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Downtown Bristol Events

Bingo

June 19 | Bristol Public Library


The Bristol Public Library is excited to announce that “Bingo at the BPL!” will continue through the New Year. The library will be hosting free bingo games in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room upstairs and offering free water, snacks, and prizes for winners. No registration is necessary; all games are completely free.

For more information, please contact the library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

The Ladybirds

June 19 | Bristol Hotel


Welcome to the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday. This time we welcome They Ladybirds! Come out and enjoy some great music while trying our amazing food and cocktails on Lumac, our rooftop bar lounge!

David R. Coggins Book Signing

June 20 | Wm. King Clothiers


Wm King Clothiers is pleased to invite you to a Special Book Signing Event featuring Mr. David R. Coggins.

David has written about tailoring, manners, travel, fly fishing, design and drinking for numerous publications, including Esquire, Robb Report, The Financial Times, Bloomberg Pursuits, and The Wall Street Journal.

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Downtown Bristol
4:00 — 7:00 pm

Negronis served

#FlirtyFlamingo Canvas Class

June 20 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Coming up for #CanvasClass on Thursday, June 20th with Victoria! Starting at 6:00 PM, Victoria will teach painters how to recreate this #FlirtyFlamingo Canvas! Cost for this class is $35 and always #BYOB. Call or message us to make your reservations!

Sounds of Summer: Borderline

June 20 | Downtown Center


Border line is a local band that plays all the songs you love to hear and dance to. From some of the newest country and rock hits to the oldies that we all love.

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The Sounds of Summer Concert Series, formerly the Full Moon Jam, will start June 4th and run through September 26th. Concerts will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-9pm from June — September at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street.

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.

Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.

Soul Collision

June 20 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Soul Collision is a Rock/Metal band from Southwest VA. We play covers and originals and most of all try to have as much fun as possible while doing so.

For The Song's Sake: Xaris Waltman + Bill Edwards

June 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


For The Song’s Sake is a monthly music series featuring performances by emerging regional & nationally touring artists. Hosted by Momma Molasses on every third Thursday at Bloom Cafe & Listening Room in downtown Bristol, TN.
$5 cover, shows start at 7:30pm.

Stemwinder

June 20 | Blackbird Bakery


Take a musical journey with this new quartet across time and musical boundaries.Bluegrass to folk and then some.From Norman Blake and Tony Rice to Tom Paxton, & the Carter Family with stops along the way to visit the Eagles, the Byrds, Sam Bush, Dan Fogelberg,Richard Thompson, Michael Martin Murphy, and even the Rolling Stones.Each of the four band member brings their own personal influences to the mix creating an interesting and diverse listening experience.

Ruby Slipper Gala

June 21 | Paramount Bristol


There's no place like opening night! Theatre Bristol 2019 Gala Firstnighter with food, Wizard of Oz cocktails, "The Wizard of Oz," and — of course — ruby slippers at the Paramount Center for the Arts, June 21 at 6:00 pm.

Theatre Bristol announces the "Ruby Slipper Gala" and encourages you to wear your red shoes Friday, June 21 at 6:00 pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Guests will enjoy food by CJ and Company Catering, Wizard of Oz cocktails, music, and premium seating at Theatre Bristol's production of "The Wizard of Oz" directed by Kenn Naegele. Tickets to the Gala are available at www.TheatreBristol.org.

Celebrating 80 years of the classic musical, “The Wizard ofOz” by L. Frank Baum, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, is the favorite tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home. It includes the iconic song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” along with "Merry Old Land ofOz," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," “If I Were King of the Forest,” and many more.

Admission to the 6:00 pm event is $50, which includes the evening’s full-length performance of "The Wizard of Oz." Reservations can be made online by visiting www.theatrebristol.org or by calling 423-212-3625by June 20.

Downtown Bristol Night Market

June 21 | Downtown Center


The magic is back & we invite you to press pause and enjoy a night under the stars creating a new Bristol tradition!

Gather your friends and family and join us at the Downtown Center as we transform it into a magical hub with sparkling lights overhead and an electric energy that can only be found in the heart of Downtown Bristol!

Come shop small and local at Downtown Bristol's Night Market as we partner with Believe in Bristol and Border Bash to create one epic night for you to enjoy shopping with 50+ makers, live music, fresh and local craft beer and food trucks while shopping small and local!

Music, beer, makers, and more!

For vendor info e-mail info@believeinbristol.org or shoponstate@gmail.com

Border Bash: Bella Raye and South Hill Banks

June 21 | Downtown Bristol


Celebrating 20 years in Historic Downtown, Border Bash—Bristol's premier spring/summer concert series—is back for another amazing season! Hosted by Believe in Bristol, and the Cities of Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee, Border Bash is about fun, family, great music, and creating memories to last a lifetime.

