What is your bag policy?
We strongly encourage, but do not require, clear bags. Something that is compact and easy to carry all day is recommended.
Can I bring a chair?
Yes! Compact, foldable chairs are allowed. Reclining chairs are prohibited!
Can I bring a cooler?
Sorry, no coolers allowed, but we recommend bringing a portable water bottle to refill as needed.
Can I bring my pet?
The festival is not a safe space for your family pet. It’s loud and the weather is unpredictable, also there’s little green space. We understand that Downtown residents must take their pets outside for potty breaks, we just ask that you please pick up after your pet.
Service animals are welcome at the festival.
When do festival gates open and close?
Friday, September 8 – 3:00pm-1:00am
Saturday, September 9 – 9:00am-1:00am
Sunday, September 10 – 9:00am-8:00pm
Where do shuttles pick up?
Shuttles stop at a number of area hotels and parking locations, and drop off at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and at the Downtown Center right behind the Country Music Mural Stage all weekend long.
For the 2023 festival, shuttles will pick up and drop off individuals every 30 minutes at the following locations:
Courtyard by Marriott (3169 Linden Dr., Bristol, VA)
Delta by Marriott (3135 Linden Dr., Bristol, VA)
Econo Lodge (912 Commonwealth Ave., Bristol, VA)
Red Roof Inn (2741 Lee Hwy., Bristol, VA)
Days Inn (134 Salem Rd., Bristol, VA)
Hilton Garden Inn (325 Village Cir., Bristol, VA)
Quality Inn (260 Bristol East Rd., Bristol, VA)
Do kids get in free?
Children 12 and under are welcome at no cost.
I purchased print at home/electronic tickets. How do I get my wristband.
Bring your receipt/confirmation email to a festival TICKET BOOTH. You cannot redeem wristbands at a reentry/exit point. You must visit a designated ticket booth.
I purchased a ticket through the website. What are my options?
You should have received an email from Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion to the email address used when purchasing your tickets. If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder.
I bought my ticket through a payment plan. What are my options?
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion does provide payment plans for tickets earlier in the year in order to spread out your payment over time.
I ordered my wristbands after December 12, 2022. When will they be delivered?
Wristbands are generally delivered 30 days prior to the festival.
Some guy offered to sell me his wristbands for more than the asking price. Should I buy them?
Heck NO! Don’t get scammed. Only purchase passes from us or a trusted friend.
When will tickets for 2024 go on sale?
Early bird tickets for Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2024 are on sale Friday, September 8! Head to BristolRhythm.com between Sept. 8-10 to purchase weekends passes at a discounted rate. Tickets will not go on sale again until Black Friday.
Can I upgrade my tickets to VIP?
Yes, but Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2023 VIP packages are SOLD OUT and we cannot upgrade any more tickets for this year!
BAND / BOOKING
How can my band get booked for the festival?
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion no longer accepts unsolicited artist submissions. We appreciate your interest in wanting to participate in our festival, but due to the sheer volume of submissions we receive, we do not have the resources to give each submission its due diligence. We have an active Music Committee that is always exploring and researching. If they are interested in discussing an offer with you or your band, they will reach out to you. Thank you for your understanding.
I am an artist scheduled to play Bristol Rhythm. What should I do if I have questions?
Please have your booking agent or band representative email Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion’s talent buyer, Micah Davidson email@example.com.
I was selected to be a vendor at the Festival, what should I do?
If you were selected to be a vendor at Bristol Rhythm 2023, you will receive an email from vendor coordinator Tracey Childress with further information. If you have not received this email, check your spam filter or email Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “2023 Confirmed Vendor Needs Assist.”
Where is will call?
Will call is located inside the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
How can I help support the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the Birthplace of Country Music.
There are several ways you can continue to support Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion:
- Donate your ticket back to BCM (read details above). It’s tax-deductible!
- Visit SupportBCM.org to make a tax-deductible donation to BCM.
- Shop Festival merch online at Shop.BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.org
- Sponsor Bristol Rhythm 2023 by contacting us at email@example.com.
- Buy Raffle Tickets at BristolSessionsSuperRaffle.org.
Is there a fee for using my credit card at the festival?
There will be a 5% credit card service fee for purchases made at the festival beverage gardens and merchandise locations. (This does not include ticket booths and vendors)