Downtown Bristol Events
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.
September 11 | Bristol Public Library
Raspberry Pis are inexpensive, single-board computers ($10-$35 depending on the model) They are great for projects and education. On Wed Sep 11, we will make a Theremin:an electronic instruments that make sound by waving your hand through the air- their eerie sound is featured heavily in classic horror movies.
This Raspberry Pi version uses the Pi as computing power, a few electronics, and some simple programming. No prior electronic or programming experience needed, this is a great project for families or anyone ages 10+. All materials will be provided, but if you have your own Raspberry Pi, bring it with you. The workshop is free, but at the end you can take home your Theremin for $5 (Raspberry Pi NOT included). Please make a reservation at (276) 635-8790.
September 11 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Another installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday, this time we welcome Monica Woodard! We're excited for this artist 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!
September 12 | Cascade Draft House
Come on out for dinner as we welcome Mae Malee's Spring Rolls to the Cascade Draft House. All the Goodness you can handle!
September 12 | Bristol Public Library
Are you, or someone you know, preparing for college? Testing, Financial Aid, picking a school; there is much to do. Fortunately Bristol Public Library offers many online resources specifically for college planning, free to patrons! This class will be offered both at BPL at 5:30 on Thursday September 12th and at the Avoca Branch at 2:00 on Thursday September 19th. Feel free to bring your own laptop, but laptops will be provided.
September 12 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrew member Susan on Thursday, September 12th at 6:00 PM to learn how to paint the #AGoodPlacetoLive Canvas! Cost for this class is $35 per painter which includes all of your supplies. Bring you best friend and your favorite bottle of wine and join us to #MakeYourMasterpiece! Call to make your reservations.
September 12 | Downtown Center
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.
September 12 | 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.
September 12 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Singer/songwriter Sammy Smile comes to O'Mainnin's!
September 13–14 | Bristol Hotel
We are excited to welcome back Sasan Ahovan for a weekend acoustic set at Vivian's Table. Please come enjoy music while you dine with us from 6-8 pm. All ages are welcome!
September 13 | Cascade Draft House
A new age rock and roll band doing what we love!
September 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
We're barely into the Hogwarts School year and it's already time for a pop quiz! Join us here at Bloom Café for a magical night of Harry Potter Trivia. Trivia supplies will be provided, and wizarding robes are encouraged!
Compete for a $25 bloom Gift Card-and even if you don't win that, make sure to come in costume for an additional chance at a prize in the costume contest!
Featuring half-off on our Pimento Cheese & Crackers, Black Bean & Corn Salsa, and Buffalo Chicken Dip. We will also have a few truly bewitching drink specials for the night.
September 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery to enjoy the powerhouse voice of local Rylee Peters from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!
September 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
It's a birthday celebration! Come down to The Lube and check out one of our favorites Victor Lawson, while he rocks out with Catfish for his birthday!
September 14 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrew member Julie for this sweet and playful Kids Canvas Class! On Saturday, September 14th from 12-2, Julie will teach painters how to recreate this adorable family canvas! A stencil is available for those not wanting to use their feet for their figures. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join! Cost is $20 per painter and includes all supplies. Call to reserve your seats!
September 14 | Abingdon Vineyard
Come celebrate Oktoberfest with the Mountain Top Polka Band! Beer by Studio Brew, bratwurst, pretzels and more! All ages welcome, bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets!
September 14 | Delta Blues BBQ
Join Delta Blues BBQ for a night of Blues with Billy Crawford & Samantha Gray!
September 14 | Elderbrew
Join Elderbrew for another night of local craft beers and the surreal works of illustrator Brian Serway. He will be showcasing new works from the past year that touch on the primal, mythical, and surreal of the ancient Appalachian mountains.
Brian's work is inspired by southern gothic and cosmic horror literature, cryptozoology, indie horror films, regional and familial folktales, and a myriad of different albums and songs.
Originals, prints, pins, and stickers will be available for purchase!
September 14 | Blackbird Bakery
An evening of Jazz, Blues and R&B featuring "Cleve Edwards Live at Blackbird Bakery", September 14 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. We are sure you will enjoy this inspiring, life-long musician and accomplished artist!! Mr. Edwards' vocal talents are akin to Michael McDonald and Louis Armstrong...a deep, “bluesy”, soulful style of music. His repertoire is broad and ever changing, and believes no artist can ever “stand still” in his talents and to grow in music is to still have the passion for the artistry.
September 15 | Mercantile on State
In the early 1970’s, Cleve performed with various well known artists, and opened for big name bands such as Bonnie Raitt, The Four Seasons, Ike and Tina Turner, Johnny Winter, and The Allman Brothers Band, just to name a few.
Is sugar really bad for you?
In this class we will review the answer to that questions as well as learn why the over-consumption of sugar can be unhealthy as well as how to understand how much sugar we are actually consuming. We will create delicious low-sugar treats and complete a fun hands-on nutrition activity as well.
During the workshop, Katy Crockett will be discussing easy ways moms can make healthy treats for their family!
Seats are limited and registration is required!
September 16 | Bristol Public Library
For this project, we will be using acid dyes in limited colors (yellow, red, blue, navy, magenta, and black) to create unique tie-dyed/twist-dyed silk scarves. This project is easy and fun, and we'll show you each step in making your own personal scarf!
This class will cost $5 for materials and instruction; however, if you bring your own white silk scarf, we will waive the materials fee. We are limited to only 10 participants, so if you are interested in joining our class, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 16 | 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.
September 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.