Muddy Roots Music Festival
  • 07.05.18

    Muddy Roots Fest Seeks Visual Artists

    The Muddy Roots Music Festival is inviting visual artists to participate in the festivities this year! We’re known for constructing large banjos and placing them at our venues worldwide. That’s been the hard work of good friends with heart. We also paint murals all around town to promote the festival and sometimes just other artists we love. We do these ourselves.

    We’re open to all mediums and expressions. THINK BIG! It’d be cool to see large sculptures, paintings, and interactive pieces in our field. Maybe a wild boar with a banjo made out of wire? A giant horse & guitar made out of 2×4 wood? A woman’s face carved out tree trunks and covered in Christmas lights? The world is yours.

    Or maybe you want to paint a mural in your hometown? That’s cool too. We may sponsor it.

    Submit your proposal to muddyrootsevents@gmail.com by July 31st to be considered.
    Include your concept, sketches, budget, and all important information needed to complete the task.

    Be BOLD.


    20ft wall in East Nashville


    16 ft tall wooden banjo. Muddy Roots TN


    20 ft tall banjo made from old barn roofing. Muddy Roots TN.


    Hand painted, wooden Muddy Roots banjos in Brasil.


    Large Muddy Roots Europe banjo updated annually in Belgium.


    Wall in East Nashville.


    Wall at G’z BBQ in East Nashville.

  • 06.07.18

    Muddy Roots 2018 Announced!

    We’re leading the charge in uniting the underground scenes and booking the bands that are the roots in them! It’s getting weird and we’re all getting along. Camping and hot showers are free. You c an BYOB but the venue has 2 bars onsite with $3 tall can PBR. Food vendors onsite but you may cook. We have 2 waterfalls nearby that the venue shuttles you to. We fill up your kiddy pools at camp. You are free to do what you want so long as you aren’t being a dick.
    THIS IS THE GREATEST DAMN FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD!!

    WEEKEND PASSES HERE
    DAY PASSES HERE
    MORE INFO AND BAND VIDEOS HERE

    SLEEP HIGH ON FIRE THIRDMAN

    Background photo by Sundel Perry Photography
    Photo of woman taken by Geert Soenens in 1972 Belgium

  • 05.24.18

    Nashville Boogie Survival Guide 2018

    Welcome to Music City, U.S.A.!

    First off,do you have a ticket? We have lots of “FREE” areas of the event like the car show, the front room at the palace, and the vintage vendor hall. But you’ll need a weekend or day pass to get in to see the headliners, the western fashion show, the pinup pageant, the record convention, the pool parties, the record hops, and the Charles Phoenix Americana Slide Show.

    GRAB YOUR 2018 WEEKEND PASSES AND DAY PASSES HERE.
    While you are there RESERVE YOUR 2019 ROOMS AND TICKETS HERE! Don’t wait and be left out.

    Thank you for rockin’ at the Nashville Boogie. This is our 4th year in and are excited to grow with you. We’ve put together a short bullet point list of frequently asked questions concerning the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender.

    Here are the basics. The Nashville Boogie is a handful of events held at 2 venues. That would be the Nashville Palace and the Opryland Resort. The primary location for the festival is at the resort. You can buy weekend and day passes to the venues if you prefer one over the other.

    GET YOUR WRISTBAND AS EARLY AS 1 HOUR BEFORE BANDS START UP TIL 11PM AT THE NASHVILLE PALACE EVERY DAY AND OPRYLAND RESORT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

    opryland dancers
    The Opryland Resort is HUGE! They have almost 3000 rooms. Our events are all on the far left side. We have the Presidential Ballroom, Magnolia Lobby, and Magnolia Pool. Pres has blue carpet and Mag has orange/brown. When you pull in to check-in to the hotel you head right to the Cascade Lobby. If you are coming just to our events you head left to the Presidential Portico. You’ll pass the Magnolia Portico on your way to the Pres.

    WE HAVE FREE SHUTTLES ALL WEEKEND.
    They start an hour before bands start at the Palace daily and go til the Palace closes.
    You don’t need a wristband to hop on the shuttle.

    They take you from the Nashville Palace to the Pres Portico at Opryland. Come inside and come to our ballrooms. YOU DON’T NEED A TICKET TO SHOP AT THE HUGE VINTAGE VENDOR HALL!!
    But you will need one to get in the ballrooms to shake your tail feather.

    The Nashville Palace is an old school honky tonk. Randy Travis used to wash dishes there. Out front and to the right are dozens of Country music stars hand prints in the concrete. You can find videos of George Jones and Little Jimmy Dickens on stage at the Palace, but many more have blessed the stage.

    The Palace is all ages until 10pm.
    They serve food. It’s yummy delicious.
    You don’t need a ticket for the front room at the Palace. We’ll tell you a few times.

    WE HAVE TONS OF BANDS AND DJS!!
    Many of whom traveled from Europe, Japan, and across the U.S. to be with you this weekend.
    Check the Boogie website for the schedule, rooms, tickets, vendor links, special events and info at www.nashvilleboogie.com

    Here is a program version. It could change.

    WE MOVED THE CAR SHOW OUTSIDE AND MADE IT 100% FREE.
    There is no charge to register a car or attend. We still hand out trophies. There are vendors and free bands in the front room of the Palace. You may buy a day pass just for the Palace on Saturday for $20 to catch the official Boogie bands. It’s work triple that.

