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Public Forums for Day Center for Bristol Homeless

January 30 | Bristol Public Library


A coalition of concerned community members (the Coalition) representing Bristol’s private, public, non-profit, faith-based and homeless sectors has announced its plan to address the critical needs of Bristol’s homeless and underserved communities. The group seeks support to establish the Bristol Day Center, a daytime shelter to serve the homeless, persons experiencing housing insecurity and those living in subsidized housing.

The Coalition recently publicly released its Community Proposal: The Bristol Day Center, and will now follow with two public forums to further educate the public about this project and to provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions and/or provide relevant insight regarding the Proposal. These forums will utilize a moderated panel format. Panel members will include:

  • Cindy Rockett, Executive Director, Crossroads Medical Mission
  • Shatona Williams, Case Manager, Family Promise of Bristol
  • Lynn Pannell, FSS Coordinator, Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority
  • Brian Plank, Executive Director, Haven of Rest Rescue Mission
  • John Austin, Chief of Police, Bristol, VA Police Department

An opportunity for public comments and questions will be provided.

The two public forums will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at noon and 6 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library, in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. Community members will have the opportunity to attend at either time; forums will cover the same material and information. A copy of the released Community Proposal: The Bristol Day Center can be accessed by contacting the United Way of Bristol.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Jamen Denton

January 30 | Bristol Hotel


Come out to our rooftop bar, Lumac, for some great live music and drinks! Before the show, be sure to stop by Vivian's Table for some amazing food!

Classic Movie Corner: The King and I

January 31 | Bristol Public Library


Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), a widowed schoolteacher, travels to Bangkok with her son, Louis, to become a tutor to the children of King Mongkut (Yul Brynner). Anna quickly becomes caught up in the chaos and drama of the royal household, clashing often with the king of Siam—and, much to her surprise, falling in love with him. But more is at work within Siam than Anna knows and her life will be forever changed by her experiences.

Rated G; 133 minutes.

Gerald Sheppard

January 31 | Blackbird Bakery


Sheppard has been repairing, refinishing, and building guitars for over thirty years. In 2013 he celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Gerald Sheppard Guitars. Gerald builds nine to twelve guitars per year. His guitars have been used by professional artists and featured on the Grammy winning Pink Guitar CD. He has been a featured luthier at the renowned Swannanoa Gathering for thirteen years. As an accomplished lifelong fingerstyle guitarist himself, Gerald understands how to match custom design components to the needs of his client. His instruments have been used for professional studio work and on stage by today's top guitarists.

Ian Feathers Band

February 1 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Ian Feathers rises up from Bristol, TN. Feathers’ musical background is rooted by a foundation of edgy traditionals. These roots provide a sound foundation for musical and spiritual exploration, which has been described as “smokey music from the hills and hollers of Appalachia” that combines “blues, bluegrass, and funk” and feels “delightfully energetic, with a hint of surprise and passion.” Feathers’ first independent music venture has grown popular over the last 2 years, and he is playing larger venues and crowds.

The Jaystorm Project

February 1 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Fronted by Jaystorm – a Tennessee-native and rising favorite Southern bluesy, funk, hip-hop son – his latest musical incarnation as “The Jaystorm Project” The Jaystorm Project serves up a backing band and a booty-shakin’ style that accentuates his strong, but yet smooth delivery of slick witty lyrics and bluesy funk sound that is part Motown, part old school hip-hop, with an edge of rock which leaves you with total musical genius.

The Casual Word Black History Month Typewriter Tour

February 2–23 | Bristol Public Library


Join The Casual Word for its typewriter tour of the Tri-Cities in celebration of Black History Month!

  • Saturday, Feb 2 – Eatz on Moore Street, Bristol VA, 1-4 pm
  • Saturday, Feb 9 – Main Street Pizza Company, Kingsport TN, 1-4 pm
  • Saturday, Feb 23 – The Willow Tree Coffee House, Johnson City TN, 1-4 pm

BPL Anime Theater: Trigun: Badlands Rumble

February 2 | Bristol Public Library


This action-packed film follows the misadventures of infamous gunman Vash the Stampede, as well as his encounter with a notorious criminal known as "Gasback." The library will have free popcorn, water, and Japenese snacks for movie attendees.

Rated TV-14; 90 minutes.

Pint Night! With Yeehaw Brewing Co.

February 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Pint Night! Sponsored by Yeehaw Brewing Company. FREE pint glass and merchandise with a purchase of a Yeehaw draft beer at Bloom Cafe.

Pint Night is during the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Favorites: C2 & The Brothers Reed With Indighost show at Bloom. Tickets are $10, available Jan 21st in store or at the door the night of the show. Music begins at 8pm.

