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New Shows Just Announced at Paramount Bristol!

JUST ANNOUNCED: Diamond Rio! Cody Jinks! Rodney Atkins! The Gatlin Brothers! Rumours – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show! Paramount Bristol’s 2020 season is going to be STELLAR and we are adding NEW SHOWS nearly every week. Tickets online atparamountbristol.org

There is no better time to become a member – at $125 and up you get early access to hot shows and your membership dollars support our beautiful historic theater in downtown Bristol. There is still time to donate at the Producers Guild level and gain admission to the Paramount Revival Benefit on April 19 which includes the Time Jumpers Patron Tent Party and Amy Grant in Concert. We hope to see you here soon!

Downtown Bristol Events

Special Exhibit — Real Folk: Passing on Trades & Traditions

March 6 – May 5 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Since 2002, the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program at Virginia Humanities has brought together over 150 experienced master artists and eager apprentices, ensuring various art forms are passed on in ways that are conscious of history and faithful to tradition. All forms of Virginia’s expressive culture – from the Appalachian hills and the Chesapeake shore to new immigrant traditions brought to the state – are represented, including letterpress printing, mandolin making, African-American gospel singing, quilting, old-time banjo playing, Mexican folk dancing, classical Iranian and Persian music, broom making, and more. The master artists comprise some of Virginia’s most celebrated practitioners of folk traditions both old and new to Virginia, and the apprentices learn their chosen craft not in classrooms or lecture halls, but in their traditional contexts, such as local dance halls, churches, woodshops, stables, and garages – making the passing on of these crafts even more meaningful.

Real Folk: Passing on Trades & Traditions through the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program gives viewers an inside look at these traditions and the people who are keeping them alive, helping to ensure that Virginia’s treasured folkways remain in good keeping for years to come.

This exhibit, on display at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum March 6—August 2, 2020, was produced through a partnership between the museum and the Virginia Folklife Program.

A variety of complementary programs will be offered to go along with Real Folk; keep an eye on our events page to learn more.

Radio Bristol Annual Fund Drive

March 11–12 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Radio Bristol kicks off its annual Fund Drive on the air and online at ListenRadioBristol.org. Radio Bristol is listener supported and your donations help provide funds for staff and programming.

Listeners can pledge online during the fund drive by dialing 1-833-I-LUV-Bristol (1-833-458-8274)

Basement Days

March 11 | Delta Blues BBQ


Hey folks! We’ll be playing an open mic at Delta Blues on Wednesday the 11th at 6:00 to 7:00 pm

We need a lot of people over there to pack the house and have a fun time. We’d love to see you over there!

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Midnight Pony

March 11 | Bristol Hotel


Matt Martin is a classically trained guitarist who studied the Suzuki Method and is known for his work with the band Moves. Neal Reid is one of this region's tightest jazz drummers, known to sit in with a number of bands including Post Bop Revival and Frtiz & Co. As Midnight Pony, the duo joins forces for full-sounding rock.

The Knotty G's Live

March 11 | O'Mainnin's Pub


"Jill with a G", Chuck Knott, and Ryan Kijanka front the funky and fun-loving group The Knotty G's. Established in Asheville, NC, The Knotty G's travel the country sharing their soul-soaked Americana music and sensibilities, serving up a hearty original recipe of pan-seared-boot-stomping-upbeat tunes, slow-cooked-captivating ballads, and even a few beaten-battered-deep-fried covers. In early Summer 2019 they released One Small Glove, their debut album of nine original songs which highlights their genuine approach to music with a homespun organic feel that captures the flavor of what you’ll get when you see this group live. Since this project's recent creation, they've traveled the east coast and beyond, playing festivals including The Ladybug Festival, Wormtown Music Festival, Strange Creek Campout, and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Nothing short of a stir fry of fun, these characters can certainly satisfy even the biggest of musical appetites.

Poverty Simulation

March 12 | YWCA


Poverty Simulation
It is difficult to truly understand the situation that families living in poverty experience every day—the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel. We invite you to walk a mile in their shoes by participating in the Poverty Simulation. This simulation provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget.

Location: YWCA NETN & SWVA
Date: March 12 1pm-4pm

For more information call(423) 968-4912, Email Admin@BristolsPromise.orgor visit www.BristolsPromise.org
Pre-registration required, but no registration fee charged

Farm & Fun Time ft. Jim Lauderdale, Miss Tess

March 12 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Come early to be part of a pre-show listening party for the recently restored Farm and Fun Time radio transcription disc, stay to be part of the studio audience for Farm and Fun Time live radio show featuring Jim Lauderdale and Miss Tess!

