Events from September 11 – June 22 › 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.

Workshop: Introduction to Oral History Methods

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

Join us for a workshop on oral history methods - with nothing more than your phone and your curiosity, you can start recording the precious memories of family and community members around you!

Teacher In-Service Workshops at the Museum — SPACE FULL

Sign up today for a distinctively fun and educational professional development opportunity to learn more about a variety of learning resources and ideas – from museum-based learning to bringing folklife into your classroom!

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.

Community Square Dance at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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

Join the Birthplace of Country Music for a community square dance on Saturday, July 27. 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 – “Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile” by Gloria Houston

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: Brandon Story on Gospel According to Bristol

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

This talk will focus on the recordings of Alfred Karnes, Ernest Phipps, The Alcoa and Stamps Quartets, and the Tennessee Mountaineers and consider how worship traditions and beliefs influenced song selections and performance styles.