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Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
423-573-1927 www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/museum

June 2018

Meet the Director of “A Great American Tapestry”

June 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$5

Meet the Director of "A Great American Tapestry" Saturday, June 30 | 7:00 p.m. Birthplace of Country Music Museum On Saturday, June 30, 7:00 p.m., the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will host a film screening of A Great American Tapestry: The Many Strands of Mountain Music, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director David Weintraub. A Great American Tapestry tells the story of the Southern mountains musical birth and evolution through the strands of the Scots-Irish legacy, oft-overlooked African-American tradition, and…

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Birthplace of Country Music: A Great American Tapestry

June 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$5

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum presents a film screening and Q&A session with director David Weintraub of A Great American Tapestry: The Many Strands of Mountain Music. Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m. (Film run time :70 minutes) Location: Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets: $5 BUY TICKETS The Center for Cultural Preservation presents a film by David Weintraub: A Great American Tapestry: The Many Strands of Mountain Music. A Great American Tapestry…

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July 2018

Love Canon Album Release Concert

July 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$20

The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to welcome Love Canon on Tuesday, July 3 at 7:00 p.m. to debut their new album, COVER STORY: A Journey Through Music’s Great Decade, in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. LOVE CANON brings their acoustic-roots sensibilities to the electronic-tinged pop hits of the 80’s and 90’s to create Cover Story, their 4th album, due out on Organic Records in July 2018. With Cover Story, LOVE CANON delivers a…

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Birthplace of Country Music: Love Canon Album Release

July 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$20

The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to welcome Love Canon on Tuesday, July 3 at 7:00 p.m. to debut their new album, COVER STORY: A Journey Through Music’s Great Decade, in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20.00 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ABOUT LOVE CANNON LOVE CANON brings their acoustic-roots sensibilities to the electronic-tinged pop hits of the 80’s and 90’s to create Cover Story,…

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Square Dance

July 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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SQUARE DANCE AT THE MUSEUM JUL 7 - 7:00PM TO 9:00PM TIME TO DOSEY-DOE! Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum RESERVE HERE Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for an evening of old-fashioned square dancing and fun! Caller Tyler Hughes will lead the evening and we’ll have lively music to get your feet moving! No partner or experience necessary – just a desire to have a great night out! This dance is free…

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Farm & Fun Time

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$30

Radio Bristol presents the fabulously vintage Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum featuring live, musical guests Carson Peters & Iron Mountain and The Brother Brothers.

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Farm & Fun Time ft. Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, The Brother Brothers

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$30

Radio Bristol Presents Farm and Fun Time ft. Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, The Brother Brothers July 12 Live Variety Show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Bristol, VA/TN, (June 21, 2018) — Young Carson Peters has wowed audiences at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the Grand Ole Opry, and also made national TV with NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey. To us, this precocious Piney Flats, Tennessee native is one of…

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Family Fun Day

July 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Take part in a free Family Fun Day at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum FREE EVENT! Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to have fun with family at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Join us for Family Fun Day and explore lots of fun, games, and activities the whole family will enjoy! This special event is free and…

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Free Family Fun Day

July 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Take part in a free Family Fun Day at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum FREE EVENT! Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to have fun with family at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Join us for Family Fun Day and explore lots of fun, games, and activities the whole family will enjoy! The day will offer a variety…

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August 2018

Farm and Fun Time

August 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$30

Radio Bristol presents the ever-so-entertaining Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring musical guests Che Apalaché and Jesse Lege and the Old Fashioned Aces plus Farm and Fun Time house band Bill & the Belles. Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Audience must be seated by 6:50 p.m.) Location: Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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Farm & Fun Time

August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$30.00

Radio Bristol presents the ever-so-entertaining Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring musical guests Che Apalaché and Jesse Lege and the Old Fashioned Aces plus Farm and Fun Time house band Bill & the Belles.

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Farm & Fun Time ft. Che Apalaché and Jesse Lege & the Old Fashioned Aces

August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Radio Bristol presents the ever-so-entertaining Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring musical guestsChe Apalachéand Jesse Lege and the Old Fashioned Aces plus Farm and Fun Time house band Bill & the Belles.

