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Muddy Roots Music Festival
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The poster for the 2018 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Country Rock, Blues, Rock and Roll, Punk Rock, Hardcore Punk, Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Post-Metal, Stoner Rock
Date(s) August / September
Location Cookeville, Tennessee, USA
Venue(s) June Bug Boogie Ranch
Years active 2010 - Present
Promoter(s) Jason Galaz, Muddy Roots Music
Website Official Webpage for Muddy Roots

Muddy Roots Music Festival is an outdoor camping festival held in Cookeville, Tennessee. Active since 2010, the festival usually hosts country, bluegrass, psychobilly and punk rock bands, some of which associated with the Muddy Roots music label. The early editions also hosted car shows and pin-up pageants along with a slowly expanding variety of music, a theme Muddy Roots prides itself on. All editions of the festival to date have been held at the June Bug Boogie Ranch, where attendees are allowed free camping and BYOB alongside a wide variety of vendors between the various stages.

Notably in the 2018 edition the festival's first announced bands would be Sleep and High on Fire along with several other stoner and doom acts as a turning point and an expansion on what most would expect of the festival. Since then the festival has managed a stage of bands in the stoner and doom metal genres, also expanding even further on their theme of variety, drawing in reggae, hip-hop, thrash metal and more by the 2019 edition. The 2020 edition would notably announce a stage specifically for stoner and doom metal.

Along with the main festival Muddy Roots also has several spin-off festivals such as Muddy Roots Music Festival Europe in Belgium (Since 2012), The Muddy Roots Spring Weekender (Since 2013), Nashville Boogie (Since at least 2018) and Southern Gothic Campout (Since 2019) among other spin-offs.


The inaugural Muddy Roots Music Festival would be held between 28 and 30 May 2010, the only edition of the main festival to be hosted in May. The inaugural edition featured 32 bands over two stages, a car show, bike rally (An event the June Bug Boogie Ranch is commonly known for) and a pinup contest.[1]

Retroactively the inaugural edition has been described as a "small, 300 person festival".

Friday 28 May[]

Main Stage (Wood Stage) Second Stage
Wayne "The Train" Hancock Lane Kristian
Dex Romweiber Duo Husky Burnette
Hellbillies Hillbilly Harlots
Kyle Turley Jughuggers
Mellow Down Easy Cletus Got Shot
Hellfire Revival

Saturday 29 May[]

Main Stage (Wood Stage) Second Stage
Billy Joe Shaver Larry and His Flask
Soda Cutthroat Shamrock
Matt King Pearls Mahone
The Delta Saints The Staggerers
Travis Mann Band Jason & The Punknecks
Joshua Black Wilkins Scissormen
Cashman The Blackbelts
Tom VandeAvond
Dave Smith & The Country Rebels

Sunday 30 May[]

Main Stage (Wood Stage)
Hillbilly Casino
The Goddamn Gallows
Dash Rip Rock
Reverend Deadeye
Ten Foot Polecats
The Sawyer Family
The Calamity Cubes!


The second edition of the Muddy Roots Music Festival would be held on 3 and 4 September 2011. This edition would add a third stage for additional performers and film showcases.[2]

Saturday 3 September[]

Main Stage (Wood Stage) Second Stage Third Stage
Hellbillies Owen Mays Behind The Burly Q
Film Screening
Wayne "The Train" Hancock Viva Le Vox The Folk Singer
Film Screening
Soda Black Jake and The Carnies The Mink Cousins
Film Screening
O'Death Burlesque Le Moustache
Ronnie Hymes Hellfire Revival
Spinderellas Bob Wayne
The Dirt Scab Band Possessed By Paul James
JB Beverly and the Wayward Drifters Lucky Tubb
Don Maddox Slim Chance and the Can't Hardly Playboys
Derek Hoke Peculiar Pretzelmen
Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band Cletus Got Shot
Mark Porkchop Holder
Cashman The Calamity Cubes!
Reverend Deadeye
Ten Foot Polecats
Porter Hall Tennessee

Sunday 4 September[]

