Gov’t Mule, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Beck to Play 2016 Mountain Jam
The lineup for the 2016 Mountain Jam has been announced. This year's festival, which will be held June 2-5 at the Hunter Mountain ski resort in Hunter, N.Y., will feature Gov't Mule, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Beck.
Wilco, the Avett Brothers and jam-band circuit veterans Umphreys McGee are among the other top acts on the bill, which also includes Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark, Jr. and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Jason Isbell, Courtney Barnett and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, all of whom released critically lauded albums in 2015, will also perform.
"Our 2016 artists literally have been burning up the airwaves, concert halls and music critics' Top 10 lists" Mountain Jam co-founder Gary Chetkof said. "These artists are, in essence, the Bob Dylans of their generation, emitting powerfully crafted songs that have been resonating with audiences all over the world. Beck is a musical genius who's had an amazing 20-plus year career and who's had a creative resurgence with both his last album, Morning Phase, the 2015 Grammy Award's Album of the Year, and his highly anticipated 13th studio album, which features the catchy, upbeat hit 'Dreams.' Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats exploded onto the music scene last year with the uniquely catchy hit 'S.O.B.' that was on everyone's playlist last year. The Avett Brothers -- part of the Mountain Jam family and returning to the festival for their fourth year -- are releasing their ninth studio album this year, and Umphrey's McGee are at the peak of their career. This is truly one of the most musically diverse and creative Mountain Jam Festivals to date and we couldn't be more excited."
This will be the 12th year for Mountain Jam, which began as a single-day event in 2005 and has grown into one of the most prestigious festivals around, encompassing four days and three stages in the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains. Previous headliners include Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Levon Helm and Steve Winwood. Warren Haynes, who co-founded the festival, has played every Mountain Jam to date with his band Gov't Mule.
November's pre-sale tickets sold out quickly, but Early Bird tickets go on sale today at 10AM ET. In addition to single-day, three-day and four-day passes, there are camping and several VIP packages available. The Hunter Mountain resort is equipped with a full-service lodge that includes a diverse array of food and drink options, a Sky Ride and a Zipline that ranks as the longest and highest in North America. There are also arts-and-crafts vendors and booths that provide children's entertainment and environmental awareness. For complete information, visit their website.
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