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Downtown's Annual LOFT TOUR!!!

April 21, 2010
On Saturday, April 24th from 1 to 4pm, Believe in Bristol will host their annual From The Top Down Loft Tour. The Loft Tour will include over twenty complete and in-progress lofts throughout Historic Downtown Bristol. Come and pick up tickets on Saturday the 24th starting at 12 pm under the marquee at The Paramount Center For Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of event.

Go at your own pace with the Loft Tours self-guided brochure; and be sure to wear your walking shoes! “This is the largest tour we have done so far and we are so excited to show off several properties for the first time, you won’t want to miss the buzz in Historic Downtown” said Christina Blevins Executive Director for Believe in Bristol.

For more information visit or call 423-573-2200.

What's new at SassyBags!

April 19, 2010
~ Two New Jessica Simpson Sandals are now in-stock (The Cane and The Jay)

~ Additional Spring Jessica Simpson Handbags arrived this week — Lots of Bright Colors to choose from.

~ We still have plenty of Prom & Wedding Jewelry available at great prices, plus new Spring/Summer colors.

~ Sunglasses are fully stocked with multiple styles and colors to choose from only $9.99

~ Wood Wick Candles just sent us an order of Spring/Summer scents like Key Lime & Coconut, Citrus & Herbs, Candid Berries, Agave plus many others.

~ Check out our Yellow Box Flip Flops in fun and exciting colors

~ New Pouchee Purse Organizers arriving this week in some new colors

626 State Street
Bristol, TN. 37620

William King Clothiers

April 19, 2010
Introducing 2010 Lilly Pulitzer cool summer dresses!
William King Clothiers is located at
534 State St
Bristol, TN 37620-5914
or call (423) 968-9383

BCMA Presents Blue Highway and ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band!

April 21, 2010
The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance proudly presents Blue Highway and the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, Saturday April 24, 2010 at The Paramount Center for the Arts in historic downtown Bristol TN/VA for a concert at 7:30pm.

This show is sponsored by Alpha Natural Resources, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
At the 16-year mark, Blue Highway is indisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass. The band's nine exceptional albums and compelling live performances give proof to the stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards earned by the band since it first took the stage on December 31, 1994, with the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today.

With a deep bench of virtuosic songwriters, vocalists and instrumentalists, Blue Highway's hallmark is an unwavering commitment to the ensemble, the “democracy of the band” that makes Blue Highway a powerhouse. Individually, Jason Burleson (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Rob Ickes (Dobro), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Tim Stafford (guitar, vocals), and Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals) are masters of their respective roles. Together, in Stafford's words, they are “a democracy in the best sense of the word”: five gifted artists selflessly merging their talents into a seamlessly brilliant group sound. As a result, the band moves from strength to strength, more mature and impressive with each new album.

Blue Highway has five gifted writers in its ranks. Rob and Jason turn out the heart-pounding instrumentals, while Shawn, Tim and Wayne give Blue Highway a depth of songwriting talent unprecedented in sixty years of bluegrass bands.
With nine highly-acclaimed albums to its credit, Blue Highway has garnered two Grammy nominations, a Dove Award, topped the Bluegrass Unlimited radio charts, and won numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Refusing to coast on past glories, Blue Highway continues to push its music to new levels of accomplishment. Artfully balanced between tradition and innovation, it remains in the forefront of contemporary bluegrass music.

ETSU’s Bluegrass Pride Band is one of two Pride Bands within the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Program (the other is the Old Time Pride Band). The Bluegrass Pride Band is comprised of seven members representing six states (Alabama, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee) and playing six different instruments (fiddles, guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and bass).”

Ticket prices are $20, ($15 students) and may be purchased at The Paramount Center for the Arts box office at 423.274.8920 or visit or

Downtown Bristol Blog

Snuff Smith Artist to help in Bristol Slogan Sign Celebration

April 19, 2010
Snuffy Smith Artist Commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Bristol Sign Bristol VA-TN — Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, will be a special guest in the Twin-Cities on Friday April 30 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the historic Bristol Slogan Sign. The vintage incandescent lighted sign has been the central feature in downtown Bristol for a century and when given the opportunity the artist was excited to be a part of the city celebration. For this special occasion Rose has created an original piece of artwork commemorating the Bristol Sign featuring the characters from the Snuffy Smith family. This very unique piece of art will be presented to the organization Celebrate Bristol and will be used as a benefit to the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol. "The Paramount is another treasure in Bristol", according to Tim Buchananchairman of Celebrate Bristol, who plans the proceeds to go toward replacing the roof of the theatre.
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Upcoming Events

Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery to Feature Quilts from Holston Quilters Guild in April

April 01 - 30, 2010

Oddly Well at Machiavelli

April 21, 2010

Painting Class at Blowfish Emporium's Grape easel

April 22, 2010

Brim at Machiavelli's

April 22, 2010

Old Fat and Sloe at Machiavelli's

April 23, 2010

Finger Print Jewelry Workshop at Blowfish Emporium's Grape easel

April 23, 2010

Young at Heart "Theme Night"

April 24, 2010

From The Top Down Loft Tour!

April 24, 2010

Keep Bristol Beautiful/ Great American Cleanup

April 24, 2010

Birthplace of Country Music @ The Paramount Presents Blue Highway and ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band

April 24, 2010

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