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Malpass Brothers Concert

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$80

1927 SOCIETY CONCERT: MALPASS BROTHERS AUG 10 - 7:00PM TO 9:00PM The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents a very special 1927 Society Concert experience with The Malpass Brothers. Date: Friday, August 10, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets: $80 Tickets go on sale to 1927 Society Members on May 14. Tickets go on sale to the public June 14. Click here to learn more about how to become a 1927 Society member. BUY…

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1927 Society Concert: Malpass Brothers

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$80.00

The 1927 Society Concert Series is an intimate concert experience set in the “acoustically perfect” Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. It’s more than a night of music, it’s a very personal event with some of the most renowned roots music artists performing today. Guests are asked to arrive promptly at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy catering and adult beverages (for ages 21+ with valid ID) before the show, included with ticket.

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1927 Society Concert: Malpass Brothers

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents a very special 1927 Society Concert experience with The Malpass Brothers. As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad’s phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage…

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Bristol Rhythm Kick-Off Concert

August 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$25.00

Kicking off Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival with an intimate concert with Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies. Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Cruz Contreras has roots in Tennessee and Michigan, but has impacted Americana music worldwide. The front man, founder, and driving force behind The Black Lillies’ raw and rootsy sound also co-founded Robinella and the CCstringband, and has collaborated with musicians ranging from John Oates and Jim Lauderdale to Langhorne Slim and The Turnpike Troubadours. Cruz’s…

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Radio Bristol Premieres

August 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$20

About Folk Soul Revival A modern band rooted in old-school southern sounds, Folk Soul Revival whips up its own version of amplified Americana on the band’s self-titled fourth record. The name says it all. Folk Soul Revival, like the band that created it, is an album that celebrates the sounds, stories, and small-town values of an earlier era, modernizing their approach with sharp songwriting and electrifying instrumental work. There’s country twang, bluegrass bounce, hillbilly hell-raising, chicken-pickin’ guitar, and roadhouse roots-rock,…

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Radio Bristol Premieres: Folk Soul Revival

August 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$20.00

Radio Bristol Premieres Folk Soul Revival’s new album with an intimate album release concert located at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on the Birthplace of Country Music website. Folk Soul Revival is a modern band rooted in old-school southern sounds, Folk Soul Revival whips up its own version of amplified Americana on the band’s self-titled fourth record.The name says it all. Folk Soul Revival, like the band that created it, is an…

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October 2018

Farm & Fun Time

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$30.00

Radio Bristol presents everyone’s favorite throwback variety show, Farm and Fun Time! October’s music guests include the fabulous Quebe Sisters and The Barefoot Movement—plus the unforgettable Farm and Fun Time house band Bill & the Belles! Tickets are on sale now on the Birthplace of Country Music website for $30. Farm & Fun Time is presented in the Performance Theater at the BCM Museum.

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SOLD OUT! Farm & Fun Time

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Unfortunately, tickets to this event are now SOLD OUT. Didn’t get tickets? Tune in to Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time on the station’s Facebook Live! Radio Bristol presents everyone’s favorite throwback variety show, Farm and Fun Time! October’s music guests include the fabulous Quebe Sisters and The Barefoot Movement—plus the unforgettable Farm and Fun Time house band Bill & the Belles!

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Richard Leigh Album Release Concert

October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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The Birthplace of Country Music proudly welcomes Grammy Award-winning songwriter Richard Leigh to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for the release of his latest album Wandering One. Leigh is the songwriter behind some of country music's greatest hits including "Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue," recorded by Crystal Gayle, and "Cold Day In July," recorded by the Dixie Chicks. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so we are asking everyone who…

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Richard Leigh Album Release

October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents Grammy Award-winning songwriter Richard Leigh at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for the release of his latest album “Wandering One.” There is no cost to attend the concert, but there is a limited number of seats available so we ask that everyone reserve a space online. Each member of the audience will receive a free copy of Leigh’s CD; heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

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November 2018

BANJO GATHERING

November 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$250

Since 1998, the Banjo Gathering has been the platform for banjo collectors, researchers, instrument builders, and musicians to share new scholarship and findings about the banjo as a historical, cultural, and built object. This year the Gathering will celebrate with an anniversary concert, broadcasts on Radio Bristol, and their traditional community gathering with three days of presentations, exhibitions, and a banjo marketplace for studying, buying, selling, and trading historical and vintage banjos, parts, and related items, as well as banjos from…

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Banjo Gathering

November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - November 4, 2018 @ 11:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Banjo Gathering at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Since 1998, the Banjo Gathering has been the platform for banjo collectors, researchers, instrument builders, and musicians to share new scholarship and findings about the banjo as a historical, cultural, and built object. This year the Gathering will celebrate with an anniversary concert, broadcasts on Radio Bristol, and their traditional community gathering with three days of presentations, exhibitions, and a banjo marketplace for studying, buying,…

