Ninth Annual Mountain Jam Kicks Off June 6th

The Ninth Annual Mountain Jam festival kicks off June 6th and runs through June 9th at Hunter Mountain in Hunter, NY.  Mountain Jam is a four-day, multi-stage festival hosted by Radio Woodstock 100.1 and guitarist, Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers, The Warren Haynes Band, The Dead).  In one of the most pristine locations in the Northeast and natural amphitheater, more than 50 bands will perform on three stages.

Mountain Jam welcomes legendary bassist, Phil Lesh bringing his all star side project Phil Lesh & Friends for a two-set performance.  Friends for this year’s Mountain Jam are Warren Haynes and John Scofield on guitar, Joe Russo (Furthur) on drums, and Jeff Chimenti (Furthur, RatDog, The Dead, Les Claypool) on keys. Widespread Panic will make 2013 it’s first (and only northeast) appearance at Mountain Jam.  Festival resident Gov’t Mule will also headline a two-set performance. Primus will headline the expanded Thursday night program.  Staple guest artist, Michael Franti will perform on Saturday, June 8th.

In addition to headlining bands, Mountain Jam continues it’s all-star line-up with many others including: Dispatch, a groove rock outfit of fun; Gary Clark Jr., Austin based artist fuzzing soul, rock and R & B; Jackie Greene, a versatile singer-songwriter armed with a catalogue of Americana and roots songs; Amy Helm whose vocals evoke a nostalgia of an old soul; and ALO, a pop-funk danceable groove band hailing from California.  Mountain Jam also welcomes The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Soulive, Deer Tick, Rubblebucket, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Revivalists, David Wax Museum, SIMO, Swear and Shake and many more.

Jammers will have a variety of activities and attractions while on the mountain. Some attractions include: sky rides, a scenic view of the Catskill Mountains; yoga, offered on Saturday and Sunday; a beer (and wine) garden for exclusive craft brews; psychic readings, Hammock Groove, Frisbee golf tournament, and artist signings.  Mountain Jam is offering a wide selection of cuisines to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters as well as an on-site Farmer’s Market.

Mountain Jam has always done its part to reduce its carbon footprint.  The festival guide will not be available in paper form – saving over 2000 lbs. of paper ink.  The iPhone and Android supported App includes all the bells and whistles. The app provides a festival map, alerts, user created schedule and more.

Tickets are still available, however VIP passes are sold out.  For more information, rules and regulations please visit www.mountainjam.com

’s must see picks: Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers, Amy Helm, Gary Clark Jr.

’s must do picks: Sky Ride, Rainbow’s B-Rushless Karma Wash, Awareness Village