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Go See the Great New Releases at Benjamin Walls Gallery

Visit the Benjamin Walls Gallery to see the 30 new images this year. On display now, the new release entitled "Edge of Infinity." The gallery is open Monday-Thursday 11AM-6PM Friday-Sat 11AM-8PM. See all the new images at

Two Bedroom Loft Availble above Machiavell's

The Lofts on Fifth above Machiavell's has a two bedroom apartment available.

2 bedroom/1st Floor and two Laundry Rooms

Rent is $750 with a $50 discount when paid on the first or before of everything month.

Taking applications between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm ask for David or Valerie Jun at(423) 573-9955.

Susan Stryk Open Studio

On Saturday, November 15, from 2-5PM you're invited to Susan's Open Studio and "Tangled Bank Gallery" of collected natural speciamensand art. This will be a "last hurrah" event for the Sixth Street Studio space. Feel free to bring interested friends and family, as well. Children are always welcome (just keep an eye on them, since there are tools, glass, and fragile specimens out in the open).

The "Tangled Bank Gallery" has been a wonder room of natural discoveries that have served as props and inspiration for many of Susan's paintings and assemblages. It's never been open to the public before. Don't miss your chance to check everything out! The studio is located on the third floor at 30 Sixth Street Bristol, TN.

2014 Veterans Day Parade

The Annual Veterans Day Parade was held in Downtown Bristol on Saturday, November 8 to much fanfare. Hundreds lined up to participate and even more showed up to watch and express their support. You may view photos of the event, courtesy of Jackie Dennison, here If you want to check out the parade in action, you can check out this great video on Youtube

AAME Speaker Series at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire Speakers Series, in cooperation with the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, announces a presentation by project architects Peyton Boyd and Michael Haslam, detailing their work and the challenges in adapting the historic former car dealership into a modern exhibit facility. For background on their work, check out the September issue of A! Magazine, available online at For more than a decade, the Birthplace of Country Music worked with architects, exhibit designers, historians, builders and other creative individuals to tell the story of the Bristol Sessions with passion, insight, and humor. The recently opened museum affords visitors an entertaining and informative experience in a sensitively renovated building.The event will be held in the Performance Theater of the museum Thursday,Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. There is no admission cost for the presentation, as the museum exhibit spaces will be closed at that time. However, if you would like to visit the museum before attending the lecture, the BCMM will offer a discounted entry from 4 p.m., with extended opening until the lecture starts. Just tell the reception desk you are there to attend the AAME Speaker Series, and you can get a ticket for $11 plus tax. Following the presentation, the architects will offer a brief tour of the building.

A Holiday Tradition in Historic Downtown Bristol!

Ready or not, it’s time to GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Believe in Bristol will again sponsor the Annual Christmas Open House in Historic Downtown Bristol on Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Come kick off the holiday season with merriment and good cheer! Santa Claus will be giving out candy canes, Bristol Ballet will have dancers in costume, the Washington –Lee Warblers from Washington Lee Elementary After School Program will perform, Quaker Steak & Lube to host a fundraising event benefiting Celebrate Bristol, MedExpress will again partner in the BELIEVE scavenger hunt, and last, but most certainly not least, the downtown Horse & Carriage rides are back. Don’t miss an evening planned for the entire family’s enjoyment!

A special thank you to Serendipity and Be.Ella Boutique’s for allowing us to bring back an old favorite, Horse and Carriage rides to the Open House event. There are 2 locations planned for pick-up / drop-off, The Downtown Center (Country Music Mural/Farmers Market area) and TriSummit Bank parking lot, a small charge of $2 per person for a one-way ticket down State Street or $4 per person for a round-trip ride.

Keep a look out for your favorite decorated window as the downtown merchants will be participating in the Merry Merchants Window Decorating Contest. The theme this year is from the movie “The Christmas Story” and A Major Award will be given to the winner!

The Open House has traditionally been a customer appreciation night when merchants stay open late, have special discounts, and refreshments are served at participating locations. Join us and support your downtown shops; it’s a great way to stimulate our local economy and find special one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list!

