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Radio Bristol Sessions ft. Parker Millsap

March 27 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Tune in to ListenRadioBristol.org or show up for a free Radio Bristol Session featuring Parker Millsap at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum!

At 25 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. He’s had a string of highlights in recent years including his network television debut on CONAN, a performance with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival in London, an Austin City Limits taping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year. He has also received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stone to name a few.

Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair

March 28 | Bristol Train Station


The Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. at the Bristol Train Station in Bristol, Virginia.

March is Women's History Month and March 8th is International Women's Day. The Syposium is a collaborative effort of the region's community colleges and nonprofit association of manufacturers to celebrate and recognize women's contributions, value and future in manufacturing. Further, the purpose is to promote the career opportunities women can pursue in the manufacturing industry.

The symposium will include a welcome and introduction of a panel comprised of women working and teaching in the manufacturing industry. The panelists, who hold high level positions within their companies or schools, will share how their career pathways began in manufacturing, how their careers have progressed, about job opportunities which are available to women today, the qualities women possess that make them excel in manufacturing, wages, and the technical skill requirements for today's manufacturing jobs.

We are inviting women, who are high school and community college students, undergrads of 4-year colleges, and women working in the manufacturing industry, to network with other like-minded women. Women need to network with other women to fully realize the opportunities and education available to them here in the Southwest Virginia/Northeast Tennessee region. In conclusion of the event, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Inc. (SVAM) will recognize the 2019 winner of the Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing (OWiM) Award. Light refreshments will be served.

We are honored and delighted to announce the following professionals have confirmed as panelists for the First Annual Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair:

  • Megan Pack — HR Manager at Woodgrain Millworks in Marion, VA
  • Carolyn Powers — Regulatory and Compliance Specialist at Scholle IPN Packaging in Chilhowie, VA
  • Christa Glassburn, Chief Operating Officer at The PBE Group in North Tazewell, VA
  • Nichole Manz-Young, Coordinator of Advanced Technologies at Northeast State Community College, Blountville, TN

Classic Movie Corner: The Thin Man

March 28 | Bristol Public Library


Nick Charles (William Powell) is a former detective. After hanging up his hat almost four years ago, he's finally returning to New York with his new wife Nora (Myrna Loy) and beloved dog, Asta, in tow. Even as he reconnects with his friends and old cronies, he finds himself inevitably drawn back into his old profession — with a little help from Nora, of course.

Not rated; 91 minutes.

The Diamonds

March 28 | 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.

Guy Penrod

March 29 | Paramount Bristol


Not only a Dove and Grammy award winner, Guy Penrod is one of Christian music’s most acclaimed male vocalists, beginning with his years as lead singer for the Gaither Vocal Band, and continuing today as he travels across the nation with a message of hope presented in his signature style.Guy’s country-influenced style and unmistakable rich tone that have graced stages and attracted audiences from The Grand Ole’ Opry and Carnegie Hall, all the way to The Sydney Opera House in Australia.

This event is made possible in part by a grant from City of Bristol, TN.

TICKETS

Matt Smile

March 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube


If you like to grin while listening to music, then Matt will make you Smile! Come hang out and listen to the cool array of songs Matt performs.

Grand Opening

March 30 | State Street Brewing


The day has finally come! Join us for our Grand Opening!!

  • 10+ Beers on tap + limited release small batches
  • Food trucks — Let's Taco 'Bout It
    • Trucky Cheese
    • The Sessions BBQ
  • Games & activities
  • Photobooth
  • Free face painting by "Soul Case Face and Body Art"
  • Free juice & snacks for kids

Elizabeth LaPrelle Workshop

March 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will host a free workshop with musician and singer Elizabeth LaPrelle on Saturday, March 30, 2:00 p.m. Elizabeth will teach a variety of traditional Appalachian songs as repertoire, using them as a springboard to talk about the voice and how to use it in solo performance. Participants will also get the chance to explore the “mountain” sound through listening to a few examples and practicing a few exercises together. Everyone who wants to will get a chance to sing solo!

Elizabeth LaPrelle has been performing and studying Appalachian ballads and old-time songs since she was 11 years old. Raised in Rural Retreat, Virginia, Elizabeth attended old-time fiddlers’ conventions and sang harmonies with her family, who encouraged her to sing her own favorite American folk music. As a teen Elizabeth learned the “mountain” style of singing from mentors Ginny Hawker and Sheila Kay Adams, which led her to explore archives and field recordings for ancient and little-known songs. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary with a major in Southern Appalachian Traditional Performance, and in 2011 formed performance duo “Anna & Elizabeth” with Anna Roberts-Gevalt. She now tours the US regularly both performing and teaching.

