Muddy Roots News
  • 07.14.19

    Festival Property For Sale

    We’ve been hosting the Muddy Roots Music Festival at the June Bug Boogie Ranch in Cookeville, TN. for a decade now. But did you know they have another property in West Tennessee? It’s in Atwood which is actually the furthest West of Middle Tennessee in the Real Estate MLS as opposed to Cookeville which is the furthest East. It’s incredibly beautiful. Heck, if I could buy it and move it to Cookeville, I would. But we are settled at the Junebug Ranch for now so I am helping the owners sell their 2nd property.

    Alright, here’s the skinny. They’ve named the property for sale “Boogie Hollar.” You can name it what you want when you buy it. They’ve been hosting motorcycle rallies there for years and purchased it from another promoter who did the same. It’s technically a 127.6 acre land lot or “farm land” to the locals. But it’s used for some real get down, throw down parties! There are acres and acres of flat land grass and shade trees. When you enter the gates you come in on a hilltop. You’ll pass a rustic old barn on the left which comes with the property.
    It has a looping road that takes you through the center of the property that drops down in to a valley where you will find a permanent wood stage, a small bar hut, a shower structure, a beer truck for storage, and electric poles for vendors.

    Property: $295k
    164 Clay Farm Ln. Atwood TN.

    If you’d like to see the full listing just click here!
    Or if you are looking to buy or sell a home anywhere in the U.S. contact Jason Galaz. Yes, your festival promoter has a day job. We told you this was a working class thang! I work in Tennessee but have a wide range of connected agents coast to coast. I can refer you.

    Jason Galaz
    EXIT Realty Elite
    615-410-6393 ©

    Here are a few pics to get an idea.

  • 07.11.19

    Live At Heart Conference - Newfoundland

    Jason Galaz will be a primary keynote speaker at the Live At Heart music conference in Newfoundland. This is the sister conference to the one held in Sweden. We’re going to tell them all about y’all and your crazy shenanigans. There’s a chance for you to come along and perform too!

    Live At Heart Newfoundland is a Global Music Business Conference held on the Burin Peninsula, on the island of Newfoundland, in the country of Canada. It is the sister company to Live At Heart in Sweden.
    Please join us in Marystown, Newfoundland between September 24-29, 2019
    We will be hosting Music Industry Professionals and Musicians from around the world. We are happy to give opportunities to performing artists from all across Canada, and the international market, and to bring the Music Business of the world to Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada!


    If you’re a solo musician or a band, please fill in this form to help us know you more.

    *Deadline for submissions is August 30 *

    If you have any question please message uthem on Facebook:


  • 06.25.19

    Muddy Roots Europe 2019 Program

    8 whole damn years we’ve been rockin’ in the Belgian free world.

    FRIDAY JUNE 28th
    11h00 – 20h00
    8h00 – 20h00
    SUNDAY JUNE 30th
    8h00 – 20h00
    FRIDAY JUNE 28th
    14h30 – 02h00
    14h00 – 02h00
    SUNDAY JUNE 30th
    12h00 – 02h00

    FIELD IS ONLY FOR TICKETHOLDERS. You may not be anywhere on the property without one. You will be considered trespassing and will be handed over to politie.
    Exception being people obviously buying a ticket. This is to keep out stragglers and trouble makers.

    Thanks for coming to this great family festival
    Respect your neighbors’ and local community
    NO big campfires or bonfires allowed
    BBQ is allowed above the ground
    Rule #1 Don’t be a dick!!!!!!
    Please keep the grounds green and clean
    There are trash barrels on camp and fest ground
    This year are the waste collection points back (use them)
    You can find them by big signs on both campgrounds.
    The Cowboy Up and MRE shop will be open at the Hungry Cowboy spot, in front of the saloon with spe-cials and discounts. Monday July 1st 2019 at 10am.
    Ben & Jerry ice cream only available at the bar in Saloon.
    You can order meals outside and have them in the Saloon when open.

