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The Tillers, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Rosco Bandana featured at Border Bash on State Street Friday night!


Rosco Bandana
June 19, 2013
We have been having so much fun at Border Bash that King University decided to sponsor a third band Friday night! Border Bash, the twice-monthly free concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its fourteenth anniversary as a roving mini-fest that has grown to include children's activities and vendors in addition to live music. Children's activities will begin at 6:00 p.m.; live music will start at 6:30 p.m. with The Tillers, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and finishing the evening with Rosco Bandana. Admission is free.

About the Bands:

6:30pm — The Tillers — The Tillers have a unique punk background that has produced its wide range of musical styles. The band’s sound features traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz, punk rock and anything else they might run into. The Tillers have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Guy Clark, Country Joe McDonald, Jerry Douglas, Iris Dement, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and others.

7:45 pm — Hurray for the Riff Raff — Alynda lee Segarra, a 25-year-old Puerto Rican from the Bronx released two records consisting of delicate folk and country songs. Segarra and her gunslinger on fiddle, Yosi Perlstein, met up with a young honky-tonk band called the Tumbleweeds, just as she began to expand her musical palette to include rock-n-roll, pop, and soul. Their new album, Look Out Mama, covers a wide array of musical ground, with every song unified by Alynda’s soulful vocals and expert songwriting.

9:00 pm — Rosco Bandana — Rosco Bandana is a seven-piece American band from Gulfport, Mississippi and is the first group signed to Hard Rock Records. The band is the product of teenage rebellion and its consequences, of lost love, false starts and, above all, lasting friendship. It’s what happens when a group of kids take a chance on a long shot and – against all odds – it pays off. There’s also a Blur cover thrown in for good measure.

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and Birthplace of Country Music®, and Celebrate Bristol on the 4th of July. Our sponsors in 2013 include AACA, Bank of Tennessee, Blakley-Mitchell, Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol Virginia Utilities, Burke, Powers & Harty, Campbell Printing, Child Study Club, Citizens Bank, City of Bristol, TN, City of Bristol, VA, Coca-Cola, Cranberry Lane, Edward Jones Investments, Express AV Productions, First Bank of Virginia, First Tennessee Foundation, William and Brenda Johnstone, Kerr-Boswell Inc., King University, Mary Landrum, MedExpress, Merrill Lynch, Serendipity, Tom and Barbara Smith, Spiegler Blevins & Company, Strongwell, Tri-City Tent & Event, Walling Distributing, WCYB News 5, Wells Fargo, WAEZ 94.9, and Z-Rock 99.3.

For more information, visit www.believeinbristol.org, www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org, www.bristolrhythm.com or call (276) 645-0111 or (276) 644-9700.

Check out this article on TriCities.com and in the BHC — Arts take center stage in downtown Bristol


Daniel Lasris uses body paint as his medium of choice during the Artist Power Hour competition Saturday at the State of the Arts Weekend in downtown Bristol. (Photo by David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier)
June 18, 2013
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:41 pm | Updated: 10:02 pm, Sat Jun 15, 2013.

BY KEVIN CASTLE | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER

BRISTOL, VA/TN— Art is not just one interpretation that is put into a frame and hung on the wall. It can be a collection of mediums — glass that captures sunlight, oils that blaze a canvas or a dancer mystifying the audience with a perfectly executed ballon, or the appearance of walking on air.

All genres were displayed Saturday with State Street in downtown Bristol as the easel during Believe in Bristol’s 3rd Annual State of the Arts Weekend, which continues Sunday with selected events through 5 p.m.

An event custom-designed for art on the flow and go was Saturday’s Power Hour competition at the State Street Farmers Market. A total of 17 artists were given one hour — using their medium of choice —for a piece of work that would be given prime Internet traffic space on Believe in Bristol’s website and Facebook page.

The winner was determined by the amount of money they received in tips during the 60 minutes of work.

Steven Mullins earned $145 during his time on the clock as his acrylic earth-tone painting was declared the champion of the hour, according to Believe in Bristol Executive Director Christina Blevins.

