Columbia to host inaugural Muletown MusicFest

Tennessean – JULI THANKI

On Oct. 3, Columbia, Tenn., will host the inaugural Muletown Musicfest, a celebration of live music as well as local dining and businesses.

The majority of the festival, which will be centered on the Public Square, is free and open to all ages. Attendees can hear free live music at several venues in town, but those who purchase wristbands will be allowed entrance into three other music venues (Puckett’s, the Westbury House and Venue Tenn) on Oct. 3.

The lineup features acclaimed bassist and composer Viktor Krauss, Tim Akers and the Smoking Section, young, up-and-coming Americana artists Kelsey Waldon, Cale Tyson and Parker Millsap, roots supergroup 18 South with special guest John Oates, Farmer Jason (the kid-friendly alter ego of Jason Ringenberg), members of the Nashville Symphony and many more. Other activities at the festival will include a musical “petting zoo” for children to learn about different instruments, barbershop quartet performances, and a beard and mustache competition.

Wristbands for Oct. 3 can be purchased online for $30. VIP wristband are available for $50 and will allow access to events on both Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.

Photo by Clark Quin