The Appalachian Cultural Music Association is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional Appalachian Mountain music.
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The Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) was formed to promote and perpetuate the music of the Southern Appalachian Region. The ACMA is based in Bristol, VA-TN, the official “Birthplace of Country Music”. Our mission statement is:
“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.”
The ACMA was co-founded by Tim White and James Bryant with support of approximately 50 initial members in 2006. Both of these gentlemen have been longtime supporters and leaders in the music of the southern Appalachians.
The ACMA operates and funds the Mountain Music Museum in the Bristol Mall just off interstate 81 in Bristol, VA. The museum is open 7 days a week year round. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10 am till 9 pm and Sunday 1 pm till 6 pm.
The museum has artifacts from the “Birthplace of Country Music” region which highlights the roots of old time country and bluegrass music.
You'll find interesting displays and memorabilia honoring music pioneers like The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Tennessee Ernie Ford as well as contemporary stars with roots in the "Birthplace Of Country Music" region like Kenny Chesney.
Admission to the museum is free. The facility also includes a gift shop stocked with hard to find music, videos and collectables. You can shop the Mountain Music Museum Gift Shop 24 hours a day at www.bluegrassstore.com.
The ACMA also supports the Pickin’ Porch Show every Thursday evening at the Bristol Mall at 7:00 pm. The Pickin’ Porch showcases the talent of local, regional and national performers on the stage.
Admission is usually free except for special events. Donations are accepted and proceeds are given to the ACMA to support the Mountain Music Museum.
The next meeting of the ACMA will be Monday, August 2nd, at the Bryant Pool House. A future meeting is schedule for 10/5/2010. Everyone is invited to attend and take part in the Appalachian Cultural Music Association.
Memberships to the ACMA are very affordable. $15 individual and $25 family annually. Your support is needed and additional financial donations are accepted.
For more information, please email us or call 276-645-0035. The ACMA is an all volunteer organization. We invite you to join and take part in the wonderful projects and events we offer.