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The Luthier's Craft now on exhibit at BCMM


The craftsmanship and artistry of our region’s stringed instrument makers are celebrated with Luthier’s Craft— a new special exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Luthiers – skilled makers of stringed musical instruments – are both keepers of tradition and innovators. They carry on the old ways of working wood and string to create beautiful and functional instruments, while also bringing new creativity and technology to the fore in their pieces. The Luthier’s Craft explores and documents the traditional arts of fiddle, guitar, banjo, and dulcimer making in Southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Featured craftspeople include guitar maker Wayne Henderson, fiddle makers Audrey Hash Ham and Chris Testerman, banjo maker Johnny Gentry, and dulcimer maker Ernest Combs. Supplementary panels highlighting luthiers Randal Eller, Jimmy Edmonds, Kevin Fore, and Chuck Tipton are also included. The exhibit showcases these craftspeople and their instruments, and offers visitors a hands-on, interactive exploration of the rich history of this traditional craft.

The Luthier’s Craft was produced by the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History with financial support provided by The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Interlam, Hibco Plastics, and Dr. Mac and Becky Sumner. It is on display at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum through March 4, 2018.



Downtown Bristol Events

Book Signing & QA with B.T. Harris

November 8 | Blackbird Bakery


B.T. Harris was born in a small town of Missouri and is now currently residing in Virginia. Harris loved writing stories ever since he was a small child and learned to love the creativity of science fiction and fantasy writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Jules Verne. When writing the manuscript which is now 'The Legend of Arothe' he started by writing a giant epic poem that eventually become a bigger story that will become the 'Heir of the Dark Lords' series.

When asked what his main focus to influence readers from the series, he replied, "The old Tolkien paradigm; that there is still good in the world and it is worth fighting for." B.T. Harris dedicated his writings to his close friends and family as something beyond words. He lives with his lovable and protective blue-tick healer Darcy Abu.

Farm & Fun Time: John McEuen and The Brother Boys

November 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


A very special Radio Bristol Presents Farm & Fun Time featuring John McEuen and The Brother Boys, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum!

Farm &Fun Time, the historic Radio Program broadcasting from Downtown Bristol, was a staple to listeners across the Southeast during the 1940s and 1950s on the former WCYB Radio. Radio Bristol breathes new life into the classic program with a fun, energetic show broadcasting live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and features music by house band Bill & the Belles. Hosted by Radio Bristol producer and house band-leader Kris Truelsen,Farm &Fun Timeis an event the whole family can enjoy live, in the studio or when gathered around their radios.

Click here to purchase tickets.

About John McEuen
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (now in their 50th year!) John McEuen has continually performed since 1964—8,500 concerts and 300 television shows throughout more than 3 million miles—with the band and as a solo performer. Beyond performing, he has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences.

He brings his guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin, along with favorite Dirt Band songs and the stories behind them, to the stage in a manner that recently earned the honored Best in the West Award from the Folk Alliance Organization.

About The Brother Boys
The Brother Boys have reunited to bring their tongue and groove harmony and infectious rhythm to the stage once again. Ed Snodderly and Eugene Wolf began their brother-duet singing back in the 90s, releasing three critically acclaimed recordings; two for Sugar Hill: Plow, produced by Jerry Douglas and the self-produced Presley’s Grocery and one for England’s Zu-Zazz Records, Mulehead.

Years before the term Americana was born, they called their music “New Hillbilly,” which sounded good at the time; a way to distinguish the blending of country, bluegrass and rockabilly. The Brother Boys have a knack for this old sound. The emotions and country heartache tones match the landscape of East Tennessee, where they both grew up.

The Diamonds

November 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.

Pints & Prose

November 10 | Elder Brew


Join the Casual Word and Elderbrew on Friday, November 10 for an evening of Pints and Prose! Ten Pre-War typewriters will be on hand for you to empty your minds, and fill your glass!

Misfit Gypsies Bellydancing

November 10 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Come on down to the newly opened Bloom Cafe and Listening Room and enjoy watching local Belly Dancers perform from Misfit Gypsies and Gypsy Spirit. We have delicious coffee, ice cold beer, yummy food, and smiling baristas who are ready to welcome you for a fun night out! Get ready to enjoy an exciting show, great music, and wonderful food and drink. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring everyone you know and hold dear.

Classic Hits 102.7 presents: 1964 The Tribute (Beatles)

November 10 | Paramount Center for the Arts


"1964" focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a live audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960's, but now only a precious few remain who actually saw them live. "1964" meticulously re-creates the magic of those live Beatles' performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy.

