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ROY ORBISON RETURNS — The Paramount Center

July 21, 2012
On Saturday, July 21st at 8:00pm — A Tribute Wiley Ray and the Big O Band recreate the music of Roy Orbison at The Paramount Center. Featuring commentary and history from the life of Roy Orbison, along with his greatest hits. Pretty Woman, Crying, Blue Bayou, In Dreams, and many more! Come and enjoy an evening of wonderful memories and tribute to this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend! Tickets $20 Artists Circle, $15 Individual Reserved. 518 State St, Bristol -(423) 274-8920.

BCMA Presents: House Concert with Jesse Winchester — Limited Tickets Available!


Jesse Winchester
July 21, 2012
Saturday, July 21st, 6:30pm at Theatre Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music Alliance hosts an intimate evening with singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester. Only a limited number of tickets are available and a sell-out crowd is expected. Tickets are $75 per person, and reservations must be made in advance. To make reservations, call the BCMA office at 423-573-4898. Joan Baez, Elvis Costello, and Reba McEntire have all recorded his music. He is also the artist Jimmy Buffet claims as his "personal hero." Known for his politics as well as his music, Winchester fled to Canada in the late 60s in revolt of the Vietnam War. Winchester catapoulted into the spotlight in the early 70s with American folk-country classics like "Yankee Lady", "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" and "Biloxi". Having recorded ten albums in his career to date, Winchester was awarded an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon presents Eugene Jones & Friends


Eugene Jones
July 20, 2012
Friday, July 20th @ Noon — Always a crowd favorite, clarinetist Eugene Jones returns with several of his musical friends to present a warm mix of classical and chamber music. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. Also collecting canned goods. For more information please visit The Paramount at 518 State St, Bristol — (423) 274-8920.

Bowls Make It Better at Kil'n Time

July 20, 2012
Tickets are on sale for Bowls Make it Better,a benefit for Healing Hands. For a $25 donation, you get to have dinner in the studio, hear a great concert with Symphony Rags, and take home a handcrafted bowl, all while helping provide health care for the working uninsured. This great event is coming up Friday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. Dozens of artists have pitched in to make and paint more than 120 bowls, and they are gorgeous. It's your chance to take home original art! Kil'n Time is only selling 100 tickets for this special evening — and last year we sold out — so make sure to call the studio or come by to save your spot. Tickets are $25 each, and all proceeds go to Healing Hands. Bowls will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door. If you want to know more, give us a ring at 423.573.9950.

Border Bash to host Megan Jean & The KFB and Underhill Rose!


Megan Jean and the KFB
July 20, 2012
Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash continues on Friday July 20, 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 Underhill Rose followed up by Megan Jean & The KFB around 8:30PM. As always, Border Bash is free to the public!
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Music & Movies in Cumberland Square Park!

July 19, 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.

Southern 76 at Full Moon Jam

July 19, 2012
Full Moon Jam presents Southern 76 at the mural at the Downtown Center, 810 State Street, Bristol, TN. Starts at 7pm, no charge! George Goode and his band Southern 76 have been playing country and classic rock for 30 years. They have been entertaining crowds both young and old with some of the best local talent around.

Thirteen Days of Blackbird!!! YUM

July 18, 2012
July 16 — 30, 2012 — In celebration of our 4-year anniversary in downtown Bristol, we invite the community to join us in our upcoming Thirteen Days of Blackbird. The fun begins on Monday, 16 JUL 2012. There will be a daily prize which consists of some fabulous Blackbird Bakery Products. The Thirteen days will culminate on Monday, 30 JULY 2012 at 10:00 am with a drawing for a Kindle Fire. Be sure to visit Blackbird Bakeries' Facebook page or the bakery for further details.

Wm. King — SALE CONTINUES!

July 18, 2012
In order to make room for the fall merchandise (that is arriving daily!), we have substantially reduced the prices on some of the best brands in our stores. We invite you to check out our sale selections from notable vendors. 534 State Street, Bristol, TN — (423) 968-9383 or http://wmkingclothiers.com.

Register for Theatre Bristol 2012 Summer Camp

July 18, 2012
July 16 — 20, 2012 — Theatre Bristol's 2012 Summer Camp is open to children ages 6 through 17 who are interested in the performing arts. The camp runs daily from July 23-27th 9 AM to 3 PM with a special performance for parents on July 27th at 1 PM in the ARTspace. Students will learn about stage direction, movement, voice, audition techniques, and much more while rehearsing for their very own show! The cost is just $125 with scholarships available. There is a REGISTRATION DAY, on Wednesday, July 18th at the Theatre Bristol Office from 4-6PM for those not yet registered. For more information or to register your child, contact alscyphers@gmail.com.

CityMug is excited to announce is expanded menu items!

July 18, 2012
Now more Panini, salads, wraps and more ready to be served in store, or if you are on the go, call ahead and we will have it ready for you to pickup. If you would like a menu emailed to you, you can request one by emailing k.trivett@citymac.com and one will be sent to you right away. We use only premium Boar's Head meets and cheeses. At Boar's Head, they start with only the finest ingredients available, just as they've done continuously for over a century. They are proud to say that their meats and cheeses contain no fillers, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or trans fat. They wouldn't put anything in their products that you wouldn't put on your own table.

Upcoming Events

Children's Summer Reading Program at the Bristol Public Library

June 01 - July 20, 2012

Teens, Tweens and Young Adult Summer Reading Program at the Bristol Public Library

June 11 - July 25, 2012

Local artists and groups invited to apply to exhibit in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery at the Bristol Public Library in 2013

July 01 - August 24, 2012

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

Nevermore Book Club at Bristol Public Library

July 09 - August 31, 2012

Tickets on sale for Bowls Make It Better at Kil'n Time

July 13 - 20, 2012

Thirteen Days of Blackbird

July 16 - 30, 2012

Register for Theatre Bristol 2012 Summer Camp

July 16 - 20, 2012

Kids Our Age at the Full Moon Jam

July 17, 2012

State Street Farmers Market Offering Evening Hours

July 18, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 19, 2012

Southern 76 at Full Moon Jam

July 19, 2012

Eugene Jones and Friends at David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon

July 20, 2012

Antique car show

July 20, 2012

Bowls Make It Better at Kil'n Time

July 20, 2012

Border Bash to host Megan Jean & The KFB and Underhill Rose!

July 20, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

July 21, 2012

Roy Orbison Returns at the Paramount Center for the Arts

July 21, 2012

BCMA Presents: House Concert with Jesse Winchester

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

HOLLYWOOD COMES TO BRISTOL, TN

July 27, 2012

Glasgow Theatre Company Musical Revue at David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon

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

Lisa Blankenship Boardwine and Tammy Carter: 606 State Street Gallery Featured Artists

August 01 - 31, 2012

State Street Farmers Market Offers Evening Hours

August 01, 2012

Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street Gallery

August 02, 2012

7 Bridges at Full Moon Jam

August 02, 2012

Beaver Creek Storytellers August performance

August 02, 2012

Antique car show

August 03, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

August 04, 2012

The Paramount presents SATISFACTION-A Rolling Stones Experience

August 04, 2012

Daisi Rain at Full Moon Jam

August 07, 2012

State Street Farmers Market

August 08, 2012

Southern Countrymen at Full Moon Jam

August 09, 2012

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