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The Wood Brothers, Fantastic Negrito, Jade Bird Coming to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2022

Bristol, Tenn./Va. (March 31, 2022) –  The Wood Brothers, Fantastic Negrito, and Jade Bird are among the third round of artists headlining the 2022 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, which takes place Sept. 9-11 in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee. Singer-songwriters Ian Noe, Arlo McKinley, and Aaron Lee Tasjan are also part of the 2022 lineup announced today.

“Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is a celebration of the music that has been passed on to us from across the Appalachian region for generations,” said Leah Ross, Executive Director of Advancement for the Birthplace of Country Music, the parent nonprofit of the festival, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and WBCM Radio Bristol. “Our lineup exemplifies the vast influence of that great legacy on the music of today across a wide range of genres.”

Rosanne Cash, JJ Grey & Mofro, Tanya Tucker, Del McCoury Band, and Asleep at the Wheel are among the acts revealed previously in Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion’s multi-event campaign. The final additions to the lineup will be announced in April.

The latest round of artists announced today include the following:

  • The Wood Brothers
  • Fantastic Negrito
  • Jade Bird
  • Ian Noe
  • Arlo McKinley 
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan
  • Jamie McLean Band
  • Riddy Arman
  • Mo Lowda & the Humble
  • Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats
  • Ashley Heath & Her Heathens
  • Jeremy Ivey
  • West King String Band
  • The Judy Chops
  • Paleface
  • ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band
  • Nat Myers
  • Tan & Sober Gentlemen
  • The Dimestore Cowboys
  • Virginia Hollow
  • Florencia & the Feeling
  • Momma Molasses
  • Ron Short & the Possum Playboys
  • A Talent for Mischief
  • Basement Days
In addition to booking a stellar lineup, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion will observe the 95th anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions – the event in history known as the “big bang” of country music and “the single most important event in the history of country music,” according to Johnny Cash.

Weekend passes to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion are on sale now for $100, with the price increasing May 1. Artist schedules and single day passes will be released later this summer. To purchase passes and for more information, visit