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Border Bash with Frontier Ruckus and Dangermuffin!

June 17, 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 fourth summer concert of the year will begin on June 17, 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 Dangermuffin, followed by Frontier Ruckus starting at approximately 8:30PM. Remember that Border Bash is free to the public! We look forward to seeing you on State Street!!!
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Theatre Rock: AMERICA! Theatre Bristol's Summer Camp

June 15, 2011
Theatre Rock: AMERICA! Theatre Bristol’s Summer Theatre Camp is open to students who have completed Kindergarten thru 12th grade. The cost is $125 per student. The Cathy DeCaterina School of the Arts will run from July 11-15, 2011. Classes will be from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm. Students will learn acting skills as they take part in songs and skits all with a patriotic theme. The week culminates in a performance at The Paramount Center for the Arts as part of "Tunes at Noon" their summer concert series. Registration is open now and can be done by calling Theatre Bristol's office 423.968.4977.

Call for Parade Entries for Star-Spangled Weekend

June 15, 2011
The organization "Celebrate Bristol" is announcing a Call for Parade Entries for Star-Spangled Weekend to be held on Saturday July 2, 2011. Plans are being finalized for Bristol's annual Independence weekend celebration in downtown Bristol, which will include a concert and food at Cumberland Square Park, a motorcycle Poker Run, the AACA Antique Car Show and other new events. The Bristol Host Lion’s Club will host the first annual Rubber Duck Race, which will be held following the parade in Beaver Creek. The annual parade will begin on Morrison Blvd at 10:00am and follow the traditional route down State Street to end at Lee Street at the park. Line-up will begin at 8:00am on Morrison Blvd.
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Princess Dance Camp!

June 15, 2011
Ballet Arts Academy Announces Princess Dance Camp! June 20th – June 23rd 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more information, please contact the studio at 276-644-9465 or email balletarts@bvunet.net

Flops for Fathers Day!

June 15, 2011
Father's Day is coming up! How about a new pair of flip flops for summer?

Architect Honored by American Institute of Architects College of Fellows


Peyton Boyd
June 15, 2011
Abingdon architect Peyton Boyd is one of four Virginia members of the American Institute of Architects who have been elevated to its College of Fellows — an honor awarded to members who have made contributions of national significance to the profession. From a membership of more than 80,000, there are fewer than 2,700 Fellows. The purpose of the College of Fellows is to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows, to promote the purposes of the Institute, to advance the profession of architecture, and to be of ever-increasing service to society.
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State of the Arts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

June 15, 2011
Click on the link below to checkout the State of the Arts Ribbon Cutting last Friday! It was a great weekend for all the arts in Historic Downown Bristol. Special thanks to Tim Flannagan for this video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRdsLf2u

Upcoming Events

"Journey of Images" exhibit on display at the Bristol Public Library's Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery during the month of June

June 01 - 30, 2011

Summer Dance Camps at Bristol Ballet

June 13 - 18, 2011

Music of Pink Floyd to rock Paramount

June 15, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

June 16, 2011

Border Bash...Because It's Great on State

June 17, 2011

Wine Luck at 606 State Street Gallery

June 17, 2011

David Caldwell Tunes at Noon at The Paramount

June 17, 2011

Don't miss the final performances of Bat Boy, the musical at Theatre Bristol

June 17, 2011

Theatre Bristol closes 45th anniversary with Bat Boy the musical

June 17, 2011

Theatre Bristol closes 45th anniversary with Bat Boy, the musical

June 18, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

June 18, 2011

Don't miss Bat Boy, the musical's final performances

June 18, 2011

Theatre Bristol is holding open auditions for You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

June 19, 2011

The Crooked Road General Store presents The Stanleys

June 19, 2011

Summer Dance Camps at Bristol Ballet

June 20 - 24, 2011

Theatre Bristol is holding open auditions for You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

June 20, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

June 21, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

June 23, 2011

Set The Controls recreating the Music of Pink Floyd

June 24, 2011

Cigar Smoker featuring Rocky Patel Cigars

June 24, 2011

David Caldwell Tunes at Noon at The Paramount

June 24, 2011

Two bands in two days at Theatre Bristol

June 24, 2011

Two Bands in Two Days at Theatre Bristol

June 25, 2011

Kings Grass to perform at 606 State Street Gallery

June 25, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

June 25, 2011

Who Art You? Find Yourself at Art Camp

June 27 - July 01, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

June 28, 2011

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

June 30, 2011

Greater Vision to perform at The Paramount

June 30, 2011

Music and Movies in the Park

June 30, 2011

Music and Movies in the Park

July 07, 2011

David Caldwell Tunes at Noon at The Paramount

July 08, 2011

Rutherford To Offer Watercolor Classes

July 09, 2011

Advanced Summer Intensive Dance Camp at Bristol Ballet

July 11 - 29, 2011

Music and Movies in the Park

July 14, 2011

David Caldwell Tunes at Noon at The Paramount

July 15, 2011

A solo acoustic evening with Aaron Lewis

July 16, 2011

Rutherford To Offer Watercolor Classes

July 16, 2011

Music and Movies in the Park

July 21, 2011

David Caldwell Tunes at Noon at The Paramount

July 22, 2011

Who Art You? Find Yourself at Art Camp

July 25 - 29, 2011

Music and Movies in the Park

July 28, 2011

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