Festivalist '09: Mountain Jam

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What: Mountain Jam V

When: May 29th – 31st

Where: Hunter Mtn, NY

Headliners: Govt Mule (Fri & Sat), Allman Brothers (Sun)

Artist Highlights: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Umphrey’s McGee, Coheed & Cambria, The Hold Steady, Girl Talk, Martin Sexton, Brett Dennen, Macpodz, Gomez, Railroad Earth, Bill Kreautzmann (Grateful Dead)

Tickets: 3-Day passes are $140 ($150 for Camping). Single Day passes are vary Saturday being $80 and Sunday $90. Friday passes are SOLD OUT.

My Take: Mountain Jam doesn’t have a huge appeal to me, but people must go with the addition of 2 new stages this go round.  Girl Talk, the Hold Steady, Allman Brothers, Martin Sexton and Gomez are the only draws for me.  However, its typically a jam band dream and Rolling Stone did call it one of its “Eight Worth The Trip”.  Some interesting amenities in “Awareness Village” include a chiropractor, acoustic stage, natal charts, drum tribes and “energy clearings”.  If I had to choose a hippie-fest, I’d probably go with Rothbury, but that certainly sounds unique.

If anyone has been or is going, feel free to comment.

The Hold Steady – One For The Cutters

Gomez – Moon and Sun

Martin Sexton – Angeline