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ETSU Old Time Pride Band and Henhouse Prowlers to Kick-off Downtown Bristol's Summer Concert Series!


ETSU Old Time Pride Band
May 04, 2011
Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance are proud to announce it’s time for Bristol’s’ Twelfth Annual Border Bash Summer Concert Series!!! The first summer concert of the year will begin on May 6, 2011. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6:00 PM, LIVE music begins at 7:00 PM with the ETSU Old Time Pride Band, followed by Henhouse Prowlers starting at approximately 8:30PM. Remember that Border Bash is free to the public and we look forward to seeing you on State Street!

The event is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance. A special thank you to our Sponsors for 2011: City of Bristol TN and City of Bristol VA, Wachovia Bank – A Wells Fargo Company, PennStuart, Dent K. Burk & Associates, Greg Fahn & Rob Simis – Edward Jones Investments, Merrill Lynch, Waste Management, Blakley-Mitchell, Curcio & Stout, Kerr-Boswell, Inc., Blackbird Bakery, Kil’n Time Pottery, Strongwell, First Tennessee Foundation, Bank of Tennessee, Burke, Powers & Harty, Inc., Nash & Powers Insurance, Bristol Dental Group, Cranberry Lane, JA Street & Associates, Inari Wines, Sound Check Music, Jeff & Terri Gregory and Tom & Barbara Smith. In-Kind Sponsors-Coca Cola Distributing, CW4 and Fox Tri-Cities, The Bristol Herald Courier and Citadel Broadcasting.

ETSU old time pride band – The band consists of Noah Wall: fiddle, Quentin Acres: guitar, Alex Moore: bass, Stephanie Jeter: autoharp, Amythyst Phillips: guitar, Justin Watkins: hammer dulcimer and banjo, Roy Andrade: fiddle, and Trae McMaken: banjo. Roy Andrade, formerly with the Reel Time Travelers, will be heading up the group. From exploring the history of mountain music to traveling the country in a string band, old time banjo musician Roy Andrade has a passion for the music of Appalachia. He's currently passing on that fervor as a teacher at ETSU. Roy was raised in Asheville, N.C., and has carried around an instrument as long as he can remember. He was playing accordion by the time he was four. Later he picked up the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and other instruments. Andrade first came to ETSU as a student in the Appalachian Studies program. While in Johnson City, he met three other old time musicians and started the band Reel Time Travelers. The group traveled for six years, playing over 600 shows alongside notable musicians like Alison Krauss and Ralph Stanley. They produced a CD and cut a track for the movie Cold Mountain. After the band split, Andrade returned to ETSU to finish his degree. When he isn't teaching, Roy spends most of his free time picking with area musicians. For some of the finest bluegrass and old time music the region has to offer, don't miss the ETSU Old Time Pride Band.

Henhouse Prowlers — The Henhouse Prowlers consist of four members and have been barnstorming on to the red hot bluegrass scene since 2004. In 2007, the group of roughly thirty-something’s made the commitment to go the distance, to be a full-time touring bluegrass band. But not just another bluegrass band. The Prowlers began to see their hard work and relentless tour schedule pay off with a strong momentum and growing reputation for crisp, hard-driving bluegrass with intricate harmonies and electrifying stage energy. While balancing time on the road and in the studio in Colorado, HHP are winners of the 2010 RockyGrass Band Competition and the 2010 Chicago Music Award.
The Henhouse Prowlers center their sound on that of the early, formative years of bluegrass, while they keep their pulse on today by covering contemporary topics in a largely original repertoire. The bluegrass and acoustic music scenes are exploding with a new generation of young, invigorated fans across the nation, and the Prowlers embody the new breed of performers adding to the style of Flatt and Scruggs with a dynamic exuberance appreciated by all. They perform — and conduct media interviews — in suit-and-tie and work in a tightly choreographed, one-mic stage setting, which adds an exciting dimension to their shows. Combining passion, confidence and flair with instrumental and vocal prowess, The Prowlers deliver bluegrass with an edge. Along the collective road they have traveled, The Henhouse Prowlers have absorbed such diverse influences as Broadway, blues and barbershop, church music and shape note singing, opera and old-time, classical and country, folk and funk.

