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Sirens on the Mountain

By Frank Ruggiero (frank@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Mar. 20 | Modified: Mar. 20
Sirens on the Mountain

Rising Appalachia, featuring Chloe Smith and Leah Song, will return to the High Country this summer for the Sirens on the Mountain music and arts festival.

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The sirens are calling, and it’s music to the High Country’s ears.

Sirens on the Mountain, formerly Siren Mountain Jam, is returning for its second year.

Set for June 20 to 21 at the High Country Fairgrounds, the festival has already released its initial lineup, including Rickie Lee Jones, Bettye LaVette and Rising Appalachia, with more to come.

As with the inaugural festival, this year’s will also feature an Artisan Village and vendors aplenty.
It’s a labor of love for founders Beth Carroll and Kirsten Tiedemann, who created the jam to celebrate women in the arts.

“We went to a number of events that were really fun with a lot of bands that we love, but we noticed that there has been an absence of women performers,” Carroll said in a previous interview. “So, we kept saying, ‘Why doesn’t somebody do one that focuses on women and female-fronted bands?’ There hasn’t been a large-scale, or even a mid-scale, women’s event in the Southeast in a long time. We kept waiting for somebody else to do it. But, when they didn’t, we thought that maybe we should do it.”

Early-bird tickets are currently on sale for $50 for two days, including camping. Once the allotment runs out, tickets will cost $75 for two days, plus $15 for camping.

To buy tickets, and for more information, visit http://www.sirensonthemountain.com.

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