Workshops In Healey Brothers Hall
Mountain Jam is excited to bring back a series of workshops taking place throughout the weekend in Healey Brothers Hall! These workshops will feature various musicians, authors, photographers, dancers and more who will all provide insight into their lives and work. Stop by to listen, participate, and enjoy!
Yoga with Michael Franti
Wake up with some Sunday morning Yoga with Michael Franti, making his 10th consecutive appearance at Mountain Jam!
Mental Floss with Marco Benevento: An Open Session of Improvisation and Songwriting
Calling all musicians. Let go of your minds, pull melody from the ether and music from your heart when you join the electrifying pianist at a session of freeform improvisation and songwriting.
Guitars That Jam – A Photography Discussion with Jay Blakesberg
This 45 minute presentation will have Jay discussing ‘Guitars That Jam’, his new photography book about guitars and the stories behind them as well as an introduction to his next book ‘Hippie Chick”, A Tale of Love, Devotion and Surrender which comes out October 2015. Jay will speak for 30 minutes and the remaining time will be open for questions from the audience on any photography topic.
Jason Pinsky (CEO, Cannastract)
Jason Pinsky is the CEO of Cannastract, a New York based cannabis company that focuses on bringing “more science” to cannabis extracts and concentrates. Pinsky built his career in the music and technology space establishing his first company Haze City in 1998 where he worked and toured with many legends of the music industry including Phish, Medeski Martin & Wood and Lettuce and in 2004 he was the technology director for the Bonnaroo music festival. In addition to music, technology and cannabis, Pinsky is also a partner at Fette Sau, Zagat rated #1 BBQ in NYC for the last 6 years. Pinsky also serves on the expert panel as a concentrate judge for the High Times Cannabis Cup and has been judging cups since the first Amsterdam cup in 1994.
Satuday: The Science of Cannabis
The history and future of cannabis science and it’s impact on human health and society.
Sunday: Cannabis Industry Overview
An overview developing trends and opportunities in the cannabis industry.
Hula Hooping Workshops with Miss 360
Friday: Hula Hoop Flash mob Choreography
Come discover the fun of group choreography! By the end of this all levels workshop you will have mastered a complete routine. Following the workshop, all participants are invited to show off for the crowd in a flashmob style performance. Bringing your own hoop is encouraged. A limited amount of hoops will be available to borrow or purchase.
Saturday: All Levels Hula Hoop Workshop
Learn how to hoop dance from performers Miss 360, Miss Fly Hips, & MLE Sugar Magnolia! From waist hooping to wedgies and inversions, this class will cover a broad spectrum of tricks and movements to challenge every skill level. Bringing two hoops is encouraged but not mandatory. There will be extra hoops available to borrow or purchase.
Sunday: Partner Hooping Workshop
Two hoopers is better than one! Bring a friend or fly solo and we’ll pair you up. In this workshop you and your partner will master synchronized hooping and create beautiful geometric shapes. Bringing two hoops is encouraged but not mandatory. There will be extra hoops available to borrow or purchase.
Jam With Rock Legends of Tomorrow: Paul Green Rock Academy
The Paul Green Rock Academy is a performance based music school founded by School of Rock originator Paul Green and a bunch of his awesome friends. The Rock Academy proceeds from the belief that the best way to learn to play music is to play music and The Rock Academy Show Band, comprised of some of the best young musicians in the Hudson Valley, represents the proof of those beliefs. These fine young musicians come here not to participate in the novelty of kids playing music, but rather in the majesty of kids playing rock music well.