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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.

I’ve Endured: Women in Old-Time Music Special Exhibit

The predecessor to bluegrass and country music, old-time music has been passed down for generations. However, the stories of women within the genre are not well-known. Many of these hidden heroines faced fierce opposition against playing music in public or at home, either by their churches or their husbands. This special exhibit gives voice to women who impacted the genre and spotlights the artists who are carrying on these traditions today.

Museum Volunteer Training

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

We want YOU to join our wonderful team of volunteers at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum!

Event Series Monthly Community Jam

Monthly Community 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.

*SOLD OUT* 2023 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.

Event Series Monthly Bluegrass Jam

Monthly Bluegrass Jam

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

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, in partnership with the East Tennessee Bluegrass Association, hosts a monthly gathering of local musicians for a free bluegrass jam session at the museum, 2 - 5 p.m.

Museum Story Time – Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni

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

Join us in the museum's Learning Center for our monthly Museum Story Time program where we'll read from a fun book and have a sing-along with Ella Patrick, a.k.a. Momma Molasses!

Hazel Dickens Tribute with Karen Collins

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

Join us on Friday, July 7, 7:00pm as we feature singer Karen Collins in a musical tribute to the legendary West Virginia singer, songwriter, and activist, Hazel Dickens.