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Posted on: August 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Plans underway for Country Music Mural celebration

The City of Bristol Tennessee in partnership with the Appalachian Cultural Music Association will be hosting a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Country Music Mural at 810 State Street on Tuesday, August 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The vision of this great work of art came to the area’s own Tim White in 1995 and after much devotion and sweat equity the mural became a reality in historic downtown Bristol.

The mural has been around for a while, but what is your knowledge of the Country Music Mural or our musical heritage in general? The City of Bristol’s Facebook page is now running a daily contest with one question being asked each day for the next week. If you are the first person to answer the day’s question correctly you will receive a Tim White autographed postcard featuring the mural. You can’t win if you don’t participate and it could be a lot of fun.

The evening will include performances by the bluegrass band Turkey Creek, and of course Tim White and the VW Boys. Servings of anniversary cake will be available to concert goers as long as they last. The Mayor of Bristol, Tennessee will also be presenting a proclamation honoring White for his commitment to Bristol’s country music heritage for insuring that it is remembered visually every day on the very street it was born on.

ACMA will be present with commemorative t-shirts for purchase along with other items from the ACMA Museum.

For more information on the event, contact Angie Rutherford, at 423-989-5500 Ext. 2054 or email arutherford@bristoltn.org.

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