Top 5 Reasons MMFest 2017 has the BEST Festival Camping

When you think of camping at a music festival this summer, we bet that the first thought that comes to mind likely looks something like this

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Most music festivals pack hundreds of campers super close together in open fields (read: NO SHADE!), with limited access to resources such as showers, water and power. Well, not Mountain Music Festival.

When you stay with us for the weekend of #MMF2017, you’ll be treated like family with access to FREE showers, clean bathrooms (real toilets!), access to fresh water, power and more. We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable and safe place to call home during the weekend so whether you’re bringing your RV, staying in a cabin or bringing the whole family to one of our safari family tents, know that staying with us will be just as enjoyable as jamming out with us all weekend.

Here’s your guide to on where to stay and what to bring this year:

Camping Options:

Cabins: There is a wide variety of cabin options for you to choose from for your stay with us during Mountain Music Festival. Whether you are looking for a bunkhouse for loads of folks, a more private 2-bedroom cabin or a secluded getaway like our Aspen Log Home, we’ve got cabins throughout the property to make your weekend a bit more comfy than a tent. Cabin rentals for the weekend start at $99!

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RV: Enjoy the privacy of your own camper or RV while staying at ACE’s 1,500-acre adventure resort. All sites are conveniently located down by ACE’s main facilities for easy access to activities, dining and showers. Most sites are pull through sites. RVs are also allowed in the campground if you purchase a Campground RV Pass. Campground RV parking does not have hookups for power, water or sewer. We ask you not to use a generator. RV camping passes are only $20!

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Tent Camping: Be one with nature at our Mountain Top Campground. In the campground you will find picnic tables and campfire rings spread out across the mountain. Campers here will have the extra bonus of being adjacent to the festival grounds, so your weekend home will always been a short walk away from the music. Tent camping for the weekend is included with your weekend festival pass.

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Where will you be staying on the mountain?

While you’re figuring out which kick-ass camping option you and your friends will be taking this year, take a second to bookmark this page as your official guide to what to bring to the fest this year! Don’t forget to stop by the Welcome Center and Outfitter Store for firewood, ice, beer to go, sunglasses, sunscreen and more!

•    Tent – don’t forget the rain fly.
•    Sleeping bag
•    Extra blankets
•    Blankets to sit on while you watch tunes in the field.
•    Pillows
•    Air mattress (if you pack this also include pump or extra batteries for the pump, a patch kit for repairs, and sheets to cover it with)
•    Tent – don’t forget the rain fly.
•    Sleeping bag
•    Extra blankets
•    Blankets to sit on while you watch tunes in the field.
•    Pillows
•    Air mattress (if you pack this also include pump or extra batteries for the pump, a patch kit for repairs, and sheets to cover it with)
•    Head lamps (and batteries!)
•    Lantern
•    Tarp
•    Hammer
•    Pocket knife
•    Extra toilet paper
•    Bath towels, at least one per person and an extra
•    Chairs
•    Coolers (it’s a good idea to pack a large for drinks and to use as a table and a smaller one for food)
•    Febreze for the tent or NOT! Your call.
•    Cleaning spray (Windex, etc.)
•    Jugs of water
•    Bluetooth Speaker
•    Car inverter for electronics
•    Jumper cables
•    Tent locks
•    Extra car keys (if you are camping with friends you may want to give them extra car keys or keyless entry devices so they can store valuables in the car and have access to it if you get separated)
•    Hand warmers, hot hands
•    Flag or tiki torches (to mark your campsite so you can find it easily)
•    Optional items like a fold out table (regulation beer pong size or otherwise), or a rug
•    Hammock (Pick up an ENO in our Retail Store on site!)
•    Shade Awning-Small shade tents, large umbrellas, and Sunbrellas can be helpful to block out sun and rain during the shows.
•    Tapestries to hang up for decoration
•    Ashtrays
•    Trash bags

Happy packing and we will see you on the mountain 🙂

Lake Stage Band Announcements

Wake up, ride the free shuttle to the bottom of the mountain, destroy a breakfast buffet, lounge on the beach then splash around in 5 acres of Wipeout style fun all while jamming to live music. This describes your Saturday morning at MMFest, which is unlike any other festival experience under the sun. The Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company Lake Stage will be pumping good vibrations across the lake from the bar deck all day long. Ready your ears and loosen your booty for a freaky funky ride with Dr. Slothclaw on the lake stage this June. Back for their second MMFest appearance is North Carolina jam band Groove Fetish. Also joining the lineup in 2017 will be West Virginia natives, Fletcher’s Grove.

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Wonderland Water Park is the centerpiece of ACE Adventure Resort’s 1,500-acre property and everyone’s favorite hangout spot. Featuring over 40 inflatable toys, trampolines, rope swings, zip lines and water slides there is no shortage of entertainment here. Whether your idea of fun is lounging on the white sand beach getting a tan or challenging your friends to a blob contest this is the spot for you. Located directly adjacent to the water park is the Lost Paddle Lounge with a tasty selection of drinks and food. This is where you can find the lake stage along with West Virginia’s best craft beer, Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company. Get Out, Explore, Bring Beer; that is their motto and we are happy to provide the beer! Make sure you get your hands on the the Devil Anse IPA, our personal favorite, while you dance on the deck Saturday afternoon.

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If P-Funk and Zappa had a lovechild it would be Dr. Slothclaw. The PA-based freak funk phenom has been blowing up the live music scene with their funky mix of blues, psychedelic and jam since 2006. While the band points to such groups as Turkuaz, Lettuce, Pink Floyd and Primus as inspiration for their cross-genre sound, they find their home in the traditions of funk and blues. Balancing surprising improvisations with memorable melodies, the band’s music features an eclectic range of sounds and influences, including world percussion, synth leads, exploratory soundscapes, bass breakdowns, and spot-on vocal harmonies. Known for their high energy shows and catchy, inventive lyrics, a Dr. Slothclaw show will not only inspire you to join-in on their legendary mass-audience sing-alongs, but will leave you pumping with adrenaline.

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Fletcher’s Grove is known for mixing a fierce rhythmic foundation, dual guitar solos, and an Appalachian tinged mix of genres that makes standing still nearly impossible. By focusing on musical intricacy and creating seamless improvisation, Fletcher’s Grove has captured the imaginations of thousands in the Mountain State and beyond. Fletcher’s Grove has hit the festival season’s hard playing festivals like All Good Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, The Werk Out Music Festival, and Halloween Masquerade Ball to name just a few. Fletcher’s Grove plays over 100 shows and festivals a year, sharing the stage and line-up with bands such as Primus, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Dark Star Orchestra, Gov’t Mule, Papadosio and number of other talented artist. We are looking forward to see what these guys have in store for Wonderland Mountain!

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Groove Fetish is a five-piece band from Wilmington, NC.  Groove Fetish combines driving rhythms, seductive melodies, and incredible solos, with flavors of rock, fusion, funk and progressive. Top that off with soulful lead vocals and powerful harmonies, and you have a sound that defines this band. They will be releasing their first full-length studio album in 2017 while continuing to build a fan base in many markets across the country. MMFest fans got a double dose of these guys in 2016 and made it loud and clear we had to bring them back!

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Tickets are on sale now and all multi-day ticket packages include water park passes for the Saturday afternoon beach party. Get your tickets now and save with early bird rates plus you can lock in this discounted rate for only $25 when you sign up for our new payment plan. Be sure to like us on Facebook and join the Event Page to stay up to date with all the news and developments. Headliner announcements are coming your way next week so get ready! Tell your friends and make plans to be on the mountain this June 1st, 2nd and 3rd.