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Gatlinburg band Tuatha Dea’s Appalachian Celtic style feels fresh and downright, blessedly foreign. Experience them on Saturday, June 26, at the Abingdon Vineyards. The group that includes Danny Mullikin, wife Rebecca, and her sister Kathy, Tuatha Dea did not begin as a band.

Tanya Tucker last clicked her cowgirl boots in Bristol four years ago. See Tucker’s return when she co-headlines the 20th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion from Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12, with a lineup that includes co-headliner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.

Border Bash returns in June. For nearly two decades, Border Bash encamped in downtown Bristol on a handful of Friday evenings in late spring and early summer. When COVID-19 struck last year, Border Bash pulled up its stakes and moved online for a series of virtual events.

Doyle Lawson has announced his retirement from touring by the end of 2022. In the meantime, the multi-Grammy-nominated bluegrass legend hosts his annual Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s Bluegrass Festival from Thursday, May 6, through Saturday, May 8, in Denton, North Carolina.

Doyle Lawson has announced his plans for retirement from touring. A resident of Bristol, Tennessee, the member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame and leader of the band Quicksilver said earlier this week that he will call it quits as a touring bandleader by the end of 2022.

Albums on the way from longtime favorites Grant Maloy Smith and bluegrass legend Larry Sparks represent mighty drops from a wondrous flood to come. Sparks headlines this weekend’s sold-out Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Bristol, Virginia.

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