Sponsors for the 2014 Downtown Christmas Open House include:

Along Came Mary — Mary Jane Miller
Ann & John Tickle
Appalachian Region – Antique Automobile Club of America
Bank of Tennessee
Benjamin Walls Gallery
Birthplace of Country Music
Blackbird Bakery
Bob & Ellen Mueller
Brenda & John Fincher
Bristol Herald Courier
Charles & Stephanie Earhart
City of Bristol, TN
City of Bristol, VA
Clyde & Susan Long
Commonwealth Coal Corp.
Cranberry Lane
Dent K. Burk Associates
Dr. & Mrs. Bennett Cowan Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Jim Geiger
Dr. Michael D. Rowell
Edward Jones Investments – Robert Hollo, Rob Simis, Brad Baker, Greg Fahn
First Bank of Virginia
First Tennessee Foundation
Frizzell Foundation
Jack & Anne Southerland
John & Karen Vann
Kerr-Bowell Inc. – Joe & Pam Kerr
Kil’n Time Pottery
Motel 6 – Mr. Neal Gopal
Nationwide Insurance – Brian Lewis
One of a Kind Gallery
Renasant Bank
Robin & Margaret Feierabend
Ruth King
Spiegler Blevins & Co.
Spike & Lisa Tickle
Stateline Bar & Grille
Studio 6
The Boxwood
The Homer A. and Ida S. Jones Charitable Trust
The Williams Company
Tom & Barbara Smith
Tom & Carolyn Hanlon
Wells Fargo Foundation

Downtown Bristol Blog

Dinner show @ KP with The Rose Sisters!

Join KP for a live dinner show with The Rose Sisters on Saturday, November 15, 2014. 520 State Street, Bristol, TN or call 423-764-1536.

The Junior League of Bristol's 4th Annual Uncork the Spirit Event

The Junior League of Bristol is planning their annual Uncork the Spirit Wine Tasting for Friday, November 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Foundation Event Facility downtown State Street in Bristol, Tennessee. The event will include a casual tasting of select wines and craft beers as well as small plate appetizers selected from the Junior League’s Start Your Ovens cookbook. Beverage contributors include Holston River Brewing Company, Damascus Brewery, Reedy Creek Vineyards and Cellars and Chateau Morrisette. Tickets to the wine tasting are $30 per person and can be purchased at the door. Please RSVP to

Bristol Public Library's — Health Education Series: 2014 Discusses Obesity

The Bristol Public Library’s November event will take a look at the epidemic of obesity and its effects on our region. “Obesity: The Weight of the Matter in Tennessee” will be presented by Dr. Deborah Slawson on November 13th at 6:30 PM in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room of the BPL.

YWCA Turkey Trot & Gobbler's Gait 5K

The Turkey Trot is an event hosted by the YWCA Women's Fitness Spa that encourages women to achieve their fitness goals. It is the longest running women's 5K in the Tri-Cities that features joggers and walkers of all skill levels. Every year, the YW cheers on first-time participants and veteran runners who achieve a new personal best. The race route certified by USA Track and Field. All proceeds from the race benefit the health and wellness programs of the YWCA's Women's Fitness Spa.

New Items from Pointer Brand Clothing

L.C. King Manufacturing is proud to announce new additions to its Pointer Brand line of clothing. The new items include slim tapered denim jeans as well as two new banded collar wool jackets. for more visit

Mary Chapin at The Paramount Center for the Arts

Don't miss out on Mary Chapin performing at The Paramount Center for the Arts on November 15, at 7:30 pm. Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this fall. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll(piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki).

Holidays After Hours at Kil'n Time

Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away, and we are getting ready with this serving platter project Wednesday night, November 12, from 6-10 at our weekly After Hours. Put this design on a big platter or small salad plates — doesn't matter! We've also got lots of Christmas shelves set up if you want to get a jump on gifts and ornaments.

Upcoming Events

Artist Returns Home to Exhibit in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery at the Bristol Public Library

November 3 – December 28

Bristol Public Library's — Health Education Series: 2014 Discusses Obesity

November 13

AAME Speakers Series event at BCMM

November 13

The Junior League of Bristol's 4th Annual Uncork the Spirit Event

November 14

K.T. Vandyke & Driftin' Westward

November 14

YWCA Turkey Trot & Gobbler's Gait 5K

November 15

Dinner show @ KP with The Rose Sisters!

November 15

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Special Guest Tift Merritt at The Paramount

November 15

Chris Smith at Quaker Steak & Lube

November 15

The Shifters at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 15

Government 101 hosted by The Bristol Chamber

November 18

Ryan Ward at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 20

My New Favorites at Quaker Steak & Lube

November 21

The Bristol Music Club will A Scholarship Benefit and Anniversary Gala at the Paramount Center for the Arts

November 22

Black Mountain Shine at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 22

Historic Downtown Bristol Christmas Open House

November 24

Chicken 4 Charity

November 24

"Scrooge! The Musical" presented by Theatre Bristol

November 28 – December 14

Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday!

November 29

Downtown Bristol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Bristol Virginia Utilities

December 1

Bristol Christmas Parade

December 4

Bristol Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

December 5–7

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

December 6

13th Annual Journey's End

December 16

Breakfast with Santa at KP!

December 20

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