Birthplace of Country Music Museum – Meetings & Events
Make your next corporate gathering, business or club meeting, holiday party, wedding, or other special event unique and fun by hosting it at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
You can host your event in the Performance Theater, Atrium, or Learning Center, and you can even give your guests the opportunity to experience the entire museum including the permanent and special exhibits. There is a kitchen available on-site for your catering team, and The Museum Store can also be open during your event. There are multiple options for setting up tables, seating, and cocktail hightops for your guests within the downstairs spaces. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through all details, from planning to execution, so everything runs smoothly and you can enjoy your event with your guests. Please fill out our Rental Inquiry Form below for more information about holding your event at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The 1927 Bristol Sessions featured Ernest Stoneman, performing in a variety of configurations made up of family and friends. Stoneman had been recording hillbilly songs since 1924 with great success and acted as Peer’s talent scout, recommending Bristol to him as a good base for finding the music he wanted to record. These sessions also included the first recordings of both Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family. Jimmy Rodgers, exalted as the “Father of Country Music,” was the first person inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Carter Family, featuring A. P., Sara, and Maybelle Carter, the esteemed “First Family of Country Music,” is also honored in the Hall of Fame. All three of these acts have had immeasurable influence on the country musicians who followed them—and beyond.
The 1927 Bristol Sessions not only initiated and sustained the careers of these superstar performers, they brought country music into the mainstream by sparking the broad commercialization of country music. Many of the songs and stylings of those sessions still resonate and influence the music of today. For these reasons, in 1998 the United States Congress officially designated Bristol TN-VA as the “Birthplace of Country Music.”