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The Hills of Otis Mountain to be alive, again, with music

The Otis Mountain Get Down will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14.

The Otis Mountain Get Down will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14.

— It’s Otis Mountain 2.0.

After a three-year hiatus from the festival scene, Otis Mountain in Elizabethtown will again host a weekend music festival, now to be known as the Otis Mountain Get Down.

The festival will be held over two days, starting Friday, Sept. 13 and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 14.

“Otis and the festival had always been a part of my life, and the festival was such a great time,” said Zach Allott, who is helping to organize the 2013 reboot. “It’s an incredible place, and having it be such a part of my family has played a large factor in me wanting to bring it back.”

Allott and several others got together and discussed bringing the event back.

“We’ve all gained our own separate connections and professional experiences over the past four years living in Burlington, and it also felt like a great opportunity to promote the incredible artists in Burlington, Essex County and surrounding areas,” he said. “We have all been very involved in the music scene on both sides of the lake for years. We couldn’t have made it happen without the group.”

With their connections, the Get Down will feature a variety of acts.

“So far on the bill, we have Moon Hooch, Sophistafunk, Formula 5, Serotheft, The Bumping Jones, Big Slyde, and The Bad Hands — just to name a few,” Allott said. “The lineup includes everything from bluegrass, Americana, and funk to jazz, rock and late night deejays spinning hip-hop vinyl. We are working hard to get a truly diverse lineup so people can ‘Get Down’ with a little bit of everything.”

The event will also be family-oriented.

“We hope to satisfy both younger and older crowds as well as families with family camping and activities as well as children 12 and under admitted for free,” Allott said.

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