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Birthplace of Country Music Museum Grand Opening Weekend of Events

July 23, 2014
Friday, August 1

10:00am-6:00pm: Birthplace of Country Music Museum opens to the public (reduced admission $10). Located at 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, across from Cumberland Square Park. Featuring P. Buckley Moss at 11pm.

6:00pm: Free Border Bash Concert Series featuring Mustered Courage, The Deep Fried 5
Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash takes place outdoors on the 400 & 500 blocks of State Street, one block from State . The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6PM. Live music begins at 7:00PM with Mustered Courage followed up by The Deep Fried 5 around 8:30PM. As always, Border Bash is free to the public!

Saturday, August 2

All of Downtown gets into the act; decorating windows and staying open late. There will also be a Scavenger hunt, Buskers (street musicians), a Photo booth, Country music "idols", & more!

1:00pm — 2:00pm: Grand Opening Event Ceremonies
Be part of the official ribbon cutting ceremony with legislators and members of our local government.

3:00pm-10:00pm: Birthplace of Country Music Museum open to the public(reduced admission $10).

: Free Concert Event
Parts of Cumberland Street will be closed to traffic for lights, stage, and sound at the intersection of Lee Street. The performance schedule is as follows:

— Dr. Ralph Stanley
5:00pm — Orthophonic Joy Music Contest Winner
7:00pm — Carlene Carter & Jim Lauderdale
9:00pm — The Whistles & The Bells

Sunday, August 3

1:00pm — 5:00pm: Birthplace of Country Music open to the public (Admission $13 / Seniors, Students, Children, & Military $11)

7:00pm: Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at The Paramount Center for the Arts (Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets on sale now $30
Carlene Carter
Doyle Lawson
Dale Jett
Martina McBride

Mountain Stage is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and can be heard internationally on NPR.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion volunteers!

July 22, 2014
Do you love Rhythm & Roots? If you answered yes (we're sure you did), then you might be the perfect candidate to be a festival volunteer! The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion volunteer committee needs you; they are currently processing applications for this year’s festival and the slots are beginning to fill up. You can complete the online application at the following address Each volunteer will receive a single day festival ticket for each shift worked and a volunteer t-shirt.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of something great!

Call for Volunteers at Believe in Bristol

July 22, 2014
We need YOUR help! In preparation for the opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on August 1 we are seeking out volunteers to help turn our office into a visitor center. We are looking for anyone and everyone that can work a 4 hour shift. Volunteer training session will be held on Wednesday, July 30 from 6pm — 7pm at the Believe in Bristol office located at 36 Moore St.

Shifts are as follows:

Friday 10 — 2 and 2 — 6
Saturday10 — 2 and 2 — 6
Sunday 10 — 2 and 2 — 6

To volunteer or request more information contact us at or 276.644.9700

Bristol Office Supply Birthplace of Country Music Grand Opening Discount

July 21, 2014
During the month of August, bring the wristband you receive from paid admittance to the Birthplace of Country Music® Museumand receive 10%off anything in our store.

At Bristol Office Supply we carry a full line of office automation products to fit any size business! BOS offers customers the very latest in imaging technology. In addition, our office supply division has products to fit any office.

Our long association with Canon allows us to provide customers with customizable office solutions. This is backed with outstanding service whose reputation remains unmatched in this area. Our customers are truly the most important part of Bristol Office Supply.

Bristol Office Supply
28 Moore Street
Bristol, VA 24203
Phone 276-669-7131

Artists Needed for Arts & Entertainment Fundraiser

July 22, 2014
Calling all artists! We need your help!

We have purchased thirty-five 8 x 8 canvases, and we are asking artists to create works of art on these blank slates, which can then be displayed and sold at our September Art D’Vine event.

The A&E Committee settled on a general theme for the canvas creations – “Play On,” taken from Shakespeare’s quote in Twelfth Night: “If music be the food of love, play on...” Artists are invited to interpret this theme creatively. The canvases, along with guidelines for participation in the fundraiser, will be available to pick up from Believe in Bristol, beginning Tuesday, July 1; the finished artworks must be returned to Believe in Bristol by Friday, August 22. They will then go on display at Pretty Girl Station for the two weeks before Art D’Vine is held on September 12, and will also be displayed in a rotating “gallery” on Believe in Bristol’s Facebook page. The canvases will sell for $30 each with the proceeds going towards the A&E District.

Downtown Bristol Blog

My Brother's Keeper at The Pickin' Porch

July 28, 2014
The Pickin' Porch Show is a weekly two-hour Bluegrass and Old-Time music show hosted by "Your Bluegrass Buddy" Tim White. These wonderful performances feature the very best singers, musicians and groups to be found anywhere, and most of them hail from right here in the Birthplace of Country Music region! The mission of the Pickin' Porch is to honor the region's deep musical roots and to promote Bluegrass and Old-Time music here and around the world.
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Jimi & the Poor Valley Collective will perform live at Machiavelli's in downtown Bristol on Friday, July 25th

July 25, 2014
Jimi & the Poor Valley Collective will perform live at Machiavelli's in downtown Bristol on Friday, July 25th.

Support your local small businesses with Sunset Shopping Downtown!

