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Bristol Public Library Strategic Planning Public Forums

February 8–18 | Bristol Public Library


The Bristol Public Library Board of Directors is in the process of updating its strategic plan. Last year marked ten years since the opening of the new library, and since that time, BPL has launched a number of new and expanded programs, including the region’s largest teen library and the new Jones Creative Lab.

Despite its many successes, the library is not content to rest on its laurels. Therefore, the BPL board is inviting citizens and leaders from across the community to participate in "The Next Chapter" discussion forum. The purpose of this forum is to provide guidance to BPL board and staff as the library updates its strategic plan. They would especially like to hear from you and get your thoughts on what programs and services the library should prioritize in the years ahead to best benefit the community and its citizens.

Join BPL for one of the upcoming forums scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th; Thursday, February 9th; and Saturday, February 18th. Participants may join any one of the forums and tours offered each day at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or 1:00 p.m.

The forums will not only be an opportunity for you to offer your thoughts and suggestions on the materials, programs, and services that our library should offer, but it will also be a time for you to enjoy a full tour of the library with our staff. The tours will allow you to learn about the materials, programs, and services currently being offered to our community. The tour and forum are expected to take a combined period of four hours, including breaks. Light refreshments will be available.

To register, email amykimani@bristol-library.org. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Redleg Husky

February 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Redleg Husky is a country, bluegrass, and blues duo based in Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of American music in barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond.

Dustbowl Revival

February 16 | Studio Brew


The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members — and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal.

Author Meet & Greet: Michael C. Miles

February 16 | Blackbird Bakery


Author Michael C. Miles will read from his new novel, Dominion. To learn more, visit Miles' Facebook page at facebook.com/MichaelCMilesAuthor. Register to win a free book!

Ron Short and the Possum Playboys

February 17 | Studio Brew


About Ron Short and the Possum Playboys
Rockabilly, Cajun, Blues, Americana, Roots Music, Jam Band comprised of band members: RON SHORT — singer/songwriter, accordion, slide guitar, banjo, mandolin, & fiddle; AARON DAVIS — guitar and vocals; LISA DAVIS — rubboard, vocals, & percussion; BEN MAYS/Roy Rogers — bass

Stemwinder

February 18 | Blackbird Bakery


Take a musical journey with this new quartet across time and musical boundaries.Bluegrass to folk and then some.From Norman Blake and Tony Rice to Tom Paxton, & the Carter Family with stopsalong the way to visit the Eagles, the Byrds, Sam Bush, Dan Fogelberg,Richard Thompson, Michael Martin Murphy, and even the Rolling Stones.Each of the four band member brings their own personal influences to the mixcreating an interesting and diverse listening experience.

Gallagher! w/ special guests Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson

February 18 | Paramount Center for the Arts


A Gallagher concert is an unforgettable experience. He is a keen and original observer of human nature and the American scene. "My humor makes people think," Gallagher says. "I want people to look more closely at this country and their lives to see the humor and absurdity in it all ...I don't have to make it up, the truth is funny enough."

Artie is one of the Entertainment Industry's most talked-about "must-see" performers. No stranger to Film and Television, Commercials, Voice-overs, Print and Live Stand-up Comedy, Artie is taking the industry and Newstalk Radio waves by storm. Artie has been seen on Law and Order, Conan O'Brien, David Letterman and The Tonight Show. He has performed his dynamic act in such places as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Radio City Music Hall, Westbury Music Fair, The Toyota Comedy Festival, The Chicago Comedy Festival and Universal Orlando...to name a few.

Watching a Bob Nelson live performance is like watching several different types of top comedians all rolled up into one. Characters like the lovable nerd Eppy Epperman, punchy boxer Jiffy Jeff and chicken rancher Wilby Stuckinson are as funny and memorable as any you will see in comedy today. Bob's football routine is a recognized comedy classic and "Morning", his tale of a farmer and a duck, is one of the finest works of one man showmanship to grace the modern stage. If all that were not enough, Bob's ability to relay personal stories and observations about everyday life put him in the same league as the best of today's stand-up comics.

Goat Whiskey

February 19 | Studio Brew


"What exactly is Goat Whiskey Music? Well I’ve been hanging around bars, concert halls and just about anywhere you can find live music since I was a kid watching my dad play. He did everything from gospel, bluegrass, country, cry in your beer music to rollicking honky tonk dance music. Basically Goat Whiskey Music covers every aspect of the human experience. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. It’s there to help you celebrate victory, mourn defeat, revel in the glory of new love or break under the weight of a heart that has been broken for the last time. Goat Whiskey Music is life...happiness...sorrow...love...and loss. Kick up your heels...drink...and enjoy a few hours of Rollin’ with the Goat!"

State Street String Band

February 20 | Blackbird Bakery


Clap along to the bluegrass sounds of State Street String Band.

Three Times Three

February 25 | Theatre Bristol


Theatre Bristol announces a new collaboration with River's Way to present an original comedy "Three Times Three" February 25 at the ARTspace, 506 State Street.

