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rte23 music festival

FREE!!!!

Festival Partners

The RTE 23 Music Festival partners with a few organizations to help bring great music to the Appalachian mountains of Wise County.  


Birthplace of Country Music​

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

The University of Virginia's College at Wise
UVA-Wise donates a portion of their facilities to be used as the festival grounds.  The college provides ample parking for all festival-goers, a facility for artists hospitality, and most importantly a large open grass area. In this area the stage is erected, vendors set up, the beer garden is located here, and it provides a large, comfortable area for you to place your chair or blanket to enjoy some fantastic tunes!