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Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion

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7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

This year will be our 6th Bristol Rhythm and Roots. There is no doubt that we will attend, come hell or high water!
We love this festival for so many reasons. The many venues, indoor and out, offer the opportunity to see big name bands and smaller lesser known acts. That's often the best part, going home with new favorites that we have discovered for ourselves at BRR.
Weather is never a problem-if it's rainy, there are any number of places to duck into and still hear great music.
The vendors are great, we look forward to the food almost as much as the music! Fabulous barbecue for my meat eating husband and lots of vegetarian options for me.
It's fun, too to see the musicians at each others' shows. It really is a reunion for them and has gotten to be one for us when we meet friends we have seen year after year at BRR.
We go to the big expensive festival in N Wilkesboro every year, too and Bristol has just as much to offer as far as talent and non stop music-at a fraction of the price. But we would go to BRR at any price, it's just a great festival.

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Shanna S.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I attended Bristol R&R back in 2005. It was great. The musicians really mingle with those in attendance. Old Crow Medicine Show was there that year and they really rocked out the place. It is a nice family atmosphere as well. The street vendors are neat too. I highly recommend it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hands down this is the best music festival you will find in the Southeastern United States, possibly even the entire country (though I can't speak from personal experience on that.) The tickets are entirely affordable and the variety of the venues offers something for every type of individual and mood. Since the inception of the festival, organizers have consistently offered a lineup featuring the absolute best in Americana and Roots music (with up and comers and legends alike.) I would recommend this festival to any music lover and have actually done so in a review of last year's festival on my blog: redeyedrooster.com/tenthannualrhythmrootsfestival/

Lissa H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great family experience and a tremendous opportunity to see close up and personal many of the performers who have shaped and are shaping American music. It's clean and well organized, and the rowdiness is restricted and generally confined to spontaneous responses to the music. Although it gets more crowded every year, the organizers are very receptive to feedback from people who attend and make obvious efforts to improve the experience. It's all round not to be missed; I don't intend to.

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Terrie F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My boyfriend and I have been coming to BRR since 2008, we throughly enjoy the music from bluegrass to rock to country, we love it all, we have become good friends with some of the artists and have experienced a lot of new music, we had been going to Merlefest but throughly enjoy this venue a whole lot more. Keep it coming Bristol, looking forward to this years line up.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a performer, i have played over the years many festivals, but none come close to the professionalism and quality of care Bristol extends to it's musicians and to the general public that attend year after year to this amazing musical event.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bristo Rhythm & Roots Reunion is a staple on my calendar each year. I began attending BRRR four years ago and am now bringing a group of over twenty people to the festival. As a volunteer dj at the Guilford College radio station, WQFS, BRRR offers me the chance to hear and interact with a tremendous number of artists. The mix of talent and venues is unique. The staff and volunteers are always courteous and helpful. The only negative that I can think of is that there is too much great entertainment to see all of the acts that I would like to see. However, with the scheduling of multiple sets by many artists it is easier to catch more performances if you do your homework. We at WQFS promote BRRR and have have a large number of listeners and friends who have also made it a regular event on their calendars.

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