Yola, Blackberry Smoke Added To Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival

Blackberry Smoke, Yola and Dr. Dog are among the performers who have been added to the upcoming Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival, slated for Sept. 11-13 in downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia.

The full lineup for the festival was announced Friday (Feb. 14), and will feature 121 bands on 16 stages over the three-day weekend. Among those on the newly-released full lineup are The SteelDrivers, Kelsey Waldon, The Steel Woods, Jim Lauderdale, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, and more. The festival previously released the names of 30 performers on the lineup, including Jason Isbell, Tanya Tucker, Moon Taxi, and Rhonda Vincent.

“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we marvel at how Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion has affected so much positive change in our region,” said Leah Ross, BCM Executive Director. BCM is the parent nonprofit organization of the festival, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and WBCM Radio Bristol. “Our downtown has gone from shuttered buildings to thriving businesses. New boutique hotel projects, craft breweries and restaurants – and a festival that draws over 40,000 music lovers each year. Yet with all that growth, we’ve managed to remain authentic as a music festival and as a community. People come here to pay homage to our great music heritage because they know how important Bristol is to music history.”

For more information, visit birthplaceofcountrymusic.org.


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