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Come on out to Machiavelli's 4-Day Under the Tent Halloween Event!

October 29, 2013
Come to Machiavelli's for the Under the Tent Halloween event from Thursday, October 31 to Sunday, November 3. There will be no tricks, only musical treats when Machiavelli’s stretches Halloween clear into November with this four-day music event that concludes with what could be the last chance to see Dr. Ralph Stanley perform in Bristol.

“The lineup of performers we have scheduled to appear is incredible,” said Justin Peters, Owner, Machiavelli’s. “For four days, those in attendance will have the opportunity to hear both established performers who have garnered national acclaim, as well as emerging artists whose careers are poised for launch,” he added.

“In either case, not only does this event speak volumes about the caliber of musicians who look forward to playing in Bristol, but it also is high praise indeed of the impact Dr. Ralph’s life has had on the music industry.”

The event kicks off on Thursday, October 31, with performances by regional favorites Folk Soul Revival, Annabelle’s Curse, and the critically acclaimed Jonathan Scales Fourchestra.

On Friday, November 1 the music continues as East Tennessee State Bluegrass program alumni, The Twang Bangers, prepare to share the evening with genre cross-through genius, Dave Eggar and close collaborators, the Craig Street Ramblers. Saturday, November 2 opens with Johnson City band, this mountain, the iconic Jim Lauderdale, and the return of Dave Eggar and Kentucky group, the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys.

The music gets underway at 6pm Thursday through Saturday.

The Dr. Ralph Stanley Farewell Tour begins at 3pm on Sunday, November 3, with performances by Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Jim Lauderdale and Dave Eggar.

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley launched his final tour this month, and it spans an entire year through December 2014. The 80-plus-date excursion is billed as the Man of Constant Sorrow Tour: The Dr.'s Farewell. The tour will coincide with Stanley’s 67th year of performing.

Stanley and Lauderdale collaborated on two Grammy Award winning albums, I Feel Like Singing Today in 2000, and Lost in the Lonesome Pines in 2002. Eggar and Stanley collaborated on the Grammy nominated album in 2010, Kingston Morning.

Tickets: $15 single-day, $30 3-day pass, $30 Sunday ticket; tickets are available at Machiavelli's or via www.brownpapertickets.com. Contact Machiavelli’s at 423-573-9955 for additional information.

Meet and Greet with Dr. Ralph Stanley after Machiavelli's Under the Tent Event

October 29, 2013
A reception for Dr. Ralph Stanley will be held on Sunday, November 3 following the Machiavelli's Under the Tent Event show at 618 State Street, Bristol, TN. With this reception, VIP guests will receive admission to the show with priority seating, dinner after the performance, and a Meet and Greet with Dr. Ralph Stanley. There are 6-8 person table dining options. For more information, contact Justin Peters on 276-759-1777. A table for six for this intimate event can be reserved for $500.

Street Closure for Birthplace of Country Music Filming

October 29, 2013
Please note that the 500 block of State Street will be closed from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 for filming for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

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Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street Gallery

November 05, 2013
Come hear amazing, magical tales from the Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street Gallery on Tuesday, November 5, 7-9pm.This event happens on the first Tuesday of each month. Light refreshments, $5 donation suggested. The Beaver Creek Storytellers are a non-profit association of storytelling enthusiasts formed in 1997 to support the art of story. Performing the first Tuesday each month at 606 State Street in Bristol TN. http://bristolstorytellers.weebly.com/.

Bristol Public Library to Host Book Signing for National Author Katherine Keenum

November 04, 2013
On Monday, November 4 from 10 AM until noon in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, the Bristol Public Library will host author Katherine Keenum for a reading and book signing for her book Where the Light Falls. Where the Light Falls is a stunning debut novel of one woman’s struggle with love, art, and ambition during a revolutionary era in Paris, the City of Lights. A beautifully written and evocative tale set in the most influential and artistic cities of the world, and as poignant and alluring as the work of Edith Wharton and Henry James, this powerful love story will captivate readers from the very first page. There will be copies of Where the Light Falls for sale during the reading and signing. For more information, contact Doris Stickley on 276-821-6148.
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Russ Bralley presenting a talk on the Netherland Inn at the Bristol Public Library

November 04, 2013
Kingsport native Russ Bralley will be the guest speaker at the Fall Membership meeting of the Bristol Historical Association set for Monday, November 4, 6:30pm at the Bristol Public Library. Mr. Bralley, who is the Interim Curator of the Netherland Inn house museum, will speak on the history, significance, restoration and operation of the historic Inn located in Kingsport. He will also give a report on the recently-opened Museum of Pioneer Transportation in the Hal T. Spoden Bank Barn on the cultural campus of the historic property. Contact Tim Buchanan, program chairman, for details on this or other upcoming programs, 276-669-3885, or by e-mail buchanan03@bvu.net.
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First Annual Luminary Celebration for Prematurity Awareness Month at Cumberland Square Park

November 04, 2013
November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and to kick this month off, the Prematurity Awareness Coalition of SWVA invites you to attend the First Annual Luminary Celebration! * Where: Cumberland Square Park in Bristol * When: Monday, November 4, 2013 * Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. * Why: To Honor or Remember Babies Who were Born Prematurely — To Celebrate HEALTHY Babies! * Donation: "A donation of $5 for a luminary will honor or remember a Preemie” (Luminary consists of tea light and luminary bag for display) * Contact info: For more information call Joyce Perkins (276) 645-4902.

