Rhythm and Roots

Bristol is heralded as the birthplace of country music, home to the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings. Read more


The decision to adjust scheduling for the festival follows the announcement that Bristol Motor Speedway's popular August night race will move to September 19, 2020, as part of NASCAR's playoffs. Read more


Bristol sings a new tune

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Bristol is complex and effervescent, from the roar of NASCAR at Bristol Motor Speedway—the world’s eighth largest sports venue—to vivacious State Street, the downtown boulevard that anchors a resurgent arts and entertainment community. Read more