On August 22, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is doing a special presentation on "Roots and Region: Exploring Local Music History and Traditions." This free-to-the-public event, which begins at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, will focus on musical traditions and the formative influences that make Appalachian music so unique.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, focusing on the history of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings and how Bristol became the birthplace for country music as we know it today. Their museum explores sound technology, which impacted and continues to impact country music, and highlights this rich musical heritage.
The museum also contains rotating exhibitions from other institutions, including the Smithsonian, and they are constantly adapting and updating their content in their Special Exhibits Gallery. They house a research collection, including an extensive digital archive. To find out more about the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and their ongoing exhibits, check out their website at http://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/museum/.