In 2018, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum asked for your vote in the Virginia Association of Museums’ Top 10 Endangered Artifacts competition. Each vote was a step towards the preservation of a Farm and Fun Time radio transcription disc containing live tracks that had not been heard in over 60 years. Well, your votes won through, we received financial support from VAM to preserve the disc, and it was soon sent off to the Northeast Document Conservation Center for the delicate task of putting the disc back together and extracting the songs and sounds of this original live recording of the Stanley Brothers with the Clinch Mountain Boys.

You can read all about this long and high-tech process here and here, but better yet, you can now hear this disc too! If you are a February Farm and Fun Time ticket-holder, be sure to come early on February 13 so you can hear the disc played in full before the live show. We’ll be playing it at 6:30pm with doors opening at 6:00pm. If you can’t make the show, be sure to listen online via Facebook Live when we will also broadcast the Farm and Fun Time transcription disc. You don’t want to miss out!

Enjoy the show every second Thursday monthly, live in person at the museum by purchasing a ticket, or listen online at listenradiobristol.org or through our mobile App for iOS and Android.

Tickets Here.

Ryan Ward

March 12 | Cascade Draft House


Ryan Ward is a talented, eclectic singer/songwriter with an endless passion for music. He incorporates his guitar heroes and influences into his own compositions. You can expect a mixture of classic rock/indie/alternative/folk with some originals thrown in. If you like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, and other music greats, then this is a show not to miss! Ryan states: "I cannot categorize my music, I guess you have to listen and decide for yourself!" Whatever genre it may be, Ryan Ward's music is not to be missed!

With food by Opie's Pizza Wagon

The Diamonds

March 12 | 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.

Matt Smile

March 12 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Matt Smile of the Buddz will perform at O'Mainnin's. Matt Smile has worked hard to get to where he is now. He is a the co-founder of rock n roll band "The Buddz". Their music style has created quite the buzz in the music industry with one of their releases reaching over 1.1 million streams on YouTube and touring nationally.

Operation HOPE: Credit and Money Management Workshop

March 13 | Bristol Public Library


In partnership with Operation HOPE, we are excited to offer a free workshop on Credit and Money Management. The tools discussed in this workshop are great for those just digging into financial management and for those who are financially established. Register today for FREE financial courses for you and your family! Registration is required to ensure that we have enough materials for everyone, secure your spot by calling 423-764-2226 or email
sarah.williams@operationhope.org

Read more about this workshop and Operation HOPE below:
Lack of financial literacy is a major cause of generational poverty. Poor credit, out of control debt, and other impacts of bad financial decisions and life events, can leave hardworking individuals struggling to move forward and make sense of it all.

The Credit and Money Management Program is designed to transform disabling financial mindsets—teaching people the language of money, how to navigate credit, and make better decisions with the money they have.

Through workshops and one-on-one counseling, our financial well-being coaches empower clients to take control of their finances, by creating a budget, reducing and paying off debt, and clearing errors from their credit reports. Seventy-two percent of clients see a FICO score increase; 25 percent achieve a 700+ FICO score after six months of participation.

With the HOPE 700-Credit-Score-Communities initiative, the focus on raising client FICO scores to 700 and bringing financial uplift to communities, is at the foundation of the Credit and Money Management Program—working to rehabilitate the credit, financial, and overall well being profile of the HOPE client, and the future bank borrower, and by extension, the community as a whole.

Bill Edwards

March 13 | Cascade Draft House


Bill Edwards is a singer songwriter out of SWVA. His music is Americana, drawing from heroes Darrell Scott and Guy Clark, among others.

Food begins around 5pm from JP Mobile Food Experience
Music begins around 7pm

Gerald Sheppard

March 13–14 | Bristol Hotel


Please join us in some soft acoustic music in our dining room @ Vivian's Table! Enjoy a set from Gerald Sheppard while you enjoy your dinner! All ages are welcome!

Broken Daze w/Fury in Few

March 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Come out and see some amazing bands perform while enjoying great food and drinks!

Rylee Peters

March 13 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery to enjoy the powerhouse voice of local Rylee Peters from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

Bill Dotson

March 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Nashville recording artist Bill Dotson makes his debut at Quaker Steak and Lube. You won't want to miss this one!

Friday Night Jams ft. Isaac Gibson

March 13 | Bristol Hotel


Isaac Gibson is the singer-songwriter behind powerhouse alt-country soul band 49 Winchester. With his dynamic, soulful vocals Isaac delivers poetically, straight forward songs with rock 'n' roll roots planted firmly in the traditions of mountain music.

Sam Collie and the Roustabouts

March 13 | Delta Blues BBQ


Sam Collie and the Roustabouts at Delta Blues.
8-10pm
No cover charge

VillaNova

March 13 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Villa*Nova turns rock 'n' roll upside down. Hailing from Columbia, SC, the band distills elements of rock and pop into a hypnotic hybrid.

