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"Dollar for dollar, pound for pound, Main Street is one of the most effective economic development programs ever created. Developed over 35 years ago, the Main Street four-point framework has a proven record in over 2,000 communities of creating new jobs and businesses while also rehabilitating countless historic buildings and revitalizing thousands of main streets and disinvested commercial corridors. " — Eh McMahon, Chairman of the National Main Street Center’s Board of Directors, inA Proven Economic Development Strategy.

Please remember Believe in Bristol for your year-end contributions this holiday season! 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.100% of your gift stays right here!All gifts are tax deductible.

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.

Follow the link to make a donation:Donate. For more information, contact Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2201 or info@believeinbristol.org.

Downtown Bristol Events

The Diamonds

December 27 | 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.

Lily Comer

December 28 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Lily is a young and talented artist who we are very excited to have here at Quaker Steak & Lube!

Zoh Hamrick

December 28 | Blackbird Bakery


Zoh Hamrick will play 8-10 pm at Blackbird Bakery.

Brew Master's Birthday Bash

December 28 | Studio Brew


Studio Brew is Celebrating our Brew Master's Birthday. Join the PARTY with "Cameron Tate and The Medicinal Vibes", "JP Parsons and The American Bandwagon", plus "Donnie and The Heavers". Get your early bird tickets online and save.

Kids Hand Building: Snowman

December 29 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


#KTCrew member Victoria is going to be sharing how to recreate this adorable Snowman Bust with kids ages 7 and up on Saturday, December 29th from 12 — 2 PM!

In this class, builders will learn basic techniques for hand building with clay. Once finished, the pieces will be left with us to dry until they are ready to be fired. After we do the first fire, builders can then come back and paint their ornaments and we will fire them again so they will be bright and shiny!

Cost for this class is $25
Builders that choose to come back and paint their pieces can do so and get 50% off the regular studio fee!

Alli Epperson

December 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube


From an early age, Alli Epperson has carried a passion for music and telling her stories through song. She is a folk singer-songwriter from Bristol, Tennessee, but can been seen playing at venues all over East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Natural ability will only take a talented artist so far, but a strong will and determination has helped push this artist forward and continues to drive her development and success.

Swing Band Trio

December 29 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a swinging good time with The Swing Band from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

Noon Years Eve (Kids Event)

December 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Have you ever wanted to celebrate a countdown with your kids on New Years but don't want to mess their schedules up? Or maybe you have adult plans for the night and would like to share the experience with your children still? We have the solution! We will host a countdown for kids to celebrate the New Year at 12pm Noon on New Years Eve. We will have sparkling grape juice and party favors for the kids to enjoy. Come and celebrate this event with us and your little ones!

New Years Bash at The Bristol Hotel

December 31 | Bristol Hotel


Book our New Year’s Package and get exclusive access to The Bristol Hotel's New Year’s Eve party! This private party will be held in The King Ballroom at The Bristol Hotel on December 31st, 2018 from 8:30 PM to 1:30 AM. In addition to heavy passed hors d’oeuvres, a DJ, dance floor and champagne toast at midnight, guests will be allowed early check in (2 PM), late check out (2 PM), champagne & chocolate covered truffles upon arrival, and breakfast for two.

Still no plans for New Year's Eve? We've got you covered. We're hosting a private event with a just a few tickets left. $100 per person will get you access to the private event! While you're here, be sure to check out our wonderful restaurant, Vivian's Table, and our award winning rooftop bar and lounge, Lumac. Please call the front desk at 276-696-3535 for more details!

O'Mainnin's 13th annual New Years Hooley

December 31 | O'Mainnin's Pub


IRISH you a happy new Year!
Live music with Below 7.
Free Champagne toast at Midnight.
Free party favors and prizes & gifts from out local beer distributors Holsten dist and Cherokee dist.
$10 at the door no reservations.

New Years Eve @ The Lube

December 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Come celebrate New Years @ The Lube! We will stay open until 1:00 AM and bring 2019 in with style. We will have a DJ providing entertainment for the night and will offer $1 flutes of Champagne for your toasting needs.

