Discover Bristol and Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) are teaming up for a virtual concert experience with one of the region's most beloved acts. Spread Love, Not Covid Virtual Holiday Concert with Folk Soul Revival is a free online experience taking place Friday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. EST on Discover Bristol's Facebook page.
"Christmas is a season usually packed with live concerts and events where people can gather to celebrate with friends and family," said Discover Bristol Marketing Director Christopher Perrin. "The pandemic has forced us to consider new ways to celebrate this year. This virtual holiday concert offers music lovers a fun and safe alternative while also promoting our need to protect our neighbors from the threat of COVID-19."
Spread Love, Not Covid Virtual Holiday Concert with Folk Soul Revival will stream live on Discover Bristol's Facebook page from the Performance Theater inside the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Historic Downtown Bristol, with no live audience.
"Good music is good medicine for the soul," said Leah Ross, Executive Director of BCM. "We are excited to present this concert with Discover Bristol and we hope everyone will take part in the livestream and join in the comments online. We love seeing where people are watching from!"
A modern band rooted in old-school southern sounds, Folk Soul Revival was formed in Southwest Virginia in 2008. The quintet has spent a decade growing a wide audience both here at home - where they've become a regular presence at local institutions like Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, The Carter Family Fold, and Floydfest - and on the road, sharing shows with the late Dr. Ralph Stanley, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, Eric Church, and others. Logging roughly 100 performances a year, the road home always leads back to Bristol, the group's birthplace, home, and muse. With songs about blue-collar jobs, long workweeks, messy breakups, and richly-deserved weekends, Folk Soul Revival sources its material from everyday lives of rural Americans. The music is biographical, and while the stories may be specific to Folk Soul Revival, they'll sound familiar to anyone who hails from the country's forgotten pockets.
For more information about Spread Love, Not Covid Virtual Holiday Concert with Folk Soul Revival, visit the Events page at BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org.