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Volume 24, Number 5 — May 2017

Country Music Museum opens

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in downtown Bristol.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in downtown Bristol.

July 30, 2014

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in downtown Bristol opens Aug. 1 with a weekend of special activities.

Friday, Aug. 1 the musem opens to the public at 10 a.m., offering a reduced admission price of $10.

The Grand Opening ceremonies are held from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2. The museum opens to the public at 3 p.m. ($10 admission)

Free concerts begin at 3 p.m., with Dr. Ralph Stanley. The Orthophonic Joy music contest winner performs at 5 p.m. Carlene Care and Jim Lauderdale perform at 7 p.m., and The Whistles and The Bells perform at 9 p.m.

Many downtown retailers are getting into the spirit of things Aug. 2 by staying opening late. There will be scavenger hunts, buskers, a photo booth and more.

The museum is open Sunday, Aug. 3 from 1-5 p.m., at regular admission prices, $13 adults; seniors, students, children and military, $11.