Get Down on Otis Mountain

Nestled on the eastern slopes of the Adirondack Mountains near the coast of Lake Champlian is an independent, cooperatively produced two-day music event curated based on quality, diversity and spirit with an eye for bands on the rise.

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What do you get when you take an old, abandoned Adirondack ski resort, a team of creative, musically-inclined entrepreneurs, and some of the best bluegrass, folk, and funk acts around? The Otis Mountain Get Down, that's what.

Nestled on the eastern slopes of the Adirondack Mountains near the coast of Lake Champlain Region in the village of Elizabethtown is an independent, cooperatively produced two-day event. With no dependency on sponsorship, the focus stays on supporting artists, vendors, and the community both locally and beyond. Musical performances are multi-tracked, mastered and matched with dynamic video recordings to give artists content that showcases their live set and give audiences the opportunity to enjoy Otis year-round. The goal of the festival is to produce an experience that encourages new and meaningful interactions with art, music, the outdoors, and each other.

Incredible Musical Acts at the Otis Mountain Get Down
Incredible Musical Acts at the Otis Mountain Get Down

With 33+ musical acts, the lineup features a range of local, regional, national and international performers. Rather than enticing audiences with big name headliners, Otis' line up is curated based on quality, diversity and spirit with an eye for bands on the rise. Intimate performances are not limited to Otis' three amplified stages—artists are known to perform impromptu across the site, and through the woods.

In addition to the music, Otis Mountain offers a venue that encourages engagement with the outdoors. Built on an old-time ski hill in the heart of the Adirondacks, Otis offers pristine campsites, hiking & mountain biking trails and little to no cell service. Festival goers can expect a weekend off the grid, full of community, art, music & exploration.

Immerse Yourself In Music and the Adirondacks
Immerse Yourself In Music and the Adirondacks

An up and coming event in the Adirondacks that is a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Adirondacks – sights, sounds, and tastes!


Find the latest information on the 2017 Otis Mountain Get Down this September 11th to 13th!

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