BCM Museum kicks off grand opening with weekend of events

BRISTOL, Tenn./Va. - The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in downtown Bristol is officially open, and there are events all weekend to celebrate.

Friday, August 1

1:00 p.m.: Live taping of WCYB Farm & Fun Time Radio Show, hosted by Johnny Wood and John Goad. Special guests Dr. Ralph Stanley, Jesse McReynolds, and Blue Ridge Entertainers.

6:00 - 10 p.m.: Border Bash on State Street. Music by Mustered Courage and The Deep Fried Five.

Saturday, August 2

Starting at 1:00 p.m.: Food, arts & crafts, vendors and activities available at Cumberland Square Park throughout the day

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.: BCMM grand opening with ribbon cutting

3:00 - 10:00 p.m.: BCM Museum open to the public; $10 admission. Free live music on Cumberland Street.

  • 3:00 p.m.: Dr. Ralph Stanley
  • 5:15 p.m.: Orthophonic Joy contest winner Corbin Hayslett
  • 7:00 p.m.: Jim Lauderdale and Carlene Carter
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Whistles & The Bells

Sunday, August 3

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.: BCM Museum open to the public, $13 admission

7:00 p.m.: Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at the Paramount, featuring Martina McBride, Carlene Carter, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and "Hello Stranger" featuring Dale Jett. Doors open at 6:30; tickets on sale for $35 at the Paramount or at

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