Pi Day

March 14 | Bristol Public Library


Visit the Jones Creativity Center on March 14 to celebrate “Pi Day” with an introduction to the inexpensive, single board computer Raspberry Pi. Drop in anytime between 10 AM and 1 PM to learn about the various uses for Raspberry Pi, including cool projects and live demonstrations.

No registration is required; drop-ins are welcome. For more information, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780.

Theatre Bristol presents Real Heroes

March 14–15 | Theatre Bristol



Theatre Bristol and River's Way annual partnership is a presentation of "Real Heroes," March 14 at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm and March 15 at 2:30 pm at the ARTspace, 506 State Street.
"Real Heroes" is an original production by Dottie Havlik that features the gifts and talents of the River's Way youth and young adults with differing abilities and Theatre Bristol actors.
Dottie Havlik, who directs this production, was most recently Theatre Bristol director ofMiracle on 34th Street,Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, The Adventures of Madeline and Charlotte's Web at Theatre Bristol, and long-time actor in many shows including Fiddler on the Roof, Steel Magnolias,and The Music Man.
“We have 35 actors participating in the show, both veterans to the stage and some new faces,” said Havlik. “Since it's an original work, it's easy to incorporate all the little wacky ad libs and suggestions that people throw in during rehearsals. The creative input adds real personality to the show. We have such a good time that it hardly seems like work. But we adhere to real stage standards on production, so the young folks are all learning something as we go along. This is our fourth year, and I love these guys more each time!”

River's Way, lead by Executive Director Tom Hanlon, is an organization dedicated to the positive and productive involvement of young people with differing abilities in our community.
"It is year four of our collaboration with Theatre Bristol," said Hanlon. "The River's Way actors know what to expect and the excitement is building. Dottie Havlik pulls out all the stops in creating amusing scripts and we are grateful to her and to Theatre Bristol for providing us with another opportunity to showcase our acting skills. Audiences will truly enjoy this play!"
Theatre Bristol and River's Way thank the community for its support of this production, people with differing abilities, and the arts. Working together to create live performance, we develop stories and memories that entertain and foster connections in our community among people of all abilities.

"Real Heroes" will have two showings on Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm, and one showing on Sunday, March 15 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and reservations online (bit.ly/TBRWRealHeroes) are encouraged as performances historically sell out. Payment is made at the door and cash payment is preferred. The box office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is general admission and for any special accommodations, please call or email the Theatre. Show information is also available online atwww.TheatreBristol.orgor by calling the message line at 423-212-3625.

Theatre Bristol’s is pleased to present “Real Heroes" as part of its family-friendly 55th season of ARTspace and Paramount shows, including "She Loves Me," "Jack and the Beanstalk" “The Sound of Music,” "Twelfth Night,” "To Kill a Mockingbird," and "elf The Musical."

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Its Main Stage season consists of up to five productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120. Theatre Bristol is entirely volunteer run and we invite you to get involved. Theatre Bristol's work is made possible by generous donors, including season sponsors The United Company Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

For more information, visit the Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or emailinfo@theatrebristol.org.

Luck of the Axe

March 14 | Mercantile on State


Come join us on Saturday, March 14th and try your luck at hitting bullseye.

Come dressed in your best Irish attire for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

How To Reserve
Get with all your friends and decide on a time.
Email us or send us a Facebook message to book your time.
Tickets are $20 {Includes Axe Throwing — Dessert & Drinks (BYOB)}

*Let the Shenanigans begin*

Misffit Gypsies Present~Not Ya Momma's Belly Dance Show

March 14 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


You don't want to miss this unique dance experience. Get a sneak peak of their award nominated festival pieces plus some not so traditional numbers from your favorite Misfits.

Sister Valley

March 14 | Cascade Draft House


A Bristol based group made up of Kaylee Murphy, Jess Putnam, Rick Gentry and Blake Putnam; Sister Valley brings you back to the basics of country music. The simple yet dynamic group has a passion for Appalachian music and toe tapping rhythms.

Ragged Sally

March 14 | Quaker Steak and Lube


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

Samantha Gray

March 14 | Delta Blues BBQ


Here is a show you do not want to miss!! We are thrilled to have Samantha play.

Cash Crop this Saturday!

March 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Cash Crop live this Saturday night!
Good tunes, Good people, Good times!

Sunday Funday Dance Party with DJ B Digital!

March 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub


$1.50 Drafts, No Cover Charge, 21 & up 10pm -2am

Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting

March 16 | Bristol Public Library


Join the Friends of the Bristol Public Library on Monday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m. for their monthly meeting. The BPL FOL will be meeting in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room upstairs to discuss Friends' projects and share ideas. For more information about the Friends of the Bristol Public Library, please contact the library at 276-645-8780 or the Friends directly at FriendsoftheBristolLibrary@gmail.com.

