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Downtown Bristol Events

Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan

October 16 | Bristol Public Library


Join Google and Constant Contact for our annual holiday livestream. Prior to this workshop, small businesses should visit Google.com/smallbusiness to create an action plan for themselves.

Gather together at the Bristol Public Library for this livestream as we dive into three ways to reach customers, just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Topics include: Google My Business listings, online advertising, and email marketing.

You are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. To RSVP, please click here, call 276-645-8790, or email tjdewitt@bristol-library.org.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/ Beth Snapp & Jason Crawford

October 16 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


We are thrilled to welcome back Beth Snapp & Jason Crawford to Wine & Unwind Wednesday at Lumac! Come out and enjoy the great music, food, and drinks!

Historic Preservation Awards

October 17 | Bristol Renaissance Center


The City of Bristol Tennessee will host its annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony.

Hogwarts Canvas Class

October 17 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Join #KTCrewMember Victoria on Thursday, October 17th starting at 6:00 PM to recreate the #Hogwarts painting for #CanvasClass! Cost is $35 per painter. Call or message us to reserve your seats.

First Time Homebuyer Workshop

October 17 | State Street Brewing


Have you been thinking about taking that next step and buying your first home? Or maybe you've bought a home before and are wanting to upgrade, but you still don't feel like you have a handle on this whole buying a house thing! Come join us for a fun night of learning allllll about the home-buying process!!

We know that buying a home can seem very overwhelming — our goal is for you to leave our time together feeling more confident in moving forward in buying a home!

There will be FOOD & your first beer is on us!

Free Screening: Decade of Fire

October 17 | Paramount Bristol


In the 1970s, fires raged through the South Bronx. Abandoned by landlords and city officials, nearly a half million residents were displaced from their beloved neighborhood. With the help of fellow survivors, filmmaker and Bronx native Vivian Vázquez Irizarry tells the story of the residents who banded together amidst the rubble and built a better future for their community.

Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet

October 17 | Blackbird Bakery


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

Food On Your Feet

October 18 | Cumberland Square Park


Bring your coworkers or meet your friends for lunch on Friday, October 18th in Cumberland Square Park. We'll have food truck vendors on site to cover all your lunch needs.

Tomcats

October 18 | Delta Blues BBQ


Great atmosphere, drinks, food, and music!

An Evening with Joanne Shaw Taylor

October 18 | Paramount Bristol


Joanne Shaw Taylor has already established herself as the UK’s #1 star of the blues-rock world. Her fiery guitar chops, powerful voice and a natural gift for songwriting have helped propel an impressive touring career with a growing worldwide fanbase. At 16, Joanne was discovered by The Eurythmics’ co-founder Dave Stewart, and artists such as Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi and blues legend John Mayall have marveled at her talents. Catch the queen of blues-rock at Paramount Bristol before she heads out on tour with the Allman Betts Band this fall.

"Who said white gals can’t play guitar? Killer licks, soaring solos and heart-wrenching vocals."
– The Sunday Times

"An exceptional talent, her formidable guitar playing and stunning soulful vocals are there for us all to adore when seen live. What makes her a cut above all the rest is her superb and heartfelt songwriting."
– Planet Rock Radio

“...a superstar in waiting!”
– Joe Bonamassa

Laura Thurston

October 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Laura brings multi-instrumentalism to a new level! You will be enthralled when you see this lovely lady rappin’ on a suitcase kick drum with one foot and tappin’ on a tambourine with the other; all the while, hands on her guitar and mouth on her harp. On top of that, Laura then adds sweet sugary vocals to her acoustic Folk-Grass mix while giving energy and presence to capture your attention.

Vaden Landers Band

October 18 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


We've got a great showcase coming to Bloom Friday, October 18th. We have the awesome Magic City Polecat Playboys opening the show starting at 8 pm. Then, coming back to Bristol after Rhythm & Roots last month: the Vaden Landers Band. This will be a great night of country music. We'll see ya there.

Bristol Pepper Fest

October 19 | Downtown Bristol


Join us for the inaugural Bristol Pepper Fest in Downtown Bristol, featuring Hot Pepper Eating Contest, Demonstrations, Hot Pepper Plant Sales, Food Trucks, Vendors, Music, Special Guests, and MORE!