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UNCLE DAVE MACON TALK AND AUTHOR BOOK-SIGNING

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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On Sunday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m., Michael D. Doubler, the author of Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story and the great-grandson of Uncle Dave, will give a presentation in the museum’s Performance Theater entitled “Uncle Dave Macon: Unknown Elements of Success.”  Mike will explain those key factors in Uncle Dave’s individual background, musical experience, personal attributes, and family setting which helped him to achieve stardom and sustained his career for over three decades. While many music fans know…

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Uncle Dave Macon Talk and Book Signing

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum Free Event! On Sunday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m., Michael D. Doubler, the author of Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story and the great-grandson of Uncle Dave, will give a presentation in the museum’s Performance Theater entitled “Uncle Dave Macon: Unknown Elements of Success.”  Mike will explain those key factors in Uncle Dave’s individual background, musical experience, personal attributes, and family setting which helped him to achieve stardom…

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Farm & Fun Time

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$30

Radio Bristol presents Farm and Fun Time with special guests, the award- winning Blue Highway and Five Mile Mountain Road.

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum: For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights

November 10, 2018 - January 7, 2019
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will soon be hosting For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights, a special exhibit that examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, this exhibit traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil…

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For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

November 10, 2018 - January 7, 2019
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Dates: November 10, 2018—January 7, 2019 For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, this exhibit traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and…

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For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights

November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, this exhibit traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a…

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Educator Preview Visit of For All the World to See Exhibit

November 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Join us for a FREE educator visit to the special exhibit For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights on Monday, November 12, 4:00—5:30pm. For All The World To See examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. The content of For All the World to See addresses a wide range of issues and includes a few…

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Radio Bristol Session

November 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Tune in or turn up to be part of the studio audience for this free Radio Bristol Session with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen! Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets: Free Admission Radio Bristol Sessions can happen at any time, and often at the last minute. Artists traveling from one gig to another often drop in for a quick live radio show, and you can be part of the…

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Graphic Novels and Under-Represented Stories: A Talk About Persons of Color in Comic and Graphic Books

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Programming is part of the Museum’s Special Exhibit, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. On Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m., Thomas Bryant will discuss images of persons of color in comics, particularly the recent, growing trend of Afrocentric graphic novels focused on historical figures and events. This presentation is part of the programming to accompany the special exhibit For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil…

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McLain Family Band Master Class

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Join The McLain Family Band for a morning of music mastery as the musicians help area students polish their talents and hone their skills! Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum This event is FREE and open to the public! For more information call 423-392-8423

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Film Screening: Soundtrack for a Revolution

November 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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A free film screening for Soundtrack for a Revolution, a docudrama exploring the civil rights struggle through powerful and stirring songs that inspired a generation. Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets: Free admission Offered as companion programming for the new special exhibit For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, the docudrama Soundtrack for a Revolution is a fresh and exhilarating take on…

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December 2018

Community Conversations about Race: A moderated panel discussion

December 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, December 4, at 6:30pm for a panel discussion exploring race reconciliation and how to engage in difficult conversations about race in your community, the importance of representing African American experiences, and the power of media imagery on perceptions of race issues. After the panel discussion, there will be time for audience questions. The panel will be moderated by Alana Simmons, Project Coordinator in the Division of Student Life, Student Success & Inclusion at Emory & Henry…

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BCM Presents Andrew Alli

December 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$15

The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present the acoustic blues, folk, and soul of Andrew Alli, with two opportunities to see this amazing performer in Bristol on December 7 and in Wise, Virginia, on December 8.  Richmond, Virginia native Andrew Alli is among the Virginia artists chosen to represent the Birthplace of Country Music at The Long Road: A Festival of Country, Americana & Roots in the U.K. this summer. Alli also amazed audiences at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion…

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Andrew Alli at the Museum

December 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets: $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents the acoustic blues, folk, and soul of Andrew Alli, accompanied by Josh Small, in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Andrew Alli

December 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$10

ANDREW ALLI AT THE MUSEUM DEC 7 - 6:30PM TO 8:00PM Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 Time: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets: $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show BUY TICKETS The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents the acoustic blues, folk, and soul of Andrew Alli, accompanied by Josh Small, in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. About Andrew Alli “When Alli sings in a deep,…

