Bristol Rhythm & Roots Fest Announces Initial 2024 Lineup

If you want to see some of the best damn artists and bands in all of country and roots music, but you don’t want to deal with the hassles of the emerging megafestivals or to fork your money over to the cretins at LiveNation, the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN/VA might be right for you. Brought to you by the Birthplace of Country Music Museum that’s an affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, attending Bristol Rhythm and Roots is a way to support a good cause.

But forget all the goody two-shoes reasons for a second. If you go to Bristol Rhythm and Roots in 2024, you’ll get your face rocked off by 49 Winchester, The Red Clay Strays, Silverada, and Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway—all of which are considered some of the best live bands in the business.

Add to that some of the most true honky tonkers around like Dale Watson and Jesse Daniel, bluegrass superpickers like AJ Lee & Blue Summit and Sam Bush, and excellent songwriters like Drayton Farley and Tommy Prine, Bristol Rhythm and Roots has it all. Along with the big headliners like Ashley McBryde, the festival offers a great opportunity at discovery. After all, the explosion of interest in 49 Winchester pretty much grew out of the festival.

Ever since The Bristol Sessions happened there in 1927, the town has been a cultural epicenter, and downtown turns into a full fledged performance space for three days, this year transpiring between September 13th and 15th.

This is just the initial lineup, with a bunch of other acts to be added in the coming months. But if you already excited enough to go ahead and pull the trigger, you can purchase tickets at

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