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King University Gathering Planned for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sept 16

BRISTOL, Tenn., June 1, 2017 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (BRRR) has become one of the biggest music festivals in the country. It is an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. The 17th annual 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. 15-17, 2017.

On Saturday, Sept. 16 from 2-7 p.m., King University President Alexander Whitaker, and his wife, Maria, invite the King community to join them in 620’s Foundation Event Ballroom. The evenings’ event will include fabulous food, musical talent of King students, and chances to win door prizes. This is an opportunity for alumni, faculty, staff, and students to gather in a fun environment while enjoying great music and fellowship. 620 State is located at 620 State Street in Downtown Bristol.

Those attending the King University event on Sept. 16 must also have an entry pass to the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival. King University is pleased to offer weekend passes at a discounted rate of $72.00 per ticket (for King alumni only). Alumni can purchase tickets by contacting Dawn McMurray in the Development/Alumni Office at 423.652.4864 or 800.621.5464.

“Every year, we look forward to Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion,” said Dana McMurray, director of alumni relations for King University. “Not only is this a time to celebrate Bristol’s rich heritage of music and songwriting but it also brings King alumni, faculty, and staff ‘home’ for our own reunion. We are once again having a King event in the 620 State Foundation Ballroom on Saturday, Sept. 16. This will be an opportunity to kick back, fellowship, and take in the musical culture and talent from our own students from King. We are looking forward to spending the day with you.”

Tickets will be available to purchase by credit card, cash, or check. Tickets cannot be reserved.

Tickets must be picked up in the Office of Development located in Sells Hall on King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn., during normal business hours before Friday, Sept. 15. Please make arrangements with the office if someone other than yourself will be picking up your tickets. Tickets cannot be mailed.

Festival information, including line-up, can be found by visiting Please RSVP if you plan to attend the Sept. 16 event at 620 State. For questions or additional information, contact Dawn McMurray at or 423-652-4864.


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