Main Stage (Wood Stage) Second Stage Third Stage
Wanda Jackson The Goddamn Gallows Highlonesome
The Legendary Shack Shakers Rachel Brooke Graham Lindsey
Hillbilly Casino Whiskey Folk Ramblers James Hunnicutt
Art Adams Band Scott McDougal The Dirty Dougs
Joshua Black Wilkins Harmed Brothers Smokestack and The Foothill Fury
Sean Wheeler &
Zander Schloss
Hellbound Glory Last False Hope
Davie Jay Sparrows Hans Condor The Perezze Farm
The Cheatin Hearts The Krank Daddies Scissormen
Liquorbox The Dirt Daubers
Left Lane Cruiser
Cutthroat Shamrock
Thomas Maupin & Daniel Rothwell
Hogslop String Band


The third edition of the Muddy Roots Music Festival would be held between 31 August 2012 and 2 September 2012. While the main stages would return to a two-stage format a third stage would be available for film screenings. Notably the third stage would feature several bands through the weekend such as Ray Lawrence Jr., Black Eyed Vermillion, Los Bastardos Magnificos,The Dirt Scab Band, Don Maddox and Sean Wheeler. T-Model Ford and GravelRoad were intended to play but were forced to drop off due to Ford suffering a stroke.[3] Slim Chance and the Can’t Hardly Playboys was also announced but ultimately dropped off.[4]

Friday 31 August[]

Main Stage (Wood Stage) Second Stage
James "Slim" Hand Viva Le Vox
Wayne "The Train" Hancock Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band
Dale Watson Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies
Little Jimmy Dickens Bianca 13′s House of the Rising Sun Burlesque
Don Maddox James Leg
J.B. Beverly & the Wayward Drifters The Hooten Hallers
Owen Mays Cashman
Hardin Draw Husky Burnette
Lone Wolf OMB
Filthy Still

Saturday 1 September[]

Main Stage (Wood Stage) Second Stage
Reverend Horton Heat Restavrant
Hillbilly Casino Kittie Katrina with Syrens of the South
ANTiSEEN Possessed By Paul James
The Goddamn Gallows Robert "Wolfman" Belfour
Joe Buck Yourself L. C. Ulmer
The Calamity Cubes! The Immortal Lee County Killers
James Hunnicutt Left Lane Cruiser
Last False Hope Hellfire Revival
Rockin' Kitty Pinup Pageant Kara Clark
Sean Wheeler &
Zander Schloss
Dad Horse Experience
Valerie June Joe Huber
Peewee Moore Pearls Malone
Cutthroat Shamrock
Hushed & Guilty

Sunday 2 September[]

Main Stage (Wood Stage) Second Stage
The Legendary Shack Shakers The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
O'Death Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Dr. Ralph Stanley Molly Gene One Whoaman Band
Joshua Black Wilkins The Dirt Daubers
Ramblin' Jack Elliott The Pine Hill Haints
Tom VandenAvond McDougall
Soda Gardocki Atomic Duo
The Defibulators Sarah Gayle Meech
Pinebox Boys Derek Dunn
Rachel Brooke Camptown Ladies
Reverend Deadeye Everymen
DJ Vintage Rockabilly
& Voodoo Kings Car Show
DJ Gospel Country
& Sunday Services


The 2013 edition of Muddy Roots Music Festival would be hosted from Friday 30 August 2013 to Sunday 1 September 2013, featuring four stages and notably featuring a reunited Black Flag in one of their first announced shows for their reunion tour with second singer Ron Reyes.[5][6] The festival would boast four stages and their largest lineup to date, along with a classic car show in the field.[7]

Friday 30 August[]

Main Stage Second Stage Third Stage Fourth Stage
Dale Watson Those Poor Bastards Delaney Davidson Dead Soldiers
Whitey Morgan and The 78s Reverend Beat-Man (US Exclusive Appearance) The Tillers Nashville Burlesque Troupe
Larry and His Flask Joe Buck Yourself Mikey Classic & His Lonesome Spur Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
Tav Falco's Panther Burns Fifth on The Floor Brownbird Rudy Relic We Juke Up in Here
Film Screening
The Planet Rockers The Hooten Hallers Ray Lawrence Jr. Voodoo Rhythm
Film Screening
Good For You Austin Lucas Kingdom of Survival
Film Screening
Carolina Stills Stuck Lucky Lost and Found
Film Screening
Los Bastardos Magnificos Phil Hummer & The White Falcons
Filthy Still

Saturday 31 August[]

