The Roots, Ben Folds Five, Steve Winwood Heading to Mountain Jam 2012

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The initial lineup for Mountain Jam has been released and there’s a solid chunk of names announced for the eighth annual New York festival. Legend Steve Winwood and one of the hardest working bands in show business, Gov’t Mule are headlining. Mountain Jam mainstays, Michael Franti & Spearhead will rock for their seventh consecutive time while The Roots take a break from backing up Jimmy Fallon. The other big news — newly reunited Ben Folds Five has been added to the bill. Also on hand, The Word, a supergroup featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, & North Mississippi Allstars.

The four day show will take place Memorial Day Weekend (May 31-June 4th, 2012) at Hunter Mountain in New York. Tickets are on sale now for $150, but will definitely go up as it gets closer to the show. Lots of other fantastic names in the lineup like EOTO, Zach Deptuy, Trombone Shorty, Mariachi El Bronx, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.