Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Fest Announces 2017 Lineup

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Dwight Yoakam will headline the 17th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival presented by the Birthplace of Country Music. Famous for straddling the two state lines of Tennessee and Virginia, and being the location where Ralph Peer’s Bristol Sessions gave birth to the recorded legacy of country and roots music, Bristol hosts an estimated 40,000 attendees annually to take in performances on 20 outdoor stages and indoor venues with more than 120 acts of live music over the course of the 3-day weekend.

“Dwight Yoakam is an artist we have wanted to bring to Bristol Rhythm for years,” says Leah Ross, Executive Director of the Birthplace of Country Music. “This is the year we were able to make that happen. Dwight has an amazing body of work as a musician and songwriter. His music has built bridges across a variety of genres, and that’s what Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is all about.”

2017’s Bristol Rhythm & Roots will take place September 15th-17th, and commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the the Bristol Sessions, which Johnny Cash once called “the single most important event in the history of country music.”

Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Radio Bristol are not-for-profit entities that bring an estimated $16 million impact to the Bristol region through the festival. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased now.

2017 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Lineup

• Dwight Yoakam • Judah & The Lion • Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester • Son Volt • Rodney Crowell • Deer Tick The Infamous Stringdusters • Mark O’Connor ft. the O’Connor Band • The SteelDrivers • Langhorne Slim • Mandolin Orange • Dead Man Winter • Hiss Golden Messenger • The Black Lillies

bristol-rhythm-and-roots-poster-2017• Amanda Shires • Southern Culture on the Skids • Will Hoge • The Whiskey Gentry • Zach Deputy • The Dustbowl Revival • Chris Knight • American Aquarium • Billy Strings • The Cactus Blossoms • Jesse McReynolds • The Deslondes • Ron Gallo • Front Country • Love Canon • The Way Down Wanderers • Mile Twelve • Elliot Root • SUSTO • Becky Buller Band • Folk Soul Revival • Annabelle’s Curse • Lillie Mae • Lonesome River Band • David Peterson & 1946 • Amythyst Kiah • Petunia & The Vipers • Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show • Paul Cauthen • Lilly Winwood • Hoots & Hellmouth • Tim Easton • Colter Wall • Devon Gilfillian • Bill & The Belles

• 10 String Symphony • Adam Graybeal’s Hillbilly Soul • Annie Robinette • Beth Snapp • The Bones of J.R. Jones • The Broadcast • C2 and the Brothers Reed • Carson Peters & Iron Mountain • Charlie Parr • Charm City Junction • Chrome Pony “• Hello Stranger” ft. Dale Jett • David Gans • Demon Waffle • Ed Snodderly • Jason “Hoss” Hicks & His Southsiders • The Lawsuits • Po’ Ramblin’ Boys • Sally & George • • Tellico • Tyler Childers • Vandoliers • Virginia Ground • Whiskey Shivers

• 49 Winchester • Ali Epperson • Billy Crawford Band • Boots on the Ground Bluegrass Band • Breaking Tradition • Briana Atwell • Chris Jamison • Circus No. 9 • Cookin’ With Grass • Cotton Hill • The Corklickers • Corrina Rose • Logston & Jeremy Stephens • The U.S. Navy Band • Country Current • Dan Deel • The Dead Tongues • The Dread Scots • Farmer Jason • Farmhouse Ghost • Folk Alt. • Fritz & Co. The Green Fingers • Harper and the Bears • Hello October • The Honey Badgers • Indighost • Jake Quillin Band • James Meadows • Jonathan Vassar & The Badlands • J.P. Parsons & The American Bandwagon JV Squad • Kacey Buchanan • The Kindest People • Marshall Ballew • Minute After Midnight • My New Favorites • Old Heavy Hands • Pierceton Hobbs • Possum Creek Playboys • Reagan Boggs • Rhythm & The Roosevelts • Ron Short & The Possum Playboys • Scotty Melton • The Sheets Family Band • These Are The Angles • Tiny Mountains • Wise Old River