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Announcing the long anticipated opening of Bristol Brewery this Friday, July 17th!



Benjamin Walls to launch "55-55-55"

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Downtown Bristol Events

Music & Movies in the Park: Shooter and Night at the Museum

July 16 | Cumberland Square Park

This week's music: Shooter
This week's movie: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

FREE Music & Movies in the Park sponsored by BVU. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and settle in for live music and a great movie the whole family can enjoy. Concessions available.

Music at 6:30 pm
Movie at 9 pm

Full Moon Jam — Lance Stinson

July 16 | Downtown Center

Lance Stinson hails from Lumber City, a South Georgia town with a little more than a thousand people. Childhood was a character-building mix of rural life and hard work. Lance and his four older brothers grew up on his parents' farm, which for many years provided corn, wheat and port for the family's restaurant, Stinson's BBQ, a community gathering spot still going strong after 35 years.

His first musical memories came through the speakers of his dad's '79 Ford pickup. The eight-track gave him a good dose of Keith Whitley, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty and Merle Haggard, whose "Rainbow Stew" remains a favorite.

"Dad was a big Hank Sr. fan," he says, "and my older brothers liked Hank Jr., so I picked up a love for both. My brothers were also fans of a lot of '80's rockers like Def Leppard and Poison, and I wound up with a little of that in the mix too.

Those influences would combine to give him a taste for what he calls a "kick-in-the-teeth country." "There's still some traditional sound to it," he says, "since I love story songs, but then it's got that edge to it." It's an approach that has made him one of country's most exciting young talents and brought Lance to the brink of national attention.

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For the 19th year, the City of Bristol Tennessee will be hosting the free concert series "Full Moon Jam" on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 or 9:30 p.m. through September 24th.

Bring a lawn chair or come early to grab one of the 350 chairs provided on-site. Refreshments are sold in the concessions area for a nominal fee. Clean, well-stocked restrooms also available.

You are asked not to park in the bank drive-through area adjacent to the venue and please do not to bring skateboards or bicycles into the venue. Parking is available on Shelby Street in the Municipal parking lot or on State Street in designated parking spaces.

The 78 Project Movie

July 16

The 78 Project Movie follows the progress of two filmmakers as they journey across America recording musicians using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. The result: a variety of 78rpm records of folk singers and punk rockers, gospel songs and Cajun music, along with insights and history about field recording and sound technology from historians, archivists, sound techs, and craftspeople. Dave Lewis, Curator of Collections and Digital Media, will present a brief introduction before the film. Tickets are $5; please call423-573-1927 to purchase tickets.

Tunes @ Noon featuring the Rose Sisters

July 17 | Paramount Center for the Arts

On Friday, July 10th, the David and Francis F. Caldwell "Tunes @ Noon" Concert Series held at the Paramount Center for the Arts will proudly present The Rose Sisters.

Kids Yoga

July 17 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol

Have a night on the town while the children stay and play. Arts and crafts, mini meditation, and of course, Yoga! Ages 4 to 8.

Cost: $25 for 1 child, each additional sibling $20.

Abigail L. Freeburn
RYT 200, TECTA

Sign up at Wellness Yoga of Bristol or call (856) 506-2558. Space is limited, so make your reservation today!

The Appleseed Collective at Border Bash

July 17 | Downtown Bristol

Formed in 2010, The Appleseed Collective has become a force of nature powered by their local community and developed by a strong sense of do-it-yourself drive. In an age of corporations and climate change, the band’s commitment to buying & selling local, eating from gardens, and being their own bosses has led to the kind of success that feels simply organic. The Appleseed Collective is not a bluegrass band. It’s not The Hot Club of Paris. It’s not a ragtime cover band. The Appleseed Collective represents Americana music rooted in traditions from all over the world and from every decade, creating a live experience that welcomes every soul and is impossible to replicate.

Blank Range at Border Bash

July 17 | Downtown Bristol

Blank Range is an American rock & roll band living in Nashville, TN. With nods to great things present & past, Blank Range stand tall as a unit and collapse wildly together in song and onstage.

The Dugger Band

July 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube

The Dugger Band will perform at Quaker Steak & Lube July 18th at 8pm.

About The Dugger Band
Brothers Jordan and Seth Dugger, from Greeneville, TN are the leaders of Dugger Band. The Nashville recording artists write, sing and play a variety of instruments. The band’s style is best described as Country/Rock/Pop.

Full Moon Jam — Duty Free

July 21 | Downtown Center

Duty Free is a bluegrass band based in Bristol, Tennessee. Members of the band are Bobby Love, Charlie Powers, Rick Powers, Hal Boyd, and Tim Laughlin. Bobby plays mandolin and demonstrates his versatility as a musician by singing both lead and harmony. He’s a songwriter as well who has written several tunes performed by the group. Charlie plays both lead and rhythm guitar and sings lead and harmony. Rick plays banjo in the traditional Scruggs style and also lends his vocal talent to the band. Hal Boyd anchors the group’s rhythm with his double bass playing and provides the baritone harmony — as well as lead and bass vocals — on many of Duty Free’s tunes. Tim Laughlin, long noted in bluegrass circles for his musical talent, plays fiddle for the band.

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For the 19th year, the City of Bristol Tennessee will be hosting the free concert series "Full Moon Jam" on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 or 9:30 p.m. through September 24th.

Bring a lawn chair or come early to grab one of the 350 chairs provided on-site. Refreshments are sold in the concessions area for a nominal fee. Clean, well-stocked restrooms also available.

You are asked not to park in the bank drive-through area adjacent to the venue and please do not to bring skateboards or bicycles into the venue. Parking is available on Shelby Street in the Municipal parking lot or on State Street in designated parking spaces.

Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.

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