Main Stage Second Stage Third Stage Fourth Stage
Black Flag Scott Kelly and The Road Home
Featuring Mike IX Williams
L.C. Ulmer Peewee Moore
The Goddamn Gallows Possessed By Paul James Joe Huber Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost
Deadbolt Eerie Von Dad Horse Experience Broken Spirits
Jack Oblivian Danny B. Harvey and the Unholy Trinity Charlie Overbey Burlesque Le Mustache
Sean Wheeler
& Zander Schloss
Hellbound Glory Two Man Gentlemen Band Black Jake and The Carnies
The Movie Star Junkies Hellfire Revival The Gallinippers The Harmed Brothers
Rachel Brooke Last False Hope Glade City Rounders The Gladezmen
Left Lane Cruiser John The Conquerer Ten Foot Polecats
Grass Crack Hangdog Hearts
The Sterling Sisters
Folk Singer
Film Screening

Sunday 1 September[]

Main Stage Second Stage Third Stage Fourth Stage
Shooter Jennings Possessed By Paul James Scott McDougall Sean Wheeler
&Zander Schloss
Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies Dash Rip Rock Peewee Moore Gator Nate
Red Simpson J. B. Beverley & Wayward Drifters Ray Lawrence Jr. Cutthroat Shamrock
Hillbilly Casino Otis Gibbs Brownbird Rudy Relic Muddy Roots Facial Hair Competition
Psycho Devilles Sarah Gayle Meech Slaughter Daughters Banjer Dan Banjo Workshop
The Calamity Cubes! Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy The Harmed Brothers
Intimate Set
Shooter Jennings' - The Other Life
Film Screening
Joshua Black Wilkins The Sterling Sisters Rachel Kate Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons Rickett Pass Call Me Bronco Ms. Muddy Roots Pinup Pageant By Sabina Kelley
White Trash Blues Revival Charlie Louvin Still Rattlin' The Devil's Cage
Film Screening


The 2014 edition of Muddy Roots Music Festival would be hosted between 28 August and 31 August 2014. Notably this edition of the festival featured the return of The Legendary Shack Shakers, who has been on hiatus since late 2012.

Notably the film Hard Roots - The Muddy Roots of American Music would be featured on all four days throughout the weekend at the Cracker Swamp Stage.[8]

Thursday 28 August (Pre-Party)[]

  • Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band
  • Woody Pines

Friday 29 August[]

Trailer Stage Ol' Wood Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
Pokey LaFarge The Monsters Hardin Draw
The Tillers The Sonics T. Junior
J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers Hillbilly Casino Gator Nate and the Gladezmen
JB Beverley & The Wayward Drifters Hellfire Revival Dave Arcari
Buzz Jumpers Black Rose Phantoms Dr. Sketchy's
Knox County Jug Stompers Call Me Bronco
Mad Polecats Whiskey Hill Swillers
Backwoods Heathens

Saturday 30 August[]

Trailer Stage Ol' Wood Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
The Legendary Shack Shakers Mudhoney GravelRoad
The Goddamn Gallows The Blasters Husky Burnette
Reverend Beat-Man The Weirdos Hangdog Hearts
James Hunnicutt ANTiSEEN Lonewolf OMB
Sweet G.A. Brown Last False Hope Ten Foot Polecats
A Man Called Stu Tex Railers Doomtown Deadly Lo-Fi
Glade City Rounders Rickett Pass Misery Jackals
Blackbird Raum Tillford Sellers Lou Shields
Dead Soldiers Gabe Zander Movember Beard Competition
Henry's Rifle Dr. Sketchy's
Joey Henry's Dirty Sunshine Club

Sunday 31 August[]

Trailer Stage Ol' Wood Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
Hooten Hallers Lydia Loveless Viva Le Vox
Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early Bobby Bare The Calamity Cubes!
Kings of The Fucking Sea Joseph Huber Wicklow Atwater
Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss Rachel Brooke Imperial Rooster
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes Greg Garing Everymen
Left Lane Cruiser Joe Buck Yourself Whistle Pigs
Terry 'Harmonica' Bean Dinosaur Truckers Clem McGillicutty & The Burnouts
Dylan Walshe Matt Woods Richie Owens & The Farm Bureau
JT Oglesby
Church Services &
Open Mic Gospel Jam


The 2015 edition of Muddy Roots Music Festival would take place from 4 September - 6 September 2015, with two pre-show events preceding the festivities (Wednesday 2 September at The Exit-In and Thursday 3 September at The Big Tent Stage). [9]