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SOLD OUT: Farm & Fun Time

December 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$30

Sold out It’s a Farm & Fun Time Christmas Spectacular variety show with The Church Sisters, Carolina Blue, Sally & George, plus house band Bill & the Belles, at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! (Doors open at 6:30 p.m., attendees must be seated by 6:50 p.m.) Join us for an annual Christmas celebration like no other, Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time live radio show! Though the best way to experience the show is live and in person, the…

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January 2019

Farm and Fun Time

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$35

Radio Bristol presents another exciting Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring a special Celebration of Appalachian Balladry, highlighting the release of “Big Bend Killing.” Amythyst Kiah, Elizabeth LaPrelle, John Lilly, ETSU Old Time Ramblers, and house band Bill and the Belles perform. Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Audience must be seated by 6:50 p.m.) Location: Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music…

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Old Fashioned Square Dance

January 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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FREE

SQUARE DANCE AT THE MUSEUM! JAN 19 - 7:00PM TO 9:00PM TIME TO DO SI DO! Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum Back by popular demand: Square Dance at the Museum! Join us for an evening of old-fashioned square dancing and fun! Caller Tyler Hughes will lead the evening and we’ll have lively music to get your feet moving. No partner or experience necessary – just a desire to have a great night…

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February 2019

Tennessee Ernie Ford 100th Birthday Celebration – Special Display

February 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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In celebration of the anniversary of Tennessee Ernie Ford's 100th birthday, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will have several objects, photographs, and items of memorabilia on loan from Tennessee Ernie Ford Enterprises and the museum’s collection on display during the entire month of February. This display will supplement the section of the permanent exhibit, including a short film, focused on Ford’s life and career. February 13, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s birthday, and his hometown…

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Reading Appalachia: Voices From Children’s Literature

February 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Coming February 2019! Reading Appalachia: Voices From Children’s Literature, a new special exhibit coming to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Walk through the pages of your favorite storybook in Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, a groundbreaking exhibit on Appalachian children’s books and stories. Sporting life-size characters from Appalachian children’s books, this exhibit looks at the seminal titles from the late 1800s through the modern story of Appalachia – you’ll feel like you’re walking through the pages of a…

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Bristol: Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature” Reception

February 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will hold the opening reception for the new special exhibit "Reading Appalachia: Voices From Children's Literature" on Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the Special Exhibits Gallery at the museum. Walk through the pages of your favorite storybook in Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, a groundbreaking exhibit on Appalachian children’s books and stories. Sporting life-size characters from Appalachian children’s books, this exhibit looks at the seminal titles from the late 1800s through the modern…

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Tennessee Ernie Ford 100th Birthday Celebration – A Conversation with Buck Ford and Sid Oakley

February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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On Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m., the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and the Bristol Historical Association will co-host an informal conversation in the museum’s Performance Theater between Ernie’s older son, Buck, and long-time Ford family friend Sid Oakley. Ford family home movies will also be screened. There is no charge for admittance, but you must RSVP to gain entry as seating is limited.

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Special Exhibit “I Have A Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage”

February 14, 2019 - April 30, 2019
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Dates: February 14—April 30, 2019 The Volunteer State has been the birthplace of some of the most influential music in the world, illustrated by the Beale Street blues clubs in Memphis, the R&B scene on Nashville’s Jefferson Street, and Knoxville’s Gem Theater. I Have a Voice gives a snapshot of African American Tennesseans’ important contribution to American music, including spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music. In turn, their music has influenced and…

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Bristol: Farm & Fun Time

February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$30

Bristol presents the Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring special guests Rachel Baiman and Beth Snapp. Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors 6:30 p.m., we ask that all patrons please be seated by 6:50 p.m.) Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets: $30

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Rachel Baiman, Beth Snapp, and Tribute to Tennessee Ernie Ford at Farm & Fun Time

February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Rachel Baiman, Beth Snapp, and Tribute to Tennessee Ernie Ford at Farm & Fun Time Bristol, Tenn./Va. (February 7, 2018) - Radio Bristol's Farm & Fun Time live variety show returns  with a very special Valentine's Day edition--one that includes musical guests Rachel Baiman, the critically-acclaimed folk singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and our region's own Beth Snapp, a singer-songwriter whose "Pop-Alachian" sound has mass, cross-genre appeal. In celebration of the anniversary of the entertainer's 100th birthday, Farm & Fun Time…

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March 2019

Family Story Time

March 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - June 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Join us in the museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for Story Time, where we will read books from the Reading Appalachia: Voices From Children’s Literature exhibit, along with enjoying related storybooks and a fun coloring page. This event is free and open to the public; the books are most appropriate for ages 5 and under. This event will be held for the duration of the Reading Appalachia exhibit.

