Bristol Rhythm and Roots festival line-up. Courtesy of the festival.

The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival has announced the final round of aritsts who will be performing this year. They include The War & Treaty, Sierra Ferrell and Junior Brown, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Dustbowl Revival, and Jim Lauderdale.

The festival will be Sept. 9-11.

JJ Grey & Mofro, Tanya Tucker, Rosanne Cash, Del McCoury Band, The Wood Brothers, Asleep at the Wheel, Jerry Douglas Band and Fantastic Negrito are among the acts previously announced.

More than 120 acts are scheduled to perform on 16 stages over the course of the three-day event where Tennessee and Virginia meet along several blocks of State Street.

Here’s the full list of acts announced today:

  • The War & Treaty
  • Sierra Ferrell
  • Junior Brown
  • Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
  • Dustbowl Revival
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Cruz Contreras
  • Joslyn & the Sweet Compression
  • Fireside Collective 
  • M.S.G. – Acoustic Blues Trio
  • Margo Cilker
  • Tall Tall Trees
  • Miss Tess
  • Carly Booher Edwards & the Barbirds
  • The Sweet Lillies
  • Jive Mother Mary
  • Ed Snodderly
  • Daniel Davis
  • The Corklickers
  • Wayne Graham
  • Natalie Price
  • Breaking Tradition 
  • Cedar Valley
  • U.S. Navy Band Country Current
  • Virginia Ground
  • Fritz & Co.
  • Side Hustle
  • Hustle Souls
  • Vaden Landers
  • Jett Holden
  • Abby Hollliday
  • Thrift Store Cowboys
  • Maya De Vitry
  • The Honey Badgers
  • The Successful Failures
  • Adam Bolt
  • Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen
  • Jesse Daniel Edwards
  • Possum Creek Playboys
  • Green Grass Cloggers
  • Keller & the Kinfolk
  • Bailey George & Jukebox Jess
  • JP Parsons
  • Sam Collie & The Roustabouts
  • Zach McNabb
  • Taylor Winchester
  • Teni Rane

The festival also announced today a festival kick-off show on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Lumac Rooftop Bar above The Bristol Hotel; the return of Bristol Rhythm’s free Children’s Day activities for families on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Anderson Park; and a volunteer recruitment expo in coming weeks with more details to be announced. To stay up-to-date on upcoming announcements, the public is encouraged to sign up for the Birthplace of Country Music newsletter through their website at

Weekend passes to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion are on sale now for $100, that pricing will now extend through June 1. Single-day passes to the festival will go on sale when the artist schedule is released, coming soon. To check out the lineup in its entirety, purchase weekend passes and festival merchandise, and for more information, visit

This year marks the 95th anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions, the event in history musicologists refer to as the “big bang of country music.” The 1927 Bristol Sessions included the first recordings of the Carter Family, the “First Family of Country Music” and Jimmie Rodgers, the “Father of Country Music.” Bristol is designated by U.S. Congress as the birthplace of country music.