Three Times Three is a joyful compilation of fairy tales, jokes, and songs written by Dottie Havlik especially for the special needs teens and young adults with River's Way and veteran Theatre Bristol actors.

Directing this original piece will be Theatre Bristol veteran Dottie Havlik, most recently Theatre Bristol director of The Adventures of Madeline and Charlotte's Web at Theatre Bristol, and long-time actor in many shows including Steel Magnolias and most recently, The Music Man.

"These River's Way kids are so creative, and they're so excited to be acting in a real play in a real theatre," said Havlik. "They're learning true theatre lessons about taking directions, overcoming nervousness, and concentrating on a task. But mostly they're learning that hard work can be fun and rewarding."

River's Way, lead by Executive Director Tom Hanlon, is an organization dedicated to the positive and productive involvement of young people with disabilities in our community.

"Three Times Three" will have two showings on Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is general admission and for any special accommodations, please call or email the Theatre. Show information is also available online at www.TheatreBristol.org or by calling the message line at 423-212-3625.

Oscars Viewing Dinner and Fundraising Event

February 26 | Whiskey Rebellion


Join us for a night of Oscar-style glitz and glamour presented by Whiskey Rebellion to benefit PUSH! Film Festival!

Tickets will be sold at both Whiskey Rebellion and the Believe in Bristol office. $45 per ticket or $80 per couple. This includes passed hors d'oeuvres, full champagne service, a chance to win 2 tickets to this year's PUSH! Film Festival, and of course a viewing of the awards!

This is a red carpet event you won't want to miss and tickets are limited so get yours today!

*Cocktail attire is encouraged, but not required.

Also Coming Up

Bristol Public Library Strategic Planning Public Forums
February 8–18 | Bristol Public Library
Redleg Husky
February 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Dustbowl Revival
February 16 | Studio Brew
Author Meet & Greet: Michael C. Miles
February 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Laura Thurston
February 16 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Ron Short and the Possum Playboys
February 17 | Studio Brew
Stemwinder
February 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Gallagher! w/ special guests Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson
February 18 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Goat Whiskey
February 19 | Studio Brew
State Street String Band
February 20 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
February 23 | Blackbird Bakery
The Band J4 CD Release Party
February 24 | Blackbird Bakery
Hundred Acres
February 24 | Studio Brew
Mama Molasses
February 24 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Three Times Three
February 25 | Theatre Bristol
Balance Body, Mind and Spirit
February 25 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol
The Diamonds
February 26 | Studio Brew
Oscars Viewing Dinner and Fundraising Event
February 26 | Whiskey Rebellion
Laura Thurston
March 2 | O'Mainnin's Pub
The Farmhouse Ghost
March 3 | Studio Brew
Auditions for "Beauty and the Beast"
March 4–12 | Theatre Bristol
Farm & Fun Time: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Helen Highwater Stringband
March 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Jacob Green
March 9 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Ian Feathers CD Release
March 11 | Studio Brew
Singer Songwriter Event featuring Jeff Lane, Justin Mychals & Regan Boggs
March 12 | Studio Brew
Loose Leaves
March 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Radio Bristol Premieres: Jenni Lyn Gardner, Old Salt Union
March 17 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Faded Travelers
March 17 | Studio Brew
Bristol Ballet presents Celtic Flair
March 18–19 | Various locations
Rockin' Road to Dublin
March 18 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Quarter Bounce w/ Rusty Steel
March 18 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Rhythm & The Roosevelts
March 19 | Studio Brew
The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends
March 24 – April 2 | Theatre Bristol
Below 7
March 24 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Shape Note Sing
March 25 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Blackwood Quartet presents The Gospel Side of Elvis
March 25 | Paramount Center for the Arts
The Fustics
March 31 | O'Mainnin's Pub
James Gregory, "America's Funniest Man"
April 1 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Singer Songwriter Event featuring Adam Bolt, Logan Fritz & Jamen Denton
April 2 | Studio Brew
Radio Bristol Premieres: Western Centuries
April 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Loose Leaves
April 7 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Ryan Ward
April 13 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Quarter Bounce w/ Rusty Steel
April 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Tanya Tucker — Benefit Performance for the Appalachian College of Pharmacy
April 21 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Energy and Rejuvenation
April 22 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol
Ronnie Milsap
May 5 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Bristol Ballet presents Mulan
May 13 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Triumphant Quartet
May 19 | Paramount Center for the Arts
The Grand Ole Uproar
May 20 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Below 7
May 26 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 1 — Intermediate
June 19–23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Hope Griffin
June 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 2 — Beginner
June 26–30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 1 — Intermediate
July 10–14 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Quarter Bounce w/ Rusty Steel
July 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 2 — Beginner
July 17–21 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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Bank Street Closed for Funeral

Thursday

Bank Street will be closed Thursday, February 16th, to celebrate the life of Charles Edward "Buzz" Vance. The family will be receiving friends at Bank Street at 1:30 pm.

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