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Believe in Bristol Welcomes Rene Rodgers to the team!


Rene Rodgers, Associate Director for Believe in Bristol
July 03, 2012
Please help us welcome Rene Rodgers, Associate Director for Believe in Bristol.

Rene Rodgers is a Bristol native, returning to the area after eighteen years living abroad. She received a BA in Art History and Classics from the College of William and Mary. In 1993, she went to England on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study Roman Archaeology, receiving an MA and PhD from the University of Durham. While doing her PhD, she participated in archaeological field projects in East Yorkshire, Italy and Portugal. After finishing her PhD, she worked at the university in both admininstrative and academic positions for two years. This was followed by eleven years working as an editor and publishing project manager in the publishing department of English Heritage, the UK government's statutory advisor on the historic environment. In this position, she produced books and policy documents on architecture, archaeology, conservation and history. She moved back to Bristol in November 2011, and is currently active in the community as a board member for AAME, a co-coordinator for the Family Promise program at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, and as a participant in the Virginia Master Naturalist program.

If you would like to email Rene, she can be reached at rrodgers@believeinbristol.org or by calling the BIB office 423-573-2200.

Downtown Bristol Blog

Attention Downtown Bristol Merchants, Residents, & Property Owners!

July 10, 2012
As you know the group Mumford & Sons has chosen Bristol VA/TN as one of only four communities in the country for their Gentlemen of the Road Tour stopover! So, what does this mean? Believe in Bristol will be hosting 2 informational meetings on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at The Paramount Center, 2:00 & 6:00 pm to talk about the festival and how you can participate, please try to attend one! Representatives from AC Entertainment will be here for the meetings, please come and learn more about the stopover and much more! For more information, contact the BIB office 423-573-2200.

Don't forget about State Street Farmers Market!

July 07, 2012
The market opens at 8:00 AM to 12:00 each Saturday and opens Wednesday evenings from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM now through September. For more information on the market season, please call 423-764-4023 or by e-mail at tnapier@bristoltn.org.

Set the Controls at Paramount Center for the Arts

July 06, 2012
Set The Controls recreates the music of Pink Floyd at the Paramount Center of the Arts on Friday, July 6, 2012 at8pm. Set the Controls is made up of six musicians who have been profoundly inspired by the music of Pink Floyd and who share one commonality: the desire to create a live Pink Floyd experience that musically, vocally, and visually surpasses all others. Tickets $25. For more information please call (423) 274-8920.

Border Bash to host Jonathan Scales Fourchestra & Dave Eggar and Deoro!


Dave Eggar to play Friday at Border Bash
July 06, 2012
Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash continues on July 6, 2012 in the 600 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 Jonathan Scales Fourchestra followed by Dave Eggar and Deoro. As always, Border Bash is free to the public! “Events like Border Bash solidify our heritage as the Birthplace of Country Music and a live music city. With quality entertainers like Jonathan Scales Fourchestra & Dave Eggar and Deoro, visitors from around the region are discovering the unique music heritage of Bristol!” Matt Bolas, Director of the Bristol Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Music & Movies in Cumberland Square Park!

July 05, 2012
Music & Movies in Cumberland Square Park every Thursday night! Music & Movies are FREE courtesy of BVU, Bristol VA Park & Recreation Department and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Each night the concert will start at 6:30 pm and the movie will begin at 9:00 pm. Each movie is family friendly and participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Concessions will be sold! For a complete list of movies and concerts, please call 276-669-4112 or visit www.believeinbristol.org.

Beaver Creek Storytellers July performance date set!

July 05, 2012
606 State Street Gallery presents The Beaver Creek Storytellers on Thursday, July 5, 2012, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 606 State Street, Bristol TN-VA. Admission is $5.00. Refreshments at intermission Event is free to members. Ask about our annual membership. http://bristolstorytellers.weebly.com.

Creedence Clearwater Tribute Band to Play Downtown Center

July 05, 2012
Blue Moon Swamp will perform on Thursday, July 5th at 7:00 P.M. in the Downtown Center located at 810 State Street. “This is our third concert in the Tribute series and the response has been phenomenal. We are so excited to see the crowds grow and the people having so much fun,” said Darlene Cole, Venue Manager for the Department of Community Relations which oversees the city’s downtown concert series, Full Moon Jam. Creedence Clearwater Revival, or Creedence as some recall them, does that name not bring back memories that include songs like Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son, Susie Q, and Centerfold? All from an era when rock consisted of a musical style that encompassed country rock and swamp rock genres. Creedence sung about the bayous, the Mississippi River, catfish and other popular elements of Southern iconography. CCR’s music was a staple of American life during the late 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
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Happy July 4th from Believe in Bristol!

