The Appalachian Cultural Music Association is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional Appalachian Mountain music.



Monday 1pm to 6:45 pm
Tues - Sat, 1-5


Closed Holidays and when TN State Offices are closed.

We will gladly work with school groups, tours and other groups to schedule your tour at a time convenient to you. Please call us at 423-573-2262 for tour rates and to schedule your visit during regular business hours or other times.
Admission to the Mountain Music Museum
Adults:  $3.00    
Children UNDER 12 years of age (accompanied by an adult), FREE
ACMA members with a current membership card, FREE
Admission to the Mountain Music Mercantile is FREE


To preserve and promote bluegrass, old time, gospel, classic country and Appalachian style music and provide education through  jam sessions, instructional workshops, concerts, community festivals  and provide a music alternative to traditional school bands. To  support the Pickin’ Porch, Song of the Mountains, Mountain Music  Museum, the Carter Fold and other local venues of like ideas.”

This is why the Appalachian Cultural Music Association was established; simply to preserve the rich cultural music heritage of the Appalachian Mountains. In 2006, Tim White, along with James Bryant, saw a need in the area to showcase and promote the wonderful Bluegrass and Country music for which the area was officially dubbed, ”The Birthplace of Country Music”.

You can read all about the history of the ACMA and Tim White’s contribution to the Bristol, Tennesse and Virginia area by visiting the page at PickinPorch.org/TimWhite.

The ACMA sponsors the weekly Pickin’ Porch Show at 620 State Street in Bristol, TN, on Monday nights, at 7 pm.
The ACMA also sponsors the Mountain Music Museum at 626 State Street in Bristol TN, where you can view memorabilia from some of the greatest country and bluegrass stars who recorded and debuted their music right here in Bristol.

Please visit their websites, listed on the left hand side of the page, for more information about these organizations. We invite you to visit all the pages of this site to find more information about The ACMA, membership, location, and our soon to be launched online gift shop.

Thank you for visiting with us, and we invite you back soon as we update this website with more information and interactive features.

Appalachian Cultural Music Association
626 State Street
Bristol  TN 37629

 Email us at: appalachiancultural@gmail.com



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