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Loft Living in Downtown Bristol

Loft living available now in Downtown Bristol, TN/VA! Each loft has its own unique style and history. The downtown dwellers are their own community, hosting events and participating in a neighborhood watch program. Visit the Believe in Bristol website for all available opportunities for loft living in downtown!

Downtown Bristol Events

Census Job Fairs (Multiple Dates)

January 21–29 | Bristol Public Library


Are you looking for ways to help your community? The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring temporary positions for the 2020 Census in our area. The largest number of positions available are for census takers. Pay rates vary by area. If you are interested, you can learn more about available positions and apply during any of our job fairs this month at the Bristol Public Library!

Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, January 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, January 28, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, January 29, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

By working for the Census Bureau, you can help them reach their goal for the 2020 Census to ensure everyone is counted. Census counts have a huge impact on our community. The 2020 Census data will be used to determine how more than $675 billion from more than 100 government programs are distributed to states and localities, including communities like ours. The data influence choices made about which roads are fixed, where schools are built and businesses opened, what medical services are offered, and more

Bingo

January 29 | Bristol Public Library


Join the Bristol Public Library on Wednesday, January 29, at 4:00 p.m. for an afternoon full of free bingo, prizes, snacks, and fun! No registration is necessary. Simply drop in anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to enjoy free bingo, win prizes, and munch on tasty snacks. For more information, please reach out to the library at 276-821-6147 or kayla@bristol-library.org.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/ Fanny & The Paper Straws

January 29 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Please join us for the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday featuring Fanny & The Paper Straws! 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!

Organizing Tips for the New Year

January 30 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Jones Property Group


BHHS Jones Property Group has partnered with Jonya Kennedy, owner of Sorted Wellness, to host a free seminar on organizational tips for the new year!

www.sortedwellness.com

About Sorted Wellness
"Sorted Wellness is the combination of my gifts to give back to this world. It is all about wellness for your body, mind and home. When you're living a healthy lifestyle and your home is in order, you can function better throughout your days and nights! So whether you need your pantry or basement organized or you need to increase your flexibility or you want to want personal training or private yoga instruction, I can help you do one or all of these things! All for better function in the name of wellness, for you, a better you."

Moon Viewing

January 30 | Bristol Public Library


See the moon in a new light using BPL's telescopes.

Bristol Public Library Family Reading Magic Show

January 30 | Bristol Public Library


Bristol Public Library Family Reading Magic Show
Featuring The Award-Winning Magic of Joseph Young
JosephYoungMagic.com / 276-393-4410

Virginia West

January 30 | Cascade Draft House


Virginia West is comprised of two Appalachian born-and-bred musicians Toni Doman and KT Vandyke. Specializing in Country Western, Folk and Swing music styles and based out of Abingdon, Virginia, they bring a uniquely vintage approach to their musical escapades. Fresh with colorful harmonies, vibrant rhythm and melodies, they paint compelling musical landscapes. Pulling their influence from classic country greats like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and George Jones, as well as intriguing swing acts like Squirrel Nut Zippers, Cab Calloway and other dance friendly swing icons, their music is simple yet captivating, emotive and catchy.

Trivia Thursdays

January 30 – October 29 | State Street Brewing


Every Thursday, State Street Brewing will host trivia with our very own, Matthew Kilby.

Each week will have a different theme, so be sure to check back as new themes are decided. First, second and third place teams will win a State Street Brewing Company gift card.

Victor Lawson

January 30 | Blackbird Bakery


Victor always brings the heat!! Come get a dose of the good Blues on 01/30/2020.

Highway 3 Twenty-One LIVE

January 31 | Cascade Draft House


Highway 3 Twenty One coming LIVE To Bristol, TN at The Cascade Draft House. This event features Cody and Rich for a night of classic southern rock, twangin' country music, and Highway 3 Twenty One Originals! Hope you can make it out for an awesome night of music!

Jake Shimabukuro

January 31 | Paramount Bristol


Hawaiian-born Shimabukuro has virtually reinvented the ukulele. No one else in the world plays, or has ever played, the instrument with anything that approaches his skill and artistry. He is a true master of styles and his playing has a wonderful innocence to it, as if each phrase feels new to him. This sense of discovery is abundant on his astonishing reinterpretations of popular songs ranging from the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” or Jimi Hendrix’s “If 6 Was 9,” the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” or Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Shimabukuro was born in Honolulu Hawaii and started playing the ukulele at the age of four. He was relatively unknown to the outside world until his ukulele version of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” became a You Tube sensation and racked up 12 million views. As soon as music fans got a listen to Shimabukuro’s virtuosic approach to the ukulele, they were hooked. His albums topped the Billboard World Music Charts, and as a live performer he became one of the hottest tickets around, headlining the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House (he even performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) while making frequent appearances on media outlets like The Today Show, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Jake Shimabukuro performs with Nolan Verner on bass and Dave Preston on guitar.

