Events from July 14 – June 24 › Museum › – The Birthplace of Country Music
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Ongoing Exhibits

Through text and artifacts, multiple theater experiences, film and sound, and interactive displays, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum shares the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music.

Event Series Monthly Bluegrass Jam

Monthly Bluegrass Jam

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA, United States

Hosted by the East Tennessee Bluegrass Association, these monthly jams are a gathering of bluegrass musicians of all ages and skill levels. Held every fourth Saturday of the month.

Museum Story Time – “She Sang for the Mountains: The Story of Singer, Songwriter, Activist Jean Ritchie” by Shannon Hitchcock

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA, United States

Aimed at toddler-age children and their grown-ups, we will gather on the first Friday of each month to read a music- or Appalachia-related storybook, sing along with WBCM Radio Bristol show host Ella Patrick, and enjoy a related activity or coloring sheet. There is no cost to attend.

JAM Kids in Concert

Free event! Come see what our JAM Kids have learned over the past eight months during their weekly music lessons!

Event Series Monthly Community Jam

Monthly Country Jam

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA, United States

Musicians of all ages and skill levels welcome to participate in this free monthly jam session every second Saturday at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 2 - 5 p.m.

2024 Pick Along Summer Camp – Beginners

Designed for ages 8-14, it's a special camp experience where students learn the basics of an acoustic instrument, explore the museum, work on projects with WBCM Radio Bristol, and make new friends! No prior experience playing an instrument is required.