Getting Here


By Car – From I-81 North/South – Travel 1-81 to Exit 3 toward Bristol going 1.7 miles on I-381, which then becomes Commonwealth Avenue. Travel 1.2 miles on Commonwealth Avenue to State Street.

By Car – From I-26 East/West – Take Exit 46 towards Bristol, 17.8 miles. Merge on I-381 via Exit 3 towards Bristol. Travel 1.7 miles on I-381, which then becomes Commonwealth Avenue. Travel 1.2 miles to State Street.

By Air – If you are traveling to the area by air, the Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA [LINK] is located at 2525 Highway 75 in Blountville, TN, approximately 20 minutes away from Bristol.


Free street parking is limited around State Street and the festival grounds. Look for our Bristol Rhythm & Roots parking signs and check out our festival map for parking locations. To help reduce our carbon footprint, we strongly advise carpooling or parking at one of our shuttle pick-up sites.

Take the Shuttle!

Cost is $15 per person for the weekend. Pay once, and use your shuttle pass all weekend long! Cash only. Children 12 and under are FREE.

All shuttles will drop off at The Downtown Center located behind the Country Mural Stage at 810 State Street near Festival Entry Gate.

Shuttle Times:
Friday 3:00pm – 1:00am
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00am
Sunday 10:00am – 8:00pm

FREE PARKING is available at Bristol Mall and Sugar Hollow Park.

Shuttles will pick up/drop off passengers from the following locations:

Thunder Mountain Campground (2623 Volunteer Parkway)
Days Inn (Volunteer Pkwy) 1.7 mi
Hampton Inn/Fairfield Inn & Suites/American Inn (Exits 74A or 74B, W. State St.) 4.7 mi
Econo Lodge (Exit 3, Commonwealth Ave.) 1.8 mi.
Bristol Mall Entrance (Exit 1, Gate City Hwy.) 2.7 mi.
Comfort Inn (Exit 5, Lee Hwy.) 3.3 mi.
Holiday Inn / Courtyard Marriott (Exit 7, Linden Dr.) 4.6 mi.
Hilton Garden Inn (Exit 7, 121 Village Circle)
Quality Inn & Suites (Exit 7, 131 Bristol East Rd.)
Sugar Hollow Park (Exit 7, Lee Hwy. Pick up at softball & soccer fields) 6 mi. – Transportation from campground provided by the City of Bristol, VA

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MUSEUM: 520 Birthplace of
Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
(423) 573-1927

BUSINESS OFFICE: 416 State Street, Suite A
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 573-1927