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Now Hiring: Part Time Position Available at Pen's Floral

Pen's Floral is looking for a dedicated and creative part time employee to help in the shop with arrangements. Call 276-644-4600 for more information or visit 32 Moore Street, Bristol, VA to fill out an application.

About Pen's Floral
As a leading florist in Bristol, Pen's Floral offers top quality flower arrangements and gifts for any occasion. The expert florists at Pen's Floral are committed to designing beautiful, quality arrangements and providing exceptional customer service to our customers. We offer reliable Bristol floral delivery and can even provide same-day delivery services.

LOFT AVAILABLE — 527 STATE STREET

527 State Street • Bristol, VA
Contact: Peggy Wilson at (423) 383-1100

This is a beautiful loft overlooking State Street for rent at $1000/month. It's a newly remodeled 2BR/2BA with all the premium upgrades including stainless appliances, gorgeous baths, new cabinets and granite countertops all with the convenience of downtown. It also offers vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and exposed brick walls! It is located above Shoozie's with private parking spaces and entrance in the back.

Downtown Bristol Blog

Bristol, Virginia seeks nominations for 2018 Historic District Preservation Award


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Historic District Preservation Award in the City of Bristol, Virginia. Residential and commercial properties within the city’s five historic districts whose owners/developers have engaged in high-quality preservation or maintenance projects are eligible to be nominated.

The Historic District Preservation Award Committee plans to award one property in each of the five historic districts: Euclid Avenue Historic District, Solar Hill Historic District, Virginia Hill Historic District, Bristol Warehouse Historic District, and Bristol Downtown Commercial Historic District.

The 2018 award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on May 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia, coinciding with National Historic Preservation Month. Nomination forms and submission guidelines are available online at the City’s website, www.bristolva.org. For ease of nomination, the public is encouraged to use the convenient online nomination form. However, an interactive version of the form may also be completed online, then printed, and mailed or hand-delivered.

The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2018. For additional information, contact Catherine Brillhart, Chair of the Historic District Preservation Award Committee, at cbrillhart100@yahoo.com or (276) 591-6952.



Downtown Bristol Events

Canning Weekend

March 8–11 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Bristol Station will start canning production for their most popular beers on Thursday, March 8.

Supporters of the Canning Crowdfund campaign will be able to pick-up their beers and receive specials throughout the weekend!

Farm & Fun Time ft. Bumper Jacksons, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings

March 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Radio Bristol presents the Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum with the rootsy jazz of Bumper Jacksons and the tin pan alley sound of Roochie Toochie & the Shepherd Kings.

Click here to purchase tickets.

The Diamonds

March 8 | Blackbird Bakery


From East Tennessee, The Diamonds play a diverse mix of music, specializing in jazz standards. The group performs at various venues and events throughout the region, including weddings, parties, and restaurants. They have also volunteered at many nursing homes, assisted living homes, and charitable organizations in the area.

Ballroom & Latin Dance Lesson

March 9 | Bristol Ballet


Join Bristol Ballet for a Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance lesson. The lesson will begin at 7:30pm, followed by dancing from 8:30 – 10:30 pm.

Cost is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit Bristol Ballet, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Refreshments will be provided, but a snack to share is always welcome!

Porno Arcade album release

March 9 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Wise, VA band influenced by the Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Blink-182, Dead Boys, Television, Cheap Trick, Modern Baseball, and The Clash.

James Meadows

March 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube


James started up his band, James Meadows & The Country Mile Drifters, just after his album officially released in August of 2008. The band is compiled of amazing professional musicians who put on a very high energy show. Their shows contain a huge set list filled with both fan/crowd requested and timeless Classic Country, Top 40 Country, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, and Originals that are sure to blow the walls off of any event or venue.

Kombucha Brewing Workshop

March 10 | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Join herbalist, Lesley Setchim, in this descriptive workshop to learn how to brew your own kombucha. Samples will be available to taste, and you will go home with your very own “Scoby” and starter tea. Please bring a mason jar to carry your starter home!

Cost: $35. Visit breathebristol.com to register.

Scroungehound

March 10 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


ScroungeHound is a modern psychedelic jam band with a gypsy seasoning and a rock n' roll atitude!

Stone Creek Four

March 10 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Stone Creek Four plays a variety of your favorite music from country to motown to rock and blues. Let Stone Creek Four entertain you!

Meet the Candidates: Bobby Russell

March 13 | Slater Community Center


Meet with Bobby Russell, candidate for Circuit Court Clerk of Sullivan County on Tuesday, March 13 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at the Slater Community Center, room 208. Learn more about the upcoming election and how the Circuit Court Clerk can serve you.

