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Why We Give to Believe in Bristol

Please support us this holiday season!!! Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our community’s identity, spirit and economy. As a certified Main Street organization, we work hard to organize broad-based community support and advocacy for our downtown, promote all that our downtown has to offer, preserve and restore the area's classic architectural design, and increase commercial potential through economic restructuring.

Historic Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day – more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices, and more life. But Believe in Bristol needs your support to help us continue our revitalization efforts and make our downtown an even better place to live, work, shop and play! It's thanks to people like you that we have made the great strides that we have in recent years.

As much as has been accomplished through the efforts of Believe in Bristol and our partners, there is still much to do and a huge amount of potential that remains to be tapped! By donating to, volunteering with, and becoming a member of Believe in Bristol, you can be an active part of Bristol's success story. To find out more about what we do and how you can become part of this downtown movement, check out our annual report — You can also watch our fun and informative YouTube video about the importance of supporting BIB at

Follow the link to make a donation: Donate. For more information, contact Believe in Bristol at 276-644-9700 or We hope to hear from you!

Bristol Rhythm & Roots' 12 Days of Christmas Line-up Preview

DAY 1: Jarekus Singleton
DAY 2: The Dustbowl Revival
DAY 3: Billy Strings & Don Julin
DAY 4: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Cale Tyson / Morgo & The Price Tags
DAY 6: Dom Flemons
DAY 7: Spirit Family Reunion
DAY 8: Fly Golden Eagle
DAY 9: Ray Wylie Hubbard
Day 10: The Suffers
Day 11: The SteelDrivers
Day 12: Della Mae

Documenting Appalachia: An Appalshop Film Series

Documenting Appalachia: An Appalshop Film Series screenings held in the Performance Theater of Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Saturday, January 10 — 4:00 p.m.
Special Screening Event: Sunny Side of Life
Part of Documenting Appalachia: An Appalashop Film Series, the special screening includes a talk by Birthplace of Country Music Museum director, Dr. Jessica Turner, discussing her decades-long work with the Carter Family. Event is free with paid museum admission.

Friday, January 16 — 7:00 p.m.
Special Screening Event: Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers
Part of Documenting Appalachia: An Appalshop Film Series, the special screening includes a pre-film concert of mountain dulcimer music by Kelsey Rae Copeland and the Palace Pickers. Event is free with paid museum admission.

Saturday, January 24 — 4:00 p.m.
Special Screening Event: From Wood to Singing Guitar
Part of Documenting Appalachia: An Appalshop Film Series, the special screening includes a presentation on guitar building by Gerald Anderson, member of the Virginia Luthiers. Event is free with paid museum admission.

Friday, January 30 — 7:00 p.m.
Special Screening Event: Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song
Part of Documenting Appalachia: An Appalshop Film Series, special screening includes a pre-film concert of Hazel Dickens' music by Joy Blair and the Palace Pickers. Event is free with paid museum admission.

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 "Appalachian Mosaic" The gallery is open Monday-Thursday 11AM-6PM Friday-Sat11AM-8PM. See all the new images at

Joe Strickland's new exhibit is "Toilet Rooms"

Photographer Joe Strickland brings his architectural images to the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery at the Bristol Public Library, Bristol, Va. Titled "Toilet Rooms," the show features photos of public toilets from different locales. "I know most of us don't think of toilets as being artistic, but when you see the textures, perspectives and colors, and sense the social commentary of these photos, you will think of them as art," says Doris Stickley of the library. Strickland is assistant professor of photography and chair of the digital media art and design program at King University. 276-821-6148,

Upcoming Events at Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Friday, January 9 — 7:00 p.m.
Carter Family Project Concert w/Fran Leadon and Leigh Anderson
Fran Leadon and Leigh Anderson are a husband-wife team who have been recording the entire Carter family catalogue, and putting them online, all from their living room in Brooklyn, NY. They've been doing it for years and have created a community around the projects, where other young parents and pickers stop in to help with the recordings. Over the course of the project their apartment has become a gathering place for New York's old-time and bluegrass community. Leigh and Fran are bringing some of those pickers here to where it all started, the Birthplace of Country Music. Concert takes place in the Performance Theater of Birthplace of Country Music Musum, Bristol, VA/TN. $10 per ticket, purchase print-at-home tickets at

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The Lofts at Cornerstone — Located at the central intersection of Historic Downtown Bristol (beside the CAMEO theater). This 107 year old building, which originally housed Turner Drug Company, has been fully restored. 2nd floor renovations include three luxury loft apartments, which share a large rooftop deck. Conveniences normally reserved for large estates have been cleverly incorporated into the smaller footprint of eachone-bedroom loft. Please visit the listing for full listing information.