For over 30 years, "1964" has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. A steady and consistent cast of talented professional musicians painstakingly recreate the look, feel and note-for-note sound of an actual live Beatles performance.

"1964" will thrill the Bristol audience at Paramount Bristol on November 10th. This show is expected to sell out quickly, so get your tickets now!

Member presale begins September 6th. On sale to the general public September 8th.

Visit ParamountBristol.org to purchase your tickets.

Veteran's Day Parade & Traditional Memorial Service

November 11 | Downtown Bristol


For well over 50 years the veterans of Bristol have honored their fallen comrades with a parade and memorial service in downtown Bristol. Whether through years of recognition or obscurity the parade has reminded the region of the sacrifice of our own citizens in wars and military engagements since the beginning of our nation. The annual event will once again be held in the streets of downtown Bristol on Saturday November 11. Any veteran is welcome to participate in the parade. Line-up begins on Morrison Blvd at 8am, with the parade beginning at 10am using the traditional parade route. Following the parade, approximately at 11am, citizens will gather for the traditional memorial service at the Bristol War Memorial at Cumberland Square Park.

That Cookie Dough and Sweets Bar Grand Opening

November 11 | Mercantile on State


That Cookie Dough and Sweets Bar is opening inside of Mercantile on State in Bristol TN! They will be offering Edible Cookie Dough by Scoop, Gelato, milkshakes and other yummy baked sweets. Join them Saturday from 11 am – 8pm for specials all day. The first five people to make a purchase will receive free scoops cards, and the next five will get a free t-shirt.

Mind-Body-Chakras: 7 Ways to Create Health for Yourself

November 11 | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Join Jonya Kennedy and Kimberly Toby for a unique and insightful workshop. This workshop is a blend of education, an all-levels yoga & breathing practice, and creativity!

Learn about the 7 energy centers (or chakras) of our body and how they can be used to create health & wellness in your life today. When your self-care aligns with your energy centers, you will begin to feel more connected, to create better loving boundaries for yourself, and to inspire others to do the same.

You will leave this workshop knowing 7 self-care acts that you can start using today. Plus, leave with a custom, made-by-you calendar/planner/organizer to take home and use every day to assist in your self-care and mental wellness!

Pints & Poses

November 11 | Studio Brew


BristolYOGA and Studio Brew are teaming up to bring you a unique Yoga Experience: an all levels yoga session with a sudsy reward at the end! $15 includes your Yoga session and your choice of Studio Brew 6 oz beer and Studio appetizer.

Only 25 tickets available and pre-registration is required! Sign up early! Ticket required to take class only, invite your friends and family to come and enjoy the brewery, beer and food. Doors open at Noon, come early and stay the afternoon!

BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) event.

Corey Smith

November 11 | Paramount Center for the Arts


TICKETS (Member Presale available 8/30/2017, On sale to the general public September 1).

Bristol, TN – August 28, 2017 – American singer-songwriter and guitarist Corey Smith is coming to Paramount Bristol as part of his Great Wide Underground Tour.

In a genre whose biggest artists tend to be those signed to major label deals, Corey Smith is the exception — an indie-minded country singer who's spent the past decade breaking rules and selling records. – Rolling Stone

The way Corey Smith sees it he owes a debt to his fans. And it’s one he is determined to repay with his tenth album “While the Getting is Good.” The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the wildly popular touring artist, who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall.

“While the Gettin’ Is Good”was written entirely by Corey. As such, it’s a deeply personal album, one that explores themes of love, hometown pride and even personal discovery. The result is Smith’s most ambitious record yet, as well as a return on the investment made by the fans who have supported him since his first album in 2003.

Details: November 11, at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Tickets are available online at www.paramountbristol.org or through the box office
(423-274-8920) Tuesday – Friday from noon to 6:00 pm.

Official website: www.coreysmith.com

Paramount Bristol PR Contact: Catherine Hausman
chausman@paramountbristol.org
423-274-8921

For artist comment or interviews, please contact:
Lisa Peterson
The Collective
(615) 610-1970
lpeterson@collectiveartistmgmt.com

Paramount Bristol is a premier showplace for live entertainment that attracts music lovers from all over the region. The venue began life as a 1930’s art deco movie palace. After an ambitious renovation in 1991, Paramount Bristol reopened as a sparkling new performance facility, equipped for all manner of stage presentation from ballet to concerts to Broadway musicals.The Paramount Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization, which hosts national touring acts, and serves a center of civic and cultural activity for the greater Bristol community.

