Gov’t Mule will headline the fifth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival in Hunter, NY, from May 29-31 for the fifth time. Radio Woodstock and Warren Hayes (guitarist with Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers Band and The Dead) are the festival’s producers.
Mountain Jam tickets will be available beginning on January 26. VIP passes are also available and for the first time includes free showers and a private entrance.
The Allman Brothers Band will make its exclusive Northeast festival appearance at Mountain Jam as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. In addition, the three-day event will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival.
Michael Franti & Spearhead will return for its fourth festival appearance; Ray Lamontagne and Jackie Greene are also veteran artists. Newcomers include Coheed & Cambria, the Derek Trucks Band, The Hold Steady, Richie Havens, Railroad Earth, Porter Batiste & Stoltz, Brett Dennen, The Lee Boys and many others. Late night performances by Girl Talk and others will begin at 1 a.m. and will take place both outside “Under the Stars” and inside The Hunter Mountain Lodge.
“Part of the beauty of Mountain Jam is that you never know who you are going to see playing with who…and sometimes for the very first time,” said Hayes in a statement. “That is what makes it so joyous. It’s like a vacation while we’re playing — it’s such a beautiful place and you’re with people you know and love. The fact that it’s such a beautiful location makes it that much better for the audience and performers.”