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The award-winning  Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival celebrates 20 years in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA-TN, home to the 1927 Bristol Sessions, September 10-12, 2021!

Bristol Rhythm isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. It’s an annual celebration of Bristol, VA-TN’s rich history as the place where the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings created the “big bang” of country music; they were the recordings that brought early country music to the mainstream and were the first recordings of The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

The influence of the 1927 Bristol Sessions can still be heard in the soundtrack of today. It’s the roots and far-reaching branches of those seminal recordings that fuels the lineup of each Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion takes place in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA-TN on State Street and the surrounding area. Located on the Virginia and Tennessee border with 20 outdoor stages and indoor venues and more than 120 acts of live music, Bristol Rhythm takes visitors on a journey through Appalachia’s musical past, present, and future. 

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Bristol Rhythm 2020 Lineup
Bill & the Belles performing on the Near Moore Stage 2018
Amythyst Kiah at Bristol Rhythm 2018.
Nashville's The New Respects at Bristol Rhythm 2018.
The War & Treaty on the State Street Stage at Bristol Rhythm '18
Molly Tuttle at Bristol Rhythm '18
Birds of Chicago's Allison Russell at Bristol Rhythm '18
The famous Bristol Sign on State Street during Bristol Rhythm '18
Dance in two states along State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol
The 7th Street Dance Tent at Bristol Rhythm
A bird's eye view of State Street and the Country Music Mural Stage during Bristol Rhythm
Asleep at the Wheel on the Piedmont Stage at Bristol Rhythm '18
Carson Peters & Iron Mountain at Bristol Rhythm '18
Rhett Miller of The Old 97's at Bristol Rhythm 2018.
Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show at Bristol Rhythm '18
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion


416 State St., Ste. A
Suite A
Bristol, TN 37620


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Children 12 and under FREE.

Weekend pass prices vary throughout the year; single day passes available.

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+ Virginia admissions tax


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