Dwight Yoakam, Judah And The Lion To Headline Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, slated for September 15—17, 2017 in Bristol, will host headliner performances by Dwight Yoakam and Judah & The Lion.
  Current three day festival passes are $100 with single day tickets starting at $45.
 
"Dwight Yoakam is an artist we have wanted to bring to Bristol Rhythm for years," said Leah Ross, executive director of the Birthplace of Country Music. "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."
 
Yoakam, the multi-Grammy Award-winning honky tonk hero, actor, and entrepreneur, stands at the head of the class for 2017’s festival, while Nashville's Judah & The Lion, a band that has charted across folk, bluegrass, and pop charts, veeps the Bristol Rhythm roster of talent. The well-dressed master musicianship of Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester brings the bluegrass, and Son Volt's thundering alt-country wears shades of grunge.
 
Several returning bands to Bristol Rhythm will please fans, including Deer Tick, the Rhode Island based alt-rock group with solid songwriting skills and folk-country tendencies, The Infamous Stringdusters whose name really speaks for itself, and other crowd-pleasing acts such as The SteelDrivers, Langhorne Slim, Mandolin Orange, and The Black Lillies.      
 
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion will also commemorate the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions in a tribute on Sunday, which celebrates its 90th anniversary. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is heralded for its assembly of great headliners, established touring acts, up-and-coming artists, and some of the Appalachian region's finest across a wide variety of genres. It is also noted for its unique downtown setting along State Street, where Virginia and Tennessee meet to form the twin cities of Bristol.
 
Organized by BCM, also the parent nonprofit of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Radio Bristol, the festival hosts an estimated 40,000 attendees across 20 outdoor stages and indoor venues with more than 120 acts of live music over the course of the 3-day weekend. 
 
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion has also achieved a multitude of awards over the years including the most recent Bronze Grand Pinnacle from the International Festivals & Events Association. The festival also earned Top 20 Event/Best Festival from the Southeast Tourism Society and the Pinnacle for Special Events from the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association for its economic impact; the festival brings a return of $16 million to the region.
 
To view the entire 2017 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion artist lineup or to purchase weekend wristbands visit BristolRhythm.com.


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