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Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Coupe' Deville

November 27 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Please join us for the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday featuring Coupe' Deville! 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!

ThanksSpinning with Harry

November 27 | Machiavelli's


It’s ONLY TRADITION TO KEEP THINGS SPINNING!!!!!
This year DJ Lil8ch plays your favorite tunes before you stuff your bellies with Turkey and Pumpkin Pie!!
Drink Specials all night

Thanksgiving Eve Party

November 27 | State Line Bar & Grill


Thanksgiving Eve Party plus .80cent wings all day!
BDigital entertains from 8:00pm — 1:00am
Come on down and enjoy time with friends and family!!

Thanksgiving at Vivian's Table

November 28 | Bristol Hotel


Please join us for a family style Thanksgiving lunch with all the fixings. We will present bowls of favorites to please all family and friends. Make your reservations today!

JP Parsons

November 28 | O'Mainnin's Pub


JP Parsons is a Singer/songwriter from Bristol, VA. Locals know him as Bristol's Troubadour. JP's albums 'Appalachian Travels' and 'Until This Day is Done' move listeners to turn up the volume and memorize the words. He is a Song Writer, and he crafts new songs all the time. He writes them on napkins, receipts, whatever is near... when the words arrive, sometimes from an unknown muse; quickly...sometimes they are labored over throughout a notebook; slowly. He does not write hooks and riddles, he links words together to tell stories. He writes with purpose. Listen with intent and enjoy.

No cover.

Black Friday Savings at Kil'n Time

November 29 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


50% OFF studio fees all day!
25% OFF Christmas Trees and Christmas Mugs

3 Mile Smile!

November 29 | Cascade Draft House


Join us after Turkey Day and bring the in-laws!

3 Mile Smile (Knoxville, TN) was formed as an acoustic band by Becki Grace and Jeff Livingston in the spring of 2013. The band’s unique, soulful vocals with tasteful guitar highlights thoughtful lyrics. They released their debut CD in the Spring of 2015 and their sophomore CD "Live" in March 2018. Keep up with the band's shenanigans on their website at www.3MileSmileBand.com.

Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers

November 29 | Paramount Bristol


Blues rockers Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers have teamed up for a tour they’ve dubbed T’n’T. Both are celebrated veterans who bring a combustible blend of Southern soul, blistering blues and roadhouse rock guaranteed to raise the roof.

Tinsley Ellis ranks as one of today’s most electrifying blues-rock guitarists and vocalists. He sings and plays with the conviction of, as Billboard wrote, “...a man possessed.” He approaches his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as his Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman and Freddie King and his old friends Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes

Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Tommy Castro – a six-time Blues Music Award-winner – has played to hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans. With seemingly telepathic musicianship, Castro’s band, the Painkillers, brings an unmatched passion to his blue-eyed California soul and hard rocking, good-time songs. No Depression says, “Castro plays gritty, string bending blues like a runaway soul train...a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.”

TICKETS

Coupe DeVille

November 29 | Delta Blues BBQ


Join us for a night of music at Delta Blues!

Matt Smile

November 29 | 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.

ShadeZ Of Grey

November 29 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Rocky will be in town taking a break from touring and playing in Nashville, and Scott will most likely be in town from work, so we are going to do a one night only show on November 29th, the day after Thanksgiving at our home away from home, O’Mainnins Pub in Bristol Tn. Mark your calendars now since this will probably be the only show we do for quite a while.

Small Business Saturday

November 30 | Downtown Bristol


Believe in Bristol announced its participation in the tenth annual Small Business Saturday on November 30th to support small businesses in Historic Downtown Bristol. Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their neighborhoods and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Now in its eighth year, Small Business Saturday has been embraced as part of the holiday shopping tradition as each year shoppers, businesses and public officials come together to Shop Small® and show their neighborhood pride.

Understanding the important contributions small businesses make to their communities, Believe in Bristol is pleased to be part of Small Business Saturday and the Neighborhood Champion program. On November 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the greater Bristol area is encouraged to take part in the Small Business Saturday. Stop by to support small businesses and pick up some unique gifts for the holidays. Shoppers can also expect to receive Shop Small® giveaways like tote bags, buttons and balloons as well as special sales and promotions. This year, be sure to pick up your Passport to Prizes in participating businesses and complete 15/20 stops in Downtown Bristol to be entered in for drawings for some awesome prizes! No purchase necessary to get a stamp on your Passport, just have to make it in the door (it'll be hard to pass up the unique gifts once you're in those doors, though)!

