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Bluegrass MastersBristol, TN/VA -- The 13th annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion returns to historic downtown Bristol, Sept. 20-22, with appoximately 150 artists scheduled to take part, headlined by Lucinda Williams, Keller Williams, Masters of Bluegrass, Deer Tick and Blitzen Trapper. Many bluegrass music favorites will also be performing including The Travelin' McCourys, IIIrd Tyme Out, Claire Lynch Band, Dale Ann Bradley, Donna Ulisse, and a whole lot more. Bristol, TN/VA is not only a good place to live, its a great place to listen to your favorite artists performing live.

The Birthplace of Country Music® is truly "writing the next verse" with a Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion line-up of some of the best songwriters and artists performing today...and at least one headlining mystery act yet to be announced.

The 13th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion happens September 20-22, 2013 on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA. Still the best bargain on the festival circuit, Weekend Passes and additional information is avaible online at

OK, Take a veerry deeeeep breath and check out this massive list of outstanding performers: Lucinda Williams, Masters of Bluegrass, The Blitzen Trapper, Deer Tick, Keller Williams, Colin Hay Iris Dement, Hayes Carll, J.D. McPherson, Shovels & Rope James McMurtry, The Travelin' McCourys, Jim Lauderdale, Scythian, Apache Relay, Russell Moore & Illrd Tyme Out, Paul Thorn Willie Watson, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, The David Mayfield Parade, The Black Lillies, Della Mae, Hey Rosetta!, Pokey LaFarge, Claire Lynch Band, Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley, Chatham County Line, The Quebe Sisters, Red Molly, Spirit Family Reunion, Marty Raybon Balsam Range, Elephant Revival, Enter the Haggis, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Chris Smither, Whitey Morgan & the 78's, Uncle Lucius, American Aquarium, Bronze Radio Return, Rayland Baxter, Breaking Grass, Carolina Road, Amber Rubarth, Dave Eggar & Deoro with Hammerstep Folk Soul Revival, If Birds Could Fly, Levon Helm Tribute Show, M.S.G., The Acoustic Blues Trio, Sol Driven Train, Field Report, Detour, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Revelers, Dale Jett, Ed Snodderly, Two Man Gentlemen Band, The Whiskey Gentry, Burning Bridget Cleary, Donna Ulisse, Frank Fairfield, Delta Reign, Bawn In The Mash, Erick Baker, The Brothers Comatose, Caitlin Rose, The Cactus Blossoms, Chicago Farmer, The New Familiars, James Justin & Company Old Man Luedecke, River Whyless, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Cumberland River, The Defibulators, Nightflyer Virginia Luthiers, The & Wayne Henderson, Cumberland Gap Connection, Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, Dirty Bourbon River Show, This Mountain, Woody Pines, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, Lizzy Ross Band, L Shape Lot, Cutthroat Shamrock, Old Line Skiffle Combo Paul Burch, The Tillers, The Successful Failures, Annabelle's Curse, The Hermit Kings, Leah Gardner, Duty Free, The Harlow Experience, Barlow Gin & The Hatchetmen, Breaking Tradition, Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts, Jon Stickley Trio A Great Disaster, Wise Old River, The Black Iron Gatheringe, ETSU Old Time Pride Band, ETSU Bluegrass Band, Sheets Family Band, The Black Twig Pickers, Republik Steele, Dori Freeman, The Honey Badgers, These Undowners, Scotty Melton, Earth by Train, Jack and the Bear, Ron Short & the Possum Playboys, JP Parsons, Mis'ry Creek, Still House, Al Scorch, Lore Mountain Park Old Time Band, Nikki Talley, Roger Rasnake, Scratch River Telegraph Company, Kim Lyons, Annie Robinette, Beth Snapp, Craig Street Ramblers, Empty Bottle String Band, Jess Nunley, Rickshaw Roadshow, Wayne Graham, The Whiskey Incident, Alli Epperson, Dave Haney & Lisa Baldwin, Mischief in the Meadow, Rex Montgomery, Rose Sisters, The Amazed by Grace, Sam Doores + Riley Downing & The Tumbleweeds, Honaker FFA Bluegrass Band, Indian Run Stringband, Corklickers, The Bus Driver Tour, Virginia Whirlwind, The Farmhouse Ghost, Amber Rubarth Trio, and Amethyst Kiah

In September 2012 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion's drew a crowd of more than 50,000+ people over the course of the three-day music festival, making it the event's most successful show to date. Celebrating it's lucky 13th year in 2013, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is always the third weekend of September (Sept. 20-22, 2013).

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