Roots on the Rivers is a celebration of American Roots music at Two Rivers Mansion in the Donelson neighborhood of Nashville, TN. This one-day, outdoor, family friendly festival features 2 stages of LIVE MUSIC, a beer garden, local artisans, craft cocktails and food trucks all to benefit WMOT 89.5, Middle Tennessee Public Radio.
Gates open at 11am with performances from 12pm – 10pm
WMOT members will receive a promo code by email for discounted tickets.
Langhorne Slim | Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire | Cordovas | Alison Brown | The Shootouts | Bee Taylor | Steve Cropper + Emily McGill | Laura Cantrell | Cruz Contreras of the Black Lillies | Stevie Redstone | Mark Thornton | Ben de la Cour
Bring the family
Roots on the Rivers is a family friendly festival, kids 14 and under get in free! New for 2023 a Family String Band Circle where kids and adults can be part of the music and try out a variety of instruments.
Craft Beer and Cocktails
Enjoy a variety of craft beers and cocktails in our beer garden.
New food trucks in 2023 with Chivanada Empanadas, the Bad Luck Burger Club, Southern Bell Creamery and Bondi Bowls
Local Artisans, Merch and Nonprofit Row
Shop our local marketplace for locally made goods and WMOT/Roots on the Rivers + Artist Merch. You’ll also meet some of the nonprofits that service the Nashville area on Nonprofit Row.
Roots on the Rivers proceeds will support programming, broadcasting, and community events at WMOT 89.5 FM , a nonprofit, public radio station broadcasting in 41 counties in Middle Tennessee.
Roots on the Rivers will be streamed live on WMOT.org and LiveSessions.NPR.org; portions of the show may be subsequently aired on WMOT 89.5 FM, WMOT.org and its social networks. Please be advised that your presence as a member of the audience, constitutes your permission to WMOT to film and photograph you.
• Access to one-day, outdoor event.
• Access to all onsite food and beverage.
• Shop official WMOT and Roots on the Rivers merchandise and artist merchandise.
• Free parking on site. Handicap parking is available.