July 24, 2014
As the weather continues to get warmer and brighter, remember to come out for Sunset Shopping in Downtown Bristol! We'll be here again this Thursday, July 24th until 8pm! So go ahead and mark your calendars and make your plans — it's the perfect way to have a great night out and support your local businesses! For more information, please visit or contact Believe in Bristol at 276-644-9700,

BVU Music & Movies in the Park: Amazed by Grace & Now You See Me

July 24, 2014
Come on out to Cumberland Square Park in downtown Bristol for Music & Movies in the Park! On Thursday, July 24, Amazed by Grace will be performing live at 6:30pm and Now You See Me will be screened at 9pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and settle in for a fun night! Concessions will be sold. Movie and concert provided free by BVU. For more information, call 276-699-4112. Special thanks to: Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Believe in Bristol, Citadel Broadcasting Tri-Cities, and Bristol VA Parks & Recreation.

Full Moon Jam — Entice at The Downtown Center

July 24, 2014
The Downtown Center hosts the Full Moon Jam concert series each year beginning in May and going through the end of September. Concerts begin at 7:00 PM nightly.
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Ryan Ward at O'Mainnin's Pub

July 24, 2014
Ryan Ward will be playing at O'Mainnin's pub on Thursday, July 24th at 10pm. Ward is a talented, eclectic singer/songwriter, with an endless passion for music. Nineteen years ago, Ryan picked up his first acoustic guitar at the age of 8. Now, 29, he has incorporated many styles from artists that range from Lindsey Buckingham, Stephen Stills, to Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. Ward started writing songs at the age of 17, but focused more stylistically on solving the puzzles of the guitar. Currently, Ward is focused on relaying his message through the vibrations of the strings from his guitar and lyric content. "Escape Into Reality" is his debut album and select songs are available online at stores, such as: iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon mp3, and many other. This compilation is a blend of acoustic, pop, folk, and rock. Ryan states: "I cannot categorize my music, I guess you have to listen and decide for yourself!" Whatever genre it may be, Ryan Ward's music is not to be missed! Show starts at 10pm!

Bristol Office Supply's Ink in the Office Promo

July 23, 2014
Bristol Office Supply is offering great special prices, through July 25, to anyone that comes in and mentions this advertisement! Follow this link to view the promotion:
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KP Duty Farm to Table Menu

July 23, 2014
Farm to table Wednesday This week we are putting a little true southern soul food on the table choice of buttermilk fried chicken or Lisa's Sunday meatloaf.New fresh tomatoes( from Happy's garden) just snapped greasy beans & cole slaw
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Mountain Music Museum Now Open Full Time

July 23, 2014
The Mountain Music Museum is currently open Mon -Sat from 1-7, and Sunday 1-5, and will be open during special events in Downtown Bristol.
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Andy Vaughan & the Driveline at 620 State

July 22, 2014
Andy Vaughan & the Driveline perform live at 620 State in historic downtown Bristol on July 25. Pure country music and heartfelt honky tonk, delivered with soul, grit, energy and passion. A classic sound for modern times. In the current landscape of mainstream country music, the lines between country, pop, and arena rock are often blurry. But listen to Andy Vaughan & The Driveline, and you'll hear the sounds of Bakersfield, Texas shuffles, hard driving outlaw honky tonk, and "tear in your beer" ballads.

The Rose Sisters play Tunes @ Noon

July 22, 2014
The Rose Sisters will perform for Tunes @ Noon at the Paramount Center for the Arts on July 25th. $5 suggested donation at the door.

Upcoming Events

Barter Youth Academy Summer Workshops to be held at Paramount

June 09 - July 25, 2014

Who Art You? Summer Art Camp in Historic Downtown Bristol

July 21 - 25, 2014

One of a Kind offering Beginners Crochet Camp

July 22 - 26, 2014

Beginners Crochet Camp at One of a Kind Gallery

July 22 - 26, 2014

BVU's Music & Movies in the Park: Amazed By Grace and Now You See Me

July 24, 2014

Jimi & the Poor Valley Collective at Machiavelli's

July 25, 2014

Andy Vaughan & the Driveline perform live at 620 State

July 25, 2014

TUNES @ NOON WITH THE ROSE SISTERS at the Paramount Center for the Arts

July 25, 2014


July 25, 2014

Eyes Like 20 at O'Mainnin's Pub

July 26, 2014

The Rose Sisters at Quaker Steak & Lube

July 26, 2014

My Brother's Keeper at the Pickin' Porch at the Foundation Event Facility

July 28, 2014

Full Moon Jam — Duty Free at the Downtown Center

July 29, 2014

Open Jam at O'Mainnin's Pub

July 30, 2014

Birthplace of Country Music Museum Grand Opening Weekend of Events

August 01 - 03, 2014

Border Bash in Historic Downtown Bristol — Mustered Courage and The Deep Fried Five

August 01, 2014

Bark in the Park & Movie in the Park: Firehouse Dog

August 07, 2014

Hot Bristol Night Antique Car Show in Historic Downtown Bristol

August 08, 2014

Border Bash in Historic Downtown Bristol — Leo Rondeau and The Deslondes

August 15, 2014

Paramount hosting fundraiser "Puttin' on the Ritz...60s Style"

September 12, 2014

Art D'Vine in Historic Downtown Bristol

September 12, 2014

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