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Benjamin Walls celebrates two years in Downtown Bristol with a stunning new image and reception

December 22, 2012
Benjamin Walls will be unveiling a spectacular new image at the Benjamin Walls Gallery on Saturday, December 22 at 7:00 PM. Walls says, “This is easily the best image I’ve presented of a wildlife subject in the past five years. While the photograph can stand alone as a landscape, this image demands attention considering its stunning wildlife subjects.” A reception will also serve as an Anniversary Party for the internationally acclaimed fine art photographer, who is celebrating two years of business in Downtown Bristol. The party runs from 6-9PM. Cocktail attire. All are welcome.
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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Weekend Passes on Sale for $40

December 19, 2012
Buy your Weekend Passes to the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion NOW at the special price of $40 through December 31, 2012. Weekend passes are $70 at the gate. BRRR will be held on September 20-22, 2013. Check out www.bristolrhythm.com for more information.

BRRR's 2013 Holly Jolly Christmas Reveal of BRRR artists for 2013!

December 19, 2012
Remember Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion begins its daily reveal of artists playing the 2013 festival on Wednesday, December 12. Don't forget to log on to www.BristolRhythm.com, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, daily through December 23rd and add a bit of musical cheer to your holiday season!

Stumped?

December 19, 2012
Since we opened our doors in 1981, Wm. King Clothiers has had the reputation as being one of the finest stores in the South. We have always brought to this area a look that is classic and timeless. Although most would consider us an "updated traditional store" we are constantly looking for new lines that will fit into our own interpretation of classic clothing.At Wm. King Clothiers, service and quality never go out of style. Special Holiday Hours — Our Bristol store will be open every Wednesday through Christmas. Closed December 25th & 26th. Monday — Friday: 9 — 5:30, Saturday: 9 — 5.

"Music on the Mural" Moss Artwork Unveiled

December 19, 2012
Renowned artist P. Buckley Moss is back in the Tri-Cities to unveil her third and final rendering in the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion fine art series. A media event in her honor took place on Friday morning at the Birthplace of Country Music/Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Historic Downtown Bristol. The media and number of Moss collectors were in attendance, anxious to purchase their Music on the Mural prints.
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Salsa Dancing Social at 620 State


Salsa Silhouette by El Chaman
December 19, 2012
Free Salsa Dancing Social at 620 State on Wednesday, December 19, at 7:30pm.

Happy Holidays from Believe in Bristol!


Photo by Matt Reinbold, Wikimedia Commons
December 19, 2012
Believe in Bristol wishes everyone a HAPPY and FESTIVE holiday season! Don't forget to support our local economy by shopping, eating and celebrating with friends and families in Downtown Bristol, TN-VA.

Journey's End brings us together!


Journey's End 2012 — Credit to Larry N. Souders BHC
December 19, 2012
Bristol Herald Courier — Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:27 pm | Updated: 9:42 pm, Tue Dec 18, 2012. Actors portraying Mary and Joseph made their rounds through downtown Bristol in a Tuesday evening re-enactment of the biblical couple’s journey through Bethlehem as they look for a place to spend the night. The re-enactment, titled “Journey’s End,” is Bristol’s local interpretation of the Latino tradition of Las Posadas (The Inns). Downtown restaurants serve as “innkeepers” and carolers accompany the couple as they proceed by candlelight. The final “inn” welcomes the couple and celebrates their arrival. The 13th annual event was sponsored by Believe in Bristol.

The Purple Loon Opens Up in Downtown Bristol!


