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Don't miss Bristol's Downtown Showcase!

February 09, 2011
Downtown Bristol Tennessee and Virginia is gearing up for Bristol’s Downtown Showcase!

Bristol's Downtown Showcase will be an amazing event featuring a signature dish from each of our downtown restaurants, a beer & wine tasting, live music & performances, local art and much, much more — all from our Historic Downtown District! A live & silent auction will be held during the course of the evening, and a cash bar will be available.

Bristol’s Downtown Showcase will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 6 – 8pm at the Historic Train Station. Tickets are $55 per person and $100 per couple, space is limited and interested attendees should RSVP to Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2200 or info@believeinbristol.org. Bristol’s Downtown Showcase is a fundraiser for Believe in Bristol; all proceeds will benefit the Main Street Program and downtown revitalization efforts. For more information about Believe in Bristol, please visit www.believeinbristol.org.

As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day – more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life. Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501 ( c ) 3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit and economy.

By donating to, volunteering with and/or becoming involved in Believe in Bristol, you can become an active part of Bristol’s ongoing success story. Thanks to the participation of our citizens, Downtown Bristol has been, and will continue to be, a source of pride and delight for the people of Tennessee and Virginia—because we BELIEVE IN BRISTOL!

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Believe in Bristol Announces Second Annual Downtown Showcase!


2010 Showcase Picture
February 17, 2011
Believe in Bristol Announces Second Annual Downtown Showcase! Bristol's Downtown Showcase will be an amazing event featuring a signature dish from each of our downtown restaurants, a beer & wine tasting, live music & performances, local art and much, much more — all from our Historic Downtown District! A live & silent auction will be held during the course of the evening, and a cash bar will be available.
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Proclaim Your Love With The Gift of Art

February 14, 2011
Whether you are a procrastinating Romeo, or a down-to-the-crunch Cupid, let the artists of the 606 State Street Gallery play matchmaker for you this Valentine's Day...matching you with an original gift of art for your sweetheart. The gallery, an artist operated co-op located in historic downtown Bristol, offers the best of dozens of regional artists, from original jewelry and handbags, to home decor, paintings and photography. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. To 5 p.m., however, the gallery will be open Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14 from 10 am to 5 pm. For additional information, call (423) 573-2438, or visit online: 606statestreetgallery.com.

Troutdale Bistro Valentine's Day Menu

February 14, 2011
Due to Valentine’s Day falling on a Monday this year we are featuring our special holiday menu for two days, February 12th and February 14th from 5 PM – 9 PM Call 423-989-3663 for reservations, as seating is limited!
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Welcome to Tuna, Texas! Greater Tuna at The Paramount

February 12, 2011
Appalachian Regional Theatrical Society will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter as they take you on a trip to Tuna, Texas, in their third production of the season, Greater Tuna. Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals.
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Downtown Bristol's record store to open THIS SATURDAY!!

February 12, 2011
Congratulations Bristol, Sessions 27 is opening soon! Sessions 27 is a place honoring the 1927 Bristol Sessions and all the great music that has followed — Specializing in new and used Vinyl and CDs including: • Rhythm & Roots Artists • Bluegrass • Country • Classic Rock • Jazz • Blues • Celtic • And much much more! Featuring a Pickin’ Stage for Local Musicians to jam and showcase talent and a sitting area to enjoy a beverage and the musical atmosphere. Also featuring a practice space for lessons and rehearsals. Sessions 27 hours will be Tuesday –Friday 11am – 7 pm Tuesday – Friday, 10 am- 6 PM Saturday, other hours for special events. Closed Sunday and Monday.
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Storytelling by the Sunny Side Storytellers!

February 10, 2011
Pat Mussleman and her telling crew will be back out to share their wonderful talents with us. The Sunny Side Storytellers will perform on February 10th at 7pm-8:30pm. Admission is complementary from Sunny Side Up Café and from the Storytellers. Share our event with others and come on out for tales from near and far. Refreshments will be available on an ala carte basis.
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Celebrate Green Week Feb. 7-11

February 09, 2011
In recognition of National Green Week February 7-11, Keep Bristol Beautiful encourages citizens and businesses to implement small changes in lifestyle and habits to work toward “green” solutions. According to Keep Bristol Beautiful Coordinator, Kathy Lowdermilk, there are very simple ways to start going green today.
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Tango Ballroom Dancing!

