Gov't Mule, the Roots, the String Cheese Incident, Burning Spear, and the Funky Meters are among the acts set to play at the Summit, a three-day music festival held the weekend of Aug. 17-19 at Mariav
Gov't Mule, the Roots, the String Cheese Incident, Burning Spear, and the Funky Meters are among the acts set to play at the Summit, a three-day music festival held the weekend of Aug. 17-19 at Mariaville, N.Y.'s Indian Lookout Country Club. Patterned somewhat after the Gathering of the Vibes festival, held earlier this summer in Red Hook, N.Y., the Summit will also feature arts and crafts and on-site camping.
The Summit's headliners will be jamband String Cheese Incident, touring in support of its latest Fidelity album, "Outside Inside," which debuted at No. 6 on Billboard Heatseekers chart, and Southern rockers Gov't Mule, who have a new album, "The Deep End," due in September on an as-yet-undetermined label. Mule will be performing with guest bassist Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit) and keyboardist Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones).
The set will be the group's first since the August 2000 death of bassist Allen Woody, and, as previously reported, will feature an all-star cast of guest musicians.
Other artists confirmed for the Summit include Original P, Deep Banana Blackout, the John Scofield Band, Max Creek, and the Jazz Mandolin Project. Guest musicians, including Phish drummer Jon Fishman and Medeski Martin & Wood drummer Billy Martin, are expected to perform as well.
For more information about the festival or to purchase advance tickets, visit the event's official Web site.