Artist Meet & Greet: Patty Jackson

March 13 | Blackbird Bakery


Meet and greet this month's artist, Patty Jackson, from 6-8pm.

Drifters Two

March 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Drifters Two will play Bloom on March 13th.

Moose Roberts, Cornbeef & The Pillbillies

March 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Local favorite Moose Roberts will play Bloom on March 17th with Cornbeef & The Pillbillies.

Dolores — PBS Independent Lens

March 15 | Paramount Center for the Arts


FREE ADMISSION. Link to Paramount Event. East Tennessee PBS and the Paramount Center for the Arts invite you to a free screening of "Dolores"

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom

March 23 | Bristol Train Station


Believe in Bristol is gearing up for a BRAND NEW spring fundraiser, Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom! Join us Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Bristol Train Station and party with a purpose!

This event includes all your favorite prom staples from balloon arches and photo booths to finger foods and a DJ with the added bonus of games and a bar! Nominate your friends and vote for King and Queen, dance the night away with our DJ, and create fun memories along the way — all while supporting a local non profit organization! This event is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 21. Relive your high school glory days: dust off that old dress, suit, or just use the night as an excuse to look good and have fun!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Individual and couple tickets will be available for sale both at the Believe in Bristol office and online HERE for $25 and $40 respectively. Tables will be available for purchase through the Believe in Bristol Office only at $150 for 8 seats (table quantity limited). Tickets include entry, food, two drinks, and photo booth access. King and Queen nominations, extra drinks, games, and official photos will be cash only.

Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom is a fundraiser for Believe in Bristol; all proceeds will benefit the Main Street Program and downtown revitalization efforts. For more information, please contact the Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2201 or info@believeinbristol.org. As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life. 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 communities identity, spirit and economy.

Community Notice Board

Special Spring Break Promotion

Through April 22 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Now through April 22, student admission is only $5* at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum!

*Ages 6-17. Children 5 and under free. Receive up to 4 student admissions with one regular adult admission.

Special Exhibit: The Appalachian Photographs of Cecil Sharp, 1916 to 1918

March 17 — May 31 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Appalachian photographs taken by Cecil Sharp as he collected songs from the region are the focus of a new special exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

During the period of 1916 through 1918, Cecil Sharp and his assistant Maud Karpeles, from England, spent 46 weeks traveling through the mountain regions of five Appalachian states in search of what Sharp believed to be surviving traditional English folk ballads.He had already collected these songs, as well as dances, in north and west England during the start of the folk-revival period.During this time, he collected 500 songs from 281 providers in America.

Sharp felt these traditions were fading away, and he sought to capture this piece of culture before it was gone or overtaken by modern influences.During his mountain travels, he documented many of his sources for ballads in photographs, visiting with these people many times, often staying at their homes and developing an appreciation and fondness for the mountain life in the process. The photographs taken during these years – and on display in this exhibit – are a stunning record of the Appalachian people and the times.

This exhibit is on loan from the Country Dance and Song Society, with permission of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Prenatal Yoga Series

Wednesdays in April | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Join Marcy Hullander-Parks for this 4 week prenatal series to experience yoga in a serene setting. Each session will focus on postures/poses, breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques.

Pick Along Summer Camp Week 2 — Intermediate

July 9 — 13 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Pick Along Summer Camps are back! Your child will have the opportunity to learn about Bristol’s important role in country music history and its lasting influence on the music of today through a variety of fun activities and guidance from our incredible instructors.

Children ages 8 to 14 will get expert instruction on the same style of instruments that were used in the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings.

Intermediate-level campers will have the opportunity to advance their playing skills as an individual and as part of a group. In addition, all campers will get to explore the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, learn about the music of our region, get an introduction to our working radio station, and learn about other concepts and disciplines that make up the rich tapestry of country music.

Our intermediate-level Pick Along Summer Camp is designed for those that already have a basic knowledge of their instrument. If your camper is looking to gain more advanced instruction and experience in playing as a group, and if you have a desire to dig deeper into music history and skills, this is the place to be!

Class size is limited so register now to reserve space.

Pick Along Summer Camp Week 1 — Beginner

June 18-22 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Pick Along Summer Camps are back! Not only will your child learn about Bristol’s important role in country music history and its lasting influence on the music of today, but they will also learn the skills necessary to play an instrument!

