Dwight Yoakam to headline the 17th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

BRISTOL (WJHL) – Officials with the Birthplace of Country Music announced Thursday the headline for the 17th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, including headliner Dwight Yoakam.

The multi-Grammy award winning musician will be joined by Judah & The Lion, Earls of Leicester, Son Volt, Deer Tick, The Infamous Stringdusters, The SteelDriver, Langhorne Slim, Mandolin Orange and The Black Lillies.

“Dwight Yoakam is an artist we have wanted to bring to Bristol Rhythm for years,” Leah Ross, Executive Director of the Birthplace of Country Music, said. “This is the year we were able to make that happen. Dwight has an amazing body of work as a musician and songwriter. His music has built bridges across a variety of genres, and that’s what Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is all about.”

The reveal took place in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum around 5:35 p.m.

According to a news release, Knoxville graphic designer Justin Helton designed this year’s poster.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is scheduled for Sept. 15-17 in Historic Downtown Bristol.

Weekend wristbands are currently on sale for $75.

For more information, visit BristolRhythm.com.

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