“We are always excited when it’s time for Border Bash.It is an opportunity to bring great music to our downtown and bring the community together during the summer months.Believe in Bristol is proud to have brought this event to the community for twenty years,” stated Maggie Bishop, Executive Director, Believe in Bristol.

June 21, 2019 — Downtown Center (810 State Street)
7:00 pm, Bella Raye
8:30 pm, South Hill Banks

This event will also be a Downtown Bristol Night Market!!!

Border Bash takes place on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol. Children’s activities and vendors begin at 6:30 PM and live music will kick off at 7:00 PM. Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and the Cities of Bristol. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2019 include Bank of Tennessee, Birthplace of Country Music, Blackbird Bakery, Bristol Herald Courier, Camellia Digital, Cascade Draft House, Coca-Cola, Dr. & Mrs. Ben Cowan, Express AV Productions, Dr. & Mrs. John Fincher, Framed, Jeff & Terri Gregory, Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union, Lost State Distilling, Merrill-Lynch, Anna Morgan, Dale & Joneen Sargent, Tom & Barbara Smith, The Bristol Hotel, John & Ann Tickle, Tri-City Tent & Event, Turtleson, and Dr. & Mrs. Zaidi.

Ian Feathers Band

June 21 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Ian Feathers rises up from Bristol, TN. Feathers’ musical background is rooted by a foundation of edgy traditionals. These roots provide a sound foundation for musical and spiritual exploration, which has been described as “smokey music from the hills and hollers of Appalachia” that combines “blues, bluegrass, and funk” and feels “delightfully energetic, with a hint of surprise and passion.” Feathers’ first independent music venture has grown popular over the last 2 years, and he is playing larger venues and crowds.

KT VanDyke

June 21 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery with singer/ songwriter KT Van Dyke.

Unity Festival and God Encounter

June 22 | Cumberland Square Park


This unity festival will include a time of worship, teaching, and prayer with A Coronation Company & United Bristol Area Ministries.

June 22 from 1-5pm.

1927 Society Concert Series ft. Upstate

June 22 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


For Upstate, the last few years have been a time of profound exploration and self-discovery. As the band knocked off milestone after milestone on the road, their sound, their lineup, and even their name all underwent dramatic metamorphoses. Challenging and thrilling all at once, those changes have finally culminated in the band’s dazzling new self-titled album, a collection that showcases both their remarkable growth and their adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll.

Recorded primarily over six days at the Clubhouse studio in Rhinebeck, NY, Healingis the band’s first release with new member Allison Olender, their first with four contributing songwriters, and their first since shortening their name from Upstate Rubdown. It’s also their first project to be produced by Wood Brothers percussionist Jano Rix, who helped the group embrace their transformation and lean in to their unique lineup (three female vocalists, upright bass, mandolin, sax, and cajón) without sacrificing any of the gorgeous harmonies, eclectic arrangements, and unforgettable performances that have defined the band since their earliest days.

Upstate first emerged from New York’s Hudson Valley in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut, A Remedy. The Poughkeepsie Journal raved that the group “need[s] nothing more than their voices to channel rhythm and stoke your emotions,” while Chronogram hailed their “infectiously sunny organic stew,” and The Alt called them “toe-tapping, contagious, and fun.” The album earned the band festival performances from Mountain Jam to FreshGrass, as well as a slew of national headline dates and support slots with everyone from The Felice Brothers and Phox to Marco Benevento and Cory Henry.

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Dimestore Cowboys

June 22 | Studio Brew


Back at one of our favorite venues! It’s always a party and the beer and food are wonderful! $5 cover, we get things rolling around 7pm. If you are looking for a good time and just wanna relax then this will be the event for you.

Tatum Spears: a cabaret

June 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Regionally renowned vocalist and artist Tatum Spears will be performing popular songs in an easy-listening style, with the help of pianist Scott Elliott.

$5 at the door

Pinion Pine

June 22 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for music by Pinion Pine!

Summer Dessert Class for Kids

June 25 | Mercantile on State


Satisfy your sweet tooth without heating up your oven! In this summer dessert class, we will be learning three no-bake recipes that your little one can easily recreate at home all summer! These will be perfect party activities, last minute desserts, and rainy day projects!

On the menu for making:

  • No bake chocolate and peanut butter energy bites
  • Very Berry Fun Cake
  • Afterwards, we will make a gooey brownie mix that can be cooked in a cup!

Spots are limited, so register soon!

Carson Peters & Iron Mountain

June 25 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Piney Flats, Tennessee native Carson Peters started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle. By age 4, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals. Carson has continued to hone his fiddling and singing talents and has won many competitions along the way.

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Sounds of Summer: Cedar Valley

June 25 | Downtown Center


One of the best bluegrass bands in the Tri-Cities. Come out and enjoy those old time sounds when the music started.

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The Sounds of Summer Concert Series, formerly the Full Moon Jam, will start June 4th and run through September 26th. Concerts will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-9pm from June — September at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street.

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.

Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.

