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Rhythm and Roots Reunion

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Hannah Biggs

on 4 September 2013

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Transcript of Rhythm and Roots Reunion

History of Bristol
A unique characteristic of this city is that it is split between two states: Virginia and Tennessee
Rhythm and Roots Reunion
-Local artists and craftsmen sell items in vendors
-This festival brings tourism
-Rhythm and Roots has generated revenues of $925,923
-Because of the success Rhythm and Roots has had they are now building the BCM museum with Smithsonian Institution
Rhythm and Roots encourages community gatherings, celebrates Bristol's History, and promotes the local economy
Hannah Biggs
Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Economic Effects on Bristol
-Bristol was the site of the first commercial recordings of country music
-In 1998 Congress recognized Bristol as the “Birthplace of Country Music”
-Started in September 2001 and was organized by David Shumaker
-Provides a location for sharing Appalachian culture and music
“In 1927 Bristol Sessions was the single most important event in the history of country music” Johnny Cash
-Annual Music Festival
-Community Event
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