BRISTOL, Tenn./Va. -

Musicians in our region will take center stage next April at the first annual Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising.
Bristol's Appalachian Cultural Music Association made the announcement Thursday. The two-day convention will take place at the Wytheville meeting center.

The event will recognize and promote old-time music and musicians as well as bluegrass and other acoustic forms of Americana music.

ACMA board membr Karl Cooler told us about the event. "The whole purpose of it is it's another avenue to recognize the musicians and the people who make the music and have played the music for generations in this area," he said.

There will be jam sessions, work shops, children's activities, musical vendors and a main stage for bands to perform and showcase for promoters.