This workshop is presented by the Crooked Road on Tourand is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. It is companion programming to our current special exhibit Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, on display until June 30, 2019. Special thanks to the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation for their support of this exhibit and its related programming.

Sips & Scrubs

March 30 | Bristol Public Library


We're so excited to welcome spring! To celebrate, we're offering a luxurious new workshop called "Sips & Scrubs" on Saturday, March 30, starting at 2:00 p.m. During our workshop, registered participants will have the chance to sip on delicious raspberry limeades or tropical smoothies, while making wonderful spa day products.

All participants will have the chance to make a tasty beverage using essential oils and fresh fruit, as well as a 4-ounce container of whipped body butter, a sugar bath scrub, an all-natural lip balm and lip sugar scrub, and a sample size bath salt. This class will cost $15 per person, but the class fee will cover all supplies needed.

Space is limited, so registration is required. For more information, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Elizabeth LaPrelle

March 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Saturday, March 30, 7:00pm for a concert by Elizabeth LaPrelle. Elizabeth is exceptional in her devotion to and mastery of the ancient and deep art of Appalachian singing, and her voice, stark and unaccompanied, can lift and carry the listener away to another time. A concert including a variety of haunting and evocative Appalachian ballads and old-time songs, this is a performance not to be missed.

Elizabeth LaPrelle has been performing and studying Appalachian ballads and old-time songs since she was 11 years old. Raised in Rural Retreat, Virginia, Elizabeth attended old-time fiddlers’ conventions and sang harmonies with her family, who encouraged her to sing her own favorite American folk music. As a teen Elizabeth learned the “mountain” style of singing from mentors Ginny Hawker and Sheila Kay Adams, which led her to explore archives and field recordings for ancient and little-known songs. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary with a major in Southern Appalachian Traditional Performance, and in 2011 formed performance duo “Anna & Elizabeth” with Anna Roberts-Gevalt. She now tours the US regularly both performing and teaching.

This performance is presented by the Crooked Road on Tourand is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. It is companion programming to our current special exhibit Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, on display until June 30, 2019. Special thanks to the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation for their support of this exhibit and its related programming.

The Swing Band

March 30 | Blackbird Bakery


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

Shadow of the Moon (Grateful Dead tribute)

March 30 | Studio Brew


Spend an evening grooving to your favorite Dead tunes with our friends Shadow of the Moon.
Show time 7ish-11
$5 cover
All ages

A Great Disaster Bristol album release + Dallas Danger

March 30 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Join the East TN folk-fusion band, A Great Disaster and Bristol’s own Dallas Danger on Saturday, March 30 for an album release party at Bloom Cafe & Listening Room.

♠️ 30 March 2019 @ Bloom
♦️ Tickets $5 at the door
♣️ Doors at 730 pm
♥️ Music 8-11 pm

“Over a Dark Water” is A Great Disaster’s fifth studio album, and is the sequel to their last release, “Under a Blue Sky.”
Both records are recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Dan Fehr: owner of Rich Tone Recordings, artist in Indighost, manager/sound engineer at Bloom, host of this concert, and overall, proverbial Bristol legend.

For music, media, & more information about AGD, visit agreatdisaster.com

To check out Dallas Danger and hear his latest album, “The Way We Spend Our Nights,” visit dallasdanger.com

Also, visit bloomcafebristol.com for their excellent, year-round music calendar, food & drink menu, and contact info.

Rylee Peters

March 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube


A native of Bristol, Tennessee, Rylee Peters is a singer-songwriter who began performing at age 14. From beginnings at local venues, her success has exploded across the region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Performing a large variety of music, Rylee’s talents range from jazz & folk, to rock, blues, and country.

Named an artist to watch in the region, her talents have been awarded in county fairs to Bristol’s acclaimed, Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The musical influences of Stevie Nicks and Etta James is captured in her bluesy voice, while her gifts on the guitar and songwriting is mesmerizing to audiences.

Cacao & Yoga

March 31 | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Join Justin “Cos” Moore for this cacao and yoga ceremony for a heart opening, safe awakening through revelation, and to create inner healing. Connect to the loving energy in your body through the sacred medicine of cacao, setting intentions and releasing negative emotions. Cacao has a high concentration of vitamins and minerals, and is a powerful antioxidant that helps to release feel good endorphins. No experience necessary. Limited space, preregistration encouraged to ensure supplies.

