What: Mountain Jam V
When: May 29th – 31st
Where: Hunter Mtn, NY
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.