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Literaly Cool!

March 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Join educator Christine Mitten at the museum on Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun and active literacy program! Children (ages 2 ½ to 6) and their grown-ups will experience the magic of Appalachian children’s literature. Through fun, hands-on activities, stories will be brought to life for the children and wonderful family memories will be made. This event is free but donations are very much appreciated – your donation supports free and low-cost programming at the museum. Space…

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Eugene Wolf’s “Book of Mamaw”

March 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$25

Long-time Barter Theatre Acting Company member, Eugene Wolf’s one-man show of stories, songs and sketches about growing up with Bernice Rader, his Church of Christ grandmother who recognized Eugene’s love of performing at an early age (two years old) and guided him on his way. An unorthodox story of a woman who tried to capture Patty Hearst and once advised her grandson that if he was going to make it in show business, he’d better “Get a dress and wear…

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Bristol: Song and Voice Workshop

March 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Song and Voice Workshop 2:00 - 4:00 PM  | FREE with RSVP Elizabeth LaPrelle will teach a variety of traditional Appalachian songs as repertoire, using them as a springboard to talk about the voice and how to use it in solo performance. Participants will also get the chance to explore the “mountain” sound through listening to a few examples and practicing a few exercises together. Everyone who wants to will get a chance to sing solo!

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APPALACHIAN SONG & VOICE WORKSHOP

March 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will host a free workshop with musician and singer Elizabeth LaPrelle on Saturday, March 30, 2:00 p.m. Elizabeth will teach a variety of traditional Appalachian songs as repertoire, using them as a springboard to talk about the voice and how to use it in solo performance. Participants will also get the chance to explore the “mountain” sound through listening to a few examples and practicing a few exercises together. Everyone who wants to will…

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Bristol: Elizabeth LaPrelle Concert

March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$15

Elizabeth LaPrelle in Concert 7:00 PM  | $15 Ticket Elizabeth is exceptional in her devotion to and mastery of the ancient and deep art of Appalachian singing, and her voice, stark and unaccompanied, can lift and carry the listener away to another time. A concert including a variety of haunting and evocative Appalachian ballads and old-time songs, this is a performance not to be missed.

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April 2019

Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Resources and Strategies for Social Studies Teachers

April 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Examining Tennessee’s Story: Resources and Strategies for Social Studies Teachers Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum FREE TO EDUCATORS Join Teaching with Primary Sources—MTSU and the East Tennessee Historical Society for a day of learning more about Tennessee’s historical moments featured in the Tennessee social studies standards. We will explore these stories using a wide range of primary and secondary sources and share hands-on, literacy-rich strategies for using the…

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Farm and Fun Time

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time live variety show featuring special music guests the Becky Buller Band, The Matchsellers, and Chatham Rabbits, plus house band Bill & the Belles. Farm and Fun Time hearkens back to the days of classic live radio and features today’s top traditional country, bluegrass and old-time artists. We’re proud to bring back this classic program from the 1940s and 1950s to a new generation of listeners!

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1927 Society Concert Featuring Red Molly

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$80

Bristol Rhythm sweethearts Red Molly join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for an intimate 1927 Concert Series. Pre-sale tickets on sale February 4, 2019 to 1927 Society Members. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, February 18, 2019. To become a member of the 1927 Society, visit http://supportbcm.org/. The 1927 Society Concert Series is an intimate concert experience set in the “acoustically perfect” Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. It’s more than a…

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Radio Bristol Premier

April 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for a special Radio Bristol Premieres Merle Monroe on the release their self-titled album. Radio Bristol Premieres focuses on new recordings and projects from nationally recognized artists debuted before a live audience in our Performance Theater. Premieres are also broadcast live on WBCM-LP and webcast at listenradiobristol.org.

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ETSU Gospel Choir Performance

April 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$5

The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents the East Tennessee State University Gospel Choir in concert at the museum! This performance is companion programming to the museum’s special exhibit I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage, on display in the Learning Center through April 30, 2019. Tickets are $5; entrance to the I Have a Voice exhibit is included for concert attendees.

