The Roots Radio Hometown Tour

Roots Radio takes you across regions of Tennessee from Nashville to Murfreesboro to Johnson City to provide you with entertainment and live music during the Summer months.


Cornelia Fort Pickin' Parties || Cornelia Fort Airpark || June 24th, July 22nd, Aug 19th, Sept 23rd

This family-friendly series combines the tastes and talents of East Nashvillians to preserve and enhance one of our city’s most unique landmarks, the Cornelia Fort Airpark.  The shows run once a month June through September and offer music from local bands, craft beer and food vendors.  Musicians are invited to bring an instrument for an extra drink ticket, and are encouraged to gather and jam the night away. Doors are at 6, band starts around 7:30. The Airpark is located at 1093 Shadow Lane Nashville, TN 37206.


WMOT ECLIPSE PARTY on the UPPER CUMBERLAND || Monday, August 21st || 10-3 || 6890 Beasleys Bend Rd

Join WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 to view the solar eclipse on August 21st! As you've probably heard by now, Tennessee is one of the best places to watch this historic event, which will be visible only in the U.S. from coast to coast for the first time in our country's history. Our friend Dr. Cris Corley, an astronomy buff and music fan, has invited us to his farm at 6890 Beasley’s Bend Road in rural Lebanon, Tennessee, far from the urban light pollution of street lights and LED signs that inhibit a clear view of solar eclipse totality.

Live music and food trucks will add to the excitement of one of the most unique events in our solar system. Visitors are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, a picnic lunch, and coolers (no glass). NASA-compliant solar viewing glasses will be provided courtesy of Friedman’s Army Navy Store. Please dress accordingly; the weather will likely be warm and you will need to walk down a hill to the event location.

Gates open at 10:00 am and live music starts at 11:00 am. The eclipse begins at 11:58 am, and totality will occur at 1:27 pm.

This event is free for WMOT members; $20 suggested donation for non-members.

Not a member? You can join here.

Can't make it? We'll stream the event live on and


Americana Fest || Nashville, TN || Sept 12-17th

Our 18th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 12-17, 2017, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. With planning already underway, 2017 promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves great music. Each year, the Americana Music Festival & Conference brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for six days of music and education.

For five nights, AmericanaFest will feature 215+ live performances at 14 of Nashville's most prominent venues and much, much, more! 


Heritage Days at the Zoo || September 23rd || Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo’s Heritage Music Festival,a hometown tour stop of WMOT Roots Radio, will take place on Saturday, September 23. The event, running from 10am-5pm, will honor the Zoo’s history with Americana style music on the front lawn and living history demonstrations on the back.

Grab a blanket and spend the day listening to great music all while learning about the life and times of a few Nashvillians over the last 200 years including the remarkable conservation gift given to the city by the last two residents of Grassmere Home. Event included in the cost of admission; food, souvenirs, and additional activities available for purchase.


10:00 AM - Clelia & Eric
12:00 PM - Farmer & Adele
2:00 PM - Music City Doughboys
4:00 PM - Farmer Jason



Muletown Music Fest || September 29-30th || Downtown Columbia, TN

We have a terrific line-up of musical performers. We’re adding more all the time too! So, be sure and check back from time to time and see that latest additions. Of course, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay informed and join the conversation as well.
Check here soon for the complete schedule.