“This whole weekend is about the creative class of people we have in Bristol,” she said. “We had terrific turnouts in competitors, in participants in our kids’ day art celebration and in visitors. The amount of tal-ented artists we have in this region and in Bristol truly takes two cities to hold its creative energy.”

Blowfish Emporium associate Richard Blaylock said their collection of artistic works, ranging from original acrylic prints to custom glass figurines is 100 percent local and helps the artisan network continue to thrive from one end of State Street to the other.

“The art scene here is becoming more renowned and recognized locally. That is why we feature works from local artists, to show visitors to Bristol the talented work of these workers who put a lot of passion into what they do,” he said.

Priceless works of art sat motionless inside the large picture window area of The Bristol Ballet as the event unfolded Saturday afternoon. A number of dancers under the direction of Artistic Director Michele Plescia were in full costume, willingly posing for photographs with passers-by who peered through the glass.

“When we relocated to this space last July, the display windows were a drawing point,” Plescia said.

“We tried this during a downtown Christmas event at Theatre Bristol and it worked well, so now that we have our own spot downtown, we wanted to be a part of this weekend and be a part of the movement for the arts downtown. What better way to advertise and better way to show our expressive talent to the world.”

The event concludes today with special operating hours from a number of photo and paint art galleries along State Street and the Art Swap based at the Downtown Center where fellow artists can exchange sup-plies, their works or ideas to continue creativity. That event runs from 1 to 4 p.m.

kcastle@bristolnews.com

276-645-2531

Twitter: @BHCCastle

For more information on this story, please visit http://www.tricities.com/news/local/article_ece46caa-d625-11e2-bba3-001a4bcf6878.html

Downtown Bristol Blog

Kil'n Time Afternoon Art Camps!

June 25, 2013
Afternoon Art Camps at Kil'n Time are back! Our popular 3-hour sessions feature creative, constructive projects in drawing, storytelling, ceramics and glass. Some of the art camps feature guest instructors, including Brian & Marie Bridgeforth of Bridgeforth Design Studio and Carolyn Koesters, story coach extraordinare. Each session is $50 and includes all materials, supervision and snacks. Participants will bring home 1-4 projects from each session. Recommended for ages 8 and up, reservations preferred but not required. Join us from 2-5 p.m. on the following days in June & July * Tuesday, June 25 * Thursday, June 27 * Tuesday, July 9 * Thursday, July 11 * Tuesday, July 23 * Thursday, July 25 Call 423.573.9950 for more info and to register.

State Street Farmers' Market

June 22, 2013
It is market time in Tennessee so come on out to the State Street Farmers' Market every Saturday morning! Since 1999 the market has been hosted in the Downtown Center where there is the availability of hot coffee and fresh-baked morning biscuits, along with restroom facilities and entertainment most mornings.
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AACA car cruise-in at Tri-Summit Bank Parking Lot

June 21, 2013
Come downtown and enjoy the Antique Automobile Club of America – Appalachian Region Car Show! This car cruise-in is held every Friday night, May through October, 6-8pm in the TriSummit bank parking lot across from the Bristol Train Station in downtown Bristol.

The Tillers, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Rosco Bandana Feature at Border Bash on State Street!


Hurray for the Riff Raff
June 21, 2013
We have been having so much fun at Border Bash that King University decided to sponsor a third band Friday night! Border Bash, the twice-monthly free concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its fourteenth anniversary as a roving mini-fest that has grown to include children's activities and vendors in addition to live music. Children's activities will begin at 6:00 p.m.; live music will start at 6:30 p.m. with The Tillers, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and finishing the evening with Rosco Bandana. Admission is free. About the Bands:
Click here to read more.