American Express created the Neighborhood Champion program to help rally communities around Small Business Saturday and is working alongside numerous business organizations to support local Small Business Saturday celebrations throughout the country. Participating organizations include the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), the International Downtown Association, The Latino Coalition, the National Main Street Center, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“Small Business Saturday plays a key role in driving customer traffic and growing revenue for our Historic Downtown during the important holiday retail season,” says Maggie Bishop, Believe in Bristol Executive Director. “By shopping local and small, the majority of the money stays within the community. We’re also encouraging consumers to ‘dine small’ by grabbing a bite at a local eatery.”

Small business owners can learn more about taking part in Small Business Saturday and download free marketing materials on www.shopsmall.com. Consumers can also visit the site to find small businesses to shop at on Small Business Saturday. For questions or more information about Small Business Saturday, visit www.believeinbristol.org or call 423-573-2201.

Full updated list of Small Business Saturday promotions can be found at the Believe in Bristol Facebook page!

Small Business Saturday Savings at Kil'n Time!

November 30 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


50% OFF studio fees ALL DAY
25% OFF Christmas Ornaments

Pop-Up Vinyl Record Sale

November 30 | Elderbrew


The mobile record store returns on Saturday, November 30th! We’ll be back at Elderbrew with hundreds of new arrivals and a wide variety of great vinyl you won’t want to miss. Swing by anytime between 2:00-10:00. Big thanks to Elderbrew for having us back!

Tomcats

November 30 | Delta Blues BBQ


The best BBQ in the Tri-Cities with blues music you love. Tomcats returns with guest Little John Chrisley on harmonica.

The Swing Band

November 30 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a swinging good time with The Swing Band from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

Demon Waffle w/ Regular Of The Obscene

November 30 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Come decompress after a likely stressful Thanksgiving holiday! Regular Of The Obscene will be joining the party and there will be more horns than you'll have sides at your Thanksgiving dinner table!

$5 at the door

Jason Lloyd

November 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Come out for an evening with Jason Lloyd here at The Lube. Jason is very talented and we are excited to have him play!

Holiday Open House

December 1 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Kick off the season with a Holiday Open House event at The Museum Store in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Enjoy tastings, discounts and more!

Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas"

December 1 | Paramount Bristol


A former child prodigy and national champion on the fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, Mark has won numerous GRAMMYs and CMA Awards. He has collaborated with the likes of Johnny Cash, Wynton Marsalis, Dolly Parton, and Yo-Yo Ma, and performed everything from original violin concertos to swing and jazz.

Mark’s dazzling skill as musician and composer, and his love for Appalachian music, shine forth in this unique holiday spectacular. The performance features elegant interpretations of Christmas classics found on the celebrated album of the same name. The touring ensemble performs hits from the album, delivering stunning vocal harmonies and sophisticated instrumentals within classic Christmas music. In addition to Mark, the band features his son Forrest, daughter-in-law Kate, and wife Maggie. They infuse Americana in all that they play, and bring a warm blend of country, folk and classical to Christmas songs including Winter Wonderland, O Christmas Tree, Carol of the Bells, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

"One of the most spectacular journeys in recent American music." — The New York Times

"One of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music — any music — today." — The Los Angeles Times

TICKETS

Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2 | Cumberland Square Park


Bristol’s Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting is set for Monday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at Cumberland Square Park in Historic Downtown Bristol. The event showcases the site’s nearly 50-foot Norwegian Spruce and its younger counterpart, a 25-foot Douglas Fir decorated with thousands of warm-white Christmas lights – about 30,000 of them – for a dramatic and joyous display.

Presented by Believe in Bristol

Special thank you to our sponsor for this year's event: The Bristol Hotel

Refreshments provided by : Emmanuel Episcopal Church and The Bristol Hotel

State Street String Band

December 2 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

Community Notice Board

Tri-Cities Escape Thanksgiving Discount

November 22–30 | Tri-Cities Escape Game


SAVE $2 per person and ESCAPE with the Turkeys you love! Make it aThanksgiving to remember and head down to Bristol's State Street for an unforgettable ESCAPE!

Use the coupon code Turkey2off and save $2 per person games played through Saturday, November 30!

