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BCM Museum Instrument Donation Drive On May 7th

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum Instrument DriveBristol, VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be holding an instrument donation drive for its Education Department on Saturday, May 7 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gently used and new instrument donations will be used at the museum by students, visitors, and instructors during educational programs.

"Any instruments donated to the museum will go toward educating all age groups in a variety of ways," said Scotty Almany, Education & Outreach Manager for the museum. "From summer camps to instructional workshops, having a collection of instruments on hand that students can play will help us grow our programming tremendously."

All donated instruments should be in good, working condition without need for repair. All instrument donations are tax deductible; documentation of your donation will be provided for tax purposes upon request.

Continuing support from the community enables BCM to offer new and exciting opportunities for our youth as well as adults. If you have any questions requarding the instrument drive, email Scotty Almany at or call 423-573-1927.

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, explores the history of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and their lasting impact on our music heritage. From the Bristol Sessions and beyond, our region continues to influence music around the world. Through multiple theater experiences, film and sound, text and artifacts, technology-infused displays—along with a variety of educational programs, music programs, and community events—the exciting story of this music and its far-reaching influence comes alive! Rotating exhibitions created in-house and by guest curators and other institutions—including the Smithsonian—will be featured throughout the year in the Special Exhibits Gallery. The museum is also home to an extensive digital archive.

The museum is located at 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee. For more information about the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, visit

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