Events for July 9 – February 13 – 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.

Event Series Woodsongs


Folksinger Michael Johnathon’s WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour is an hour long, weekly live-audience, Americana format show that presents the best grassroots and acoustic music to our global audience. Tune […]

Film Screening – Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier

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

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.

Event Series Land of the Sky

Land of the Sky

Broadcasting straight off the original 78 RPM shellac records and out into the ether, “Land Of The Sky” with Brody Hunt consists of a variety of pre-WW2 vernacular music, with […]

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.

Event Series Stained Glass Bluegrass

Stained Glass Bluegrass

Probably more than any other popular music, bluegrass has always embraced gospel.  The harmonies of church hymns and hand-clapping songs of praise are part of the roots of bluegrass.  Many festivals still devote […]