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Happy Hour to look at country music


Visit the Chester Inn online on Thursday, Aug. 20, as the Heritage Alliance welcomes back Dr. Rene Rodgers from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for the next Virtual History Happy Hour. 

The 6:30 p.m. presentation will be free and can be accessed either through Zoom or on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. The Zoom login information is also available on Facebook in the description for the event.

Dr. Rodgers will be speaking about different guitar styles that were used during the Bristol Sessions, a series of influential recordings that were integral to the early development of country music. 

Recorded in Bristol, the sessions featured local artists and prominent figures such as the Stoneman Group and the Carter family. 

The program will begin online promptly at 6:30 p.m. and participants can join the Zoom meeting or stream live on Facebook at that time. 

Participants who use Zoom are encouraged to keep their microphones muted, and viewers can relay questions on Zoom or Facebook to the chat during and after the presentation. The program is free and open to the public.

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission. 

For more information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance please call our office at (423) 753-9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at (423) 753-4580.  You can also contact the organization via email at [email protected]   

Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online at Be sure to follow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages for updates about events at the Chester Inn Museum and other Heritage Alliance programs.