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Western Wednesday: Silverado

July 10 | Bristol Public Library


Emmett (Scott Glenn) has plans to go to Silverado. After a failed attempt on his life, he's set on heading to the tiny frontier town in the hopes of settling in a safe place. Along the way, he gathers a band of misfits — Paden (Kevin Kline), Jake (Kevin Costern), and Mal (Danny Glover) — and inadvertently becomes a hero.

Rated PG-13; 133 minutes.

Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City

July 10 | Boyce Cox Field


The gates at Boyce Cox Field open at 5:30 pm and the game starts at 6:30 pm!

$1 Dog Wednesdays
Fans can enjoy $1 hotdogs in the concession stand at every Wednesday home game throughout the 2019 season!

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/David Childers

July 10 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Another installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday, this time we welcome David Childers! We're excited for David to play for us on our rooftop bar and lounge, Lumac! Come out and enjoy some great live music while you sip on a signature cocktail and eat some of Chef's one-of-a-kind entrees!

Modern Landscape Canvas Class

July 11 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Join Marcy for #CanvasClass on Thursday, July 11th starting at 6 PM to learn to recreate this #MinimalistLandscape Canvas! Class is always #BYOB! Call or message us to reserve your seats. Cost is $35 per painter.

Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City

July 11 | Boyce Cox Field


The gates at Boyce Cox Field open at 5:30 pm and the game starts at 6:30 pm!

Children's Toy Drive & Santa Visit
Bring a toy for a needy child in our area and receive $1 off admission with your donation. Santa will also be visiting Boyce.

Sounds of Summer: Billy Joel/ Elton John (Tribute)

July 11 | Downtown Center


52nd St. — Captain Fantastic
Billy Joel and Elton John Tribute

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.

Farm & Fun Time ft. Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys and Kelsey Rae

July 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


About Chuck Mead
Chuck Mead is a Country singer with a rock ‘n’ roll heart. He’s also a renowned songwriter, producer, music director, musicologist and architect behind the rebirth of Lower Broadway and the global neo-traditional country music movement.

A Kansas native, Chuck has been at the forefront of Americana music for the better part of 25 years. Perhaps best known for co-founding the famed ‘90s alternative country quintet, BR5-49, who’s 7 albums garnered a CMA Award for Best International Touring Act and three Grammy nominations, helped build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide.

About Kelsey Rae
Southwest Virginia native singer-songwriter Kelsey Rae Copeland calls Nashville home these days, and she’s been heard around Music City during her residency at The Nashville Palace, a spot known for featuring deep cuts of traditional country, on Broadway at Layla’s and Robert’s Western World, and on Honky Tonk Tuesday Nights at American Legion Post 82, one of the latest venues featuring traditional country music.

Her love of the mountains, Southwest Virginia, and the influences of the Carter family and Dr. Ralph Stanley stay dear and close and are heard in FORTUNE TELLER, her album of original songs that showcases a distinct voice and lyrics that speak to those inspirations and love for the sounds of the music of Patsy Cline, Connie Smith, Anita Carter and Kitty Wells. Included on the album is “Social Media,” her tribute to Dolly Parton.

Before the Storm Bike Night!

July 11 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Our first time at Quaker. Come for the bikes, stay for the food. Drink for the band.

Shooter

July 11 | Cumberland Square Park


Shooter is a 4 piece band with 3 part harmonies on every song. Formerly known as Old Dogs- New Tricks, they are ready to spread the joy of Music.

The Diamonds

July 11 | 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.

Tie Dye Workshop

July 12 | Mercantile on State


Dude!! We’re planing a rad day full of tie dye!! We’ll be making awesome shirts and learning cool tie dye techniques! All ages welcome! Message us to reserve your spot and let us know your T-shirt size! 15$ per person!

Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City

July 12 | Boyce Cox Field


The gates at Boyce Cox Field open at 5:30 pm and the game starts at 6:30 pm!

