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Spay-Neuter Hardship Grants Available from Holly Help

The Holly Help Spay-Neuter Fund has received spay-neuter grant money designed to bring an additional level of financial assistance to pets of families living within Bristol, Virginia City limits and who are experiencing a financial hardship. Every pet surgery will be accompanied by a free rabies vaccine, compliments of the holly help fund.

Financial hardships include (but are not limited to).....Food Stamp Recipients, Unemployment, Social Security Disability, Utility Cut Off Notices, Unexpected Medical Bills, Low Income, WIC-EBT-Snap, etc.

Every day in America 20,000 Dogs and Cats are put to death in shelters due to pet over-population. The solution is simple... Prevent A Birth. Save A Life.

Families in need should mail proof of residence, financial hardship and a contact telephone number to:

Holly Help Fund
PO Box 1264
Bristol, VA. 24203



Downtown Bristol Events

Auditions for "Beauty and the Beast"

March 4–12 | Theatre Bristol


Theatre Bristol announces March 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 auditions for its upcoming production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on June 16-25 at the Paramount Center for the Arts.

Veteran and novice actors are invited to audition at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Roles are available for young and old, men and women, and there are opportunities to serve on the production crew. Doors will open 30 minutes before the first audition on each of these dates:

  • March 4: 9:30 Children and 10:30 Adults
  • March 5: 1:30 Children and 2:30 Adults
  • March 6: 6:00 Children and 7:00 Adults
  • March 11: 9:30 Children and 10:30 Adults
  • March 12: 1:30 Children and 2:30 Adults

Callbacks are March 14. Casting calls will be made March 17 & 18.

The audition will consist of singing, reading, and dancing. For the singing portion, no preparation is necessary as musical pieces will be provided, but prepared material will also be welcome. Audition time will include cold readings and simple choreography (close-toed shoes are required). For important details on preparation and auditions for children and adults, please be sure to visit www.theatrebristol.org/audition.

Anyone interested in being a part of the production crew may contact Theatre Bristol at info@theatrebristol.org, or be present at any of the audition times.

Farm & Fun Time: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Helen Highwater Stringband

March 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum featuring Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers and the Helen Highwater Stringband on Thursday, March 9 at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring musical breaks by house band Bill and the Belles, the program also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report with Corbin Hayslett, a recipe segment, and much more!

Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time is a revival of WCYB radio’s Farm & Fun Time show which broadcast live from a studio inside the General Shelby Hotel in downtown Bristol. In the 1940s and the 1950s, Farm & Fun Time was an important program in the history of early bluegrass music and helped to establish the careers of legendary performers including Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, the Osborne Brothers, Mac Wiseman, The Sauceman Brothers, and Curly King & The Tennessee Hilltoppers.

Tickets to be part of the studio audience are $25 with open seating; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Diamonds

March 9 | Blackbird Bakery


From East Tennessee, The Diamonds play a diverse mix of music, specializing in jazz standards. The group performs at various venues and events throughout the region, including weddings, parties, and restaurants. They have also volunteered at many nursing homes, assisted living homes, and charitable organizations in the area.

Jacob Green

March 9 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Energetic rhythms and captivating melody , Jacobs Green brews bona fide homegrown music. Blues singer/songwriter with a twist, Jacob Green , becomes an 'OneManBand', Stomp Box under foot, harmonica upon neck, strumming instruments tirelessly touring the country. Whether Green plays guitar, banjo, dobro, or ukulele, he forms rhythm, percussion, and lead simultaneously transforming into the “OneManGreenBand”. Green’s harvests a resonance of the modern day gypsy, awakening original roots and blues folk songs . The once “down-trodden” old-fashioned blues lyrics to positive riffs of change and “be green”. His versatile homegrown, organic, original songs bring a fresh approach to old-school roots and blues folk music.

Foxtrot Lesson

March 10 | Bristol Ballet


Join Bristol Ballet for a Foxtrot lesson October 9th at Bristol Ballet Studio. The lesson will begin at 7:30pm, followed by dancing from 8:30 – 10:30 pm.

Cost is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit Bristol Ballet, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Refreshments will be provided, but a snack to share is always welcome!

Ian Feathers CD Release

March 11 | Studio Brew


Ian Feathers rises up from Bristol, TN. Feathers’ musical background is rooted by a foundation of edgy traditionals. These roots provide a sound foundation for musical and spiritual exploration, which has been described as “smokey music from the hills and hollers of Appalachia” that combines “blues, bluegrass, and funk” and feels “delightfully energetic, with a hint of surprise and passion.” Feathers’ first independent music venture has grown popular over the last 2 years, and he is playing larger venues and crowds.

The Grand Ole Uproar

March 11 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


The Grand Ole Uproar's musical gumbo conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings and Doug Sahm, the electric carnival of Dylan, the improvisational impulses of the Grateful Dead, and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale, as well as many other(and older) songs and artists in the American tradition.

The Grand Ole Uproar frequently tours the Southeast and Midwest, appearing recently on Knoxville TN's Blue Plate Special Radio Program on WDVX and Balcony TV Nashville. The Uproar has shared the stage with artists like Zach Deputy, PALEFACE, The Corbitt Brothers, The Deadstring Brothers, and Cosmic Charlie.

Singer Songwriter Event featuring Jeff Lane, Justin Mychals & Regan Boggs

March 12 | Studio Brew


Three wonderful musicians you won't want to miss!

