A festival staple of the Catskills, Mountain Jam, has recently announced the event will return in 2023. Last held in 2019 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the festival, presented by Radio Woodstock and Warren Haynes, Mountain Jam will return to Bethel Woods for the 2023 installment.
Despite the 4 year hiatus, the festival looks to return strong, boasting four days of music on three stages, featuring more than 40 artists.
At Bethel Woods, the home of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, Mountain Jam has embraced a wide array of musicians, with a focus on rock, jam and indie bands over the festival’s history, which started in 2005.
In 2011, Pollstar recognized Mountain Jam with a nomination for Music Festival of the Year. The Festival offers 3-day festival tickets with and without camping, premium Jammer (VIP), Super Jammer (Super VIP) and Ultimate Jammer Passes, and single day tickets. On-site camping and condos, and a variety of nearby hotels, lodges and ski chalets offer attendees a wide variety of accommodations.
Over the years, Mountain Jam has hosted some of the top names in live music, including Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Dispatch, The Lumineers, Steve Winwood, The Avett Brothers Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ray LaMontagne, Ben Folds Five, Primus, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Umphrey’s McGee, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Mavis Staples, Girl Talk, The Hold Steady, Coheed & Cambria, Drive-By Truckers Yonder Mountain String Band, Les Claypool, Matisyahu, Dave Mason, Gary Clark Jr., Medeski Martin & Wood, Mike Gordon, G. Love & Special Sauce, Richie Havens, Martin Sexton, Ozomatli, Galactic, Brett Dennen, Gomez, New Orleans Social Club, Jackie Greene, Ingrid Michaelson, and The Felice Brothers, among many others. In 2010, the festival presented Levon Helm‘s 70th Birthday Jubilee with very special guests Warren Haynes, Donald Fagen, Ray LaMontagne, Sam Bush, Steve Earle, Patterson & David Hood, Jackie Greene and Allison Moorer.