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Happy New Year from Believe in Bristol


Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy New Year! Looking towards a great year for Historic Downtown Bristol in 2020: new businesses, new community celebrations, and MORE!

— The Believe in Bristol team

Downtown Bristol Events

Your New Tech

January 2 | Bristol Public Library


Were you gifted a new device this holiday season? If you would like help learning how to use your phone, tablet, computer, or other device the Jones Creativity Center is here to help! The JCC can provide help setting up and using your device whether it is new to you, or you have had it for awhile!

Free Screening: The First Rainbow Coalition

January 2 | Paramount Bristol


The First Rainbow Coalition charts the history and enduring legacy of a groundbreaking multi-ethnic coalition that rocked Chicago in the 1960s.

In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form a multi-ethnic coalition with the Young Lords Organization and the Young Patriots. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created an organizing model for future activists and politicians.

Blue Mountain Saints

January 2 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a swinging good time with Blue Mountain Saints from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

BLTO Returns

January 3 | Cascade Draft House


You will not want to miss the crowd favorite Big Like The Ocean!

Caleb Corona

January 3 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a swinging good time with Caleb Corona from 7:30 pm to 8:30pm!

An Evening with Dailey & Vincent

January 3 | Paramount Bristol


Grand Ole Opry Members, Five-time Grammy® award winners individually, three-time Grammy® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tourtoday, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music.

From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. Young but seasoned veterans of bluegrass, traditional country, and gospel groups themselves, Dailey and Vincent have built on the experience and knowledge gained from working with Doyle Lawson (Dailey) and John Hartford and Ricky Skaggs (Vincent) to forge their own distinct career path. The concoction of their fantastically powerful vocal blends, 4 award-winning studio albums, and heavy touring schedules has gained them well-deserved attention from bluegrass, country, and gospel critics and fans alike. Equally at home with material from any of the aforementioned genres, Jamie and Darrin continue to expand on the possibilities of what kinds of music can become "Dailey & Vincent" music.

While Dailey and Vincent continue to draw on the lessons they learned over the years about respect for musical integrity and the importance of tradition, they have certainly planted their own flag deeply and permanently into the soil of American music.

TICKETS

Kelly J

January 3 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Starting our New Year off with Kelly J! Come out and enjoy some great music by a talented artist!

Fiddling Leona & J.P. Mathes

January 4 | Cascade Draft House


Come listen the of Fiddling Leona & J.P. Mathes! We are super excited for this show. This is what it is all about folks!

JP Parsons

January 4 | Quaker Steak and Lube


JP Parsons is a Singer/songwriter from Bristol, VA. Locals know him as Bristol's Troubadour. JP's albums 'Appalachian Travels' and 'Until This Day is Done' move listeners to turn up the volume and memorize the words. He is a Song Writer, and he crafts new songs all the time. He writes them on napkins, receipts, whatever is near... when the words arrive, sometimes from an unknown muse; quickly...sometimes they are labored over throughout a notebook; slowly. He does not write hooks and riddles, he links words together to tell stories. He writes with purpose. Listen with intent and enjoy.

Zoh Hamrick

January 4 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a jazzy good time with Zoh Hamrick on saxophone from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

Bristol Academy of Music Open House

January 5 | Bristol Academy of Music


Come check out the new Bristol Academy of Music! See our facility & studios, ask questions, and sign up! We can't wait to show you!

Bristol Academy of Music opens in January. Enrollment is open for music lessons and classes. Class offerings include voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, Glee Club, Kiddy Keys and adult groups.

Bristol Academy of Music is located at 207 Piedmont Ave, Bristol, Virginia. Owner and operator, Rachel Helton, is a classically trained singer and teaches throughout the Tri-Cities. Helton, along with a team of musicians, will be teaching private and group lessons to students.

Students have the opportunity to take private lessons in voice, piano and guitar. There will be group lessons for ages 6 and older in piano, guitar and ukulele. Adult classes are available in piano and guitar. Glee Club is offered for elementary through high school students who love to sing pop, Disney and musical theater. Kiddy Keys, music exploration for ages 3-5, is offered as a fun way for the youngest musicians to learn and explore music.

Enrollment information and lesson descriptions can be found at the Bristol Academy of Music website www.bristolacademyofmusic.com. Lessons begin Jan. 6.

“I am thrilled to provide Bristol a community for musicians of all ages to learn, be inspired, and perform together. The benefits of music education for our youngest musicians up to our oldest are significantly profound. Music changes lives,” Helton says.

State Street String Band

January 6 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

Farm & Fun Time ft. CW Stoneking, Vaden Landers Band

January 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Be part of the studio audience for Radio Bristol's Farm & Fun Time live variety show featuring music guests CW Stoneking and the Vaden Landers Band! Kris Truelsen and his house band Bill & the Belles will also perform.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration — The Legacy Lives

January 20–21 | Bristol Train Station


The Bristol Train Station Board, YWCA NETN and SWVA and APEC will host a community observance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The commemoration event will be held on the national King holiday. Our theme, “The Legacy Lives” reminds us that the work Dr. King began is still important and unfinished. The celebration will bring greater awareness to Dr. King’s work and mission, promote unity and diverse participation within our community, educate, encourage and inspire deeper community dialogue, and help us to learn from the past.

