Muddy Roots News
  • 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!
    MORE INFORMATION HERE
    TICKETS HERE
    JOHN WAYNE MUDDY ROOTS

    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.
    TICKETS HERE
    Wine On The Rails

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

    Mary Richards 10pm
    DJ JASON GALAZ 11pm
    Ben Jarrell 12pm
    DJ JASON GALAZ 1pm
    Todd Day Wait 2pm
    Open turntables 3pm

    MORE INFO HERE
    TOMATO ARTS FEST

    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
    TICKETS AND ALL OTHER INFO 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.
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    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.
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    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
    TICKETS HERE
    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.
    TICKETS CAN BE FOUND HERE

    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
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    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.
    MORE INFO ON THOSE EVENTS HERE
    IBMA WIDE OPEN BLUEGRASS

    Mudfolk Mexico 2019
    October 5th, 2019
    2nd annual event hosted by Olafh down in Mejico.
    Cash at door. Old school. Underground.
    JOIN THE MUDDY ROOTS MEXICO GROUP HERE
    MUDFOLK MEXICO

    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.
    TICKETS HERE
    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.

    SEAT RESERVATIONS HERE
    More info at www.wineontherails.com 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.
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    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.
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    Tent camping is free.

    RV spots and cabins will available for rent but are almost sold out.
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    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 www.muddyrootsmusic.com 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. muddyrootsbooking@gmail.com

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

  • 05.30.19

    No Mo Pinup Show

    We’ve been hosting pinup pageants for 5 years at the Boogie and a few more at the Muddy Roots Music Festival. But this most recent contest will be our last one. Atleast, for now. To be honest, it started to lose the fun. We used to have it as a talent contest which was super cool and silly. We deeply believe in empowerment and expression for all adult ages, race, creeds, body shapes, you name-its. Hosting an event like this without that at the core would feel a bit weird in these current times. Pinup is very much part of the rockabilly scene and we respect that. But we are going to focus our energy on other aspects of the festival. Y’all still show up dolled up if ya like! We just won’t make it a contest.

    I’d like to take a moment to congratulate the Ms. Nashville Boogie 2019 winner, Miss Lulu Divine. She was an absolute joy to be around. You could feel her energy and enthusiasm leading up to the event. It was a close call as Nicole Nightingale was in 2nd and almost won the crown!

    There was some confusion about a tie-breaker that I’d like to clear up. We hand picked 5 judges so a tie was literally impossible. I purposely chose a diverse panel with a majority of women and different ethnicities to keep it fair. I think the panel got confused with the pressure of the time slot ending and the next band needing to get on. It ended up with a crowd cheer to decide the winner. I checked with the judges to see who they voted for. The crowd ended up picking the same person despite the confusion. But still, I apologize to Nicole Nightingale for the disorientation and error on the part of the event. It should never have gone to the crowd, that’s why we had 5 judges.

    We had 63 women participate in the contest online. We were honored that they were putting themselves out there and wanted to join us in Nashville. But the general feel of the event got a bit carried away. Some people started taking it too serious, some got shitty with other contestants, some got shitty with me, some got shitty with our host, there were vote fraud questions, some had people trying to bring up private issues in contestants pasts as if we would disqualify them for previous mistakes in life. It became a mess. That is not what our events are about. The few people that were doing that really started ruining it for me.

    And to be fair, I enjoyed the extra promotion from the facebook shares. It helped us get the word out on the event. But it was probably not the best way to go about it.

    But much love to all those that came, had fun, and made it fun!

    I want everyone to feel included at my events.

    I may lose money by having one less attraction at the festival but I don’t think we should continue with the way it is now. I’m not saying we won’t ever have a Ms. Nashville Boogie or Ms. Muddy Roots again. I’m saying it can only happen if it supports expression, community, and fun. It would need to be completely different. So for now, it’s gone.

    p.s. we moved the date and location. We shaved off a couple thosuand tickets. There are only 599 left for 2020.
    You can get yours here.

    We are also about to announce our Music Valley Jamboree which is an even smaller version of the Boogie in the Palace back room. Tickets on sale for that here

  • 05.22.19

    Nashville Boogie Survival Guide

    Welcome back to the 5th annual Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender! We sure hope you have a swell time this week and plan on returning in 2020. There are some pretty big announcements about that in the works. A very limited mount of discounted tickets for that will go on sale this weekend.

    We will keep this short and sweet with some bullet points and tips to get you through the weekend.