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May 2019

Family Fun Day

May 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Join the Birthplace of Country Music and the Bristol Public Library at the museum for a free Family Fun Day! On offer will be an Instrument Petting Zoo, giving kids a chance to learn about and play a variety of stringed instruments; a story-related activity; and free entry to the special exhibit, Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature.

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Literarily Cool!

May 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Join educator Christine Mitten at the museum on Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun and active literacy program! Children (ages 2 ½ to 6) and their grown-ups will experience the magic of Appalachian children’s literature. Through fun, hands-on activities, stories will be brought to life for the children and wonderful family memories will be made. This event is free but donations are very much appreciated – your donation supports free and low-cost programming at the museum. Space…

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Bristol: Appalachian Song & Voice Workshop / Concert

May 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Acclaimed Vocalist Elizabeth LaPrelle Workshop, Performance March 30 Appalachian Song & Voice at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum BrAcclaimed folk singer and musician Elizabeth LaPrelle has been studying and performing Appalachian ballads and old-time songs since she was eleven years old. On Saturday, March 30, 2019, she will be teaching elements of what she has learned – and giving a performance – at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee. That afternoon at 2:00 p.m.…

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June 2019

Pick Along Summer Camp

June 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #1: Pick Along Summer Camp for Beginners June 17-21, 2019 Beginner camps are designed for ages 8-14,…

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Pick Along Summer Camp

June 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #1: Pick Along Summer Camp for Beginners June 17-21, 2019 Beginner camps are designed for ages 8-14,…

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Pick Along Summer Camp

June 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #1: Pick Along Summer Camp for Beginners June 17-21, 2019 Beginner camps are designed for ages 8-14,…

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Pick Along Summer Camp

June 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #1: Pick Along Summer Camp for Beginners June 17-21, 2019 Beginner camps are designed for ages 8-14,…

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Pick Along Summer Camp

June 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #1: Pick Along Summer Camp for Beginners June 17-21, 2019 Beginner camps are designed for ages 8-14,…

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Upstate in Concert

June 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$80

The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present a 1927 Society Concert experience featuring Upstate. Our 1927 Society Concerts provide a unique experience where fans have the opportunity to interact with the artists in a relaxed setting over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, all included in the ticket price.  

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July 2019

Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 2 for Beginners

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #2: Pick Along Summer Camp for Beginners July 8-12, 2019 Beginner camps are designed for ages 8-14,…

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 2 for Beginners

July 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #2: Pick Along Summer Camp for Beginners July 8-12, 2019 Beginner camps are designed for ages 8-14,…

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 2 for Beginners

July 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #2: Pick Along Summer Camp for Beginners July 8-12, 2019 Beginner camps are designed for ages 8-14,…

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 2 for Beginners

July 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #2: Pick Along Summer Camp for Beginners July 8-12, 2019 Beginner camps are designed for ages 8-14,…

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Farm and Fun Time: Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys with Kelsey Rae

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 3 for Intermediate

July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #3: Intermediate Pick Along Summer Camp July 15-19, 2019 Intermediate camps are for campers age 10-16 with…

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 3 for Intermediate

July 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #3: Intermediate Pick Along Summer Camp July 15-19, 2019 Intermediate camps are for campers age 10-16 with…

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 3 for Intermediate

July 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #3: Intermediate Pick Along Summer Camp July 15-19, 2019 Intermediate camps are for campers age 10-16 with…

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Pick Along Summer Camp: Week 3 for Intermediate

July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Pick Along Summer Camp at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum provides a fun educational experience like no other. In addition to exploring the museum and learning about Bristol’s important role in the history of country music, campers learn the basics of a stringed instrument and work on projects with Radio Bristol—then apply the skills they’ve learned with live and on-air performances! Week #3: Intermediate Pick Along Summer Camp July 15-19, 2019 Intermediate camps are for campers age 10-16 with…

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Birthplace of Country Music: The Day We Walked on the Moon

July 20, 2019
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FREE

Saturday, July 20 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM Thursday, July 25 6:30 PM As a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, we have the opportunity to be part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. And so half a century after humanity’s historic first step on the Moon, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is hosting a screening of Smithsonian Channel’s The Day We Walked on the Moon. Astronauts (including Michael Collins,…

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Birthplace of Country Music: The Day We Walked on the Moon

July 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Saturday, July 20 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM Thursday, July 25 6:30 PM As a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, we have the opportunity to be part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. And so half a century after humanity’s historic first step on the Moon, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is hosting a screening of Smithsonian Channel’s The Day We Walked on the Moon. Astronauts (including Michael Collins,…