Monday, January 20th
1:30 PM : Gathering at Paramount Theatre on State Street
2:00 PM : March begins
2:30 PM : Program begins at Bristol Train Station
7:00 PM : Father Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, CA*
"The Whole Language — The Power of Extravagant Tenderness" located at Lee Street Baptist Church — Bristol, VA

Tuesday, January 21st
10:00 AM : Father Gregory Boyle*
"Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship" located at King University Memorial Chapel — Bristol, TN

*Sponsored by King Institute for Faith & Culture

Community Notice Board

LC King Year End Sale — 25% off

Use coupon code YEAREND19 | L. C. King Mfg. Co.


IN STORE: Production Samples Available at Discounted Prices

Up to 25% off Selected Items

Manufactured Seconds -$25

Washed Chore Coats — $60

Also Coming Up

State Street Brewing New Year's Eve
December 31 – January 1 | State Street Brewing
New Year's Bash
December 31 – January 1 | Bristol Hotel
Your New Tech
January 2 | Bristol Public Library
Free Screening: The First Rainbow Coalition
January 2 | Paramount Bristol
Blue Mountain Saints
January 2 | Blackbird Bakery
BLTO Returns
January 3 | Cascade Draft House
Caleb Corona
January 3 | Blackbird Bakery
An Evening with Dailey & Vincent
January 3 | Paramount Bristol
Kelly J
January 3 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Fiddling Leona & J.P. Mathes
January 4 | Cascade Draft House
JP Parsons
January 4 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Zoh Hamrick
January 4 | Blackbird Bakery
Bristol Academy of Music Open House
January 5 | Bristol Academy of Music
State Street String Band
January 6 | Blackbird Bakery
The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin
January 9–10 | Paramount Bristol
Farm & Fun Time ft. CW Stoneking, Vaden Landers Band
January 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Diamonds
January 9 | Blackbird Bakery
Bailey George and Jukebox Jess
January 10 | Cascade Draft House
Ryan Ward
January 10 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Rylee Peters
January 10 | Blackbird Bakery
Chris Long
January 11 | Cascade Draft House
Corey Snowden
January 11 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Daniel Cooper Trio
January 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Featured Artist Meet & Greet: D.M Doyle
January 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Gary Hensley
January 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Gerald Sheppard
January 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Zamar Band
January 17 | Cascade Draft House
Henry Cho
January 17 | Paramount Bristol
Victor Lawson
January 17 | Quaker Steak and Lube
KT VanDyke
January 17 | Blackbird Bakery
Osara
January 17 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Monica Woodard and Dave Sizemore
January 18 | Cascade Draft House
Laura Thurston
January 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Anthony Mangrum
January 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration — The Legacy Lives
January 20–21 | Bristol Train Station
State Street String Band
January 20 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
January 23 | Blackbird Bakery
Chester Vortex
January 24 | Cascade Draft House
Nicholas Jamerson
January 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Oak Ridge Boys
January 24 | Paramount Bristol
Trey Epling
January 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Swing Band
January 25 | Blackbird Bakery
Victor Lawson
January 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Highway 3 Twenty-One LIVE
January 31 | Cascade Draft House
Jake Shimabukuro
January 31 | Paramount Bristol
Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round
February 1 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Sam Collie and the Roustabouts
February 1 | Cascade Draft House
Rebirth Brass Band
February 1 | Paramount Bristol
Momma Molasses
February 1 | Blackbird Bakery
Jon King
February 1 | Cascade Draft House
State Street String Band
February 3 | Blackbird Bakery
The Steeldrivers
February 6 | Paramount Bristol
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
February 6 | Blackbird Bakery
She Loves Me
February 7–16 | Theatre Bristol
Flower Power Groove
February 8 | Cascade Draft House
Dustbowl Revival
February 8 | Paramount Bristol
Virginia West
February 8 | Blackbird Bakery
Bill Engvall
February 9 | Paramount Bristol
Featured Artist Meet & Greet: Janina Williams
February 11 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
February 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Rylee Peters
February 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Jason Senters
February 15 | Cascade Draft House
Kevin Lorenz
February 15 | Blackbird Bakery
State Street String Band
February 17 | Blackbird Bakery
Shannan Miller
February 20 | Blackbird Bakery
Mike Preslar
February 22 | Cascade Draft House
Anthony Mangrum
February 22 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
February 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Mick Kyte
February 28 | Cascade Draft House
Cleve Edwards
February 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Sam Collie and the Roustabouts
February 29 | Cascade Draft House
The HillBenders: WhoGrass!
February 29 | Paramount Bristol
Pinion Pine
February 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Golden Dragon Acrobats
April 4 | Paramount Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 18 | Paramount Bristol

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