Another festival has cancelled its 2020 edition due to the coronavirus - this time it's Mountain Jam, which was scheduled to return to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (the original Woodstock site) from May 29-31 for its sixteenth year. Organizers released a statement:

Mountain Jam will no longer be taking place this year. After 15 consecutive years we will miss all the familiar faces and uplifting vibes that our community shares. However, the safety of our artists, fans, and staff are of paramount importance. We want to thank everyone who has stood by us over the years and look forward to making Mountain Jam 2021 the best festival ever. Stay safe, and we will see you next year. Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase.

Gary Chetkof
President, Radio Woodstock
Founder/Partner, Mountain Jam

Festival co-founder Warren Haynes’ band Gov’t Mule, Phish’s Trey Anastasio Band, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, The Head and the Heart, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Margo Price, Yola, Hiss Golden Messenger, and David Wax Museum were among those scheduled to perform, and there was an 80th birthday celebration for the late Levon Helm of The Band planned, ft. The Midnight Ramble Band and "very special guests."

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