga, mindfulness, family, community, nature and all the palpable joys of this world.
In 2018 we launch Ascend with multiple single-day events, followed by a weekend festival experience at our new home in the summer of 2019.

“You lift me + I’ll lift thee + we’ll ASCEND together”