The music of The Grateful Dead will come alive once again this weekend, filling the serene air of the Pennsylvania mountains. The Still Grateful Fest II takes place this weekend, Sept. 12 to 14 at Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Ln., Jermyn, winding down the venue’s expanding festival season.
Mountain Sky is situated on 117 acres of historic land at “The Beginning of The Endless Mountains” in Scott Township. The organization offers artists a unique and intimate venue at which to inspire and become inspired.
“Mountain sky was conceived by artists and musicians with the hopes of nourishing and promoting local arts and music,” said organizer Michael “Ragu” Rogowski. “It has been brought to reality by a lot of great people that just want to be a part of something positive.”
Friday’s performers include the Still Grateful Jamband featuring Makayan and friends, MiZ, Strawberry Jam and Gypsy Wagon. Saturday features live performances by Erthan, Juggling Suns, Mountain Sky Orchestra, Makayan, Miz, Ian Gallagher, Long Strange Trip and more.
The festival concludes on Sunday with sets from High Strung, Garcia Grass, Dishonest Fiddlers and more. Andy Waters of Groovin’ Lumens and Josh Van Fleet will hold down the projection lighting duties for the weekend. The festival also features multiple food and craft vendors.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the gates. Children 12 and younger are free and camping is included with ticket purchase. Gates open at noon on Friday, Sept. 12. The festival will host a community fire pit near the stage and a few other large fires around the campgrounds. The pet-friendly (on leash only) event also features several roving musicians and multiple children’s activities. For more information and tickets, visit mountainsky.net.