moe. announces initial lineup for moe.down

moe. is very excited to announce the first round of artists for their annual Labor Day weekend festival, moe.down.  Joining moe. will be: The Black Keys, Built to Spill, Tortoise, Ryan Montbleau Band and The Brew.   This 3 day event has become known for its laid back vibe and great music, as well as its intimate and scenic setting.  With only 2 stages, bands never overlap and patrons never miss a beat!

This year, moe.down has a new home in Mohawk, NY at Gelston Castle Estate.  As in the past, the price of admission includes camping.   A limited number of Early Bird Tickets are on sale now through moe.ticketing (www.moe.org) for $90, until the allotment sells out, or June 1st when the second tier limited allotment of $110 kicks in.  Look for another round of artists to be announced in the coming weeks.

moe.down has a history of bringing a diverse collection of artists to the festival over its 10 year history. Bands that have played in the past include The Flaming Lips, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, Cake, The Roots, Method Man and Redman, The Wailers, Ani DiFranco, Amos Lee, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Avett Brothers and more.

moe. will release Smash Hits, Volume 1 on the band’s Fatboy Records label on Tuesday, June 1st. The album celebrates moe,’s 20th anniversary and includes newly recorded fan favorites that encompass the band’s entire career.

moe. tour dates…
May 28-30 Summer Camp Festival 2010 Chillicothe, IL
May 31 Time Warner Cable Ampitheater Cleveland OH
June 2 Innsbrook Pavilion Glen Allen, VA
June 3 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
June 4-June 5 Saranac Brewery Utica, NY
June 25-26 Buffalo Place Rocks The Harbor Buffalo, NY
June 27 Mountain Park Holyoke, MA
June 30 Paramount Center For The Arts Peekskill, NY
July 1 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
July 2 Nateva Music & Camping Festival Oxford, ME
July 3 Theatre At Westbury Westbury, NY
July 4 Stone Pony Summerstage Asbury Park, NJ
July 7 Centennial Terrace Toledo, OH
July 8 LC Outdoor Pavilion Columbus, OH
July 10 Simon Estes Amphitheater Des Moines, IA
July 12 Weesner Amphitheater Apple Valley, MN
July 16 6th Annual Targhee Festival Alta, WY
July 17 Northwest String Summit North Plains, OR
August 1 Fuji Rock Festival Niigata, Japan
Sept 3-5 MOE.DOWN 11 Gelston Castle Estate Mohawk, NY

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