Les Claypool is coming to Mountain Music Festival this June with his Fearless Flying Frog Brigade. He is joining more than twenty bands that are coming to rock the New River Gorge for three days this summer. Our full lineup is out now featuring a collection of Americana, jam, funk, folk, rock and bluegrass artists. Early bird tickets are still available and you can save when you purchase tickets in January. Who’s ready for a wild and wonderful weekend?
Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade
Saturday night is going to be epic with one of the biggest names to hit the Mountain Music Festival Stage. Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade (also known as The Les Claypool Frog Brigade) is a musical project with rotating personnel, led by American singer/bassist Les Claypool. The Frog Brigade was formed during a hiatus from Claypool’s main group Primus. The original band was formed in summer 2000 and consisted of Claypool, Todd Huth (guitars, vocals), Jay Lane (drums), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), Skerik (saxophone), and Eenor Wildeboar (guitars, cümbüş). Les Claypool has described their sound as, “It’s kind of a King Crimson meets Pink Floyd meets Frank Zappa.
Thursday Night Kickoff Party
Make it a long weekend and start your party Thursday night. We are kicking things off with a celebration at The Lost Paddle and limited to only 500 people. Sexbruise? will be flipping pancakes into the crowd and producing their special blend of fun. Travers Brothership and Stereophonic will also ready to turn up the heat for the first night of Mountain Music Festival.
Americana Friday Night
The Friday night Main Stage bill is going to feature an incredible group of Americana musicians. Kicking the show off will be Caitlin Krisko & The Broadcast with her mix of soul rock arrangements. Following that evening will be Vince Herman Band, Sierra Hull and Rising Appalachia. Topping things off Friday night will be a fiery and powerful performance from The Infamous Stringdusters on the mountaintop.
Saturday Night on the Mountaintop
The Saturday lineup is going to be a heater this year with Yam Yam kicking things off on the Mountaintop Stage. Then local boys, The Kind Thieves, are brining their blend of classic rock with a mix of funk and bluegrass too. As the sun goes down over the festival Big Something makes their 9th Mountain Music Festival appearance and their sets are always a crowd favorite. We won’t be slowing down at all when Andy Frasco & The UN hits the stage either and this is gonna be a set you won’t want to miss. Just as you thought it couldn’t get any better, Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade will take the main stage. This very well could be the best night at Mountain Music Festival EVER!!
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company Lake Stage
Spend your Friday and Saturday afternoon’s lakeside jamming with some of the region’s best bands. The Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company Lake Stage at The Lost Paddle is a great spot to get food, cocktails and groove with your favorite music. Friday afternoon’s lineup features Alabaster Boxer, The Wright Ave, The Settlement & Massing. Saturday catch Chad Nickell & The Loose Change, John Inghram Band, Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns and The Talismen outside on the deck. Get your ACE Adventure Waterpark pass and play on the lake while listening to the artists on this stage.
Early Bird Ticket Sales End Soon
Tickets prices are increasing on February 1st so don’t wait around to get your pass. This is going to be one of the best MMFest’s yet with 3 days of music on the mountaintop. There are still a few VIP passes available and 3-Day passes that include the Kickoff Party at The Lost Paddle. But don’t wait to get yours because both of these ticket types will be selling out soon. Stay tuned for more announcements featuring our Pigment Sanctuary lineup, flow performers, fire performers, vendors, free workshops and more.