    Taxi Snel: 003250363649
    Ability to group purchase, sign in at the entrance.
    Gathering after Friday shows at 01h30
    Gathering after Saturday shows at 02h00
    Gathering after Sunday shows at 00h30
    Mogelijkheid tot groeps aankoop, inschrijven aan de ingang
    Verzamelen na de shows van vrijdag om 01h30
    Verzamelen na de shows van Zaterdag om 01h30
    Verzamelen na de shows van Zondag om 00h30
    This taxi can give rides up to 8 people. If you know you will need a taxi after the last band. Let us know at the entrée so that you can share a taxi to make it cheaper.
    De taxi kan tot 8 mensen vervoeren. Indien je gebruik zult maken van een taxi na de laatste band, laat het ons weten aan de ingang zodat je deze taxi kan delen om die zo goedkoper te maken.
    The red cross is stationed at the entry of fest ground.
    You will find them at the festival:
    FRIDAY JUNE 28th
    18h30 – 00h00
    17h00 – 01h00
    SUNDAY JUNE 30th
    14h00 – 00h00
    Or call Nick 0032499764630.
    NON FOOD VENDORS on Fest Ground
    • MissMindy4U
    • Pierced Heart tattoo by Paul Mac Arry
    • Pierced Heart

    Breakfast (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) from 8h00 till 11h30 at The Hungry Cowboy
    (bread, croissant, ham, cheese, jam, eggs and bacon)
    FOOD SERVICES on Catering Ground
    Friday from 16h00, Saturday and Sunday from 11h30
    • The Hungry Cowboy
    - Baguettes with spreads (Gouda cheese, boiled ham or prepare)
    - Pasta ( with: Bolgnaise sauce, three cheeses sauce or gruyere cheese
    - Pizza (Margherita, ham, Capricciosa, veggie, pollo)
    • De Wissel fries shop & catering
    - Fries shop (fries, frikandel, viandel, bitterballen, kaaskroket, lookworst, mexicano, brochet)
    - Take away braadworst (sausage) onion, sauce between sandwich
    warm ham, vegetables and mushroom sauce
    vegi burger, sauce between sandwich
    - On a plate warm ham, fresh vegetables, cold sauce and fries
    Stoofvlees (Flemish stew) fresh vegetables and fries
    - BBQ on a plate spareribs, fresh vegetables, cold sauce and fries
    Brochet (kebab), sausage, chicken piece, fresh vegetables, cold- sauce and fries

    25€ minimum. (full drink card)
    Available at entry to fest ground. (camper)
    Food coins/token, food vendors will be payable with tokens. 1 token = 1€
    Available at entry to fest ground and in the saloon.
    When saloon & entry closes tokens will be available at the tent
    Drinking cards will be available at the entry to the fest ground and in the saloon.
    Full card = 25€ with free drink.
    When saloon & entry drink cards will be available at bar in the tent.
    Germain is our organic vegetables and fruit farmer of Cowboy Up and will be selling from the Hungry Cowboy spot.
    Saturday and Sunday from 2pm till 5pm.

    Available in the saloon. (2kg bags) 2 token/stamps.
    Lost or found gear or anything else can be giving at the entry to the fest ground.
    So please if you lost something check at the entry and give them your Facebook add or phone number.
    There will be toilets at the fest ground close to the entry
    Toilets on campground 1 and 2
    Toilets in the saloon.
    There will be cigarettes available at the entry of fest ground .
    Payable with cash.
    Free Showers available at Catering Ground next to the saloon
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    08h00 till 18h00
    Closest gas station, 300m towards Ruddervoorde.
    G&V Kortrijksestraat 381, 8020 Waardamme 003256733000
    LPG available in Ruddervoorde.
    “T’Zwientje” POWER Sijslostraat 80a, 8020 Ruddervoorde 003250277236

  • 06.19.19

    23 Festival & Event Announcements!

    We’re moving at lightning speeds and have too much info to send out to ya. We decided not to risk it to getting lost in algorithms on social media and are putting it all here. Plus, some of y’all like more than one of our events! Bands go on tour and announce their schedule. This is kind of a Jason Galaz tour of events across the U.S. and in Europe. More will be added down the line but this is your schedule for the next year.

