History Happy Hour: Bristol Sessions

  • Venue:
    International Storytelling Center
  • Start:
    October 18, 2018 6:30 pm
  • End:
    October 18, 2018 8:00 pm
  • Address:
    116 West Main Street
    Jonesborough, TN, 37659

The Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol will be bringing the history of country music to Jonesborough on Thursday, October 18!


Rene Rodgers, the head curator of the museum, will be the speaker for this month’s History Happy Hour program. The topic of her talk will be the “Bristol Sessions,” a series of influential recordings that were integral to the early development of country music and recorded in Bristol. Learn the larger history of the influential recording sessions and hear stories about some of the lesser-known artists from the Sessions. These stories are based on objects and oral histories from their family members.


History Happy Hour is a collaborative program in its second year at the Chester Inn Museum. The programs are on the 3rd Thursday each month at 6:30 pm, and they are free and open to the public. This month’s presentation will be held at the International Storytelling Center beside the Chester Inn Museum.


For more information on the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423.753.4580.  You can also contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org.  Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/. Be sure to follow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages for updates about events at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.