Mountain Jam (festival)

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Mountain Jam
Mountain Jam Banner 2015.png
Banner for Mountain Jam X, 2014
Genre Jam band, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Reggae
Dates Weekend after Memorial Day annually
Location(s) Hunter Mountain, New York
Years active 2004–present
Founded by WDST/Radio Woodstock / Warren Haynes / Gary Chetkof / Paul Schiavo
Website
http://www.mountainjam.com/

Mountain Jam is an annual music festival that began in 2005, held at Hunter Mountain ski resort in upstate New York, usually in early June.

History[edit]

Mountain Jam was originally conceived to celebrate the 25th anniversary of WDST/Radio Woodstock. More than 3,300 people attended the initial one-day event in 2005, reviews of which were overwhelmingly positive.[1] The founders, including Warren Haynes, Gary Chetkof and members of Radio Woodstock, decided to make the event annual.[2] Over time, the festival has grown to include a diverse lineup of smaller artists, as well as large acts including Michael Franti and Spearhead, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys and The Allman Brothers Band. Gov't Mule, the band Haynes co-founded, has performed at every Mountain Jam thus far.

Venue[edit]

Mountain Jam's three stages allow for continuous music each day. The East Stage is the largest, overlooking the main terrain of the resort. Adjacent to the East Stage is the West Stage, near the resort's chair lift; and Inside the Base Lodge a third stage is set up for late night acts and musicians who require indoor amenities. Amenities for event goers include a tent camping area in the Hunter One section of the resort and RV camping farther up the mountain. Various hotels also serve the town year-round, and the Kaatskill Mountain Club hotel and Liftside Condominiums are both within walking distance of the festival.

Some years have seen non-stop rain for almost the entire duration of the festival,[3] while other events have had sunny and temperate weather.[4]

2014[edit]

  • The 10th Mountain Jam festival took place June 5 to 9, 2014 with the following acts:

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

Also included was a brief set in tribute to Levon Helm, who was based in nearby Woodstock and had died on April 20. The set featured Gov't Mule, the Levon Helm Band, and special guests.

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

Mountain Jam 2010 took place June 4 to June 6.[5][6] The lineup included:

2009[edit]

Mountain Jam 2009 took place May 29–30.[7][8] The lineup included:

2008[edit]

Mountain Jam 2008 took place May 30-June 1.[9] The three-day lineup included:

2007[edit]

Mountain Jam 2007 took place June 1–3 and was cited as was the largest music festival in the Northeast/New England. .[10] The lineup featured:

2006[edit]

The 2006 Mountain Jam took place June 2–4.[11] The New York Times described it as a "little Bonnaroo".[12] The lineup included:

2005[edit]

The original Mountain Jam, a single-day event on June 4, 2005, celebrated the 25th anniversary of WDST, Woodstock's radio station. The festival featured performances by:

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