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Sign your child up TODAY for "Who art You? Find Yourself at Art Camp" this summer!

June 13, 2012
Believe in Bristol and the Arts and Entertainment District of Downtown Bristol are pleased to announce the continuation of an arts-based summer camp for children called “Who Art You? Find Yourself at Art Camp”. The camp will be offered for two weeks during the summer, the first session will be held June 25-29, and the second session will be held July 23-27. This is the second year the district has offered this camp.

The purpose of the art camp will be to expose campers to the vast array of arts experiences there are to be had in Downtown Bristol. During their week at Who Art You? camp, children ages 8-12 will participate in a vast array of creative endeavors including culinary arts, creative movement, music, magic, healing arts (yoga), painting, story telling, martial arts, pottery, and more. In addition, daily walking tours, including the Art in Public Places tour and the Promise Walk will educate campers about the heart of their community.

“We are thrilled to again be offering such a diverse arts-oriented experience to children in our community,” said Katherine Bowman, Associate Director of Believe in Bristol. “Our campers will get a sampling of all the great arts in Downtown Bristol and will hopefully go on from their experience at camp to further explore an arts avenue they found particularly rewarding.”

Each day will offer a different experience for Who Art You? campers. For example, a day could include hand building techniques for wet clay at Kil’n Time from 9 am to 11 am, take lunch and learn oral tradition from the Beaver Creek Storytellers from 11 am to 1 pm and then try their hand at basic kicks, punches, strikes, and blocks at Japan Karate-Do Organization from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Registration deadline for the first session of camp is June 21, and the second session deadline is July 15. Cost is $250 per child. Space is limited to 10 campers per session, so call today to reserve your spot. For more information, please contact Katherine Bowman at Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2200 or kbowman@believeinbristol.org.

Downtown Bristol Blog

Most Popular Storyteller at the Jonesborough Storytelling Festival & Grammy Award-winning artist, Bill Harley to Perform at the Bristol Public Library!

June 19, 2012
Bill Harley, Grammy award-winning artist and storyteller, will be performing for the Bristol community as part of the Bristol Public Library’s 2012 Discovery Series on Tuesday, June 19th at 7 p.m. Bill Harley is a Grammy award-winning musician, storyteller, author, and playwright who has carved out a reputation as one of the finest family performers in the United States. He is wise and witty at the same time; his work portrays contemporary American life, with an off-center bent. Harley is one of the most popular storytellers at the Jonesborough Storytelling Festival.
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Border Bash to host Jonny Corndawg and Shovels & Rope!


Jonny Corndawg
June 15, 2012
Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash continues on June 15, 2012 in the 700 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 Shovels & Rope, followed by Jonny Corndawg. As always, Border Bash is free to the public!
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Glasgow Theatre Company presents Next to Normal

June 15, 2012
Glasgow Theatre Company is proud to present the regional premiere of the groundbreaking and award-winning musical Next to Normal on June 15th and 16th at 8 pm and June 17th at 3 pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN. Tickets are available now, and may be purchased by calling the Paramount Box Office at 423.247.8920 or via their website at www.theparamountcenter.com.
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David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon Summer Concert Series presents YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT

June 15, 2012
Friday, June 15th at Noon The Paramount will host David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon Summer Concert Series — YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT. Each year, students from Bristol and the immediate surrounding area compete an honored scholarship. The students are judged on their musical ability and the command of the discipline. The Young Artists performance will showcase the talent of these amazing young musicians in our region. This program is always an audience favorite. Presented by the Bristol Music Club. Special thanks to the Bristol Herald Courier. Please call The Paramount at (423) 274-8920 for more information.

Bristol Chamber of Commerce Hosts Legislative Wrap Up Meetings

June 14, 2012
The Bristol Chamber of Commerce will host Legislative Wrap Up Meetings with both Tennessee and Virginia Legislators. These sessions provide a unique opportunity for the local business community to meet with legislators to hear different sides of current discussions, share ideas and ask questions concerning the legislative session.
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New Downtown Neighborhood Watch Program has started!

June 14, 2012
Believe in Bristol is working with both city police departments, merchants and residents to establish a downtown Neighborhood Watch program, ensuring that downtown continues to be a good place for residence and visitors to live, work, shop and play! Out first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6:00 pmat the Bristol Public Library. We encourage you to attend and learn more! For more information please contact the Believe in Bristol office at 423-573-2200.

Shelbee's Vintage Cafe & Premiere catering is taking orders for Father's Day and July 4th holiday now!

June 13, 2012
Shelbee's Vintage Cafe & Premiere catering is taking orders for Father's Day and July 4th holiday now! Come by and place orders soon before they are gone. Cake, Cupcakes, Pies and Catering specials are now being offered the month of June.Save $10 off 2 cakes or more... Save $25 on all catered events $350 and up. Shelbee's Vintage Cafe & Premiere Catering is located at 504 State Street, Bristol,TN or call 423-652-1000.

Call for Parade Entries for Star-Spangled Weekend

June 13, 2012
The organization "Celebrate Bristol" is announcing a Call for Parade Entries for Star-Spangled Weekend to be held on Saturday June 30th. 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 held on Saturday and the AACA Antique Car Show will be held on Friday evening, and other fun family events. The Bristol Host Lion’s Club will host their second annual Rubber Duck Race, which will be held following the parade at 11:15am 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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Alpha Natural Resources Visits the Bristol Public Library Summer Reading Program this Wednesday June 13th at 10 a.m.