    Programs are at both venues.

    Opryland charges more for everything. But they do provide a full resort experience. There are 17 restaurants at the resort. You can also grab food at the Nashville Palace, Scoreboard Grill behind the Palace, and Cracker Barrel on the corner. Waffle House is across the highway and open all night.

    WATCH THESE VIDEOS TO CHECK OUT THE MADNESS AND THEN RESERVE YOUR ROOM AND TICKETS FOR NEXT YEAR HERE!

    Discounted hotel rooms here.

  • 03.15.18

    MRMF 2018. We Ain't Effing Around!

    Have you seen this wicked ass lineup? Spoiler alert: We aren’t even done announcing bands. We’re just letting you catch your breath. You can expect tickets to run out and a full field. It’s time to spread that Muddy Roots gospel. Save souls with Rock n roll. Death by decibels!

    WEEKEND PASSES INCLUDE FREE CAMPING AND CAN BE BOUGHT HERE! We have FREE showers, byob is ok, PBR $3 tall cans are in the 2 bars, just show up dude.

    We’ll post different posters all yer long to highlight different bands. Don’t flip out and think we suddenly canceled all the other bands. You’re smarter than that.

    For now…

    muddy 2018 blue

    and how about this next poster we made from a pic one of our Belgian staff’s mother? She took the pic in 1972. Metal.

    metal roots

  • 03.14.18

    Muddy Roots Europe 2018 Lineup!

    7 years in Belgium and we’re stronger than ever! This has everything to do with all of our Muddy Roots Europe family which is definitely centered around our Cowboy Up family. That’s the venue we host our festival at. Our rootsier bands play the Cowboy Up Steakhouse all year long with some Texas style cuisine and Belgian beer in hand!

    Day passes will be available if we have not sold out of weekend passes by June.
    Weekend passes include camping and showers. You may bring your own food and drinks in the camping area only.

    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

    MRE 2018 LINEUP

  • 02.26.18

    Muddy Roots 2017 Footage by Wilde Co.

    Muddy Roots is the bridge between the independent scenes! This festival has been growing beyond the field for 8 years now. Each year a team of various photographers capture their view of the events. Check out this footage by Wilde Co. and then browse all their pics at the link below.

    Digital and film photos of the 8th annual Muddy Roots Music Festival Aug 31- Sep, 3, 2017.
    CLICK HERE

    Get info and tickets to the next fest HERE!

  • 12.24.17

    Sleep * High On Fire * Muddy Roots 2018

    We’re going to need more power. No, seriously, this is going to get LOUD!!! Our series of band announcements has now begun. Early bird tickets are almost gone. Standard weekend passes will follow. We cap our quantities folks. Don’t sleep on this.

    TICKET LINK!!

    SLEEP HIGH ON FIRE

    If there was a “roots” of doom metal then SLEEP would be one of the deep veins. We’re pulling them up from their west coast mud and bringing them out to our lil field to melt your heads.

    Then it’s going to get even wickeder with High On Fire! Trust me, wickeder is a word.

    WE HAVE SHIT TONS MORE BANDS TO ANNOUNCE BUT DIDN’T WANT TO KILL YOU WITH ALL OF THEM AT ONCE.

    Get your tickets dummy. We will absolutely run out of tickets this year.

  • 11.16.17

    Muddy Roots 2018 Is Stoopid Fresh!

    We’re always trying something new with our events. The 9th annual Muddy Roots Music Festival will follow tradition with new bands from neighboring music scenes as we always do. We tear down those genre lines. You can expect some pretty bad ass curve balls.

    We damn near chose a new spot for next year too! That day will indeed come as we would like to own our own property one day. But we haven’t reached that point yet. We have however renegotiated our agreement with the Junebug Ranch which is allowing us to party it up there for atleast one more year!

    Earlybird passes have already gone on sale. They are too cheap and you don’t deserve them. They’re also half sold out! You better get yours you stinky slacker!!

    WEEKEND PASSES W/ FREE CAMPING HERE

    ONSITE SLEEP SHACKS HERE

    Take a tour of the property with this video by Delane Chavez

    We’ve already selected most our bands for 2018 but haven’t reached out yet. We’ll be doing that soon. We can’t always get through our inbox but if interested in playing send an email to muddyrootsbooking@gmail.com That is the ONLY place to reach us about hiring you.

    We still have FREE showers. We still have FREE camping. You can still camp wherever you like except vendor row. We still don’t have RV hookups but you can still bring quiet generators. You can still bring your own booze. We will still have a literal truck load of Pabst Blue Ribbon for $3 a tall can. You still can’t bring your dogs, knives, glass bottles or fireworks. New rule: NO TRAIN KIDS. Our main rule is still, “DON’T BE A DICK

    Dude, we’re rockin’ dueling stages in 2018. When one ends the other will start. You’re fried bologna in this Southern sammich. You’ll just turn around and continue to rock out. We’re gonna overload ya.

    Here are a few pics from 2017 courtesy of Wilde Company.

    slim cessna

    Pinata Protest

    Muddy Roots crowd

    Muddy Wild Crowd

    Dylan Dorrell

    Muddy Mexico

    Muddy Folks

    katie

    muddy blues

    lincoln gangsta

    and don’t forget about our sweet azz waterfall.

    Waterloo Waterfall

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