Tom Vaughn presents How We Won the Revolutionary War

November 13 | Bristol Public Library


The Bristol Historical Association will host a public program led by Tom Vaughn of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association entitled, "How We Won the Revolutionary War". Vaughn will tell of the overwhelming victory achieved at the Battle of Kings Mountain by backwoods Patriots which was the turning point of the American Revolutionary War. The program will be held Monday, November 13, 6:30pm, at the Bristol Public Library.

Preserving Family History Workshop

November 14 | Bristol Public Library


With the holiday drawing families together, it's the the perfect opportunity for genealogists—amateurs and experts alike—to record precious family memories and preserve family history. But how do you make genealogy fun and interesting for everyone?

It's easy!

Visit Bristol Public Library on November 14 for a free workshop on "Preserving Family History for the Next Generation" and learn how to make family genealogy fun, fast, and easy. Starting at 5:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, Kristin will provide participants with organizational strategies, fun ideas, and jumping off points for families who want to learn more about their history and grow a little closer this holiday season.

Registration is not required. To learn more about the genealogy workshop, contact BPL at 276-645-8781 or reference@bristol-library.org.

Community Notice Board

Singo — Music Bingo

Wednesdays at 7pm | Quaker Steak and Lube


Join Quaker Steak and Lube on Wednesdays at 7pm for Singo.

Trivia Night

Tuesdays at 7pm | Quaker Steak and Lube


Join Quaker Steak and Lube on Tuesdays at 7pm for trivia.

Kids Eat Free at Quaker Steak and Lube

The entire month of November 2017 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Quaker Steak and Lube is pleased to announce that kids eat free for the entire month of November 2017.

One free kid's meal per adult entree, drink not included. Offer available for children 10 and under. Dine in only. Choose from any Kid's Lube Cruiser entree and side. Purchase of adult entree is required to qualify.

Also Coming Up

Book Signing & QA with B.T. Harris
November 8 | Blackbird Bakery
Farm & Fun Time: John McEuen and The Brother Boys
November 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Diamonds
November 9 | Blackbird Bakery
Pints & Prose
November 10 | Elder Brew
Misfit Gypsies Bellydancing
November 10 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Classic Hits 102.7 presents: 1964 The Tribute (Beatles)
November 10 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Veteran's Day Parade & Traditional Memorial Service
November 11 | Downtown Bristol
That Cookie Dough and Sweets Bar Grand Opening
November 11 | Mercantile on State
Mind-Body-Chakras: 7 Ways to Create Health for Yourself
November 11 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Pints & Poses
November 11 | Studio Brew
Corey Smith
November 11 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Tom Vaughn presents How We Won the Revolutionary War
November 13 | Bristol Public Library
Preserving Family History Workshop
November 14 | Bristol Public Library
Bustles, Bloomers, and Naked Elbows: Women’s Fashions and Fads in the Nineteenth Century
November 15 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale
November 16 | Bristol Public Library
Gerald Sheppard
November 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Theatre Bristol presents Annie
November 17–26 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Studio Brew 2nd Anniversary Party
November 18 | Studio Brew
Bristol Ballet presents a sneak peek at The Nutcracker
November 18 | Bristol Public Library
Theatre Bristol to Reveal 2018 Season at New York City-Themed Fete on November 18th
November 18 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Downtown Bristol's Annual Christmas Open House
November 20 | Downtown Bristol
The CCC Boys of Bristol: A Presentation by Bill Jamerson
November 20 | Bristol Public Library
State Street String Band
November 20 | Blackbird Bakery
Small Business Saturday
November 25 | Downtown Bristol
Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting
November 27 | Cumberland Square Park
Christmas Carols with the Children’s Choir
November 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Holiday Sip & Shop Ladies Night Out
November 30 | Downtown Bristol
The Cleverlys with Paul Harris — Laugh Your Bluegrass Off!
November 30 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
November 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
December 1–17 | Theatre Bristol
Farm & Fun Time Christmas Ball
December 2 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
BHA Christmas Luncheon
December 3 | Bristol Train Station
Bristol Christmas Parade
December 7 | Downtown Bristol
Bristol Ballet presents The Nutcracker
December 8–9 | Paramount Center for the Arts
East Tennessee PBS Presents Ethan Bortnick East Tennessee PBS Presents Ethan Bortnick
January 5 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Emporium Presents The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin II
January 19 | Paramount Center for the Arts

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