Mountain Jam Festival

Mountain Jam Festival New YorkMountain Jam Festival takes place at Hunter Mountain, New York

Mountain Jam Festival 2012 dates – 31st May  to 3rd June

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Steve Winwood – headliner
Gov’t Mule – headliner

Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Roots, Ben Folds Five, The Word (Ft. Robert Randolph, John Medeski, & North Mississippi Allstars), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Travelin’ Mccoury’s (Ft. Keller Williams) Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dawes, Gary Clark Jr., Carolina Chocolate Drops, Givers, Charles Bradley, Mariachi El Bronx, Bustle In Your Hedgerow (Ft. Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz & Scott Metzger), Eoto, Anders Osborne, Sara Watkins, Zach Deputy, Break Science, Planet Of The Abts, The Lee Boys, Marco Benevento, Wolf!, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Sheepdogs, The Brew, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Ground Up, The Pedrito Martinez Group, Zee Avi, Aunt Martha, Kopecky Family Band, Lauren Shera, Uncle Lucius, Connor Kennedy Band, Turkuaz

The History of Mountain Jam Festival

Mountain Jam is a three-day music festival in upstate New York, held at the world class Hunter Mountain ski resort the weekend after Memorial Day. In its short history, Mountain Jam has become one of the top music festivals in the U.S. and the premier festival in the Northeast. Rolling Stone Magazine named the Mountain Jam Festival one of the Top 8 Music Festivals in the Country. Mountain Jam is an independent music festival produced by locally owned and operated WDST/Radio Woodstock and guitarist extraordinaire Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, The Dead, Gov’t Mule). Attendess of Mountain Jam can camp onsite in the majestic, rolling green catskill mountains, or stay in numerous local hotels and inns, as well as ski chalets and houses that are available for weekend rentals. The infrastructure of the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort provides excellent amenities not found in typical outdoor music festivals, such as indoor restroom faciities, a large, full-service bar and lounge area, restaurants and an indoor concert stage. The natural shape and slope of the ski mountains makes for a great, natural amphitheater with fantastic sight lines as the main stages are in a bowl, and the attendees watch the music on sloped mountainsides.

Since 2008, Mountain Jam has included the Awareness Village, an ongoing effort to stimulate and expand planentary consciousness. The Awareness Village hosts activists spreading the word on offsetting carbon emissions & groups showcasing environmental efforts to help save our planet. The Awareness Village also has information and workshops on crystals, astrology, plant/spirit medicine, yoga, tai chi, and plenty more to keep you healthy spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Mountain Jam began in 2005 as a one-day celebration of the 25th anniversary of radio station WDST-FM, in Woodstock, NY. WDST is one of the country’s leading progressive independent radio stations, having won numerous radio industry awards for its unique and innovative music mix of classic rock and new, emerging artists. Mountain Jam expanded to a 2 day music festival in 2006, and then added a third day in 2007. Since then, the Festival has grown to feature over 40 bands on 4 stages. The two main stages are positioned next to one another, so that the music rotates non-stop on these stages, without any over-lapping. An indoor stage and an Acoustic Stage in the Awareness Village are also featured. Late Night music sets has the music ending after 3 am.

Hunter Mountain is located just over 2 hours north of New York City in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York State. Whether you are coming from the north or the south, Hunter is a convenient half-hour ride from New York State Thruway exits 19, 20 or 21. Please obey the posted speed limit signs while on your way to and from the mountain. Local Law Enforcement agencies strictly enforce the posted speed limits.

Mountain Jam Festival Line Up – 2011
Gov’t Mule, My Morning Jacket, Warren Haynes Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Avett Brothers, Umphrey’s McGee, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Bela Fleck & the Original Flecktones, Mavis Staples, Electric Hot Tuna, Lotus, North Mississippi Allstars, Soulive, The New Deal, 7 Walkers, Portugal. The Man, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tim Reynolds & TR3, Dawes, Toubab Krewe, Big Gigantic, Zach Deputy, Ryan Montbleau Band, The London Souls, Charlie Hunter, Chris Barron (of The Spin Doctors), Carbon Leaf, Civil Twilight, The Heavy Pets, Orgone, Kung Fu, The Alternate Routes, Dangermuffin, Moon Taxi, Leroy Justice, Ari Hest, Pieta Brown, The Erin Hobson Compact, The Wiyos, TAB the Band, Morning Teleportation, Bronze Radio Return, Spirit Family Reunion, Nathan Moore, The Big Takeover, Voodelic, Steven Lynch, Livingston Leo

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