Mountain Jam 2013: Phil & Friends, WSP, Gov’t Mule, Primus


The ninth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival will return to Hunter Mountain, NY in the beautiful Catskill Mountains from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, 2013. The 4 day festival will feature an amazing lineup of talent as well as many new features and additions including car camping, a Food Truck Village, Super VIP experiences and more.

Legendary bassist and founding member of the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh, will bring his all-star side project Phil Lesh & Friends back to Mountain Jam for a headlining performance featuring 2 sets of classic Grateful Dead music. Lesh has assembled a special group of friends for this year’s Mountain Jam including Warren Haynes and John Scofield on guitar, Joe Russo (Furthur) on drums, and Jeff Chimenti (Furthur, The Dead, RatDog, Les Claypool) on keyboards. 2013 marks Phil Lesh’s first time back to Mountain Jam since his 2007 appearance.

Athens, GA-based southern rock jam band, Widespread Panic will make its Mountain Jam debut in 2013 with a 2-set headlining show.

In signature fashion, Mountain Jam welcomes back Gov’t Mule for their 9th consecutive year as one of the festival’s headliners. Mule’s 2-set performance is consistently a festival highlight, featuring classic and deep cuts from the band’s arsenal of rock ‘n’ roll tunes, as well as astounding covers.

Rounding out Mountain Jam’s 2013 headliners is Primus, performing at Mountain Jam for their first time and fronting the festival’s expanded Thursday night programming. Joining Primus on Thursday is Rubblebucket and a yet to-be-announced late-night electronic band.

Mountain Jam’s full initial lineup can be found below.

Mountain Jam’s Early Bird tickets will go on-sale this Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 10am EST and will offer tickets at up to 25% off day-of-show prices. 4-Day and 3-Day Passes will be available with and without camping, as well as VIP Passes and the brand new Super VIP Pass Package. Single Day tickets will be offered in the spring. Tickets can be purchased at

Mountain Jam 2013 – Initial Lineup

  • Phil Lesh & Friends (2 sets)
  • Widespread Panic (2 sets)
  • Gov’t Mule (2 sets)
  • Primus
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Dispatch
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Soulive
  • Deer Tick
  • Jackie Greene
  • Rubblebucket
  • ALO
  • Amy Helm
  • Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
  • The Revivalists
  • David Wax Museum
  • SIMO

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