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Downtown Bristol Blog

Bristol Public Library names new Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of the Bristol Public Library today named Amy Kimani as the new Executive Director for the Library. Ms. Kimani will join the BPL staff on August 3, 2015.

City of Bristol, TN seeks community feedback on new website

Bristol, Tennessee’s new website was introduced in July 2014. During this time city staff has been trained on all the new tools the website has to offer and how to utilize those tools to keep our community updated on changes, services, and schedules as well as other particulars. “During the past year we have found a few glitches that needed to be adjusted. Even from the initial launch, staff discovered elements of the site that could be improved on,” said Terrie Talbert, Director of Community Relations. “Currently we are making 300 changes on average per month. That is extraordinary in municipal government.”

City of Bristol, TN launches new HubNetwork page

Check out the City of Bristol, TN’s new social media hub, HubNetwork. The social media hub is perfect for when you just want a quick check of what is happening in the city. The community relations team recently launched the hub that includes all the social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flickr in one place. Much of the information highlighted on the hub is event-centered and will allow fans in attendance to interact with others in the community with the same interests by featuring their content on an Instagram feed or Twitter. “Of course alerts, all city announcements and things of that nature will be right there for you to see. We want to deepen our relationship with members of the community through our transparencies and their insight and experiences,” said Terrie Talbert, Director of Community Relations.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015 Artist Day Schedules Released

The 15th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion has released its 2015 Artist Day Schedule for fans anxious to learn on which day their favorite artist will play during the 3-day event. Headliners Steve Earle and The Dukes and Delbert McClinton will both perform on Sunday, Dr. Dog on Friday, and Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band will perform on Saturday in addition to the dozens of acts schedule to appear over the entirety of the weekend. Single Day Wristbands are also now available for purchase. The full schedule will be released in coming weeks. Friday Wristbands are $35, Saturday $45, and Sunday is $35.

Downtown Bristol Events

Music & Movies in the Park: Kids Our Age and Now You See Me

July 23 | Cumberland Square Park

This week's music: Kids Our Age
This week's movie: Now You See Me

FREE Music & Movies in the Park sponsored by BVU. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and settle in for live music and a great movie the whole family can enjoy. Concessions available.

Music at 6:30 pm
Movie at 9 pm

Ryan Ward

July 23 | O'Mainnin's Pub

FREE Show! Ryan Ward will perform at O'Mainnin's Pub in downtown Bristol. This show is open to all ages.

About Ryan Ward
Ryan Ward is a talented, eclectic singer/songwriter, with an endless passion for music. He picked up his first acoustic guitar at the age of 8. Today, Ryan 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 on stylistically solving puzzles with the guitar. Currently, Ward is focused on relaying his message through the vibrations of strings and lyric content.

"When You Get There" is an upcoming EP that includes current songs that will soon become available online and in select stores. This compilation is a blend of acoustic rock, folk, indie, and alternative. 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!

Billy Crawford Band

July 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube

The Billy Crawford Band will play Quaker Steak and Lube, July 24th at 8 pm.

About Billy Crawford Band
Blues guitar might be associated with Mississippi, Texas and Chicago, but a man of the mid-South has something to say about that. The city of Bristol, smack on the Tennessee/Virginia border, claims itself as the birthplace of country music. But one of its native sons is making a huge blues noise.
The common denominator in all of this is Billy Crawford – raised playing bass in church, then gaining an early hard-rock pedigree on electric guitar. But for the past three decades, he has turned his six-string action toward the blues.

For much of the 1990s, audiences around the world heard Crawford’s intense work with blues-rocker Deborah Coleman. He gave up the road in 2002, when his wife gave birth to their son. Turns out, son Tyler is a little guitar hotshot, too.

But his daddy still has something to say. His Bristol-based Billy Crawford Band includes some of that region’s finest blues men. The fire is still burning blue from Crawford’s Guitar, as he rips through blues, ballads, rock, surf – even New Orleans-style.

Underpinning it all is a band with plenty of energy and mastery of dynamics. Go to to hear and see more and find out when the band is playing in your town.

Robinella in concert with Mike Seal and Clint Mullican

July 25

Robinella is the name of the band led by Robin Ella Bailey. Raised in a very musical family in Blount County, Robinella’s silky and expressive voice glides from country and Americana to swing to blues and jazz with ease, and her band has the chops to make it flow seamlessly. The concert will also feature Mike Seal and Clint Mullican.

Tickets: $25.00
Click here to buy tickets.

Jeff Lane with Hundred Acres

July 25 | O'Mainnin's Pub

Hundred Acres will play O'Mainnin's Saturday, July 25 at 10pm.

About Jeff Lane
Musically, Jeff is a bit of an anomaly, since he kept songwriting a bit of a secret for his entire life. It was in 2010, due to a very long story (which you can ask him about personally if you like) that Jeff was persuaded to start playing his songs in front of people. It was very difficult at first, so Jeff formed a band with some great musicians and recorded a record called "Where the Buffalo Roam" that they released at their very first gig. Since then, HUNDRED ACRES has recorded and released its Sophomore album "Feels Good", played about 200 shows and started working on the 3rd record in 2014.

At the urging of his older and more distinguished band mates (lol), Jeff is gallivanting all over the country this year, discovering new tricks, meeting new people and delving into amazing adventures!

BCM's Free Family Fun Day

July 26 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bring in the whole family for musical activities, stories and songs, homemade instruments, and more!

Full Moon Jam — The Kody Norris Show

July 28 | Downtown Center

Always maintaining a sharp professional appearance, complete with colorful rhinestone suits and cowboy hats, The Kody Norris Show gives a bluegrass fan one of the most solid, entertaining and animated performances they will ever experience. The performances of The Kody Norris Show are reminiscent of traditional bluegrass artists, yet Kody brings his own special, distinct flair to the music. The band works regularly on the Cumberland Highlanders Show, a weekly Bluegrass Program on the nationally acclaimed RFD-TV network. From the first note, The Kody Norris Show will fully captivate your attention and make you laugh, cry, and stomp your feet all in one performance.


For the 19th year, the City of Bristol Tennessee will be hosting the free concert series "Full Moon Jam" on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 or 9:30 p.m. through September 24th.

Bring a lawn chair or come early to grab one of the 350 chairs provided on-site. Refreshments are sold in the concessions area for a nominal fee. Clean, well-stocked restrooms also available.

You are asked not to park in the bank drive-through area adjacent to the venue and please do not to bring skateboards or bicycles into the venue. Parking is available on Shelby Street in the Municipal parking lot or on State Street in designated parking spaces.

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