Downtown Bristol Events
September 22 | Downtown Center
WyldeHeart is a local band that specializes in covering all the great 80's rock bands! They also have a few or their own.
For the 20th year, the City of Bristol Tennessee will be hosting the free concert series "Full Moon Jam" on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 or 9:30 p.m. through September 29th.
Bring a lawn chair or come early to grab one of the 350 chairs provided on-site. Refreshments are sold in the concessions area for a nominal fee. Clean, well-stocked restrooms also available.
You are asked not to park in the bank drive-through area adjacent to the venue and please do not to bring skateboards or bicycles into the venue. Parking is available on Shelby Street in the Municipal parking lot or on State Street in designated parking spaces.
September 22 | Blackbird Bakery
Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.
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.
September 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
About Quarter Bounce
September 24 | Downtown Center
Quarter Bounce hails from Southwest VA and Northeast TN. The band is composed of very serious and seasoned musicians who would rather perform than just about anything else. Quarter Bounce plays classic rock, a few ballads, a few country & western tunes, and blues for a great mix.
Join us at the State Street Farmer's Market, where local merchants, fresh food and fun times come together. Choose your favorite local produce, homemade foods and unique arts and crafts. The market is open from May through October.
May — October
Saturdays 8 am — Noon
July — September
Wednesdays 2 — 6 pm
Don't forget! The State Street Farmer's Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards. Participants can scan their card and receive wooden tokens of either $1 or $2 in value and can use those tokens with participating vendors.
September 24 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is proud to take part in Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 24 by offering free admission to the museum all day!
September 24 | Bristol Public Library
In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket...for free!
To visit the museum for free on Saturday, September 24, download a ticket, print it off, and bring it to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for a fun day of exploration. Each pass is good for two people for the entire day; visitors can even break for lunch and come back to continue their tour.
This year’s Museum Day Live! is special as we will also be honoring the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. To celebrate this opening, we will be offering several programs throughout the day:
10:00 a.m. — We will be hosting a "watch party" of the dedication ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), live from DC. This event is free, but seating is limited so if you would like to attend, please reserve your ticket here. Doors to the Performance Theater will open at 9:30a.m.
12:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. — Short gallery talks will also be running every hour starting at 12:30 p.m.
Amythyst Kiah in Concert
1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. — Local artist Amythyst Kiah will be live in the Performance Theater at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00p.m. Amythyst Kiah is a Southern gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter who has found a way to fuse traditional roots music with a contemporary style that does not take away from the integrity of the original songs, transforming them into powerful, soulful renditions. She has recently performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC and traveled Scotland and the UK performing at a number of major festivals including the Southern Fried Festival, the Cambridge Folk Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, and SummerTyne Americana Festival. Amythyst is also a favorite at our own Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival.
All day — View "A Place for All People," a historic poster exhibit celebrating the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. In addition to profiling the long struggle to create the NMAAHC, the building's architectural design,and its prominent location on the National Mall, the poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community's powerful, deep and lasting contributions to the American story.
Visitwww.BirthplaceOfCountryMusic.orgfor more information.
The Appalachian Robotics Team will demonstrate the ins and outs of the emerging technology of 3D modeling and 3D printing, at the Jones Creativity Center in the Bristol Public Library. Come and see the JCC's new 3D printer in action and discover how easy it is to use our 3D printing services to make your own creations. This is a free program, participants will receive a $5 voucher for their first 3D print at the Bristol Public Library.
For more information contact T.J. DeWitt at email@example.com or by calling (276) 645-8790.
September 24 | Bristol Brewery
Join Wellness Yoga and Bristol Brewery for a crazy fun yoga practice under the skylights at Bristol Brewery, conveniently located right next door to Wellness Yoga of Bristol. Enjoy a one hour yoga
class, then partake in a flight of beer. A flight is a yummy sampling of 4 different Bristol Brews.
- Yoga Class — $10
- Flight of Beer — $5
Please stop by Wellness Yoga to check in and grab a mat if you do not have one, then head over to Bristol Brewery to enjoy your yoga class.
Spaces are limited! Please call Wellness Yoga at 276-644-3086 to reserve your spot or stop by the studio and place your name on the sign-up sheet.
September 24 | Cumberland Square Park
September is National Recovery Month!
The second annual Lights of Hope will be held on September 24th. This event is an opportunity to honor and support loved ones in their respective stages of recovery.
Lights of Hope features the lighting of three candles – a white candle for those in recovery, a black candle for those who have lost a loved one to addiction, and a red candle for those who are in active addiction. Bristol TN/VA Lights of Hope invites you to bring a photo of your loved one who has been affected by addiction. They will have a board for those photos to be placed for the day. Candles will be lit at dusk.
The event features a full line-up of activities: music, speakers, resources, games, balloon release and much more.
Music — Billy Crawford Band — will be performing at 2 pm
Annie and Paul Robinette
Tammie Starnes Murray
Caty Davis — Miss Chattanooga
Speakers — State Represenative Jon Lundberg
September 25 | Studio Brew
Sheriff Wayne Anderson , Caty Davis — Miss Chattanooga , Paul Trivittee — from Patient Access to Treatment, Several local people in Recovery
Wise Old River shares songs about the human condition, human experience, times of need, times of pain, times of being lost and times of being found, our searching, and finding hope, grace and truth as well as times of spiritual growth. They sing about it all. Their desire is for their music to be stripped down organic, earthy, wires, wood and vibrations from the soul.
September 30 | Paramount Center for the Arts
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS! The Paramount Chamber Players and Colpi d’arco combine musical forces to present Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on September 30.
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, which do you like best of all?
Join The Paramount Chamber Players and Colpi d’arco in celebrating the seasons of the year as the ensemble presents Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
There is no doubt that Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is one of the most beloved works in all of music history largely as a result of the joy that permeates its every musical moment. To balance this 18th century warhorse, we will present the 20th century work sharing the same name, Piazzolla’s tango-infused Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires).
The Paramount Chamber Players welcomes the young artists of Colpi d’arco, a Tri-Cities based youth chamber ensemble, to the stage to share this exciting event.
Players appearing in this performance:
Craig Combs, piano;
George Figueroa, violin;
Catherine McGlasson, violin;
Luis Casal, viola;
Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello;
Thomas Maternik-Piret, cello;
Vicki Fey, harpsichord.
Students are admitted free.
For the Paramount Center performance, purchase tickets online at ParamountBristol.org or at the box office for $15 plus fees.