Symphony of the Mountains: Classical Masters

February 2 | Paramount Bristol


Featuring pianist Miri Yampolsky
Jack Jarret: String Serenade, Meditation
Featuring Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra string players
Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano. Op 54, A minor
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

TICKETS

Ragged Sally

February 2 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Ragged Sally is an east Tennessee based country duo consisting of singer/songwriters Seth Broyles and Alli Epperson.

C2 & Brothers Reed w/ Indighost

February 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


C2 & The Brothers Reed with Indighost
$10 all ages 8pm doors

Super Bowl at Stateline

February 3 | State Line Bar & Grill


Doors open at 5:00 pm.
$10 All You Can Eat hot dog and wing buffet from 6:00 pm thru halftime!
Come hungry and party with us!!

State Street String Band Bluegrass

February 4 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass December 17th at 7pm.

Black Panther Trivia!

February 4 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Black Panther trivia at Bloom! The winner gets a $25 gift card and eternal glory.

Synopsis: T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Amythyst Kiah

February 6 | Bristol Hotel


Come out to our rooftop bar, Lumac, for some great live music and drinks! Before the show, be sure to stop by Vivian's Table for some amazing food!

Bristol Ballet Presents Bows & Bow Ties 11th Annual Father Daughter Ball

February 10 | Holiday Inn


Their first words. Their first steps. Their first break-up. It may sound cliché, but it all goes by so fast. Whether she’s 4 or 40, she’ll always be your little girl. You’ll always be the most important man in her life. Why not make as many happy, memorable moments in your lives as possible?

The Bristol Ballet’s 11th annual Bows & Bow Ties Father Daughter Ball celebrates healthy father-daughter relationships and has become a wonderful tradition for families in our community. We know families come in many different forms, and father figures could include grandpas, uncles, and beloved caregivers. All will be welcome to bring their favorite little girls out to make memories that will last a lifetime!

Michele Plescia, Artistic Director of Bristol Ballet, said that many attendees have come every year since the inception of the dance. “Now that says a lot about the event, but more importantly about the result — making great memories for your daughter. I just love seeing the girls all dressed up, and so happy to be at a special event like this. The dads have a lot of fun, and some of them can really dance!”

Dads or caregivers can bring their little sweethearts to the Holiday Inn located at 3005 Linden Drive in Bristol, Virginia on Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., for sweets, treats, and dancing. From Sinatra to Taylor Swift, DJ Express will spin a variety of appropriate hits both generations will enjoy. Tickets are $15 per person. For fastest entry once you get there, please purchase tickets in advance at www.bristolballet.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Families will participate in a free photo shoot and will receive a digital commemorate photo file that will be emailed to them following the event. A raffle will also take place with a great assortment of gift items.

Last year around 350 fathers and daughters made Bristol Ballet’s Father Daughter Ball a wonderful success, and there are still a number of sponsorship opportunities available to help add sparkle to this amazing family tradition.

The Bristol Ballet wishes to thank our media sponsor Electric 94.9 FM, and table sponsors Bill Gatton, Permatile, House Dressing, Citizens Bank, Dean and Karen Tillison, Penny Bruce, and Barbara Hendrickson.

Proceeds from Bows & Bow Ties Father Daughter Ball benefit the Bristol Ballet Company’s programming and scholarships. For more information about the history of Bristol Ballet and its programming, visit www.bristolballet.org.

For more information about advertising opportunities, patronage, contributions and sponsorship packages, please contact Moira Frazier at mfrazier@bristolballet.org or 276-669-6051.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Symphony Rags

February 13 | Bristol Hotel


Come out to our rooftop bar, Lumac, for some great live music and drinks! Before the show, be sure to stop by Vivian's Table for some amazing food!

Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom

February 23 | Foundation Event Facility


You asked and we listened, Adult Prom is back! Believe in Bristol is gearing up for our spring fundraiser, Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom! Join us Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Foundation Event Facility and party with a purpose!

This event includes all your favorite prom staples from balloon arches and cheesy prom photos 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 nonprofit 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, tux, or suit, or 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 (BIBadultprom2.brownpapertickets.com) for $25 and $40 respectively. Tables will be available for purchase through the Believe in Bristol office only at $185 for 8 seats (table quantity limited). Tickets include entry, food, one drink, and dancing 'til you drop. King and Queen nominations and votes, extra drinks, games, and official prom photos will be cash only.

Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual 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

Serendipity's Biggest Savings of the Year

Through January 31


Come shop our clearance sale, where prices are the lowest of the entire year. That is right, this sale only happens twice a year. Everything in the store is 50%-75% off!!! (except new arrivals, jewelry, and basics) We have beautiful tops, dresses, and jackets on sale at GREAT prices.