Clint Black

March 31 | Paramount Bristol


Multi-platinum,20-million-album-selling country icon Clint Black is bringing his band to Paramount Bristol! The singer, songwriter, actor and multi-instrumentalist has had one of the most storied careers in modern music. He surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of ’89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, Killin’ Time (unprecedented from a debut album in any genre). Black followed that with the triple-platinum “Put Yourself in My Shoes,” and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the ’90s. Perhaps most impressively, Black wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including “A Better Man,” “Where Are You Now,” “When My Ship Comes In,” “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” “Summer’s Comin’,” “Like the Rain” and “Nothin’ But the Taillights,” part of a catalog that produced 22 #1 singles and made him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era.

Creative & Crafty: Basic Book Folding

April 1 | Bristol Public Library


The Bristol Public Library is pleased to announce we will be hosting a Basic Book Folding workshop on Monday, April 1, starting at 5:30 p.m. For this workshop, participants will learn book folding techniques and patterns to create a unique piece of book folding artwork.

This class will be free to attend, but registration is required in order to secure a spot. All necessary supplies for the class will be provided; however, if you have a particular book you would like to fold, please feel free to bring it with you. (Please note: All books used for this project must be over 250 pages in length.) To sign up, please contact the library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Adult Spelling Bee

April 1 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Bloom Cafe and Listening Room’s First Annual Spelling Bee! 18 and up. The bee will take place from 8-10pm Monday April 1st.

Sign up sheet will be placed on the bar at 7:30 on Monday

First 15 will compete! Do you have what it takes to win prizes? Winner gets a $25 Bloom gift card!

18+

Genealogy: Researching Historical Photos

April 3 | Bristol Public Library


Join the Bristol Public Library on Wednesday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m. for a special genealogy workshop on “Researching Historical Photos.” Presented by Jessica McNeely from the Holston River Regional Library, “Researching Historical Photos” is an hour-long workshop on how to look for and uncover forgotten family photographs by using both online and paper resources. Jessica will also answer questions regarding genealogy research and common pitfalls researchers encounter in recovering old photographs.

This workshop is free to attend and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Also Coming Up

Radio Bristol Sessions ft. Parker Millsap
March 27 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair
March 28 | Bristol Train Station
Classic Movie Corner: The Thin Man
March 28 | Bristol Public Library
The Diamonds
March 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Wolf & Johnny
March 29 | State Line Bar & Grill
Guy Penrod
March 29 | Paramount Bristol
Matt Smile
March 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Grand Opening
March 30 | State Street Brewing
Elizabeth LaPrelle Workshop
March 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Sips & Scrubs
March 30 | Bristol Public Library
Elizabeth LaPrelle
March 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Swing Band
March 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Shadow of the Moon (Grateful Dead tribute)
March 30 | Studio Brew
A Great Disaster Bristol album release + Dallas Danger
March 30 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Rylee Peters
March 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Cacao & Yoga
March 31 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Clint Black
March 31 | Paramount Bristol
Creative & Crafty: Basic Book Folding
April 1 | Bristol Public Library
Adult Spelling Bee
April 1 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Genealogy: Researching Historical Photos
April 3 | Bristol Public Library
Teacher In-Service
April 5 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Honey Badgers
April 5 | State Line Bar & Grill
Anime Theater: Interviews with Monster Girls
April 6 | Bristol Public Library
Western Wednesday: The Gunfighter
April 10 | Bristol Public Library
Charm City
April 11 | Paramount Bristol
Farm & Fun Time ft. Becky Buller Band, The Matchsellers, and Chatham Rabbits
April 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Bristol Public Transit & Paratransit Self-Advocacy Training
April 12 | Bristol Public Library
Thomas Willard
April 12 | State Line Bar & Grill
Cave Twins
April 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting
April 15 | Bristol Public Library
Bingo
April 17 | Bristol Public Library
Wordloose: A teen poetry experience!
April 17 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
BPL Book Club: Girls Burn Brighter
April 18 | Bristol Public Library
Creative & Crafty: Paint Pouring
April 20 | Bristol Public Library
The Del McCoury Band: With a Little Help From Our Friends
April 20 | Paramount Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
James Meadows
April 26 | State Line Bar & Grill
Poetry Reading: Dr. Thomas Alan Holmes
April 27 | Bristol Public Library
Cooking with Essential Oils
April 29 | Bristol Public Library
Creative & Crafty: Dyeing Silk Scarves
April 30 | Bristol Public Library
Julie Williams
May 3 | State Line Bar & Grill
Home Free
May 5 | Paramount Bristol
Rex Montgomery
May 17 | State Line Bar & Grill
Border Bash
May 17 | Downtown Bristol
Wrestle
May 23 | Paramount Bristol
State St. Tattoo Fest 2019
May 24–26 | Foundation Event Facility
Chris Long
May 31 | State Line Bar & Grill
Border Bash
June 7 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
June 21 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
July 19 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
August 2 | Downtown Bristol
Get the Led Out
August 9 | Paramount Bristol

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