On Wednesday, Mountain Jam became the latest major music event to announce its cancellation this year as the live side of the music industry remains shut down indefinitely while the northeast region of the United States deals with the unprecedented spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented by Radio Woodstock and Warren Haynes, the 2020 edition of the annual summer festival was set to return on May 29th-31st at New York’s Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, with scheduled performances from Trey Anastasio Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Gov’t Mule, The Head and The Heart, Brandi Carlile, Greensky Bluegrass, Andy Frasco and the U.N., and more.
A statement shared by Radio Woodstock president Gary Chetkof on Wednesday reads,
“Mountain Jam will no longer be taking place this year. After 15 consecutive years we will miss all the familiar faces and uplifting vibes that our community shares. However, the safety of our artists, fans, and staff are of paramount importance. We want to thank everyone who has stood by us over the years and look forward to making Mountain Jam 2021 the best festival ever. Stay safe, and we will see you next year. Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase.”
Wednesday’s Mountain Jam announcement now follows the cancellation of other major events within the past few days including Firefly Music Festival, Danny Wimmer Presents’ Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville, and Sonic Temple, Suwannee Rising, and more.