Mountain Jam 2019 Will Not Be Held at Hunter Mountain
This year’s Mountain Jam will not take place at New York’s Hunter Mountain.
“This past Monday the organizers of Mountain Jam, which is now under new ownership, informed [Hunter Mountain personnel] that after 14 years the festival will not take place at Hunter Mountain in 2019,” reads a post on the Hunter Mountain Facebook page.
This will mark the first year the annual festival will not be held at the Upstate NY ski mountain. In November 2018, Mountain Jam organizers promised to move the festival’s lineup “back to the jam” countering their recent lineups that brimmed with indie performers like Jack Johnson, Wilco, alt-J and Portugal. The Man.
Mountain Jam was originally founded in 2005 by Warren Haynes and Gary Chetkof. For years it hosted jamband-leaning acts like Haynes’s Gov’t Mule and the Allman Brothers Band (whose song “Mountain Jam” gives the festival its name), Medeski Martin & Wood, Phil Lesh & Friends, Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, Benevento/Russo Duo, Mike Gordon, Tedeschi Trucks Band and more.
There is no word where the event will take place in 2019. Mountain Jam HQ has yet to release a statement.
This story is still developing.
Read Hunter Mountain’s full statement below:
This past Monday the organizers of Mountain Jam, which is now under new ownership, informed us that after 14 years the festival will not take place at Hunter Mountain in 2019.
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, including our loyal customers, the Town of Hunter and Greene County.
We remain excited by our 2019 summer and fall event schedule — headlined by the popular Taste of Country festival on June 7-9 — and we will provide our loyal guests with updates on new events and entertainment opportunities as they are added.