Mountain Jam lineup for Bethel Woods announced
After 14 years at Hunter Mountain, NY, Mountain Jam is getting a new location in 2019: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the original Woodstock (and where Live Nation's unofficial Woodstock 50th anniversary festival, Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival, will be held). Festival founder Gary Chetkof confirmed the location change with Poughkeepsie Journal, and Hunter Mountain posted on Facebook, saying, "while we are disappointed to see the festival move, we would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to the many supporters who made Hunter Mountain a successful Mountain Jam venue for more than a decade."
Chetkof also confirmed Mountain Jam's initial lineup with Poughkeepsie Journal. UPDATE (2/7): Full lineup announced.
Mountain Jam may be in a new location this year, but after going in an increasingly indie rock direction, the 2019 Mountain Jam lineup is a return to the festival's jam band roots. Co-founder Warren Haynes' band Gov't Mule are playing again after taking the past two years off, and the lineup also includes Willie Nelson & Family, The Avett Brothers, Toots & the Maytals, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Marco Benevento, Alison Krauss, Twiddle, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Amy Helm, The Allman Betts Band, The Nude Party, and more.
The fest goes down across three stages from June 13-16, 2019. Full lineup below. Early bird tickets go on sale Friday (2/8) at 10 AM.
Chetkof told Poughkeepsie Journal that he's "awaiting approval for the gathering from the state Department of Health" to officially announce the full lineup. About the new location, he said, Bethel Woods "is like going to the Taj Mahal of sites. It’s all about being on an amazing piece of land. What could be more amazing than Bethel Woods and the home of the Woodstock festival... It was really just a matter of going to the promised land."
Mountain Jam -- 2019 Lineup
Willie Nelson & Family
Gov’t Mule (2 Sets)
The Avett Brothers
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 Sets)
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Toots & The Maytals
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
The Allman Betts Band
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
The Dustbowl Revival
The Nude Party
Mo Lowda & The Humble
The National Reserve
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
Consider The Source
The Big Takeover
Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun