Some the the first performers begin to attract crowds as the 15th yearly Rhythm and also Roots festival starts Friday night.

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60,000 people will crowd the roadways of downtown Bristol this weekend because that the 15th annual Rhythm and Roots Reunion festival.


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The annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion festival recently released this year live music lineup – which functions several famous artists playing at or close to the same time on opening night. 

This year’s festival, set because that Sept. 20-22, will showcase an extensive lineup on nearly 20 indoor and outdoor stages throughout downtown Bristol. 

Friday highlights encompass Acoustic Syndicate, which are opening the festival in ~ 5:30 p.m. ~ above State Street. Scythian closes the night in ~ 11:30 p.m. At machiavelli’s outdoor stage. The Gibson Brothers will be closing out the mural phase sets at 9 p.m.

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Grammy Award-winning and Americana Music Awards Lifetime success artist Sam bush will close the State Street phase at 9:30 p.m. On Friday. Marty Stuart, an additional Grammy Award-winning and also Lifetime achievement artist, will certainly take the Piedmont phase at 10 p.m. St. Paul and the broken Bones room also collection to play in ~ the Cumberland phase at 10 p.m. 


Live music continues on most downtown step at noon Saturday. This year headliner is Wynonna and the large Noise, that will play at the Piedmont phase at 9:30 p.m. Top top Saturday. Acoustic Syndicate and also Scythian both play again top top Saturday at 11 p.m. At 6th and 7th Street. 

Scythian will carry out yet again on Sunday at 1 p.m. Top top State Street before Jim Lauderdale at 3 and then people Soul renewal at 5. Sunday’s Piedmont closer will certainly be ray Wylie Hubbard, who takes the stage at 4 p.m. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme take the mural phase at 5:15 p.m. The black color Lillies will certainly then close the festival top top Sunday in ~ 6 p.m. In ~ Cumberland. 

Local favorites favor Amythyst Kiah, Annabelle’s Curse, Ed Snodderly and much more will be contained within this year’s live music lineup. 

For much more information top top this year live music lineup, visit www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/festival.