The 10th annual Mountain Jam Festival will take place on Hunter Mountain in upstate New York this weekend, June 5-8, with 40 bands playing on multiple stages. The lineup includes tons of awesome music that will kick off the June festival season the right way; The Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir and Rat Dog, Gov’t Mule, Dark Star Orchestra, Umphrey’s McGee, The Avett Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Pretty Lights and many more will play through the summer days and nights.
This year marks the 45th anniversary for the Allman Brothers Band, and although they are only performing at the festival for the second time, this will be the last time fans can catch ABB in upstate New York. Guitarist Warren Haynes helped design the fantastic experience that is Mountain Jam, and will delight fans with a three-hour Gov’t Mule set on Saturday night, and one final Mountain Jam Allman Brothers performance on Sunday. The band will perform their 1969 self-titled debut album and their 1970 Idlewild South in their entirety.
Ticket packages include a four-day or three-day festival pass with or without camping. Special Jammer (VIP), Super Jammer (Super VIP), and Ultimate Jammer Passes offer a variety of luxurious amenities including access to free hot showers, indoor bathrooms, meet and greets with selected Mountain Jam performers, and unlimited drinks for the entire festival. There are additionally single-day passes available as well.
Aside from all the exciting musical performers, there are also many other activities to partake in during the festival. Mountain Jam offers yoga and gong-sound healing Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning for only $5 a class, and a SkyRide up Hunter Mountain Friday-Sunday for the same price. Therapeutic massages, karma washes, artist signings and drum circles will all be available to attendees and there will be a firework display during Gov’t Mule’s set on Saturday night in celebration of the festival’s 10th anniversary.
Mountain Jam will continue its efforts recycling, and only charging festival-goers $1 for water refills in attempts to reduce the pile up of plastic water bottles. We all know how important it is to go (and smoke) green, and Mountain Jam embraces the idea too.
This year’s Mountain Jam should be better than ever and everyone at HIGH TIMES is looking forward to the event!
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://mountainjam.com