Columbia, Tenn., has caught the music-festival fever with its inaugural Muletown Music Festival, set for Saturday, Oct. 3, with a VIP kick-off show at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant the prior evening. The event will bring a wide span of genres to the city’s Public Square, including funk, blues, classical, country, barbershop quartet, bluegrass, children’s music and more. The one-day festival features performances by 18 South (with special guest artist John Oates), Peter Cooper & Friends, Humming House, Kelsey Waldon, Parker Millsap, Farmer Jason, Phil Madeira and several more local, regional and national acts.
The Muletown Music Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, and except for three ticketed venues, the festival is free to the public, including a dozen free performance areas located in downtown venues, restaurants and stores. A $30 wristband will guarantee access to the three ticketed venues for Saturday night, and a $50 VIP wristband will include Friday and Saturday nights. To view the full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit muletownmusicfest.com.