NASHVILLE — Help celebrate Nashville’s own “fishable” and “swimmable” river by attending the inaugural Nashville Splash Blast, hosted by the Cumberland River Compact with live music courtesy of MTSU’s WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM.
Organizers encourage area residents to head down to the East Bank landing of the Cumberland River from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, to kick off the summer with riverside yoga, stand-up paddle boarding lessons, food and beverage vendors and live music, according to a CRC news release.
This event is free to the public and family friendly. Bring your floats, sunscreen, chairs, picnic blankets and favorite suit.
Cumberland River Compact, in collaboration with Nashville Paddle Co., Cumberland Kayak Adventures, River Queen Voyages and Pontoon Saloon, will provide equipment rentals and tours down the river. You can book a tour by visiting the Cumberland Kayak and River Queen websites.
Infinity Hospitality Group will run a cantina and bar at The Bridge Buildin, and food will also be available to purchase from The Generally Southern Mobile Kitchen. Barbecue also will be available on-site.
Music City Roots will host live music from local roots artists on the riverbank to keep the party hopping.
The Cumberland River Compact is a nonprofit organization that promotes the love of water through education, arts and recreation. Their belief that we can obtain a strong economy and a healthy environment with collaboration and action is supported by businesses, members, community organizations and agencies who work in the Cumberland River watershed also known as “the boot.” The organization and its supporters work to ensure the rivers and streams continuously provide clean water, healthy fish, generous crops and recreational activities for the public.
WMOT-FM 89.5, Middle Tennessee State University’s flagship public radio station founded in 1969, made the biggest, boldest leap in its history in September 2016 when it dedicated itself to an all Americana music format. Branded as “Roots Radio,” the initiative is a partnership with the music experts and on-air talent of Music City Roots, the Franklin-based weekly variety show that reaches the nation on radio and public television. The Nashville region now has a powerful 100,000-watt radio station edicated to the music most deeply connected to Music City’s legacy: classic country music, bluegrass, singer/songwriter, folk, soul, R&B and old-school rock ’n’ roll.