    If you’re in town today and looking for something to do, you can head out to the meet-ups at the Pearl Diver Bar and Duke’s. Both are in East Nashville just a few miles from the Boogie. Pearl is more exotic drink style and Duke’s will be a country-western dj night. No cover on either. 10pm to 2am.

    Thursday we will be setting up the vendor hall over at Opryland but y’all can’t some in yet. The party is over at the Nashville Palace. You can get your wristbands at the Nashville Palace starting Thursday. Wristbands are at the Palace all weekend. This is also where staff checks in with Delane. The front room has no cover charge and the back room is where the Boogie is. This is true all weekend.

    Friday the event explodes across 3 venues. The Hot Rod Boogie Car Show loads in at 8am and starts at 10am behind the Nashville Palace.That is a free event to the public. All car registrations go to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. There are bands inside the Scoreboard Grill during show hours. Butch Patrick a.k.a. Eddie Munster will have the 2 hot rods from the Munsters show on display as well. That ends at 4pm. Official bands play in the Nashville Palace backroom as well as the Presidential Lobby at the Opryland Resort. There is a pinup pageant, pool party, headlining acts, Luscious Ladies meet and greet, and a late night record hop at the Resort.

    Saturday is the exact same as Friday with the exception of adding a star studded Western Fashion Show to the Resort. Music will be going til the break of dawn!

    Sunday the record convention opens up at 10am in the backroom of the Palace and goes til 4pm. The backroom closes for 4 hours so we can set it back up for The Cowpokes and Nich Roulette’s Rockabilly Blowout. He has a huge list of special guests that are jumping up on stage

    SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY… We all head to the Opryland Resort for the grand finale show of the weekend. Doors open at 5:30 pm with
    5:30 PM DJ Col. Paco Chaos
    6:00 PM Lonesome Souls
    6:45 PM JD McPherson
    7:30 PM DJ Julea
    8:00 PM Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes
    9:30 PM DJ Bloodshot Bill
    10:00 PM The B52s

    You can buy day passes or weekend passes which include all events on the schedule. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE RIGHT NOW

    Tickets are cheaper online

    Next year’s tickets go on sale Sunday. There will be a very limited amount at the discount rate.

    THE FULL WEEKEND SCHEDULE IS HERE. IT COULD CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE BUT PROBABLY WON’T.

    Children are welcome at all events but are not allowed in the bars after 10pm. That would be the Nashville Palace and the Scoreboard Grill. Those are 21+ after 10pm

    There are 17 restaurants at the Opryland Resort but everything is super pricey.

    The resort JUST opened their waterpark. You have to be staying at the hotel PLUS pay an additional fee to go.

    The Presidential Ballroom is in the blue carpet portion of the resort

    The Magnolia Ballroom is in the yellow/brown portion of the resort.

    They are right next to each other.

    The shuttle runs Thursday through Sunday 11am to 3:30 am. It picks up in front of the Nashville Palace and takes you to the Presidential Portico entrance of the resort. It is free to ride. There will be 2 of them circling at times. They may stop for breaks but otherwise should be running non-stop.

    The Resort has very expensive parking daily rates. There is FREE parking at the Nashville Palace and at the Opry Mills Mall. There is a walkway connecting the mall area to the resort.

    Although there are package stores nearby, you are 100% NOT ALLOWED TO BRING IN ALCOHOL TO THE NASHVILLE PALACE. It is super illegal and will get you thrown out by bar staff. You will lose your wristband. Respect the Nashville Palace and Scoreboard Grill. What you do in your hotel room is your business though.

    Ladies, bring flats. The campus between both venues is HUGE. Your feet will wear out.

    We have pool parties and it is going to be hot as hell all weekend.

    We will add more tips tomorrow.

  • 05.16.19

    GZA Brings A Piece Of Wu-Tang To Muddy Roots

    GZA was originally booked for the 10th annual Muddy Roots Music Festival as a special guest to The Soul Rebels. They are no longer able to make it so GZA is now bringing his own band! This will be the very first full hip hop act booked in our field. I can’t think of anyone better than an original member of the Wu-Tang Clan! GZA a.k.a. The Genius is still set to perform Sunday evening. You can expect a set chock full of tracks from one of the most important records of East Coast Hip Hop, “LIQUID SWORDS!” Weekend and Sunday only passes are available at : Your text to link here…

    WU-TANG IS MOST DEFINITELY THE MUDDY ROOTS OF HIP HOP.
    gza wutang
    You don’t understand what I’m saying, but you must choose.

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