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Downtown Bristol Events

Orchid Care Basics

August 28 | Bristol Public Library


Bring in an orchid or two and we will give you tips on keeping it alive and blooming for years to come. This class will have a short talk about orchid care followed by a hands-on workshop taking care of your plants.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/ Chris Long

August 28 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Another installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday, this time we welcome Chris Long! We're excited for Chris 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!

Into the Forest Canvas Class

August 29 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Join Marcy on Thursday, August 29th to recreate our #IntoTheForest Canvas! Starting at 6:00 PM Marcy will be sharing with painters how to paint this canvas from scratch! Bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy while painting. Cost is $35 per painter. Call to reserve your seats!

Bike Night w/ James Meadows

August 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube


A typical James Meadows show contains a huge set list filled with both fan/crowd requested and timeless Classic Country, New Top 40 Country, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, and Originals that are sure to blow the walls off of any event or venue. James's voice is very versatile and he uses his musical gift to put his own unique vocal twists on every song he sings.

Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet

August 29 | Blackbird Bakery


Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet is Tom Peterson, Ed Davis, Joe Pendergast, and Ernie Braganza.

Media Junkie

August 30 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


An art show for the masses featuring work from a mind that has been warped by modern media.

Marques & Paul Acoustic

August 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube


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

Caterpillar Crawl

August 31 | Mercantile on State


Come join us August 31st from 10-2 for an awesome back to school event! The Junior League has placed caterpillar statues all through downtown. We’ll read clues and discover all the caterpillars hidden downtown! We’ll have pizza for lunch, a craft and read The very Hungry caterpillar! 15$ per child. Ages 2 and up welcome!

Super Mario Kids Canvas Class

August 31 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Join Victoria on Saturday, August 31st for our #SuperMario Kids Canvas Class! Starting at 12, Victoria will be teaching painters how to recreate this canvas! Cost is $20 per painter. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join! Call to reserve your seats!

Summer's End 5k Run and Back to School Youth Mile

August 31 | Anderson Park


The Summer's End 5k Run and Back to School Youth Mile, presented by the Bristol Morning Rotary Club, takes place on Labor Day weekend each year to raise money for local youth charities.

  • 3:30-5:30 PM: Registration
  • 5:50 PM: Summer's End 2 Mile Walk
  • 6:00 PM: Summer's End 5K Run
  • 6:05 PM: Back to School Youth Mile Run

Electronic B-tag Timing & Finish Line Management: We Run Events

Online Registration or Printable Entry Forms: www.werunevents.com & www.runtricities.org

Lauren Cole Band

August 31 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Come for the beer and stay for the music ... or come for the music and stay for the beer. As long as you come and stay! The Lauren Cole Band is looking forward to our second visit to Bristol Station Brews & Taproom. The first one was memorable because of the thunderstorms and the many people who stuck it out with us.

The Lauren Cole Band is from Johnson City, Tennessee, and can best be described as blues with an infusion of soul and rock. Every venue she has played has enthusiastically invited her back. Dom Avento plays the bass, and it's when he gets out the upright that the fun really begins. Guitarists Joe Avento and Mike Murphy are joined by drummer Josh Shores.

"Fun and full of energy" is how PigeonForge.com described one of her shows at the Hard Rock Cafe. "Johnson City, TN native Lauren Cole brings no small amount of local flavor to the stage. Her powerful vocals are backed by an understated but no less talented ensemble that includes the always on-point Josh Shores on drums and Mike Murphy on guitar."

From Lightnin' Charlie, voted Favorite Musician in the Mountain South, "Great stuff! But I'm a sucker for good songs, good players, gutsy singers, pretty girls, hot rod guitars and doghouse basses."

House Cat, Rick Savasten and Identikit

August 31 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Super cool concert featuring House Cat, Rick Savasten Band and Identikit.

Archaic Knowledge and Cold Mountain Valley

August 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Archaic Knowledge brings their brand of heavy to Quaker along with Cold Mountain Valley!

Pinion Pine

August 31 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for music by Pinion Pine!

Brunch at Bloom with Momma Molasses

September 1 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Join Momma Molasses for Brunch at Bloom Cafe and Listening Room!
She brings a recipe consisting of equal parts Southern Appalachia, 1940's Country Swing, and 1960's folk revival to her music. With her sweetly stirring voice, Momma Molasses has been likened by listeners to Patsy Cline, "Mother" Maybelle Carter, early (pre-rock n’ roll) Janis Joplin.
www.mommamolasses.org

State Street String Band

September 2 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf

September 6–15 | Theatre Bristol


Theatre Bristol presents the fairytale comedy "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" on stage at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, weekends September 6-15. Camille Gray directs a cast of 21 from around the region in this fractured fairy tale comedy for all ages. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheatreBristol.org.