If you are interested in joining the Friends, you can pick up a membership application at the library at any time or you can sign up online using Google. The link is attached below!

The Link is Here.

State Street String Band

March 16 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

WPBA Sledgehammer Open

March 19–22 | Borderline Billiards


Presented by Blue-Emu.

The top ladies in pool will descend upon fellow WPBA player, Janet Atwell's room, Borderline Billiards to compete in a 10k added event.

Check out your favorite players in a meet and greet on 3/19 at 7:30pm. There will also be a charity fundraiser where you can team up with your favorite player in a Pro-Am team format.

Ticket Info:
Daily admission: $15, 4 Day Event Pass: $40
1 Day VIP: $40, 4 Day VIP: $100

WPBA SLEDGEHAMMER OPEN PRO EVENT

March 19 | Borderline Billiards


Make plans to see the Pros in Bristol. Still have open spots for the CHARITY PRO-AM ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 7 pm. $60. Here’s your chance to play with the pros in a fun environment, all skill levels wanted!

Tickets on sale now:
Daily Pass $20
Weekend Pass $50
4 Day VIP pass $100

Private message me if you want to reserve tickets or play in the Pro-Am.

Also Coming Up

Special Exhibit — Real Folk: Passing on Trades & Traditions
March 6 – May 5 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol Annual Fund Drive
March 11–12 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Basement Days
March 11 | Delta Blues BBQ
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Midnight Pony
March 11 | Bristol Hotel
The Knotty G's Live
March 11 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Poverty Simulation
March 12 | YWCA
Farm & Fun Time ft. Jim Lauderdale, Miss Tess
March 12 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Ryan Ward
March 12 | Cascade Draft House
The Diamonds
March 12 | Blackbird Bakery
Matt Smile
March 12 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Operation HOPE: Credit and Money Management Workshop
March 13 | Bristol Public Library
Bill Edwards
March 13 | Cascade Draft House
Gerald Sheppard
March 13–14 | Bristol Hotel
Broken Daze w/Fury in Few
March 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Rylee Peters
March 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Bill Dotson
March 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Friday Night Jams ft. Isaac Gibson
March 13 | Bristol Hotel
Sam Collie and the Roustabouts
March 13 | Delta Blues BBQ
VillaNova
March 13 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Pi Day
March 14 | Bristol Public Library
Theatre Bristol presents Real Heroes
March 14–15 | Theatre Bristol
Luck of the Axe
March 14 | Mercantile on State
Misffit Gypsies Present~Not Ya Momma's Belly Dance Show
March 14 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Sister Valley
March 14 | Cascade Draft House
Ragged Sally
March 14 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Samantha Gray
March 14 | Delta Blues BBQ
Cash Crop this Saturday!
March 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Sunday Funday Dance Party with DJ B Digital!
March 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting
March 16 | Bristol Public Library
State Street String Band
March 16 | Blackbird Bakery
WPBA Sledgehammer Open
March 19–22 | Borderline Billiards
WPBA SLEDGEHAMMER OPEN PRO EVENT
March 19 | Borderline Billiards
Zak Saltz LIVE
March 20 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Momma Molasses
March 20 | Blackbird Bakery
Theatre Bristol Audtions for "The Sound of Music"
March 21–30 | Theatre Bristol
Orval Day Celebration
March 21 | Elderbrew
The Brewery Comedy TOUR at Bristol
March 21 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Virginia West
March 21 | Blackbird Bakery
Radio Bristol Book Club
March 26 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
A Hazel Dickens Tribute
March 26 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Diamonds
March 26 | Blackbird Bakery
The Blind Boys of Alabama
March 27 | Paramount Bristol
State Street Brewing First Annual Anniversary Party
March 28 | State Street Brewing
Take the Edge Off: Over the Edge Information Event
March 28 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Wizard Pub Crawl
March 28 | Downtown Bristol
Bloom Nocturnal Art Market
March 28 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Swing Band
March 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Sunday Funday Dance Party with DJ B Digital!
March 28 | O'Mainnin's Pub
State Street String Band
March 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Charles Esten
April 2 | Paramount Bristol
Golden Dragon Acrobats
April 4 | Paramount Bristol
Leo Kottke
April 7 | Paramount Bristol
Friday Night Jams ft. Michelle Malone
April 10 | Bristol Hotel
Mindful Appalachian Swap Party
April 11 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Theatre Bristol presents "Jack & The Bean Stalk"
April 17–26 | Theatre Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 18 | Paramount Bristol
The Paramount Revival 2020
April 19 | Paramount Bristol
Jim Messina
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
Sebastian Bach
April 26 | Paramount Bristol
Miss Stateline Beauty
May 3 | State Line Bar & Grill
Bristol Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty
May 9 | Paramount Bristol
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
May 28 | Paramount Bristol

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