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Half Price Wine Every Wednesday at KP!

1/2 Price Wine every Wednesday at KP, 5:00 pm — CLOSE.

Get Organized this New Year with Bristol Office Supply

Make your new year's resolution to get organized with these great offers from Bristol Office Supply! Follow the link to view the full ad. Full Ad.

New Years Masquerade Party at KP

KP Masquerade Party with Farm House Ghost opening at 5pm on December 31. There will not be a cover for this event. Prizes will go out to the best masquerade mask!

Machiavelli's New Year's Late Show

Join Machiavelli's in ringing in the New Year right with a little late night rock and roll featuring Misawa. Show follows HB Beverly and kicks off at 11:30pm. Don't miss it!

New Year's Party at 620 State with Folk Soul Revival

Folk Soul Revival performs live at 620 State in historic downtown Bristol on Wednesday, December 31st. Doors open at 10 p.m.
2011's VIRGINIA'S BAND OF THE YEAR Folk Soul Revival is an upbeat, rootsy, acoustic group from the mountains of Appalachia. With their distinct vocal approaches, back-porch instrumentation, haunting four part harmonies and infectious stage presence, the band has garnered much success and have attracted a large fan base...affectionately called “the Congregation. Folk Soul Revival have shared the stage with such high profile acts as Jason Isbell, Justin Townes Earle, John Cowan, Justin Moore, The Felice Brothers, Jesse McReynolds, Goose Creek Symphony, Mel McDaniel, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Black Lillies, Tim Easton, The New Familiars, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Chris Janson....just to name a few. Come join ‘The Congregation’ and witness it for yourself.

Ring in the New Year with Catfish Frye Band at Quaker Steak and Lube

Catfish Frye Band is back in Bristol again to delight their fans with a Rockin Boogie Dance Party! Whether you love to dance or just enjoy hearing soulful rock/blues artist that "feel" the music, Catfish Frye Band is for you.
Muddy Waters to Santana, Elvis to Hendrix, Stevie Ray to The Doors, or Cream to ZZ Top. Something for every Rockin Boogie fan!
The Catfish Frye Band will be performing at Quaker Steak & Lube on NEW YEAR'S EVE at 9 p.m.

New Year's Party with Acoustifried at O'Mainnin's Pub

Celebrate the changing of years at O'Mainnin's Pub this New Year's Eve at O'Mainnin's Pub. Acoustifried will be providing live entertainment upstairs in the loft! Music starts at 10pm.

Year End Sale from Pointer Brand

Save big at L.C. King during their end of the year closeout! Everything storewide is 15% off.

Upcoming Events

New Year Masquerade Party at KP

December 31

HB Beverly at Machiavelli's

December 31

Catfish Frye Band at Quaker Steak and Lube

December 31

Folk Soul Revival at 620 State

December 31

New Year's Party with Acoustifried at O'Mainnin's Pub

December 31

Machiavelli's New Year's Late Show

December 31

Laura Thurston at O'Mainnin's Pub

January 1

Laney Jones at O'Mainnin's Pub

January 7

J.W. Teller at O'Mainnin's Pub

January 8

Art D'Vine in Historic Downtown Bristol

January 9

K.T. Vandyke and Driftin' Westward at Stateline Bar & Grille

January 9

Tara Mills at Quaker Steak & Lube

January 9

An Evening with Dailey and Vincent at the Paramount Center for the Arts

January 10

James Meadows at Quaker Steak & Lube

January 16

Ryan Ward at O'Mainnin's Pub

January 22

The Grand Ole Uproar at O'Mainnin's Pub

January 24

An Afternoon with Margaret Scarlett. The accomplished mind behind the standards of HIV/ AIDS and now Ebola from CDC

January 25

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