Friday, March 30, 2012

[Read, Listen, & Plan] Music On The Mountaintop 2012

We featured Music on the Mountaintop last year, and we're doing it again this year for obvious reasons. This eco-conscious music festival is the epitome of what Beat Dropping is in terms of what types of music we are trying to promote. The festival prides itself on showcasing an eclectic range of mountain based music - from bluegrass to alternative rock. They just released the dates (August 24-26) for their festival in Boone, North Carolina for the fifth year and have also provided us with an unexpected twist... 

"Over the last four years we've only scratched the surface with what we want to do with Music on the Mountaintop...As we near year five, we are ready to make the big changes that will continue to establish Music on the Mountaintop as the premier festival in the region." 
-Festival director, James Hunt

So you want to become the "premier festival," huh? The changes being implemented this year should definitely put Music on the Mountaintop on the the right path as Hunt and company have eagerly decided to make Railroad Earth the now 3 day event's headlining act. They'll also have the responsibility of helping pick the lineup, which will debut in the coming weeks. It's no secret that Railroad Earth is a group of what many consider folk gods, so this move should prove extremely wise. What seems even wiser is adding the Americana-based band to the event title, creating what will now be known as Railroad Earth's Music on the Mountaintop. Pretty simple move that will deliver pretty big returns. 

I spy with my little eye an afro and beard colloboration.
The festival is also expanding in regards to opportunities for the expected music loving attendees. We're talking late night shows Friday and Saturday, VIP options (now you know they mean business), Summit VIP and All-Inclusive ticket options, music workshops, daily yoga classes, cabin rental options, and a new offsite parking location just miles away. Well shit, I guess I know what I'm doing August 24-26. This one's a no-brainer, and should be the same for you if you appreciate rocking out in some mountain air (as if that's a commonly noted activity? It should be). 

The first batch of tickets go on sale April 5th at 10am for $85, then general admission (3 day pass with access to the music, camping grounds, and the cherished alcohol) will rise to $99. Like mentioned above, there will be VIP ticket options, but that's some pretty high-end talk and this is a pretty low-end website (Beat Dropping's net income since it's beginning stands somewhere around -$20). If you feel worthy, head on over to the festival's website to find out more and purchase such tickets (regardless of whether or not you should be allowed backstage or in certain roped off areas, all tickets will be sold via their site).

The Jupiter & the 119 - Railroad Earth

 So jog on followers, plan your trip to Boone and begin looking forward to an excellent music festival that will end your summer with a harmonic bang.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great write up, guys! Can't wait for the 5th Annual... it's going to be big. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!