CANCELED: 2020 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival

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BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – The Birthplace of Country Music announced on Monday that the 2020 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is canceled.

BCM officials made the announcement on Monday morning at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

“For the Birthplace of Country Music, this is the saddest day our organization has ever had to face,” said Leah Ross, BCM Executive Director. “The decision to cancel this year’s Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival has been extremely difficult for our Board, our Festival Committee, and our staff. Doing so on what would have been our 20th anniversary event is even more devastating.”

A release from BCM says the decision to cancel the event was made unanimously by the board of directors.

You can watch News Channel 11’s live stream of the announcement below:

For those who have already purchased tickets, there are options available.

Ticketholders can either receive a full refund, donate the cost of their tickets to help ensure the 2021 Rhythm & Roots Reunion or defer their tickets until next year.

You can find more information regarding refunds online by clicking here.

BCM also announced that the 2021 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion has already been scheduled for September 10-12.

BCM says they hope to keep the same lineup for 2020 next year.

You can watch the press conference on by clicking here or watch on our Facebook page.

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