Christmas came a little early for music lovers this year as fans of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion eagerly counted down to the holiday with a daily sneak peek of the annual music festival’s artist lineup. Over the last two weeks Bristol Rhythm organizers announced 12 different festival artists during the “big reveal,” lighting up Facebook and Twitter with enthusiasm for the September event.
For the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), the parent organization of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, the artist reveal has become a tradition designed for locals to take advantage of the early-bird discount and to also encourage folks to visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The Museum Store is the only walk-up ticket outlet for purchase of Bristol Rhythm wristbands.
“Most of our attendees are visitors who have been coming to the festival for years and would purchase Weekend Passes anyway,” said Birthplace of Country Music Executive Director Leah Ross. “But the artist reveal gets our locals excited and we want them to take advantage of the savings. We also hope that when they come to the museum to pick up passes they will see how amazing it is and be drawn to take a tour.”
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 12 Days of Christmas Artist Reveal Re-cap:
4. Dave Eggar
6. Joe Purdy
7. Jill Andrews
8. Larry Sparks
12. Marty Stuart
Weekend Passes to the 16th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion are $50 (plus Bristol, VA admission tax and handling fee) through December 31, 2015, the lowest discount of the year. The festival lineup will be released in the spring of 2016. The 16th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion will be held September 16-18, 2016.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is open six days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. On New Year’s Eve the museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., closed on New Year’s Day.