The Pickin Porch is a long running weekly show hosted by Rick Dollar and produced right here in downtown Bristol Tennessee! We bring you the best of local and national Bluegrass, Country and Americana artists. Our vision is to bring great music to Bristol at an affordable price! Join us every Thursday night from 7-9 pm for The Pickin Porch Show hosted by Rick Dollar!

-Our Schedule-

-Special Events-

For information on our Special Events, you can scroll through the information to the left.

-Your Host-

Rick Dollar


As the host for Neteradiodogs.com, Rick Dollar knows his way around the Bluegrass world. He's interviewed everyone from Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson, and the immortal Dr. Ralph Stanley. As your host and producer of The Pickin Porch Show, Rick brings together the best of local acts with a sprinkling of national artists.

-Get Involved-

The Public is invited to attend The Pickin’ Porch Show every Monday night. Donations are suggested at 5.00 per person.

If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation to the ACMA, the Mountain Music Museum, or The Pickin’ Porch Show, please call 423-573-2262 for more information.

We are accepting Sponsorships, and will be putting together advertising packages in the near future. Call or write appalachiancultural@gmail.com for more information.

-Pickin Porch Merchandise-

We will have an online Gift Shop available soon with fine products sponsored by the ACMA and the Mountain Music Museum. Please check back soon as we update the gift shop. Thank you!

Meanwhile, please visit the THE MOUNTAIN MUSIC MERCANTILE, located in the gift shop area at the front of the Mountain Music Museum, 626 State Street, Bristol, TN The Mercantile will carry many different products, including ACMA logo wear, glassware and collectable items. Featured will be local artisan gifts, jellies and candy being traditional to an old fashioned country store. Local and regional musical artists will be featured in the Mercantile and offer special packages of the old recordings and offer the music, on CD, of the artists’ musical items such as strings, capo’s, picks, harmonicas, guitars, banjos, dulcimers, and mandolins.