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Monthly Bluegrass Jam

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

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in partnership with the East Tennessee Bluegrass Association is hosting a monthly gathering of local musicians for a bluegrass jam session!

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Monthly Community Jam

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

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is hosting a monthly gathering of local musicians for a community jam session! The jam events are intended to provide a space for local musicians to gather and pick, collaborate, share their experiences, and—most importantly—to have fun. The jams are free and open to the public. All ages and […]

“In Good Keeping in 2022” Film Premiere

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

Join us on Wednesday, June 15 for the Virginia Folklife Program's screening of "In Good Keeping in 2022," a feature-length documentary film showcasing the artists and tradition bearers from the 2021-2022 apprenticeship class, followed by a discussion (and a little music) from participating artists.

2022 Pick Along Summer Camp – Beginners

A special summer camp experience where campers 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!

2022 Pick Along Summer Camp – Intermediate

More experienced or older campers learn the basics of an acoustic instrument, explore the museum, work on projects with WBCM Radio Bristol, and make new friends!

Teacher In-Service Workshops: Museum Education & Your Classroom

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

This summer the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is offering a Teacher In-Service Program in partnership with the Tennessee State Museum. The workshops will focus on the Birthplace of Country Music Museum's lesson plans, educational resources, classroom activities, and field trip opportunities AND the Tennessee State Museum's resources, activities, and lessons for teaching students about the Reconstruction Era (while this is a Tennessee-focused museum, the materials TSM shares will also be helpful and appropriate to Virginia educators).

Special Exhibit: 1968: A Folsom Redemption

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

1968: A Folsom Redemption is a collection of photographs and memories of two journalists lucky enough to be among a handful of eyewitnesses to the historic Johnny Cash concerts at Folsom Prison. The exhibit highlights Cash’s golden era from the January 1968 Folsom Prison album recording to a March 1, 1969 concert in Anaheim, California, when he was getting ready to launch his network television show. The collection include a wide range of intimate photos with friends and family to a backstage meeting with country music legend Merle Haggard with the Man in Black.