Article Published: Aug. 9, 2012 | Modified: Aug. 27, 2012
Music on the Mountaintop has announced a series of
workshops curated by festival hosts Railroad Earth during the fifth annual three-day music festival
outside of Boone Aug. 24 to 26.
According to festival organizers, the members of
Railroad Earth have created a series of interactive workshops designed to complement the festival
and bring fans closer to their creative process.
Workshops, which run
throughout the entire weekend, include “Zen and the Art of Improvisation,” featuring Railroad
Earth’s Tim Carbone, Greensky Bluegrass’ Anders Beck and Railroad Earth’s Andrew Altman;
“Introduction to Weird Instruments,” featuring Railroad Earth’s Andy Goessling; “Mandolin 101” with
Railroad Earth’s John Skehan, Sam Bush and Andy Goessling; and “Morning Meditation” with Tim
Carbone of Railroad Earth.
The weekend of workshops will culminate with an
All-Star Jam celebrating the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie. Joining Railroad Earth in
celebrating the music of this legendary folk musician will be the Sam Bush Band, Larry Keel &
Natural Bridge and members of Monroeville.
along with the Stoney Creek Boys, are the most recent addition to this year’s lineup for Railroad
Earth’s Music on the Mountaintop. For a complete look at the lineup and to day-to-day schedule
Railroad Earth’s Music on the Mountaintop
will return for a second year to the Grandfather Campgrounds in Foscoe, approximately 10 miles
from Boone. The campgrounds provide potable water throughout, several public restrooms and
bathhouses, a public store and plenty of shaded campsites.
on the Mountaintop will expand to include late-night shows on Friday and Saturday, VIP, Summit VIP
and all-inclusive ticket options, daily yoga classes, cabin rental options and a new offsite
parking location just miles away.
Tickets are on sale now, starting at $99
for the weekend. The price includes three days of music, camping and an alcohol fee. Daily tickets
are also available at $50 for Friday and Saturday entry and $40 for Sunday. A limited number of
pop-up sites are still available, without hook-ups, and there is ample camping on a first come,
first serve basis. RV camping spots have sold out. Tickets and camping options are available
online at http://www.musiconthemountaintop.com.
Railroad Earth’s Music on the
Mountaintop is produced by Yellow Dog Entertainment and hosted by Railroad Earth. For more
information and updates, visit http://www.musiconthemountaintop.com