Bristol Rhythm and Roots 2013

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THE BASICS

WHERE:Bristol, TN/VA
WHEN:September 20-22, 2013
TICKETS: $70 3-Day Pass
CAMPING: No
WEBSITE: Official Website

THE SCENE

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. Every third weekend in September, State Street in historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA is amped to the beat of Appalachia’s past, present, and future. It digs down deep into the roots of traditional Appalachian sound and lifts its branches to new heights–and it all happens in the heart of The Birthplace of Country Music. It is, and isn’t, your Daddy’s country music. It’s hardly strictly bluegrass. It’s not a rock show, but it totally does. And if you’ve never been, you’ll never know how much.

2013 LINEUP

  • A Great Disaster
  • Al Scorch
  • Alli Epperson
  • Amazed by Grace
  • Amber Rubarth
  • American Aquarium
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • Annabelle’s Curse
  • Annie Robinette
  • Apache Relay
  • Artist Name (spelled the same way it is on the lineup)
  • Balsam Range
  • Barlow Gin & The Hatchetmen
  • Bawn In The Mash
  • Beth Snapp
  • Black Iron Gathering, The
  • Black Lillies, The
  • Black Twig Pickers, The
  • Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
  • Blitzen Trapper
  • Breaking Grass
  • Breaking Tradition
  • Bronze Radio Return
  • Brothers Comatose, The
  • Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts
  • Burning Bridget Cleary
  • Bus Driver Tour, The
  • Cactus Blossoms, The
  • Caitlin Rose
  • Carolina Road
  • Chatham County Line
  • Chicago Farmer
  • Chris Smither
  • Claire Lynch Band
  • Colin Hay
  • Corklickers, The
  • Craig Street Ramblers
  • Cumberland Gap Connection
  • Cumberland River
  • Cutthroat Shamrock
  • Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley
  • Dale Jett
  • DATE
  • Dave Eggar & Deoro with Hammerstep
  • Dave Haney & Lisa Baldwin
  • David Mayfield Parade, The
  • Deer Tick
  • Defibulators, The
  • Della Mae
  • Delta Reign
  • Detour
  • Dirty Bourbon River Show
  • Donna Ulisse
  • Dori Freeman
  • Duty Free
  • Earth by Train
  • Ed Snodderly
  • Elephant Revival
  • Empty Bottle String Band
  • Enter the Haggis
  • Erick Baker
  • ETSU Bluegrass Band
  • ETSU Old Time Pride Band
  • Field Report
  • Folk Soul Revival
  • Frank Fairfield
  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
  • Harlow Experience, The
  • Hayes Carll
  • Hermit Kings, The
  • Hey Rosetta!
  • Honaker FFA Bluegrass Band
  • Honey Badgers, The
  • Hurray For The Riff Raff
  • If Birds Could Fly
  • Indian Run Stringband
  • Iris Dement
  • J.D. McPherson
  • Jack and the Bear
  • James Justin & Company
  • James McMurtry
  • Jess Nunley
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Jon Stickley Trio
  • JP Parsons
  • Keller Williams
  • Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
  • Kenny & Amanda Smith
  • Kim Lyons
  • L Shape Lot
  • Leah Gardner
  • Levon Helm Tribute Show
  • Lizzy Ross Band
  • Lore
  • Lucinda Williams
  • M.S.G. The Acoustic Blues Trio
  • Marty Raybon
  • Masters of Bluegrass, The
  • Mis’ry Creek
  • Mischief in the Meadow
  • Miss Tess & the Talkbacks
  • Mountain Park Old Time Band
  • New Familiars, The
  • Nightflyer
  • Nikki Talley
  • Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
  • Old Line Skiffle Combo
  • Old Man Luedecke
  • Paul Burch
  • Paul Thorn
  • Pokey LaFarge
  • Quebe Sisters, The
  • Rayland Baxter
  • Red Molly
  • Republik Steel
  • Revelers, The
  • Rex Montgomery
  • Rickshaw Roadshow
  • River Whyless
  • Roger Rasnake
  • Ron Short & the Possum Playboys
  • Rose Sisters, The
  • Russell Moore & Illrd Tyme out
  • Sam Doores + Riley Downing & The Tumbleweeds
  • Scotty Melton
  • Scratch River Telegraph Company
  • Scythian
  • Sheets Family Band
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Sol Driven Train
  • Spirit Family Reunion
  • St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  • Still House
  • Successful Failures, The
  • These Undowners
  • This Mountain
  • Tillers, The
  • Travelin’ McCourys, The
  • Two Man Gentlemen Band, The
  • Uncle Lucius
  • Virginia Luthiers, The
  • Wayne Graham
  • Whiskey Gentry, The
  • Whiskey Incident, The
  • Whitey Morgan & the 78’s
  • Willie Watson
  • Wise Old River
  • Woody Pines

5 Comments

  • January 26, 2013

    Pat Snelling

    When will tkts be available as we wish to come over from the UK to attend this in 2013.

    • January 28, 2013

      Wendy

      You can get tickets now actually. The sooner you get them the better, as they are cheaper. I have been to R&R for several years now as I live close and it is always a good time.

  • March 30, 2013

    Bob

    I heard through the grape vine that Jimmy Vaughn will play there.

  • July 13, 2013

    PW Howard

    Where’s the nearest airport? We want to fly to the festival from San Francisco … Advice/tips welcome.

    • August 6, 2013

      Tabitha R

      The nearest airport is tri cities regional airport. Three letter code is TRI. That will put you about 15 minutes away.

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