February 09, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011 7:30 – 9:30pm — Bristol Ballet Studio 628 Cumberland Ave Bristol VA — Instruction plus social dancing — Refreshments provided — $10 per person Instructor – Ashby Dickerson — www.bristolballet.org or 276-669-6051 for more information.

K.P. Duty has opened a NEW banquet facility!

February 09, 2011
Your Southern Hospitality Experts! Did you know that K.P. Duty is now available for all types of parties and events! You can book the entire building in their new location on Bank Street, or just by the room. The Upstairs (largest room) will host approximately 80/100 standing with bar top tables and seat 65 to 80 people! The lower room is great for showers, birthday club meetings, you name it!
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Review BRRR & Help Us Win $5,000!


Virginia Intermont Photo
February 09, 2011
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion needs your help! Tell the world what you think of our organization and help us win the Winter 2011 GuideStar-KIMBIA Nonprofit Giveaway of $5,000! Reviews will show our donors and other stakeholders that we are making an impact, are working effectively toward our mission of keeping Bristol's music heritage alive, and are benefitting our cause. ANYONE with first hand knowledge about us who is not a paid employee of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion can write a review about us on GuideStar. Your review will appear in our profile on both GuideStar and GreatNonProfits. There is no charge to write the review, but you are limited to ONE review for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
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BCMA's Bristol Sessions Weekend Marks Historic Event with Box Set Release & Mountian Stage!!

February 09, 2011
The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance celebrates the Bear Family Records' release of The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-28 Box Set with a full weekend of events that include a Box Set Release Party and the return of National Public Radio's Mountain Stage to Bristol March 12th-13th.
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Bristol Gallery Raises $9,000 for Charities!


A! Magazine for the Arts
February 09, 2011
The Benjamin Walls Gallery in Bristol was officially open for less than two months in 2010, yet raised more than $9,000 for local charities.
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Upcoming Events

Carl B. Jessee Sr. and Bill Brinkley in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery for the month of February

February 01 - 28, 2011

Karate class for kids

February 08 - March 15, 2011

Warner on Your Corner

February 09, 2011

Kid's Art Hour at One of a Kind Gallery

February 10, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

February 10, 2011

Storytelling by the Sunny Side Storytellers

February 10, 2011

Brim Leal to perform at Machiavelli's

February 10, 2011

HB Beverly to perform at Machiavelli's

February 11, 2011

Tango Lessons at Bristol Ballet

February 11, 2011

Troutdale Bistro Valentine's Day Menu

February 12, 2011

Old Fat and Sloe to perform at Machiavelli's

February 12, 2011

King's Grass to perform at 606 State Street Gallery

February 12, 2011

Thumbprint jewelry workshop at blowfish emporium

February 12, 2011

Appalachian Regional Theatrical Society presents GREATER TUNA

February 12, 2011

Casblance to be shown at The Paramount

February 13, 2011

Childran'e Story Time at Bristol Public Library

February 14, 2011

Troutdale Bistro special Valentine's Day Menu

February 14, 2011

Proclaim Your Love With The Gift of Art

February 14, 2011

Beginning Yoga Class

February 15, 2011

Pottery class sponsored by Bristol Virginia Parks and Rec

February 15, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

February 15, 2011

Children's Story Time at Bristol Public Library

February 15, 2011

Pottery class sponsored by Bristol Virginia Parks and Rec

February 16, 2011

Second Annual Downtown Showcase

February 17, 2011

Kid's Art Hour at One of a Kind Gallery

February 17, 2011

Karaoke with Hary at Machiavelli's

February 17, 2011

Bristol Public Library announces 5th Annual Homemade Candy Contest

February 18, 2011

3 Peace Band to perform at Machiavelli's

February 18, 2011

Registration deadline for Tom's shoe painting event

February 18, 2011

Art Journaling at blowfish emporium

February 19, 2011

Tennessee Jed to perform at Machiavelli's

February 19, 2011

HORIZON at The Paramount

February 19, 2011

Mountain Mission School Choir

February 20, 2011

The Bristol Public Library presents "Homegrown Water" by David St. John

February 20, 2011

Storytime at Bristol Public Library

February 21, 2011

Beginning Yoga Class

February 22, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

February 22, 2011

Tuesday Basic Watercolor at One of a Kind Gallery

February 22, 2011

Tuesday Pottery at One of a Kind Gallery

February 22, 2011

Storytime at Bristol Public Library

February 22, 2011

Painting for Youth class at One of a Kind Gallery

February 22, 2011

Wednesday Day Basic Drawing

February 23, 2011

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