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Farm and Fun Time featuring Darrell Scott, John Long

Be part of the studio audience for WBCM Radio Bristol's throwback live variety show featuring renowned singer-songwriter Darrell Scott, Delta blues man John Long, and hosted by Kris Truelsen and his house band Bill and the Belles.

Farm and Fun Time featuring The Deslondes, Erika Lewis

Be part of the studio audience for WBCM Radio Bristol's throwback live variety show featuring New Orleans quintet, The Deslondes, and Erika Lewis, hosted by Kris Truelsen and his house band Bill and the Belles.

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Monthly Community Jam

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

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.

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Film Screening — Seizing Justice: The Greensboro Four

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

Join us for a FREE screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Seizing Justice: The Greensboro Four, which tells the story of four African American college students who began a nonviolent sit-in at a Woolsworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and started a revolution.

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Film Screening – Black Wings

Join us for a FREE screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Black Wings and meet the men and women who took to the skies throughout the 20th century, proving to a segregated nation that skin color doesn’t determine skill level.

Film Screening and Discussion – The Green Book Guide to Freedom

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

Join us for a FREE screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary The Green Book Guide to Freedom, an exploration of a travel guide to navigate the sometimes treacherous highways of a segregated nation. The film screening witll be followed by a discussion about local and regional Green Book sites.

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Film Screening – Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier

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

Join us for a FREE screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier, which explores the untold story of the decades-long battle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to be the first superpower to bring diversity to the skies, told by the Black astronauts and their families who were part of this little known chapter of the Cold War.

SOLD OUT! 1927 Concert Series featuring Paul Thorn

The Birthplace of Country Music presents the 1927 Concert Series, an intimate concert experience, featuring magnetic singer-songwriter Paul Thorn at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

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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, hosts a monthly gathering of local musicians for a free bluegrass jam session at the museum, 2 - 5 p.m.