Railroad Earth's Music On the Mountaintop, the annual music festival held outside Boone, North Carolina, will take place this August 24-26. Other artists who will be playing festival alongside hosts Railroad Earth include; Dr. Dog; JJ Grey and Mofro; Sam Bush; The Futurebirds; River Whyless; the Hackensaw Boys; Larry Keel & Natural Bridge; Holy Ghost Tent Revival; The Black Lillies; and more.
Additionally, Music on the Mountaintop is announcing the return of its Ascent Series for a third straight year. Set up as a precursor to the weekend’s festivities, the series celebrates up-and-coming regional talent at venues throughout downtown Boone, N.C. Fans are encouraged to vote for their favorite artists throughout the Ascent Series, with the fan favorite being awarded a Main Stage slot at next year’s Music on the Mountaintop. Past winners include Swift Science and The Stony Creek Boys. Music on the Mountaintop will again partner with ReverbNation for the Ascent Series, with multiple slots being awarded to submitting artists. Artists interested in submitting to perform at the Ascent Series should visit the series’ ReverbNation page.
Railroad Earth’s Music On the Mountaintop will return for a second year to the Grandfather Campgrounds in Foscoe, North Carolina. The picturesque venue is located approximately ten miles from Boone, North Carolina, providing potable water throughout, several public restrooms and bathhouses, a public store, and plenty of shaded campsites. Additionally, Music on the Mountaintop will expand to include late night shows (Friday and Saturday), VIP, Summit VIP and All-Inclusive ticket options, music workshops, daily yoga classes, cabin rental options, and a new offsite parking location just miles away.
Depending on availability, tickets can be purchased at the gate for $120. The price includes three days of music, camping, and an alcohol fee. VIP packages will be made available this year with two levels, Ridge VIP and Summit VIP. Details on the VIP experiences will be announced in the coming weeks.
Here are some videos of the acts Hype-mag will be covering while at Music on the Mountaintop:
JJ Grey and Mofro:
The Hackensaw Boys:
Holy Ghost Tent Revival:
Larry Keel and Natural Bridge:
The Black Lillies:
The River Whyless:
For all those members of bands out there or solo artists interested in playing the fest, heres a little blurb from Reverbnation:
Music on the Mountaintop is pleased to announce their latest partnership, this time with ReverbNation. The online music marketing company was tapped to help the festival find some incredible emerging artists from across the country. Artists are encouraged to submit for a performing slot on the Main Stage at this year’s festival.
Additionally, ReverbNation has also launched a submission page for Music on the Mountaintop’s Ascent Series. Taking place the evening before the festival kicks off, in Boone, NC, the series celebrates up-and-coming talent at various venues throughout downtown Boone.
The lucky artists chosen for both the main stage appearance at Music on the Mountaintop and the Ascent Series will be announced after the submission deadline of July 1 and July 15th, respectively.
For more information about MOTM and tickets visit: http://musiconthemountaintop.com/ or Reverbnation.com
Article compilation and photos by Phil Sunkel: Psunkel@hype-mag.com
Information and Press Release provided by: carenwestpr.com and Reverbnation.com