The Mountain Jam Music Festival expands to four days of camping and music as Warren Haynes welcomes a wide variety of acts including My Morning Jacket, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Avett Brothers and, of course, Gov’t Mule.
Crossroads Guitar Festival, Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill.
June 26, 2010
Taking place at Hunter Mountain in Hunter, N.Y, June 2-5 and presented by Allman Brothers Band / Gov’t Mule guitarist Haynes and Radio Woodstock, this year’s Mountain Jam will also include the first-ever performance at a major northeast festival by Hayne’s new group, the soul-based Warren Haynes Band.
This year’s event will feature several acts playing the festival for the first time. Mountain Jam newbies include Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Electric Hot Tuna, Mavis Staples, Portugal. The Man, Toubab Krewe and Tim Reynolds And TR3.
But Mountain Jam doesn’t roll up the stage after the evening’s headline act completes its final encore. There’s plenty of late-night entertainment inside and outside Hunter Mountain’s Colonel’s Hall from bands like Lotus, The New Deal and the recently formed 7 Walkers featuring Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, The Meters’ George Porter Jr., Papa Mali and Matt Hubbard.
For the first time in its history Mountain Jam will provide tunes for early arrivals on June 2 in the form of performances by Soulive performing a set of instrumental Beatles songs from the band’s latest album, Rubber Soulive. Also playing for early birds will be Brooklyn-based The London Souls plus a band to be named later.
Day 1 of the Bear Creek Music & Art Festival, Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.
November 12, 2010
“It’s been great to watch Mountain Jam grow over the last seven years from a one-day concert to a multi-day, destination event,” Haynes said. “I’m really looking forward to this year’s lineup and to performing with both Gov’t Mule and the Warren Haynes Band.”
Although Mountain Jam got an early start on ticketing with a special holiday pre-sale, festival passes are now available at special early bird rates, priced at $142.50 while passes including camping are going for $172.50. An additional $25 gives you early admission to the campgrounds on June 2. There’s also a limited number of VIP festival passes available for $414.50. For more information, click here for the Mountain Jam website.