Giving Back to our Community
Walling Distributing Company is proud to be a generous corporate citizen in the Bristol community. The company participates in exclusive sponsorships of a number of music festivals each year, including Rhythm & Roots Reunion on historic State Street in Bristol, which attracts tens of thousands of local fans as well as tourists from 36 states and eight foreign countries.
The company is an exclusive supplier to the summertime Abingdon Blues Festival, featuring music concerts on West Main Street in Abingdon, Va., and the Highlands Jazz Festival, an annual event also held in Abingdon. Walling Distributing is also the exclusive supplier for Border Bash, a summer concert series held in downtown Bristol, Va./Tenn., on State Street.
Additional community involvement includes participation in Appalachian Trail Days in Damascus, Va., the largest annual gathering of hikers in the United States – and the annual weekend cleanups at South Holston Lake, where volunteers meet to clear debris from nearly 170 miles of shoreline. Walling Distributing regularly provides speakers for community seminars on responsible drinking and related issues, and for 25 years, the company sponsored the popular Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Bristol. The company also donates discarded aluminum cans to Holly Help, a local organization that recycles aluminum to fund the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats.
Walling has been pleased to host the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales in unforgettable appearances in Southwest Virginia. The majestic Clydesdale horses continue to delight audiences of all ages.