I've been to Mountain Jam music/camping festival in nearby Hunter, NY, the past three years in a row. It's unlike any other live music experience, partly because it blends the music experience with an outdoor experience -- camping, hiking, biking, and even an extreme adventure course set high in the pine canopy.
It has the drawbacks of most other jam festivals -- namely by day three the things that drew you in to begin with -- the sights, sounds and smells -- begin to be the same things that make you want to leave. Still, the upsides keep you coming back and looking at this year's stellar lineup --the usual Gov't Mule sets along with My Morning Jacket, Bela Fleck, North Mississipi All Stars, Dawes, Edward Sharpe and Mag. 0's-- it will be well worth the $170 price tag.
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