Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time live variety show continues to get folks excited to be part of the studio audience, and this month’s edition is no different. The May 10 show featuring musical guests Traveller and Roy Book Binder is nearly sold out, and last month’s broadcast of the show on Facebook Live peaked at around 3,500 views from all over the world. Though house seats in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum are definitely the way to go, giving fans the option to view the popular program online has proven to be a fun experience in itself.
“We invite everyone to be part of the conversation on Facebook Live during the show,” said Kris Truelsen, Radio Bristol producer and Farm and Fun Time host. “We’re beginning to recognize some of the same people who tune in regularly, we’ve had folks from as far away as France, Israel, and Sweden join the community!”
The next edition of Farm and Fun Time features alt-country “supergroup” Traveller, the band formed by the collaborative talents of Robert Ellis, Cory Chisel, and Jonny Fritz. Traveller performs a mix of songs written by the band as well as music the artists have released individually. The band’s debut album Western Movies was released last year.
Singer-songwriter and storytelling blues man Roy Book Binder will also take the stage at Farm and Fun Time in May. For more than 50 years, “The Book” has been releasing albums and touring, sharing stages with the likes of B. B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Brownie McGhee, and Doc Watson. His album Hillbilly Blues Cats was listed among Eric Clapton’s Unplugged and Neil Young’s Harvest Moon as one of the 10 most essential acoustic guitar albums of 1992.
Farm and Fun Time takes place on Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. EST at the museum; doors open at 6:30 p.m. EST and guests are asked to be seated by 6:50 p.m. Tickets to be part of the live studio audience are $30 plus tax and fees.
Farm and Fun Time features a variety of segments including jingles written and performed by house band Bill and the Belles, a farm report, an heirloom recipe segment, and nationally touring artists. A revival of the former WCYB radio program that aired from downtown Bristol in the 1940s and 1950s, Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time is original programming the entire family will enjoy.
Radio Bristol can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, and through the station’s free mobile app. You can also view the program on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live at Facebook.com/WBCMRadioBristol.
To purchase tickets and for more information on concerts and programming, visit the events page at BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org.