Birthplace of Country Music hosting $250,000 'super raffle'

Johnson City Press • Jul 26, 2019 at 11:11 PM

The Birthplace of Country Music announced today the launch of a new fundraiser that will benefit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

The “Bristol Sessions Super Raffle” is an opportunity to donate to the Museum and enter for a chance to win one of 49 prizes given away at the raffle.

The drawing will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon-4 p.m. outside the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. A winner will be drawn every five minutes during the four-hour event.

Prizes include vacation packages, a camper, multiple vehicles, art, jewelry, cash and more. Only 5,000 tickets are available for purchase. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Winners will also be notified via phone, text, or email, listed on the Bristol Sessions Super Raffle website and listed on the BCM Facebook event page.

Raffle tickets, each with two numbers, are $100 each. BCM is offering an incentive to ticket purchasers who buy multiple tickets. The “Buy 10 Get One Free” offer gives the buyer a free ticket with the purchase of 10 tickets. All 10 purchased tickets and the free ticket must be in the single buyer’s name.

“We were searching for a creative way to raise money for the museum that would involve the community on many different levels,” said Leah Ross, BCM executive director. “We received enthusiastic support from local businesses for prizes and ticket sales. This is an exciting venture, and we look forward to presenting some big prizes to the winners.”

Tickets can be purchased online or at one of the following locations (Bristol location unless noted):

• Birthplace of Country Music Museum

• Benjamin Walls Gallery

• Bill Gatton Chevrolet

• Black Wolf Harley-Davidson

• Crowder RV (Johnson City)

• Friendship Ford

• Friendship Motorsports

• Goodman Jewelers

• Gregory Isbell Jewelers (Johnson City)

• Kubota of Kingsport (Kingsport)

• Morrell Music

• Mountain Sports

• Travel Shop (Abingdon, Virginia)

• Up Against the Wall Gallery (Kingsport)

• Wallace Subaru

• Online at www.BristolSessionsSuperRaffle.org 

Tickets for the raffle are on sale now, both online and at all sales locations. Ticket sales end automatically shut off when 5,000 tickets are sold.

If tickets are still available, they will be sold at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, at the BCM offices located at 416 State Street, at the museum, and online until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Tickets will not be sold by other ticket sellers after 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2019. The Raffle drawings will be held just outside the festival gates. A festival ticket is not required to attend the Raffle; however, raffle ticket purchasers can purchase a Sunday single-day ticket for a discounted price that day at the museum. For more information, visit www.BristolSessionsSuperRaffle.org.