The Levon Helm Band, Yonder Mountain String Band and Fishbone have been added to the line-up for the ninth Annual moe.down festival, founded by leading jam band moe., set for August 29-31 at the Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, NY. Other bands also joining moe. will be Sparrow Quartet featuring Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck, The Presidents of the United States of America, Benevento-Russo Duo, Cornmeal, American Babies, U-Melt, The Macpodz, The Bridge, Lynch, The PMG, Swampadelica, and The Brew. Moe. will perform a total of six sets throughout the weekend.

Over the past nine years, moe.down has become known as Upstate New York’s most musically diverse festival, with more than 100 bands performing, including Flaming Lips, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, The Roots, They Might Be Giants and Ani DiFranco, among others.

The festival site is about an hour northeast of Syracuse at the edge of the scenic Adirondack Mountains. Ski lifts will be open so festival-goers are encouraged to bring their mountain bikes.

A limited number of tickets are available at $105 until they are sold out or until August 5. More info can be found at the festival’s website.

The upstate New York band is critically acclaimed for its songwriting and studio work and is also becoming recognized for its charitable work: the band hosted a Tsunami Benefit concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, raising $150,000 for Tsunami survivors. The band also raised more than $100,000 for various charities, including the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

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