Wednesday 2 September[]

Nashville, TN
The Legendary Shack Shakers
Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Dana Sipos

Thursday 3 September[]

Big Tent Stage
Sean Wheeler
& Zander Schloss
Willy Tea Taylor
The Tillers
Dylan Walshe

Friday 4 September[]

Wood Stage Big Tent Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
The Legendary Shack Shakers Left Lane Cruiser The MC1 OMB
Hillbilly Casino Denver Broncos UK My God, The Heat
Southern Culture on The Skids Sean Wheeler
& Zander Schloss
The Tosspints
The Calamity Cubes! White Trash Blues Revival Butcher Knives
Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy Woody Pines Clem McGillicutty and the Burnouts
Bradford Lee Folk Urban Pioneers Swamp Rats
East Cameron Folkcore Barnyard Stompers Dead Eye Zack
Mikey Classic & His Lonesome Spur Dana Sipos
Matt Woods

Saturday 5 September[]

Wood Stage Big Tent Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit Slim Cessna's Auto Club GravelRoad
Bobby Bare L.C. Ulmer Ten Foot Polecats
Ray Wylie Hubbard Joseph Huber Cannibal Ramblers
Peter Rowan JD Wilkes Hopeless Jack
Ramblin' Jack Elliott The Hardin Draw Joshua Morningstar
Chuck Mead Dead Soldiers Lonewolf OMB
Margo & The Pricetags Whiskey Shivers Lou Shields
JP Harris & the Tough Choices Tanya Montana Coe
Sarah Gayle Meech A.J. Gaither
James Hunnicutt
The Howlin' Brothers
Cale Tyson

Sunday 6 September[]

Wood Stage Big Tent Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
The Del McCoury Band Possessed By Paul James Shawn James and The Shapeshifters
Ricky Skaggs Los Duggans Harley Poe
Dr. Ralph Stanley Jimmy "Duck" Holmes Jeff Shepherd and The Jailhouse Poets
The Tillers Harlis Sweetwater The Dead South
Don Flemons Glade City Rounders Yes Ma'am
Dylan Walshe Gospel Hour Morning Jam
& Sunday Morning Services
County Graves
Dana Sipos Snake Blood Remedy


The 2016 (and seventh) edition of Muddy Roots Music Festival would be hosted from 2 September to 4 September 2016, with a pre-party at Duke's on 31 August[10] and a pre-fest on 1 September.[11] The festival would largely function with two stages, with the Wood Stage as the main stage once again. A third stage known as the "Little Tent" would function largely for open mic performers though feature some acts on Saturday and Sunday.[12][13]

Thursday 1 September[]

Big Tent Stage
Stump Tail Dolly
James Hunnicutt

Friday 2 September[]

Wood Stage Big Tent Stage
The Monsters The Calamity Cubes!
Voodoo Glow Skulls Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Blackfoot Gypsies Hillbilly Casino
Whiskeydick Delaney Davidson
A Pony Named Olga Trixie Trainwreck
Deadly Lo-Fi Lonewolf OMB

Saturday 3 September[]

Wood Stage Big Tent Stage Little Tent Stage
Melvins Hooten Hallers SS Web
Dex & Crash "Flat Duo Jets" Those Poor Bastards Smokestack Relics
Lost Bayou Ramblers Soledad Brothers
Split Lip Rayfield Joseph Huber
The Drunken Cuddle Jayke Orvis
Rock Bottom String Band Dylan Walshe
Modern Primitives

Sunday 4 September[]

Wood Stage Big Tent Stage Little Tent Stage
The Del McCoury Band Morgan O'Kane Adam Lee
Bonnie Prince Billy Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Jeff Shepherd and The Jailhouse Poets
Dana Sipos The Tillers Sunday Morning Gospel Service
Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy Hackensaw Boys
JD Wilkes Kristina Murray & Logan Ledger
Brook Blanche The Hardin Draw
Julian Davis


The 2017 edition (Eighth Edition) of Muddy Roots Music Festival would be hosted from 31 August to 3 September 2017, spanning four full days with no pre-fest and a lineup of over one hundred bands.[14][15]

Thursday 31 August[]