Virginia Highlands Community College Night

Movies in the Park: Captain Marval

July 12 | Anderson Park


Bristol, TN Parks and Rec is excited to announce a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the magic of the silver screen under the night sky at Anderson Park this summer. Friday Night Movie Night in the Park will present a new family friendly feature film each month from June through August.

The series continues with Captain Marval on Friday, July 12th. Pre-show activities such as face painting, bubble tables, sidewalk chalk, bean bag toss, and more will begin at 7:00 PM. The movie screening will begin at sunset. Everyone’s favorite movie concessions like popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase, but there is absolutely no cost to enjoy the movie or other activities. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets and enjoy a movie under the stars!

Reckless Threat, Ghoulgasm and Porno Arcade

July 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


All ages. $5

Marques & Paul Acoustic

July 12 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Come out and enjoy Marques and Paul for their intimate acoustic show.

Auditions for The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf

July 13–15 | Theatre Bristol


My, what big plans we have! Theatre Bristol announces auditions for The "Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" July 13, 14, and 15 at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. The Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, Judge Wise O. Al, and a jury of fairy tale representatives bring a delightful comedy to the ARTspace stage in September under the direction of Camille Gray. No preparation is required to audition and roles are available for men, women, and children. Show details, audition times, and rehearsal dates are available at www.TheatreBristol.org/audition.

Square Dance

July 13 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Back by popular demand! A Square Dance at the Museum! Join us for an evening of old-fashioned square dancing and fun! Caller Tyler Hughes will lead the evening and we’ll have lively music to get your feet moving. No partner or experience necessary – just a desire to have a great night out!

This dance is free and open to the public, though donations will be greatly appreciated! Get your dancing shoes on and spread the word! For more information, email info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org or call 423-573-1927.*

The square dance will be held in the museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery, and we ask participants to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes (no heels please!) to protect the wooden floor.

Billy Crawford Band

July 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Blues guitar might be associated with Mississippi, Texas and Chicago, but a man of the mid-South has something to say about that. The city of Bristol, smack on the Tennessee/Virginia border, claims itself as the birthplace of country music. But one of its native sons is making a huge blues noise.

The common denominator in all of this is Billy Crawford – raised playing bass in church, then gaining an early hard-rock pedigree on electric guitar. But for the past three decades, he has turned his six-string action toward the blues.

For much of the 1990s, audiences around the world heard Crawford’s intense work with blues-rocker Deborah Coleman. He gave up the road in 2002, when his wife gave birth to their son. Turns out, son Tyler is a little guitar hotshot, too.

But his daddy still has something to say. His Bristol-based Billy Crawford Band includes some of that region’s finest blues men. The fire is still burning blue from Crawford’s Guitar, as he rips through blues, ballads, rock, surf – even New Orleans-style.

Underpinning it all is a band with plenty of energy and mastery of dynamics. Go to thebillycrawfordband.com to hear and see more and find out when the band is playing in your town.

Megan Jean & The KFB

July 13 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss this Saturday night performance! We are thrilled to welcome Megan Jean & The KFB to our rooftop bar and lunge, LUMAC! Make sure to try our wonderfully creative drinks and entrees while enjoying the show!

Archaic Knowledge, Cold Mountain Valley, and McQQeen

July 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Archaic Knowledge brings their brand of heavy to Bloom with Cold Mountain Valley and special guests McQQeen!

Gloom Mountain Gospel with Sean H"lt and M. Peck

July 14 | Elderbrew


All three are supporting new releases, which you can check out at the links below.

Gloom Mountain Gospel — Snake Healer

SeanHølt — A Vision of Hell

M. Peck — Channels

Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting

July 15 | Bristol Public Library


Join the Friends of the Bristol Public Library for their monthly meeting.

All interested members and participants are encouraged to use the meeting room entrance on the upper floor. For more information about the Friends of the Bristol Public Library, please contact the library at 276-821-6147 or the Friends directly at FriendsoftheBristolLibrary@gmail.com

If you are interested in joining the Friends, you can pick up a membership application at the library at any time or you can sign up online using Google.