July 04, 2012
Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day from BiB!

Mumford and Sons picked Bristol TN/VA and now is your chance to register to WIN tix from Virginia is for Lovers to the Sold Out Gentlemen of the Road: The Crooked Road to Bristol sweepstakes!

July 03, 2012
Mumford & Sons have chosen Bristol as one of only four small towns in the country for their Gentlemen of the Road Tour, and this is your chance to be a VIP at the SOLD OUT concert on August 11, 2012! Enter to win the Gentlemen of the Road: The Crooked Road to Bristol Sweepstakes at http://www.virginia.org/crookedroadsweeps/?adref=fb0612tcrs.

Bristol's Paper Windows Project 3rd Session Winners Announced


"Swimming in Green". The photo was taken by Greg Booher.
July 03, 2012
Bristol’s Paper Windows Project 3rd session winners have been announced by city officials. The title of session 3 was “Bristol Painted Green”. Photographs were to have the color green as the main ingredient. “There were so many great shots, I know it was difficult for the judges to narrow down their choices to just three,” said Terrie Talbert, Director of the Department of Community Relations. “We have been so fortunate to have so many talented photographers participate in this project. We have had over 115 photos sent in to date just for the first 3 sessions,” Talbert continued. To see all the photographs that have been entered in the project go to the city’s Facebook page or to the city Flickr account, which can be accessed by going to the city webpage at www.bristoltn.org. The 1st place winner for session three was a photograph titled, “Swimming in Green”. The photo was taken by Greg Booher. The 2nd place winner was a photograph titled, “The Catnip is Greener on the Other Side”. The photo was taken by Lee Jones. The 3rd place winner was a photograph titled, “Dragonheart”. The photo was taken by Sherry Holmes.

Check out the new murals at the future Cultural Heritage Center, thanks VI!

July 03, 2012
Three students were selected from Virginia Intermont to construct and paint 3 murals that will be erected and displayed in the windows of the Cultural Heritage Center before and during construction. The students are Joey Blevins, Jerry Allen, and Tyler Moreland. Professor Sam Morrow assisted in the selection of the students and the ongoing construction of the murals. To see more visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10151749059035562.850656.200332630561&type=1

Upcoming Events

Artwork by artist Doris Crusenberry, Bristol Public Library's Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery

July 01 - 31, 2012

Bill Peterson and Joan Stenger: 606 State Street Gallery Featured Artists

July 01 - 31, 2012

Make a gift to the Bristol Public Library

July 01 - 31, 2012

Beaver Creek Storytellers to perform at 606 State Street Gallery

July 05, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 05, 2012

Full Moon Jam Tribute Series

July 05, 2012

Set the Controls at Paramount Center for the Arts

July 06, 2012

Border Bash to host Jonathan Scales Fourchestra & Dave Eggar and Deoro!

July 06, 2012

Black Diamond Brass at David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon

July 06, 2012

Antique car show

July 06, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

July 07, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

July 07, 2012

Ken Morrell Family at Full Moon Jam

July 10, 2012

State Street Farmers Market Offering Wednesday Evening Hours

July 11, 2012

Thomas Taylor and The Night Shade Band at the Full Moon Jam

July 12, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 12, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

July 13, 2012

Barbara Bailey Hutchison at David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon

July 13, 2012

Antique car show

July 13, 2012

Celebrity Guest Headlines IN THE PINK Fundraiser​

July 14, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

July 14, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Paramount Center for the Arts

July 15, 2012

Cobra-Tornado Classic Omnium

July 15, 2012

Kids Our Age at the Full Moon Jam

July 17, 2012

State Street Farmers Market Offering Evening Hours

July 18, 2012

Southern 76 at Full Moon Jam

July 19, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 19, 2012

Eugene Jones and Friends at David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon

July 20, 2012

Antique car show

July 20, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

July 21, 2012

Roy Orbison Returns at the Paramount Center for the Arts

July 21, 2012

Sapling Grove at Full Moon Jam

July 24, 2012

State Street Farmers Market Offers Evening Hours

July 25, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 26, 2012

Dixie Drivers at Full Moon Jam

July 26, 2012

Eli Young Band at Paramount Center for the Arts

July 26, 2012

Glasgow Theatre Company Musical Revue at David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon

July 27, 2012

HOLLYWOOD COMES TO BRISTOL, TN

July 27, 2012

Antique car show

July 27, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

July 28, 2012

Box Set at Full Moon Jam

July 31, 2012

State Street Farmers Market Offers Evening Hours

August 01, 2012

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