Ham Law Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
Call Me Bronco Larry and His Flask
Husky Burnette Dead Soldiers
Imperial Rooster Gallows Bound
The Menders Tom VandenAvond
A.J. Gaither SS Web
Smokestack Relics Rickett Pass
Acousta Noir
Broken Bow

Friday 1 September[]

Wood Stage Ham Law Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
The Goddamn Gallows Shawn James & the Shapeshifters Willy Tea Taylor
The Legendary Shack Shakers The Harmed Brothers Urban Pioneers
Pinata Protest A Pony Named Olga The Dirty Mugs
Slim Cessna's Auto Club Sean K. Preston Stump Tail Dolly
Rachel Kate James Hunnicutt JP Harris & the Tough Choices
Noah Tyson Blackgrass Gospel RT n' The 44's
Rock Bottom String Band The Scissormen Moonshine Wagon
Dirtfoot Lou Shields Jimmy Swope
Cannibal Ramblers Tail Light Ramblers Wicklow Atwater
Black Tarpoon

Saturday 2 September[]

Wood Stage Ham Law Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
Jayke Orvis Whiskeydick Restavrant
ANTiSEEN The Sawyer Family Joseph Huber
American Speedway Glade City Rounders James Leg
The Pine Box Boys Viva Le Vox Left Lane Cruiser
Dallas Moore Black Irish Texas Joe Buck Yourself
Dead Bronco Richie Owens & The Farm Bureau King Mud
Askultura Everymen Mark "Porkchop" Holder
El Escapado Mikey Classic & His Lonesome Spur Duane Mark
W.D. Miller & The Revolvers Lonewolf OMB Reverend Red
Moose's Last Stand

Sunday 3 September[]

Wood Stage Ham Law Stage Cracker Swamp Stage
Poguetry In Motion SEXX Possessed By Paul James
William Elliott Whitmore Black Eyed Vermillion Scott H. Biram
James Hand Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones Lil Poochie & Hezekiah Early
Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies Tim Easton The Calamity Cubes!
The Tillers Zander Schloss Hillbilly Casino
Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners Lost Dog Street Band GravelRoad
Sweet G.A. Brown Woodland Remedy C.W. Ayon
Soda Gardocki Tejon Street Corner Thieves RL Cole
Tim Vee John The Revelator
Sunday Morning Gospel Services The Big Sky


On 24 December 2017, Muddy Roots would announce the first two (of sixty) bands set to perform at the festival in Sleep and High on Fire, both of whom are set to headline their respective days.[16] From there the festival would announce more bands on 6 January, with Los Angeles punk legends X as one of the main bands. By the middle of January, most of the lineup had been announced, adding the likes of Mondo Generator, Fu Manchu, TSOL, The Meat Puppets, Thee Oh Sees (Who'd later drop from the lineup) and Scott Kelly among others. An alternate flyer would reveal more of the lineup on 20 January, including Om (Who was later confirmed to be performing the same day as High on Fire)[17]

As of April 2018 the festival still has more bands to announce, the latest addition being Neurosis announced on 8 April.[18] A full schedule is slated for "late summer" with a handful of bands confirmed for specific dates as of 2 June 2018.

Some of the announced bands would cancel on the weekend (With last-minute replacements in a couple cases.). Notably, Black Tarpoon would cancel on 30 August (With Joe's Truck Stop as the replacement), Moonshine Wagon would cancel (With Black Venus as the replacement.) Mondo Generator on 31 August due to illness (With Brea Burns performing earlier) and Murphy's Law would cancel on 1 September (With Birdcloud as the replacement). Notably in regards to Om it would be the last live performance featuring longtime member Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.

Wednesday 29 August (Pre-Party)[]

  • The Shitdels
  • Datenight
  • The Bohannons
  • El Escapado

Thursday 30 August[]

Wood Stage Spider Monkey Stage
Reverend Beat-Man and Nicole Izobel Garcia Mudfits
Hillbilly Casino Viva le Vox
Freight Train Rabbit Killer Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy
Pine Hill Haints Black Venus
Gunsafe Joe's Truck Stop
Toe Knee Tea

Friday 31 August[]

PBR Stage Wood Stage Spider Monkey Stage
Sleep Brea Burns James Hunnicutt
Fu Manchu Wovenhand Rock Bottom String Band
Call Me Bronco Everymen Kings of The Fucking Sea
Raelyn Nelson Blackgrass Gospel Scott Kelly & John Judkins
Heavy Temple Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley
Kitty Dearing and The Dagnabbits