Marissa and Mitch

January 2 | Blackbird Bakery


Marissa and Mitch are an acoustic duo which enjoy singing, songwriting, playing the guitar, banjo, and ukulele. Marissa and Mitch will entertain you with a variety of county music while you enjoy a piece of dream cake.

Nick Koesters: "Side Effects May Include"

January 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Nick Koesters, Barter player, will be performing his one-man show "Side Effects May Include" on January 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. This is a free performance, but donations will be accepted for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The play is sponsored by a partnership between Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

This one-man play, co-written by author and stand-up comedian Marc Jaffe and Broadway playwright Eric Coble, is based on Jaffe's real life experiences with his wife Karen, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007. It is the story of how Parkinson's affected their lives, the choices they made in dealing with the disease, and the literal and figurative side effects of those choices. Since Karen's diagnosis, the Jaffes have raised over one million dollars for the Michael J. Fox Foundation through their nonprofit organization Shaking With Laughter. All proceeds raised from this event will go to Shaking With Laughter to help fund support and research for a cure for Parkinson's Disease.

May not be appropriate for people under 18 years of age.Seating is limited.

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Christmas Clearance at Cranberry Lane

December 26–30 | Cranberry Lane


Seasonal Clearance Sale at Cranberry Lane. 50% off all Christmas and Holiday Decor (while supplies last).

A Happy Little Clearance SALE

Through New Year's Day | Serendipity


Serendipity's Merry Everything and A Happy Always SALE! You have given great gifts, now it's time to treat yourself. Plus it's a great time to use your gift cards you may have gotten for Christmas!

20% off New Arrivals
30% off Shoes and Jewelry
40% off select Clothing and Accessories
50% extra off already reduced clearance merchandise

All sales are final. No price adjustments. Some exclusions apply. Sale prices valid in store thru December 31st (and online thru January 1st).

CAN'T Shop in Store? No problem. The SALE starts at 11AM on December 26th online too! Use promo code HAPPYALWAYS to receive 40% off everything online. Plus enjoy$5 flat rate shipping.

Sale goes thru January 1st online (stores are closed January 1).

Also Coming Up

The Casual Word: Teen Poetry Class
July 17 – January 1 | Bristol Public Library
The Diamonds
December 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Lily Comer
December 28 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Zoh Hamrick
December 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Brew Master's Birthday Bash
December 28 | Studio Brew
Kids Hand Building: Snowman
December 29 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Alli Epperson
December 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Swing Band Trio
December 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Noon Years Eve (Kids Event)
December 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube
New Year's Bash
December 31 | Bristol Hotel
New Years Bash at The Bristol Hotel
December 31 | Bristol Hotel
O'Mainnin's 13th annual New Years Hooley
December 31 | O'Mainnin's Pub
New Years Eve @ The Lube
December 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Marissa and Mitch
January 2 | Blackbird Bakery
Fortch
January 3 | Blackbird Bakery
An Evening with Dailey & Vincent
January 4 | Paramount Bristol
State Street String Band Bluegrass
January 7 | Blackbird Bakery
The Nest Featured Artist Meet & Greet: Wayne Riddick
January 8 | Blackbird Bakery
Farm & Fun Time
January 10 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Diamonds
January 10 | Blackbird Bakery
Rylee Peters
January 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Anthony Mangrum
January 17 | Blackbird Bakery
State Street String Band Bluegrass
January 21 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
January 24 | Blackbird Bakery
An Evening with The Cleverlys
January 25 | Paramount Bristol
Swing Band Trio
January 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Gerald Sheppard
January 31 | Blackbird Bakery
Symphony of the Mountains: Classical Masters
February 2 | Paramount Bristol
The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!
February 9 | Paramount Bristol
AAME Speaker Series: An Artist’s Journey through Virginia
February 25 | Bristol Public Library
AAME Speaker Series: The Play's the Thing
March 4 | Bristol Public Library
AAME Speaker Series: Art in Advertising
March 14 | Bristol Public Library
Clint Black
March 31 | Paramount Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
Home Free
May 5 | Paramount Bristol

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