    First, we should tell you that we added some new events. We’ve also lowered the cap on some others. The focus from this point forward is a better experience, not a bigger one. You’ll notice this most with the Nashville Boogie. We moved the date and capped it at 1000. This cuts off a couple thousand attendees. We’ll chat more about that below.

    There are a couple new events on our roster. Most of them cap at 500 tickets. Honestly, we want to have fun too! We’ve never started these events to get rich so we really don’t give a damn about getting y’uge.

    There are 22 music festivals and events to give you updates on. That includes lineup announcements, ticket info, and any changes.
    This will go in chronological order.

    Muddy Roots Europe Festival
    June 28-30, 2019
    8th Annual
    Waardamme, BE.

    A couple bands had to cancel. This is the most current lineup.
    Tickets include free camping and hot showers.
    You MUST have a ticket to enter the field. I say this because the music tent is fenced off but the event is the entire field.
    This place is the center of all things Muddy Roots on the European continent and is partnered with my good friend Nicky VanMoerbeke at the Cowboy Up Saloon.
    You can fly to Brussels, take a train to Brugges, and a bus to the property. It’s easy!

    Wine On The Rails
    Summer 2019
    July 27th
    10 hour round trip to a winery on a vintage train from the 1950’s.
    We enjoy wine tastings on the way to the DelMonaco Vineyards. A few bands go car to car on the way back to keep the party rolling!
    Must be 21 to even think about going.
    Wine On The Rails

    East Nashville Tomato Arts Fest
    Muddy Roots Stage
    August 10th, 2019
    11th & Russell near 5 Points
    We’ve had a booth or a stage at this event for 7 years now. OG EAST NASHVILLE, HOMIE.

    Mary Richards 10pm
    Ben Jarrell 12pm
    Todd Day Wait 2pm
    Open turntables 3pm


    Wine On The Rails
    5 hour roundtrip to the Lebanon Square and back
    Lunch at the Capitol Theatre
    Live music at the theater and aboard the train ride home.
    Tickets range from $55 to $135 and can be found HERE
    Capitol Theatre

    Muddy Roots Music Festival
    Aug 29-Sep 1, 2019
    10th Annual

    The schedule is being added to the website today. There are no conflicting time slots between stage 1 and 2. Stage 3 is on it’s own, yo.
    You can find that HERE.
    You can watch videos of each band playing HERE

    We’ve added some really cool stuff like a Reggae, Ska, Dancehall tent. A few soul DJs are being added to the roster as well.
    ska skinhead

    An indie film tent/ local craft beer tent, furnished with places to cool off with a cold beer will be playing films from our community.
    An updated roster will be posted. 2 immediate highlights will be on “When It Breaks” by Possessed By Paul James and Milk Products Media and “Negro Terror” by John Rash. You can find that one on Amazon Prime if you aren’t coming to the field.

    Pabst Blue Ribbon is planning a pop-up party during the weekend. I can’t tell you about that. You’ll know when you ee it or hear about it. They also sponsored Jason and Milton to paint a big ass wall in Nashville. You may recognize the gal from the series of posters we put on the interwebs illustrated by Adam “The Kid” from Kustom Thrills Tattoo. It was part of National Mural Day. We plan on painting in the field and presenting to yall when the gates open too!

    It’s important to know that your weekend passes are from Friday through Sunday. They do not include Thursday. We typically host a small pre-party while we finish wrapping up but this year it got cray cray. It’s an additional $15 online or $20 at the gate. THERE ARE NO DAY PASSES AVAILABLE EXCEPT SUNDAY.
    face to face

    Here’s the current lineup. You’ll see a few more people in the field though.
    Share it out! Designed by Olafh Ace from Muddy Roots Mexico

    Americana Roots, Whiskey & Wine Train
    A rolling music festival through the Tennessee countryside aboard a vintage passenger train from the 1950’s.
    We head up to the Carthage Junction in the Upper Cumberlands and back.
    Tennessee Whiskey, Wine, and Beer tastings will be distributed on the train.
    You must be 21 to even read this. No minors allowed on the train. We do have lunch boxes ready for ya though!
    Bands will be performing throughout the trip in different cars.

