Preview: The Peach Music Festival 2019
The 2019 Peach Music Festival will hit Scranton, PA’s Montage Mountain this weekend from Thursday, July 25, to Sunday, July 28, and the four-day gathering is packed with music across the festival’s three stages, featuring acts from every corner of the jam scene.
Peach 2019 will come out of the gate hot on Thursday with two sets of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong plus a set from The String Cheese Incident sandwiched in between. Friday, the first full day of Peach, will feature two more sets from String Cheese, as well as music from Vulfpeck collaborator Corey Wong and The Allman Betts Band. Saturday offers two sets from headliner Trey Anastasio Band, plus Mungion and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, who have moved from their headlining slot last year to a late-night set. Finally, Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Warren Haynes, John Scofield, John Molo and Holly Bowling (who will also be performing with Ghost Light earlier in the day) will close out the main stage with back-to-back sets, but not before a special acoustic duo set from Haynes and Grace Potter.
Also, a new addition to the festival this year is the Inaugural Peach Guitar Pull on Sunday with guitarists Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee, Samantha Fish, Stanley Jordan and Steve Kimock. In addition to the plethora of tunes on Peach’s three stages, festival-goers can enjoy BYOM (bring your own mat) morning yoga at the Mushroom Stage the last three days of the festival. And, as he did last year, photographer Jay Blakesberg will host a 45-minute slide show and story presentation featuring some of the Grateful Dead photography from his book, Between the Dark and Light.
Weekend passes, single-day tickets and VIP (and even Super VIP glamping) packages are still available via the official Peach Festival Website. Also check out the festival’s daily lineup on the website (and below), or get ahead of the game and download the Peach app for a full daily schedule.
Below, relive Peach 2018 with the official festival recap video, and read our coverage of last year’s festival here.