+ Outdoor Adventure
to the New River’s untamable whitewater has been
ACE’s bread and butter for nearly 30 years.
There’s no music festival in the world that gives its attendees the chance to challenge their inner pioneer with this level of outdoor adventure. We realize that not all festivalgoers will be veteran outdoorsman with the skills and experience to tame these waters, so ACE provides rafting guides and routes for every level of interest and expertise.
If you’re simply looking for an afternoon activity to fill the time before you start dancing, the Upper New is a perfect introduction. If you’re looking to break a little more of a sweat, and maybe be dealt a swift wave of humility from Mother Nature, the Lower New will be a good stepping-stone. However, if you really want to know why people come from around the world to raft in the New River Gorge region, and you’ve got more than enough courage to spare, the Gauley will give you the kind of thrill you may never find outside of the area. Either way, ACE’s whitewater rafting is the kind of thing you’d be remiss to leave without saying you’ve done.
ACE knows adventure, it’s in our name! Whether you want to fly through the trees on the zip line, settle a score on the paintball field or just enjoy the tranquility of the water while lake kayaking there is a trip for you. If you can imagine an outdoor adventure then chances are ACE has a guide who will play in the woods with you. Start planning your weekend and talking your friends into stepping outside their comfort zone!
+ The BEACH PARTY
A West Virginia beach party looks a little different than the kind you might see on either of America’s coasts. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Friday’s party continues on the sands of Wonderland Waterpark. There will be plenty of food and live music for those who want to casually bask in the sunshine and the glory that is a good cheeseburger with a side of guitar solo. For fans with a little a little more energy to spare, the lake’s many games, obstacles, and activities will keep you busy for at LEAST 6 hours.If you’re lucky enough to be experiencing this proverbial water carnival for the first time, here’s just a taste of what you’ll find on the lake:
- (2) 300′ long waterslides
- 40′ tall Wet Willie Waterslide
- Tower Zip-Line
- Huge inflatable toys like the 15′ Iceberg Climbing Wall
- Water Trampolines
- Launch Bags (The Blob to those in the know)
- Giant chess board
- Hiking and biking trails
- “Dry” Climbing Tower
Sign up for the official MMFest ’16 newsletter for beach party schedule updates, and more information
+ KICK IT with THE ARTISTS
You think Keller Williams is good at guitar?
Wait till you see him ZIP.
Mountain Music Festival is a community of like-minded souls who just want to jam out in the mountains, and after spending a little time with our MMFest artists, you’ll quickly realize that they are no different. This year, ACE is giving you the opportunity to get to know your favorite musicians a little better over an outdoor activity of your choice. Stay tuned for announcements about Artist Adventures in 2017.
+ ATTEND a WORKSHOP
Come with a hankerin’. Leave with a hobby.
We want the attendees of Mountain Music Festival to leave with more than just memories. Our workshops and clinics are designed for our fans to take an interest in something that could last a lifetime (or at least the rest of the summer). Stay tuned for announcements about workshops in 2017.
See all The 2017 Visual Artists Here.