“His latest album, The Greatest Dayexhibits Shimabukuro’s dazzling musical dexterity, his canny arrangements, and his way of letting his feel for sound and structure direct him around musical corners and down unexplored musical paths.” – No Depression

TICKETS

Marques & Paul Acoustic

January 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Marques and Paul will be out to satisfy all of your listening needs!

Friday Night Jams ft. Caitlin Krisko of The Broadcast

January 31 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Caitlin Krisko, The Broadcast is a psychedelic soul rock band hailing from Asheville, NC. Produced by members of Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Broadcast steps into the arena of rock and roll night after night, delivering some of the most electrifying live shows today. Krisko’s sweeping lead vocals range from a whispered hush to a lioness roar, captivating audiences across the United States and Europe

Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round

February 1 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music is excited to partner with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to be a venue for qualifying rounds leading up to the 2nd annual Tennessee Songwriters Week February 23-29, 2020.

The museum, along with other venues across the state of Tennessee, will sign up local talent to compete. Top songwriters from the official qualifying rounds will perform during one of the six Tennessee Songwriters Week showcases. Finalists from the showcases get the opportunity to share their original songs on the historic stage at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

Click here for complete details.

Rebirth Brass Band

February 1 | Paramount Bristol


Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. The band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they have also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound, winning over several generations of music lovers.

“Rebirth is one of the great musical institutions in New Orleans history.”

“Few bands on earth can play in an arrangement like Rebirth Brass Band and manage to be so tight and professional, yet also exude that loose, jubilant spirit of their hometown.” – New York Times

The Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band presents a Horn/Percussion Workshop!
Saturday, February 1 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Students attend FREE!

Held on the Paramount stage, this workshop is for beginner through intermediate level students, but all levels will be accommodated.
The workshop will include a discussion of the brass band tradition in the cultural life of New Orleans, brass and percussion technique, Q&A and some improvisation!
For information, or to register, please email: info@paramountbristol.org.

Momma Molasses

February 1 | 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!

The Usual Suspects

February 1 | Delta Blues BBQ


The Usual Suspects LIVE at Delta Blues BBQ.

James Meadows

February 1 | Quaker Steak and Lube


James started up his band, James Meadows & The Country Mile Drifters, just after his album officially released in August of 2008. The band is compiled of amazing professional musicians who put on a very high energy show. Their shows contain a huge set list filled with both fan/crowd requested and timeless Classic Country, Top 40 Country, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, and Originals that are sure to blow the walls off of any event or venue.

Jon King

February 1 | Cascade Draft House


Join us Saturday, February 1st for live music from local singer-songwriter Jon King (Piney Flats, TN) that specializes in classic country and southern rock music.

Tennessee Champagne

February 1 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Come down and enjoy some great music with us!

Super Bowl Party

February 2 | State Line Bar & Grill


Super Bowl party this Sunday folks!


We are opening at 3pm.


Full menu!
$12 Wing buffet from 6pm thru halftime
(Wings, tenders, fried pickles, tater tots, hot dogs with chili and much more)

State Street String Band

February 3 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

Open Mic Night at Delta Blues

February 5 | Delta Blues BBQ


No Name Blue Band
Keith Love

6 PM — 8 PM
Contact Buddy Capps to book a date!

Believe in Bristol's Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom Volume III

March 7 | Foundation Event Facility


Join us for Believe in Bristol's spring fundraiser, Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom Volume III: Prom through the Decades! Join us Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Foundation Event Facility and party with a purpose!

This event includes all your favorite prom staples from balloon arches and cheesy prom photos to finger foods and a DJ with the added bonus of games and a bar! Nominate your friends and vote for King and Queen, dance the night away with our DJ, and create fun memories along the way — all while supporting a local nonprofit organization! This event is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 21. Relive your high school glory days: dust off that old dress, tux, or suit, or use the night as an excuse to look good and have fun!

Individual and couple tickets will be available for sale both at the Believe in Bristol office and online for $25 and $40 respectively. Tables will be available for purchase ONLY through the Believe in Bristol office at $300 for 8 seats (table quantity limited). Tickets include entry, food, one drink, and dancing 'til you drop. King and Queen nominations and votes, extra drinks, games, and official prom photos will be cash only.

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Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom Volume III is a fundraiser for Believe in Bristol; all proceeds will benefit the Main Street Program and downtown revitalization efforts. For more information, please contact the Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2201 or info@believeinbristol.org.

As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life. Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501 ( c ) 3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit and economy.

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Trivia Tuesdays at Elderbrew

Tuesdays | Elderbrew


Good news for the 4 of you that mentioned you wanted it: Trivia returns to Elderbrew!


