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Creative Craft: Wine Cork Board Frames

November 13 | Bristol Public Library


Join us at the Bristol Public Library on November 13th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and create a wine cork board frame to take home! We will have all the materials available for you to DIY a custom recycled wine cork board frame, perfect for keeping all of your reminders organized.

Due to the use of hot glue guns, this activity is open to adults only. There is no fee to participate, but please register before the event so we can be sure to have enough supplies. You may reserve a spot by calling 276-821-6147 or email kayla@bristol-library.org

Bristol Ballet Fundraiser

November 13 | Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Join your friends and family at Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers (270 Falls Road, Bristol, VA) on Wednesday, November 13 between 5:00 and 9:00pm, and be sure to mention that you’re there to support Bristol Ballet. They’ll donate 15% of the sales during that time to Bristol Ballet! Don’t forget to mention our name so that we get credit for the sale.

Horror Writing Workshop with Damean Mathews

November 13 | Bristol Public Library


From the classic Gothic ghost tale, to the modern supernatural novel, horror is a long-standing tradition in literature. Have you ever wondered what goes into writing a work of horror? Join local author Damean Mathews as he discusses writing in the genre, folding regional lore into your story, and avoiding overused cliches. Whether you are an long-time writer, or you're just putting pen to paper, there will be something in the discussion for everyone.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information please call 276-821-6147 or email kayla@bristol-library.org

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Jamen Denton & Jon McGlocklin

November 13 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Please join us for the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday featuring Jamen Denton and Jon McGlocklin! Don't let the cold weather keep you from coming out — we have a fire pit and heaters to keep you warm. Also, try our specialty cocktails while you take in some great music!

Canvas Class

November 14 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Join #KTCrewMember Victoria starting at 6:00 on Thursday, November 14th to recreate this #Scarecrow Canvas! Cost is $35 per painter and #BYOB (bring your own bottles of whatever you’d like to drink). Call or message us to reserve your seats!

Farm & Fun Time ft. Lula Wiles and McKay & Leigh

November 14 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music presents Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time live variety show featuring musical guests Lula Wiles and McKay and Leigh.

TICKETS

About Lula Wiles
What will we do? For Lula Wiles, the trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, the question is central to the creation of their music—and it’s the title of their sophomore album, out in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. “We wanted to make an album that reflected, in a current way, what we are all staying up late thinking about and talking about over drinks at the dinner table,” says Obomsawin. “What is everyone worried about, confiding in their friends about, losing sleep about?” Anchoring the band’s sharp, provocative songcraft is a mastery of folk music, and a willingness to subvert its hallowed conventions. They infuse their songs with distinctly modern sounds: pop hooks, distorted electric guitars, and dissonant multi-layered vocals, all employed in the service of songs that reclaim folk music in their own voice. The musicians take turns in different roles––Burke and Buckland on guitar and fiddle, Obomsawin on bass, all three singing and writing—but no matter who’s playing what, they operate in close tandem. All three members grew up in small-town Maine, and the band came of age in Boston’s lively roots scene. Since then, they have toured internationally, winning fans at the Newport Folk Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, garnering acclaim from NPR Music and two Boston Music Awards nominations, and sharing stages with the likes of Aoife O’Donovan, the Wood Brothers, and Tim O’Brien. Lula Wiles exists in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music.

About McKay and Leigh
Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay craft story songs with equal measures heart (“Before the World Was Made”) and humor (“Breaking Up And Making Up Again”). Evidence:Before the World Was Made.The Nashville based songwriters’ 2013 collaboration spotlights celebrated troubadours in peak form (“Before We Come to Our Senses”). “These are modern day country duets à la George Jones and Melba Montgomery,” producer Gurf Morlix says, “but with very sophisticated songwriting.”

Fiddling Leona & J.P. Mathes

November 14 | Cascade Draft House


Come listen the of Fiddling Leona & J.P. Mathes as you enjoy the cuisine by Mae Malee's Spring Rolls! We are super excited for this show. This is what it is all about folks!

Food: 5:00pm
Music: 7:00pm

The Diamonds

November 14 | 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.

Laura Thurston

November 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub


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.

This talented musician launched her solo career in 2011, performing up and down the east coast. With her original ideas and talented executions this one woman band is sure to dazzle any audience. Laura Thurston has her own unique style from a vintage era that will enliven you and have you feelin fine.

Theatre Bristol Season Reveal Gala

November 15 | Paramount Bristol


Theatre Bristol reveals its 2020 Season of dramas and musicals as part of its arts benefit gala on November 15 at 6:00 pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at conta.cc/2BjLJY0 or www.TheatreBristol.org.

