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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Earns Mayors' Award of Distinction

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014Bristol, TN/VA -- Birthplace of Country Music® is proud to announce Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion annual music festival has achieved the esteemed Mayors' Award of Distinction from the cities of Bristol. The call was received from the judges’ committee chairman, Gary McGeough, Thursday afternoon.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Ticket Special Dec 1-31

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014Here's a great holiday gift idea. Discount Weekend Passes to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014 will be offered for $40, December 1-31, 2013, just in time for holiday gift giving. Festival dates will be September 19-21, 2014.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2013 Attendance Up a Whopping 10%

Bristol Rhythm & Roots ReunionBristol, TN/VA -- Despite getting .6 inches of rain on the music festival's biggest day, Birthplace of Country Music®, the parent organization of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, reports a 10% increase in attendance from their 2012 event. More than 55,000 visitors, artists, vendors, and volunteers converged onto Historic Downtown Bristol, VA/TN for the annual, three-day festival. Visitors from 45 states and 4 foreign countries were represented. Folks from as far away as the U.K., Scotland, Australia, the Middle East, and South America watched the event's live stream from their computers.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2013 Connects with BVU & BTES

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 13th PosterBristol, TN/VA Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion announced a special partnership with BVU Authority (Bristol, VA Utilities) and BTES (Bristol, TN Esseutial Services) at today’s press conference. This partnership includes providing improved digital connectivity for 2013 festival goers. BVU and BTES have volunteered to connect a total of eight stages, split between the two states, for live public video streaming by ETSU Online and Heritage TV during the three-day event. Some live footage will be recorded by Heritage TV, BVU’s local access channel, and will also be aired after the festival on OptiNet channel 3.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol TN/VA Sept 20-22

Bluegrass MastersBristol, TN/VA -- It is that time of the year again and everybody is getting ready for the music event of the Tri-Cities region -- The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Lucinda Williams, The Masters of Bluegrass, Blitzen Trapper, Deer Tick, Keller Williams, Colin Hay, Iris Dement, Hayes Carll, J.D. McPherson, Red Molly, Scythian and many more will be performing. 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.

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion to Feature Top Bluegrass Acts

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.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Announces Lineup Additions for 2013

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 13th PosterBristol, TN/VA -- This year's Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is quickly approaching -- and to add to the excitement, BRRR has made a few additions to its line-up. Jim Lauderdale, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, and Willie Watson, former frontman for Old Crow Medicine Show, will bring their talents to Bristol September 20-22, 2013.

2013 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Poster Announced

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 13th PosterKnoxville based, one-man-band graphic design firm Status Serigraph was chosen to produce Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion's 13th annual poster. Each individual poster is screen-printed by hand and is inked with a metallic sheen.

Bristol Rhythm 2013 Line-Up Announced

Bluegrass MastersBristol, TN/VA -- 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.

Award Winning Bluegrass Artist Claire Lynch is Day 4 BRRR Band

Claire Lynch BandClaire Lynch is a two-time winner of the IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Grammy nominee. In the world of Bluegrass, she has long been recognized as a creative force in acoustic music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the genre. Most recently, Lynch was awarded one of the 50 USA Fellowships from United States Artists (USA). With only seven awards going to musicians this year, the 2012 USA Fellows represent the most innovative and influential artists in their fields – including cutting-edge thinkers and traditional practitioners from the fields of architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, media, music, theatre arts, and visual arts.

"Music on the Mural" Moss Artwork Unveiled

Music on the MuralBristol, TN/VA -- Renowned artist P. Buckley Moss is back in the Tri-Cities to unveil her third and final rendering in the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion fine art series. A media event in her honor took place on Friday morning at the Birthplace of Country Music/Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Historic Downtown Bristol. The media and number of Moss collectors were in attendance, anxious to purchase their Music on the Mural prints.

Mumford's Gentlemen of the Road Economic Impact Study Revealed

Gentlemen On The Road TourBristol, TN/VA -- August 11, 2012 will go down in history as the day British folk rockers Mumford & Sons invaded Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia with their Gentlemen of the Road Tour--and brought 17,500 music fans with them. Gentlemen of the Road Tour made four stops in the United States, and Bristol was the only Stopover in the southeast. Now we know the full benefit of such an event to our community in the way of tax revenue to the Bristol region.

Bristol Rhythm 2012: The Numbers Are In - It's Another Success

Sam BushBristol, TN/VA -- Closing out the record-breaking event on Sunday from the Alpha Natural Resources State Street Stage, Sam Bush proclaimed, "It is wonderful to be here in this historic place and I wish everyone in America could come and see it." That, in itself, is among the highest of compliments received over the course of the three-day Reunion.

It's Festival Time in Bristol - The Rhythm and Roots Reunion Kind

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2012 PosterBristol, TN/VA -- The schedule is up, plans are set, and The Birthplace of Country Music is in full-on festival mode. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is just weeks away. This year Bristol Rhythm & Roots has added stages, bringing the total up to 24. With more than 160 live acts, you can look forward to seeing music at the new Machiavelli's Outdoor Tent, located just across the street from the eatery. CityMug @CityMac, Shelbee's Vintage Cafe and The Cradle Stage inside the former Ruth King Antiques building are new venues for music fans to gather and enjoy the music.

New Partnership: Bristol Rhythm 2012 and ETSU Live Stream

ETSU and BRRRBristol, TN/VA -- A new partnership between Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and East Tennessee State University will allow ETSU Online to provide live streaming during the annual event, held September 14-16 on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.

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