American hardcore punk icons DEAD KENNEDYS have signed on to perform at this year’s Muddy Roots Music Festival. The group, featuring members Klaus Fluoride, East Bay Ray, Ron “Skip” Greer, and D.H. Peligro, will hit the Muddy Roots Truck Stage in Cookeville, Tennessee on Saturday, August 31st. Dead Kennedys join a genre-defying lineup that will make punk, metal, roots music, and even some hip-hop fans squeal in unified delight. This year’s event, which will take place from August 30th to September 1st, boasts sets from almost 80 bands, including appearances from MC50, the new incarnation of Wayne Kramer’s MC5, and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame who will perform with a live band. The MC50 band includes Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Billy Gould (Faith No More), and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerilla). GZA’s backing band is led by Ramsey Jones, older brother of the late ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan. John Garcia and Nick Oliveri, both formerly of KYUSS will appear with their respective new projects, along with legendary California punk band Face to Face, pioneering funky ska-punk outfit Fishbone, alt-country outlaws like Sarah Shook & The Disarmers and Mike and The Moonpies, and roots stalwarts like Possessed By Paul James and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.
This year, East Nashville’s The Crying Wolf bar will bring their entire Splashville party–two large pools, many smaller pools, a tall slip n’ slide, and a stage–to Muddy Roots 2019, all placed in view of the main stage, as well as a DJ/lounge tent sponsored by East Nashville bar Duke’s, there will be an independent movie tent and a craft beer present, comedy and burlesque, G’z BBQ of East Nashville will be onsite to serve brisket chili, ribs, turkey legs, and smoked cabbage to festivalgoers, along with plenty of tall cans of PBR. Amongst the national and international bands set to perform, Muddy Roots has slated many Nashville bands to play. Nashville yoga instructors “Power Spell” will be hosting Metal Yoga classes onsite. That’s right. Metal yoga.
“Jason does an amazing job handpicking the lineup every year from punk to roots to straight Americana Country so there is something for every type of string-style music enthusiast,” says alt-country artist Charlie Overbey of Muddy Roots founder Jason Galaz. “It’s like a huge pot of the best badass gumbo ever cooked up, and every year he seems to make it even tastier.” Tickets to the event are on sale now HERE. Full weekend passes include free camping, hot showers, camaraderie, and three full days of incredible music.
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