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2017 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Lineup Announced

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunin 2016Bristol, VA/TN -- The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) has released the initial lineup for it’s 17th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, to be held September 15-17, 2017. This year, the festival gets even better than previous years. Headlining the Reunion will be Dwight Yoakam. Other hot acts will include Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, Rodney Crowell, The Infamous Stringdusters, The SteelDrivers, Mark O'Connor and the O'Connor Band, Judah & The Lion and a host of other fine artists covering many styles. Buy your tickets here.

Once again, the festival has their website up where you can tailor your own schedule to maximize your Rhythm & Roots experience. Fans can create the lineup they wish to attend among the many stages and acts. Visitors can create their own lineup through the festival’s website or through the festival’s mobile app, coming soon. This year the website and the mobile app will sync up so any changes made to your custom schedule will appear on both the website and the app. Single-day passes to the festival are available on the website.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is held on and around State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee and offers 20 stages of live music and more than 130 acts. Nearly 50,000 people attended the event last year. While it is impossible to attend all the events due to the number of artists and stages, this is the place where we can go pretty out of the trench to find new music to experience. With so much regional talent in once place, that isn't difficult to do. It's everywhere! From bluegrass to blues and string bands to traditional country its a smorgasboard of acoustic tastes to please almost any pallet. It is also a great event to explore new talent to sample.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn't like any other music event I have ever attended. 20 stages with performances covering three days with a very diverse group of artists representing roots music from the region and the county results in something for everybody. It is fun to visit the stages and the smaller acts in between the main shows.

The lineup for this year's 17th annual event includes (alphabetically)

  • "Hello Stranger" featuring Dale Jett
  • 10 String Symphony
  • 49 Winchester
  • Adam Graybeal's Hillbilly Soul
  • Ali Epperson
  • Amanda Shires
  • American Aquarium
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • Annabelle's Curse
  • Annie Robinette
  • Becky Buller Band
  • Beth Snapp
  • Bill & The Belles
  • Billy Crawford Band
  • Billy Strings
  • Boots on the Ground Bluegrass Band
  • Breaking Tradition
  • Briana Atwell
  • C2 and the Brothers Reed
  • Carson Peters & Iron Mountain
  • Charlie Parr
  • Charm City Junction
  • Chris Jamison
  • Chris Knight
  • Chrome Pony
  • Circus No. 9
  • Colter Wall
  • Cookin' With Grass
  • Corrina Rose Logston & Jeremy Stephens
  • Cotton Hill
  • Dan Deel
  • David Gans
  • David Peterson & 1946
  • Dead Man Winter
  • Deer Tick
  • Demon Waffle
  • Devon Gilfillian
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Ed Snodderly
  • Elliot Root
  • Farmer Jason
  • Farmhouse Ghost
  • Folk Alt.
  • Folk Soul Revival
  • Fritz & Co.
  • Front Country
  • Harper and the Bears
  • Hello October
  • Hiss Golden Messenger
  • Hoots & Hellmouth
  • Indighost
  • J.P. Parsons & The American Bandwagon
  • Jake Quillin Band
  • James Meadows
  • Jason "Hoss" Hicks & His Southsiders
  • Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester
  • Jesse McReynolds
  • Jonathan Vassar & The Badlands
  • Judah & The Lion
  • JV Squad
  • Kacey Buchanan
  • Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
  • Langhorne Slim
  • Lillie Mae
  • Lilly Winwood
  • Lonesome River Band
  • Love Canon
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Mark O'Connor featuring the O'Connor Band
  • Marshall Ballew
  • Mile Twelve
  • Minute After Midnight
  • My New Favorites
  • Old Heavy Hands
  • Paul Cauthen
  • Petunia & The Vipers
  • Pierceton Hobbs
  • Po' Ramblin' Boys
  • Possum Creek Playboys
  • Reagan Boggs
  • Rhythm & The Roosevelts
  • Rodney Crowell
  • Ron Gallo
  • Ron Short & The Possum Playboys
  • Sally & George
  • Scotty Melton
  • Son Volt
  • Southern Culture on the Skids
  • SUSTO
  • Tellico
  • The Black Lillies
  • The Bones of J.R. Jones
  • The Broadcast
  • The Cactus Blossoms
  • The Corklickers
  • The Dead Tongues
  • The Deslondes
  • The Dread Scots
  • The Dustbowl Revival
  • The Green Fingers
  • The Honey Badgers
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • The Kindest People
  • The Lawsuits
  • The Sheets Family Band
  • The SteelDrivers
  • The U.S. Navy Band Country Current
  • The Way Down Wanderers
  • The Whiskey Gentry
  • These Are The Angles
  • Tim Easton
  • Tiny Mountains
  • Tyler Childers
  • Vandoliers
  • Virginia Ground
  • Whiskey Shivers
  • Will Hoge
  • Wise Old River
  • Zach Deputy

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