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Pirates name minor league managers and coaches

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced their minor league staff assignments for the 2018 season. Bristol Baseball, Inc. is proud to announce the 2018 Managers and Coaches for the Bristol Pirates:

Manager: Miguel Perez
Hitting Coach: Austin McClune
Pitching Coach: Joey Seaver
Athletic Trainer: Tyler Brooks



Downtown Bristol Events

Creative & Crafty: Homemade Wax Candles

January 17 | Bristol Public Library


In January, Bristol Public Library will offer a new Creative & Crafty class: Homemade Wax Candles! Starting at 5:30 p.m. on January 17, 2018, participants can learn to make homemade wax candles using mason pint jars, natural soy wax, essential oils, and cotton wicks.

Supplies will be provided for a nominal fee of $5, which covers all the supplies needed for the class, including wax, oil, wicks, jars, instruction, and more.

Registration is required. To register, call 276-645-8780 or email ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

BPL Book Club: Dead Wake

January 18 | Bristol Public Library


BPL Book Club will meet on Thursday, January 18, 2018, in the Frances Kegley Conference Room at 6:00 p.m. The club will finish reading Dead Wake by Erik Larson and pick up the next book, Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles.

Join BPL for an excellent evening of books and Blackbird Bakery treats!

Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet

January 18 | Blackbird Bakery


Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet is Tom Peterson, Ed Davis, Joe Pendergast, and Ernie Braganza.

The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin II

January 19 | Paramount Center for the Arts


TICKETS. Show Sell Out Warning: Black Jacket Symphony sells quickly and sells out before the show, so buy early for better seats!

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked — the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album.

The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of the album artist's "greatest hits," opens in full contrast to the first set with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back. The tone is set very quickly that the show will feature the high level of musicianship of the act being covered and will also be accompanied by all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.

Victor Lawson

January 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen are among the talented bands in the burgeoning blues scene in the Tri-Cities. Established about nine years ago and led by Lawson, the tight three-man band take their name from the song, “Boogie Chillen,’” which was made famous by late Delta blues icon, John Lee Hooker.

Indighost Vinyl Release w/ The Mercury Arcs

January 19 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Indighost is releasing their 180 gram vinyl LP "Sphinx Rider" Friday evening at Bloom. Featuring performances from Indighost and special guest The Mercury Arcs.

Indighost is a psychedelic rock band from the Appalachian Highlands area. The band is known for their stunning live visuals, dirty guitar tones, catchy melodies, and vocally driven concert experience. Indighost is electric-fuzz-magic; with heavy grooves and cosmic riffs conjured from the ether like a strange wind uncovering the spires of a forgotten temple.

The Mercury Arcs are an Asheville-based heavy garage rock band, composed of Sadie Cook-Fender as lead vocalist, Bryce Alberghini on drums, Jonathan Morgan Price on guitar, and Alex Cox on bass. Their influences are many: The Black Keys, BRMC, Gary Clark Jr, The Kills, The Dead Weather, and Patrick Sweany. The Mercury Arcs are an exploration of what garage rock can be.

Harp and Coat Hanger with Latrelle

January 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Harp and Coat Hanger performs with Latrelle at Bloom Cafe & Listening Room.

Workshop: Manifesting Mindfulness

January 21 | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Join Cindy Gardner on Sunday, January 21st, at1:30pm for Manifesting Mindfulness. Learn techniques to decrease stress and improve your presence in each day.

Photography 101: Learning the Basics

January 22 | Bristol Public Library


As part of its New Year's Resolution series, Bristol Public Library will offer a free class on photography basics on January 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. Join Rita in the Jones Creativity Center to learn more about taking better photographs! Rita will teach registered participants how to use light, contrast, composition and demonstrate how these simple principals can help improve the quality of your photo.

Registration is required. To register, call 276-645-8780 or email ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Radio Bristol Live from Joe Bussard’s Basement

January 23


Tune in to Radio Bristol on Tuesday, January 23 at noon EST for a very special “Born in the Mountain and Country Classics live from Joe Bussard’s Basement!” Ivy Sheppard, host of the weekly radio show “Born in the Mountain,” will travel to Joe Bussard’s basement for a very special 3-hour event that will have the two radio personalities digging through Joe’s world-famous 78 collection.

This up-close and personal tour through Joe’s basement will broadcast live on WBCM-LP and include a webcast on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live at Facebook.com/wbcmradiobristol.

Bingo

January 23 | Bristol Public Library


Join Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. for Bingo Night! No registration is necessary. Just drop in to the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room for an entire evening of free bingo games and family-friendly fun. We'll have some snacks available and small prizes for our bingo winners!

Also Coming Up

Creative & Crafty: Homemade Wax Candles
January 17 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Book Club: Dead Wake
January 18 | Bristol Public Library
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
January 18 | Blackbird Bakery
The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin II
January 19 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Victor Lawson
January 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Indighost Vinyl Release w/ The Mercury Arcs
January 19 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Harp and Coat Hanger with Latrelle
January 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Alli Epperson
January 20 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Workshop: Manifesting Mindfulness
January 21 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Photography 101: Learning the Basics
January 22 | Bristol Public Library
Radio Bristol Live from Joe Bussard’s Basement
January 23
Bingo
January 23 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Movie Night: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
January 25 | Bristol Public Library
The Cluttered Desk live podcast recording
January 25 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Diamonds
January 25 | Blackbird Bakery
An Evening with Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson
January 26 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Dan Deel
January 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Kirk Fleta with Fritz & Company
January 26 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Loose Leaves
January 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Computer Privacy & You: Security and Safety Online
January 29 | Bristol Public Library
State Street String Band
January 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Fire Safety with the Bristol Virginia Fire Department
January 31 | Bristol Public Library
Candy Lab
January 31 – February 7 | Bristol Public Library
The Oblations with The Bosses
February 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Self-Defense & Personal Safety with Stryker Martial Arts Academy
February 3 | Bristol Public Library
Kids Create-a-Dough Workshop
February 3 | That Cookie Dough and Sweets Bar
The Paramount Chamber Players present For the Love of Country
February 3 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Black Garlic with Rhythm & the Roosevelts
February 3 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Understanding Credit Reports & Scores with ECU
February 6 | Bristol Public Library
Farm & Fun Time ft. Willie Watson, Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer
February 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Author Fair
February 10 | Bristol Public Library
Singer Songwriter Night
February 10 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Holifields with Mind Modes
February 16 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Lessons from Shakespeare: How to Avoid a Personal Tragedy
February 17 | Theatre Bristol
Black Mass: Art Exhibition by Brian Serway
February 17 | Elder Brew
The Barbaric Yawps
February 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
1927 Society Concert: Merlefest on the Road
February 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Farm & Fun Time ft. Bumper Jacksons, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings
March 8
Wynonna & The Big Noise
March 17 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Confederate Railroad with special guest Jim Brown
March 31 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Phil Vassar
April 7 | Paramount Center for the Arts
James Gregory, "America's Funniest Man"
May 4 | Paramount Center for the Arts
18th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 21–23 | Downtown Bristol

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