Downtown Bristol Events
May 22 | Bristol Hotel
Please come out and enjoy the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesdays with Dave Eggar, Chuck Palmer, & Evie Andrus at our beautiful rooftop bar and lounge, Lumac! Get here early because it's first come, first serve and the music starts at 7:00 pm!
May 23 | Paramount Bristol
Wrestle is an intimate, inspiring coming of age portrait of the wrestling team at a struggling high school in Huntsville, Alabama. As they fight towards the State Championship, wrestlers Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan face injustices and challenges on and off the mat, grappling with obstacles that jeopardize their success, while their coach wades into the complexities of class and race in the South.
Screening is followed by a talkback with the Director of East TNPBS Community Outreach
FREE and open to the public.
May 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Asylum Suite is a powerhouse of musicians who combine a blistering guitar driven rock attack with a skillful blend of four-part harmonies to achieve an ear-friendly sound that has made them one of the hottest groups around.
May 23 | 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.
May 24–25 | State Street Brewing
Friday, May 24: Baked & Loaded, 5-8 p.m.
May 24–26 | Foundation Event Facility
Saturday, May 25: Tri_a_bite, 5-8 p.m.
The Bristol Tattoo Company is proud to present the Tri-Cities first tattoo convention in Bristol, Tennessee, May 24th to the 26th!
The State St. Tattoo Fest will feature over 70 local, regional, and national artists showcasing their tattoos and artwork. There will also be unique vendors including clothing and novelty items, a pin-up contest, live entertainment and a Wing War with local restaurants. Attendees will have the opportunity to get tattooed, meet some of their favorite artists, watch live shows, enter the tattoo contests, and much more.
The State St. Tattoo Fest is an event you don't want to miss! So mark your calendars, bring the family, and get tattooed!
May 24 | Bristol Public Library
Finally getting around to that family history research you’ve always wanted to do? Planning a genealogy-themed trip this summer? Going back to the homeland of your ancestors, whether that was Scotland, New England, or North Carolina? This could be the summer when you uncover invaluable records that make some of those hard-to-fit pieces tie into the branches of your family tree.
Our latest genealogy class will help you develop a strategy before tackling those brick walls that we all encounter with family research. Join us on May 24 at 2:00 to discover what you may be missing, and what you may be able to find!
Registration is required. For more information or to sign up, please contact the library at 276-821-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 24 | State Street Brewing
When there's no RIGHT answer, you have to pick the POPULAR answer. We survey our players, turn them into questions and you WIN!
Bring your team and get ready to brainstorm with Challenge Entertainment, State Street Brewing and PUB POLL!
May 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Harp and Coat Hanger is an indie rock band from Bristol, TN. With modern and traditional influences, their music is relatable and appropriate for people of all ages.
May 25 | Cumberland Square Park
Join us for the 11th Annual Run for Phil 5k. In memory of our wonderful friend and runner Phil Timp who lost his battle to ALS in 2013.
All proceeds Benefits the Emergency Mgmt Division of the Bristol VA Fire Dept to purchase supplies for its new Pet Shelter Support Trailer where animals will be housed in the event of an emergency evacuation situation.
Great soft tech performance short sleeve shirts. Cool awards.
Walkers, strollers & pets on leashes are welcome.
Packet pick up and registration will be at Cumberland Square Park starting at 6:15 am.
***REGISTER early to be guaranteed a shirt!
May 25 | Blackbird Bakery
Author Cyrus Alderwood, who wrote Revelation Calling, will do a book signing at Blackbird Bakery on May 25th 11am-1pm.
May 25 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join Julie on Saturday, May 25th from 12-2 for our Kids and Parents Canvas Class! For this class, Julie will be sharing with painters how to recreate an adorable tree painting. Painters have the choice of painting one of the two trees pictured. The class will incorporate all matters of tools including flowers, forks, Q-Tips, and buttons!
Cost for this class is $20 per painter.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate with their children.
May 25 | Downtown Bristol
The Inaugural Bristol Wing War is the most entertaining and exciting way to discover the best restaurants and chefs in Bristol. Our national event production company pits restaurant vs restaurant in a head to head competition and you get to be the judge!
On May 25, restaurants will prepare spicy traditional wings and specialty wings of a variety of flavors and serve them up piping hot with a side of live music and ice cold beer right in downtown Bristol on Piedmont Avenue.
What: Inaugural Bristol Wing War
When: May 25, 2019; 1-5pm (12:30 entrance for VIP’s)
Where: Piedmont Avenue Downtown Bristol, VA
How Much: $50 VIP (includes 2 wings from every vendor and unlimited beer)
$10 General Admission (includes first 5 wings with advance purchase)
How it Works:
May 25 | Bristol Public Library
150 VIP Tickets available for purchase which include wing samples,unlimited beer, early admission and a souvenir cup.
500 general Admission tickets
General admission tickets holders can purchase wings for $1/piece
With Performances byWyldeheart and Tomcats
This month, we're painting succulents and cacti as part of our canvas class on Saturday, May 25, at 2:00 p.m. Interested participants will receive basic instruction on how to create the canvas and be free to customize the painting as desired. The class will cost $5 per person, but it will cover all supplies needed.
Registration is required. To sign up, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or email@example.com.
May 25 | Paramount Bristol
Bristol Dance Academy presents a student showcase of award-winning performances in competitive and recreational dance — one night only! Students ranging in age from three to 18, perform 35 dance and tumbling routines across all genres, including lyrical, hip hop, jazz, ballet, clogging, acrobatic and contemporary. In 2019, Bristol Dance Academy has already claimed National Industry Dance Awards (IDA) in clogging, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical dance. Come see these thrilling performances onstage at The Paramounton May 25th.
May 25 | Bank Street
The Corklickers and friends at Bank Street Bristol on Saturday May 25th. Every one is invited, free event; bring your instrument and join in!
Tacos, burritos, and fresh crab cakes on the menu!
May 25 | Blackbird Bakery
Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a swinging good time with The Swing Band from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!
May 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Local Party Band that plays a wide variety of hit songs.
May 25 | Bristol Hotel
We're excited to bring live mixing EDM to Lumac! This is a special event during the 1st Annual Tattoo Convention in downtown Bristol! Please join us in celebrating and enjoy some fantastic food & cocktails!
May 27 | Cumberland Square Park
The Memorial Day Services, conducted by Bristol's Fraternal Veterans & Civic Council, will be held on Monday May 27th, at Noon located at Cumberland Square Park War Memorial.