NOW OPEN IN DOWNTOWN!
December 19, 2012
The Purple Loon is a colorfull colaboration of beads, local pottery, local art and craft. Located in historic downtown Bristol, VA, The Purple Loon is steps away from many local attractions. The Purple Loon offers an assortment of beads, beading supplies and yarn.They also offer classes in beading for all levels of crafter as well as parties. With years of experience, they can repair just about anything beaded, and they also specialize in special occasion jewelry or any occasion jewelry. Bring in a color, an idea and The Purple Loon will make magic happen!They are also proud to have Brixey Studios on board offering some of the finest pottery the Appalachian Highlands has to offer. Along with the bright beads and fine pottery, Ginger from To Dye For has joined The Purple Loon as well. Ginger's hand-dyed creations are one of a kind! She brings bright color to any rainy day. All of the finished products are locally made! Art exhibits will change monthly with special attention given to a young artist’s wall. Come out and enjoy the color. Support a local artist, support your community. The Purple Loon: 58 Piedmont Ave in Bristol, Va., (276) 494-7927.

Upcoming Events

Solo show by King College photography student Jessany Bowman at CityMug

December 01 - 31, 2012

December Holiday Storytime, Various Youth Activities, and the Nevermore Book Club at the Bristol Public Library

December 01 - 31, 2012

City Mac Workshops Every Day!

December 01 - 31, 2012

Pinterest Project Saturdays starting at blowfish emporium

December 01 - 31, 2012

Featured Artists at 606 State Street Gallery: Pat Lehmkuhl and Carl Jenkins

December 01 - 31, 2012

King College's 2012 High School Photo Contest Exhibition at Bristol Public Library

December 03 - 29, 2012

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Weekend Passes on Sale for $40

December 04 - 31, 2012

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Day Passes on Sale Now

December 06, 2012 - August 31, 2013

BRRR's 2013 Holly Jolly Christmas Reveal of BRRR artists for 2013!

December 12 - 23, 2012

Last Call at O'Mainnin's Pub

December 19, 2012

Salsa Dancing Social at 620 State

December 19, 2012

The Purple Loon Opens in Downtown Bristol

December 19, 2012

Ryan Ward at O'Mainnin's Pub

December 20, 2012

The End of the World Party with Farmhouse Ghost at O'Mainnin's

December 21, 2012

James Meadows at State Line Bar & Grille

December 21, 2012

Benjamin Walls celebrates two years in Downtown Bristol with a stunning new image and reception

December 22, 2012

Barlow Gin at Borderline Billiards

December 22, 2012

Jaystorm Project at O'Mainnin's

December 22, 2012

Open Blues Jam at O'Mainnin's Pub

December 24, 2012

Last Call in Concert at O'Mainnin's Pub

December 26, 2012

JP Parsons at O'Mainnin's Pub

December 27, 2012

Wine & Cheese Tasting at Inari Wines to Benefit Crossroads Medical Mission

December 28, 2012

Scratch River Telegraph Co. — Electric Ills — We Killed Las Vegas all at O'Mainnin's

December 28, 2012

Break On Through — A Tribute to the Doors at 620 State

December 29, 2012

New Year's Eve Concert at Theatre Bristol

December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve Fundraiser at the Train Station

December 31, 2012

Cutthroat Shamrock at O'Mainnin's Pub

December 31, 2012

Dirty Bourbon River Show at 620 State

December 31, 2012

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Weekend Passes on Sale for $45

January 01 - May 31, 2013

606 State Street Gallery: January Featured Artist is Linda Hamilton & Student Featured Artist is Lurah Lowry

January 01 - 31, 2013

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery in January

January 01 - 31, 2013

Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery to Feature Twin City Photo Club in Exhibit in January & February

January 03 - February 27, 2013

The Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street Gallery

January 03, 2013

The Paramount Center for the Arts presents An Evening with Dailey and Vincent

January 05, 2013

Carol Stone Piano Studio's presents THE PESKANOV PIANO FESTIVAL CONCERT

January 06, 2013

Beaver Creek Storytellers: Old Christmas Celebration at the Bristol Public Library

January 06, 2013

January Ballroom Class at Bristol Ballet — Swing Dance!

January 11, 2013

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

January 11, 2013

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

January 12, 2013

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

January 18, 2013

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

January 19, 2013

The Masters of Bluegrass at the Paramount

January 25, 2013

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