The War & Treaty, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway and More Coming to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2022

Article Contributed by Birthplace of … | Published on Thursday, April 28, 2022

The War & Treaty, Sierra Ferrell and Junior Brown are among the final round of artists announced at a press conference today for the 21st Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, which takes place Sept. 9-11 in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Dustbowl Revival, and GRAMMY Award-winning country music stalwart Jim Lauderdale are also on the bill.

"This year marks the 95th anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is a celebration of that great history," said Leah Ross, executive director of advancement for Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), the parent nonprofit of the festival, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and WBCM Radio Bristol. "Our lineup is a reflection of the vast influence those recordings have made on the music of today and the rich music culture of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee."

JJ Grey & Mofro, Tanya Tucker, Rosanne Cash, Del McCoury Band, The Wood Brothers, Asleep at the Wheel, Jerry Douglas Band, and Fantastic Negrito are among the acts previously revealed in Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion's multi-event announcement.

More than 120 acts are scheduled to perform on 16 stages over the course of the three-day event where Tennessee and Virginia meet along several blocks of State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol. The twin cities are world-renowned as the site where producer Ralph Peer recorded the 1927 Bristol Sessions, the event in history musicologists refer to as the "big bang of country music." The 1927 Bristol Sessions included the first recordings of the Carter Family, the "First Family of Country Music" and Jimmie Rodgers, the "Father of Country Music." Bristol is designated by U.S. Congress as the birthplace of country music and considered hollowed ground by artists all over the world.

The final round of artists announced today include the following:

    The War & Treaty
    Sierra Ferrell
    Junior Brown
    Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
    Dustbowl Revival
    Jim Lauderdale
    Cruz Contreras
    Joslyn & the Sweet Compression
    Fireside Collective
    M.S.G. - Acoustic Blues Trio
    Margo Cilker
    Tall Tall Trees
    Miss Tess
    Carly Booher Edwards & the Barbirds
    The Sweet Lillies
    Jive Mother Mary
    Ed Snodderly
    Daniel Davis
    The Corklickers
    Wayne Graham
    Natalie Price
    Breaking Tradition
    Cedar Valley
    U.S. Navy Band Country Current

    Virginia Ground
    Fritz & Co.
    Side Hustle
    Hustle Souls
    Vaden Landers
    Jett Holden
    Abby Hollliday
    Thrift Store Cowboys
    Maya De Vitry
    The Honey Badgers
    The Successful Failures
    Adam Bolt
    Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen
    Jesse Daniel Edwards
    Possum Creek Playboys
    Green Grass Cloggers
    Keller & the Kinfolk
    Bailey George & Jukebox Jess
    JP Parsons
    Sam Collie & The Roustabouts
    Zach McNabb
    Taylor Winchester
    Teni Rane

A few other Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2022 highlights announced this morning included a festival kick-off show on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Lumac Rooftop Bar above The Bristol Hotel, the return of Bristol Rhythm's free Children's Day activities for families on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Anderson Park, and a volunteer recruitment expo in coming weeks with more details to be announced. To stay up-to-date on upcoming announcements, the public is encouraged to sign up for the Birthplace of Country Music newsletter through their website at

Weekend passes to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion are on sale now for $100, that pricing will now extend through June 1. Single day passes to the festival will go on sale when artist schedule is released, coming soon. To check out the lineup in its entirety, purchase weekend passes and festival merchandise, and for more information, visit