Mark Diomede & The Juggling Suns Project

Saturday Main Stage 8:45 - 11 PM

Mark Diomede, founder of Solar Circus and Juggling Suns has formed a new project! The Juggling Suns Project! Featuring past Juggling Suns and Solar Circus alumni of years past, new faces and more.. Good old originals, New originals, and of course some fun Jugglerized covers too.

Sandy Mack & the Mack Jamily Allstars

Friday: Main Stage 9:45 - 11 PM

Mike Montrey Band (MMB)

Saturday Main Stage: 6:30 - 7:45

Mike MiZwinski

Sunday, Main Stage 12 - 1
MiZ is a soulful, Rock-Americana artist from Northeast Pennsylvania who is know as an acoustic and electric guitar virtuoso. His sound is directly impacted by the coal mining region of PA and the songs evoke the rustic tones and imagery you would expect from the region and it's cultural heritage. The singer / songwriter / guitarist Mike Mizwinski gives name to the band and his solo work and it is his heart and soul-- poured into the words and his guitar-- that drives it all forward. In the last year MiZ has opened for Derek Trucks Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Blues Traveler, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, Leon Russell, Railroad Earth and many more. Mike has played over 450 shows since 2010 spanning from Berlin Germany -Northern Canada - Los Angeles - Austin, Texas - New York City and everywhere in between. This summer proved to be one of the most rewarding times in the artist's career as MiZ was invited to play the Allman Brother's- Peach Festival, and the Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport CT, amongst many others. Mike is now endorsing Framus/Warwick guitars and won the Tri-State Indie "Acoustic Artist of the Year" award two years in a row- 2011 & 2012.

Willie Jack and the Northern Light

Friday, Main Stage 6:00 - 7:15 PM

Genre
Improv-based americana, funk, blues, jazz/rock....

Band Members
Jeff Oshetski- Lead Guitar,vocals
Joe Raup -Rhythm Guitar, vocals
Steve Joe George. - Bass Guitar
Mike Whalen- Keys
Joe Ciarvella - Drums, vocals

Hometown
Montour / Northumberland / Schuylkill Counties
Record Label
Peach Mountain Records
Long Description
"Willie Jack & the Northern Light are Awesome!!!! Amazing!!!! WONDERFUL!!!! Each player has something important to say in each solo; as well as, in the collective dialogue. It's both intellectually engaging, interesting, exciting, and it cooks like crazy, a tremendously rare combination. Nothing is stopping this one from reaching the heights. It's the complete package. LOVE IT!!"
— Nikki Martin Todd, Martin-Todd Publications

Bio
Which one of you guys is Willie Jack?"
Well, that's a long story, but Willie Jack and the Northern Light has been playing it's own style of music for over 10 years bringing fun times and fine musicianship to festivals, clubs, and gatherings throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. Drawing heavily from a multitude of influences and styles, yet flavored with their own sense of original expression, their genre has been labeled Jam, Experimental and Americana.

No stranger to the festival scene, Willie Jack and the Northern Light has appeared at Bears Picnic every year since the Central PA festival's inception, opening for the likes of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Dark Star Orchestra and Splintered Sunlight. Other noted appearances have included the NY State Harvest Festival, the PA State Greenway Conference, Gasstock, LibertyFest, Trails End HarvestFest, Jam Along the Creek, Peace of MindFest The Dam Show, Kind Roots Festival, and S.H.A.R.E Fest and Willies Midnight Crazy Train Campout. Having released their debut album, "Where You Want To Be," in July 2012, Willie Jack & the Northern Light continues their tradition of delivering the goods to the fans...

, Jeff Oshetski fronts the band on lead guitar and vocals. Jeff has shared the stage with members of the New Riders,as well as the Zen Tricksters and opened for many national acts. . Joe Raup formed the band with Oshetski and plays rhythm guitar and adds clear vocal harmonies and sweet rhythm accents. Joe also shares most of the songwriting duties with Jeff.

The Bass is handled by multi Instrumentalist Steve Joe George. We are proud to have Steve as our most recent member, and he been developmental in continuing the search for the perfect groove.
Joe Ciarvella,the bands drummer and Producer, also comes from a gifted musical legacy. . Joe recorded, mixed and produced the bands debut album in Willie Jacks private project studio, Peach Mountain Records. Joe toured the country with many note worthy bands including International JamBand pioneers, The Zen Tricksters. Joe also has played with many former Grateful Dead members and their extended family of bands...i.e. (Members of Phil and Friends, Ratdog, JGB, NRPS)

Mike Whalen on keys and organ round out the line-up. Mike can add beautiful piano runs or jump into synthesized funk fills and when he and Oshetski share leads.

