First Tennessee Muletown Bluegrass BBQ


Back Again for 2018 - Get Yourself a Genuine Taste of the South!

This year's First Tennessee Muletown Bluegrass BBQ is presented by First Tennessee Bank and First Tennessee Advisors. It promises to be the biggest and best it has ever been with incredible musical headliners, wonderful food vendors, and unbeatable barbecue! Get your fall started off right this year, at our event, on Saturday, September 22nd from 11:00am until 5:00pm. The entire event will all happen at the picturesque Riverwalk Park (102 Riverside Dr., Columbia, TN 38401), right here in Columbia! So mark your calendars now, you won't want to miss this once a year event!
BBQ at its BEST!

The Best of the Bluegrass Best!

We aren't holding back this year and have some truly incredible talent coming this year to perform. Headlining this year's event will be The Michael and Jennifer McLain BandA prolific group of bluegrass musicians who have performed together in 27 states all the way from New York to California, Canada, and have even appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, The Nashville Network, Country Music Television, RFD Television, National Public Radio, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States. Check out a video of a live performance on YouTube by clicking here!
Michael and Jennifer McLain Band
You're not going to want to miss it when this band takes the stage from 3:00 - 5:00pm. It will be a performance to surely remember. But they aren't they only special performance we will be having. Opening that day we have got our very own hometown bluegrass superstars
Spur of the Moment from 11:00am -12:00pm, then the clean cut and respectable Craig Morris & King Cotton from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, and as a special treat we will be hosting the Music City Steel Band from 1:00pm - 2:30pm! All of these performances are free, held at the Kiwanis Circle, and we encourage everyone to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the show.
Steel Drum Band

Events, Vendors, and Entertainment to Spare - Come Hungry and Leave Happy!

Each year we've sought out the best food vendors and demonstrations that the area has to offer - this year is no exception! We will have the incredible Roark Phillips and his impressive chainsaw carvings, food vendors and trucks to meet any flavor needs, and many more soon to be announced!
Chainsaw Carvings by Roark Phillips

The All Inclusive Three Hole "Grand Slam" Disc Golf Course Makes It's Return!

Columbia's own Muletown Disc Golf Club make's it's triumphant return sponsoring a fully customized three hole disc golf course dubbed the "Grand Slam!" Happening during the event in Riverwalk Park. This fully featured disc golf course is a great place to pass the time whether you are an old pro or just interested in trying out this exhilarating sport that has been sweeping the nation! We will have tryout discs available for anyone to use - families are welcome too! With some really cool prizes you wont want to miss this amazing addition to this barbecue event of the year!
Grand Slam Disc Golf Course

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Mikey the Mule

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

None of this happens with out the incredible thoughtfulness and generous contributions of our sponsors. We would like to not only recognize each, but encourage everyone to show them support and appreciation as well.

Title Sponsors - First Tennessee Bank and First Tennessee Advisors:
First Tennessee        FTB Advisors

Platinum Sponsor:

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Event Sponsors:
Atmos  Bee's Tees  Jones and Lang