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Bristol's Community Day at Heartwood

December 02, 2011

It wouldn't be Bristol Day without music entertainment from The Birthplace of Country Music. From Virginia High School's Choirs to the Mayor, BCMA and BRRR have the entire day's soundtrack well covered. The schedule of music entertainment is as follows:

10:30am — Virginia High School Chorale & Concert Choirs
Noon — Box Set
2:30pm- Amythyst Kiah
3:30pm — The Harlow Experience (featuring Bristol, VA City Mayor Ed Harlow)

Bristol Artisans Take Part in City of Bristol Day

A wealth of artisans and Downtown Bristol business owners will also be on hand to represent Bristol with a BIG BANG!

Renowned Bristol artist Pat Jessee will represent blowfish emporium with a two-hour "live painting" demonstration of The Harlow Experience as they perform. Fine art photographer Benjamin Walls will display samples of his incredible work; most of his photographs were taken during his world travels. Glass artisan Tammy Carter will also demonstrate her intricate craft. Ed Locket of One of a Kind Gallery will expertly throw pottery on his wheel. Brian Bridgeforth of Bridgeforth Design just moved in to Downtown Bristol and astounds with his amazing computer graphics on site. Nita Vollmer will demonstrate her unique talent of felting — the craft of twisting and molding felt into impressive works of art. 606 Gallery will showcase the work of local artists. The Bristol Train Station, The Paramount Center for the Arts, Cranberry Lane, Theatre Bristol, the City of Bristol, Virginia and Mountain Music Museum will also be represented.

Heartwood is home to The Crooked Road, Virginia's heritage music trail, and serves as the gateway to Southwest Virginia's craft, music, food and local culture. Once inside the 29,000 square foot facility visitors can shop crafts by local artists, juried to be the best of the best, and the most complete collection of Crooked Road old time, bluegrass and gospel music. Heartwood also offers a coffee and wine bar featuring locally roasted coffees and regional wines, and a restaurant that serves locally prepared food with an upscale flair. Heartwood is located just of Interstate 81, Exit 14 near the Virginia Highlands Community College Campus.