The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival celebrates 18 years September 21-23, 2018 in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA-TN, the birthplace of country music!
Bristol Rhythm & Roots 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, VA-TN on State Street and the surrounding area. Located on the Virginia and Tennessee border with 20 outdoor stages and indoor venues and more than 120 acts of live music, Bristol Rhythm takes visitors on a journey through Appalachia’s musical past, present, and future.
Old Crow Medicine Show | Railroad Earth | Taj Mahal Trio | The SteelDrivers | Marcus King Band | Twin Peaks | The Felice Brothers | Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver | Asleep at the Wheel | Ruen Brothers | Dale Watson & His Lonestars | Old 97’s | The Waybacks | Scott Miller & The Commonwealth | Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen ft. John Jorgenson & Mark Fain | The War and Treaty | Low Cut Connie | Sierra Hull | The Seldom Scene | Acoustic Syndicate | Balsam Range | Larry Keel Experience | Blue Highway | The Cleverlys | Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams | Molly Tuttle | Lilly Hiatt | Sarah Shook & The Disarmers | Josiah & The Bonnevilles | Folk Soul Revival | Amythyst Kiah | Bill and The Belles | Lauren Morrow of The Whiskey Gentry | Carson Peters & Iron Mountain | Devon Gilfi llian | The New Familiars | Goodnight, Texas | The Commonheart | The New Respects | Annabelle’s Curse | C2 and the Brothers Reed | Mile Twelve | The National Reserve | The Pigeon Kings | Birds of Chicago | Ed Snodderly | Blank Range | The Wooks | Zephaniah OHora | Sean McConnell | Beth Snapp | Virginia Ground | Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys | The Last Revel | Breaking Grass | High Fidelity | The Amanda Cook Band | Cordovas | Daddy Duo | Revel in Dimes | Tony Williamson | Missy Raines & The New Hip | Annie Robinette | Trisha Gene Brady | After Jack | The Church Sisters | Sally & George | JP Parsons & The American Bandwagon | McKay & Leigh | DownTown Abby & The Echoes | Ancient Cities | Andrew Alli | Circus No. 9 | Hello Stranger ft. Dale Jett | Fritz & Co. | If Birds Could Fly | Guy Marshall | Young Mister | Adam Bolt & The Bevy | Adam Lawson | Alli Epperson | Amber Leigh & Wes McDonough | Andy Buckner | Andy Ferrell | The Baker Family | Bella Raye | Ben Gilmer | Billy Crawford Band | The Boys | Breaking Tradition | Buffalo Fiasco | Chris Jamison | Cookin’ With Grass | The Corklickers | Dan Deel | Daniel Miller & the High Life | Duty Free | Empty Bottle Stringband | ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band | ETSU Old Time Ramblers | The Floorboards | Folk Alt. | Gary Reid | Glen Harlow & North Fork | Gracie Lane | The Green Fingers | Hello October | The Honey Badger | Indian Run Stringband | Indighost | Jackdaw’s 7 | Jake Quillin Band | James Meadows | Jason “Hoss” Hicks Featuring Gina Dalmas | Joy Blair | Justin Crider & The Usual Suspects | Kelsey Rae | Kristy Cox Trio | Lodi | Loose Leaves | The Maggie Valley Band | Mark Brinkman | Marshall Ballew | Milan Miller | Monster Atlantic | My New Favorites | Possum Creek Playboys | The Pythia | Rex Montgomery & Mike Jessee | Rhythm & The Roosevelts | Ron Short & The Possum Playboys | The Royal Hounds | The Sammy Guns Band | Saw Black | Scotty Melton | Sigean | Soulfi nger | Southern Cities | Tim Easton | Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen | Trifecta of Jam