FAQ for YOU:

Yes, we're open Black Friday! Shop till you drop and then escape! Or, shop, escape and shop some more!
Yes, we host groups of ALL SIZES — from 2 people all the way up to 90 or more!
Yes, we are wheelchair accessible — both the Great Twister Escape and Alien Deception are located at ground level.
Yes, you can park and enjoy an escape and all the best of State Street! Delicious dining and dessert options abound!

Have more questions? Give us a call at 423-573-2114 or shoot us an email at info@tricitiesescapegame.com! We're already scheduling for this weekend!

Also Coming Up

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Coupe' Deville
November 27 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
ThanksSpinning with Harry
November 27 | Machiavelli's
Thanksgiving Eve Party
November 27 | State Line Bar & Grill
Thanksgiving at Vivian's Table
November 28 | Bristol Hotel
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
Pop-Up Vinyl Record Sale
November 30 | Elderbrew
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
An Evening with Ketch Secor & Molly Tuttle
December 4 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/The Stone Mountain Serenaders
December 4 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
An Evening with Ketch Secor & Molly Tuttle
December 4 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Ragged Sally host our Humpday Party with $1 Drafts!
December 4 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Canvas Class
December 5 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Bristol Christmas Parade
December 5 | Downtown Bristol
Rebecca Lee Daniels
December 5 | Blackbird Bakery
Laura Thurston Live
December 5 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Miracle on 34th Street
December 6–22 | Theatre Bristol
Tri-Cities Christmas Open Acoustic Jam
December 6 | State Line Bar & Grill
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
The Usual Suspect's!
December 6 | O'Mainnin's Pub
She Loves Me Auditions
December 7–10 | Theatre Bristol
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
Sugar Lime Blue
December 7 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Christmas at the Train Station
December 8 | Bristol Train Station
Creative & Crafty:Book Page Christmas Tree
December 10 | Bristol Public Library
Featured Artist Meet & Greet:Kandee Wallace
December 10 | Blackbird Bakery
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Trisha Gene Brady
December 11 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Quarter Bounce w/ Rusty Steel
December 11 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Author Talk: Chrissie Anderson Peters
December 12 | Bristol Public Library
River's Way Christmas and Hanukkah Celebration!
December 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Diamonds
December 12 | Blackbird Bakery
Matt Smile
December 12 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Bristol Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
December 13–14 | Paramount Bristol
Operation HOPE: Credit and Money Management Workshop
December 13 | Bristol Public Library
Adam Bolt
December 13 | Cascade Draft House
Farm & Fun Time Christmas Ball
December 13 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Rylee Peters
December 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Daniel Messer
December 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
David Mayfield Parade
December 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Below 7
December 13 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Fused Glass Workshop
December 14 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
BPL Anime Theater:.hack//SIGN
December 14 | Bristol Public Library
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
The Knotty G'sLive Duo from Ashville host our Humpday Party! $1.50 Drafts
December 18 | O'Mainnin's Pub
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
TJ Darnell
December 19 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Julie Williams
December 20 | Cascade Draft House
Ian Feathers
December 20 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Loose Leaves
December 20 | O'Mainnin's Pub
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
Matt Smile
December 26 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Dirt Road Rising
December 27 | Cascade Draft House
Anthony Mangrum
December 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Melissa & Kayla McKinny
December 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Indighost & 49 Winchester: Holiday Hangover
December 27 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Tennessee Champagne
December 27 | O'Mainnin's Pub
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
A Great Disaster
December 28 | O'Mainnin's Pub
New Years Eve Hooley with Below 7!
December 31 | O'Mainnin's Pub
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
JP Parsons
January 4 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin
January 9–10 | Paramount Bristol
Ryan Ward
January 10 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Chris Long
January 11 | Cascade Draft House
Corey Snowden
January 11 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Zamar Band
January 17 | Cascade Draft House
Henry Cho
January 17 | Paramount Bristol
Victor Lawson
January 17 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Monica Woodard and Dave Sizemore
January 18 | Cascade Draft House
Laura Thurston
January 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Nicholas Jamerson
January 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Trey Epling
January 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Rebirth Brass Band
February 1 | Paramount Bristol
The Steeldrivers
February 6 | Paramount Bristol
She Loves Me
February 7–16 | Theatre Bristol
Bill Engvall
February 9 | Paramount Bristol
The HillBenders: WhoGrass!
February 29 | Paramount Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 18 | Paramount Bristol

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