June 13, 2012
As the sponsor of the Bristol Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, Alpha Natural Resources will be visiting the Children’s Program this Wednesday, June 13th at 10am. The Summer Reading Program begins on June 11th and this is the first special event of the summer with Magician, Matt Fore. A coal miner from Alpha Natural Resources will read to the children and talk about coal-mining to kick-off Wednesday’s event. This is a great way to introduce children, parents, and the local community to this year’s sponsor, Alpha Natural Resources, while educating them at the same time. So, come join us THIS Wednesday, June 13th at 10am between the staircases in the Bristol Public Library for this exciting event!
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Don't forget about Father's Day!

June 13, 2012
Father's Day is next Sunday, June 17th! — A box of Cracker Jacks, a milkshake and 3 pound bass... Don't let this Father's Day get away. Stop in Wm. King Bristol — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 am — 5:30 pm, Saturday 9 am — 2 pm, 423-968-9383, 534 State Street Bristol, TN.

Keep Bristol Beautiful Clothing Drive is a Success

June 13, 2012
A clothing drive conducted by Keep Bristol Beautiful during the Great American Cleanup has resulted in 4023 pounds of clothing and donations collected, benefitting the Bristol Salvation Army and the Haven of Rest. The business that brought in the most donations was Bristol Metals with 706 pounds. The individual who donated the most was Betty James with 214 pounds. According to Kathy Lowdermilk, Keep Bristol Beautiful Coordinator, money raised by the organizations goes back into the local community. “You’re not only recycling old clothes, you’re helping those in the community who may need assistance,” Lowdermilk said.
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Sessions 27 pick of the week is Grace Potter and the Nocturnals new album "The Lion the Beast the Beat".

June 13, 2012
It is the fourth, and by far best, studio album by this band, which has finally allowed itself to let loose a bit, by which I mean it’s eerie, skittish, bruising and panting. And it touches on plenty of new sounds. On “Never Go Back” the band’s chilly strut recalls Blondie; “One Heart Missing” recalls Kim Carnes; and the title track even suggests a hint of the art-rock churn of the Yeah YeahYeahs (until it shifts directions halfway and begins to sound like a Bad Company cover band, one of a handful of egregious missteps on this album). Ms. Potter, always a strong singer, is now a dangerous one too, finding a tone that’s ragged and loose on “Keepsake” and “Runaway.” On “Loneliest Soul” she peels off the vocals slowly and alluringly, letting each line settle in before starting the next.
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Your Business on a Mac.

June 13, 2012
Considering Macintosh for your business? Wanting to run Windows applications on a Mac? Interested in new ways to increase productivity and save time? Our mission is to demonstrate the practical advantages for your business when integrating Apple solutions . We will show you how easy it is to integrate and utilize Macintosh in your business. We will also review how responsive and fast Apple business software can be. Macintosh solutions are proven to help increase productivity and profits. Visit CityMac at 629 State Street, Bristol VA for more information!
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Upcoming Events

"Paper Windows: A Photographic Vision of Bristol"

April 24 - June 21, 2012

Tom Burnheimer and Kaylynn Wilster: 606 State Street Gallery Featured Artists

June 01 - 30, 2012

Alpha Natural Resources Visits the Bristol Public Library Summer Reading Program this Wednesday

June 13, 2012

Who Art You art camp accepting registration!

June 14, 2012

Border Bash to host Johnny Corndawg and Shovels & Rope!

June 15, 2012

Antique car show

June 15, 2012

David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon Summer Concert Series presents YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT

June 15, 2012

Glasgow Theatre Company presents Next to Normal at The Paramount

June 15, 2012

Glasgow Theatre Company presents Next to Normal at The Paramount

June 16, 2012

Wine Tatsing at Inari Wines

June 16, 2012

Glasgow Theatre Company presents Next to Normal at Thre Paramount

June 17, 2012

606 Jam Band to perform at 606 State Street Gallery

June 18, 2012

Most Popular Storyteller at the Jonesborough Storytelling Festival & Grammy Award-winning artist, Bill Harley to Perform at the Bristol Public Library– Tuesday, June 19th, at 7p.m.

June 19, 2012

Deadline June 21: "Paper Windows" Photo Exhibit

June 21, 2012

Antique car show

June 22, 2012

Wine Tatsing at Inari Wines

June 23, 2012

Basic Digital Photography Workshop

June 23, 2012

606 Jam Band to perform at 606 State Street

June 25, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

June 28, 2012

Antique car show

June 29, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

June 30, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 05, 2012

Antique car show

July 06, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

July 07, 2012

Antique car show

July 13, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

July 13, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 19, 2012

Antique car show

July 20, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 26, 2012

Antique car show

July 27, 2012

Antique car show

August 03, 2012

Art D'Vine — a Gallery Hop on State Street

August 10, 2012

Antique car show

August 10, 2012

Antique car show

August 17, 2012

Antique car show

August 24, 2012

Antique car show

August 31, 2012

Antique car show

September 07, 2012

Antique car show

September 14, 2012

Antique car show

September 21, 2012

Antique car show

September 28, 2012

Antique car show

October 05, 2012

Puttin on the Ritz — Italian Style

October 05, 2012

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