Muletown MusicFest returns this Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1 to bring all the best in local musical talent together in Columbia, Tenn! The festival, entering its second year, combines multiple venue concerts, local food and street performances for a weekend of fun for the entire family. The lineup features an array of diverse music groups, as well as cast members of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels.”
The festival will feature close to 40 different bands in a number of venues, restaurants and shops throughout Downtown Columbia. Most of the music and festivities are free of charge, and tickets available for late afternoon and evening headliners. Puckett’s Gro. in Columbia is thrilled to not only be a sponsor of the festival, but to also host several free and ticketed events throughout the weekend!
Memphis-born, Grammy nominated R&B singer Wendy Moten kicks the festival off at Puckett’s. She will take the stage in our upstairs event space from 6 to 7 p.m on Friday night, September 30. Actor Anson Mount, the Tennessee native known for his portrayal of Cullen Bohannon on AMC’s “Hell On Wheels,” will follow after from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday night wraps up with a VIP performance by 15-piece funk band Tim Akers and The Smoking Section from 9 until 11 p.m. This high-energy show features a hand-picked group of Nashville’s finest studio-players, who love all things funk.
The Puckett’s stage downstairs will feature several artists throughout the day on Saturday, and all performances downstairs are free to the public. The Cord Martin Quartet will start us off, taking the stage from 12 to 1 p.m. Paul Burch, recently featured in Rolling Stone for his latest album Meridian Rising, performs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter and Columbia resident Damien Boggs is up next, from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by Jason Matthews, Calynn Green, and Carmen Brandy performing together from 6 to 7 p.m.
The night moves upstairs to our event space as Jason Eskridge, who is a featured singer on Oprah Winfrey’s new show, “Greenleaf” and has toured with the Zac Brown Band, performs on the upstairs stage Saturday night from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Long Players will finish out the festival at Puckett’s from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased now online. They are $30 for access to Saturday’s paid venues and $50 for Friday’s VIP night. Proceeds of the festival benefit United Way of Maury County. We’ll see y’all there!