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“Born in Bristol” Global Premiere & 1920s-Themed Watch Party
July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One event on July 30, 2022 at 10:00 pm
Join us for the “Born in Bristol” World Premiere Outdoor Watch Party in Historic Downtown Bristol!
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Time: 8:00 p.m. EDT
Location: The Downtown Center, 810 State Street, Bristol, TN
Cost: Event is FREE, but please RSVP
In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions, the public is invited to attend the world premiere of “Born in Bristol” at 8 p.m. EDT, July 30. The 1920s-themed, outdoor watch party will be held at the Downtown Center (810 State Street) in Bristol. Festivities kick off with live music by Northfork. The watch party will synchronize at 10 p.m. EDT with Circle Network’s global premiere.
The event is free, but the public is asked to RSVP online to attend. Attendees are encouraged to dress in the period of the roaring twenties. Movie concessions and adult beverages will be available for purchase; alcohol will only be sold to patrons 21 and over with valid photo ID.
“Born in Bristol,” produced by Tennessee Tourism and Plan A Films, is a 53-minute docudrama profiling the 2015 recording of Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited CD project. Orthophonic Joy was produced in partnership with Tennessee Tourism and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The film features interviews with artists including Ashley Campbell, Ashley Monroe, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Marty Stuart, Shannon Campbell, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, and Vince Gill, as well as GRAMMY-winning producer Carl Jackson. Cinematic reenactments were shot in several locations in Historic Downtown Bristol.
“Born in Bristol” will premiere globally on Saturday, July 30 at 10/9c on Circle Network and repeats throughout August. It will also debut on connected devices worldwide on DittyTV on Saturday, July 30 at 8/7c with repeats in August.
The watch party is presented by the Birthplace of Country Music, in partnership with the City of Bristol, Tennessee, Bristol, Tennessee Parks & Recreation, Believe in Bristol, Explore Bristol, Express AV and Bristol Broadcasting Company.