Saturday 1 September[]

PBR Stage Wood Stage Spider Monkey Stage
Neurosis T.S.O.L. Those Poor Bastards
High on Fire Reagan Youth Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds
Om The Goddamn Gallows Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Oxbow Birdcloud Rachel Kate
Stump Tail Dolly Pinata Protest Mudtown
Maness Brothers Blue Cactus Midnight Larks
Molly Gene

Sunday 2 September[]

PBR Stage Wood Stage Spider Monkey Stage
X The Calamity Cubes! The Ghost Wolves
Meat Puppets Cutthroat Shamrock Megan Jean and The KFB
Dead Boys L.A. Witch Left Lane Cruiser
Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners Denver Broncos UK Joshua Black Wilkins
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers Jimmy "Duck" Holmes & The Dexateens The Tillers
Ranch Ghost Grassfed Smoky White Devils


The 2019 and tenth edition of Muddy Roots Music Festival would be set for 29 August - 1 September 2019, initially announcing a handful of bands each day before announcing the majority of the lineup on 10 December,[19] with a further lineup announcement on 28 February.[20] Several DJs would be announced for a DJ Tent would be announced such as Grover Smith, Kevin Jones, Reed Cavanaugh and Gimme Radio among several others, with Metal Yoga beginning each morning. A Film tent would later be announced featuring the Charlie Louvin and Negro Terror documentaries along with Hard Soil and When It Breaks. Lastly a pop up pool party known as Splashville would be presented by The Crying Wolf, featuring open mic bands and various other acts through the entire fest.

Several announced bands would cancel leading up to the festival. Memphis-based punk band Negro Terror would be announced on 26 December[21] but would cancel when bandleader Omar Higgins would pass away on 18 April, aged 37.[22] The Adicts, Cock Sparrer, The Damned and FEAR would all be announced in late 2018 but all would cancel. FEAR would cancel for "personal reasons" while The Damned, Cock Sparrer and The Adicts would all cancel due to VISA issues which notably affected a plethora of bands in 2019. Orange Goblin nearly canceled their appearance at Muddy Roots along with a US tour due to delays in attaining their VISAs, along with drummer Chris Turner denied a VISA into the country.[23] Several bands would be announced as replacements such as Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan, The Dead Kennedys and the Sweet Time stage announced on 17 July showcasing various independent bands.[24]

Notably in regards to the band OFF! it would be the band's final performance with the original lineup as both Mario Rubalcaba and Steven McDonald would both leave the band the next year.

Thursday 29 August (Pre-Party)[]

  • Face To Face
  • Tim Barry
  • Moonshine Wagon
  • Spodee Boy
  • El Escapado

Friday 30 August[]

Truck Stage Wood Stage Tent Stage Sweet Time Stage
Weedeater Viva Le Vox Freight Train Rabbit Killer The Stools
Orange Goblin Pentagram Jaime Wyatt Modern Convenience
Avail Slim Cessna's Auto Club Left Lane Cruiser The Bobby Lees
Eyehategod Iron Reagan Hillbilly Casino Offhand
The Obsessed The Dwarves The Raging Nathans Waxed
Heavy Temple The Skull James Hunnicutt Jibber Jabber
Sean K. Preston Moonshine Wagon
Black Tarpoon

Saturday 31 August[]

Truck Stage Wood Stage Tent Stage Sweet Time Stage
Munly & The Lupercalians Municipal Waste Nick Oliveri's Death Acoustic Paint Fumes
The Goddamn Gallows Hank Von Hell Amigo The Devil Sash The Bash
The Dead Kennedys Koffin Kats Madam Cooper's Burlesque The Archaeas
OFF! Charlie Overbey Mike & The Moonpies Stuck Lucky
The Mudfits Beitthemeans Black Eyed Vermillion Night Talkers
The Queers Tejon Street Corner Thieves The Bridge City Sinners
Option Anxiety Jason Charles Miller

Sunday 1 September[]

Truck Stage Wood Stage Tent Stage Sweet Time Stage
GZA Black Venus Possessed By Paul James Andrea & Mud
MC50 Ben Jarrell Nancarrow Bohannons
John Garcia and The Band of Gold The Skatalites The Hickoids Nikki & The Phantom Callers
Fishbone Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Gallows Bound John Howie Jr.
The Calamity Cubes! Sarah Shook & The Disarmers Black Irish Texas Leo Jones
The Urban Pioneers Joshua Morningstar Gary Hayes
Todd Day Wait Sunday Services
& Gospel Hour


