Farm & Fun Time Christmas Ball - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Farm & Fun Time Christmas Ball

Featuring High Fidelity, The McLain Family Band

Bristol, Va./Tenn. (November 20, 2019) – Come one! Come all! Join us for Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time Christmas Ball! Presented by the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), Farm & Fun Time is a heartwarming — and often hilarious! — live variety show that hearkens back to the days when folks gathered around their radios for an evening of family entertainment.

On Friday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. EST, Farm & Fun Time‘s annual Christmas Ball will broadcast before a live audience from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee. Special music guests High Fidelity and The McLain Family Band are scheduled to perform. Show host Kris Truelsen and his house band Bill & the Belles add to the merriment with a vintage flair.

Drawing influence from classic bluegrass recordings of the 1950s and 1960s, High Fidelity takes cues from that bygone era with pristine musicianship and a fresh perspective. Just after the band formed in 2014, High Fidelity won first place in the International Band Championship at the 40th Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards. Individually, High Fidelity’s members have earned their chops performing with a number of notable bluegrass and roots music acts. Collectively, the band emits a youthful energy while also honoring the traditions of the past.

Since 1968 The McLain Family Band has become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous and spirited groups performing original and traditional bluegrass music. The group has performed in 62 countries and each of the 50 states at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center, and the Grand Ole Opry. For 11 years the group hosted The McLain Family Band Festival which was featured on NPR’s Folk Festival USA and produced by Kentucky Educational Television for national distribution. The group has also appeared on NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Morning News, ABC’s Good Morning America, The BBC, and the Johnny Cash Christmas Special.

Tickets to be part of the studio audience for Farm and Fun Time are $30 and can be purchased online at Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and guests are asked to be seated by 6:55 p.m.

Farm and Fun Time may also be viewed in its entirety on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live at Radio Bristol can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at, and through the station’s free mobile app. 

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