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Informational Merchants' Meeting about Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion at BIB office

August 27, 2013
Attn: Downtown Bristol Merchants — Mark your Calendars!

Believe in Bristol is hosting an informational meeting, featuring TWO presentations:

* 14th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion with Leah Ross, Executive Director of Birthplace of Country Music and BRRR
* “Double Your Sales at BRRR” with Karen Hester of Cranberry Lane and Sarah Hull of Serendipity.

When: Thursday, August 29, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Believe in Bristol office, 36 Moore St., Bristol, VA

Questions: Contact Christina Blevins, BIB Executive Director — info@believeinbristol.org, (276) 644-9700

Looking forward to seeing you – refreshments will be served!!!

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Wants You!

August 27, 2013
Calling all volunteers! Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion needs you to join in and help make the festival an even bigger success than last year! A variety of volunteer roles are available — from recycling with the Green Pack to working the ticket booths and beverage gardens, there's something for everyone!

The Reunion would not exist without our volunteers. Volunteers are the reason we are able to offer more than 150 acts on 22 stages at BRRR every year while keeping ticket prices affordable for fans. And we need A LOT of them. Around 700 people, in fact.

If you love the festival, are responsible, and willing to donate your time as more than a spectator, WE WANT YOU!

For each five-hour shift you work, you get a Single Day Pass to the festival and one T-shirt that proudly boasts your commitment to our event.

You can apply online at http://bristolrhythm.com/volunteers/ — get in there quick to get your preferred role and time.

Downtown Bristol Blog

Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street Gallery

September 03, 2013
Stop by 606 State Street Gallery from 7-9pm on Tuesday, September 3 to hear tales from the Beaver Creek Storytellers. Light refreshments will be served, and a $5 donation is suggested.

Today's the day — the deadline for your application for the Downtown Bristol Entrepreneur's Prize!

August 29, 2013
Today's the day — the deadline for your application for the Downtown Bristol Entrepreneur's Prize, a $5,000 award with additional benefits donated by local community stakeholders! One-page proposals for a new downtown business from prospective entrepreneurs are due by 5pm on Thursday, August 29, 2013. A judging panel will narrow these down to the top five proposals, and the top five will then be asked to prepare and present a formal business plan in October. A winner will then be chosen from these five entrepreneurs. The Downtown Bristol Entrepreneur's Prize will include $5,000 to be used towards rent on a downtown space, a 1/4 page ad in the Bristol Herald Courier, Believe in Bristol promotion, time with a financial planner, bank discounts, time with a CPA, time with a digital strategist, a free ribbon cutting with enrollment in the Bristol Chamber of Commerce membership, and 3 months of free internet. Prizes beyond $5,000 are subject to change.
Click here to read more.

Support Family Promise of Bristol by having a meal at 620 State!

August 29, 2013
By eating at 620 State on Thursday, August 29, between 11am and 9pm, you can help support Family Promise of Bristol! Family Promise's mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence by providing food, shelter, support services, advice and advocacy through a network of local churches and volunteers. So come on out for lunch or dinner at 620, tell them you are there to support Family Promise, and have a great meal for a great cause!

KP Duty's Farm-to-Table Menu

August 28, 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. The menu for Wednesday, August 28 includes: * Salad of fresh corn, squash and beans * Pork chop * North Carolina trout * And a twist on an old favorite southern comfort food: meatloaf! For more information, call KP Duty on 423-764-3889.

Specials offered by Chelsea Matney-Watson at The Mad Hatter

August 28, 2013
Chelsea Matney-Watson at The Mad Hatter is offering a range of specials for the month of September: * $20 Shampoo & Style * $20 Moroccan Oil Treatment w/ style * $15 Men's Cuts w/ shampoo * $5 Waxing * $35 A la Carte Facials (1 hour). Call or Text Chelsea at The Mad Hatter. 423.956.0990. Walk-ins also welcome. Appointments available Mon-Sat.

Dollar General coming to Historic Downtown Bristol

August 28, 2013
The City of Bristol Tennessee issued a building permit for a new Dollar General store to be constructed at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Anderson Street. “The site has been vacant since the construction of Anderson Street Bridge more than six years ago,” said Shari Brown, Director of Community Development. “It’s nice to see new construction in this area. It’s particularly exciting to see construction of a new general merchandise store in downtown Bristol,” Brown continued.
Click here to read more.