The evening event will feature food from CJ & Company, drinks by Tina Turner, the 2020 season reveal announcement, surprises, and premium seating at the award-winning Into the Woodspresented by Theatre Bristol at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Admission to the 6:00 pm event is $50, which includes the evening’s full-length performance.Reservations can be made online by visiting www.theatrebristol.org or by calling 423-212-3625 by November 13.

Theatre Bristol presents Into the Woods

November 15–24 | Paramount Bristol


Into the Woods opens November 15, and runs for two weekends at the Paramount Center for the Arts, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, closing on November 24. Tickets are $16 for adults plus fees ($20 total) and $12 for seniors and students plus fees ($15.75 total), and will be available at www.ParamountBristol.org.

Momma Molasses

November 15 | Blackbird Bakery


Momma Molasses performs Alt-Country, Americana, Indie Folk, and Blues. She is a songwriter, and she has her own way of finger-picking a guitar. A lot of her inspiration is drawn from Appalachian Folk Music, Gospel, Old Country, Piedmont Blues, and Contemporary Roots Music. It's gonna be a great evening of fun!

Basement Days

November 15 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Cover: $5

Samantha Gray

November 15 | Delta Blues BBQ


Here is a show you do not want to miss!! We are thrilled to have Samantha play.

The Green Rumours

November 15 | Quaker Steak and Lube


The Green Rumours are a sultry indie folk duo comprised of Jason Wilson and Jen Fields. Founding members of the Appalachian Alternative band, Jackdaw's 7, the two decided to begin an acoustic singer/songwriter project together, and The Green Rumours were born. Vastly different in their musical backgrounds (Wilson has a punk rock background, and Fields is a musical theatre aficionado), the duo has a surprising connectivity both in songwriting and stage performance. They meet on a plane outside of their collective background to create a uniquely alluring sound, and their voices blend in an almost ethereal blues-tinged harmony. Both Wilson and Fields have a strong affinity for words, an affection that shines in the crafting of the lyrics of their original songs. They have the ability to make universal themes such as losing a loved one, or missing the innocence of childhood feel intensely personal.

Victor Lawson Band

November 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen are among the talented bands in the burgeoning blues scene in the Tri-Cities. Established about nine years ago and led by Lawson, the tight three-man band take their name from the song, “Boogie Chillen,’” which was made famous by late Delta blues icon, John Lee Hooker.

Jiminy Cricket Kids Canvas Class

November 16 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Join Victoria this Saturday November 16th from 12-2 for our Jiminy Cricket Kids Canvas Class! Parents are welcome and encouraged to join! Cost is $20 per painter! Call or message us to reserve your seats.

Winter Truck

November 16 | Mercantile on State


Come Sip and Paint this winter truck in Bristol !

$40 Wine and a scoop of cookie dough included!

BYOB if you wish!

Another Restless Night: An Art Exhibition by Enoch Duncan

November 16 | Elderbrew


Dirt Road Rising

November 16 | Cascade Draft House


Growing roots from Mt City Tennessee, each member of the band has joined from different areas of east Tennessee, to make Dirt Road Rising what it is today. Music speaks to each of us in a different way and each unique relationship brings a different dynamic creating a fun, harmonic, upbeat sound that Dirt Road Rising strives to bring to each show.

KT VanDyke

November 16 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery with singer/ songwriter KT Van Dyke.

Little John Chrisley

November 16 | Delta Blues BBQ


Come see the Jam of a lifetime with the world's top blues harmonica player Little John Chrisley! He has played with some of the world's greatest rock and blues artists including Steve Lukather, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Pat Travers. He is a multi-instrumentalist, but is best known for his harmonica skills. Little John Chrisley has said that it was the great bluesman Muddy Waters who gave him a love for the music.

Rylee Peters

November 16 | Quaker Steak and Lube


A native of Bristol, Tennessee, Rylee Peters is a singer-songwriter who began performing at age 14. From beginnings at local venues, her success has exploded across the region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Performing a large variety of music, Rylee’s talents range from jazz & folk, to rock, blues, and country.

Named an artist to watch in the region, her talents have been awarded in county fairs to Bristol’s acclaimed, Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The musical influences of Stevie Nicks and Etta James is captured in her bluesy voice, while her gifts on the guitar and songwriting is mesmerizing to audiences.

