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Volume 26, Number 6 — June 2018


Music resounds throughout downtown Bristol

In 1927, downtown Bristol was filled with music and musicians for the 1927 Bristol Sessions, which eventually led to Bristol’s designation as the Birthplace of Country Music.

Catch some jazz and a pastry in downtown Bristol

Blackbird Bakery on Piedmont Street in Bristol, Virginia, is home to a monthly art exhibit and weekly concerts.

O’Mainnin’s Pub offering live music for more than a decade

For more than a decade O’Mainnin’s Pub and Grille, Bristol, Tennessee, has been a busy downtown music venue.

Craft brew and music a natural combination at Bristol Station

Bristol Station Brews and Taproom, one of downtown Bristol’s craft breweries, is located in the old Bristol Bus Station.

Bloom Café is newest Bristol music venue

Bloom Café and Listening Room is Bristol’s newest live music venue.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum offers live music and exhibits

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum celebrates the 1927 Bristol Sessions.

Border Bash fills downtown streets

Celebrating 19 years in historic downtown, Border Bash," Bristol’s summer concert series," is back for another season.

The Crooked Road Announces Mountains of Music Homecoming

Organizers throughout Southwest Virginia are gearing up for the fourth Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, a nine-day celebration of traditional music and culture June 8-16.

Other music venues in Bristol

Two more Bristol venues offer great music.

The arts lost a friend in May

The arts lost a special friend in May with the death of Ben Collins.

Silas House speaks in Abingdon

In a special Saturday afternoon version of “Sunday with Friends,” Kentucky writer Silas House brings the book tour for his new novel “Southernmost” to Abingdon, Va.

Arts for Youth Spotlight — Amy Shumaker

Award-winning photographer

Theatre Bristol presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Theatre Bristol presents the spectacular “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the Paramount Center for the Arts.

Storytelling Live begins in Jonesborough

Storytelling Live!, the International Storytelling Center’s celebrated teller-in-residence series, continues its season in June.

Activist poet speaks at library

Helen Matthews Lewis reads poems from her new chapbook.

Scenes from the AAME Arts Achievement Awards Gala

Scenes from the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire gala and those who were honored.

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