Schedule of Events:
11:15: Ragle Brothers
12:00: Kids Tongue Twisters
12:30 PM: Tj Darnell
1:30 PM: Quaker Steak & Lube Triple Atomic Wing Challenge
2:00 PM: Johnny Sword
3:00 PM: Ultimate Pepper Eating Challenge

Contact the Believe in Bristol office if you are interested in the Hot Pepper Eating or Hot Wing Eating Challenge!

11 AM — 4 PM
6TH Street, Bristol, TN

Special Thank You to all Bristol Pepper Fest Partners: City of Bristol, TN Parks & Recreation, Elderbrew, Harvest of Hope Master Gardeners, Morrell Music, Only Burns Twice

Family Pumpkin Painting

October 19 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Join #KTCrewMember Victoria to recreate the #PoisonedApple painting for our #FamilyPumpkinPainting happening on Saturday, October 19th from 12-2! Cost is $20 per painter and includes all your supplies as well as your pumpkin. Call or message us to reserve your seats!

Bristol Brew Hop

October 19 | Downtown Bristol


Hey all you Southern Belles!!! Bring your classy, sassy selves and join the Beer Belles for a brew hop on 10/19/19 in Downtown Bristol! Participating locations are State Street Brewing, Bristol Station, Elderbrew and Lost State Distilling. Enjoy a pint or flight at all locations included in your ticket price! Be sure to stay until the end of the event to collect your swag bag and enjoy a specialty Beer Belles cocktail at Lost State Distilling (also included in your ticket price)!!!

Limited tickets available so get yours now before the price goes up! We look forward to seeing y'all there!

  • This is a rain or shine event.
  • Wear comfy shoes as this is a walking event.
  • Be responsible and purchase a Designated Driver ticket or take Uber/Lyft.
  • ID CHECKED AND WAIVER SIGNED UPON CHECK-IN. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Octo-beer-Fest

October 19 | Cascade Draft House


Come help us celebrate the cuisine and beer of Germany. We will have German faire prepared by Bristol Gardens & Grill, live music outside by Jackdaw's 7 and The Ian Feathers Band, and kegs of authentic German style beers & local Oktoberfest's!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5 p.m. — food by Bristol Gardens & Grill with brats, beer cheese, sauerkraut and more.

6:30 p.m. — Ian Feathers Band

8 p.m. — Jackdaw's 7

12 Days To Halloween

October 19 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Spooky movies, popcorn, and a costume contest. Fun for the whole family! FREE event

7PM: Hocus Pocus
9PM: Trick R Treat (R)

Coupe DeVille

October 19 | Delta Blues BBQ


Join us for a night of music at Delta Blues!

Anthony Mangrum

October 19 | Blackbird Bakery


Have your song request ready, Anthony Mangrum is returning to Blackbird. He will dazzles the keyboard and sing a large variety of songs. Anthony is always a crowd pleaser, so come early, order your butterscotch bar with homemade caramel icing, and enjoy the entertainment.

Broken Daze

October 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube


A new age rock and roll band doing what we love!

Inaugural Harvest Festival

October 20 | Bristol Train Station


House Dressing & Christina’s Boutique have teamed up with the Bristol Train Station (Bristol, Va) to bring our community the Inaugural Harvest Fest: A Day at the Train Station. Mark your calendar for October 20th from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Featuring 70 one-of-a-kind craft vendors! You don't want to miss this fun fall event at the Bristol Train Station!

Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting

October 21 | 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

October 21 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

Creative Canvas Class — Fall Theme

October 22 | Bristol Public Library


It’s fall y'all, which means the library is getting into the spirit with a brand new canvas class! Join the Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. for our fall Creative Canvas Class. During this class, registered participants will have the opportunity to create a fall-themed canvas—no painting experience required!

This canvas class will cost $5 per person, but it will include all paint, supplies, and instruction. Registration is required. To learn more or to find out how to register, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or kayla@bristol-library.org

Health Literacy Month

October 23 | Bristol Public Library


October is Health Literacy Month! We're celebrating by partnering up with the Bristol Public Library to present some awesome, FREE information to the community! Stop by between 10 a.m. and noon to join in on the fun! Freebies will be available!

