FESTIVAL: Bristol’s Rhythm and Roots Will Rock You

By D. Lanier Shook                    September 13, 2013

Bristol, Tennessee is the home of Country Music (Seriously, they are. Click here for the proof.) At an hour and a half away from Western North Carolina its a great place to away to. This month that’s more true than ever.

From September 20 – 22 the Rhythm and Roots Festival comes to Bristol, bringing some of the best music anywhere. For three days Bristol will rock and rhyme to an amazing variety of sounds. The lineup is impressive. Here are a few of the nearly fifty groups that will be there.

  • Balsam Range
  • Lucinda WIlliams
  • Elephant Revival
  • Bronze Radio Return
  • Bawn In The Mash
  • Caitlin Rose
  • James Justin & Company
  • Cumberland Gap Connection
  • Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
  • A Great Disaster
  • Wise Old River
  • ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band
  • Honey Badgers, The
  • Earth by Train
  • Stillhouse
  • Nikki Talley
  • Dave Haney & Lisa Baldwin
  • Amazed by Grace
  • Honaker FFA Bluegrass Band
  • Virginia Whirlwind
  • Steve Gryb: The Pied Piper of Percussion

Those are only a few of the groups that will be playing. They’ll also have a 5K, a chili cookoff, a day just for kids, workshops, and so much more. You need to click here to visit their website and get all the details.

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