Bristol TN / VA
Believe in Bristol/Historic Downtown BristolP.O. Box 1931, Bristol, TN 37621 Phone: (423) 573-2200
Historic Downtown Bristol - a Nationally Certified Main Street Program, offers unique dining, shopping, art and nightly entertainment. In Bristol you can enjoy the best of two states! Divided by the Tennessee and Virginia state line, it is in fact two cities in one. In addition, downtown Bristol is noted for its rich musical heritage, the 100 year old Bristol Slogan sign and much, much more. Downtown is the perfect place to live, work, shop and play. Support local! Come see why everyone feels at home in Historic Downtown Bristol TN/VA. Visit www.believeinbristol.org for information and current calendar of events. Downtown is located 3 miles from I-81.
Birthplace of Country Music416 State Street, Suite A, Bristol, TN 37620Phone: (423) 573-1927
Coming August 2014: Birthplace of Country Music Museum to be located at Moore & Cumberland Streets in historic Dowtown Bristol, VA. It was on State Street in 927 where the first country music recordings were made with The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Stoneman, and others. Those important ‘Bristol Sessions’ are recognized internationally as the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will be an ever-changing facility housing a performance space, interactive and educational exhibits, and offer a number of educational programming year-round.
Bristol Caverns1157 Bristol Caverns Highway, Bristol, TN 37620 Phone: (423) 878-2011
Located 8 miles from I-81. A journey through the caverns will take you through millions of years of timeless beauty. Largest and most beautiful in the Smoky Mountain Region. Guided tours about every 20 minutes. A year-round attraction. Open Mar. 15 - Oct. 31, Mon. - Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 12:30p.m.-5p.m.; Nov. 1- Mar. 14, Mon. - Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m.; Sun. 12:30p.m.- 4p.m. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau20 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620 Phone: (423) 989-4850
Bristol TN/VA offers the best of both states. Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway, the world’s fastest half-mile and a race fan favorite, host events year around including NASCAR Cup Series, National Drags and Speedway In Lights. In 1998 Bristol was designated by the U.S. Congress as the true Birthplace of Country Music. You can relax and listen to live music most nights in Bristol. Historic Downtown offers a variety of unique shops, restaurants, galleries and entertainment. Third weekend in September is the award-winning music festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. For more information visit us at www.mybristolvisit.com or call 423-989-4850.
Bristol Rhythm & Roots ReunionState Street, Bristol, TN. 37620Phone: (423) 573-4898
Every third weekend in September, State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol is amped to the beat of Appalachia’s past, present and future. Celebrating Bristol’s history as the Birthplace of Country Music, the award-winning event is hardly, strictly bluegrass. It is, and isn’t your Daddy’s country music. It’s not necessarily a rock show, but it totally does. And if you’ve never been, you’ll never know how much! With more than 20 stages of live music indoors and out, it’s also the most affordable music event of its kind in the country. Check out their website for pricing on Weekend Passes as discounts vary throughout the year.