Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2013 Passes Now On Sale

Image634903880758169704Bristol Rhythm and Roots’ Advice: “Give the gift of music this holiday season!”

Discount Weekend and Single Day Passes to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2013, to be held September 20-22, are on sale beginning today at BristolRhythm.com

Fans of the festival are urged to take advantage of the early-bird Weekend Pass, just $40 through December 31st.  Single Day Passes are also available at a discount, $5 off if purchased before September 1st.  

Online purchases are print-at-home, and buyers can choose the option of gifting passes for their friends by inputting their giftee's email address.  Gift recipients will be sent an e-mail that will direct them to a link so they can print their Passes on their computers from anywhere in the world! 

A limited number of printed tickets will available Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Birthplace of Country Music/Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion office location at 416 State Street, Suite A, Bristol, TN, the Bristol Chamber of Commerce at 20 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN, and Bristol Mall Customer Service Desk on the upper level, 500 Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA, just off I-81, Exit 1.  


Image634903882668758984Bela Fleck Benefit for BCM Museum

Saturday, April 6th Blue Stocking Club of Bristol will host a fundraiser for Birthplace of Country Music Museum music programming.  The event will take place at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.  Virtuosic banjoist Bela Fleck is joined in matrimony and music by clawhammer chaunteuse Abigail Washburn, both will headline the momentous concert. Mountain Stage New Song Contest winner and singer/songwriter/film composer Amber Rubarth will also perform.

Blue Stocking Club is asking generous community supporters to become "Honky Tonk Heroes" by giving $1,000 for the cause, earning them Producer status with program recognition, four tickets to the concert with preferred seating, and an invitation to a pre-concert gala to be held at the Bristol Train Station.  Donations should be made online at www.bluestockingclub.org, checks can be mailed to Blue Stocking Club, P.O. Box 1022, Bristol, TN  37621.  

Tickets to the concert have yet to go on sale, more details will be released as they become available.

About the Artists...

With more than a dozen Grammy Awards under his belt-and more nominations in more categories than any other musician-Bela Fleck is without question the most celebrated and technically proficient banjo player in the world.  Fleck's groundbreaking, experimental techniques and diverse collaborations with other artists have earned him legendary status.

Declared  "a modern classic" by the Boston Globe and a "daring, definite talent" by The Wall Street Journal, Abigail Washburn is a respected solo talent known also for her work with the all female roots band Uncle Earl.  It was her interest in Chinese culture that helped inspire Sparrow Quartet, her side project with husband Bela Fleck, renowned violinist Casey Driessen and innovative cellist Ben Sollee.

Produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Kings of Leon), Amber Rubarth's fifth album, A Common Case of Disappearing, debuted at number 13 on iTunes' songwriter chart and features duets with Jason Reeves and Jason Mraz.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine raves, "She has developed a unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era."

About the Organizations...

The Blue Stocking Club of Bristol, founded in 1920, is the region's oldest women's community service organization benefiting approximately 35 agencies annually.  100% of fundraising profit is given back to the community.  Birthplace of County Music Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, will use proceeds from the fundraiser to implement music programs for children and visitors of all ages.  Now under construction, Birthplace of Country Music Museum is slated to open August 2014. 

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