Past Events from June 17 – July 27 › Museum › – The Birthplace of Country Music
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Community Square Dance: A Partnership with Bristol Ballet

Bristol Ballet 330 Buford Street, Bristol, VA, United States

Join the Birthplace of Country Music and Bristol Ballet for a community square dance on Saturday, April 20. Caller Tyler Hughes will lead a short introduction to dance steps, followed by a full square dance with a lively string band. It's always a hand-clapping and foot-stomping good time!

Museum Story Time – “Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar: The Musical Story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Woman Who Invented Rock and Roll” by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

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.

Speaker Sessions: Dave Eggar and Len Cook on Composing a Champion

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

With this Speaker Sessions, musician Dave Eggar and MMM fighter Len Cook will share how they developed their program "Composing a Champion," their experience taking it on the road to 25 colleges to work with artist-side confidence-building and finding their unique voice, and the impact this work has had.

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.