The fourth installment of Mountain Jam, a three-day music festival in Upstate New York on May 30-June 1 was named as one of the top eight summer festivals in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Held at the Hunter Mountain ski resort, it was the largest music festival in the northeast/New England region last year.
Presented by Radio Woodstock and musician Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead), this year’s lineup includes Gov’t Mule, Bob Weir & Rat Dog, Levon Helm’s Ramble on the Road, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Umphrey’s McGee, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Citizen Cope, Ray LaMontagne, Drive-By Truckers, Dark Star Orchestra, GALACTIC featuring Special Guest Mr. Lif, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.
In addition to the music, Mountain Jam’s Awareness Village will once again host Rock The Earth, a not-for-profit environmental advocacy group, HeadCount, which promotes voter registration, and Community Energy, a company committed to increasing the domestic supply of clean energy. The festival pledges to increase its environmental efforts thanks to recycling and post event clean-up provided by Clean Vibes. Mountain Jam is donating 50 cents per festival ticket sold to HeadCount’s Cents For Sense program, which will help register voters for the 2008 presidential election.
This year’s festival will be broadcast by iClips Network.