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Farm & Fun Time: Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass, Missy Raines & The New Hip

July 14 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, on Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Radio Bristol’s Kris Truelsen, the show will feature performances by Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass and Missy Raines & The New Hip.Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring musical breaks by Bill and the Belles, the program also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report with Corbin Hayslett, a recipe segment, and much more!

Tickets to be part of the studio audience are $20 with open seating; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

About Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Deeply rooted in tradition, Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass’ newalbum, The Room Over Mine, earned accolades and significant chart action. The song, “Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away” won the 2009 IBMA Award for Song of the Year and the group has garnered several IBMA nominations for Emerging Artist of The Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year. Touring nationally and internationally, the band’s list of notable festivals and events include Rocky Grass, Grey Fox, Grass Valley, Del Fest, Wind Gap, Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival and more.

About Missy Raines & The New Hip
With a smokey and seductive alton, seven-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, heads up this quartet featuring mandolin, guitars, bass, and drums. The territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the center of the stage directing her bass every bit as much as she’s playing it. ICON Magazine said Raines is “a seductive amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock, recalling the earliest platters by Lucinda Williams and Roseanne Cash.”

Full Moon Jam: James Meadows

July 14 | Downtown Center

James started up his band, James Meadows & The Country Mile Drifters, just after his album officially released in August of 2008. The band is compiled of amazing professional musicians who put on a very high energy show. Their shows contain a huge set list filled with both fan/crowd requested and timeless Classic Country, Top 40 Country, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, and Originals that are sure to blow the walls off of any event or venue.

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For the 20th 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 29th.

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.

Music & Movies in the Park: Shooter and The Last Ride

July 14 | Cumberland Square Park

This week's music: Shooter
This week's movie: The Last Ride

FREE Music & Movies in the Park brought to you by BVU, PUSH! Film Festival, and City of Bristol Virginia and the Parks and Recreation Department! 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 7 pm
Movie at dusk (8:45 — 9 pm)

The Pickin' Porch Show: Riley Anglen

July 14 | Mountain Music Museum

The Pickin' Porch Show will feature Riley Anglen.

Border Bash: The Comet Conductors

July 15 | Downtown Bristol

Jake Quillin (Guitar), Magus Vaughn (Bass), and Mike Lubrano (Drums) form the north east TN based trio of Jake and The Comet Conductors. The band combines blues, funk, soul, and rock and roll elements to form a cohesive and complex blend of passionate and accessible music. The band's philosophy is to stay true to the music,perform live shows with sincerity, and write good songs that reach out and grab people where they live. They took their show on the road to compete in the prestigious Piedmont Blues Band Challenge last fall and came home with an impressive third place title out of hundreds of bands and artists. Jake and The Comet Conductors' cool factor has definitely been solidified with their self-titled, debut CD. It's a compilation of original songs that perfectly captures the band's musical attitude and produces a heady, cosmic experience for the listener.

Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its 17th anniversary including children’s activities, arts & craft and food vendors in addition to live music and much more. All the events will be in the 400 & 500 Block of State Street this year, except for June 17th, which will be held in the Downtown Center and July 4th which will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music® the Cities of Bristol and Bristol Pediatrics. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2016 includeBorder Bash is a free community event supported by Anne and Ben Cowan, Bank of Tennessee, Blackbird Bakery,Blakley-MitchellCo., Brown, Edwards & Co., Burke, Powers &Harty, Camellia Digital, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Express AV Productions, New Peoples Bank,RenasantBank, Revolution Curbside Recycling,StrongwellCorporation, The Bristol Hotel: McCall Capital, LLC, Tom and Barbara Smith/ Merrill Lynch, Tri City Tent and Event, Walling Distributing, Wells Fargo and media sponsors Bristol Herald Courier, Radio Bristol, 99.3 The X, Electric 94.9 FM,WCYB-5, andWXBQ96.9 FM.

Border Bash: BRUNS

July 15 | Downtown Bristol

With the breakup of his first band, Churchill, Tim Bruns left a single with radio airplay and a continental tour that would take him where every musician would conceivably like to go. This was supposed to be the stars aligned, the dream realized, or any other platitude that suggests success in an industry where most never get their first chance, never mind a second. But it wasn't right. Tim tried swearing the business off altogether. He tried mowing lawns and working as a maintenance professional. He tried writing songs for other people but it only made the inevitable conclusion to his story come into focus. It was out of this soul-searching that B R U N S, a classic American rock band, was born. Tim moved to Nashville and met Ryan Harris Brown, an incredibly talented guitar player and songwriter. Then came Tom Whall, a drummer that provided an essential backbone to their budding sound. They played together for almost seven months before the idea of a band became a reality. In that time, all three members gained a new appreciation for patience and crafting – an art form that Tim wanted to desperately protect as he returned to music. A powerful self-titled five-song EP became an organic extension of everything Tim, Ryan and Tom had gone through in their journey to this point, neatly packaged by their simple vision for what an American rock band should be: Guitars, pianos, bass and drums; Catchy but overwhelmingly introspective; Jarring but inspiring. Dealing with pressure, expectations and the idea that everyone is getting older can be complex emotions, but in under 30 minutes their music provides a decade’s worth of therapy and encouragement. B R U N S is a gospel-infused Tom Petty as much as it is Bruce Springsteen in the New South. While the rest of the country yearns for simplicity, they have somehow adopted a style of music that only becomes more complicated with the passage of time. B R U N S is a well-earned retreat from the modern noise. A real guitar band. Tim’s vocals, reflect the intensity of a born musician finally playing the songs he was meant to play. Ryan’s guitar adds an element of vintage sheen that lends the band a signature sound amid a Nashville music scene teeming with hungry musicians. Tom's rhythm, steady and simple, carries the sound from cover to cover. It serves as proof that a dream deferred may be the best one.

Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its17thanniversary including children’s activities, arts & craft and food vendors in addition to live music and much more. All the events will be in the 400 & 500 Block of State Street this year, except for June17th, which will be held in the Downtown Center and July4thwhich will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music® the Cities of Bristol and Bristol Pediatrics. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2016 includeBorder Bash is a free community event supported by Anne and Ben Cowan, Bank of Tennessee, Blackbird Bakery,Blakley-MitchellCo., Brown, Edwards & Co., Burke, Powers &Harty, Camellia Digital, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Express AV Productions, New Peoples Bank,RenasantBank, Revolution Curbside Recycling,StrongwellCorporation, The Bristol Hotel: McCall Capital, LLC, Tom and Barbara Smith/ Merrill Lynch, Tri City Tent and Event, Walling Distributing, Wells Fargo and media sponsors Bristol Herald Courier, Radio Bristol, 99.3 The X, Electric 94.9 FM,WCYB-5, andWXBQ96.9 FM.

State Street Farmer's Market

July 16 | Downtown Center

Join us at the State Street Farmer's Market, where local merchants, fresh food and fun times come together. Choose your favorite local produce, homemade foods and unique arts and crafts. The market is open from May through October.

May — October
Saturdays 8 am — Noon

July — September
Wednesdays 2 — 6 pm

Don't forget! The State Street Farmer's Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards. Participants can scan their card and receive wooden tokens of either $1 or $2 in value and can use those tokens with participating vendors.

Yoga in the Park

July 16 | Cumberland Square Park

Do you like spending time outside? Do you like listening to bird songs? Do you want to meet new friends and take care of your health? Join Wellness Yoga of Bristol in the park for a free yoga practice. Classes will be held every Saturday in June, July, and August, weather permitting. The yoga practices will be taught by Rita Gregory and Nicole Putnam. Enjoy your free yoga practice in the midst of beautiful nature! Practices will be held at Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, VA! See you on the mat!

First Appalachian Robotics Tech Saturday: Near Space Balloons

July 16 | Bristol Public Library

Team members will show our latest near space balloon payload and explain the components as well as discuss the launching and recovery process.

Bristol Brewery Birthday Celebration

July 16 | Bristol Brewery

It's Bristol Brewery's birthday and they want to celebrate with YOU! Come out for great music and great beer for an all together great time!

Logan Fritz — 2:00-4:00 PM

Jackdaw's 7 — 5:00-7:00 PM

CHR Band — 8:00-10:00 PM

Who Art You? Summer Camp

July 18–22 | Believe in Bristol Office

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, yoga, and much, much more.

The camp is scheduled forJuly 18 — 22; the cost is $250 per child and $25 off for 2+ children. The age range is 8 — 12.

For registration details, contact Believe in Bristol at 276-644-9700 or maggie@believeinbristol.org.

Full Moon Jam: Glen Harlow and Friends

July 19 | Downtown Center

These guys can play it all from rock to pop to country to blues and everything in between. Very entertaining.

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For the 20th 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 29th.

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.

Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester

July 23 | Paramount Center for the Arts

BUY TICKETS HERE! The Earls of Leicester is a group of like-minded musicians banding together to recreate the wonderful music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. Led by thirteen-time Grammy-winner Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester features the talents of some of Nashville's most talented musicians, including hit songwriter Shawn Camp on guitar and lead vocals, Tim O'Brien on mandollin, bassist Barry Bales (Douglas's cohort in Alison Krauss & Union Station), fiddler Johnny Warren (son of Paul Warren, legendary fiddle player in Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys band), and acclaimed banjo player Charlie Cushman. The band plays selections from the era of 1954 to 1965. During these years, the band was comprised Lester, Earl, dobro player Josh Graves, fiddler Paul Warren, tenor singer and mandonlist Curly Seckler and bass player Jake Tullock. In a relatively short time as a performing group, "The Earls" shows have quickly become the stuff of legend in the roots/acoustic/bluegrass community. Learn more at their website.

The Pickin' Porch Show: Bill & the Belles

July 28 | Mountain Music Museum

This week's Pickin' Porch Show will feature Bill & the Belles.

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YWCA's Hip Hop Line Dance Class Still Going Strong

Mondays at 6pm | Bristol Train Station

Have fun and get fit every Monday at 6 PM at the Bristol Train Station with Beats & Steps at the Station. Dance instructor, Brandi Owens creates a fun and energetic class every week! Class is open to YW Fitness Spa members and non-members, so grab a friend and join us next week! Contact a_cook@ywcabristol.org for more information.



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