Events for October 4, 2022 – 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.

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Special Exhibit – 1968: A Folsom Redemption

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol

1968: A Folsom Redemption is a collection of photographs and memories of two journalists lucky enough to be among a handful of eyewitnesses to the historic Johnny Cash concerts at Folsom Prison. The exhibit highlights Cash’s golden era from the January 1968 Folsom Prison album recording to a March 1, 1969 concert in Anaheim, California, when he was getting ready to launch his network television show. The collection include a wide range of intimate photos with friends and family to a backstage meeting with country music legend Merle Haggard with the Man in Black.

Speaker Series: Spooky Stories and Terrifying Tales with the Haint Mistress of Abingdon

Birthplace of Country Music Museum 101 Country Music Way, Bristol

Join us on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00pm for an evening of spooky stories with Donnamarie Emmert, the famous Haint Mistress of Abingdon. Donnamarie will share local and regional tales of goosebump-raising ghosts and witches, horrifying historical happenings, and more with our audience – the perfect way to get ready for Halloween later in the month!