Briefly: Levon Helm Band w/ Gov’t Mule @ Mountain Jam

Two years ago Warren Haynes’ Mountain Jam festival hosted a birthday celebration in honor of Levon Helm turning 70. Helm, who passed away last month, lived near Hunter Mountain where the fest takes place, so it was a fitting site for what was a star-studded set. At this year’s Mountain Jam, Haynes will pay tribute to The Band drummer by welcoming members of the Levon Helm Band to the stage with Gov’t Mule for a full set on Saturday, June 2nd. The performance is set to include music from throughout Helm’s legendary career and will take place as Mule’s second set of the evening.

“Levon was a musical hero of mine,” says Warren Haynes. “His 70th birthday celebration at Mountain Jam two years ago was a magical night and a truly inspiring musical performance.  So bringing back that incredible band to share in our tribute seemed like a great way to honor his memory.”

“Levon really touched the lives of so many people,” says Radio Woodstock/Mountain Jam president/owner Gary Chetkof. “He was a larger-than-life figure here in the Hudson Valley, so it’s a true privilege and honor to be able to pay tribute to his life music at a festival so close to his hometown.”

[via Mountain Jam website]

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