Home 9 Attractions 9 Country Music Mural

Country Music Mural


The popular mural honors the heritage of the Bristol Sessions–the 1927 musical recording session that spawned a musical genre and is considered the “Big Bang of Country Music.” The Birthplace of Country Music Mural depicts early country artists who had been recorded by Ralph Peer in 1927, including artists Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, and The Stoneman Family.
This public space is also home to the State Street Farmers Market (Saturdays/Wednesdays in warmer months) and concerts, including Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival in September. The Country Music Mural and Downtown Center is a multi-use venue located in the middle of historic downtown Bristol. 
The Center hosts a summer concert series each year beginning in May and going through the end of September. Concerts begin at 7:00 PM on Tuesday nights. Taste the fruit of local roots at the State Street Farmers Market, May through October. For more Farmers Market info, please check the website: