Modern rock heroes My Morning Jacket will return to the festival after five years, along with Michael Franti & Spearhead, crossover punk/Americana sensations the Avett Brothers, modern blues/rock trailblazers North Mississippi Allstars, the high-energy, hippie folk/pop collective Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, cross-genre banjo whiz Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, legendary blues/rock masters Electric Hot Tuna, rhythm & blues and gospel icon Mavis Staples, high-energy psychedelic rockers Portugal, West African-influenced Toubab Krewe, the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band and for all you local fans, the great Earl Lundy’s fab dirty blues/soul marchers, Voodelic.
Things kick off early on Thursday night this year, with added music – and more late-night gigs inside. Things run through Sunday night, rain or shine, in true upstate festival tradition. “It’s been great to watch Mountain Jam grow over the last seven years from a one-day concert to a multi-day destination event,” says Haynes. “I’m really looking forward to this year’s lineup.”
Early-bird tickets, at significant discounts, are now available at www.mountainjam.com.