Hoot and Holler Returns to Bristol Nov. 16 Roanoke's Storytelling Collective at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Article Contributed by Birthplace of … | Published on Monday, October 30, 2023

If you loved the addition of Hoot and Holler at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion this year, then you won't want to miss its return to Historic Downtown Bristol at 7 p.m. ET, Nov. 16, in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The storytellers are all cast and waiting for a live audience with which to share their tales of music and how it has impacted their lives.

Hoot and Holler is a live storytelling event based in Roanoke, Va. that builds community by encouraging people to step up and share their stories in a supportive, diverse, and empowering format. Organizers believe all stories matter and that all people have thousands of stories within them to tell.

"Hoot and Holler is thrilled to celebrate the magical marriage of story and song for this very special event at the museum," said Lee Hunsaker, the show's producer. "The 'Soundtrack of My Life' stories you will hear will resonate deeply with anyone who has had a song or album or concert or instrument that has carried you through pivotal moments in life. Music can serve as a roadmap of our life experiences. These stories will take us along on eight wildly different journeys, the heartbeat of music pulsing strongly as we lean in and listen."

"Hoot and Holler was such a popular event at the festival, we unfortunately had to turn some people away because we were at capacity in the venue," said Leah Ross, executive director of advancement for the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), the parent organization of the museum, the festival, and WBCM Radio Bristol. "We are excited to give audiences another opportunity to see this very special program here in Bristol."

Fans of NPR's "The Moth," "This American Life," "Mortified," and other storytelling events and podcasts will love being part of the audience for Hoot and Holler. A little vaudeville, a smidge of irreverent rock 'n' roll, a dash of freak show, a heap of hilarity, and a massive infusion of soul, Hoot and Holler will restore faith in the way we, as humans, share and listen.

Tickets to be part of the audience for Hoot and Holler at the museum are $15 (plus tax/fees) per person and may be purchased through the events page at BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org.