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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion to Announce 2014 Line-Up & Poster from Birthplace of Country Music Museum

April 14, 2014

It’s time. Time for Birthplace of Country Music to announce the line-up for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014! The highly anticipated event takes place during a press conference, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., in the atrium of Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion will count down to the announcement on Facebook, with daily artist reveals beginning Thursday, April 17, leading up to the big day. Visit www.facebook.com/bristolrhythm for a glimpse of the festival line-up prior to the press conference. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion celebrates its 14th year on September 19-21 in Historic Downtown with more than 100 artists on more than 20 stages.

The festival’s annual poster artwork, designed by Drew Findley of Subject Matter Studio, will also be unveiled at the press conference. Subject Matter is a full service graphic design studio, based out of Asheville, North Carolina, sought after by artists such as Adele, Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, The Avett Brothers, and Langhorne Slim for their individually, hand pressed concert posters with an avant garde aesthetic.

“This is perhaps the most exciting announcement we’ve ever had because we will share the news from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum,” said BCM Executive Director, Leah Ross. “The museum opens August 1st and will be an attraction for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Visitors to the festival will learn more about why we exist and how important the Bristol Sessions is in the fabric of recorded music history.”

The museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to telling the story of the Bristol Sessions through permanent exhibits, a special exhibits gallery, educational programs, multiple film experiences, and a theater dedicated to year-round music performances, workshops, and films. In addition, the museum will feature interactive music mixing and listening stations and technology-infused media.

"The museum will feature exhibits that explore the Bristol Sessions and their role in early commercial country music recordings, and the region’s influence on this music," says Dr. Jessica Turner, the museum's director and lead curator. "We also have the opportunity to educate audiences about the early recording industry, of which Bristol was just one site of many, and how these musics are connected historically."