Past Events – The Birthplace of Country Music
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I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage

The special exhibit I Have a Voice gives a snapshot of African American Tennesseans’ important contribution to American music, including spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music.

Special Exhibit: Real Folk

Extended through Aug. 30! An inside look at artisan and musical traditions and the people who are keeping them alive, helping to ensure that Virginia’s treasured folkways remain in good keeping for years to come.

Poster Exhibits: Centennial of American Women’s Suffrage

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States with two poster exhibits: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service) and To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote (Tennessee State Museum).

Special Exhibit: Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, 1972-1981, a special exhibit of photographs by Henry Horenstein.

Hard Rock’s Country Music Memorabilia

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Hard Rock International have partnered up to bring priceless items from Hard Rock’s vast collection of country music memorabilia to Historic Downtown Bristol for exhibition.

Virtual Speaker Series: Timothy Duffy on Photography and Southern Music Makers

Join us on Tuesday, July 6, at 7:00pm EST for our monthly Virtual Speaker Series featuring photographer Timothy Duffy. Tim will share stories and insights from his career working with Southern roots musicians, talk about his exploration of the unique process of tintype photography, and discuss the mission of Music Maker Relief Foundation.