For more information about Border Bash please visit www.believeinbristol.org, www.bristolrhythm.com, or call (423) 573-2200 or (423) 573-4898.

Downtown Bristol Blog

The Business of Tourism Workshop!

May 10, 2011
Most businesses in our region are affected by the tourism industry. Learn how to maximize these opportunities for your business and what businesses are needed to support this industry. Training provided by area tourism professionals. Workshop is free, but registration is required. May 10• 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. • Virginia Intermont College. Please call 423.989.4850 or more information and registration or check out the link below, http://vastartup.org/register/events/435

Fred McClellan to Speak on Bristol's Country Music Heritage

May 09, 2011
In recent decades Bristol has claimed the mantle as the “Birthplace of Country Music”. All genres of country music can now be heard throughout Bristol from bistros to multiple stages during Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Yes, live music is making an impact on the Bristol economy, but where did it all come from and what is the oft heard “Big Bang of Country Music”? Fred McClellan, the founding president of the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, will present a program on “Bristol’s Country Music Heritage”, addressing the Bristol Historical Association. This presentation will be held on Monday, May 9th, 6:30pm at the Bristol Public Library.
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Mother's Day Brunch at The Bistro

May 08, 2011
The Bistro is offering a special Sunday seating for Mother's Day from 11 am to 2 pm. Click below to see what the three-course menu includes!
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State Street Farmers Market Opening Saturday

May 07, 2011
The State Street Farmers market opens in May of each year and runs through October. For more information about the market please go to the market website at www.statestreetfarmersmarket.com.
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2nd Annual Butterfly Ball in Downtown Bristol — Sponsored by the Junior League of Bristol, TN-VA

May 07, 2011
The Junior League of Bristol is holding their 2nd Annual Butterfly Ball on May 7, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Historic Train Station in Downtown Bristol. The night will include dancing with Christabel and the Jons, a folkly swing band who has played Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Bonnaroo and Bele Chere Festivals, just to name a few. There will also be Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar, a Silent Auction and raffles. Tickets are $35 per person/$60 per couple.
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Ballroom class at Bristol Ballet

May 06, 2011
Learn to Swing Dance Friday,May 6 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Bristol Ballet Studio, 628 Cumberland St. An hour-long class will be followed by social dancing. No partner required. Recommended for older teens and adults. $10 per person includes refreshment. Call Bristol Ballet for more information at 276-669-6051 or http://bristolballet.org.

Who Hates Shakespeare? I hate Shakespeare!


"To be, or not to be?" Hamlet (Jared Colley) asks the question in Theatre Bristol's upcoming production of I Hate Shakespeare
May 06, 2011
What do talking cows, zombies and Hamlet have in common? They all make an appearance in Theatre Bristol’s production of I Hate Shakespeare. I Hate Shakespeare is a side-splitting romp through a myriad of familiar Shakespeare characters including Richard the III, Romeo & Juliet, Othello and Mac-buh (you know, the Scottish play – it’s bad luck to say it out loud!). I Hate Shakespeare! is a hilarious and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare — with a modern twist. I Hate Shakespeare public performances are May 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 8 pm and May 15 at 2:30 pm in Theatre Bristol’s ARTspace, limited seating, reservations suggested. Reservations can be made by ordering online at Theatre Bristol’s website www.theatrebristo.org.
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CATS is coming to The Paramount!

May 06, 2011
Appalachian Regional Theatrical Society is proud to present CATS, the second longest running show on Broadway, as its 4th and final show of its inaugural season. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is making its debut in the Tri-Cities at the Paramount Center for Performing Arts.
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BORDER BASH IS BACK!


