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BiB Mythical Creatures Calendars — ON SALE NOW!

Believe in Bristol 2016 Mythical Creature Calendars are on sale for half price for those purchased in the Believe in Bristol office. Downtown events already added! Visit us at 36 Moore Street, Bristol VA to pick up your calendar and other merchandise today.



City of Bristol, TN hires new Community Development and Planning Director

The City of Bristol Tennessee has hired Brian Rose as the new Community Development and Planning Director. Rose comes to the city from the Town of Goffstown, New Hampshire where he was the Planning and Zoning Administrator. Prior to his work in New Hampshire he worked as an Associate Planner for the City of Buckeye, Arizona.

He attended the University of Utah where he studied architecture before transferring to Arizona State University where he received his Bachelors and Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning.

“I am pleased to welcome Brian to city. He clearly has a grasp of planning and how it can shape the future look and feel of our city. He understands the importance of embracing collaboration with our private sector and strong customer service,” said Bill Sorah, City Manager. “We have complete confidence that he will be of great benefit to the Community Development and Planning Department.”

Rose began work on Monday, January 4 and will oversee planning, building, code enforcement and permitting.

“I love Bristol already. I am amazed by the Bristol Motor Speedway and am looking forward to touring the facility. I love the downtown, it is so walkable. I love the artists’ murals that appear on some of the buildings, the historic feel of downtown is amazing. The people here seem so genuinely open, warm, and hospitable. I love the fact that I now live in the Birthplace of Country Music,” stated Rose when asked what he thought of the city.

Rose likes to fish and play golf in his leisure time. He and his wife have five children ranging in ages 5 months to 9 years old.



Downtown Bristol Events

Radio Bristol Sessions: Dylan LeBlanc

January 28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Be part of the live audience for WBCM Radio Bristol Sessions this week at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. It's free! Can't be there? Listen live on the air at WBCM 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, through our website, or our on our mobile app for iPhone or Android.

About Dylan LeBlanc
Shreveport, Louisiana native Dylan LeBlanc spent his formative years surrounded by some of the region’s finest musicians (his father, singer/songwriter/guitarist James LeBlanc, is a longtime Muscle Shoals session player). Dylan began writing his own songs at eleven, and by his late teens, had developed a soulful, bluesy voice and guitar style that resonated with the sights and sounds of his musical youth.

He released Paupers Field, his smoky, languid Townes Van Zandt- and Fleet Foxes-inspired debut, on Rough Trade in 2010 at the ripe old age of nineteen, followed by the likeminded Cast the Same Old Shadow in 2012 and the lush and compelling Cautionary Tale in 2016.

For more information visit: www.dylanleblanc.com.

History Harvest: Tennessee Ernie Ford

January 28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum wants to record and preserve your Tennessee Ernie Ford stories, photographs, and memorabilia during a “history harvest”!

Do you have a story about a personal connection with Tennessee Ernie Ford, his parents, or his family? Do you or your family have photographs – particularly candid photos – of Ernie on his visits to Bristol, or other Ford-related memorabilia? We would love to add a digital copy to our archive at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Come to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Saturday, January 16 from 11–4 or on Thursday, January 28 from 1–5 with your item or story to share.

We will record your stories or memories, and scan or photograph the items that you bring with you to add to BCM’s digital archive. These items will help to tell the story of Tennessee Ernie Ford and his connection to Bristol to future generations, and the recordings or digital images will be available to community members, museum staff, and researchers for years to come. BCM will not keep your originals, though museum staff members are happy to discuss the process of donating items to the museum. BCM will send History Harvest participants who provide their email addresses a digital copy of their scanned image, photographed item, or recorded story after the event.

Please contact Dave Lewis (dlewis@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org), our Curator of Collections and Digital Media with any questions, or if you have a particularly large collection of items.

We hope to see all you pea-pickers there!

Korean Night

January 29 | KP

Join KP for an authentic, family style Korean meal. Call 423-764-3889 to make your reservation today!

Yoga & Suds

January 30 | Bristol Brewery

Bring a friend or come solo and join us for 1 hour of yoga inside the Bristol Brewery. Follow up your mindful practice with a flight of hand-crafted brews. Must be 21 years of age to enter the Brewery.

Check-in at Wellness Yoga of Bristol (right next to the Bristol Brewery). We have extra mats in case you need one.

Yoga is $10
Flight of Beer is $5.

Rescheduled: Corklickers & Friends

January 30 | KP

Due to last weekend's weather, the Corklickers have rescheduled! Come down to KP for an evening of great music with the Corklickers & Friends.

Masquerade Salsa Night

January 30 | Shelbee's Vintage Cafe

Dance the Salsa, Bachata and Merengue! Lessons start at 7:30 pm followed by dinner at 8:30 pm. After dinner, let’s dance the night away. Cover is $10 and includes dance lesson and dinner. Please RSVP on Facebook or by calling (423) 652-1000. Don't forget to bring your mask!

A Night at the Museum: A Murder Mystery Themed Party

March 24 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

You're invited to Believe in Bristol's 7th Annual Downtown Showcase: A Night at the Museum – a murder mystery themed party!

Your presence is requested at the A-list party hosted by Believe in Bristol on Thursday, March 24th from 6-9 pm at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. While socializing and schmoozing with country music legends, careers will be made, secrets will be revealed, scandals will be broken and a homicide will happen.

With a V.I.P. victim and all legends suspect, you will be called upon to find the criminal by cracking this tragic event.

Will it be a super-fan, overly excited to meet their favorite star? A livid lover who has been pushed too far? Or possibly a legend who is jealous of the fame of another?

As the night unfolds, so will a web of lies and scandals intricately woven to point you to a killer. It is up to you to uncover the clues or the culprit will remain concealed!

Come walk the line for A Night at the Museum full of mystery, celebrities & scandal.

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Community Notice Board

Now Open Mondays!

January 25–29 | KP

KP is pleased to announce they are now open Mondays!



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