Downtown Bristol Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. Those who purchase a ticket will also be given a free membership for the month of April to Champion Striking Fitness! Hold onto that ticket and present to Len Cook at Champion Striking Fitness to claim free April membership (one membership per ticket, includes classes and use of gym facilities).
March 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Mamma Molasses performs Alt-Country, Americana, Indie Folk, and Blues. She is a songwriter, and she has her own way of fingerpicking a guitar. A lot of her inspiration is drawn from Appalachian Folk Music, Gospel, Old Country, Piedmont Blues, and Contemporary Roots Music. It's gonna be a great evening of fun!
March 31 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, Brad Heller and The Fustics continue to expand their audience throughout the east coast with spirited live shows, and acclaimed studio releases. Blending an array of musical genres into their own distinctive style, the band has evolved from humble acoustic beginnings to a high-energy touring outfit. The Fustics incorporate a slab of blues, gallons of folk, a pint of punk, and a hint of country within their blue-collar rock.
April 1 | Paramount Center for the Arts
For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.
James is constantly touring. He’s on the road about three days a week, forty six weeks a year. He continues to entertain sold-out crowds in theaters and comedy clubs and remains in demand for corporate events. James has been the featured entertainer for over 200 corporations, including the Coca Cola Company, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Hewlett Packard and Kroger. James has also been the featured speaker for events sponsored by various civic and church groups.
April 1 | Studio Brew
“Atlanta’s genre blending ensemble Blair Crimmins and The Hookers have been creating a sound that is both unique and inspired for years. Crimmins himself began developing it some time ago, honing in on the magic of ragtime and the 1920’s, coupled with some Dixieland jazz. The fourth studio album from Crimmins’ impressive creative mind is due out in February of 2017, and we haven’t been this excited in quite some time.” – Impose Magazine
April 1 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
This isn't an April Fools' Joke — It's a FREE show!
About The Grand Shell Game
April 2 | Studio Brew
the grand shell gamewas formed in 2014, bringing together an eclectic, rock-based blend with intriguing lyrics and strong musicianship. It was created by a group of musicians who realized they were a band within the first few notes of their first jam together.
Their genre-bending sound is one that is truly hard to describe. ThisCarrboro, North Carolina band has been labeled as cosmic roots rock mutates with Americana andZappa.
Three wonderful musicians you won't want to miss!
April 4 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
From a social media strategy to targeting your audience in the social space, we will show you how to make social media work for you. Have you heard of the 80/20 rule? We will walk you through how to schedule posts for your business, what your posts should look like to appeal to your audience, and how to review analytics and make adjustments to your strategy. Do you know how to advertise on Facebook and Instagram? We will help you learn the tricks of the trade in this interactive workshop. Presented by The High Road Agency.
Cost: $25 for Chamber Members, $35 for non-members
Click here to register now. Deadline to register is March 31.
April 4 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Presenting Yourself Professionally: Creating a Basic Marketing Kit in Three Easy Sessions is presented by Dr. Katie Hoffman of Appalworks.com.
“This is an excellent value! You’ll emerge from this workshop with a bull basic marketing kit, and all for less than it would ordinarily cost to hire a photographer for the head shot alone!” ~ Dr. Katie Hoffman
Artists and makers of all genres need to be able to market themselves effectively. This workshop is designed to help artists of all types create the three basic items they need to pitch themselves and their work. At the end of the series, you will have created a customized marketing kit including:
* An artist statement
* A brief biography
* A head shot taken by a professional photographer
Having a compelling, coherent, and grammatically correct bio and artist statement is important for any creative hoping to connect with a venue that will purchase or showcase their art. These documents can also be the initial elements of a simple, do-it-yourself website. This series will teach you how to craft a statement that best promotes and describes you and your work and how to adapt it for a specific purpose, such as submission to an exhibition or gallery, promotion of a performance, or publicizing a speaking engagement. In the final session, a professional photographer will work with you to make another essential element: an artist photo for your kit. Our photographer is Kalani Odom of White Creek Photography, who has a great deal of experience working with other creatives to highlight themselves and their work. You can see her latest photoshere.
With a Ph.D. in English, over twenty years’ experience teaching rhetoric and composition, and experience as an artist herself, Dr. Katie Hoffman is well equipped to lead you through the process of creating a set of professional promotional materials. You’ll receive good advice, input from your colleagues, and individualized attention customized to your specific needs.
But sign up now! Space is limited. Click here to register.