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Buskers needed for the next Art D'Vine

September 01, 2015

Hey, you talented musician! We've been lookin' for ya! We need your help with an upcoming Art D'Vine in Downtown Bristol!

When is Art D'Vine?
On Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6-9pm, community members will walk the streets of Downtown Bristol, from gallery to gallery, crossing out each location on their passport while admiring and purchasing the creations of our community's talented artist population. Art D'Vine, a quarterly gallery hop and wine tasting, is a unique celebration of Bristol's Arts & Entertainment District, and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the awesome downtown area that so many of us often take for granted. The event is free for all ages (21+ are offered free alcoholic beverage samples at many locations); however, the A&E District asks for a $5 donation if possible from event attendees, taken at any participating gallery at the time of passport obtainment.

Why does this matter to me as a musician?
Traditionally, Art D'Vine has been a very low-key event, offering patrons a quiet walk along State Street before reaching each destination, but this time, we're cranking it up a bit. On Friday, September 11, buskers will be stationed along the walk for the duration of the event, offering a much richer atmosphere and experience than ever before!

What will the event be like for me as a musician?

  • You don't have to pay anything; we are reaching out to you because we think YOU can enhance this experience.
  • You will be given a spot to own along the walk, and you can sing or play your heart out all evening.
  • You can have a tip jar; tipping is encouraged, and you can keep all tips collected during the event.

Count me in! How do I let you know I'm interested?
If you are a musician interested in reserving your spot along the art walk, contact Christina Blevins at 276-644-9700 or info@believeinbristol.org. Please specify if you have experience busking and direct us to link where we can hear your talent! Your email inquiry will be received and evaluated by Believe in Bristol's Arts & Entertainment District Committee, and you will be contacted by September 8, 2015 if you are chosen to own a spot along the walk. And lastly, keep making music! Even if you are not chosen by our group (because, my, do we have talent in this area!), know that we appreciate you!