Written By: Lisa Koenigshofer
The 4th annual Mountain Music Festival will take over ACE Adventure Resort, in the heart of the New River Gorge, WV, from June 1-3, 2017. The jam packed lineup includes acts Umphrey’s McGee (x2), The Revivalists, Twiddle, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Main Squeeze, Spiritual Rez, Big Something, The Mantras, Tyler Childers, and The Southern Belles.
In addition, the festival will host bands; The Commonheart, YumYum Beast, The Kind Thieves, Fletcher’s Grove, Dr. Slothclaw, Groove Fetish, The M.F.B., Hillbilly Carnival, Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns, Beauty Mountain Groove Project, Short & Company, Ona, William Matheny, and Clinton Scott.
It would be hard to imagine the festi-life without our beloved visionaries — the artists who light up the shadows of the night with their colorful creative pathways. MMF is home to some of the festival circuit’s most talented visual artists.The lineup includes Ashton Hill, Brian Zickafoose, Ryan Byrd, Leslie Caneda, Bryan Stacy, Alyse Firefly, Topher Glass, Lacey Vilandry, L.G. Waldo, Jenee Harrison, Patrick Briney, Josh Zarambo, Allison Nickens, Jessica Camilli, Brad Zilla Smith, and Brian Moss.
For anyone seeking an opportunity to dive deeper into their own creative practice, there will be workshop offerings throughout the weekend on mindfulness, yoga, slacklining, polymer clay, painting, hydroponic gardening, and communities against chemicals.
The great spirit of the outdoors holds a permanent residency at the 1,500-acre ACE Adventure Resort. Complimenting MMF’s carefully curated lineup of music, art, and workshops, festival goers will be invited to take part in almost every outdoor adventure activity you could dream of.
Whether you’d like to take an afternoon rafting trip down the crisp white water of the New River, tackle your fears in a thrilling rock climb, catch a breeze in the trees on a zip line, or get a dose of adrenaline in a world-class mountain biking experience–there is something to satisfy your adventurous soul at Mountain Music Festival.
Other outdoor activities include hiking, stand up paddleboarding, mud racing, disc golf, and even a paintball arena!
But wait…there’s more. Every Weekend ticket pass gets you into the Wonderland Water Park beach party from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The lakebound waterpark is home to larger than life waterslides, inflatable toys, water trampolines, and the world renowned launch bag—The Blob! Come catapult your friends into the depths of a cool West Virginia waterhole before you find your way back to the music.
Other lakefront activities include volleyball, tetherball, a giant chess board, fishing, a “dry” climbing tower, and the EuroBungy!
Whether you’re an old-school tent camper like me, or want to live like glampkings, MMF will exceed your expectations for a prime camping experience. Communal lodging options and luxury wilderness cabins are available for you to rent—while spaces last. Check the website for more info.
Shuttles and showers will be available for your convenience fo’ free!
Nestled in the cut of West Virginia, Mountain Music Festival is undoubtedly one of the East Coast’s finest multi-faceted festival gems. You do not want to miss this one.