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Meet and Greet with Blackbird Bakery's New Featured Artist!

This months featured artist is Chris Tuttle. He is a Photographer and musician based in Nashville, TN. He will be at the bakery for a meet and greet on Friday, January 16th from 05:30 — 07:30 PM. He and a fellow musician will then begin performing Americana Music at 08:00 PM. Chris has toured with Emmy Lou Harris, The Indigo Girls, Rodney Crowell, and Sheryl Crow. We hope to see you soon at Blackbird!

Bristol Public Library Invites Community Members to Join Focus Groups on Adult Learning and Programming

The Bristol Public Library is planning new programming for adults through the renovated Adult Learning Lab and a new creativity center. To better serve the community, the BPL is asking for community members to serve on focus groups about adult learning, lifelong learning, and adult programming. Focus groups are scheduled for January 20 through February 5 and will last approximately 90 minutes. Sessions will occur during morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours to make it most convenient for participants. Participants should be age 18 or older and willing to provide some demographic information such as age. A small thank you gift will be provided to participants.
Anyone interested in joining a focus group should contact Doris Stickley at or call 276-821-6148.

Vote for Your Favorite Downtown Businesses for Best of Virginia!

Who has the best shopping mall in Northern Virginia: McLean or Fairfax? The best day spa on the Eastern Shore? The best winery in the Shenandoah Valley? You live there, so you know best!Vote today for your hometown favorites in our fourth annual Best of Virginia Readers' Survey! Whether you're rooting for the best historic site in the Central region or the best sports bar in the Southwest, head to to cast your ballots. You'll automatically be entered in a drawing to win an iPad mini!

The polls close at 11:59 p.m.EST Jan. 23, so don't delay sharing your favorite events, venues, businesses, people and more with us. Once the voting period ends, we'll tally the results and announce the winners in our Best of Virginia 2015 special issue, which publishes in May.

Questions? Contact Best of Virginia 2015 Assistant Editor Eden Stuart at

BCM Museum, Bristol Featured on Covers of VA/TN Vacation Guides

The official 2015 Virginia Travel Guide and Tennessee Vacation Guide have launched, both highlighting Bristol on their covers.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum was chosen as one of three covers the state of Virginia is issuing this year.

The Tennessee Vacation Guide pictures stars of the hit ABC TV show Nashville and Bristol, the Birthplace of Country Music, gets a shout-out alongside the photo of Deacon, Luke and Will rockin' at the Ryman.

In keeping with Tennessee as the "Global Music Destination of Choice," this year's cover design highlights some of the most important and iconic music attractions across the state. More than 550,000 guides are printed annually, as well as an eGuide and TNVG app.

To request a free 2015 Tennessee Vacation Guide or view online, visit To request a free 2015 Virginia Travel Guide or view online, visit

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Voted "Best of the Blue Ridge"

Readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine voted Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion "Best Festival" in the periodical's 2015 Best of the Blue Ridge Issue, on newsstands now. More than 5,000 people took part in the poll.

In 2012 Blue Ridge Outdoors readers voted Bristol Rhythm "Best Downtown Festival" and placed Bristol above Nashville and Atlanta as "Best Music Town" in 2013.

"Blue Ridge Outdoors readers are adventure seekers and music lovers," says Leah Ross, executive director of Birthplace of Country Music, the parent organization of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. "It's a privilege to be named Best of the Blue Ridge."

The Virginia Creeper Trail was also listed; readers voted the hiking and biking trail "Best Kid-Friendly Destination."

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion celebrates 15 years September 18-20, 2015. To purchase tickets to Bristol Rhythm click HERE.

Visit to view the entire 2015 Best of the Blue Ridge listing.

Downtown Bristol Blog

Half Price Wine Every Wednesday at KP!

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

Inspire Collaboration with Great Deals from Bristol Office Supply

Make collaboration easy with these great offers from Bristol Office Supply! Follow the link to view the full ad. Full Ad.

Don't Miss Serendipity's Winter Clearance

Today kicks off our annual Winter Clearance Event!!! This is a time when most of the store is on sale because we are making room for new Spring merchandise. Select styles of jeans, jackets, tees, sweaters, shoes, handbags, scarves, and more are on SALE 30% off!!!

The Winter Clearance Event is a huge favorite among our fans and customers, so here are some tips to make shopping hugely successful:
Shop early for the best sizing and selection. With prices this low, inventory will go quickly.
Bring your sister, mother, and best friend because these discounts are too good not to share.
Come back often over the next couple of weeks because prices will continue to be slashed.

Save 20% on Mugs During Kil'n Time After Hours

We don't know about you, but a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate really helps warm away the winter yucks. For After Hours this week, take 20% off our entire selection of mugs! That's this Wednesday from 6-10pm. Stop by and warm up with us!

Upcoming Events

Bristol Entrepreneurial Center — Executive Orders on Immigration — What Do These Mean for My Business?

January 14

James Meadows at Quaker Steak & Lube

January 16


January 19

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

Mike Farris: Live from the Birthplace of Country Music

January 31


February 6

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