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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - It's Festival Time Again!

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015Bristol, VA/TN -- As the final days of summer slip into fall, one can feel the change in the air. This subtle seasonal shift in the weather signifies to us that the The 15th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is on its way, and we can hardly contain our excitement! Headliners Steve Earle and The Dukes and Delbert McClinton will both perform on Sunday, Dr. Dog on Friday, and Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band will perform on Saturday in addition to the dozens of acts schedule to appear over the entirety of the weekend.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (BRRR) music festival has been designated one of Southeast Tourism Society's (STS) Top 20 Events. The best events across 12 southeastern states compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 Events designation.

"Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is, beyond a doubt, a community event even though it draws people from all over the world," said Leah Ross, executive director of Birthplace of Country Music, the parent organization of BRRR. "From our cities, our board and staff, to our hundreds of volunteers and community sponsors, our success is the result of their support."

Next weekend, September 18-20, Bristol's historic downtown will be filled with the non-stop energy of 130-some-odd bands for 3 days of live music in and around State Street. If you're coming from near or far, there are a few things you should know to prepare:

  • If you haven't purchased your Weekend Passes? Do it now. The price goes up at the gate!
  • Wear good shoes. Your feet will thank you come Monday.
  • Download the free festival app for iPhone or Android. Don't wait, use it to strategize your favorite bands and set up reminders to get you to the show on time. There have already been a couple changes to the printed schedule. The app is up-to-the-minute.
  • Carpool. Take advantage of park and shuttle stops. Parking is limited downtown.
  • Hydrate.
  • Be weather-ready. Sunscreen, layers, and what-not. We know all the best festivarians come prepared!
  • Have a blast!

Find some cool new bands to fall in love with, enjoy your favorites, and talk about them on social media! The 15th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival takes place September 18-20, 2015 in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA. For tickets and more information visit Hashtag the bands and #BristolRhythm! Our mobile app also has a really fun photo booth feature that's great for sharing!

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