The 2020 edition of Muddy Roots Music Festival would be announced for 3 - 6 September 2020. The first band to be announced would be Reverend Beat-Man, who would be composing his own curated stage for the festivities. Later the fest would announce a plethora of stoner, doom and sludge bands, implying a separate stage for those genres: Windhand (3 October), Bongzilla (6 October), Black Cobra (8 October), Toke (9 October), The Atomic Bitchwax (9 October), Telekinetic Yeti (9 October), ASG (9 October), High Reeper (14 October), Rwake (14 October; The band's first announced show in seven years), Heavy Temple (18 October), Ecstatic Vision (20 October), Mondo Generator (21 October), Weedeater (21 October), Acid King (22 October), Dead Meadow (23 October), Belzebong (23 October), Monolord (23 October), Black Tusk (23 October), The Swells (24 October), Navajo Witch (24 October) and Truckfighters (25 October).

Other bands announced for the fest in October would be Black Venus, Antiseen, Bridge City Sinners, James Hunnicutt, Frieght Train Rabbit Killer, Viva Le Vox, Tiger Army, Whiskeydick, Goatwhore, The Hookers, Electric Frankenstein and Jack Oblivion.[25] Lastly to close out 2019 Brant Bjork would be announced among the lineup spanning nearly eighty bands. On 14 January 2020 a new flyer would be posted with the latest lineup, including Sean Wheeler.[26] On 10 April an email would be sent out discussing the CO-VID Pandemic and that Sierra Farrell and Brant Bjork had both dropped off. More acts would quietly drop off from the event and on 10 July 2020 it would be announced that Muddy Roots Music Festival would be forced to postpone to 2021. Tickets purchased for the event would be good until 2021 or 2022.


On 31 March Muddy Roots would announce on their social medias that the 2021 edition would go as scheduled, with the caption "There Will Be Mud".[27] Taking place on 3, 4 and 5 September 2021, the first band announced would be The Goddamn Gallows, on 10 April. Each band announcement would be complimented by artwork by Olafh Ace.[28] On 8 July 2021 the full lineup would be announced, rounding out to sixty bands including a three-band preshow on 2 September.[29][30] Sean Wheeler would also be announced as the "master of ceremonies" for the event.

Notably The Bridge City Sinners were intended to play but would drop off due to three of the band's six members testing positive for CO-VID19 during their tour with Bongzilla. The Hookers were initially announced but would drop off for unknown reasons. Other notable bands that would drop off leading up to the schedule announcements would be Electric Frankenstein, Dead Meadow and Nine Pound Hammer. ASG were also intended to play the festival but would drop off.

Thursday 2 September (Pre-Party)[]

  • Nekromantix
  • Hellfire Revival
  • The Go-Go Killers

Friday 3 September[]

Wood Stage Buckley Tent No Rest Tent
Viva le Vox The Legendary Shack Shakers Spiter
Bongzilla Scott H. Biram Spodee Boy
The Dickies Jack Oblivian Thetan
Black Tusk IV & The Strange Band Wrekt
Heavy Temple Pat Reedy Ritual Caster
Black Venus Spinning Lodge
Tijuana Bible

Saturday 4 September[]

Wood Stage Buckley Tent No Rest Tent
The Goddamn Gallows Left Lane Cruiser School Drugs
Voodoo Glow Skulls Black Tarpoon Waxed
Nine Pound Hammer James Hunnicutt Red Feather
Bob Wayne Hans Condor Tank Rats
False Church The Bobby Lees Gunsafe
Earthride El Escapado The Man Who Fought The Sun
Psychotic Reaction

Sunday 5 September[]

Wood Stage Buckley Tent No Rest Tent
Weedeater James Leg Scattered Guts
Rebelmatic Cedric Burnside My Wall
Mephiskapheles Dylan Walshe Holy Locust
The Atomic Bitchwax Pine Hill Haints Brook Blanche
Telekinetic Yeti Joe Buck Yourself Tennessee Troubadour Rabblers
Wizard Rifle Rachel Brooke Church Service & Gospel Hour
Terry Harmonica Bean


The 2022 edition of Muddy Roots Music Festival would be set for 1 - 4 September 2022. Announcements would begin in February, with subscribers to the Muddy Roots Patreon getting early access and other rewards. The first bands that would be announced would be Possessed By Paul James,[31] The Goddamn Gallows, Doyle and Pinata Protest. Peru artist Patino would compose artwork for each band announced.[32] By July the full lineup would be announced, with the festival headliners being FEAR (Performing The Record), Monolord and Stoner.

