The beginning of a new year means it’s time again to get excited about (and start saving up for) summer music festivals, as they as further lineups roll in and tickets begin to go on sale. One of Tennessee’s quirkier festivals that we’ve been covering for the past few years, Muddy Roots, may not draw the names or the crowds of Bonnaroo, but the Cookeville-based event set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5, promises a more intimate experience, cooler weather, and free showers for all. Join the early announcement trend this season, Muddy Roots has just revealed that the grunge metal band The Melvins (who we saw last year at Exit/In and can’t recommend enough) will headline alongside Bonnie Prince Billy, Soledad Brothers, and the Del McCoury Band among others.
Early bird tickets are already sold out, but general admission tickets are available for $103.49, kids’ tickets for $57.37, and a cabin rental that sleeps four with electricity and A/C for $501.58. The festival also says it will be selling tickets at the gate on a first-come, first-serve basis for $150.
Click through to check out the track “Rich Wife Full of Happiness” by the Americana singer-songwriter Bonnie Prince Billy, who’s releasing his new record Pond Scum at the end of the month. You can also check out the complete festival poster, and find links for more details on Muddy Roots.