Siren Mountain Jam
A new women’s music and art festival is coming to the High Country.
The inaugural Siren Mountain Jam will take place June 21 to 22 at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone.
According to organizers, Siren Mountain Jam brings together “outstanding women musicians and female-fronted bands, world-class women artists and non-profit women’s organizations for a weekend of fun celebrating women’s contributions to the arts.”
In addition to a dozen musical acts and 30 artist vendors, the festival offers a healing arts village, workshops on a variety of topics, and activities that promote women’s art and highlight women’s causes and concerns.
Confirmed musical acts include Joan Osborne, MeShell N’Degeocello, Rising Appalachia, Toshi Reagon, Michelle Malone, Melissa Reaves, the Swayback Sisters, Lisa Baldwin & Dave Haney, the Mountain Laurels and Amythyst Kiah, with more to be announced.
Artist vendors will be selling a range of items, including handmade jewelry, pottery, felted wool, batiks, hand-woven clothing and more. Yoga, massage and other healing and creative arts will be featured through booths, workshops and classes in the healing arts village. Non-profit sponsors and partners include OASIS and the Appalachian Women’s Fund.
Food vendors will provide vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. On-site camping and nearby hotel accommodations are available. For information on tickets, lineup and other festival details, check the festival website at http://www.sirenmountainjam.com.