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Bristol Rhythm IBMA Nomination

August 29, 2012

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is proud to announce that the annual music festival has been nominated for Best Bluegrass Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. This is the first time The Reunion has been nomiated for such an honor.

"It's among the most prestigious honors we as a music festival could ever receive," says Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Executive Director Leah Ross. "Not only were we nomiated, but a number of artists who are playing our festival this year — and have played in the past — have also been nominated. It's a huge compliment for our Music Committee, who work sho hard booking these phenomenal acts."

Fellow artist nominees who will be playing Bristol Rhythm 2012 include Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Sam Bush Band, Dale Ann Bradley, Sierra Hull, The Gibson Brothers, The Boxcars, and Della Mae.

This year Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion achieved two Pinnacle Awards in Special Events & Advertising from the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, bringing them up to 11 Pinnacles since 2004. They were also listed in the top three Best Large Music Venues by Virginia Living Magazine. In 2010 the festival was given the Shining Example Award for Festival of the Year by Southeast Tourism Society. In 2009 Bristol brought home the Virgo Award for Best Destination Event of the Year from the Virginia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus.

Visit IBMA.org for a complete list of 2012 International Bluegrass Music Award Nominees.