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I know I’m a little late and after the fact on this announcement, but I wanted to make sure I had it up somewhere…

moe. has to be one of the hardest working bands in the business right now, especially considering that they’re actively organizing at least four music festivals in the coming year: snoe.down 2, Summer Camp 2006, moe.down, and their inaugural music cruise slated for 2007.

So far, the info on snoe.down looks cool, especially considering that they’ve got Tea Leaf Green, Soulive, and others helping to round out the lineup and a friggin’ luge challenge for all would-be luge enthusiasts…

Full info from moe.’s snoe.down page after the jump.

SNOE.DOWN 2

March 17-19, 2006
Olympic Center
Lake Placid, NY

MOE. ANNOUNCES SNOE.DOWN PARTIAL ARTIST LINEUP AND AFTERNOON MOE. SET, VERIZON LUGE CHALLENGE PRESENTS SNOE.DOWN AT WHITEFACE::

moe. will host Snoe.down March 17-19, 2006. This event, which kicks off the week long Adirondack Almost Springfest celebration, will take place at the famed Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, and at nearby Whiteface.

Great Northeast Productions, the organizers behind all of Phish’s legendary festivals, have joined with moe. to make Snoe.down a unique Winter event not to be missed.

Friday and Saturday nights will feature moe. at the Olympic Center’s 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena.

As a very special treat for Snoe.down festival attendees, the Verizon Luge Challenge is sponsoring an outdoor performance featuring moe. on Saturday afternoon, March 18th, as well as indoor performances by other artists in the Whiteface Lodge throughout the weekend.

Verizon, a founding sponsor of USA Luge, is bringing the Verizon Luge Challenge to Whiteface Mountain March 18-19. Snoe.down attendees will be able to experience the Fastest Sport on Ice in a safe slope-side setting, with help from USA Luge international medalists, athletes and coaches. Participation in the Verizon Luge Challenge is free, and no experience or lift ticket is required. Adults and children, aged 10 and older – after learning the basics of accelerating, steering and stopping from USA Luge athletes and coaches – can take practice runs on a recreational version of a luge sled down a track complete with curves and timing equipment.

Additional artists will perform throughout the weekend, including:

SOULIVE: The funky organ trio brings their unique blend of soul, jazz and hip hop evoking Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly & The Family Stone and Curtis Mayfield. The Woodstock, NY, based group has toured with Dave Mathews Band, the Roots and India.arie, and will open for the Rolling Stones in late January.

ASSEMBLY OF DUST: Formed in 2002 and led by Strangefolk founder Reid Genauer, Assembly of Dust will bring their “hick-funk” sound seamlessly weaving country, jazz and Motown grooves. Following moe.’s Saturday afternoon performance, Assembly of Dust will perform an intimate “Aprs Luge” set in the Whiteface Lodge.

TEA LEAF GREEN: The San Francisco’s jam based rock and roll band made their moe.down debut last summer to a tremendous response.

DREAD CLAMPITT: This “Hip Billy” string band brings their funky R&B bluegrass feel.

GORDON STONE: Vermont’s own banjo and pedal steel virtuoso.

RYAN MONTBLEAU: New England’s rising star.

Fans will be able take advantage of a myriad of Lake Placid winter activities. Day skiing and snowboarding at nearby Whiteface will be available from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. The Olympic Center arena will open at 5:30 PM on Friday and Saturday. During the concerts fans will even have the option of ice skating while listening to the show!

Other Snoe.down activities include: Public bobsled and luge rocket rides (weather permitting), outdoor public speed skating (weather permitting), gondola rides to the top of Whiteface, visiting the Olympic ski jump towers and touring the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympic Museum.

Tickets for Snoe.down are on sale now at the Olympic Center Box Office. Snoe.down tickets may also be purchased by phone at 518-523-3330 or via internet at www.orda.org and www.tickets.com. The Olympic Center box office hours are Mon. – Fri. 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Sat. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Special reduced price lift ticket/festival packages are available. Snoe.down is an all ages event. More bands will be announced shortly. A complete schedule will be released in early March.

Update (2/20/06):

The lineup has been finalized as follows:

moe., The Everyone Orchestra, Soulive, Tea Leaf Green, Assembly of Dust, Gordon Stone, Dread Clampitt, James Hunter, Ryan Montbleau, Chuch, Woodenspoon, U-Melt, Gratefully Deadicated Sound System, and Wiley Dobbs all scheduled to perform.

Looks hot.