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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.

Community Square Dance at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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

Join the Birthplace of Country Music for a community square dance on Saturday, July 27. Caller Tyler Hughes will lead a short introduction to dance steps, followed by a full square dance with a lively string band. It's always a hand-clapping and foot-stomping good time!

Museum Story Time – “Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile” by Gloria Houston

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.

Event Series Monthly Community Jam

Monthly Country Jam

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

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.

Speaker Sessions: Brandon Story on Gospel According to Bristol

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

This talk will focus on the recordings of Alfred Karnes, Ernest Phipps, The Alcoa and Stamps Quartets, and the Tennessee Mountaineers and consider how worship traditions and beliefs influenced song selections and performance styles. 

Museum Story Time – “Moon Bound Girl: Harmony’s World Tour” by Leigh Ann Agee

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.

VMFA on the Road Artmobile at Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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

The state-of-the-art VMFA on the Road Artmobile - a traveling exhibit and education studio - is coming to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and will be open to school groups,drop-in visitors, and Bristol Rhythm festivalgoers from September 11 to September 15, 2024!

Museum Story Time – “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything: A Halloween Book for Kids” by Linda D. Williams

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.