Below 7

November 16 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Below 7 is a modern rock band out of Southwest Virginia playing in the five surrounding states. Check them out at reverbnation.com/below7

Brunch w/ Mama Molasses

November 17 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Join Momma Molasses for Bruch 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.

Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting

November 18 | 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.

The Perfect Man in the Perfect Place presented by Eric Buckland

November 18 | Bristol Public Library


The Bristol Historical Association will welcome author Eric Buckland on Monday, November 18 to speak on an early Bristol resident and Confederate raider, John Singleton Mosby. Buckland’s program is entitled, The Perfect Man in the Perfect Place, the story of Colonel John Singleton Mosby. The meeting will be held at the Bristol Public Library at 6:30pm and is free to the public.

Mosby moved to Bristol, Virginia, then known as Goodson, and opened the town’s first law office but soon enlisted in the Confederate army at the outbreak of the Civil War. Where his law practice might have been lacking he found his success raiding Union encampments and with lightning-quick attacks and eluding capture, disappearing and blending in with local farmers and townsmen. By the end of the war, about eight hundred men had been mustered into the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, named Mosby’s Rangers. Nearly two thousand men rode with him over the period of January 1, 1863 to April 21, 1865.

The November program will focus on Mosby’s military skill. Eric Buckland has written five books on Mosby, with several telling the stories of some of the men who rode with Mosby’s Rangers during the “War Between the States”. His two newest books are “They Rode With Mosby” which provides the reader with in-depth biographical information and stories about twenty-four of Mosby’s most well-known men, and, “From Rockbridge To Loudoun” which tells the stories of the Fifty-seven men who attended the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and rode with Mosby’s Rangers.

Buckland has received two of the prestigious United Daughters of the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medals for his writing and research. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in English and a commission as a 2LT in the United States Army. After a 22-year military career, Buckland retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1999. Eric served the majority of his time in Special Forces. Some of his awards include the Special Forces and Ranger Tabs, Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Diver Badge and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Eric is currently the President of The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society.

The November 18th meeting is open to the public and held in conjunction with the library’s mission of “Expanding Minds and Building Community”. Contact Tim Buchanan, program chairman, for details of this or other upcoming programs, buchanan03@bvu.net. Get more details on Facebook at BRISTOL HISTORY.

State Street String Band

November 18 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Jared Bentley

November 20 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Please join us for the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday featuring Jared Bentley! Don't let the cold weather keep you from coming out — we have a fire pit and heaters to keep you warm. Also, try our specialty cocktails while you take in some great music!

Future of Virginia Business Law Roundtable

December 3 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce


Join the Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce as it hosts Chris Saxman,Executive Director of Virginia FREE, a non-partisan, non-profit organization established in 1988 to discuss the future of Virginia Business Laws.

