With the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains serving as a backdrop, Bristol is known for its incomparable outdoor beauty and is one of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia’s most precious jewels. A rich musical heritage, a world-renowned racing facility, and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet make it a perfect destination for your next great adventure!
Downtown Bristol is vibrant and unique and the “Main Street” in town is named State Street and is the official state line of Tennessee and Virginia. Brass markers line the street to commemorate this distinction. You will love exploring Bristol’s downtown – there are several attractions like the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Cameo Theater, Paramount Theatre, Bristol Sign, and Bristol Train Station.
Downtown Bristol is vibrant with several specialty stores, dining, breweries and distilleries, and antiques.
Bristol is also home to live music year-round. On most nights, you can enjoy live music at one of a number of downtown venues. If you happen to visit in September, you can enjoy Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, which takes place annually over three days and nights and is one of the Southeast’s largest musical festivals. Check out BristolRhythm.com for more information about this year’s festival!