Bristol Historical Association calls for volunteers for Rhythm & Roots Reunion weekend

August 28, 2013
The Bristol Historical Association needs volunteers for Rhythm and Roots Weekend, September 20, 21, and 22! The Bristol Historical Association is sponsoring two important fundraising activities during the upcoming Rhythm and Roots Reunion weekend, and volunteers are critical to the success of these two events! Please, PLEASE volunteer as little as just two hours of your time to help. People are needed to staff parking lots for festival-goers to park in on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and also to work a pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday at the YWCA. Note: The cooking is being done by the Knights of Columbus, so no pancake flipping will be required! The Association would like to thank the following individuals for the use of their parking lots: Randy Kennedy, Larry Weddington, and Myers Massengill. Parking times needing coverage are Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-3pm, and Sunday noon-3pm. Pancake breakfast volunteer times are 8am-11am. To volunteer for parking please call Amy Hopper at 423 968 7224 or email shopper226@aol.com, and to volunteer for the pancake breakfast please call Carolyn Williams at 276 669 6506 or email royw@bvu.net.

Upcoming Events

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

Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery of the Bristol Public Library features works by Joyce Kistner and Kitty Williams for July and August

July 01 - August 31, 2013

Teresa Kath and Jacob Edwards: Featured Artists at 606 State Street Gallery

August 01 - 31, 2013

State Street Farmers' Market at the Downtown Center — Wednesday Hours

August 28, 2013

Last Call at O'Mainnin's

August 28, 2013

Support Family Promise of Bristol by having a meal at 620 State!

August 29, 2013

Full Moon Jam at the Downtown Center — Southern 76

August 29, 2013

AACA car show at TriSummit Bank Parking Lot

August 30, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

August 30, 2013

Broken Circle at 620 State

August 30, 2013

State Street Farmers' Market at the Downtown Center

August 31, 2013

Wine tasting at Inari Wines

August 31, 2013

Sugar Lime Blue at O'Mainnin's

August 31, 2013

Dr. Gary Chambers' Artworks to be shown in "Dreams of Africa" exhibition in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery at the Bristol Public Library

September 01 - 30, 2013

606 State Street Gallery Featured Artists for September: Carl Jenkins and Jessica Graybeal

September 01 - 30, 2013

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Day Passes On Sale

September 01 - 22, 2013

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Weekend Passes on sale for $60

September 01 - 19, 2013

Fire in the Kitchen and Slice of Bluegrass at the Pickin' Porch at the Foundation Event Facility

September 02, 2013

Full Moon Jam at the Downtown Center — Holston Mountain Boys

September 03, 2013

Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street Gallery

September 03, 2013

State Street Farmers' Market at the Downtown Center — Wednesday Hours

September 04, 2013

Free Bed Bug Training for the community

September 04, 2013

Full Moon Jam Tribute Series at the Downtown Center — Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi Tribute

September 05, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

September 06, 2013

Reception for Dr. Gary Chambers' "Dreams of Africa" exhibition at the Bristol Public Library

September 06, 2013

AACA car show at TriSummit Bank Parking Lot

September 06, 2013

Crooked Road General Store presents Mark Lowry, Unplugged and Unplanned, at the Paramount

September 07, 2013

State Street Farmers' Market at the Downtown Center

September 07, 2013

Wine tasting at Inari Wines

September 07, 2013

Bristol Tennessee Police accepting applications to Citizens' Police Academy

September 09 - November 11, 2013

Greg Cornett & Friends at the Pickin' Porch at the Foundation Event Facility

September 09, 2013

Michael K. Shaffer to Present "Washington County in the Civil War" at the Bristol Public Library

September 09, 2013

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

September 09, 2013

Dr. Gary Chambers presents "The Art of Seeing" at the Bristol Public Library

September 10, 2013

Full Moon Jam at the Downtown Center — Hill Billy Outlaws

September 10, 2013

Super Supervisors Part I training at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce

September 11, 2013

State Street Farmers' Market at the Downtown Center — Wednesday Hours

September 11, 2013

Full Moon Jam at the Downtown Center — Shooter

September 12, 2013

Scott Miller and special guests at Machiavelli's

September 13 - 14, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

September 13, 2013

Art D'Vine in Downtown Bristol

September 13, 2013

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