Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Roots Scheduled To Perform At Mountain Jam Festival 2012

Critically acclaimed hip-hop group the Roots will join a slew of other great artists and bands for the eighth annual Mountain Jam Festival. The festival will run from May 31 (Thursday) through June 3 (Sunday) and will take place at Hunter Mountain, in Hunter, NY. The festival will feature a distinguished and diverse lineup of artists and bands, from talented newcomers to legendary veterans. In addition to the Roots, some of the others artists and bands scheduled to perform at Mountain Jam include Steve Winwood, Ben Folds Five, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Givers, Dawes, and Gov’t Mule’s Tribute Ramble featuring The Levon Helm Band, among many more.

Mountain Jam Festival is a four-day, multi-stage event. This year, more than 50 bands are scheduled to perform on four stages at Hunter Mountain, a first-class ski resort located in the northern Catskill Mountains. Festival attendance is limited to 15,000 people, and camping is limited to under 5000 people to ensure an intimate, audience-friendly environment.

The festival began in 2005 as a one-day celebration of the 25th anniversary of legendary independent radio station Radio Woodstock 100.1 (WDST-FM), which is based in Utopia Studios in Woodstock, NY.  In 2006, Mountain Jam expanded to a two-day music festival, and then added a third day in 2007. In 2011, the festival added early Thursday admission for a limited number of attendees for a pre-festival party on Thursday night.

Since its inception, the festival has been garnering rave reviews. Rolling Stone magazine and a number of other noted national publications have consistently rated Mountain Jam as one of the top music festivals in the country. In 2011, Pollstar recognized Mountain Jam with a nomination for Music Festival of the Year. For more info about Mountain Jam, visit their website.

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