Affordable Care Act Forum

March 16 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce


Health care policy seems to shift daily. Join fellow business leaders for a conversation about the impact of the ACA on Tri-Cities employers Thursday, March 16 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn (Exit 7). Health care and policy experts will provide updates on options Washington is considering to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Breakfast will be provided. There is no cost to attend the forum.

As space is limited, please click here to register today.

Children’s Acrylic Painting Class: "Cool Dog in Town" (Ages 7-12)

March 17 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts


Your child will explore using different brush strokes to create a German Shepherd wearing sunglasses in this class with artist Laura King at A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts on State Street in Downtown Bristol. It will be loads of fun, it might be messy, and all students will come home with their own work of art! All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Class limit is 10 students. Registration closes three days prior to class. To find out more information, contact the gallery via Facebook, or email info@aworkofartgallery.com. To register, visit the gallery.

Instructor: Laura King
Cost: $25
Time: 6-8pm

Believe in Bristol's Downtown Showcase: An Old Hollywood Murder Mystery Themed Party

March 30 | Bristol Ballet


You're invited to Believe in Bristol's 8th Annual Downtown Showcase: An Old Hollywood Murder Mystery Themed Party!

Your presence is requested at the A-list party hosted by Believe in Bristol on Thursday, March 30th from 6-9 pm at Bristol Ballet. After a night of accolades at the Noscar Awards Show, you will attend the A-list after-party. While socializing and schmoozing with Hollywood’s elite, careers will be made, secrets will be revealed, scandals will be broken and a homicide will happen.

With a V.I.P. victim and the celebrities all suspect, you will be called upon to find the criminal by cracking this red carpet caper.

Will it be an aspiring actress, tired of living in the shadows? A livid lover who has been pushed too far? Or possibly the teen starlet trying to attract a more mature audience?

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 blood red carpet for a night of secrets, celebrities & scandal. Call 276-644-9700 or email info@believeinbristol.org for more information or to order your tickets.

$55 per individual & $100 per couple. Ticket holder will receive food, beverage and entertainment; portion of total ticket price will be tax deductible.

Also Coming Up

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
The Diamonds
March 9 | Blackbird Bakery
Jacob Green
March 9 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Children’s Acrylic Painting Class: "Be Free!" (Ages 7-12)
March 10 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
Foxtrot Lesson
March 10 | Bristol Ballet
Ian Feathers CD Release
March 11 | Studio Brew
The Grand Ole Uproar
March 11 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Singer Songwriter Event featuring Jeff Lane, Justin Mychals & Regan Boggs
March 12 | Studio Brew
Book Signing: Rita Hawkins
March 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Loose Leaves
March 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Affordable Care Act Forum
March 16 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Mark Larkins
March 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Children’s Acrylic Painting Class: "Cool Dog in Town" (Ages 7-12)
March 17 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
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
Relay for Life ELT Committee Meeting
March 20 | YWCA
State Street String Band
March 20 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
March 23 | Blackbird Bakery
Fly Fishing Film Tour (f3t)
March 24 | Studio Brew
Children’s Acrylic Painting Class: "Let’s Get Messy!" (Ages 7-12)
March 24 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
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 Diamonds
March 26 | Studio Brew
Book Signing: Gayle Trent
March 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Believe in Bristol's Downtown Showcase: An Old Hollywood Murder Mystery Themed Party
March 30 | Bristol Ballet
Mama Molasses
March 30 | Blackbird Bakery
The Fustics
March 31 | O'Mainnin's Pub
James Gregory, "America's Funniest Man"
April 1 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
April 1 | Studio Brew
Singer Songwriter Event featuring Adam Bolt, Logan Fritz & Jamen Denton
April 2 | Studio Brew
How to Advertise in Social Media Class
April 4 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Radio Bristol Premieres: Western Centuries
April 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Loose Leaves
April 7 | O'Mainnin's Pub
My New Favorites
April 7 | Studio Brew
Easter Eggstravaganza
April 8 | YWCA
Bristol Half & Half Marathon
April 8 | Downtown Bristol
Ryan Ward
April 13 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Quarter Bounce w/ Rusty Steel
April 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
JV Squad
April 14 | Studio Brew
Relay for Life ELT Committee Meeting
April 17 | Studio Brew
Shake it Like a Caveman
April 20 | Studio Brew
Tanya Tucker — Benefit Performance for the Appalachian College of Pharmacy
April 21 | Paramount Center for the Arts
If Birds Could Fly
April 21 | Studio Brew
Energy and Rejuvenation
April 22 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol
Redleg Husky
April 27 | Studio Brew
Logan Fritz and The Comet Conductors
April 28 | Studio Brew
Ronnie Milsap
May 5 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Bristol Ballet presents Mulan
May 13 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Relay for Life New Team Party
May 15 | Studio Brew
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
Relay for Life Bristol
June 2 | Cumberland Square Park
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

More Upcoming Events »

Community Notice Board

Gerber Daisies Special

Through next week


Pen's Floral is offering a special this week & next on gerber daisies. Spread a little spring cheer for just $35 per dozen plus tax and delivery. Phone Pen's Floral at 276-644-4600 or visit pensfloral.net.

Bristol Office Supply Weekly Specials

Through March 10


Click here to view specials.

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