Hunter Hayes hits the stage at Hunter Mountain in Hunter this summer…
Yes, the fast-rising country music newcomer will be one of the featured performers at the Taste of Country Music Festival, a new three-day fest that will take over the ski center from June 13-15, just one week after Warren Haynes’ annual Mountain Jam fest.
Led by guitarslinger extraordinaire Warren Haynes, Mountain Jam will once again take over Hunter Mountain in Hunter for four days of wonderful and wildly eclectic music, beginning on Thursday, May 31.
Naturally, Haynes’ band Gov’t Mule (or rather one of Haynes’ bands) will be headlining on the Friday and Saturday nights, but the eighth annual fest’s roster of diverse talent also includes Steve Winwood, Ben Folds Five, Michael Franti & Spearhead, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Roots, the Word and much, much more.
But Bluestock organizers have added some notable new acts to the bill.
Gregg Allman – who released a solo album “Low Country Blues” on Rounder Records earlier this year – will headline one of the three days. The other previously announced headliners are Buddy Guy and Elvin Bishop.
New Orleans hornman Trombone Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue have also been added to the line-up.
And the strangest new Bluestock announcement?
That’s right, film action star Steven Seagal will co-host the festival, as well as perform with his band Thunderbox.
Yeah, it sure feels like winter out there right now, but looking over the freshly announced line-up of bands for the Mountain Jam festival in June is sure to be enough to warm you up for bit.
The seventh annual Mountain Jam festival rolls into Hunter Mountain in Hunter, expanding to a four-day event which will take place from Thursday-Sunday, June 2-5. The festival will also be offering camping this year.
And the initial roster of bands that are scheduled to perform was announced today.
So who’s coming?
Since guitarslinger Warren Haynes is one of the festival’s driving forces, it’s no surprise that Gov’t Mule is returning (headlining on June 4), but the Warren Haynes Band will be playing as well, (headlining on June 3).
And My Morning Jacket is returning to headline the closing day of the fest, June 5.
But there’s more – much more. Also on tap for Mountain Jam VII are:
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