Downtown Bristol Events
February 5 | Delta Blues BBQ
No Name Blue Band
February 5 | State Line Bar & Grill
6 PM — 8 PM
Contact Buddy Capps to book a date!
Music Bingo every Wednesday at Stateline Bar & Grille in Bristol, TN.
We start at 7pm sharp so get there early and get your bingo cards.
1st & 2nd rounds win $10 Cash each round. Final Round win a $20 Gift Certificate.
Spread the word and come have some fun!
February 5 | Bristol Public Library
The Bristol Public Library is offering a free viewing of Queen of Katwe (2016), starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, and Madina Nalwanga. Based on a true story and adapted from the novel by Tim Crothers, this film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi. Refreshments will be served!
February 6 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.
PG; 124 minutes.
Join Victoria on Thursday, February 6th starting at 6:00 PM to learn how to paint this #ParadiseFound Canvas! This is a level 2 class, but no experience is required. This class will give a little more insight and detail into techniques for painting. Cost is $35 per painter. Call or message us to reserve your seats!
February 6 | Paramount Bristol
Take a rock and roll attitude, mix in some great songwriting, and place it on top of a foundation of bluegrass music. That's the formula that describes the Grammy-winning Steeldrivers. This is new music with the old feeling. It’s a sound The Tennessean once described as "gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs." The Philadelphia Inquirer put it even more succinctly: "You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it; Nashville's Steeldrivers have bushels of it."
February 6 | Blackbird Bakery
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet is Tom Peterson, Ed Davis, Joe Pendergast, and Ernie Braganza.
February 7–16 | Theatre Bristol
Love runs deep in Theatre Bristol's 55th Season. From new romance to love for family, community, country, and society, the season is full of laughs and heart-warming moments for the whole family, as well as thought-provoking and important reflection and connection.
The season kicks off with "She Loves Me," the award-winning romantic comedy musical inspired by the same story that brought "You've Got Mail" to the screen — though here love letters are exchanged to beautiful music in a 1930s perfumery. Directed by Steve Davis and Steve Baskett, celebrate Valentine's with "She Loves Me," weekends February 7-16.
February 7 | Mercantile on State
Whisky Wick candle company will be on hand Friday 2/7/20 at 6 pm for a candle pouring class! Come pour your very own custom soy candle and create your very own label!
February 7 | Downtown Bristol
Class is 25$ per person! Message Whisky Wick to sign up for this amazing class!!
Friday, February 7, 2020 | 6-8pm | Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA
February 7 | State Line Bar & Grill
Cost: FREE! ($5 Donation Always Appreciated)
The holidays may be behind us, but that definitely doesn't mean the cold temperatures are behind us, which is reason enough to drink some chocolate! Enjoy visiting our downtown merchants and sipping on a variety of creative hot cocoas while you shop.
Pick up your passport at any of the participating locations and see if you can try them all!
This event is free to the public, though there is a suggested one-time donation of $5 with the proceeds supporting the work of the Arts & Entertainment District of Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.
Come warm your bones by putting on your dancing shoes. We will be playing your favorite honky tonk tunes from 7-10 while Stateline will be serving delicious food and cold drinks!
February 7 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Come out and enjoy CC Clevenger, Bob Bordwine, and Jeremy Vance for an unplugged version of The Quarter Bounce band!
February 7 | Bristol Hotel
What better place to be on a Friday night than on our rooftop bar and lounge, listening to Post Bop Revival?! Come out and enjoy some great music while sipping on a specialty cocktail!
February 8 | Mercantile on State
If you love decorating for holidays as mu h as I do the. You know these little gnomes are all the rage!
February 8 | Cascade Draft House
We’re hosting a Gnome making class! Come join us for a night of fun and snacks! 20$ per person includes all supplies needed to make your gnome! Snacks and drinks included!
Get your friends and family or have a girls night out and join us for Gnome much fun!!! Message us to reserve your spot! These are gonna go quick!!
Singer/Songwriter Zak Saltz will begin at 7pm.
Trucky Cheese Food Truck on site.
February 8 | Paramount Bristol
Dustbowl Revival is an Americana and Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans swing, Americana, a little blues, and roots-rock into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party. Over the last five years, Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows. Their music video that featured famous actor Dick Van Dyke for "Never Had to Go," garnered over 10 million views.