Whether playing acoustic and exploring rural roots or jamming electric and going into experimental realms Willie Jack and the Northern Light always delivers a fine show. One love!

Current Location
Global

Mark Diomede & Friends

Mark Diomede is an interstellar lead guitarist and founder of the Juggling Suns Project hailing from New Jersey. He's traveling back to Mountain Sky once again with a group of musicians that are sure to blow the roof off the listening lounge.

To name a few: Mark's partner in strings from JSuns Tim Morris on guitar. Jeff Pearlman on keys who absolutely blew us away at this year's Still Grateful Fest. Paul Avrutin on bass from Dead on Live and Rainbow Full of Sound. And Danny Albi from Lovelight holding it down behind the kit
In traditional Mountain Sky fashion there will be more musicians added, and surely some local players jumping into the mix.

Chris Zawatsky opens the night with a one man solo acoustic set. His band Philthy Phingers played the opening set at at Still Grateful Fest and truly turned a lot of heads.

The Kind Buds

Friday Camp Stage: 5 - 6 PM
The Kind Buds, New England's Premier jam duo, take their audiences on a roller coaster of tension and release, trading fiery-sweet guitar licks with raucous, wide-open acoustic jams and stunning guitar interplay. Tight vocal harmonies compliment and complete their polished sound. The Buds are grass roots to the core. The music they play is solely acoustic - they use no enhancements in any of their performances and play from their hearts. Making a a little nitch in the jam band scene, festivals The Kind Buds have been a part of include: The Gathering of the Vibes; Oregon Country Fair; Bears Picnic; Solarfest; StrangeCreek; Wormtown Music Festival: Nateva; Camp Creek; Woodstock @ Yasgur's Farm; Warwick Winery Grateful Dead Fest.Uncle Dave of the syndicated radio show, "Dead Air" 88.7 WNCW out of Spindale, NC, says of The Buds, "The Kind Buds represent everything that is beautiful about the music of The Grateful Dead and the scene that grew up around the band."

Mountain Sky Orchestra

Winner of the 2016 Electric City Music Conference-Best Jam Band of the Year
Current band members include Joe Statuo, Patrick Casper, Tommy Evans, Kevin Cucura, Brian Mac and Michael 'Ragu' Rogowski. They are frequently accompanied by any number of Mountain Sky family musicians.

The Mountain Sky Orchestra is a band forged out of mutual love for music and sharing in that Grateful vibe

Decade - The Neil Young Tribute Band

Saturday Main Stage 2 - 3:15 PM

The Mead Mountain Resonators

Saturday Camp Stage 5:30 - 6:30

Papa Herb and the Sol Vibration

Sunday Main Stage 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Urban Shaman Attack

Friday Main Stage 4 - 5 PM

Newton Crosby

Friday Lounge Stage @ 11 PM

Jelly Band

Saturday Lounge Stage @ 11PM

Eric Harvey's Dire Wolf

Saturday Camp Stage - 7:45 - 8:45

Mark & Tim Acoustic

Friday: Camp Stage 3 - 4

Bruce Wigdor Acoustic

Saturday Camp Stage 3:15 - 4:15 PM

Lovelight

Saturday Main Stage 12 - 1 PM

Young Lion

Sunday Main Stage 4:30 - 5:30

Old Lion Reggae Celebration : Sunday Tribute to George Wesley

12 - 5:30 PM

$10.00 - $55.00

Tickets

- All Sales Final
- Event will commence, rain or shine
- BYOB (No Glass Please) 21+ to drink (Security will ID)
- NO DOGS ALLOWED
- NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY
- NO BAD ATTITUDES!
- ALL AGES WELCOME 🙂
- FAMILY FRIENDLY
- KIDS ACTIVITIES, with select events including horse and carriage rides courtesy of Brookvalley Farm http://www.brookvalleyfarmpa.com/

- Security/Medical Staff available 24hrs
- Quiet / Family camping areas available
- Community Fire Pit & Campfire Jams
- All personal campfires must be in raised fire pits

**Due to repeated lawn mower repair costs, a $50 fine will be assessed by security for any campsite with a non-compliant fire pit**

GATES open at 10am Friday June 22nd

THURSDAY EARLY ENTRY: Come early and make a weekend out of it! Gates open 5pm June 21st for only $10 and a valid event ticket.

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