View of the Mountains at Mountain Jam Festival
Mountains overlooking the stage

Mountain Jam Festival


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Mountain Jam’s Three Stages allow for Continuous Music

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. The founders, including Warren Haynes, Gary Chetkof and members of Radio Woodstock, decided to make the event annual. 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.

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, while other events have had sunny and temperate weather.


Article by Wikipedia
Feature photo by Dina Kaliko

Photo of Mountain Jam banner by Doug Potoksky
Photo of Tom Petty by Joshua Timmermans
Photo of hula hooping girl by Cory Schwartz, Getty Images
Photo of stage by Bass Feeds the Soul
Photo of Michael Franti by Dina Kaliko
Photo of nighttime stage by Doug Potoksky
Photo of Warren Haynes by Doug Potoksky

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