"We’ve had big brassy funky vintage soul-meets-country-blues bands before, but none has had more chair-by-chair excellence in musicianship, showmanship and vocal power than Dustbowl Revival out of Los Angeles.” – Music City Roots
February 8 | Blackbird Bakery
Formed in late 2017 and comprised of two Appalachian born-and-bred musicians Toni Doman and KT Vandyke, Virginia West is a musical duo based out of Abingdon, VA. Specializing in Country Western, Folk and Swing music styles, 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.
February 8 | Delta Blues BBQ
Plays original blues songs and personal interpretations of blues classics.
February 8 | Quaker Steak and Lube
We are excited to bring Justin Mychals in for his debut show here at Quaker Steak and Lube!
February 8 | O'Mainnin's Pub
The party is coming to you Bristol at the one and only O'Mainnin's Pub! Saturday, February 8th will feature a full night of dance music brought to you by groovin' Major Payne, the Treez on Marz Collective, and the high energy, musically intricate musicians in Doctor Ocular.
Come enjoy the first in a series of Electric Nights that will be hosted by Doctor Ocular in Bristol!
Have to be 21 or older.
Cover Charge: $5
February 9 | Paramount Bristol
Treez on Marz (DJ) 10pm — 10:45pm
Major Payne (DJ) 11pm — 11:45pm
Doctor Ocular (Band) 12am — 2am
Doctor Ocular has been traveling heavily the past two years spreading their unique brand of funk/jazz dance music with electronic elements. They are a unique band that is very quickly rising and winning the hearts of all who hear them. You do not want to miss this great performance that will stimulate your mind and move your body!
Check out their EP "Hippocratic Toast" and their newest album "Hindsight"!
Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of America’s most hilarious comedians. Engvall’s iconic brand of observational satire is as relatable as it is laugh out loud funny.Bill's first album, “Here's Your Sign,” held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks.He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White, Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which have sold more than 9 million units and received a Grammy nomination.
Two shows – one at 5:00 and one at 8:00!
February 10 | Bristol Public Library
Wytheville native,Michael Gillman, will be the featured speaker before the Bristol Historical Association in February. Gillman, who is the Coordinator of Heritage Sites and Programs for the Town ofWytheville, will present the program, “Resolved to live or Die”,Southwest Virginiain the Revolution. The meeting will be held onMonday, February 10, 6:30pm, at the Bristol Public Library. The general public is invited to attend this free event.
WytheCounty’s history is very strategic to the history ofSouthwest Virginia. The current location ofFortChiswellis the site of a frontier fort built in 1758 as an outpost during the French and Indian War. The fort was of strategic importance during the American Revolution as the guard post over a deposit of lead used by the militia to mold bullets. It was situated at the junction of the Great Trading Path and theRichmond Road, near theNew River.
WytheCountywas created after the American Revolution in 1789 and named for George Wythe, the "father of American Jurisprudence" and signer of the Declaration of Independence. In May 1790, 100 acres of land was donated to establish a town and county seat at Wytheville. The fort fell into disrepair after the county seat and courthouse were moved fromFortChiswellto its new location at Wytheville. Gillman will discuss the history and importance ofFortChiswell, the lead mines and the Fincastle Resolutions.
Michael Gillman was born and raised in Wytheville. He is currently the Coordinator of Heritage Sites and Programs for the Town ofWytheville, Department of Museums. Gillman is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business-Project Management from Liberty University Online. He is an avidSouthwest Virginiamaterial culture and decorative arts collector. A member of the Fincastle/Montgomery County Militia ofSouthwest Virginialiving history group, he most recently was named as an adviser to an upcoming PBS series.
The February 10th 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, by e-mail;email@example.com. Visit our Facebook page for details, BRISTOL HISTORY. JudgeCharles Flannaganwas recently named as the new president of the Bristol Historical Association.
February 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Meet & Greet the artist Janina Williams at 6pm.
February 13 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Be part of the studio audience for a Valentine’s edition of Farm & Fun Fun Time, featuring Wayne Henderson & Presley Parker, The Kody Norris Show, and house band Bill & the Belles!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.