By Greg Hince
This year marks the first that the festival has expanded to three days, and the first time organizers are partnering with jam band Railroad Earth, who are helping to host and curate the festival and will play three night sets.
The newest artists joining the lineup at the festival include The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Naked Gods, Rose’s Pawn Shop and Salem Speaks. Boasting its most expansive lineup to date, the festival also includes previously announced performers Railroad Earth, Dr. Dog, JJ Grey and Mofro, Sam Bush, The Futurebirds, River Whyless, the Hackensaw Boys, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and The Black Lillies.
“Now with the strongest lineup to date, the organizers are doing everything they can to ensure this is the most memorable Music on the Mountaintop to date,” Chad David Shearer, Creative Director, Caren West PR, LLC and festival organizer, said.
Music on the Mountaintop will be held at the Grandfather Campgrounds in Foscoe, North Carolina for the second year in a row. The picturesque venue is located approximately ten miles from Boone. Portable water will be provided throughout, along with several public restrooms and bathhouses, a public store, and plenty of shaded campsites.
General admission tickets are on sale starting at $99. The price includes three days of music, camping, and an alcohol fee. VIP packages are available for the first time this year with two levels, Ridge VIP and Summit VIP. Details on the VIP experiences will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are available online at www.musiconthemountaintop.com.
Additionally, Railroad Earth’s Music on the Mountaintop will expand to include late night shows Friday and Saturday, music workshops, daily yoga classes, cabin rental options and a new offsite parking location.
Yellow Dog Entertainment produces Music on the Mountaintop. Visit www.musiconthemountaintop.com for up to date information. In the coming weeks more information will be released on the expanded amenities and artist hosted activities taking place throughout the weekend.
Photos by Ken Ketchie