Gov’t Mule Headlines 3-Day Festival Mountain Jam – Levon Helm’s 70th Birthday Celebration, Alison Krauss & Union Station

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Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) has announced that the Mountain Jam Music Festival, will return to Hunter, NY for a sixth year, from Friday, June 4 – Sunday, June 6, 2010. Mountain Jam was recently named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 8 Music Festivals in the country, on a list that includes Coachella and Bonnaroo.

Gov’t Mule will once again headline the festival on Friday and Saturday night. On Sunday, Warren will be a part of the Levon Helm & Friends’ 70th Birthday Celebration, which will also include performers Ray Lamontagne, Steve Earle, Patterson & David Hood, Jackie Greene and Allison Moorer, with more top names expected to added.

50 acts will perform on four stages throughout the weekend, including Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, The Avett Brothers, Les Claypool, Yonder Mountain String Band, Drive-By Truckers, Matisyahu, Toots and the Maytals, as well as Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Dr. Dog, One eskimO, Jay Farrar (of Son Volt), The Duke & The King, and many others.

Mountain Jam is a three-day, all-weather event that offers camping, a natural amphitheatre with great sightlines from any vantage point, a variety of tasteful and healthy food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts and awareness villages and a children’s area.

Warren Haynes, Rolling Stone’s #23 greatest guitarist of all time, curates the event annually with Radio Woodstock. Haynes returns to one of his favorite cities, New Orleans, LA at the end of April for 3 shows: At the world renowned New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with The Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule on April 25th and 29th, respectively and with Gov’t Mule at the newly reopened and restored Mahalia Jackson Theatre on April 30. Gov’t Mule will embark on a Summer World Tour which will conclude at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO Sept 4 featuring Special Guests The Avett Brothers. For a full list of Warren Haynes dates here: http://www.mule.net/

Tickets for Mountain Jam VI are on sale now at http://mountainjam.frontgatetickets.com/

Official Website – http://mountainjam.com/

Mountain Jam 2010 Lineup

FRIDAY
Gov’t Mule
The Avett Brothers
Les Claypool
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Dr. Dog
The New Mastersounds
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The London Souls
Gandalf Murphy & SCD
Natural Breakdown
Elmwood
Tamarama
Alabaster Brown
Dean Batstone
Kari Spieler
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SATURDAY
Gov’t Mule
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
Yonder Mountain String Band
Drive-By Truckers
Toots and the Maytals
Dark Star Orchestra
Dave Mason
The Whigs
The Duke & The King
Lettuce
Sonya Kitchell
Company Of Thieves
Jerry Joseph & Wally Ingram
Zach Deputy
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger Band
The Brew
Simone Felice
Van Ghost
Bret Mosley
Son Of Bill
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SUNDAY
Levon Helm & Friends 70th Birthday Celebration (with very special guests)
Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Matisyahu
Jay Farrar (of Son Volt)
ALO
One eskimO
Justin Townes Earle
Allison Moorer
The Bridge
Mojo Myles Mancuso
These United States
The McLovins
Jamie McLean Band