Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Reveals Initial 2024 Lineup

Article Contributed by Birthplace of … | Published on Thursday, February 29, 2024

49 Winchester, Ashley McBryde, The Wallflowers, The Red Clay Strays, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Sam Bush, Wilderado, The SteelDrivers, Brittney Spencer, Drayton Farley, Jaime Wyatt, Bella White, and Silverada are set to headline the 23rd annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Presented by Ballad Health and produced by the nonprofit Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), the festival returns to State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tenn.-Va. Sept. 13-15.

Additional 2024 performers include Grace Bowers, Jesse Daniel, Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, The Waybacks, Hannah Dasher, Stephen Day, Logan Ledger, Jim Lauderdale & The Game Changers, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Tommy Prine, Joshua Hedley, Ed Snodderly, Dallas Wayne, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, J & The Causeways, The Kody Norris Show, Lauren Morrow, Bristol Lightning feat. Dave Eggar, and more to be announced.

Split down the middle by the state lines of Tennessee and Virginia, Bristol is officially designated by U.S. Congress as the "birthplace of country music," due to the lasting impact of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings. Overtaking several blocks of downtown below the iconic "Bristol Sign," the festival showcases the roots and far-reaching branches of those sessions on more than a dozen stages over the course of the three-day weekend.

Festival goers are encouraged to visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, located just steps away from festival gates. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the interactive museum, a milestone among many sweeping across The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail--which celebrates its own 20th anniversary this year. Other Crooked Road attractions celebrating milestones in 2024 include The Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, turning 50 this year, plus the 40th anniversary of the Floyd Country Store's Friday Night Jamboree in Floyd, the 20th anniversary of the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood, and the 20th anniversary of the Song of the Mountains concert series in Marion.

In honor of Leap Year, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is offering a special one-day, group discount with the purchase of four weekend passes. Available on Feb. 29 only, a group purchase of four weekend passes will be discounted $29 for a total of $429 (plus tax/fee) at checkout. The purchase of one weekend pass is currently $135 (plus tax/fee); the price will increased March 7. To purchase, visit the festival's website at

The festival is also accepting applications for unique food and craft vendors through March 31. For more information and to apply, visit