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Bristol Sessions Weekend!

March 09, 2011
THIS WEEKEND The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance presents Bristol Sessions Weekend, celebrating the Bear Family Records release of The Bristol Sessions: 1927 & 1928 The Big Bang of Country Box Set. This extradordinary compilation of the 1927 & 1928 Bristol Sessions has been digitally re-mastered, an important archive of our music history. The release marks the first time both the '27 & '28 sessions have been packaged together. Previously unreleased material is included in the 5-disc set along side a beautiful, 250 page hard cover book detailing the sessions, artists, and a brief history of country music, written by Dr. Ted Olson of East Tennessee State University's Department of Appalachian Studies. Also included in the book are the full lyrics to songs recorded in the Bristol Sessions.

Bristol Sessions Weekend is packed full of events celebrating the release of The Bristol Sessions: 1927 & 1928 The Big Bang of Country Box Set and Bristol's unique history as the true Birthplace of Country Music! EVERY Bristolian should attend these events with their families and share in the history of our music heritage!

Saturday, March 12th

3pm — Dr. Ted Olson & Richard Weiz at Bristol Public Library

Celebrating the Bristol Sessions Box Set Release by Bear Family Records. Dr. Ted Olson, author of the book that accompanies the box set, and Richard Weiz of Bear Family Records will discuss the compilation.

7:30pm — The Bristol Sessions Box Set CD Release Party, Ruth King Antiques @618 State Street

Roni & Patsy Stoneman, Dale Jett & John Carter Cash will be on hand to celebrate the release of the Bristol Sessions Box Set. Pre-orders of the box set can be picked up at the event, box sets will also be sold.

Sunday, March 13th

7pm — **SOLD OUT** The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance Presents: Mountain Stage @The Paramount Center for the Arts

NPR's Mountain Stage returns to Bristol for Bristol Sessions Weekend!
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dale Jett, Dale Ann Bradley & Kim Fox

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Mountain Stage — SOLD OUT

March 13, 2011
Birthplace of Country Music Alliance presents MOUNTAIN STAGE The award-winning National Public Radio program in it’s 6th year! Hosted by Larry Groce, Mountain Stage will record their two-hour radio program for distribution to over 100 affiliates nationwide (WETS 89.5. FM Johnson City, TN-Saturdays at 3:00pm). The show explores the roots and growth of country music.
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Bristol Sessions Weekend

March 12, 2011
Dr. Ted Olson, professor and former director of ETSU's Appalachian, Scottish, Irish Studies Program, has written a book about the Bristol Sessions to accompany a five-CD boxed set, The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928, produced by Bear Records.
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Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway at The Paramount

March 12, 2011
Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his role in The Phantom of the Opera, for which he earned the title, “The World’s Longest Running Phantom”, after playing the role more than 3000 times, including the national tour and the San Francisco run for over 5 years.
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Let's get ready to Rhumba!

March 11, 2011
Rhumba Ballroom class will be held Friday March 11, 2011 from 7:30 until 9:30 pm. The cost for the one hour class with social dancing following is $10. No partner or reservation is necessary. Refreshments will be provided. Hosted by Bristol Ballet, 628 Cumberland Street, Bristol VA. For more information go to www.bristolballet.org or call 276-669-6051

Bristol Chamber of Commerce Awarded Five-Star Accreditation By US Chamber of Commerce!

March 09, 2011
The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Bristol Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. This prestigious five-star rating places the Bristol Chamber among the top 1% of chambers nationwide.
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Enter to Win 2 Free Weekend Passes to BMS!

March 09, 2011
Nash & Powers wants you to win 2 FREE Weekend Passes to BMS! Your weekend pass includes two tickets to the NASCAR Races on March 18-20 in Bristol, TN. PLUS you can "Like" us on Facebook for an additional entry! Click here to register or for additional information http://www.nashandpowers.com/about-us/our-contest/
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Upcoming Events

Karate class for kids

February 08 - March 15, 2011

Warner on your Corner

March 09, 2011

Painting Class at blowfish emporium

March 10, 2011

Tango lessons at Bristol Ballet

March 11, 2011

FRANC D'AMBROSIO'S BROADWAY at The Paramount

March 12, 2011

Wine Tastings at Inari Wines

March 12, 2011

Appalachian Studies Professor leads off "Bristol Sessions Weekend"

March 12, 2011

Mountain Stage

March 13, 2011

Appalachian Studies Professor leads off "Bristol Sessions Weekend"

March 13, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

March 14, 2011

Painting Class at blowfish emporium

March 15, 2011

Nevermore Book Club

March 15, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

March 15, 2011

Bristol Bright Sparks Electronics Club

March 16, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

March 17, 2011

FOLK SOUL REVIVAL hosts "AN EVENING FOR ALLUN"

March 18, 2011

Painting class for kids at blowfish emporium

March 19, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

March 19, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

March 21, 2011

Nevermore Book Club

March 22, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

March 22, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

March 22, 2011

Bristol Public Library's Discovery Series Presents Bipartisan Speaker, Bob Gibson

March 22, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

March 24, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

March 26, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

March 28, 2011

Mark Bauerlein to speak at Bristol Public Library

March 28, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emproium

March 29, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

March 29, 2011

Nevermore Book Club

March 29, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

March 31, 2011

Willy Wonka

April 01, 2011

Willy Wonka

April 02, 2011

MARK NIZER at The Paramount

April 08, 2011

Depicting the Character of Bristol

April 09, 2011

Warner on Your Corner

April 13, 2011

Bristol Public Library Discovery Series presents bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank

April 16, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt

April 23, 2011

Warner on Your Corner

May 11, 2011

TITO PUENTE, JR. & HIS ORCHESTRA at The Paramount

May 19, 2011

Urinetown

June 03 - 19, 2011

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