The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival celebrates 22 years in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA-TN, home to the 1927 Bristol Sessions, September 8-10, 2023!
2023 festival headliners include Nickel Creek, Margo Price, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Watchhouse, The Mavericks, 49 Winchester, Larkin Poe, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Allison Russell, Sierra Hull, Darrell Scott's Electrifying Band, Amythyst Kiah, Brent Cobb, Daniel Donato's Cosmic Country, Oliver Wood Trio, Alison Brown, Jim Lauderdale, Carlene Carter, Adia Victoria, Sons of the East, Illiterate Light, and many, many more!
Bristol Rhythm isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. It’s an annual celebration of Bristol, VA-TN’s rich history as the place where the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings created the “big bang” of country music; they were the recordings that brought early country music to the mainstream and were the first recordings of The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.
The influence of the 1927 Bristol Sessions can still be heard in the soundtrack of today. It’s the roots and far-reaching branches of those seminal recordings that fuels the lineup of each Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion takes place in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN-VA on State Street and the surrounding area. Located on the Virginia and Tennessee border with 15 outdoor stages and indoor venues and 90 acts of live music, Bristol Rhythm takes visitors on a journey through Appalachia’s musical past, present, and future.
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion directly.