Mountain Jam festival founder Gary Chetkof calls the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts main stage “the Taj Mahal of amphitheaters.” (Courtesy Mountain Jam) Festival moves to Woodstock site, embraces jam-band roots Mountain Jam, the upstate New York music festival celebrating the spirit of the original Woodstock, marks its 15th year with a new production team, a new venue and a renewed commitment to its jam-band roots. Gary Chetkof, owner of Radio Woodstock and founder of Mountain Jam, formed a new partnership with Live Nation and relocated the festival from Hunter Mountain to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, about a two-hour drive southwest of the old site. Mountain Jam dates are June 13-16, featuring headliners Gov’t Mule, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Avett Brothers, Phil Lesh & Friends and Willie Nelson & Family, as part of the Outlaw Music Festival tour. The Bethel Woods property is the site of… Continue Reading Mountain Jam Returns to Form

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