Anne of Green Gables: A New Musical Showing at Theatre Bristol

June 21, 2013
Theatre Bristol presents the nationally-toured music based on the best-selling novel “Anne of Green Gables: A New Musical” at the ARTspace Theatre at 506 State Street, Bristol, TN. Based on the best-selling novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables: A New Musical” is a musical rendition of the life of ‘kindred spirits’ Anne, Diana, Matthew, Marilla, Rachel, and Gilbert, and the community on Prince Edward Island. Show performances are Fridays June 14 and 21 at 8:00 pm; Saturdays June 15 and 22 at 8:00 pm; and Sundays June 16 and 23 at 2:00 pm, with tickets available at the door. General admission tickets are $12 and student and senior (65+) tickets are $10.
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David Caldwell Tunes @ Noon presents Bristol Music Club's YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT

June 21, 2013
Friday, June 21st at NOON — Each year, students from Bristol and the immediate surrounding area compete for this honored scholarship. The students are judged on their musical ability and the command of their discipline. The YOUNG ARTISTS performance will showcase the talent of these amazing young musicians in our region. This program is always an audience favorite. Admission is by a suggested donation of $5.00. Please visit http://www.theparamountcenter.comfor more information on Tunes @ Noon!

Call for Community Curators at Birthplace of Country Music® Museum

June 20, 2013
Do you have an interest in Bristol’s history? Knowledgeable about our music heritage? Passionate about Bristol’s community? The Birthplace of Country Music® invites you to become a Community Curator for the upcoming Birthplace of Country Music® Museum! Slated to open in August 2014, the BCMM will tell the story of Bristol as the Birthplace of Country Music®.
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Who Art You? Summer Art Camp Registration Now Open and Places Are Filling Up Fast!

June 19, 2013
Find Yourself at Art Camp in Historic Downtown Bristol! By joining our Who Art You? camp, your child can leave their mark on the Bristol arts! This camp focuses on 15 downtown arts and entertainment activities hosted by our local arts-related businesses — activities include painting, pottery, graphic arts, creative movement, music, storytelling, karate, culinary arts, and much, much more. There are two week-long summer sessions, with the camp running daily from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Session 1 is scheduled for June 24-28 and Session 2 for July 22-26; the cost is $250 per child and $25 off for 2+ children. Ages 8 — 12! For registration details, contact Rene Rodgers at 276-644-9700 or rrodgers@believeinbristol.org.

Come out for a Sweet Treat or a Good Beer!

June 19, 2013
Want to sample lots of treats in Historic Downtown Bristol this summer? Then this new event – the Sugar-Coated Pub Crawl – was made for you! From one end of town to the other, we have mapped out your sweet treat experience. With a ticket to the Sugar-Coated Pub Crawl, you can enjoy a sample of beer or dessert as you explore our restaurants and bars and all they have to offer from May 30 until September 30, 2013. Sample from each venue throughout the summer, and when you receive your beer, dessert or game of pool, the venue will punch your ticket. There are two levels of ticket – dessert-only for $20 or full-access (beer and dessert) for $35 – and these can be purchased from Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol Public Library, blowfish emporium, and Serendipity. Tickets will be on sale until June 30. For more information or to buy tickets, please contact Believe in Bristol on 276-644-9700 or info@believeinbristol.org.
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Benjamin Moore Paint Promo and Bristol Need Your Vote!

June 19, 2013
MAIN STREET IS THE FOUNDATION FOR THRIVING COMMUNITIES – Benjamin Moore Paint Promo and Bristol need your vote!!!!
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KP Duty's Farm to Table Evening

June 19, 2013
Local Chef Blake Sallie will be preparing a special "Farm to Table " menu on Wednesday nights at KP Duty — come enjoy good food from local farmers! We promote locally grown or raised animals, vegetables, herbs, and fruit. For more information, call KP Duty on 423-764-3889.

Salon 525 is OPEN!

June 19, 2013
Welcome to downtown Bristol Salon 525! Salon 525 is a New York-style salon, with owner Amy Ramirez Adkins, who has eighteen years of experience and dedication! Come down and meet their senior stylists, Lindsey Silcoxand Ashley Havyer, offering the latest creative trends of 2013! Salon 525 also offers accommodating hours for their clients! Salon 525 is located at 525 State Street; the phone number is 276-644-1510.

