In October 2001, we celebrated our inaugural Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, 74 years after the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions created the "Big Bang of Country Music." Those recordings revolutionized the country music industry and forever changed the landscape of American music.
Back then we could only dream that our small community festival would someday play such an integral role in the growth and success of our region, and we are humbled to know that our event has become a joyful, time-honored tradition for you and your family and friends. It is an honor and a privilege to serve our community and to organize a festival that creates such warm and lasting memories.
Thank you for your continued support of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the Birthplace of Country Music.
We hope you have a fantastic festival!
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Presented by the Birthplace of Country Music
Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions
September 9-11, 2022
State Street, Historic Downtown Bristol, TN-VA
**Gate Times: Friday 3 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.**
Children 12 years and under are free!