Downtown Bristol Events
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!
October 23 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Heavy metal Show includes 4 bands sure to rock your head off: Make Contact, Killing Merci, Paradoxum, PaleBlood!
Plus it's $1.50 draft night!
October 24 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Tune in on the air, online, or through our free mobile app October 24 at 11am EST as the Radio Bristol Book Club explores the novel A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson.
Readers from Birthplace of Country Music Museum and the Bristol Public Library are coming together to explore books inspired by our region with this monthly program that airs on WBCM Radio Bristol.
Hosted by Bristol Public Library Executive Director Amy Kimani and museum Head Curator Dr. René Rodgers, the Radio Bristol Book Club airs monthly every 4th Thursday.
Book discussions will dig deep into the feelings and questions raised by each selection, learn more about the authors, and celebrate the joys of being a bookworm!
Listeners may tune in to Radio Bristol at 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, or download the free Radio Bristol mobile app.
October 24 | Wm. King Clothiers
You are cordially invited...
October 24 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Wm. King Clothiers is pleased to invite you to our Faherty event. By popular demand, we are having Mr. Chris Shelton, our Faherty representative, back to the haberdashery for another event! Come hang out with us and check out all of the vintage-inspired casual sportswear that is both rugged and refined.
Thursday, October 24th
12:00 – 7:00 pm
Join #KTCrewMember Susan on Thursday, October 24th to recreate #TheGreatPumpkin Painting for #CanvasClass! Cost is $35 per painter. Call or message us to reserve your seats.
October 24 | 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.
October 25 | Cascade Draft House
We are bringing back some great music with Dan Deel taking our stage! You are in for a treat.
October 25 | Blackbird Bakery
An evening of Jazz, Blues and R&B featuring "Cleve Edwards Live at Blackbird Bakery", October 25th 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.
October 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
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.
Come down and enjoy a solo set by Cameron Rogers here at The Lube!
October 26 | Downtown Center
It's time for the Annual Pumpkin Palooza and Trick-or-Treating on State Street! On Saturday October 26, 9am to 12 noon, kids of all ages can come to the Farmers' Market at the Downtown Center, 810 State Street for a spooktacular event! Hosted by Bristol Tennessee Parks & Recreation Department and Believe in Bristol, there will be fun and games galore — children can decorate a pumpkin with a variety of fun craft materials. There will be treat bags for kids to take home (while supplies last), along with the pumpkin they decorated. The fun continues as downtown merchants are open for trick-or-treating at various shops along State Street from 10am until 12 noon, or until the candy runs out! It's fun for the whole family!
October 26 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum invites you to our FREE Community Day on Saturday, October 26, 10:00am—6:00pm. All day long you can visit the museum’s permanent exhibits and the current special exhibit, American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart, for FREE.
We will also be hosting a FREE Family Fun Day event at the museum from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, offering a variety of engaging and fun activities that all of the family will enjoy, such as storytelling, an “instrument petting zoo,” and crafts.
Both of these opportunities are the perfect partner to other Historic Downtown Bristol events on Saturday, October 26: Pumpkin Palooza and Downtown Trick or Treating from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 6th Street Comic Book Fest. Make a day of it!
October 26 | Mountain Empire Comics
Bibbity, Boppity, Books!!!
October 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Halloween Comic Fest will be happening at Mountain Empire Comics in Bristol on October 26th! There will be free comics, vendors, candy, costumes, food, and prizes all day!
This October marks 35 years of business for Mountain Empire Comics! We will be running sales till November the 1st to celebrate!
Come hang out with us after the Downtown Bristol Trick-or-Treating Event on October 26th! We'll have Karaoke set up specifically for kids. All kids will receive a free cookie!
October 26 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrewMember Victoria for our #KidsCanvasClass happening on October 26th! Starting at 12 Victoria will be teaching painters how to recreate the #Maleficent Painting! Cost is $20 per painter. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join! Call or message us to reserve your seats!
October 26 | Bristol Public Library
Open gaming: Bring any games you want to play. You don't have to bring anything at all as we'll be bringing lots of different games to play from our collection. If you have any requests for any game you would like to play you can leave a comment and one of our members might be able to bring it if they have it. For this meetup we will also be doing a Halloween Costume Contest.
- The grand prize will be a mystery.
- Costumes will be voted on by all members attending the meetup. Most Votes will win the grand prize.
- Your costume does not have to be board game related.
Adults and teens only (13 or older). RSVP is required.
October 26 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Donnie and the Dry Heavers return to Bloom Cafe and Listening Room on their Shoestring Tour 2019, this time with their good friends Doctor Ocular! It's Halloween Bash time, so come in your best costume for a chance to win a $20 gift card to Bloom!
$2 Domestic drafts all night!
October 26 | Paramount Bristol
For the past 20 years, Chris Knight has been making music his own way, flying under the mainstream radar, touring steadily, all while influencing a generation of young up and coming artists. Knight’s lyrics connect so intensely with his fans because he tells the real- life stories, often overlooked by mainstream music. His dedication to his craft has stood the test of time.
"Working in the best storytelling traditions of Mellencamp and Springsteen, Knight sings of dreams that will come true and some that won't and not only the dreams, but also the life that comes in between them." — USA Today
October 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Join us at Blackbird Bakery for music by Pinion Pine!
October 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
If you like to grin while listening to music, then Matt will make you Smile! Come hang out and listen to the cool array of songs Matt performs.
October 27 | State Street Brewing
Some of your favorite local artists have contributed work to help raise funds for Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen!
October 29 | Mercantile on State
Pieces in this auction include paintings, prints, drawings, and even jewelry from artists working in a variety of styles so there's sure to be something for everybody! And this auction is truly for everybody — starting bids will be low and all proceeds will go toward the treatment and prevention of breast cancer in our region.
Come out, enjoy some delicious beer, some excellent art, and maybe some fun and games along the way!
*All payments for auction items or other donations should be by cash or check only. We cannot accept credit or debit card payments.
Artists who have pieces up for auction include:
Brett Marcus Cook
Briana Morris Fillers
Eric Drummond Smith
Can’t make the auction but still want to make a difference? You can donate online here: www.komenvablueridge.org/BigWigCallie
In this fun Halloween class for kids, we will be making adorable Halloween themed desserts! On the menu is:
- Pumpkin Mummy Hand Pies
- Monster Punch
- Spooky Cinnamon Sugar Chips and Fruit "Salsa"
Your little chef will be able to go home and recreate these desserts just in time for trick-or-treating! Dress up in your costumes and join in at the Mercantile!