Mountain Music Festival is the biggest party we have at ACE Adventure Resort all summer long. Coming up June 1st – 3rd we are bringing over 20 bands to the mountain along with visual artists, fire & flow performers, vendors and more. There is so much going and we know you are going to love every bit of your experience. To guide you in the right direction we put together a list the top 10 things you are going to love about Mountain Music Festival. From the time you setup your tent in the campground to Big Something plays that final note Saturday night it is going to be one amazing weekend! Tickets are still available and there is still time to make plans to be part of West Virginia’s best music festival this summer.
10. ACE Adventure Resort
ACE Adventure Resort in the New River Gorge, West Virginia is the largest outdoor adventure resort of it’s kind and it makes a perfect venue for a music festival. With over 1,500 acres smack in the middle of a National Park the mountain scenery here is some of the best. Get out and explore the wild and wonderful with adventure activities including whitewater rafting, zip lines, rock climbing, mountain biking and more. Make plans to grab some early arrival passes and take advantage of everything the resort has to offer.
9. The Pigment Sanctuary
The amount of amazing art you will find on the mountain is pretty incredible. The Pigment Sanctuary hosts a collection of over 30 visual artists. You’ll find artists showcasing their works and creating paintings, sculptures and more before your eyes. The Pigment Sanctuary is one of our favorite places to sit down, unwind and take in everything that is Mountain Music Festival. The visual artists residing in this space are super excited to meet you and show off their extraordinary work. Check out the visual artist lineup and see who is coming to the mountain.
8. Fire Performances
Dragoonis Flame Presents has put together a talented group of fire performers that are going to blow your mind this June. You are going to see these performers on the main stage immediately following each act Friday and Saturday night. Plus the fire circle will stay hot all weekend. If you are a fire performer and want to join our open fire circle just join our daily safety meeting at 1PM at the fire circle performance space.
7. Waterpark Fun
The waterpark at ACE Adventure Resort is truly one of a kind and a great location to spend your Mountain Music Festival afternoons. Lounge in a beach chair on the white sandy beach while listening to music pouring from The Lost Paddle Lake Stage. Once you are ready to hit the water there are over 50 inflatable toys and obstacles to climb around on and jump off of. Plus there are tandem zip lines right into the lake and two giant waterslides dropping over 30 feet into the water. Get your passes in advance and save a few bucks or pick them up at the gate when you are ready to play.
6. Visit Over 30 Vendors
There are some incredible vendors coming to the mountain to showoff and sell you a bunch of unique goodies. First let’s talk about the food. Tica’s Tacos is coming back this year and focusing on their original menu with the best burritos you’ll have at a festival. Plus we have some new food vendors bringing a variety of unique menu items everyone is sure to enjoy. You’ll also find a ton of artists selling their crafts including jewelry, clothing, décor and more along vendor lane. Make sure you leave some room in your suitcase to bring back everything you buy on your weekend trip to Mountain Music Festival.
5. Flow Performances
The Mountain Music Festival Flow Performers are excited to show off their talent this June. Find character performers hooping on giant boxes in the main stage field during band sets. HeadSpin will be doing aerials on the main stage too during some of the best sets. They will also be taking to the crowd with their character stilt walkers. Keep an eye out for performers decorated in art created in the Wonderland Body Art Lounge.
4. The Lost Paddle
Ready to eat good at this festival? Be sure to visit The Lost Paddle, the onsite bar and restaurant at ACE Adventure Resort. Located right next to the waterpark it is the perfect place for lunch or a mid-day snack. Smoked meats are their specialty including pulled pork, brisket and more. They also have a wood fired pizza oven, burgers, and big fat chicken wings! Plus the bar is fully stocked with all the WV craft brews, domestics and cocktails. Don’t forget about the bangin’ breakfast buffet that is made each morning till 10AM.
3. Mountaintop Camping
The camping at ACE Adventure Resort is some of the best you are going to see at any music festival. You’ll find fire rings and picnic tables spread out around the camping area for communal use or first come first serve. There are also five bathroom/shower house buildings featuring running water and our showers are all free. Be sure to get a preferred parking pass if you want to be in the best camping areas. General admission camping areas are just a bit further across the mountaintop and are only short 15-minute walk. Don’t forget about the free shuttle buses operating 24 hours too.
2. 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. It’s super exciting to see The Frog Brigade back out on tour this summer and hitting up a bunch of festivals. It’s even more exciting that they are doing the entire Pink Floyd Animals Album during their set. Plus Roger Waters’ son Harry Waters is in the band on keys while Sean Lennon plays guitar and Paulo Baldi from Cake rocks the drums. Don’t miss this epic performance on Saturday night at 10PM.
1. The People
The folks you will meet on the mountain will quickly become lifelong friends and extended family. Mountain Music Festival often feels like a reunion of people who have been attending the event every year since 2014. There have been numerous relationships that sparked on the mountaintop and we have even hosted weddings during the 3 day weekend. Don’t be shy while your spending your weekend amongst some of the friendliest and kindhearted people you will ever meet. Get ready to meet some new friends if your attending Mountain Music Festival this June.
Tickets Are Still Available
Live music, art, camping, great people; Mountain Music Festival has it all right here in The New River Gorge, WV. Tickets are on sale now and we still have 2-day passes available and single day Saturday passes. Over 20 bands are set to entertain throughout the weekend including Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, The Infamous Stringdusters, Andy Frasco, Big Something, Rising Appalachia & more. We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful little mountain in West Virginia and show you the magic we are talking about!