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Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Angela Easterling

February 19 | Bristol Hotel


Angela Easterling brandishes her songwriting chops with rootsy, refreshing, homespun tunes. Her music is not quite country, not quite folk, but all together unique and engaging.
Angela is a four-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist, a Telluride Troubadour and a two-time Wildflower Performing Songwriter Finalist. The Boston Herald named her song “The Picture” “Best Political Country Song” in their Year’s best music. Her most recent release, 2015’s “Common Law Wife”, went all the way to number 1 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Airplay Chart, and remained in the top 5 on that chart for nearly 2 months, closing the year out as #12 on the top 100 albums, and earning much praise in the press. Roger McGuinn, of the Byrds, called her “a bright shining star on the horizon!” and went on to say, “Her CD brought me back to the time the Byrds recorded “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” – tradition meets youthful exuberance.” Angela is currently playing a full schedule of shows and is at work on her sixth album.

Night at O'Mainnin's

February 19 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Come out and rock out with 4 local bands! Making Contact, Killing Merci, Orchid Thief and Halo Scars! Free show!

Girls Night Out

February 20 | Serendipity


Girls Night Out: Galentine's Day Edition!
Last week we celebrated romance, but this week we celebrate our gal pal's. Grab your beloved girl squad and join us for a Girls Night Out at Serendipity.


Enjoy sips and dips and 20% off your entire purchase at Serendipity. Plus,experience FLWR TYME a local flower subscription service.
FLWR TYME will have a make your own bouquet bar set up for you to create a beautiful bouquet for you to take home. Anyone who purchasesa bouquet or signs up for a flower subscription from FLWR TYME will receive a coupon from Serendipity for $10 off a future purchase at Serendipity.

The night is yours, so let's have some fun ladies!

JP Parsons

February 20 | Cascade Draft House


Please help us welcome back good friends JP Parson on the mic and Mae Malees Spring Rolls for the grub. A great evening out supporting small businesses and downtown!

Dinner starts around 5pm
Music starts around 7pm

2020 Film Series: Legend of Lead Belly

February 20 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Join us for a free screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Legend of Lead Belly, part of our 2020 Film Series.
This is a free event, but we ask that you please RSVP through ticket link HERE.

About the film:
Legend of Lead Belly

Huddie Ledbetter was born into poverty, battled racism, and did time, but in spite of his early hardships, or perhaps because of them, he became one of the great musicians of the 20th century. We trace the life and career of Lead Belly, a man praised by critics and revered by artists, whose unique music crossed a host of genres and influenced countless industry legends, from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Nirvana and beyond. See how his talent, humanity, and determination defeated all that stood in his way to make his voice heard, then and now.

BPL Book Club

February 20 | Bristol Public Library


The BPL Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Kegley Conference Room. This month our selection for discussion is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

Any reader is welcome to join at any time, and no registration is required. BPL Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted on our calendar, to read and discuss a wide variety of books. Make sure to join us for good company, good books, and sweet treats!

For more information, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780.

For The Song's Sake: Emily Stewart & David Haught

February 20 | Earnest Tube


The second installment of a curated songwriter night hosted by Mama Molasses. Earnest Tube owner's Clint Holley and Bonnie Flinner open their home to listeners and songwriters to celebrate the art of writing a song. February's performers are Emily Stewart and David Haught. Donations will be accepted for the artists.

Hosted by Momma Molasseson the THIRD THURSDAY of each month,
we hope you'll visit in our small, cozy performance space to hear
one-of-a kind performances by talented musicians.

We will be welcoming a variety of artists and styles over the coming months.

Please watch for upcoming shows and invite your friends to join our mailing list!

This event is BYOB.

22 1/2 Lee House Concerts
22 1/2 Lee Street
Bristol, VA
216-401-0877

Shannan Miller

February 20 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for the music of Shannan Miller!

TJ Darnell

February 20 | O'Mainnin's Pub


We guarantee a great night of tunes on 2/20!

Bark & Brew

February 21 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Bring your dog out on a date! Have a brew & a bite to help raise $ for shelter animals.

Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers with Honest Outlaws

February 21 | State Line Bar & Grill


Acoustic Show

CDH Proudly Presents James Senters w/JP USA Mobile Food

February 21 | Cascade Draft House


A contestant on the upcoming Americas Got Talent, James Senters brings a mixture of originals and covers. Just him and his acoustic guitar, you can guarantee a very intimate, yet fun, night of music.

Gerald Sheppard

February 21–22 | Bristol Hotel


Please join us in some soft acoustic music in our dining room @ Vivian's Table! Enjoy a set from Gerald Sheppard while you enjoy your dinner! All ages are welcome!

