The Mountain Jam Festival is produced by Mountain Jam, LLC, a collaboration between Townsquare Media Group and Chet-5 Festivals in association with Woodstock, NY’s legendary independent radio station, Radio Woodstock 100.1 (WDST). The thirteenth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival will take place at Hunter Mountain, in Hunter, NY from Friday, June 16, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Mountain Jam is a three-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 40 bands on 3 stages in one of the Northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters. Rolling Stone Magazine, along with many other noteworthy national publications, consistently rates Mountain Jam as one to the top music festivals in the country. 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, VIP, and Super VIP with single day tickets available closer to the festival. On-site camping and condos, and a variety of nearby hotels, lodges and ski chalets offer attendees a wide variety of accommodations.
A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE
Nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, Hunter Mountain is a world class ski resort that offers many year-round amenities. The Lodge provides fans with 24-hour access to indoor bathrooms, a large, full service bar, and food services. The Sky Ride provides a fun and unique opportunity for fans to take in the beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains while watching the music. More daring fans can experience North America’s longest and highest Zipline. Parking is free, and there are also plenty of other fun-filled attractions, a wide variety of food vendors (from gourmet and organic fare to the usual comfort foods like burgers and pizza), arts & crafts vendors, and artist signings. Mountain Jam prides itself on being family friendly. Children 10 and under are admitted at no charge with a paid adult and there is plenty of entertainment for kids including a children’s tent with fun-filled activities.
The festival’s forward-thinking Awareness Village will once again host exhibits from not-for-profit organizations and environmental groups, children’s entertainment, performance and sculpture art, physical and spiritual healing, a beer and wine garden, and much more. The Festival will also be continuing its greening efforts with recycling, carbon offsets, and $1 water refills to reduce the usage of plastic water bottles.
Over the years, Mountain Jam has hosted some of the top names in live music, including The Black Keys, Beck, Robert Plant, Wilco, Alabama Shakes, The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Dispatch, The Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Steve Winwood, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ray LaMontagne, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Ben Folds Five, Primus, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Jeff Tweedy, Umphrey’s McGee, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 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.
Mountain Jam is located in the Catskill Mountains which is typically a beautiful and scenic 2-3 hour drive from New Jersey, Upstate New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.