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Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion September 8-10, 2023. Tickets on sale Black Friday!

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A Reunion Like No Other

Established in 2001, the annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival celebrates Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia’s music heritage as the birthplace of country music. Showcasing the very best in Appalachian roots music and beyond, the event honors the legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and their far-reaching influence on the soundtrack of today.

About the Festival

The three-day music festival is held in Historic Downtown Bristol and features the very best in roots music across a wide variety of genres, including Americana, country, old-time, bluegrass, rock, Piedmont blues, Celtic, and more, with around 100 acts of live music on more than a dozen outdoor stages and indoor venues.

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