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Bristol Best Night's rockin' New Year's Eve

BRISTOL - Bristol is getting ready for its Best Night celebration this year with over 16 acts in three venues throughout downtown Bristol. In addition to Holley Hall and the First Baptist Church on the town green, this year organizers have added the Walkover Gallery space on Main Street for a very special evening of local music and performances.

"We have grown the event each year to include additional performing space and the line-up we have this year is more exciting than ever," said Rick Ceballos, event organizer.

Starting at 4 p.m. at each of the venues, the evening will include a wide variety of musical styles and acts. Some of the performers for this year's event include: Full Circle, Ken Weston and the Ridgerunners, Michele Faye Band, Tom Verner, African Djole, Susan Reit and Mary Ann Samuels, Maiden Vermont, Bread and Bones, Carol Fenn and Molly Bidwell, Maple Jam Sweet, Fire in the Hills, the Beamish Boys, Allegro Chorus, and the Hibernators.

Bristol's Best Night will feature a fire organ on the town Green throughout the evening. Antoinette Jacobson will be playing this musical instrument using the laws of thermo acoustics to create the oscillations in the air we hear as sound. Also new to the event this year is a light supper option in the basement of the First Baptist Church beginning at 5 p.m.

Buttons for Best Night are available now in Bristol for $8/ea. until Dec. 25 and then $10/ea. until the night of the show. Children under 12 and seniors over 75 are free. Buttons may be purchased at Mountian Greens, Cubbers, Emerald Rose, Bristol Cliffs, Art on Main, Kimballs, the Bristol Bakery.

Gold level sponsors of Bristol's Best Night include: Vermont Family Forests, Law Firm of Vince and Brennan, Barash Mediation Services, and Bristol Friends of the Arts.

More information and a complete schedule of performers is available at www.familyforests.org.

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