Thursday 1 September (Pre-Party)[]

  • Joseph Huber
  • RL Boyce & Lightnin Malcom
  • Gunsafe

Friday 2 September[]

Wood Stage Big Tent Little Tent
Doyle Viva le Vox Torsion
performing The Record
James Hunnicutt Black Tarpoon
The Casualties Kool Keith Moru
Mike Vallely Zero Boys Seize & Desist
El Escapado The Queers Local 58
Hans Condor Waxed Jake Kroll
Desert Honey Austin Stirling

Saturday 3 September[]

Wood Stage Big Tent Little Tent
Monolord Freight Train Rabbit Killer Strike First
The Goddamn Gallows Whores. Night Talkers
Black Cobra The Hookers
Exclusive Reunion Show
Howlin Roosters
Antagonizers ATL IV & The Strange Band Tank Rats
Cancerslug Holy Locust Brook Blanche
Matt Horan American Dream Survivors Oitakus
Second Self Danny Attack
Kody Oh

Sunday 4 September[]

Wood Stage Big Tent Little Tent
Stoner The Hooten Hallers Black Venus
HR of Bad Brains Slim Cessna's Auto Club Trever Keith
Munly & The Lupercalians Harley Poe Wrekt
Pinata Protest Dylan Walshe Spinning Lodge
The Rubber Snake Charmers Doom Scroll Spike Pit
TN Troubadour Rabblers Joey Henry Somethingski
Wonky Tonk Black Market Kidney Surgeon

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Defunct Doom Age Festival
Unknown Doomsday FestivalArmageddoom
Marquee When The Bong Breaks
Active Aqua MariaAPF Records ShowcaseBlowupDesertFest • (AntwerpBerlinLondon) • Dome of RockDoom in Bloom/Psych in BloomDuna JamDutch Doom DaysEsbjerg FuzztivalFreak Valley FestivalFuzz FestivalHammer of Doom FestivalHeavy Psych Sounds FestHelldoradoHøstsabbatInto The VoidKeep it LowKristonfestLake on Fire FestivalLazy BonesRed Smoke FestivalRe-Generation FestRiff FestRippleFestRoadburn FestivalStoned From The UndergroundSonicBlast MoledoSonic WhipUp In SmokeUnder the DoomVoid Fest
Defunct Desertfest AthensDoominationDoom Shall RiseEindhoven Psych LabFuzzFestHeavy Days in DoomtownLiverpool International Festival of PsychedeliaPsyka FestivalSeeds of Doom FestivalStoner Hands of DoomTemples FestivalTerrastock
Marquee All Hallows FestivalDesert HelThe Johnny Morrow TributeRock Hard X-Mas FestivalStonebaked Festival
North America
Active Descendants of CromDesertfest New YorkDoomed & Stoned FestivalEarth Rocker FestivalElectric Funeral FestGrim Reefer FestHeavy Psych Sounds FestHipnosisMonolith on The MesaMuddy Roots Music FestivalNew England Stoner and Doom FestPsycho Las VegasRippleFestThe Maryland Doom FestThe Power of The Riff
Defunct Born Too LateCropped OutDays of DarknessDays of The DoomedDoominationDoomslangDunaJam MXEmissions from the MonolithEye of the Stoned GoatMaine StonerfestOttawa Psych FestScion RockFestStoned and DustedStoner Hands of DoomTemplars of DoomTerrastockThe Electric HighwayVultures of Volume Fest
Marquee Born To Be DoomedClairvoyanceCleavage of DoomDoom City FestDoom Daze of SummerDoom or Be DoomedThe Obelisk All-DayerStonerRockChick FestivalTemple of DendurWretched Fest Lex
South America
Active Festival Viaje de AguaHocus Pocus FestivalStoned Fest
Defunct Concrete Jams Festival
Marquee South American Sludge FestStoned Lucifer Festival