The ninth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival will take place at Hunter Mountain, New York from June 6th to June 9th. Today, the event organizers have announced the initial lineup for MJ9. Widespread Panic will play two sets at this year’s fest. Also, HT faves ALO will make the trip east for Mountain Jam, while The Avett Brothers will come up from North Carolina for MJ9. Phil Lesh and Friends will perform two sets at the fest as will host Warren Haynes and his Gov’t Mule outfit.
Other acts set to play the event, according to John Barry, are Primus, Soulive with The Shady Horns, Gary Clark Jr., Dispatch, Jackie Greene, Amy Helm and more.
Here’s the full initial lineup announcement…
Phil Lesh & Friends (2 sets), Widespread Panic (2 sets), Gov’t Mule (2 sets), Primus, The Avett Brothers, Dispatch, Gary Clark Jr., Soulive w/ Shady Horns, Deer Tick, Jackie Greene, Rubblebucket, ALO, Amy Helm, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Revivalists, David Wax Museum, SIMO
Early-bird tickets go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 19th, at 10AM ET via the event’s website.
UPDATE: One of our readers asked who would be performing with Phil Lesh as part of the Phil and Friends lineup for Mountain Jam and the event organizers were kind enough to fill us in via Twitter. Lesh will be joined by guitarists Warren Haynes, John Scofield, drummer Joe Russo and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.