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Ryan Pelton Appearing at The Paramount Center for the Arts

Ryan Pelton Performing
January 19, 2010
Ryan Pelton is an international, award-winning tribute artist. He has performed all over the world, from casinos to fairs, theaters to festivals, production shows to professional sports arenas. Entertaining audiences in the tens-of-thousands, there can be no doubt that Ryan Pelton is the rarest kind of performer — living up to his billing time and time again. Ryan will be appearing at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Downtown Bristol, TN on January 23 @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. The show will be sponsored by the Bristol Humane Society.

Ryan Pelton's performance is unique in that he alone performs all the eras of Elvis Presley's amazing career. From the raw-edge fifties, the light-hearted movie years, the electrifying sixty-eight comeback special, and of course, the powerful Las Vegas years of the seventies — Ryan Pelton does it all!

Throughout his career, Ryan Pelton has had the opportunity to work beside many of the original musicians and vocalists that performed with Elvis Presley himself, including The Jordanaires, The Imperials, The Sweet Inspirations, D.J. Fontana, Charlie Hodge, Jerry Scheff, and Millie Kirkham. Ryan has also had the pleasure of working with Memphis Mafia members Joe Esposito, Sonny West and Lamar Fike.

Recently, Ryan Pelton has appeared with Celine Dion on American Idol performing a duet of If I Can Dream. In addition, Ryan plays the role of Elvis in the current Dakota Fanning film, Hound Dog. Today, Ryan can be seen all over the world touring with his show, American Icon.
Tickets are $25 reserved seating and may be purchased by calling the Paramount Center Box office 423-274-8920 or online at

Wm. King Clothiers Moving Sale!

January 19, 2010
After twenty-five years, it is time for a change in Johnson City! Wm King Clothiers is designing a brand new store and will be moving their Mountcastle Center store to a new location that will open later in 2010. We are selling our inventory in a deal-of-a-lifetime moving sale!


That's right... Our entire store is 30% off! Never before have all our great brands been offered at sale prices. To be sure you won’t miss out on this sale, for a limited time (January 21st– January 31st), we will honor these moving sale prices at our Downtown Bristol store as well. Never in our 29 year history have we offered substantial savings on our quality merchandise like this.



Wine Down Wednesday!

January 19, 2010
K.P. Duty is hosting
"Wine Down Wednesdays"

1/2 Price Appetizers & Drink Specials all night!
New Bountiful Wine List Including 15 wines by the glass.

520 State Steet
Brsitol, TN

Bristol, TN Citizens Municipal Academy

January 19, 2010
Applicants Sought for 2010 Bristol, TN
Citizens Municipal Academy

Residents looking to play a more active role in their community will get their chance to learn how at the 2009 Bristol Citizens Municipal Academy. Sessions are designed specifically for residents to learn about the organization, operations and services of the Bristol Tennessee city government.

Applications are now available for the 2010 Citizens Municipal Academy. This series of classes consist of interactive sessions facilitated by city staff, allowing residents to learn about key government operations directly from the staff responsible for overseeing city services.

The program will also provide Bristol residents with the knowledge necessary to better understand and support city efforts for the enrichment and development of the Bristol community.

The sessions will be held one evening per week for six weeks. The classes will begin Thursday, January 21 and continue each Thursday through February 25th. Sessions will commence at 6:00 PM and last approximately two hours. The graduates will conclude the program and be recognized at the March 2, 2010 City Council meeting.

Participants must be at least 21 years of age and be a citizen of the City of Bristol Tennessee. Space is limited, so applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Application deadline is January 8, 2010. There is no cost to participate in the academy.

Applications are available on-line at and can be submitted electronically or an application may be picked-up at City Hall Room 201 and faxed to (423) 764-3299 or mailed to Community Relations Department P.O. Box 1189, Bristol, TN 37621-1189.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to Terrie S. Talbert at (423) 764-4171 or

From Our Bristol Blog

$2.5 Million in Federal Funds Advances Birthplace of Country Music Cultural Heritage Center

Congressman Rick Boucher
January 15, 2010
Announcement of Federal Funding for the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance Cultural Heritage Center (from Rep. Boucher's website).
Click here to read more.

Burger Bar sold to Troutdale Kitchens

Ben Zandi at the Dining Room
January 12, 2010
Ben Zandi of Troutdale Kitchens announced on Facebook that he was the proud new owner of the Burger Bar in downtown Bristol, Virginia. He said he was dedicated to improving the establishment while also holding to traditions in an article featured onTriCities.comwritten by Mac McLean.
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Bristol Public Library Announces 2010 Discovery Series Schedule

January 10, 2010
The Bristol Public Library is pleased to announce the 2010 Discovery Series Schedule. The past two years have been very successful for the Discovery Series. The Discovery Series committee was formed last year to ensure that we bring only the best and most sought after speakers, authors, and workshops. We are very pleased by the final decisions made to the line-up and anticipate outstanding attendance to these events. It is our hope that we will continue to magnify Albert C. Noble’s Mission by Expanding Minds and Building Community at your Bristol Public Library.
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Blowfish Emporium Announces January Paintings

January 05, 2010
The Grape Easel is an experience dedicated to combining fellowship and enjoyment with artistic creation and expression, which takes place at the Blowfish Emporium in downtown Bristol, Virginia. They have announced the paintings they will be working with during their classes in January. CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT CALENDAR SCHEDULE.
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Upcoming Events in Downtown Bristol

'Picturing America' Exhibit at Bristol Public Library

January 02 - February 28, 2010

Ryan Pelton at the Paramount

January 23, 2010

Bristol, Virginia City Council Meeting

January 26, 2010

Bluegrass All-Star Jam at the Paramount

January 30, 2010

G. Dodd Galbreath at Bristol Public Library

February 03, 2010

Independent Filmmaker Jeff Barrie at Bristol Public Library

February 04, 2010

From the Heart, For the Heart — Healing Arts Center day of Health, Energy & Learning

February 06, 2010

Bristol Public Library Genealogy Workshop

February 13, 2010

Darrell Scott at the Paramount

February 13, 2010

Partner Yoga Workshop

February 14, 2010

More Upcoming Events »