Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2017 - 5
Rich Musical HERITAGE
HO LIDAY W EE KEN D GE TA W AY I N BR I STO L :
The Birthplace of Country Music
1. Through artifacts, multiple theater
experiences, and interactive displays,
the Museum shares the story of the 1927
Bristol Sessions recordings.
2. Explore how this rich musical heritage
lives on in today's music and see how
this exciting story of these recording
sessions comes alive.
As music destinations go, Bristol, VirginiaTennessee is perhaps America's best-kept
secret. Located at the crossroads of The
Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail,
Bristol is recognized by U.S. Congress as the
official birthplace of country music-and it's an
essential stop for lovers of authentic live music
and music history.
The holidays are the perfect time to explore
the destination that sparked the "big bang"
of country music, and find out why the twin
city that's split down the middle by two states
is considered by many as a must-see for
music travelers. A weekend getaway during
the holidays is the perfect time to check out
the world-class Birthplace of Country Music
Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian
Institution, and shop unique, music-themed gifts
at The Museum Store.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum tells
the story of how the 1927 Bristol Sessions
shaped the country music industry we know
today and how it continues to influence the
soundtrack of our lives. It's an unexpected walk
through time where you'll see amazing films,
interactive exhibits, artifacts, and displays, and
so much more.
Located in Bristol's Historic Downtown, there
is a plethora of unique, locally owned boutiques,
shops, eateries, and breweries to discover. Take
selfies by the famous Bristol Sign as you stand in
two states at once along State Street. Time your
visit to attend an intimate Radio Bristol's Farm
and Fun Time live radio show at the museum for
an evening of music you'll never forget!
For more information on the Birthplace of
Country Music Museum, Radio Bristol, and more
events, visit BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org.