moe.down 9 Lineup
The Levon Helm Band
Yonder Mountain String Band
Sparrow Quartet featuring Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck
The Presidents of the United States of America
(more artists to be announced)
They’ve certainly gone eclectic again on this one, much like I think the Summer Camp 2008 lineup looked like. moe. is such a staple in the scene that we tend to just overlook them and their performances, but they really are a force to be reckoned with if you’re in the right mood. Or if you’re really keen on dancing your way through a 30-minute version of “Faker.” Read on for the full announcement.
MOE. TO HOST THE NINTH ANNUAL MOE.DOWN AUGUST 29 – 31
MOE. FINALIZES LINE-UP INCLUDING THE LEVON HELM BAND, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, THE SPARROW QUARTET, PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BENEVENTO-RUSSO DUO AND MORE
(Turin, NY) — The Ninth Annual moe.down will be held August 29, 30 and 31 at the Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, NY. moe.down has become known as
Upstate NY’s most musically diverse festival. moe. will perform a total of six sets throughout the weekend. A limited number of tickets are available at $105 until they are sold out or until August 5th. Please visit http://www.moe.org/moedown for up-to-the-minute information and to purchase tickets.
moe. has finalized this year’s line-up: moe., The Levon Helm Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sparrow Quartet featuring Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck,The Presidents of the United States of America, Fishbone, Benevento-Russo Duo, Cornmeal, American Babies, U-Melt, The Macpodz, The Bridge, Lynch, The PMG, Swampadelica, and The Brew.
Over the past nine years, more than one hundred bands have performed at moe.down, including Flaming Lips, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, The Roots, They Might Be Giants, Meat Puppets, Medeski Martin & Wood, Ani DiFranco, Matisyahu, Blues Traveler, Leo Kottke, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Nellie McKay, Cracker Van Beethoven, David Grisman, and Les Claypool.
The moe.down festival promises three days of music, camping and fun at the Snow Ridge Ski Area in Turin, NY. The site is about an hour northeast of Syracuse, at the edge of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Ski lifts will be open, so bring your mountain bikes!
Formed in Buffalo, New York in 1991, moe. is one of the finest groups in the jamband movement today. Their tours have taken them from Woodstock ’99 to New York’s Central Park, as well as to Japan and Europe. moe. has toured with legendary acts such as The Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant, and most recently, The Who. The band is also critically acclaimed for its songwriting and studio work; the group’s 2001 studio album, DITHER, was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone. 2003’s WORMWOOD received four stars by Blender Magazine. THE CONCH received rave reviews including Rolling Stone, Paste, Blender and many more. moe. is currently on tour supporting its latest studio effort, STICKS & STONES, again a highly admired album. In addition to moe.down, moe. also hosts Summer Camp each Memorial Day Weekend in Chillicothe, IL.
moe. is also becoming recognized for its charitable work: the band hosted a Tsunami Benefit concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on February 10, 2005 and raised $150,000 for Tsunami survivors. The concert earned moe. its second Live Performance of the Year Jammy Award. moe. also raised over $100,000 for various charities, including the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina survivors and for the music department at Bradley Elementary in Utica, NY, to help keep music in children’s lives.
NOTE TO EDITORS: moe.’s name is properly spelled in all lowercase characters and ending with a period: “moe.”
I left that last part in just for fun.