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Believe in Bristol will again sponsor the Annual Christmas Open House in Historic Downtown Bristol on Monday, November 21st 2011!

November 16, 2011
A Holiday Tradition in Historic Downtown Bristol — You are cordially invited to The Annual Christmas Open House!

Come celebrate this season with merriment and good cheer! Santa Claus, Carolers and Carriage Rides will all be downtown for the entire family’s enjoyment. The Open House has traditionally been a customer appreciation night, merchants stay open late, have special discounts, and refreshments are served at participating locations.

Photos will be available in several locations this year. Twin City Photo Club will be at The Downtown Center taking pictures on the carriage rides from 6-8pm. Pictures may be picked up at 811 State Street (across from the Downtown Center) Bristol VA later that evening. AND Theatre Bristol will be taking photos with Frosty! So don’t miss out, get your photos early!

See humorist JEANNIE ROBERTSON at The Paramount Center for the Arts — Show starts at 7:30 pm. Please call 423-274-8920 for ticket information.

The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion will host a book signing by John Carter Cash at their “Bristol Store”. The grandchild of Maybelle Carter and only son to Johnny & June Carter Cash will be signing copies of his memoir, “House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father, Johnny Cash”, just outside BCMA/BRRR headquarters at 416 State Street between 5pm and 7pm. Please call 423-573-4898 for more information.

Believe in Bristol is a non-profit 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 community’s identity, spirit and economy. For more information about Believe in Bristol or the Downtown Christmas Open House, please call 423-573-2200 or visit www.believeinbristol.org.
Believe in Bristol – 2011 Christmas Open House Event Supporters


AACA – Appalachian Region
Blackbird Bakery
Blakley-Mitchell Clothing
Blowfish emporium
Bristol Dental Group
Bristol Herald Courier
City of Bristol, Tennessee
City of Bristol, Virginia
Cranberry Lane
Dent K. Burk
Edward Jones Investments –
First Tennessee Foundation
Greg Fahn, & Rob Simis
Inari Wines
J.A. Street & Associates
Kil’n Time Pottery
Merrill-Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gregory
Nash & Powers Insurance
Penn Stuart
Serendipity
Strongwell
The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance/Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Wal-Mart
Wells Fargo Bank


Blue Stocking Club
Burke, Powers & Harty Insurance
Curcio & Stout P.C.
Dr. and Mrs. Fred Slaughter
Dr. and Mrs. Robin Feierabend
Kerr-Boswell Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goodpasture
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hanlon
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smith
Mr. and Mrs. William Johnstone
Mr. Edd Hill
Mr. Rob Nicar
Ms. Jean Burnette
Ms. Mary Landrum
WCYB


Thanks to all our downtown merchants for making this event successful!

BCMA — A & E Artist Spotlight

November 16, 2011
This is the third spotlight in the Arts & Entertainment Districtseries. Special thanks to King College Photo Department for production. Please click this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxOpCuYZ2K0 and tell us what you think!

Downtown Bristol Blog

Humorist Jeanne Robertson to appear at The Paramount Center!

November 21, 2011
November 21, 2011 — Award winning speaker Jeanne Robertson is an expert in humor, whether regaling audiences with her experiences as a 6'2" Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant or outlining the steps to developing a sense of humor. Jeanne has been awarded every top honor in the speaking profession. Tickets $34 Adult, $30 Seniors, $24 Groups of 8 or more. All tickets are reserved seating. Please call the Paramount for more information.

Downtown Christmas Open House

November 21, 2011
Come celebrate this season with merriment and good cheer! Santa Claus, Carolers and Carriage Rides will all be downtown for the entire family’s enjoyment. The Open House has traditionally been a customer appreciation night, merchants stay open late, have special discounts, and refreshments are served at participating locations.
Click here to read more.

John Carter Cash Book Signing!

November 21, 2011
The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion will host a book signing by John Carter Cash at their “Bristol Store” during Believe in Bristol’s Downtown Christmas Open House on Monday, November 21st.
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Crooked Road General Store presents Gene Watson

November 20, 2011
November 20, 2011 — Gene has scored over 72 charted songs, including 23 Top Tens and 6 #1 hits over his forty-year career. It is safe to say that most knowledgeable country fans would point to Gene Watson as one of country music’s best ballad singers in the same league as country icons George Jones, Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin and others who are the standard bearers for honest, traditional country music. It’s no surprise that such artists as Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, Connie Smith, Joe Nichols, Alison Krauss, and many others are not only happy but eager to record with Gene. Tickets are $18 in advanced, $25 at the door. Reserved Seating. Please call the Paramount Center for more information.

Christmas Down Home

November 19, 2011
November 19, 2011 — Christmas Down Home is a collection of Holiday stories, memories, and music from a simpler time. With warm humor and fond emotion, it transports audiences to small-town Christmases of years past, when Holidays were less about things and more about people: neighbors, friends, and family. Tickets $25 Adults, $20 Seniors/Students/Children. Reserved Seating. Please call the Paramount Center for more information.

Tellabration!!!

November 17, 2011
The Beaver Creek Storytellers will present their annual benefit event, TELLABRATION! on Thursday, November 17th at the 606 State Street Gallery from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is a benefit event, and admission will be 4 canned food items to be donated to the Bristol Food Pantry. Tellabration is a trademark of the National Storytelling Network which promotes this international event every year, with thousands of storytellers in many nations participating.