State Street String Band Bluegrass

July 15 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

Sounds of Summer: Honey Badgers

July 16 | Downtown Center


(Bluegrass) Comprised of a rotating group of notable Tri-Cities-based musicians, this band’s just crazy – about traditional bluegrass! Throw in a little newgrass, they don’t care! Artistically speaking, they take what they want! Stomp your feet, clap your hands, cut a rug!
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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.

Border Bash

July 19 | 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.

July 19, 2019 — Downtown Center (810 State Street)
7:00 pm, Jake Quillin
8:30 pm, 49 Winchester

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.

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Summer SALE

Through July 2019 | Wm. King Clothiers


As you know, we only have two sales a year at Wm. King Clothiers, and we make it very simple. In order to make room for the upcoming fall collections, we have a selection of seasonal items priced to move quickly. The more you buy the bigger the savings, with merchandise priced from 20% to 75% off!

Hurry, the sale won’t last long. We are fired up about showcasing our new curated collections for fall!

Open Mic Night

Mondays at 7 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Join us at #BristolStation for Open Mic Night on Monday evenings. It's an opportunity to put your talent on display for the Tri-Cities.

For additional questions or to reserve your spot, contact anthonywaynemusic@yahoo.com!

Also Coming Up

Western Wednesday: Silverado
July 10 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City
July 10 | Boyce Cox Field
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/David Childers
July 10 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Modern Landscape Canvas Class
July 11 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City
July 11 | Boyce Cox Field
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
Before the Storm Bike Night!
July 11 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Shooter
July 11 | Cumberland Square Park
The Diamonds
July 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Tie Dye Workshop
July 12 | Mercantile on State
Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City
July 12 | Boyce Cox Field
Movies in the Park: Captain Marval
July 12 | Anderson Park
Reckless Threat, Ghoulgasm and Porno Arcade
July 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Marques & Paul Acoustic
July 12 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Auditions for The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
July 13–15 | Theatre Bristol
Square Dance
July 13 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Billy Crawford Band
July 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Megan Jean & The KFB
July 13 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Archaic Knowledge, Cold Mountain Valley, and McQQeen
July 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Gloom Mountain Gospel with Sean H"lt and M. Peck
July 14 | Elderbrew
Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting
July 15 | Bristol Public Library
State Street String Band Bluegrass
July 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Sounds of Summer: Honey Badgers
July 16 | Downtown Center
Summer Swing Canvas Class
July 18 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Country Music
July 18 | Paramount Bristol
Sounds of Summer: From the Edge
July 18 | Downtown Center
Billy Crawford Band
July 18 | Cumberland Square Park
Border Bash
July 19 | Downtown Bristol
50th Anniversary Film Screenings: The Day We Walked on the Moon
July 20 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Dimestore Cowboys w/ guest Danielle Walters
July 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Sounds of Summer: Ken Morrell Family
July 23 | Downtown Center
Senior Show Choir
July 24–25 | Paramount Bristol
50th Anniversary Film Screenings: The Day We Walked on the Moon
July 25 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Sounds of Summer: Retroville
July 25 | Downtown Center
Sherlock Holmes
July 26–28 | Theatre Bristol
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
Back to School Palooza
July 27 | Cumberland Square Park
State Street String Band Bluegrass
July 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Sounds of Summer: Hollow Ground
July 30 | Downtown Center
Border Bash
August 2 | Downtown Bristol
Tab Benoit
August 2 | Paramount Bristol
Into the Woods Auditions
August 3 – July 10 | Theatre 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
Auditions for Miracle on 34th Street
September 28 – October 1 | Theatre Bristol
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
Theatre Bristol presents Into the Woods
November 15–24 | Paramount Bristol
Front Country
November 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Miracle on 34th Street
December 6–22 | Theatre Bristol

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