Also Coming Up

Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan
October 16 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/ Beth Snapp & Jason Crawford
October 16 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Historic Preservation Awards
October 17 | Bristol Renaissance Center
Hogwarts Canvas Class
October 17 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
First Time Homebuyer Workshop
October 17 | State Street Brewing
Free Screening: Decade of Fire
October 17 | Paramount Bristol
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
October 17 | Blackbird Bakery
Food On Your Feet
October 18 | Cumberland Square Park
Tomcats
October 18 | Delta Blues BBQ
An Evening with Joanne Shaw Taylor
October 18 | Paramount Bristol
Laura Thurston
October 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Vaden Landers Band
October 18 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Bristol Pepper Fest
October 19 | Downtown Bristol
Family Pumpkin Painting
October 19 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Bristol Brew Hop
October 19 | Downtown Bristol
Octo-beer-Fest
October 19 | Cascade Draft House
12 Days To Halloween
October 19 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Coupe DeVille
October 19 | Delta Blues BBQ
Anthony Mangrum
October 19 | Blackbird Bakery
Broken Daze
October 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Inaugural Harvest Festival
October 20 | Bristol Train Station
Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting
October 21 | Bristol Public Library
State Street String Band
October 21 | Blackbird Bakery
Creative Canvas Class — Fall Theme
October 22 | Bristol Public Library
Health Literacy Month
October 23 | Bristol Public Library
Radio Bristol Book Club — A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
October 24 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Great Pumpkin Canvas Class
October 24 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
The Diamonds
October 24 | Blackbird Bakery
Dan Deel
October 25 | Cascade Draft House
Cleve Edwards
October 25 | Blackbird Bakery
Cameron Rogers
October 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Pumpkin Palooza and Downtown Trick or Treating
October 26 | Downtown Center
Community Day
October 26 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Halloween Comic Fest
October 26 | Mountain Empire Comics
Maleficent Kids Canvas Class
October 26 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Bristol League of Gamers Halloween Extravaganza
October 26 | Bristol Public Library
Donnie and the Dry Heavers / Doctor Ocular Halloween Bash!
October 26 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Chris Knight
October 26 | Paramount Bristol
Pinion Pine
October 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Matt Smile
October 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Halloween Baking for Kids
October 29 | Mercantile on State
Bingo
October 30 | Bristol Public Library
Loose Leaves
October 31 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
First Fridays: Scavenger Hunt
November 1 | Downtown Bristol
Russian Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake
November 1 | Paramount Bristol
Digital Photography Class For Beginners
November 2 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Blue Mountain Saints
November 2 | Blackbird Bakery
State Street String Band
November 4 | Blackbird Bakery
Karla Bonoff with Nina Gerber
November 6 | Paramount Bristol
Shannon Miller Trio
November 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Lightnin' Charlie
November 8 | Delta Blues BBQ
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
November 8 | Paramount Bristol
Rylee Peters
November 8 | Blackbird Bakery
Veteran's Day Parade & Traditional Memorial Service
November 9 | Downtown Bristol
Symphony of the Mountains: The Magic of Strings | Strings and Things
November 9 | Paramount Bristol
Theatre Bristol presents Into the Woods
November 15–24 | Paramount Bristol
State Street String Band
November 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Front Country
November 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Downtown Bristol's Annual Christmas Open House
November 25 | Downtown Bristol
Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers
November 29 | Paramount Bristol
Small Business Saturday
November 30 | Downtown Bristol
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas"
December 1 | Paramount 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
Mike Farris Sings! – The Soul of Christmas
December 6 | Paramount Bristol
Santa at The Center
December 7 | Downtown Center
Robert Earl Keen: Countdown to Christmas
December 7 | Paramount Bristol
Bristol Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
December 13–14 | Paramount Bristol
Journey's End
December 17 | Downtown Bristol
The Wizards of Winter
December 22 | Paramount Bristol
Free Screening: The First Rainbow Coalition
January 2 | Paramount Bristol
An Evening with Dailey & Vincent
January 3 | Paramount Bristol
The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin
January 9–10 | Paramount Bristol
Henry Cho
January 17 | Paramount Bristol
Rebirth Brass Band
February 1 | Paramount Bristol
The Steeldrivers
February 6 | Paramount Bristol
Bill Engvall
February 9 | Paramount Bristol
The HillBenders: WhoGrass!
February 29 | Paramount Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 18 | Paramount Bristol

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