Festival Fever: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, 5/31-6/3/12
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.
There are a variety of ticket packages available, and the earlier you purchase your tix, the cheaper they are. Some of the current ticket prices are: $160 for a three-day pass; daily tix for $60 each.
Although set times have yet to be announced, the Mountain Jam folks recently released the daily schedules, and here’s what’s on tap:
THURSDAY, MAY 31
Planet of the Abts
Bustle In Your Hedgerow
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
Caravan of Thieves
The Lee Boys
Gary Clark, Jr.
The Travelin’ McCourys with Keller Williams
James Murphy (DJ set)
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
Swear & Shake
Chris Cubeta & the Liars Club
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
The Nigel Hall Band
Mariachi El Bronx
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Ben Folds Five
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
The Connor Kennedy Band
The Pedrito Martinez Group
The Brew Sara Watkins
The Simone Felice Band
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Tedeschi Trucks Band
Michael Franti & Spearhead
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:
A Psybient Soiree @ Kutshers Resort, Monticello, 3/30-4/1/12
SnowMont Music Festival @ Killington Resort, Killington, 3/30-4/1/12 UPDATE: The SnowMont Music Festival has been cancelled.
Roots Music Festival @ The Linda, Albany, 3/31/12
MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/21/12
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/22-24/12
Friehofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/30-7/1/12
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/31