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We support the 3/50 Project and so should you!

November 23, 2011
Think of three businesses you'd hate to see disappear, then pop in and say hello.... Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy!

The 3/50 Project supports independent, locally owned businesses by inspiring consumer loyalty to the storefronts that directly fund their communities.

Think of three businesses you'd miss if they went away. Stop in. Say hello. Pick up a little something that makes you smile. That's what keeps them around, after all.

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.

For more information, please visit The350Project.net.

The 3/50 Project ® © Cinda Baxter, 2010. All rights reserved.

Small Business Saturday is THIS SATURDAY!!!

November 23, 2011
First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. November 27, 2010 was the first ever Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S.

More than 200 organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.

For more info: http://www.smallbusinesssaturday.com.

Downtown Bristol Blog

Bristol Public Library's Discovery Series Presents Buddy Valastro, the "Cake Boss", Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Viking Hall Civic Center.

December 01, 2011
The Bristol Public Library’s 2011 Discovery Series will be hosting Buddy Valastro, author and star of TLC’s hit show, Cake Boss on December 1st, 2011 at 7pm, at Viking Hall Civic Center in Bristol, TN. For Buddy Valastro, mixing eggs, sugar, butter and flour mean a lot more than “making a cake.” As a fourth generation baker, it’s a constant source of pleasure, pride and creativity. His mastery of fondant icing techniques and introduction of the art of designer cakes to a broader audience continues the Carlo’s Bakery legacy.
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State Street Farmers Market Sets Winter Market

December 01, 2011
The State Street Farmers Market is gearing up for its annual Winter Market hosted each year in Bristol’s Downtown Center just prior to the Christmas Parade on December 1, 2011. The Winter Market will open at 3:00 P.M. and remain open until 7:00 P.M. and feature homemade Christmas items to give as homespun family heirlooms to be treasured for years to come. There will also be a wide assortment of traditional Christmas ornaments and decorations along with customary holiday baked goods straight from the kitchens of local bakers. Come out and support our local artisans and purchase something unique to put on or under your Christmas tree and something yummy to put on your Christmas table. For more information on the market, call Terry Napier at 423-764-4023.

30th Annual Bristol Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Bristol!

December 01, 2011
An annual family favorite through Historic Downtown Bristol, offering decorative floats, marching bands, and Old St. Nicholas himself. Parade begins at 7pm. Please contact the Bristol Chamber of Commerce for enter at float by calling (423) 989-4850. You don't want to miss this family tradition!!

BVU's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


Christmas Tree Lighting 2010
November 28, 2011
For the 6th year, BVU will herald in the Christmas season by sponsoring the Community Tree-Lighting at Cumberland Square in downtown Bristol Virginia. Set for Monday, November 28, at 6:30p.m., the event showcases a stately 45-foot Norwegian Spruce, which BVU technicians decorate with thousands of lights — about 18,000 of them — for a dramatic and joyous ceremonial display. Cider and hot chocolate will be provided, and Christmas music will be performed by the Virginia High Bearcat Marching Band and local school choirs. Please join us to ring in the 2011 Christmas season on Monday, November 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Cumberland Square. (Rain date: Tuesday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m.)

Pledge your support for Small Business Saturday®

November 26, 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!

KP Duty to host The Corklickers on Black Saturday!

November 26, 2011
After a full day of shopping for Christmas, rest your weary feet and let someone else wait on you. KP Duty would like to invite you to join them for live music by The Corklickers on Black Saturday from 6:30 pm — to 9:30 pm. Come enjoy a delicious dinner, a glass of wine from their extensive wine menu and enjoy the musical stylings of this fun, fantastic group. 520 State St, Bristol, TN — (423) 764-3889.

Santa Claus is Coming to Cranberry Lane!

November 26, 2011
Get your Christmas Lists ready and ensure your spot on Santa's nice list. The big man himself will be coming to Cranberry Lane! Santa will be available for lap sitting, gift consultation and photos (bring your camera, please) on Small Business Saturday, November 26 from 11 am to 4 pm. Come one come all and get ready for Christmas! 623 State St, Bristol VA — (276) 669-9899.

Beers Inspired by Legend — Tasting at Inari Wines

November 25, 2011
Friday 4:00pm until 6:45 pm (or until it's gone) — $5 per person — (276) 821-WINE (9463) 39 Piedmont Avenue • Bristol, Virginia. Read below for information!
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Barter Theatre Kicks Off National Tour of "Miracle on 34th Street" with Special "Barter" Event/Food Drive at The Paramount Center for the Arts

November 23, 2011
Share the holiday season with a traditional Christmas story and help feed the hungry by bartering canned goods for admission for Barter Theatre’s Broadway-style musical, “Miracle on 34th Street,” at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. This is the first performance to kick-off Barter Theatre’s national tour, plus, Barter is pleased to announce a partnership with the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry to bring this special, one-night only community event to Bristol.
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Mini Record Store Day at Sessons 27!

November 23, 2011
It’s what all you vinyl fans have been waiting for, two record store days in one year. Friday November 25th is a mini Record Store Day, chalked full of limited edition releases. It’s a customer appreciation day for all of you who support independent record stores and a great way to kick off the holiday season. We’ll also be putting out some new used titles as well. We only get a limited amount of this product and it’s first come first serve…with titles from the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Sharon Jones and many more. This holiday season give the gift of musicwith some of these great releases or a new record player. We will open at 10am for the event and we hope to see you all here at Sessions 27! 505 State Street Bristol VA, 276-644-9847.

Christmas Crunch Camp at Theatre Bristol!

November 23, 2011
Kid’s out of school & underfoot? Trying to get shopping, wrapping & packing done? Theatre Bristol’s got what you need! A special holiday camp December 19, 20 & 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily culminating with performances on Wednesday, December 21. The cost is $75 per camper (Please pack a lunch, snacks provided). Theme will include select scenes from a variety of holiday shows and include Christmas songs! Only 25 spots available, for students grades K thru 12th, registration starts November 14. Call Theatre Bristol 423.968.4977 to reserve your spot today!

Upcoming Events

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

November 05 - 26, 2011

Barter Theatre Kicks Off National Tour of "Miracle on 34th Street" with Special "Barter" Event/Food Drive at The Paramount Center for the Arts

November 23, 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

Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2011

KP Duty to host The Corklickers on Black Saturday

November 26, 2011

Jonathan Scales to perform at Machiavelli's

November 26, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Cranberry Lane!

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

State Street Farmers Market Sets Winter Market

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

Benjamin Walls to celebrate 10 year anniversary

December 02, 2011

Big Daddy Love to perform at Machiavelli's

December 02, 2011

Uncle Mountain and River Whyless to perform at Machiavelli's

December 03, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

December 03, 2011

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver to perform at The Paramount Center

December 03, 2011

Bristol Ballet presents Christmas Illuminations at The Paramount

December 04, 2011

Local Author, Kathy Shearer, to Present New Book at the Bristol Public Library

December 04, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

December 08, 2011

YWCA Hosts 13th Annual Luncheon and Silent Auction

December 09, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 09, 2011

Sip and Shop at Inari Wines

December 10, 2011

Breakfast with Santa at KP Duty

December 10, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 10, 2011

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 11, 2011

Christmas Tour of Homes

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

First Christian Church presents THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS

December 18, 2011

Oakley-Cook Funeral Home presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

December 18, 2011

Sip and Shop at Inari Wines

December 24, 2011

DAILEY AND VINCENT to perform at The Paramount

January 07, 2012

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at The Paramount

February 04, 2012

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