An Evening with CS Lewis at the Paramount Center for the Arts

November 03, 2013
CS Lewis, a man whose writings have established him as one of the most influential authors of his day, has been dead for over 40 years, yet almost all of the British author’s books are still in print and still enjoying considerable success. On Sunday, November 3 at 7:30 PM, the Paramount Center for the Arts will play host to “An Evening with CS Lewis.” The show has proved to be an enthralling theatrical experience for thousands who have attended its performances and is a fascinating and riveting insight into the life of a man whose collected works made him one of the literary giants of the 20th century. Tickets are on sale at the Paramount Center for the Arts (423) 274-8920 and at Viking Hall Civic Center (423) 764-0188 or online at E-Tix.com.
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The Ultimate Elvis Tribute with Shawn Klush and the Blackwood Quartet at the Paramount

November 02, 2013
The King has been gone for almost 40 years and for those who loved to hear that rockabilly sound that was an up-tempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues can attest no one has filled his shoes. So what better place to go close your eyes and drift back in time and hear that deep, smooth voice of Elvis than the Paramount Center for the Arts? Open your eyes and he is there, on-stage singing with the Blackwood Quartet. The man standing before you could be a re-incarnation of the man himself. If you are a true Elvis fan, this would be the stuff fantasies are made of. On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM you can see and hear the closest thing to Elvis Presley since his death in 1977. Come out and enjoy just one more evening with the King of Rock and Roll! To get your tickets for this extraordinary event go by or call the Paramount Box Office at 423-274-8920 , the Viking Hall Box Office at 423-764-0188 or go on line to etix.com.
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Business Recovery seminar hosted by Holston IT at Bristol Chamber of Commerce

October 31, 2013
Come to the Bristol Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 31, 11:30-1:00 to learn more about “What Every Business Owner MUST Have In Place NOW To Guarantee A Fast, Easy, And Painless Recovery Of Their Data After A Disaster.” If the thought of losing your business data has ever kept you up at night then you do NOT want to miss this event! You'll gain priceless knowledge on: * Why simply backing up your data WON’T guarantee you’ll be up and running again; common mistakes and misconceptions most business owners have about backing up their data * What you need to know NOW if you are using Carbonite, Dropbox, Mozy, and similar offsite storage to store your backups. *What you must be sure to do if you back up to an external disk. * What to look for in a backup service provider. * The only surefire way to know if your data is being backed up without errors or corruption. This extremely valuable information is absolutely FREE to our clients and colleagues, but you must act fast! Seating is very limited, so register for this event NOW! Just go to www.holstonit.com/freelunch or call (423) 914-2987. *Speaker: Tim Meredith, Computer Engineer

blowfish emporium's Thursday Night Painting Party — Boo!

October 31, 2013
Come out to blowfish emporium's Thursday Night Painting pARTy on Thursday, October 31, 6 – 8:30PM! Cost is $32 per person. This event is open to whomever signs up... join us for a fun night and bring a friend or 2! We provide it all, just show up and get ready to have some fun. You may BYOB (supply your own drinking/eating materials). MUST PREREGISTER. Event may be cancelled due to no sign ups. For more information, contact blowfish emporium on 276-644-1428.

Benjamin Walls Gallery has new extended opening hours!

October 30, 2013
The Benjamin Walls Gallery has new extended opening hours! From Monday to Wednesday, we will be open from 11am to 6pm, and from Thursday to Saturday, we will be open from 11am to 8pm. So what's new? * Now open MONDAY * Now open LATE Thursday to Saturday. With the extended weekend opening hours, you can make your dinner out a fun downtown experience by visiting the gallery before or after your meal! For more information, call our toll free number (877) 989-2557 or check out our website: www.benjaminwalls.com.

Check out the free Workout of the Day at CrossFit 423!

October 30, 2013
Every Saturday morning at 10am, CrossFit 423 offers a free Workout of the Day — open to anyone as long as they are over the age of 18 or have a signed parents' consent. CrossFit also offers yoga at 9am on Saturdays — members for free and non-members at a $5 charge. CrossFit 423 is located in the L. C. King Building on 7th Street in Historic Downtown Bristol; for more information, call 423.217.8136 or go to the website: http://423snc.com/.