Children ages 8 to 14 will receive expert instruction on the same style of instruments that were used in the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, learning how to play music and fundamental skills in various music styles. Campers will also explore the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, learn about the music of Bristol and our region, receive instruction in singing and dancing, get an introduction to our working radio station, and learn about other concepts and disciplines that make up the rich tapestry of country music.

No previous musical experience is required for Pick Along Summer Camps — only an interest in music and a desire to learn and have fun! These camps are designed for different levels of experience and anyone interested in our musical heritage. Whether your camper knows just a little or absolutely nothing, this is the place to be!

Class size is limited so register now to reserve space.

Pick Along Summer Camp Week 3 — Beginner

July 16 — 20 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Pick Along Summer Camps are back! Not only will your child learn about Bristol’s important role in country music history and its lasting influence on the music of today, but they will also learn the skills necessary to play an instrument!

Children ages 8 to 14 will receive expert instruction on the same style of instruments that were used in the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, learning how to play music and fundamental skills in various music styles. Campers will also explore the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, learn about the music of Bristol and our region, receive instruction in singing and dancing, get an introduction to our working radio station, and learn about other concepts and disciplines that make up the rich tapestry of country music.

No previous musical experience is required for Pick Along Summer Camps — only an interest in music and a desire to learn and have fun! These camps are designed for different levels of experience and anyone interested in our musical heritage. Whether your camper knows just a little or absolutely nothing, this is the place to be!

Class size is limited so register now to reserve space.

Also Coming Up

Canning Weekend
March 8–11 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Farm & Fun Time ft. Bumper Jacksons, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings
March 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Diamonds
March 8 | Blackbird Bakery
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
March 9–25 | Theatre Bristol
Ballroom & Latin Dance Lesson
March 9 | Bristol Ballet
Porno Arcade album release
March 9 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
James Meadows
March 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Auditions
March 10–20 | Theatre Bristol
Kombucha Brewing Workshop
March 10 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Scroungehound
March 10 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Stone Creek Four
March 10 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Meet the Candidates: Bobby Russell
March 13 | Slater Community Center
Artist Meet & Greet: Patty Jackson
March 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Drifters Two
March 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Moose Roberts, Cornbeef & The Pillbillies
March 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Spring Open House
March 15 | Willow Creek Antiques & Collectibles
Dolores — PBS Independent Lens
March 15 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Gerald Sheppard
March 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Best of Times Band
March 16 | Quaker Steak and Lube
St. Patrick's Day Party to benefit BVPS Education Foundation
March 17 | Warehouse 817
Wynonna & The Big Noise
March 17 | Paramount Center for the Arts
St. Patrick's Day fun with DJ Mike "The Hype" Payne
March 17 | Quaker Steak and Lube
State Street String Band
March 19 | Blackbird Bakery
Book Signing: Mark Mangrum
March 21 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
March 22 | Blackbird Bakery
Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom
March 23 | Bristol Train Station
Lodi
March 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Holly Help to Benefit from Liberty Tax Special Offer (Half Off Tax Preparation)
March 24
Victor Lawson
March 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Ted Yoder — "Dulcimer Dad"
March 29 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Britni Zoe Hambrick Quartet
March 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Annie Robinette
March 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Confederate Railroad with special guest Jim Brown
March 31 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Smokehouse Crickets
March 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Kindest People with Art Smashes Records
March 31 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Appalachian Arcana podcast LIVE recording
April 5 | Elder Brew
Strong Mountain Women: How Ballads Power People
April 6 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Sulphur Springs String Dippers
April 6 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Black Jacket Symphony: Guns N' Roses "Appetite for Destruction"
April 6 | Paramount Center for the Arts
RTE 23 Listening Room Concert: Folk Soul Revival
April 7 | Park Avenue Theater
Phil Vassar
April 7 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Farm & Fun Time ft. Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys
April 12 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Independent Lens: Look & See
April 12 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Triumphant Quartet
April 20 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
April 22 | Paramount Center for the Arts
EmiSunshine with Etta May EmiSunshine with Etta May
April 28 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Colly
May 3 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Appalachian Arcana podcast LIVE recording
May 3 | Elder Brew
James Gregory, "America's Funniest Man"
May 4 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Independent Lens: Look & See
May 17 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Border Bash
May 18 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
June 1 | Downtown Bristol
Mighty Wurlitzer Day
June 2 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Border Bash
June 15 | Downtown Bristol
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
June 22 – July 1 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Border Bash & Celebrate Bristol
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
July 20 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
August 3 | Downtown Bristol
18th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 21–23 | Downtown Bristol
PUSH! Film Festival
October 12–14 | Downtown Bristol

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