Already reduced clearance merchandise is an additional 50% off the lowest marked price. I wasn't kidding — HUGE SAVINGS going on NOW!

Shop in store or ONLINE thru January 31st.

ONLINE use promo code: FRESHSTART

Celebrating Tennessee Ernie Ford

Feb 1-28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


February 13, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Bristol native Tennessee Ernie Ford’s birthday, and his hometown has come together to celebrate that milestone with a variety of events and activities, including a musical performance, a conversation with Ford’s son Buck, a special church service, show screenings, a commemorative stamp, and birthday cake!

A number of events will take place during the month of February. For a full listing plus a timeline of important dates in Tennessee Ernie Ford’s life and career, visitErnieFord100.com.

Also Coming Up

Public Forums for Day Center for Bristol Homeless
January 30 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Jamen Denton
January 30 | Bristol Hotel
Classic Movie Corner: The King and I
January 31 | Bristol Public Library
Gerald Sheppard
January 31 | Blackbird Bakery
Ian Feathers Band
February 1 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Jaystorm Project
February 1 | O'Mainnin's Pub
The Casual Word Black History Month Typewriter Tour
February 2–23 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Anime Theater: Trigun: Badlands Rumble
February 2 | Bristol Public Library
Pint Night! With Yeehaw Brewing Co.
February 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Symphony of the Mountains: Classical Masters
February 2 | Paramount Bristol
Ragged Sally
February 2 | Quaker Steak and Lube
C2 & Brothers Reed w/ Indighost
February 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Super Bowl at Stateline
February 3 | State Line Bar & Grill
State Street String Band Bluegrass
February 4 | Blackbird Bakery
Black Panther Trivia!
February 4 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Amythyst Kiah
February 6 | Bristol Hotel
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
February 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Matt Smile
February 7 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Eric Gress Duo
February 8 | State Line Bar & Grill
Matt Smile
February 8 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Ragged Sally
February 8 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Get Thrifty With It
February 9 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!
February 9 | Paramount Bristol
Book Signing: Vicki Booker
February 9 | Blackbird Bakery
Bristol Ballet Presents Bows & Bow Ties 11th Annual Father Daughter Ball
February 10 | Holiday Inn
The Nest Featured Artist Meet & Greet: Linda Ketner
February 12 | Blackbird Bakery
Sandra Parker
February 12 | Blackbird Bakery
A Conversation with Buck Ford and Sid Oakley
February 12 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Symphony Rags
February 13 | Bristol Hotel
Daniel Davis of Folk Soul Revival
February 14 | Bristol Hotel
The Diamonds
February 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Groundhog Gravy
February 15 | State Line Bar & Grill
Vaden Landers & Xaris Waltman
February 15 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Rylee Peters
February 15 | Blackbird Bakery
The Parachute Brigade / The Dividends / Plowman & The Ruckus
February 16 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
State Street String Band Bluegrass
February 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Logan Fritz
February 20 | Bristol Hotel
Marissa and Mitch
February 21 | Blackbird Bakery
The Honey Badgers
February 22 | State Line Bar & Grill
Kevin Lorenz
February 22 | Blackbird Bakery
Water Bath Canning 101
February 23 | Bristol Public Library
Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom
February 23 | Foundation Event Facility
Brielle Rathbun
February 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Swing Band
February 23 | Blackbird Bakery
AAME Speaker Series: An Artist’s Journey through Virginia
February 25 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Virginia West
February 27 | Bristol Hotel
The Diamonds
February 28 | Blackbird Bakery
The Chris Kelley Band
March 1 | State Line Bar & Grill
AAME Speaker Series: The Play's the Thing
March 4 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with JP Parsons
March 6 | Bristol Hotel
Troy
March 8 | State Line Bar & Grill
AAME Speaker Series: Art in Advertising
March 14 | Bristol Public Library
Fortch
March 15 | State Line Bar & Grill
Bristol CSA Fair: Meet Your Farmer!
March 16 | Bristol Public Library
The Honey Badgers
March 22 | State Line Bar & Grill
Tommy Yon, Kyle Corbett and Stephen Evans
March 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Wolf & Johnny
March 29 | State Line Bar & Grill
Clint Black
March 31 | Paramount Bristol
The Honey Badgers
April 5 | State Line Bar & Grill
Thomas Willard
April 12 | State Line Bar & Grill
Cave Twins
April 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Triumphant Quartet
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
James Meadows
April 26 | State Line Bar & Grill
Julie Williams
May 3 | State Line Bar & Grill
Home Free
May 5 | Paramount Bristol
Rex Montgomery
May 17 | State Line Bar & Grill
Chris Long
May 31 | State Line Bar & Grill

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