Carter Family Traditional Music Festival

The 41st Annual Music festival is held the first weekend in August presented in honor of The Original Carter Family, the first family of country music, and commemorating the historic 1927 Bristol Recording Sessions.  Each year, the Festival is bigger, better and this year is no exception to the rule! You'll experience traditional acoustic mountain music at its very best at the Carter Fold!

Gates open Friday at 3:00 PM and Saturday at Noon.  This year includes Folk Soul Revival, Big Country Bluegrass, Whitetop Mountain Band, Mountain Park Old Time Band and many others.

For more information and the complete schedule, visit or call the automated program schedule line at 276-386-6054.  While you're there, check our Footstompin' Friday Nighst show schedule!

While you're there, visit the Carter Family Museum in the old general store building and the recently restored original cabin that was the birthplace of A.P. Carter.