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September 2019

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 22, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Bristol Sessions Super Raffle & More in September Bristol, Va./Tenn. (August 28, 2019) – In three short weeks, State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia will be filled with music as 40,000-plus visitors from all over the world converge on the site of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions for the 19th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival – the award-winning event that honors those legendary recordings with a three-day celebration of more than 100 acts performing on 20 stages across several…

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October 2019

Birthplace of Country Music Museum: FREE Admission Day

October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Saturday, October 26 FREE Museum Admission All Day! Fun Family Activities 12:00-2:00 PM The Birthplace of Country Music Museum invites you to our FREE Community Day on Saturday, October 26. All day long you can visit the Museum’s permanent exhibits and the current special exhibit, American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart, for free. (The Museum will be open 10:00 AM-6:00 PM.) We will also be hosting a free Family Fun Day event at the museum from 12:00 to 2:00pm,…

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November 2019

Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Digital Photography Course

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$45

Saturday, November 2 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Is your digital camera still on auto mode, just like the day you took it out of the box?  Whether you are brand new to photography or you have dabbled in photography for years, this 3-hour course covers topics that can help you transform your images. Bristol-based photographer Briana Fillers will break down image exposure, shooting techniques, and camera settings; share what is in her…

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December 2019

Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Open House

December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM STORE DEC 1 - 1:00PM TO 5:00PM Date: Sunday, December 1 Time: 1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum FREE and open to the public Kick-off the season with a Holiday Open House event at The Museum Store in The Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Enjoy tastings, discounts and more.

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Birthplace of Country Music: Mike Farris

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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MIKE FARRIS SINGS! The Soul of Christmas Special Holiday Concert Event December 6, 2019  |  8:00 PM Paramount Bristol Tickets Now On Sale! The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present a holiday concert that you won't want to miss - Mike Farris Sings! The Soul of Christmas. Taking a path that intertwines rock, blues and gospel that has allowed him to rediscover and reinterpret traditional gospel music and add his own mix of Stax influenced blue-eyed soul, Grammy…

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January 2020

Film: Rising Voices

January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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FILM SCREENING: RISING VOICES JAN 16 - 6:30PM TO 8:00PM Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Time: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum FREE EVENT, but please RSVP! RSVP HERE Join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary film Rising Voices/Hóthaninpi: Revitalizing the Lakota Language at the museum! The screening is complementary programming to the current special exhibit American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart on display in the special…

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Film: A Conversation with Marty Stuart

January 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Film Screening A Conversation with Marty Stuart January 22 & 25 | 10:30 AM (playing every hour) In September Marty Stuart shared stories about his work as a photographer and the images in the American Ballads exhibit. If you missed out then, stop by the museum as we screen the video of that conversation every hour throughout the day. This screening is free and open to the public.

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Radio Bristol Book Club

January 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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RADIO BRISTOL BOOK CLUB JAN 23 - 11:00AM TO 11:30AM Tune in to WBCM Radio Bristol as our Book Club explores Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia by Karida L. Brown. Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST Readers from Birthplace of Country Music Museum and the Bristol Public Library are coming together to explore books inspired by our region with this monthly program that airs on WBCM Radio Bristol. Hosted by Bristol Public…

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Film: A Conversation with Marty Stuart

January 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Film Screening A Conversation with Marty Stuart January 22 & 25 | 10:30 AM (playing every hour) In September Marty Stuart shared stories about his work as a photographer and the images in the American Ballads exhibit. If you missed out then, stop by the museum as we screen the video of that conversation every hour throughout the day. This screening is free and open to the public.

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February 2020

Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round at Birthplace of Country Music

February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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TENNESSEE SONGWRITERS WEEK QUALIFYING ROUND FEB 1 - 1:00PM TO 3:00PM Qualifying Round: Saturday, February 1, 2020 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets: $15 (For spectators. Songwriters register below at no fee.) BUY TICKETS The Birthplace of Country Music is excited to partner with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to be a venue for qualifying rounds leading up to the 2nd annual Tennessee Songwriters Week February 23-29, 2020. The museum, along with other venues across…

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Square Dance

February 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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SQUARE DANCE FEB 15 - 7:00PM TO 9:00PM Time to ‘do si do!’ You’re invited to a square dance at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets: Free, but please RSVP! CLICK TO RSVP Back by popular demand – Square Dancing at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Join us for an evening of old-fashioned square dancing with caller Tyler Hughes, who will…