The Wolf: villain or victim? The Three Pigs: innocent or at fault? The Jurors (Miss Muffet, Bo Peep, Cinderella and Humpty-Dumpty, to name a few): solid citizens or characters with a past? And what about Judge Wise O. Al? Is justice on his side—or does he have a secret to hide? Then there's the media—a reporter, newscaster and town crier. Have they come to accurately report the proceedings—or to turn the courtroom into a media circus? And who is that surprise witness at the end? The answers to these profound questions and even more are revealed once and for all in this rollicking, fun-filled, action-packed trial-of-the-century (Dramatic Publishing).

The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf opens September 6, and runs for two weekends at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, closing on September 15. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, and are on sale at www.TheatreBristol.org.

Also Coming Up

Orchid Care Basics
August 28 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/ Chris Long
August 28 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Into the Forest Canvas Class
August 29 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Bike Night w/ James Meadows
August 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
August 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Media Junkie
August 30 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Marques & Paul Acoustic
August 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Caterpillar Crawl
August 31 | Mercantile on State
Super Mario Kids Canvas Class
August 31 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Summer's End 5k Run and Back to School Youth Mile
August 31 | Anderson Park
Lauren Cole Band
August 31 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
House Cat, Rick Savasten and Identikit
August 31 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Archaic Knowledge and Cold Mountain Valley
August 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Pinion Pine
August 31 | Blackbird Bakery
Brunch at Bloom with Momma Molasses
September 1 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
State Street String Band
September 2 | Blackbird Bakery
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/ Fiddling Leona
September 4 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Ali Randolph Band
September 5 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Shannon Miller Trio
September 5 | Blackbird Bakery
The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
September 6–15 | Theatre Bristol
First Fridays: Art D'vine
September 6 | Downtown Bristol
KT VanDyke
September 6 | Blackbird Bakery
Clay Paw Print Ornament
September 7 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Momma Molasses
September 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Featured Artist Meet & Greet: "The Slater Painters"
September 10 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
September 12 | Blackbird Bakery
Rylee Peters
September 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Hollow Mana: An Art Exhibition by Brian Serway
September 14 | Elderbrew
Cleve Edwards
September 14 | Blackbird Bakery
State Street String Band
September 16 | Blackbird Bakery
VMFA on the Road Artmobile
September 18–22
VMFA on the Road Artmobile
September 18–22 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Blue Mountain Saints
September 19 | Blackbird Bakery
19th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 20–22 | Downtown Bristol
The Diamonds
September 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Zamar Band
September 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Auditions for Miracle on 34th Street
September 28 – October 1 | Theatre Bristol
Fall Pasta Making Workshop
September 28 | Mercantile on State
The Swing Band
September 28 | Blackbird Bakery
State Street String Band
September 30 | Blackbird Bakery
The Black Jacket Symphony: The Eagles' "Hotel California"
October 3–4 | Paramount Bristol
First Fridays: Mini Golf
October 4 | Downtown Bristol
PUSH+2 — Photography Competition & Show 2.0
October 7–12 | State Street Brewing
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/ Daniel Byrd
October 9 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
PUSH! Film Festival
October 12 | Downtown Bristol
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/ Beth Snapp & Jason Crawford
October 16 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Pumpkin Palooza and Downtown Trick or Treating
October 26 | Downtown Center
First Fridays: Scavenger Hunt
November 1 | Downtown Bristol
Russian Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake
November 1 | Paramount Bristol
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
November 8 | Paramount Bristol
Veteran's Day Parade & Traditional Memorial Service
November 9 | Downtown Bristol
Theatre Bristol presents Into the Woods
November 15–24 | Paramount Bristol
Front Country
November 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Downtown Bristol's Annual Christmas Open House
November 25 | Downtown Bristol
Small Business Saturday
November 30 | Downtown Bristol
Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting
December 2 | Cumberland Square Park
Bristol Christmas Parade
December 5 | Downtown Bristol
Miracle on 34th Street
December 6–22 | Theatre Bristol
First Fridays: Art D'vine
December 6 | Downtown Bristol
Santa at The Center
December 7 | Downtown Center
Journey's End
December 17 | Downtown Bristol

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