Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival announced

As if hanging out with 20,000 people on Mulberry Mountain in June wasn’t enough, the Harvest Music Festival has been renamed and rescheduled, and is likely to draw thousands more music fans to the area each year.

The Harvest folks have teamed up with the members of Yonder Mountain String Band to rebrand (and probably reinvigorate) an event that some thought had become overshadowed by the gigantic Wakarusa festival that recently moved in.

We’re banking on it being a success because frankly, if renaming it Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival and moving it to mid-October when the leaves are prettier than ever doesn’t help, then nothing will.

So who’s playing?
In addition to Yonder Mountain String Band, the festival will feature, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams & the Keels, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush, Split Lip Rayfield, Emmitt Nershi Band, Cornmeal and lots more including some Fayetteville bands.

When is it again?
It’s October 14-16, 2010 on Mulberry Mountain, the same place as Wakarusa. Now you can enjoy one of the greatest live music locations in the country two times a year. That is, if this kind of music is what you’re into.

How much?
If you were at Wakarusa right now, you’d be able to purchase a pass for only $99 over at the Harvest Festival tent. Since Wakarusa 2010 is over, though, you’re gonna have to fork over an extra $5 for a 3-day pass (that’s $104, FYI). VIP (not sure what that means yet) tix are $330 and camping options haven’t been announced yet.

What else do I need to know?
Taffy is delicious.