Mt. Joy (Butler, PA)

Joel Voorman

LIVE AND IN PERSON! NONE OF THAT PRE-RECORDED NONSENSE!

Think of Mt. Joy as I livelier, BETTER version of one of this preview writer’s favorite bands, The Head and the Heart.

Mt. Joy started off as a rekindling of shared musical ambitions between Philadelphia high school friends Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar). Reunited in Los Angeles thanks to the ebbs and flows of adult life, the pair met multi-instrumentalist Michael Byrnes through a Craigslist ad. They named themselves Mt. Joy as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park near Sam’s childhood home, and together, with Byrnes’ roommate Caleb Nelson producing, they recorded three songs and sent them out into the world, hoping for the best. “I knew I still wanted to write songs, but the realities of life made that dream seem pretty impossible,” Quinn says.

Much to the band’s amazement, one of those songs, “Astrovan” accomplished the impossible. Without initial promotion or fanfare, the song took off on Spotify, racking up 21 million streams to date. “The irony of ‘Astrovan’ was that song was really about being stuck in a life and wanting to have the opportunity to pursue a dream, and in an instant, it gave us that opportunity. ” Quinn says.

Come 2017, Mt. Joy hit the road, and hit it hard: They played tour dates alongside the likes of The Shins, The Head and The Heart, The Lone Bellow, and Whitney, and popped up at some of the summer’s biggest festivals, including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and Made In America.

Steeped in folk-rock tradition and powered by the intuitive creative connection between Quinn and Cooper, the songs on ‘Mt. Joy’ depict Quinn wrestling with his own conscience, where the mundane and the fantastic collide as he processes tragedy, society, and love.

Taken together, the self-titled ‘Mt. Joy’ LP is a startlingly open document, wracked with the anxieties and fears that come just as life seems to start working out. It’s a natural reaction from a wary band like Mt. Joy – the result of a sort of professional vertigo, as they’ve gone from virtual unknowns to hot young commodity in little over a year.



All tickets are purchased by the carload. Up to four (4) individuals are permitted below vehicle *VIP parking available guaranteed in the first 5 rows for an additional fee!* Parking is first-come/first-serve.

Tickets are priced at $155 per carload.

>>PURCHASE TICKETS<<

-For proper social distancing guidelines, only eTickets will be available. No Print At Home tickets or Will-Call.
-Absolutely NO WALK UP SALES nor individuals attempting to enter the venue outside of a car will be permitted.
-This event is all ages -This event is rain or shine! NOTICE FOR ALL BUYERS – By attending this event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold any presenting entities, artists, and the venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.-No outside food & beverages/refreshments will be permitted.
-Coolers and firearms will not be permitted. -No tall and/or oversized vehicles (i.e. campers, busses, Winnebago’s, etc.) will be permitted.
-For the safety of fans, tailgating will not be permitted.
-For the safety of venue and box office staff, all patrons must wear a mask whenever communicating with staff.
-Face masks must be worn if you are out the vehicle for any reason, other than the space in front of your vehicle.
Important areas of interest/public guidelines: TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND GUESTS, COVID-19 GUIDELINES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. GUIDELINES/RESTRICTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT DRUSKYENT.COM. GUIDELINES WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS THE COVID-19 SITUATION IMPROVES. PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN.
-If you are sick, running a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home until you are healthy.
-Patrons will be subject to a mandatory trunk check upon entry.
-Patrons are allowed to watch the show from outside of their vehicle, but are only permitted in front of their car, between the car and the stage.
-For the courtesy of other vehicles and patrons, vehicles that may potentially block sight-lines may be directed to the back of the lot or ends of the aisles, so as to not block the sight-lines of other concert-goers.
-Event will continue rain or shine. Patron safety is our priority, so in the event local safety officials deem it unsafe to continue to the show, we will communicate that to everyone via video wall, FM transmission, or loudspeaker.
-Audio from the show will be transmitted via PA System & FM transmitter.
-Face masks must be worn if you are out the vehicle for any reason, other than the space in front of your vehicle.
-At the conclusion of the concert, please remain in your parking space until directed by event staff to exit the lot. In the case of an emergency, please remain in your space until directed by event staff. Drive slowly and follow all directions.