HUNTER MOUNTAIN, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 13th Annual Mountain Jam Music Festival unveiled the first headliners for its 2017 lineup – Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and the Steve Miller Band. Also on the bill are: Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Strumbellas, Shovels & Rope, The Revivalists, The Infamous Stringdusters, White Denim, Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and River Whyless. Additional artists to be announced early next year.
Tickets for Mountain Jam 2017 go on sale today, Wednesday, November 16th starting at 10 a.m. (EST). General Admission and VIP tickets are available for the full weekend starting at $184 and $600 (plus taxes) respectively. More information on ticket pricing and packages is available online at http://www.mountainjam.com.
Mountain Jam 2017 will take place June 16 – 18 at its longstanding home, in the heart of the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. Hunter Mountain is the Northeast's premier natural amphitheater set amidst a majestic landscape. The venue offers premium camping and lodging options on-site along with modern conveniences including 24-hour access to indoor bathrooms, a large full service bar, and a plethora of food options.
Throughout the weekend activities are planned for music lovers of all ages. The Sky Ride, a six-passenger chairlift that carries guests to the 3,200 foot summit offering spectacular views of the Massachusetts' Berkshires and Vermont's Green Mountains, is also a Jammer fan favorite.
"This year's edition of Mountain Jam brings a unique blend of artists and eras from across the landscape of rock n roll that will not be replicated at any other music festival," commented Dhruv Prasad, one of the festival organizers.
More information on Mountain Jam can be found online at http://www.mountainjam.com. Stay connected with up-to-the-date information on Mountain Jam 2017 on Facebook by liking @MountainJamFest, and by following @MountainJam on Twitter and Instagram.
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About Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers released their debut album in 1976. Since that time they have sold more than 60 million records and remain one of the biggest touring bands in the world. Despite the scale of their success and the creative range of their work, the Heartbreakers maintain a reputation as a hard working rock-and-roll band, always true to the music's original inspiration. The band's story, captured in the 2007 Peter Bogdanovich documentary Runnin' Down A Dream, is a centerpiece in American Musical History. Between the Heartbreakers' recordings and his solo work, Tom Petty has received 18 Grammy nominations. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have been honored with lifetime achievement awards including Billboard's Century Award, MTV's Video Vanguard Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He will be honored as the 2017 MusicCares Person Of The Year in February.
About Steve Miller Band: Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future,Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come. In the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock 'n' roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and "Abracadabra" among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio-and impossible not to sing along with. Miller has been voted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is also contributing his time to serving on the welcoming committee of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions celebrating the bridge between blues and jazz music and early American music.
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About Mountain Jam Mountain Jam, now in its 13th year, is a three-day, multi-stage music and arts festival featuring onsite camping and lodging in one of the Northeast's most pristine natural amphitheaters at the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in the idyllic Catskill Mountains. Over the years, Mountain Jam has hosted some of the top names in live music, including Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, The Black Keys, Beck, The Allman Brothers Band, Wilco, Phil Lesh & Friends, Levon Helm & Friends, The Lumineers, Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Gov't Mule, Dispatch, Steve Winwood, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Primus, Ray LaMontagne, Ben Folds Five, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Gary Clark, Jr., James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), Mavis Staples, Girl Talk, Coheed & Cambria, among many others.
Mountain Jam is produced by Mountain Jam, LLC, which is owned by Townsquare Media Group and by Gary Chetkof's Chet-5 Festivals, LLC. http://www.mountainjam.com
About CHET-5 Festivals, LLC CHET-5 Festivals, LLC is owned by Gary Chetkof, the principal owner of the nationally renowned, award winning, progressive radio station, Radio Woodstock/WDST in Woodstock, New York for the past 23 years. Gary is the Founder of the Mountain Jam Music Festival and the Co-Founder of the Taste of Country Music Festival, which comprise the largest outdoor camping music festivals in the Northeast. CHET-5 Festivals' affiliate companies are also the promoter and producer of The Speed of Sound Music Festival, the Craft Brew Boogaloo Festivals, and the Ahimsa Yoga and Music Festival, as well as producing numerous concerts throughout the Hudson Valley and Albany, NY. For more information, please visit www.radiowoodstock.com
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