The Allman Betts Band

June 25 | Paramount Bristol


Classic Rock, blues and Southern rock fans rejoice! Devon Allman and Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts, have teamed up to form The Allman Betts Band and they’re bringing their signature sound to Bristol as part of a worldwide tour honoring the legacies of their fathers. Allman and Betts just finished recording at the historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama for a new album that will be released this Spring. The concert will feature new music, songs from their solo projects, and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes. The new ABB includes great musicians Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), slide guitar virtuoso John Stachela and DAP percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum. Betts and Stachela are a dynamic duo with their guitars, each playing extensive and creative solos. Don’t miss this tremendous jam!

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Duty Free

June 26 | Bristol Hotel


Welcome to the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday. This time we welcome Duty Free! Come out and enjoy some great music while trying our amazing food and cocktails on Lumac, our rooftop bar lounge!

Community Notice Board

Pub Poll

Every Friday | 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!

Also Coming Up

Bingo
June 19 | Bristol Public Library
The Ladybirds
June 19 | Bristol Hotel
David R. Coggins Book Signing
June 20 | Wm. King Clothiers
#FlirtyFlamingo Canvas Class
June 20 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Sounds of Summer: Borderline
June 20 | Downtown Center
Soul Collision
June 20 | Quaker Steak and Lube
For The Song's Sake: Xaris Waltman + Bill Edwards
June 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Stemwinder
June 20 | Blackbird Bakery
Theatre Bristol's The Wizard of Oz
June 21–30 | Paramount Bristol
Ruby Slipper Gala
June 21 | Paramount Bristol
Downtown Bristol Night Market
June 21 | Downtown Center
Border Bash: Bella Raye and South Hill Banks
June 21 | Downtown Bristol
Ian Feathers Band
June 21 | Quaker Steak and Lube
KT VanDyke
June 21 | Blackbird Bakery
Unity Festival and God Encounter
June 22 | Cumberland Square Park
1927 Society Concert Series ft. Upstate
June 22 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Dimestore Cowboys
June 22 | Studio Brew
Tatum Spears: a cabaret
June 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Pinion Pine
June 22 | Blackbird Bakery
Summer Dessert Class for Kids
June 25 | Mercantile on State
Carson Peters & Iron Mountain
June 25 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Sounds of Summer: Cedar Valley
June 25 | Downtown Center
The Allman Betts Band
June 25 | Paramount Bristol
Duty Free
June 26 | Bristol Hotel
Blooming Bicycle Canvas Class
June 27 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Sounds of Summer: Phantom
June 27 | Downtown Center
The Diamonds
June 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Cutthroat Shamrock String Seisiúns
June 28 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Rylee Peters
June 28 | Blackbird Bakery
From the Edge
June 28 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Kids Canvas Class
June 29 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Railway Express
June 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Mind Modes with Mahto and The Loose Balloons
June 29 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Railway Express
June 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube
BIG Son
June 29 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Sounds of Summer: High Test Bluegrass
July 2 | Downtown Center
Star Spangled 4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
AACA Antique Car Show — Patriotic
July 5 | Downtown Bristol
Clay Paw Print Ornament
July 6 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Sounds of Summer: Loose Strings
July 9 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: Billy Joel/ Elton John (Tribute)
July 11 | Downtown Center
Farm & Fun Time ft. Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys and Kelsey Rae
July 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Movies in the Park: Captain Marval
July 12 | Anderson Park
Sounds of Summer: Honey Badgers
July 16 | Downtown Center
Country Music
July 18 | Paramount Bristol
Sounds of Summer: From the Edge
July 18 | Downtown Center
Border Bash
July 19 | Downtown Bristol
The Dimestore Cowboys w/ guest Danielle Walters
July 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Sounds of Summer: Ken Morrell Family
July 23 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: Retroville
July 25 | Downtown Center
Radio Bristol Sessions ft. The McLain Family Band
July 26 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
USAF Band of Mid-America USAF Band of Mid-America
July 26 | Paramount Bristol
Sounds of Summer: Hollow Ground
July 30 | Downtown Center
Border Bash
August 2 | Downtown Bristol
Tab Benoit
August 2 | Paramount Bristol
Hot Bristol Night Antique Car Show
August 9 | Downtown Bristol
Movies in the Park: Ant-Man & The Wasp
August 9 | Anderson Park
Get the Led Out
August 9 | Paramount Bristol
Applachian Outlaw Jamboree
August 23 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
RTE 23 Music Festival
August 24 | UVA Wise
Hank, Pattie, & The Current
August 24 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Railway Express
August 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Summer's End 5k Run and Back to School Youth Mile
August 31 | Anderson Park
VMFA on the Road Artmobile
September 18–22
The Black Jacket Symphony: The Eagles' "Hotel California"
October 3–4 | Paramount Bristol
Russian Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake
November 1 | Paramount Bristol
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
November 8 | Paramount Bristol
Front Country
November 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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