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Kari's Heart Foundation presents TRI CITIES GOT TALENT!

May 05, 2012
Saturday, May 5th at 7:00pm — KHF will be sponsoring the Third Annual Tri Cities Got Talent competition at The Paramount. For more information go to www.karisheartfoundation.org to download entry form and official rules. All proceeds from the event will benefit families of children experiencing a healthcare crisis. The winner of the competition will be sponsored by Kari's Heart Foundation to audition at the next America's Got Talent competition. Tickets $18 Reserved.

State Street Farmers Market Opens for Season!

May 05, 2012
The State Street Farmers Market will open for the season, Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM. The market is located at 810 State Street in the Downtown Center. The market opens in May of each year and remains open through October. Its hours are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon each Saturday and opens Wednesday evenings from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM beginning in July and going through September.
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Virginia Intermont College To Lead Recycling at Border Bash Concerts

May 04, 2012
In partnership with Believe in Bristol, aluminum cans and plastic bottles will be collected during Border Bash Concerts, beginning Friday, May 4, by Virginia Intermont College. The college is recycling on campus and in the community to raise money for the Smith-Canter Gymnasium renovation as part of its “Raise the Roof” campaign. Ball Corporation pledges to match all of the College’s aluminum can recycling proceeds for the Gym project. Virginia Intermont will also be working with Keep Bristol Beautiful — KBB will be gathering other recyclables such as paper, cardboard, plastic, etc.
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Border Bash Kicks Off 13th Year with The Whiskey Gentry and JP Harris and the Tough Choices!


The Whiskey Gentry
May 04, 2012
The arrival of warmer weather here in Bristol earmarks the upcoming monthly summer concert series, Border Bash. Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash will begin its 13th year on May 4th, in the 800 block of State Street. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6PM. Live music begins at 7:00PM with The Whiskey Gentry, followed by JP Harris and The Tough Choices. As always, Border Bash is free to the public! “Border Bash first began 13 years ago as a small block party held 4 times during the summer months with 50-60 participants,” commented Christina Blevins, Executive Director of Believe in Bristol. “Since that time, our event has grown to 8 separate events, with children’s activities, food, arts and crafts vendors and between 750-1,000 participants each time!” This growth is due in part to the collaborative efforts of Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Birthplace of Country Music Alliance and the Cities of Bristol.
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Heritage TV Spotlight on Music — Wise Old River

May 03, 2012
Wise Old River — FREE CONCERT at Theatre Bristol!! This year's second installment of Heritage TV Spotlight on Music is proud to present Wise Old River, a musical favorite and professional friends to the Station and Staff.
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The 606 State Street Gallery will present The Beaver Creek Storytellers

May 03, 2012
The 606 State Street Gallery will present The Beaver Creek Storytellers. The following tellers will be sharing stories at the 606 State Street Gallery this Thursday, May 3, at 7pm-9pm: MaryGrace Walrath, Carl Jenkins, G Lee Hearl, Sam Samuel, and Pat Musselman. Becky Vickers will be the emcee. Music will be provided by Kenny and Julie Ashkettle. Admission $5. Bring a friend and see you there, May 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the 606 State Street, Bristol TN. Admission: $5.00. Refreshments at intermission. The event is free to members.
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Needed: Hair stylists, massage therapists & nail technicians at Root of Envy Salon & Day Spa

May 02, 2012
Root of Envy Salon & Day Spa in downtown Bristol TN is looking for hair stylists, massage therapists, and nail techicians. Booth rental fee per month. For more information call Buffie Jones @ 423-571-2366 or email Helen Lambert at rootofenvy@gmail.com — Root of Envy Salon & Day Spa, 20 Sixth Street, Bristol TN.

Special at The Mad Hatter — Downtown Salon

May 02, 2012
JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER! The Mad Hatter is offering formaldehyde free Keratin straighteners for only $150 for the entire month of May! All hair types only $150 May-30. Call today for your appointment, because at this price, space is limited! Please call 276-466-1010 or visit them at 14 Piedmont Ave, Bristol VA.

Paper Windows — "Spring-Nature's Green Light."


First place was awarded to "Cardinal, the Flame Bird" by Wallace Moura
May 02, 2012
Bristol Tennessee’s Paper Windows judges has announced the winners of the Paper Windows photo contest Session 1, “Spring-Nature’s Green Light.” Over fifty photographs were submitted for the community contest showcasing what spring means to each photographer. Photos of flowers, wildlife, families, parks and the Bristol Motor Speedway were received. Judging was not a simple task given the many photos. The top three photographs are: First place was awarded to ”Cardinal, the Flame Bird” by Wallace Moura, Second Place was awarded to “Conjunction at Steele Creek” by Greg Booher, Third Place was awarded to “Honey Bee – Tiny Treasure” by Denise Beverly.
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Strut your stuff at Wm. King Clothiers

May 02, 2012
Whether you are in Miami at South Beach or in East Tennessee at South Holston Lake, these Peter Millar bathing suits will get some attention. Not for the faint of heart, but if you gotta strut your stuff you might as well look good trying. Go for it! For more information, please call 423-968-9383 or visitat 534 State Street, Bristol TN.

Guest Bartenders at Machiavelli's — Healing Hands

May 02, 2012
Vince Turner and Vann Averitt are going to be the Guest Bartenders on Wednesday, May 2nd from around 5:00 — 8:00 p.m. at MACHIAVELLIS in downtown Bristol. All tipswillbenefit Healing Hands.Come out and show your support to downtown and a great organization!

Upcoming Events

"Paper Windows: A Photographic Vision of Bristol"

April 24 - June 21, 2012

Wilson, Rutherford featured at 606 State Street Gallery

May 01 - 31, 2012

Bristol iPad workshop

May 02, 2012

Yoga for Kids at The Healing Arts Center

May 03, 2012

Heritage TV Spotlight on Music — Wise Old River

May 03, 2012

Storytelling at 606 State Street Gallery

May 03, 2012

The 606 State Street Gallery will present The Beaver Creek Storytellers

May 03, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 03, 2012

Beer Tasting Event at Inari Wines

May 04, 2012

Border Bash Concert Series to Begin

May 04, 2012

Kari's Heart Foundation presents TRI CITIES GOT TALENT

May 05, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

May 05, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

May 05, 2012

Experience the Derby like you have never experienced it before

May 05, 2012

Record Setting Event in Downtown

May 05, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 08, 2012

Yoga for kids at The Healing Arts Center

May 10, 2012

Full Moon Jams concert series

May 10, 2012

Beer Tasting Event at Inari Wines

May 11, 2012

Theatre of Ballet Arts presents "SEASONS"

May 12, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

May 12, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

May 12, 2012

Mothers Day lunch at Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College

May 13, 2012

Full Moon Jam concert series

May 15, 2012

USAF BAND OF MID-AMERICA "STARLIFTER"

May 16, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 17, 2012

Yoga for Kids at The Healing Arts Center

May 17, 2012

Beer Tasting Event at Inari Wines

May 18, 2012

Bristol Public Library Guest Speaker

May 19, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

May 19, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

May 19, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 22, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 24, 2012

Yoga for Kids at The Healing Arts Center

May 24, 2012

Beer Tasting Event at Inari Wines

May 25, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 29, 2012

Full Moon Jams Concert Series

May 31, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

June 08, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

July 13, 2012

Art D'Vine — a Gallery Hop on State Street

August 10, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

October 26, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

December 07, 2012

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