Downtown Bristol Events
January 10 | Bristol Public Library
During January, the JCC will be offering a special class on "Mastering Passwords." Interested students can learn more about creating and managing secure passwords, as well as understanding login security. All attendees will receive a free password journal for their personal use.
Classes will be held at the Avoca Branch Library on January 3, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. and the Bristol Public Library on January 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the JCC at 276-645-8790.
January 10 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol presents another exciting Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring a special Celebration of Appalachian Balladry, highlighting the release of “Big Bend Killing.” Amythyst Kiah, Elizabeth LaPrelle, John Lilly, ETSU Old Time Ramblers, and house band Bill and the Belles perform.
January 10 | 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.
January 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery to enjoy the powerhouse voice of local Rylee Peters from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!
January 11 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Currently based in Bristol, TN and originally from the Pines of North Carolina, (just south of the Pedimont in Carthage, NC) Momma Molasses' music is soul stirringly resonate, and smothered in good old fashioned folk sentiment; blending Americana, Old-Time, Alt-Country, Pedimont Blues, Swing, Appalachian, and Bluegrass music into a uniquely timeless sound. Harnessing her rolling contralto voice which scales over homespun finger-picked guitar, her sound is warm, rich, and passionate, with songs that embrace, and captivate listeners.
January 12 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Please join us for EC Frazier, a night of good music, great food, and cold beer!
January 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Jordan Allen & The Bellweathers with Adam Bolt and Bill Edwards.
Music at 8pm $5
January 14 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Are you in love with Jodie Foster? Do you obsess with serial killer documentaries on Netflix? Well if you fall into those categories, you’ve come to the right place. Silence of the Lambs trivia is happening here on Monday!
January 15 | Bristol Public Library
Join the Bristol Public Library on January 15, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. for a free class on photography and composition in the Jones Creativity Center. In our latest installment of “Photography 101,” Rita will teach registered participants how to take a better photograph using various cameras. She’ll offer instruction on light, contrast, and more, demonstrating how composition can be used to improve the quality of each photo.
Space is limited, so registration is required; participants are also encouraged to bring their own camera, cell phone, or other device. To learn more about “Photography 101” or find out how to register, please contact the Bristol Public Library by phone at 276-821-6147 or by email at email@example.com.
January 16 | Bristol Public Library
On Wednesday, January 16, at 5:30 p.m., the Bristol Public Library will be offering a new canvas class called Creative & Crafty: Winter Critter Canvas! During our canvas class, registered participants will have the chance to design and paint a winter “critter,” choosing between either a polar bear, a fox, or a penguin. This class will cost $5 per person, but all paint and necessary supplies will be provided.
Registration is required. To sign up for this class, please contact the library by phone at 276-821-6147 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Notice Board
Every week | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Monday 7:15 pm, Wednesday 8:30 am & 5:45 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 1-2 pm
Tuesday 6 pm
Monday & Friday 8:30 am, Wednesday 7:15 pm, Thursday 6 pm
Monday — Friday 6 am
$8 Lunch Class
Tuesday & Thursday 12:15 — 12:45 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 11 am — Noon
Find the complete schedule online at breathebristol.com.
Wednesdays at 4PM | Machiavelli's
Machiavelli's offers something special for the ladies on each Wednesday night. Enjoy half-priced appetizers and glasses of wine from 4:00-9:00 PM!
Feb 1 — Jun 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Coming February 2019! Reading Appalachia: Voices From Children’s Literature, a new special exhibit coming to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum!
Dates: February 1, 2019—June 30, 2019
Walk through the pages of your favorite storybook inReading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, a groundbreaking exhibit on Appalachian children’s books and stories.
Sporting life-size characters from Appalachian children’s books, this exhibit looks at the seminal titles from the late 1800s through the modern story of Appalachia – you’ll feel like you’re walking through the pages of a storybook. Children can stand eye-to-eye with characters fromJourney Cake Ho,A Mountain Rose,When Otter Tricked the Rabbit,When I Was Young, and others.
The exhibit also includes representative clothes and toys from Appalachia, music, and hands-on activities that bring the subject to life for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to try on masks of storybook characters and find themselves in a story. They can create their own story of childhood set in Appalachia and hear the voice of old-time storyteller Ray Hicks along with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Each panel includes an interpretation of the text from a child’s perspective.
All are invited to walk into the pages of a story of childhood in Appalachia!
Reading Appalachiawas organized by theEast Tennessee Historical Societyand theKnox County Public Library; it is made possible through the generous support of Clayton Homes, the Jane L. Pettway Foundation, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
The exhibit will be on display in the museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery fromFebruary 1 to June 30, 2019. Itwill be complemented by a variety of engaging public programs and can serve as a wonderful educational resource for school groups and educators.
Feb 14 — Apr 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Volunteer State has been the birthplace of some of the most influential music in the world, illustrated by the Beale Street blues clubs in Memphis, the R&B scene on Nashville’s Jefferson Street, and Knoxville’s Gem Theater.I Have a Voicegives a snapshot of African American Tennesseans’ important contribution to American music, including spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music. In turn, their music has influenced and enriched music around the world. From the early blues legends of W. C. Handy and Bessie Smith to the soul hits of STAX Records in Memphis, visitors can learn about various performers, getting the chance to hear the voices and the stories of many of the African American musicians from Tennessee who made their mark on American music and beyond.
The exhibit, which will be on display in the museum’s Learning Center, has been created and is being traveled by the Tennessee State Museum. A Tennessee State Museum curator-led talk about the exhibit will be open to the public on the evening of Thursday, February 21.