Cracker, Soulive, Wailers To Play Moe.down

Chris Whitley, the Radiators, Melissa Ferrick also on board for Labor Day weekend fest.

Jam rockers who are still bemoaning the absence of this year's Furthur Fest can perhaps take consolation in knowing that the moe.down festival is alive and well.

The second annual event will take place from August 31 to September 2 in Turin, New York, at the Snow Ridge Ski Mountain at the base of the Adirondack Mountains.

The festival will feature five sets by moe. (just one of the perks of throwing your own bash), as well as main stage performances by Cracker, Soulive, Chris Whitley, the Wailers, the Radiators, Melissa Ferrick, Gibb Droll, Joe Bonamassa, Lo Faber Band, Donna the Buffalo and Frank Zappa cover band Project Object (featuring Zappa vocalist Ike Willis).

Side-stage acts for the event include Ockham's Razor, the Waz, Ulu, Maggi, Pierce and E.J., Unity Group and BLA, with more to be announced.

Last year's moe.down included performances by Ani DiFranco, Les Claypool, Martin Sexton, Great Big Sea and Ominous Seapods.

Tickets for this year's festival are on sale for $60 until August 13, and $75 thereafter. The price includes camping fees.