MountainJam to return to Hunter, NY May 30-June 1

(Woodstock, NY) - Radio Woodstock and acclaimed guitarist Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) have once again teamed up to bring the fourth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival ( to New York’s Hunter Mountain from Friday, May 30th-Sunday, June 1st.





For the fourth year in a row, Gov't Mule will anchor the weekend-long event with a pair of two-set performances. Mountain Jam will also feature a rare festival appearance by Levon Helm, who will perform material from his Grammy-nominated Dirt Farmer and a selection of The Band's signature songs. Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 1 at 10 am through and

As in years past, Mountain Jam will offer a wide scope of music, including the third appearance by Michael Franti & Spearhead, Citizen Cope, Drive By Truckers, Dark Star Orchestra, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Greencards, and Jim Weider.  Medeski, Martin & Wood, who turned in memorable Mountain Jam performances in both 2005 and 2006, will return with jazz legend John Scofield, who made his Mountain Jam debut last spring with Phil Lesh & Friends. The festival will also showcase rising stars like The Felice Brothers, Jackie Greene, Pnuma Trio, and Lotus. More bands will be announced in the near future.

Radio Woodstock's Gary Chetkof said, "This is such a special time for Levon, with his Lifetime Achievement Award and Grammy nomination. It is an honor to have Levon on the bill this year and I know Levon and Warren love jamming together."

Added Haynes, "I personally get involved with Radio Woodstock in the music selection and it is such a breath of fresh air to be involved with people who play music for the right reasons. That is the connection among all the bands we try to book."

The festival's forward thinking Awareness Village will once again host Rock The Earth, a not-for-profit environmental advocacy group, Headcount, which promotes voter registration, and Community Energy, a company committed to increasing the domestic supply of clean, fuel-free energy. The festival pledges to increase its environmental efforts thanks to recycling and post event clean-up provided by Clean Vibes. Mountain Jam will also donate 50 cents per festival ticket sold to HeadCount's Cents For Sense program, which will help register voters for the 2008 presidential election.

Originally conceived as a single-day celebration timed with Radio Woodstock's 25th anniversary, Mountain Jam has blossomed into a three-day, multi-stage event, featuring onsite camping, a full Awareness Village, and one of the northeast's most pristine natural amphitheaters. For the first time, Mountain Jam will also host outdoor late night performances by marquee acts like Galactic and the Dark Star Orchestra on both Friday and Saturday nights. These starlit performances will complement the festival's already popular late night offerings by dance bands like Lotus and the Pnuma Trio in the enclosed Hunter Mountain Lodge.

The Hunter Mountain Lodge will provide fans with 24-hour access to both food and indoor bathrooms, while onsite camping and a smorgasbord of nearby hotels and lodges will ensure that all attendees will have a comfortable stay. This year Mountain Jam will also offer an expanded VIP option, featuring a shaded hospitality tent, a variety of food and beverages and, even, full concierge service.

Hunter Mountain is located within a short drive from anywhere in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and is considered the unofficial kick off to the Northeast festival season. Fans unable to attend will be able to experience the music as well, thanks to the festival's interactive blog and innovative webcast, which drew close to 50,000 viewers in 2007.

Mountain Jam passes will be available at and beginning Friday, February 1 at 10 am. Early Bird tickets for a 3-Day Pass are only $115 or $145, including camping. Prices will increase when the early bird allotments run out. A limited number of single-day passes for Sunday will be made available soon for $75 in advance and $85 the day of show. A limited number of RV passes will also be made available.

About Radio Woodstock - WDST &


Radio Woodstock is a global multi-media company that includes the award-winning radio station, WDST, as well as internet radio station, WDST, tagged "the coolest radio station on the planet" is one of the last remaining independently owned and locally operated radio stations in the country. features an eclectic mix of rock artists from the late 1960's to today known for their live and improvisational performances. WDST and search out and promote the development of emerging artists, while still paying tribute to established talent whose music continues to stand the test of time. Both are part of the online Woodstock social network community.


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About Warren Haynes


Warren Haynes has been ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the 23rd Greatest Guitarist of All Time and most recently among the few top "Guitar Gods." Haynes is a Grammy winner and seven time nominee for his work with Gov't Mule and The Allman Brothers Band. He's been called both an "American treasure" and a "legend in the making" by his peers.


Mountain Jam IV - Initial Band Lineup:

Gov't Mule

Levon Helm Band

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood

Citizen Cope

Drive By Truckers

Dark Star Orchestra


Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings


JJ Grey & Mofro

Jackie Greene



Felice Brothers

JIM WEIDER'S PRoJECT PERCoLAToR w/ special guest Lucy Bo

Pnuma Trio

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad





For more info and press inquiries contact

Brett Pasternak

Mountain Jam PR

845-679-7600 ext. 18

PO Box 367

293 Tinker Street

Woodstock, NY 12498