The 4th Annual Music on the Mountaintop Festival announced its lineup this week. The two-day festival, which takes place August 26 and 27 at Grandfather Campgrounds in Foscoe, NC outside of Boone this year, includes performances by a bevy of regional and national bluegrass, jam, funk, and acoustic acts.
Artists include 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, Bafoodus, Simplified, Uncle Mountain and Secret B-Sides. Bush (pictured at Merlefest 2011) has headlined the festival since its 2008 inception. More acts will be announced shortly.
Discounted early bird tickets are now available at www.musiconthemountaintop.com for $35 for single day passes and $70 for two day passes. Camping passes are also available. Those are $12 for primitive camping and $15 for standard camping.
The new location, which is 10 miles from Boone, offers potable water throughout, public restrooms, bathhouses, a public store and over 200 shaded campsites. In addition to music the festival promotes ecological and environmental awareness working closely with Mountain Alliance and Appalachian Voices.