Downtown Bristol Blog

Moon Bound Girl Lands (Back) in Bristol

September 21, 2014
Bristol, Tennessee native Leigh Ann Agee followed her “moon bound” dreams of living her life as a visual artist. Those dreams landed Agee in Nashville where she made a name for herself as an in-demand muralist, taking on a number of large-scale projects that include creating storybook themes for a children’s ward at a hospital, depicting Noah’s ark for a wing of a church, and composing lush nurseries for country music stars.
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State Street Farmers Market

September 20, 2014
State Street Farmers Market was opened in 1999 with the support of 4 different governmental agencies: the City of Bristol Tennessee, the City of Bristol Virginia, Sullivan County Tennessee and Washington County Virginia. The market is open on Saturdays from May through October each year. Additionally, the market opens mid-week on Wednesdays July through September. The market is located at the Downtown Center, 810 State Street. The market's operations are overseen by the Parks and Recreation Department. There is a Market Supervisor on sight each time the market is open to answer any questions the public may have or to assist vendors participating in the market. Learn about our Farmer's Market Board.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum Special Hours During Bristol Rhythm

September 19, 2014
The story of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion comes full circle with the opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. For the first time, visitors to the festival have the opportunity to explore Bristol's origins as the birthplace of country music—the reason Bristol Rhythm was created. Everyone is encouraged to share this important story of American music during the festival; it is an interactive, state-of-the-art experience unlike any other. Featuring touch-screen technology, cinematic film experiences and acoustically perfect sound quality, the museum is a "festival" of sights and sounds that visitors from all over the world have heralded as one of their favorite museum experiences of all time.
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More for Kids at Bristol Rhythm 2014

September 19, 2014
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is proud to announce a weekend-long Kid's Zone at Cumberland Square Park during the festival with pony rides, clowns, face painting and more. Festival wristband required for entry, some fees may apply.
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Save on roses at Pen's Floral During Rhythm & Roots!

September 19, 2014
All weekend during Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Pen's Floral will be offering a dozen roses at the discounted price of $45.99! Don't miss out on your chance to surprise that special someone amidst this weekends festivities!
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Support your local small businesses with Sunset Shopping Downtown!

September 18, 2014
As the weather continues to get warmer and brighter, remember to come out for Sunset Shopping in Downtown Bristol! We'll be here again this Thursday, September 18 until 8pm! So go ahead and mark your calendars and make your plans — it's the perfect way to have a great night out and support your local businesses! For more information, please visit or contact Believe in Bristol at 276-644-9700,

The Mad Hatter is Looking for a Stylist!

September 17, 2014
The Mad Hatter has room for a talented and experienced stylist. Some clientele preferred, willingness to grow a must! Call/text 423-383-3512 or email

Wing It Every Tuesday at Quaker Steak & Lube

September 16, 2014
Join the team down at Quaker Steak & Lube every Tuesday for All You Can Eat Wings! The promo lasts from open to close!

Fall Crochet Cabling Retreat with Kay Grott

September 16, 2014
One of Kind Gallery is pleased to announce a Fall Crochet Cabling Retreat conducted by their featured Artist, Kay Martin Grott. Mrs. Grott is a Bristol native, Nashville-based Couture Crochet Clothing Designer. The 2 Day Intermediate Skill Level Retreat will be held Saturday October 18th 9:30am — 4pm and concludes Sunday October 19th 1:00pm — 3:30pm. For further information as to what constitutes Intermediate skill level and registration go to or call One of a Kind Gallery at 423-652-2648.
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Theatre Bristol Going Back in Time with a Totally Awesome Musical!

September 03, 2014
Marty McFly had his time traveling DeLorean. Bill & Ted used a time traveling phone booth for their excellent adventures. Theatre Bristol is using music and nostalgia to roll back the clock for the fourth show of their 49th season. From the era that brought the world The Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a president who was an actor comes the "totally awesome" musical Back To The 80's. In the style of movies such as Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off,and The Karate Kid, Back To The 80's is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the decade.
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Beat About Late Night Comedy Show

September 18, 2014

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion!

September 19 - 21, 2014

Twin City Photo Club Photo Competition

September 19 - 21, 2014

Bristol Business Series: Hot Business Topics for Business Owners and Managers

September 25, 2014

Annie Robinette at Quaker Steak & Lube

September 27, 2014

Bristol Recovery Road for Women Fall Fundraiser

October 02, 2014

Believe in Bristol's 10th Annual Downtown Loft Tour!

November 01, 2014

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