Tuesdays, 7 pm,bring a team, drink some dollar off pints, and maybe win some swag and beer!

Trivia Thursdays

Thursdays | State Street Brewing


Every Thursday, State Street Brewing will host trivia with our very own, Matthew Kilby.

Each week will have a different theme, so be sure to check back as new themes are decided. First, second and third place teams will win a State Street Brewing Company gift card.

Pub Poll

First Friday of Each Month | State Street Brewing


When there's no RIGHT answer, you have to pick the POPULAR answer. We survey our players, turn them into questions and you WIN!

Bring your team and get ready to brainstorm with Challenge Entertainment, State Street Brewing and PUB POLL!

First Friday of every month!

Valentine's Weekend

February 13 — 15 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Starting on Thursday, February 13th at 5:00 PM through Saturday, February 15th we are doing $5 Studio Fees! Come in with your sweetie or your best pal and make memories that last! Light Refreshments will be available! #FireupYourInnerArtist

Also Coming Up

Census Job Fairs (Multiple Dates)
January 21–29 | Bristol Public Library
Bingo
January 29 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/ Fanny & The Paper Straws
January 29 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Organizing Tips for the New Year
January 30 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Jones Property Group
Moon Viewing
January 30 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Public Library Family Reading Magic Show
January 30 | Bristol Public Library
Virginia West
January 30 | Cascade Draft House
Victor Lawson
January 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Highway 3 Twenty-One LIVE
January 31 | Cascade Draft House
Jake Shimabukuro
January 31 | Paramount Bristol
Marques & Paul Acoustic
January 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Friday Night Jams ft. Caitlin Krisko of The Broadcast
January 31 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round
February 1 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Rebirth Brass Band
February 1 | Paramount Bristol
Momma Molasses
February 1 | Blackbird Bakery
The Usual Suspects
February 1 | Delta Blues BBQ
James Meadows
February 1 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Jon King
February 1 | Cascade Draft House
Tennessee Champagne
February 1 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Super Bowl Party
February 2 | State Line Bar & Grill
State Street String Band
February 3 | Blackbird Bakery
Open Mic Night at Delta Blues
February 5 | Delta Blues BBQ
Level 2 Canvas Class
February 6 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
The Steeldrivers
February 6 | Paramount Bristol
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
February 6 | Blackbird Bakery
TJ Darnell
February 6 | O'Mainnin's Pub
She Loves Me
February 7–16 | Theatre Bristol
Jess Nunley
February 7 | State Line Bar & Grill
Quarter Bounce Unplugged
February 7 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Flower Power Groove
February 8 | Cascade Draft House
Dustbowl Revival
February 8 | Paramount Bristol
Virginia West
February 8 | Blackbird Bakery
Bluesman and The Blues Essentials
February 8 | Delta Blues BBQ
Justin Mychals
February 8 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Electric Nights with Doctor Ocular
February 8 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Bill Engvall
February 9 | Paramount Bristol
Featured Artist Meet & Greet: Janina Williams
February 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Farm & Fun Time ft. Wayne Henderson & Presley Barker, Kody Norris Show
February 13 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Diamonds
February 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Matt Smile
February 13 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Rylee Peters
February 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Valentine's Day with Ivy Road
February 14 | Delta Blues BBQ
Jordan Anderson
February 14 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Jason Senters
February 15 | Cascade Draft House
Square Dance
February 15 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Kevin Lorenz
February 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Tomcats CD Release Party
February 15 | Delta Blues BBQ
Sucker Punch
February 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub
State Street String Band
February 17 | Blackbird Bakery
Shannan Miller
February 20 | Blackbird Bakery
TJ Darnell
February 20 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Donnie and the Dry Heavers
February 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Mike Preslar
February 22 | Cascade Draft House
Anthony Mangrum
February 22 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
February 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Laura Thurston
February 27 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Mick Kyte
February 28 | Cascade Draft House
Virginia West
February 28 | State Line Bar & Grill
Cleve Edwards
February 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Sam Collie and the Roustabouts
February 29 | Cascade Draft House
Sam Collie and the Roustabouts
February 29 | Cascade Draft House
The HillBenders: WhoGrass!
February 29 | Paramount Bristol
Pinion Pine
February 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Below 7
February 29 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
March 6 | Paramount Bristol
Believe in Bristol's Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom Volume III
March 7 | Foundation Event Facility
The Blind Boys of Alabama
March 27 | Paramount Bristol
Charles Esten
April 2 | Paramount Bristol
Golden Dragon Acrobats
April 4 | Paramount Bristol
Leo Kottke
April 7 | Paramount Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 18 | Paramount Bristol
The Paramount Revival 2020
April 19 | Paramount Bristol
Jim Messina
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
Sebastian Bach
April 26 | Paramount Bristol
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
May 28 | Paramount Bristol

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