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For Release: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 2pm EST

Woodstock, NY – The ninth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival will return to Hunter Mountain, NY in the beautiful Catskill Mountains from Thursday, June 6through Sunday, June 9, 2013. The 4 day festival will feature an amazing lineup of talent as well as many new features and additions including car camping, a Food Truck Village, Super VIP experiences and more!

Legendary bassist and founding member of the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh, will bring his all-star side project Phil Lesh & Friends back to Mountain Jam for a headlining performance featuring 2 sets of classic Grateful Dead music. Lesh has assembled a special group of friends for this year’s Mountain Jam including Warren Haynes and John Scofield on guitar, Joe Russo (Furthur) on drums, and Jeff Chimenti (Furthur, The Dead, RatDog, Les Claypool) on keyboards. 2013 marks Phil Lesh’s first time back to Mountain Jam since his 2007 appearance.

Athens, GA-based southern rock jam band, Widespread Panic will make its Mountain Jam debut in 2013 with a 2-set headlining show. Panic, a rarity on the bills of northeast music festivals, brings their 27 years of playing together to Mountain Jam for their only northeast festival appearance of 2013, having sold over 3 million albums and consistently being named one of Pollstar’s Top 50 grossing live acts.

In signature fashion, Mountain Jam welcomes back Gov’t Mule for their 9th consecutive year as one of the festival’s headliners. Mule’s 2-set performance is consistently a festival highlight, featuring classic and deep cuts from the band’s arsenal of rock ‘n’ roll tunes, as well as astounding covers.

Rounding out Mountain Jam’s 2013 headliners is Primus, performing at Mountain Jam for their first time and fronting the festival’s expanded Thursday night programming. Joining Primus on Thursday is Rubblebucket and a yet to-be-announced late-night electronic band.

Mountain Jam will welcome, for the first time “the biggest band nobody’s ever heard of,” Dispatch. Indie/roots rockers Dispatch come to Mountain Jam on the heels of their first full-length record in 12 years and with countless arena sellouts under their belt, including three nights at Madison Square Garden in 2007, three nights at the TD Garden in Boston and three nights at Red Rocks in Colorado in 2011.

Also returning to Mountain Jam in 2013 is The Avett Brothers following the release of their Grammy-nominated album, The Carpenter. Brothers Seth and Scott Avett have quickly become a Mountain Jam favorite and return to the Mountain following their appearances in 2010 and 2011.

Also included in Mountain Jam’s initial lineup announcement is the return of Austin, TX-based guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr. following his special guest appearance with the Rolling Stones in December, funk/soul trip Soulive featuring The Shady Horns, “The Prince of Americana” (The New York Times) Jackie Greene, west-coast jam-rockers ALO, and Amy Helm, daughter of the late legendary drummer of The Band, Levon Helm.

Making their first appearance at Mountain Jam is alt-country rockers from Providence, RI, Deer Tick, Brooklyn-based indie-dance band Rubblebucket, breakout Californian signer/songwriter Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, New Orleans rock septet The Revivalists, harmonizing indie duo David Wax Museum, and Nashville, TN-based power trio SIMO.

Mountain Jam’s initial lineup can be found below and at:

Mountain Jam’s Early Bird tickets will go on-sale this Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 10am EST and will offer tickets at up to 25% off day-of-show prices. 4-Day and 3-Day Passes will be available with and without camping, as well as VIP Passes and the brand new Super VIP Pass Package. Single Day tickets will be offered in the spring. Mountain Jam’s limited Pre-Sale sold out in record time, so don’t delay! Tickets can be purchased at

Among the new offerings in 2013 is Car Camping for fans that wish to camp with their car and avoid the inconvenience of hauling gear up the Mountain. Car Camping Passes will be offered in specially designated areas of the campgrounds and a limited number of these passes will be available for only $30 per vehicle.

Mountain Jam’s Super VIP package will offer an experience unlike any other, providing fully catered meals in the artist hospitality hall, a meet & greet with Mountain Jam artists, free massages and skyrides, special Super VIP up-close and personal viewing for the main stages, exclusive festival merchandise, and discounted rates on lodging, Premium Camping, or Premium RV Passes.

Mountain Jam will also offer shuttle services to participating hotels in and around Hunter, NY for the first time in 2013, making it easier for festival goers to travel to and from the concert without the hassle of driving and parking. A list of participating hotels can be found at:

For a complete list of new offerings, visit the newly redesigned

The festival’s forward-thinking Awareness Village will once again host exhibits from not-for-profit organizations and environmental groups, 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 free water refills to reduce the usage of plastic water bottles.

Originally conceived in 2005 as a single-day celebration of Radio Woodstock’s 25th anniversary, Mountain Jam has blossomed into a four-day, multi-stage event, featuring onsite camping, and one of the northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters. Over the years, Mountain Jam has hosted some of the top names in live music, including The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & RatDog, My Morning Jacket, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes Band, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ray LaMontagne, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Les Claypool, The Roots, Ben Folds Five, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), Dave Mason, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Hold Steady, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, The Travelin’ McCoury’s ft. Keller Williams, Hot Tuna, Coheed & Cambria, Drive-By Truckers, Dr. Dog, Medeski Martin & Wood, Mike Gordon, G. Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Galactic, Umphrey’s McGee and Robert Randolph & The Family Band, among many others. Last year, 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.

The Hunter Mountain Lodge will provide fans with 24-hour access to both food and indoor bathrooms, while onsite camping and a variety of nearby hotels, lodges and ski chalets will ensure that all attendees have a wide variety of accommodations to choose from. This year Mountain Jam will also offer expanded VIP options, including its highly acclaimed “Tavern in the Woods” featuring private bar area and Hammock Grove, as well as shaded hospitality tents, early arrival access at no additional charge, private camping areas, and a variety of gourmet food and beverages. Mountain Jam will also offer options for VIP on-site lodging and a VIP RV area on the Mountain.

Hunter Mountain is located within a short drive from anywhere in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

For complete lineup, full details and ticketing, please visit

Mountain Jam is produced by Mountain Jam, LLC, which is owned by Townsquare Media Group and by Gary Chetkof’s  Chet-5 Festivals, LLC, in association with Radio Woodstock and Warren Haynes.

About Radio Woodstock

Radio Woodstock is a global multi-media company that includes the award-winning radio station, Radio Woodstock 100.1, Woodstock’s hometown radio station, as well as internet radio stations, Radio Woodstock 69, and Radio Woodstock LIVE.  All three are available online at

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About Warren Haynes 

Warren Haynes has been ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the 23rd Greatest Guitarist of All Time and most recently among the few top “Guitar Gods.” Haynes is a Grammy winner for his work with Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers Band. He’s been called both an “American treasure” and a “legend in the making” by his peers.

About Townsquare Media Group

Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. Its assets include 244 radio stations, 250 local companion websites in 51 small to mid-sized markets, 350 live music and non-music events annually and certain national digital properties including Taste of Country,, Ultimate Classic Rock, Loudwire,The FW, GuySpeed, ScreenCrush and PopCrush, as well as a network of music and entertainment digital properties reaching over 60 million US unique visitors and E-commerce business Seize the Deal. Additionally, Townsquare Media also operates Townsquare Cares, a non-profit organization that seeks to better the lives of troops and their families.

Mountain Jam 2013 – Initial Lineup

Phil Lesh & Friends (2 sets)

Widespread Panic (2 sets)

Gov’t Mule (2 sets)


The Avett Brothers


Gary Clark Jr.


Deer Tick

Jackie Greene



Amy Helm

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

The Revivalists

David Wax Museum


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