Music To Your Ears Local Guide Northeast Tennessee is famous for its thriving music culture and fans can hit the road to tour both modern and historic pieces of music history. This area truly laid the foundation for America’s modern music scene. Take a drive to Bristol and Southwest Virginia, home to the legendary Carter Family and the Birthplace of Country Music where you can experience Radio Bristol and take your turn in the recording studio. Feeling nostalgic and hungry? Dine at the historic Burger Bar where Hank Williams was last seen alive and stand in the auditorium than Johnny and June called home. See where the first “country” music recordings were made in 1927 at the Bristol Sessions. Don’t forget to get your photo at the famous Bristol TN/VA sign where you stand in two states at once. Head on back to Johnson City and visit the first Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music program on ETSU Campus. Students and staff here ensure that the music lives on! Also on campus, the Archives of Appalachia museum allows a deeper dig into the roots of country, bluegrass and americana music. The Boones Creek Museum and Opry is both a museum and venue and is dedicated to preserving musical artifacts and history of this area and bringing old time music live to the community every Saturday night. Catch a performance at The Down Home in Johnson City, in business since 1976, and part of the Tennessee Music Pathway. This venue has hosted performers such as Bela Fleck, Sam Bush and Kenny Chesney. If you are a musician, stop by Campbell’s Morrell Music to experience an authentic music store. With all this inspiration, you could pick up a few new chords or join an impromptu jam session. Keep your ears open for the sounds of Johnson City. You might discover your next favorite artist here! #FINDYOURJCPACE Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all expedition. Find your pace, share your journey, and connect with others.