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Bristol Rhythm 2016 Partial Lineup Announced, $50 Weekend Passes ends Dec. 31

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Birthplace of Country MusicBristol, TN/VA -- Christmas came a little early for music lovers this year as fans of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion eagerly counted down to the holiday with a daily sneak peek of the annual music festival's artist lineup. Over the last two weeks Bristol Rhythm organizers announced 12 different festival artists during the "big reveal," lighting up Facebook and Twitter with enthusiasm for the September event.

For the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), the parent organization of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, the artist reveal has become a tradition designed for locals to take advantage of the early-bird discount and to also encourage folks to visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The Museum Store is the only walk-up ticket outlet for purchase of Bristol Rhythm wristbands.

"Most of our attendees are visitors who have been coming to the festival for years and would purchase Weekend Passes anyway," said Birthplace of Country Music Executive Director Leah Ross. "But the artist reveal gets our locals excited and we want them to take advantage of the savings. We also hope that when they come to the museum to pick up passes they will see how amazing it is and be drawn to take a tour."

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 12 Days of Christmas Artist Reveal Re-cap:

  1. EmiSunshine
  2. Mipso
  3. Noah Gundersen
  4. Dave Eggar
  5. Unknown Hinson
  6. Joe Purdy
  7. Jill Andrews
  8. Larry Sparks
  9. Cracker
  10. Scythian
  11. Houndmouth
  12. Mary Stuart

Weekend Passes to the 16th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion are $50 through December 31, 2015, the lowest discount of the year. The festival lineup will be released in the spring of 2016. To purchase tickets please visit

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is open six days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. On New Year's Eve the museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., closed on New Year's Day. Visit for more details.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is a 3-day music experience bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. Every third weekend in September, several blocks of State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia are amped to the beat of Appalachia's past, present, and future. A celebration of the twin cities' heritage as the birthplace of country music, Bristol Rhythm features the very best in roots music talent from the region and beyond.

The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) was established to preserve and promote the rich music heritage of our region. Through the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and its mission, the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, Radio Bristol, and a multitude of community and educational outreach programs, BCM’s vision is to promote Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia as the Birthplace of Country Music. For more information about the Birthplace of Country Music visit or call 423-573-1927.

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