NEED TO RELAX?

November 17, 2011
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Guy Penrod to perform at The Paramount Center

November 17, 2011
Guy Penrod will be in concert at the Paramount Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Paramount Box Office, Viking Hall’s Box Office or at www.vikinghall.com or at www.e-tix.com. As the summer sun fades into the fall, time seems to slow to a pace where one enjoys sitting back and taking in the voice that has inspired and given hope to many for years. That is exactly the kind of music that Guy Penrod delivers. Guy is probably best known as one of the centerpieces of the Gaither Vocal Band and has stepped out on his own. Guy is in every sense of the word a man cut from the cloth of rugged individualism.
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Pledge your support for Small Business Saturday®

November 16, 2011
The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. On November 26,American Express isasking millions of Americans to shop small at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge. Check out https://apps.facebook.com/sbsmerchant/Default.aspx?p=GetSignage&like=false. To learn how you as a merchant and as a consumer can help our independent businesses!

"A Very She & Him Christmas".


New at Sessions 27!
November 16, 2011
It’s that time of year where spirits are bright and cheer is in the crisp air. To help get you in the spirit of the holiday season, Sessions 27 recommends “A Very She & Him Christmas”. This fun holiday album can’t help but make you smile and sing along. M. Ward strums away on his guitar giving a contemporary and simple take on some classics while Zooey Deschanel’s vocals have a fun in the snow vibe of cheerful doll-like vocals. While the whole album tends to be more on the mellow side of Christmas tunes the combination of these two musicians stays true to their two previous albums and delivers a couple playful tracks like “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” For a fun new take on some traditional Christmas songs and a couple obscure tracks come pick up this album on CD or fun red clear Vinyl at Sessions 27 on State St. Happy Holidays!

The Bristol Public Library's Piedmont Parking Lot will be closed temporarily!

November 16, 2011
The Piedmont Street parking lot beside the Bristol Public Library will be temporarily closed beginning this Thursday, November 17th for sidewalk repair. The project will take approximately two weeks to complete. The library staff apologizes for any inconvenience. For questions about this announcement or library programs, call 276-645-8780 or stop by the Bristol Public Library at 701 Goode Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201.

Stone AcScents!

November 16, 2011
Congratulations to Stone AcScents one of our newest downtown businesses! Stop in and visit with Chris & Renee soon at 525 State Street, Bristol VA. We have HIMALAYAN SALT LAMPS. — — $19.99 to $199.99 Click below to learn how they work!
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Upcoming Events

Silent Auction to Benefit "For Pete's Sake' Animal Rescue

November 05 - 26, 2011

The Stereofidelics to perform at O'Mainnin's

November 16, 2011

Ryan SheffieldAnd Last in Line W/ Steve Gilbert to perform at O'Mainnin's

November 17, 2011

Relaxation Class at Healing Arts Center

November 17, 2011

Guy Penrod to perform at The Paramount Center

November 17, 2011

Big Something to perform at Machiavelli's

November 18, 2011

Sweet Cyanide to perform at O'Mainnin's

November 18, 2011

William Walter and Tucker Rodgers to perform at Machiavelli's

November 19, 2011

Wine Tasting event at Inari Wines

November 19, 2011

Christmas Down Home

November 19, 2011

Crooked Road General Store presents Gene Watson

November 20, 2011

Downtown Christmas Open House

November 21, 2011

Humorist Jeanne Robertson to appear at The Paramount Center

November 21, 2011

John Carter Cash Book Signing at Downtown Christmas Open House

November 21, 2011

Filthy Still from RI to perform at O'Mainnin's

November 23, 2011

If Birds Could Fly to perform at Machiavelli's

November 25, 2011

Wine Tasting event at Inari Wines

November 26, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Cranberry Lane!

November 26, 2011

Jonathan Scales to perform at Machiavelli's

November 26, 2011

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 28, 2011

Graybeal, Steele and McCoy to perform at O'Mainnin's

November 30, 2011

30th Annual Bristol Christmas Parade

December 01, 2011

Christmas with the Cake Boss

December 01, 2011

The Bristol Public Library Invites Local Artists to Showcase Artwork in December

December 01, 2011

Bristol Ballet presents Christmas Illuminations at The Paramount Center

December 02, 2011

Big Daddy Love to perform at

December 02, 2011

Sip and Shop at Inari Wines

December 03, 2011

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver to perform at The Paramount Center

December 03, 2011

Uncle Mountain and River Whyless to perform at Machiavelli's

December 03, 2011

Bristol Ballet presents Christmas Illuminations at The Paramount

December 04, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

December 08, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 09, 2011

Sip and Shop at Inari Wines

December 10, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 10, 2011

Breakfast with Santa at KP Duty

December 10, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 11, 2011

Appalachian Express Christmas Concert at The Paramount

December 13, 2011

Warner On Your Corner

December 14, 2011

Bristol Senior Show Choir presents CHRISTMAS IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR

December 15, 2011

Ronnie Milsap to perform at The Paramount Center

December 16, 2011

EDDIE MILES — An Elvis Christmas at The Paramount

December 17, 2011

Sip and Shop at Inari Wines

December 17, 2011

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