Bristol Office Supply — a great place for your stationery needs!

October 30, 2013
Check out Bristol Office Supply for all your stationery and office needs — you'll always find low prices and friendly service, and there are special offers on now until November 1! For more information, call 276-669-7131.

Save Your Teeth — get a bouquet for Halloween at Pen's Floral!

October 30, 2013
Save your teeth — instead of candy, give a bouquet from Pen's Floral! Pen's is running a Halloween special promotion — 20% off discount on all Halloween-themed items. And not only that — you can find the perfect floral display for ANY OCCASION at Pen's. Check out their website http://www.pensfloral.net/ and like them on Facebook!

Coming soon — Quaker Steak & Lube to downtown Bristol!


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October 30, 2013
Founded in 1974, Quaker Steak & Lube® is a family friendly restaurant with a motorsports-themed atmosphere. Commonly referred to as "The Lube®," the restaurant features a unique blend of great service, award-winning food, supercharged events and eye-popping décor. Today, with over 45 locations, The Lube® serves over 80 million wings annually, sells its bottled sauces around the world, has won the title of "Best Wings USA," and has over hundreds of local, national and international awards for its wings and over 21 signature wing sauces. Check out more and like them on Facebook here- https://www.facebook.com/#!/QSLBristol?directed_target_id=0!

Upcoming Events

Bristol Tennessee Police accepting applications to Citizens' Police Academy

September 09 - November 11, 2013

YWCA offering women's 5K walk / run conditioning program before the Turkey Trot / Gobbler's Gait 5K

September 23 - November 14, 2013

"Fall Bead Out Sale" at The Purple Loon — Additional 10% off on beads, findings and strands with children's clothing donation!

September 30 - October 31, 2013

Karate lessons at Japan Karate Organization

October 01 - November 05, 2013

Featured Artists in October at 606 State Street Gallery: Tom Burnheimer and Pat Bussard

October 01 - 31, 2013

Self-defense course for women offered at YWCA

October 23 - November 13, 2013

The Genuine at O'Mainnin's Pub

October 30, 2013

Machiavelli's 4-Day Under the Tent Event!

October 31 - November 03, 2013

Business Recovery seminar hosted by Holston IT at Bristol Chamber of Commerce

October 31, 2013

Citizen Kane at Stateline Bar and Grill

October 31, 2013

Annie Robinette at 620 State

October 31, 2013

blowfish emporium's Thursday Night Painting Party — Boo!

October 31, 2013

Mid-Week Halloween Party at O'Mainnin's Pub

October 31, 2013

November Featured Artists at 606 State Street Gallery: Virginia Hiss and June Henry

November 01 - 30, 2013

James Meadows at Stateline Bar and Grill

November 01, 2013

The Beauregards at 620 State

November 01, 2013

The Farmhouse Ghost at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 01, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

November 01, 2013

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute with Shawn Klush and the Blackwood Quartet at the Paramount

November 02, 2013

Wine tasting at Inari Wines

November 02, 2013

The Reigns Band at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 02, 2013

An Evening with CS Lewis at the Paramount Center for the Arts

November 03, 2013

Dr. Ralph Stanley VIP Meet and Greet as part of Machiavelli's Under the Tent Event

November 03, 2013

Sunday Funday with DJ B-Digital at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 03, 2013

Russ Bralley presenting a talk on the Netherland Inn at the Bristol Public Library

November 04, 2013

Open Band Jam at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 04, 2013

Release of The Velvet Blue CD at the Pickin' Porch at the Foundation Event Facility

November 04, 2013

First Annual Luminary Celebration for Prematurity Awareness Month at Cumberland Square Park

November 04, 2013

Bristol Public Library to Host Book Signing for National Author Katherine Keenum

November 04, 2013

Guido Au'Some & the Open Mic Players at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 05, 2013

Beaver Creek Storytellers at 606 State Street Gallery

November 05, 2013

King Theatre Presents First Student-directed Productions at Paramount Center for the Arts: "Sorry, Wrong Number" and "The Lottery"

November 07 - 09, 2013

D13 at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 08, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

November 08, 2013

Annual Veterans Day Parade in Historic Downtown Bristol

November 09, 2013

Art Smart classes at the Bristol Public Library

November 09, 2013

Wine tasting at Inari Wines

November 09, 2013

Artists' Reception for Virginia Hiss and June Henry at 606 State Street Gallery

November 09, 2013

Bob Smallwood & Friends and the Clinch Mountain Misfits at the Pickin' Porch at the Foundation Event Facility

November 11, 2013

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

November 11, 2013

The Four Freshmen at the Paramount Center for the Arts

November 12, 2013

Ribbon cutting for ACMA Mountain Music Museum

November 12, 2013

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