Muddy Roots News
  • 06.12.17

    Muddy Roots Europe: 6 Years Strong

    7 years ago we our beacon signal was received deep in the heart of Europe. Muddy transmissions were sent from Nashville, Tennessee seeking out Muddy Roots family worldwide. Outside Brugge,Belgium is a gem known as Cowboy Up -American Steakhouse & Saloon. Their return signal spoke of a Muddy Roots stronghold and that inaugural passage was safe. Within a year the Muddy Roots banjo was erected and an entire Muddy Roots scene began to connect, grow and explode. There are now dozens of similar events and venues across both continents.

    mre banjo

    We are proud to return to the Cowboy Up Saloon in Waardamme, Belgium for the 6th annual Muddy Roots Music Festival! Each year the family grows and new bands as well as fans attend. Can’t make it? Tune in all weekend at BILLYBOP

    90 Euro Weekend or 40 Euro day passes are available HERE.

    Hard Copy tickets are available at the Cowboy Up Saloon located at:

    You may also purchase them by email up til June 18th to pay by bank by emailing Nicky VanMoerbeke at cowboyup@live.be

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    Now that you have tickets, let’s get you there! Here are some helpful tips from the venue.

    Best way to enter or come to Cowboy Up Waardamme is with public transport.

    From UK : take fast train too Lille Flandres true Eurotunnel. Then Intercity train to Brugge. At trainstation in Brugge (Bruges) you can take bus Line 21 towards Tielt. Stops 200m past MRE. (Stop is called Waardamme-Lariksdreef)

    From USA or Canada : take plane to Brussels Airport. Then take InterCity train to Brugge. At trainstation in Brugge (Bruges) you can take bus Line 21 towards Tielt. Stops 200m past MRE. (Stop is called Waardamme-Lariksdreef)

    Take plane to Charleroi Airport. Then take intercity train to Brugge. At trainstation in Brugge (Bruges) you can take bus line 21 towards Tielt. Stops 200m past MRE. (Stop is called Waardamme-Lariksdreef)

    From Europe: Is best with train to Brugge (Bruges) or with car to trainstation in Brugge. Large parkinglot for youre car. Take bus line 21 towards Tielt. Stops 200m past MRE. (Stop is called Waardamme-Lariksdreef)

    Booking train ticket or see schedule is possible HERE!
    For more info or hotel lodging and help desk? Click HERE !!!
    Maybe you don’t want to camp but you also don’t want to leave the party to taxi to a hotel? You can rent a room in this sleep trailer in the Muddy Roots FEMA camp.
    Just email Nicky Van Moerbeke at cowboyup@live.be as there are only 4 beds left.
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    We have some exciting news to tell ya. We got our Belgian based online store up and running! Here you’ll find copies of our records, CDs and shirts that can be shipped from right here at Cowboy Up in Belgium.

    All your Muddy Roots Euro merch can be found HERE!

    Living in the US? All our American Muddy Roots merch can be found HERE!

    We’ll add new product through out the year and especially after each Muddy Roots Europe event.

    Let’s talk about the pre-party! I am flying in Early to be with you at the Cowboy Up Saloon to party with Muddy Roots Record artists Pat Reedy Saturday June 17th! This is some straight up honky tonk music. His first album has a strong Louisiana Honky Tonk vibe while the new record we are recording now is more of an East Nashville sound.
    You can listen to him on all internet platforms including ITUNES HERE!

    Just a few days later we start loading in the field for the 6th annual Muddy Roots Europe Music Festival! Kick off that chip on your shoulder, take off those work boots and forget about your troubles for it’s time to let loos in our field. Celebrate life the Muddy Roots way.

    Camping is free. Hot showers are free. Toilets are free.

    Print out the schedule so you don’t have to remember through a blurry belgian beer cloud of when to be at the stage. Or just stay at the stage until it’s time to sleep. East beer for dinner. It’s delicious.
    mre 2017 schedule

    There are food and fresh fruit vendors from local farms as always.
    TONS OF BEER IN THE TENT. Get your drink cards all weekend.

    And just a few days after the festival we party one last time for Nicky’s birthday and our friends Hillbilly Casino from Nashville!
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    Many thanks goes to our hosts at Nicky and Loortje plus the entire Cowboy Up/Muddy Roots Europe family. They work real hard all year long so that we may party this weekend.
    They make their living by supplying us food and drink all weekend. Let’s show some appreciation back for all of their hard work.

    nicky vanmoerbeke working