Upcoming Events - 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.

*SOLD OUT* 2024 Pick Along Summer Camp – Beginners

Designed for ages 8-14, it's a special camp experience where students learn the basics of an acoustic instrument, explore the museum, work on projects with WBCM Radio Bristol, and make new friends! No prior experience playing an instrument is required.

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.

Museum Story Time – “Cowboy Bunnies” by Christine Loomis

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: Lonnie Salyer on Record Collecting

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

Join us on Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. as we host Lonnie Salyer (Big Lon) on "After The Big Bang: A Record Collector’s Discovery of Local Independent Record Labels" for our next Speaker Sessions!