Also Coming Up

Creative Craft: Wine Cork Board Frames
November 13 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Ballet Fundraiser
November 13 | Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
Horror Writing Workshop with Damean Mathews
November 13 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Jamen Denton & Jon McGlocklin
November 13 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Canvas Class
November 14 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Farm & Fun Time ft. Lula Wiles and McKay & Leigh
November 14 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Fiddling Leona & J.P. Mathes
November 14 | Cascade Draft House
The Diamonds
November 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Laura Thurston
November 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Theatre Bristol Season Reveal Gala
November 15 | Paramount Bristol
Theatre Bristol presents Into the Woods
November 15–24 | Paramount Bristol
Momma Molasses
November 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Basement Days
November 15 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Samantha Gray
November 15 | Delta Blues BBQ
The Green Rumours
November 15 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Victor Lawson Band
November 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Jiminy Cricket Kids Canvas Class
November 16 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Winter Truck
November 16 | Mercantile on State
Another Restless Night: An Art Exhibition by Enoch Duncan
November 16 | Elderbrew
Dirt Road Rising
November 16 | Cascade Draft House
KT VanDyke
November 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Little John Chrisley
November 16 | Delta Blues BBQ
Rylee Peters
November 16 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Below 7
November 16 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Brunch w/ Mama Molasses
November 17 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting
November 18 | Bristol Public Library
The Perfect Man in the Perfect Place presented by Eric Buckland
November 18 | Bristol Public Library
State Street String Band
November 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Jared Bentley
November 20 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Light-Up Holiday Cards: Paper Circuits
November 21 | Bristol Public Library
Canvas Class
November 21 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Ryan Ward
November 21 | Cascade Draft House
Matt Smile
November 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Jimmie Rodgers Historical Marker Unveiling
November 22 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Dusty Travelers
November 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
BIG Son
November 22 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Osara
November 22 | O'Mainnin's Pub
YWCA Women's Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
November 23 | YWCA
Fused Glass Ornaments
November 23 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
John Paul USA Tokyo Street Food
November 23 | Cascade Draft House
Front Country
November 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Mike Preslar
November 23 | Cascade Draft House
The Diamonds
November 23 | Blackbird Bakery
Jimmi D with Catfish Frye
November 23 | Delta Blues BBQ
James Meadows
November 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Daniel Byrd's Boogie Collective
November 23 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Downtown Bristol's Annual Christmas Open House
November 25 | Downtown Bristol
Anthony Mangrum
November 25 | Blackbird Bakery
Mick Kyte
November 26 | Cascade Draft House
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Coupe' Deville
November 27 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Thanksgiving at Vivian's Table
November 28 | Bristol Hotel
Radio Bristol Book Club
November 28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
JP Parsons
November 28 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Black Friday Savings at Kil'n Time
November 29 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
3 Mile Smile!
November 29 | Cascade Draft House
Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers
November 29 | Paramount Bristol
Coupe DeVille
November 29 | Delta Blues BBQ
Matt Smile
November 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube
ShadeZ Of Grey
November 29 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Small Business Saturday
November 30 | Downtown Bristol
Small Business Saturday Savings at Kil'n Time!
November 30 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Tomcats
November 30 | Delta Blues BBQ
The Swing Band
November 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Demon Waffle w/ Regular Of The Obscene
November 30 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Jason Lloyd
November 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Holiday Open House
December 1 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas"
December 1 | Paramount Bristol
Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting
December 2 | Cumberland Square Park
State Street String Band
December 2 | Blackbird Bakery
Future of Virginia Business Law Roundtable
December 3 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Cookies with Santa
December 3 | Blackbird Bakery
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/The Stone Mountain Serenaders
December 4 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Canvas Class
December 5 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Bristol Christmas Parade
December 5 | Downtown Bristol
Rebecca Lee Daniels
December 5 | Blackbird Bakery
Miracle on 34th Street
December 6–22 | Theatre Bristol
First Fridays: Art D'vine
December 6 | Downtown Bristol
Ian Feathers
December 6 | Cascade Draft House
Mike Farris Sings! – The Soul of Christmas
December 6 | Paramount Bristol
Momma Molasses
December 6 | Blackbird Bakery
Santa at The Center
December 7 | Downtown Center
Kevin Lorenz
December 7 | Blackbird Bakery
The Brewery Comedy Tour
December 7 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Momma Molasses
December 7 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Robert Earl Keen: Countdown to Christmas
December 7 | Paramount Bristol
Featured Artist Meet & Greet:Kandee Wallace
December 10 | Blackbird Bakery
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Trisha Gene Brady
December 11 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
The Diamonds
December 12 | Blackbird Bakery
Bristol Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
December 13–14 | Paramount Bristol
Adam Bolt
December 13 | Cascade Draft House
Rylee Peters
December 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Daniel Messer
December 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Fused Glass Workshop
December 14 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Naughty Elf Pub Crawl
December 14 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Shannan Miller
December 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Sam Collie
December 14 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Lunch with Santa
December 15 | Quaker Steak and Lube
State Street String Band
December 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Journey's End
December 17 | Downtown Bristol
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Megan Jean & The KFB
December 18 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Cleve Edwards
December 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Radio Bristol Book Club
December 19 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Anthony Wayne Vibe
December 19 | Cascade Draft House
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
December 19 | Blackbird Bakery
Julie Williams
December 20 | Cascade Draft House
Ian Feathers
December 20 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Virginia West
December 21 | Blackbird Bakery
Saul Brooks
December 21 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Wizards of Winter
December 22 | Paramount Bristol
The Diamonds
December 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Dirt Road Rising
December 27 | Cascade Draft House
Anthony Mangrum
December 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Melissa & Kayla McKinny
December 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Lady & the Tramp Kids Canvas Class
December 28 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Pinion Pine
December 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Aaron Walker
December 28 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Free Screening: The First Rainbow Coalition
January 2 | Paramount Bristol
An Evening with Dailey & Vincent
January 3 | Paramount Bristol
Kelly J
January 3 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin
January 9–10 | Paramount Bristol
Chris Long
January 11 | Cascade Draft House
Zamar Band
January 17 | Cascade Draft House
Henry Cho
January 17 | Paramount Bristol
Monica Woodard and Dave Sizemore
January 18 | Cascade Draft House
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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