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March 2020

Birthplace of Country Music: Real Folk Exhibit

March 6, 2020 - August 30, 2020
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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SPECIAL EXHIBIT: REAL FOLK MAR 6 - 12:00AM TO AUG 30 - 11:59PM REAL FOLK: PASSING ON TRADES & TRADITIONS THROUGH THE VIRGINIA FOLKLIFE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST! VIRTUAL TOUR & ACTIVITIES Since 2002, the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program at Virginia Humanities has brought together over 150 experienced master artists and eager apprentices, ensuring various art forms are passed on in ways that are conscious of history and faithful to tradition. All forms of Virginia’s expressive culture – from the Appalachian hills and…

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September 2020

Bristol Sessions Super Raffle

September 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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A fundraiser for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the Bristol Sessions Super Raffle gives you the opportunity to win up to $250,000 in cash and big prizes! Each ticket gives you two chances to win! Drawing will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from noon to 4:00 p.m. with prizes to be given away every five minutes. You do not have to be present to win! Visit the website for a complete list of amazing prizes and to…

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November 2020

Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time ft. Merle Monroe, Nora Brown

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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$30

Be part of the studio audience for Farm & Fun Time featuring music guests Merle Monroe and Nora Brown! Farm and Fun Time hearkens back to the days of classic live radio and features today’s top traditional country, bluegrass and old-time artists. We’re proud to bring back this historic program to a new generation of listeners. Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring house band Bill and the Belles, Farm and Fun Time is a celebration of Appalachian music and culture…

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January 2021

Special Exhibit – Honky Tonk: Portrait of Country Music 1972-1981

January 5 - March 31
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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In the 1970s, photographer Henry Horenstein shot album covers for upstart bluegrass label Rounder Records. But in his off-hours, he soon became unofficial photographer to the culture of country musicians great and small, and their dedicated fans. It’s a world that looks quite a bit like country songs sound: full of hard-working operators and lonely dreamers, half-full glasses and scorpion belt buckles, and a few tall hats, boots, and bottles as well. It’s the world of the honky tonk. A…

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Special Exhibit: A Selection of Hard Rock’s Country Music Memorabilia

January 5 - March 31
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Hard Rock International have partnered up to bring priceless items from Hard Rock’s vast collection of country music memorabilia to Historic Downtown Bristol for exhibition. Hard Rock items featured in the museum’s new Honky Tonk special exhibit include costume pieces worn by Loretta Lynn and the Queen of Appalachia herself, Dolly Parton, and well-loved instruments owned by the likes of Hank Williams and Waylon Jennings, and the iconic red-white-and-blue acoustic guitar belonging to…

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Special Exhibit: Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

January 5 - March 31
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Free

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States with two poster exhibits: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service) and To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote (Tennessee State Museum). Both exhibits are a wonderful way to learn about and celebrate this historic milestone in our nation’s history, and they come with a variety of learning resources for families, teachers and students,…

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Virtual Speaker Series – Food Matters: Exploring History Through Food

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Free

Join Paula Johnson, Food History Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and Rene Rodgers, Head Curator at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, on Tuesday, January 12, 7:00pm for a conversation about the power of food as a lens for exploring history. We’ll hear about the National Museum of American History’s robust food history offerings, from Julia Child’s home kitchen to programs on food justice to live cooking demonstrations that feature chefs, home cooks, and recipes from…

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March 2021

Virtual Speaker Series – Black in Appalachia: Uncovering & Sharing Regional Black Narratives

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Free

Join Black in Appalachia's Alona Norwood and William Isom on Tuesday, March 2, 7:00pm when they will discuss the public history research and educational components developed in Northeastern Tennessee in their work to uncover and share the Black stories and histories of our region. From school records and community partnerships to racial atrocities, Norwood and Isom will also share the tools, methods and obstacles to making our region's Black narratives more accessible. Black in Appalachia works to highlight the history…

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April 2021

Virtual Speaker Series – Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Join the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Tuesday, April 6, 7:00pm for a conversation with author Lydia R. Hamessley about her book Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton. Dolly Parton’s success as a performer and pop culture phenomenon has overshadowed her achievements as a songwriter. But she sees herself as a songwriter first, and with good reason. Parton’s compositions like “I Will Always Love You” and “Jolene” have become American standards with an impact far beyond country music.…

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