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King University News :: King University Gathering Planned for Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sept. 19-20

BRISTOL, Tenn., June 23, 2014 – Bristol Rhythm Roots Reunion (BRRR) has become one of the biggest music festivals in the country. BRRR’s Executive Director Leah Ross will tell you that it’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. The event, which takes place every third weekend in September, will be the site of a social networking event for the King University community. BRRR will take place Sept. 19-21, 2013.

“Bristol Rhythm is a reunion in every sense of the word,” says Charlene Tipton, director of marketing and communications for the Birthplace of Country Music®, parent organization of Bristol Rhythm Roots Reunion. “We love that families and friends see the festival as a homecoming where they can come together. It's truly a privilege to welcome them home to Historic Downtown Bristol!”

On Friday, Sept. 19 from 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4-9 p.m., King alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to gather at the H.P. King Room and Mezzanine in the Foundation Event Facility next door to 620 State Restaurant on State Street. The evenings’ event will include fabulous food, a live band, and chances to win door prizes. This is an opportunity for alumni to gather in a fun environment while enjoying great music and fellowship with your King University community.

Alumni, faculty, and staff will be eligible for up to four discounted weekend passes at a rate of $35 per pass. Additional weekend passes may be purchased for $40. BRRR weekend passes must be reserved and paid for no later than Monday, Sept. 1. King U will not have any BRRR passes available after Sept. 1.

For additional information or to reserve passes, contact Rebekah Bishop, director of research and development services for King University, at 423.652.4712 or


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