The Mad Hatter Salon welcomes Chelsea Matney-Watson back to Bristol!

June 19, 2013
The Mad Hatter Salon welcomes Chelsea Matney-Watson back to Bristol! Chelsea has been ahairstylist for 6 years and working in an Aveda Salon in Myrtle Beach,SC for the past 2 years. Chelsea offers awide varietyof services including all hair services (certified in Brazilian Blowout and have over 2 years of Aveda color specialty training) and spa services including Eye Lash Extensions, facials, Microdermabrasion, pedicures, manicures and Gelish Gel polish. I am here Mon — Sat, by appt only through the week and walk ins as well as appointments are welcome on Saturdays! Give her a call at 423-956-0990!

Upcoming Events

Bristol Public Library's Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery to Feature Artist Nick Freeman in Exhibit in May and June

May 01 - June 30, 2013

Sugar-Coated Pub Crawl in Downtown Bristol

May 30 - September 30, 2013

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Weekend Passes on sale for $50

June 01 - August 31, 2013

Featured artists at 606 State Street Gallery for June

June 01 - 30, 2013

June programs and reading groups at the Bristol Public Library

June 01 - 30, 2013

Ballet Three B, Four Mini Intensive Summer Camp at Bristol Ballet

June 10 - 21, 2013

Ballet One, Two, and Three A Summer Camp at Bristol Ballet

June 17 - 21, 2013

The Grand Ole Uproar at O'Mainnin's Pub

June 19, 2013

Rebbecca Rego & Company at O'Mainnin's Pub

June 20, 2013

Full Moon Jam at the Downtown Center — James Meadows & The Countrymile Drifters

June 20, 2013

Anne of Green Gables: A New Musical Showing at Theatre Bristol

June 21 - 23, 2013

The Tillers, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Rosco Bandana Feature at Border Bash on State Street

June 21, 2013

AACA Car Show at TriSummit Bank parking lot

June 21, 2013

Tunes @ Noon at the Paramount — Young Artists Concert

June 21, 2013

The Genuine at O'Mainnin's Pub

June 21, 2013

James Justin and Co. at Machiavelli's

June 21, 2013

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

June 21, 2013

Well Dogs at O'Mainnin's Pub

June 22, 2013

State Street Farmers' Market

June 22, 2013

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

June 22, 2013

Who Art You? Summer Art Camp in Downtown Bristol

June 24 - 28, 2013

606 State Street Gallery at 606 State Street Gallery

June 24, 2013

Townbranch Bluegrass & The Bluegrass Kinsmen at the Pickin' Porch!

June 24, 2013

Kil'n Time Afternoon Art Camps!

June 25, 2013

Full Moon Jam at the Downtown Center — Music Memories

June 25, 2013

Thursday Night Painting Party at blowfish emporium

June 27, 2013

Movies and Music in the Park: Amazed by Grace and Iron Man II

June 27, 2013

Full Moon Jam at the Downtown Center — Southern 76

June 27, 2013

Kil'n Time Afternoon Art Camps!

June 27, 2013

AACA Car Show at TriSummit Bank parking lot

June 28, 2013

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

June 28, 2013

Tunes @ Noon at the Paramount — Barlow Gin & The Hatchetmen

June 28, 2013

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

June 29, 2013

State Street Farmers' Market

June 29, 2013

Dennis Cash at the Pickin' Porch at the Foundation Event Facility

July 01, 2013

Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street

July 02, 2013

July 4th Celebration in Downtown Bristol

July 04, 2013

Celebrate Bristol Car Show and Screening of "Grease"!

July 05, 2013

Summer Intensive Camp for Advanced Students at Bristol Ballet

July 08 - 19, 2013

Steve & Ruth Smith and Burchett, Faust & Teak at the Foundation Event Facility

July 08, 2013

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

July 08, 2013

Kil'n Time Afternoon Art Camps!

July 09, 2013

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