MOTM expands lineup



Article Published: Jul. 21, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
MOTM expands lineup


Music on the Mountaintop has confirmed the second round of artists slated for the fourth annual two-day music festival outside of Boone this Aug. 26-27.

The newest artists joining the performer lineup at the camping festival includes 7 Walkers, featuring Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali; Infamous Stringdusters; Possum Jenkins; Simplified; Major Sevens; Strange Lady and Grand Funktier.

These latest additions to the environmentally conscious festival join previously announced performers Sam Bush; Railroad Earth; Greensky Bluegrass; Acoustic Syndicate; Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band; Frontier Ruckus; Town Mountain; Do It To Julia; Naked Gods; the Mantras; the New Familiars; the Lazybirds; the Native Sway; Uncle Mountain and Secret B-Sides.

Music on the Mountaintop is held at the Grandfather Campgrounds in Foscoe. The first year at the new location, the venue is located approximately 10 miles from Boone, providing potable water throughout, several public restrooms and bathhouses, a public store and more than 200 shaded campsites.

"The campgrounds provide the perfect setting for the ecologically driven festival, which focuses on educational awareness on pressing environmental issues," a festival spokesperson said. "Music On the Mountaintop will work closely with Mountain Alliance and Appalachian Voices to continue efforts for a cleaner more sustainable world."

"It is important that Music on the Mountaintop is trying to give back," festival veteran and 2011 headliner Sam Bush said. "It's not just a music festival, it's helping out with environmental issues and helping their community."

Bush recently created a video message in support of Music on the Mountaintop, which can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJLU7JutBBo.

Tickets are on sale now and begin at $40 for a single day ticket and $70 for a weekend pass. Tickets are available online at http://www.musiconthemountaintop.com. There will be two levels of camping this year: "Level One" standard camping will be made available for $15 in addition to the festival pass, and "Level Two" is primitive camping, available for $12 in addition to the festival pass. Car-camping tickets are limited.

Music On the Mountaintop is produced by Yellowdog Entertainment.

For more information, visit http://www.musiconthemountaintop.com.

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