    First announced bands are Ben Jarrel, John R Miller, and Allen Thompson.

    About 240 tickets left for this wild ride.
    Tennessee Whiskey

    Live At Heart Newfoundland Conference
    Jason Galaz Keynote Speaker
    Fancy AF
    Sep 27-29, 2019
    live at heart conference
    Join me up at the edge of the world in Canada.
    No, seriously. They invite bands to apply. HERE IS THE LINK

    IBMA- World of Bluegrass
    Sep 24-29, 2019
    Power Merch/Merch Kitchen team for conference, amphitheater, and street festival. Total attendance 200,000+
    This time we get to work behind the scenes printing and selling merch for the events as well as the bands performing the Red Hat Amphitheater.

    Mudfolk Mexico 2019
    October 5th, 2019
    2nd annual event hosted by Olafh down in Mejico.
    Cash at door. Old school. Underground.

    Wine On The Rails
    Autumn Leaves 2019
    November 9th
    10 hour round trip to a winery on a vintage train from the 1950’s.
    We enjoy wine tastings on the way to the DelMonaco Vineyards. A few bands go car to car on the way back to keep the party rolling!
    Must be 21 to even think about going.
    Wine On The Rails

  • 06.12.19

    Americana Roots, Whiskey & Wine Train

    How’s about a mid-day rolling music festival through the Tennessee countryside!
    Enjoy tastings of many local whiskey, wine, rum, and beer flavors while listening to some good ol tunes from our favorite artists in town for the weekend. Must be 21+ to ride.

    Artists will sit in each car but will also flow between cars and play at will.

    Depart: 11:00am sharp from the Tennessee Central Railway Museum and circle out to the Carthage junction and back.
    Return: 5:30pm to Nashville.

    Lunch is served aboard the train.

    Bands announced soon. Think 70’s roots, rock and country.

    First distilleries, wineries, and breweries announced:
    Tennessee Legend Distillery – Marathon Village
    Beachhaven Winery
    many more in the works!

    Tickets are on sale now. Limited to capacity of the train.
    Come take a load off, Annie.

    More info at and on FB

  • 06.06.19

    The Return of the Spring Weekender!

    We’re coming back home! What a beauty of a property it is too. There’s literally a thousand acres to camp, bike, hike, even ATV. We’ve got a lake all to ourselves to fish and canoe. Climb up the trees and zipline if ya want. The place is Heaven! We’ve hosted a few of our lil weekenders there over the years.
    calamity cubes muddy roots
    You’ll enjoy 2 full days of roots music in the hills of Brown County at the eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat. You can expect the best in underground bluegrass, folk, and stringbandicana. We made that word up because we’re fun like that. Like a super hip dad down with the fleek squad lingo.

    We’re planning a big dinner supplied by our friends at G’z barbecue and catering Friday & Saturday night inside the barn. They’ll be vending all week but this will be a special family meal style option each evening.
    g'z bbq east nashville muddy roots
    Tent camping is free.

    RV spots and cabins will available for rent but are almost sold out.
    muddy roots cabin indiana
    Tickets are on sale now but are limited to 500 people. That’s it. Not 501. And that’s even pushing it as we want a small crowd for this one. It’s our vacation too!

    You can grab yours at the link below or at Prices are $99 earlybird. $120 when those sellout. $150 at the gate, IF there are any left. Saturday only passes are $75. There are no Friday only passes. All tickets include free tent camping and free showers.

    Facebook link
    Facebook event

    We’re booking bands now and will announce as they confirm.

    We’ll sell this out as quick as we can and then focus on more events!

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