Henhouse Prowlers
May 06, 2011
Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance are proud to announce it’s time for Bristol’s’ Twelfth Annual Border Bash Summer Concert Series!!! The first summer concert of the year will begin on May 6, 2011. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6:00 PM, LIVE music begins at 7:00 PM with the ETSU Old Time Pride Band, followed by Henhouse Prowlers starting at approximately 8:30PM. Remember that Border Bash is free to the public and we look forward to seeing you on State Street!
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Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau To Offer Photoshop Elements Workshop

May 05, 2011
The Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a series of Digital Discovery Workshops to help participants integrate creative technology options into business and personal projects. Led by photographer and digital artist, Malcolm J. Wilson, the workshop series begins with “A Basic Introduction to Photoshop Elements” on May 5, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce.
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"FIBBERS FIESTA"

May 05, 2011
BEAVER CREEK STORYTELLERS present "FIBBERS FIESTA"! MAY 5, THURSDAY, 7:00-9:00 P.M. at 606 STATE STREET GALLERY, BRISTOL TENNESSEE ADMISSION: $5

National Day of Prayer is tomorrow!

May 05, 2011
12-12:30 pm tomorrow, there will be an event at Cumberland Square Park titled"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God".

GREGORY RECEIVES REAGAN AWARD! Congratulations!


Joe Gregory
May 04, 2011
Bristol, Tennessee resident Joe Gregory was presented with the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award by the former President's son, Michael Reagan before over 6,000 members at the National Rifle Association of America's Celebration of American Values Freedom Experience here today. Awarding Gregory with a framed personal letter handwritten by the former President, Michael Reagan said Gregory's "tireless commitment to freedom has helped make America more like the 'shining city upon a hill' that my late father envisioned."
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Upcoming Events

"Voices of Colors" exhibit on display at the Bristol Public Library's Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery during the month of May

May 01 - 31, 2011

Art, Storytelling, Wine, Music at 606 State Street Gallery

May 01 - 31, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday

May 04, 2011

Hoop class at Theatre Bristol

May 04, 2011

Prom Shootout at The Paramount

May 04, 2011

Full Moon Jams concert series

May 05, 2011

Prom Shootout at The Paramount

May 05, 2011

BCMA To Reveal Grassroots Initiative

May 05, 2011

Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street Gallery

May 05, 2011

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

May 05, 2011

Half priced wine bottles at KP Duty

May 06, 2011

Ballroom class at Bristol Ballet

May 06, 2011

I Hate Shakespeare!by Theatre Bristol

May 06, 2011

ETSU Old Time Pride Band and Henhouse Prowlers to Kick-off Downtown Bristol's Summer Concert Series!

May 06, 2011

Discount at The Bistro

May 06, 2011

ARTS presents CATS

May 06, 2011

2nd Annual Butterfly Ball in Downtown Bristol — Sponsored by the Junior League of Bristol, TN-VA

May 07, 2011

Discount at The Bistro

May 07, 2011

I Hate Shakespeare! at Theatre Bristol

May 07, 2011

ARTS presents CATS

May 07, 2011

Farmer's Market Opening Day

May 07, 2011

Mother's Day Brunch sponsored by Food City

May 08, 2011

ARTS presents CATS

May 08, 2011

Bristol Public Library Closed

May 08, 2011

Mother's Day Brunch at The Bistro

May 08, 2011

Bristol Public Library Closed

May 09, 2011

Fred McClellan to Speak on Bristol's Country Music Heritage

May 09, 2011

Full Moon Jam concert series

May 10, 2011

The Business of Tourism — An Entrepreneur and Small Business Workshop

May 10, 2011

Warner on Your Corner

May 11, 2011

Hoop class at Theatre Bristol

May 11, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday

May 11, 2011

Full Moon Jam concert series

May 12, 2011

Roots of American Music at The Paramount

May 13, 2011

I Hate Shakespeare! at Theatre bristol

May 13, 2011

Roots of American Music

May 13, 2011

Half priced wine bottles at KP Duty

May 13, 2011

3rd Annual Caterpillar Carnival

May 14, 2011

I Hate Shakespeare! at Theatre Bristol

May 14, 2011

I Hate Shakespeare! at Theatre Bristol

May 15, 2011

"Pictures at an Exhibition" Bristol Ballet's Spring Student Concert

May 15, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 17, 2011

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