Jason Lloyd

February 21 | 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!

Friday Night Jams ft. The Tremors

February 21 | Bristol Hotel


Number One on the interplanetary charts, The Tremors is a cosmic rockabilly trio from Greensboro, North Carolina with influences ranging from Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard. If you love those late night drive-in picture shows, fuzzy hot licks, and a slap bass, you'll dig the "Demon Boogie Fever" of these tattooed alien-rockers.

Gypsys at Delta Blues!

February 21 | Delta Blues BBQ



We are so excited to make our debut in Bristol at Delta Blues! Come rock out with us!

Donnie and the Dry Heavers

February 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Donnie and the Dry Heavers drop in at O'Mainnin's Pub for a night of movin' and groovin'! Come out and enjoy your weekend with this Indie-Rock/Jam Band from Kingsport.

Mikey Preslar Live with Krazy Gringos Food Truck

February 22 | Cascade Draft House


Back to the best little Draft House in Bristol TN for them songs of good love, bad love, unrequited love, whiskey, wild women and more!

Food at 5pm
Music around 7pm

Anthony Mangrum

February 22 | Blackbird Bakery


Have your song request ready, Anthony Mangrum is returning to Blackbird. He will dazzles the keyboard and sing a large variety of songs. Anthony is always a crowd pleaser, so come early, order your butterscotch bar with homemade caramel icing, and enjoy the entertainment.

Roaring 20's Party!

February 22 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Come out and celebrate the 20's in fashion on 02/22/2020. Dress up in your favorite vintage attire and mingle the night away with us.

The Diamonds Band will be here for your listening pleasure from 8-11pm.

Big Jon Atkinson LIVE at Delta Blues

February 22 | Delta Blues BBQ


Big Jon Atkinson LIVE at Delta Blues.

Saturday Night On The State Line!

February 22 | O'Mainnin's Pub


LIVE rock n roll from:
Moose Roberts And The Bombay Ginnys
Cornbeef And The Pillbillies
Adam Bolt
$5 cover 21 and up

2MD LIVE at the Mercantile on State

February 23 | Mercantile on State


The Happiest Place on Earth is coming to Mercantile on State! Come grab your accessories for your next trip and stop by our booth! At the end of the event — we will draw a winner for a complimentary set of ears!

Gnome Making Class!

February 23 | Mercantile on State


If you missed our last Gnome making class, don’t miss this!!

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!!

Stand-up Comedy Night with Billy Anderson

February 23 | Cascade Draft House


The Cascade Draft House presents Billy Anderson

Born in Texas and raised in North Augusta, South Carolina – Billy Anderson is a stand-up comedian currently living in Los Angeles. Billy has written for Cracked.Com, performed in SF Sketchfest, was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition and has performed stand-up comedy in every US state. Billy can be heard on SiriusXM, Audible’s “Sounds Like America” hosted by Jackie Kashian and seen on season 3 of the syndicated program “Laughs” on Fox television. In 2017 he released his first live comedy special titled “America’s Sweetheart” which you can stream now on Amazon Prime. Billy can be seen all over the nation as the host of The Gateway Show.

Featuring Mike Masilotti & Hosted by Steven Tye

Also featuring food from Uptown Cheesesteak Company


TICKETS HERE

VIP Reserved Seating — $10 Online | $15 At The Door

The VIP Reserved Seating ticket gives you a guaranteed seat at the event in a prime location of the venue. Your seat will be reserved and held for you no matter what time you make it to the venue.

FREE — General Admission — Free Online | $10 At The Door for Guaranteed Seating (see below)

The General Admission gives you free admission to the event. If you're later than 6:45 PM, you may lose your ability to grab a seat. So if you want a guaranteed seat, they're only $10 so grab one of those, or come early and grab a seat on a first come, first served basis.

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DETAILS

Sunday, Feb 23rd | Doors @ 6:30 PM | Show @ 7 PM | 21+

Sunday Funday Dance Party with DJ B Digital!

February 23


$1.50 Drafts, No Cover Charge, 21 & up 10pm -2am

Museum Volunteer Training

February 24 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


We need YOU as a museum volunteer!

Museum volunteers are needed to assist in the galleries on a daily basis, help in archives and collections, provide curatorial research and exhibit assistance, support special events and exhibit programming, assist in The Museum Store, and act as docents for guided adult and school tours. Training is provided at one 3-hour session that provides a detailed introduction to the museum and the volunteer program, including a chance for you to pinpoint your area of interest and learn more about the ins-and-outs of being a museum volunteer.

We will be holding our next volunteer training session on Monday, February 24, 2:00—5:00p.m. As a volunteer, you will also have many opportunities for continuing learning and training at the museum. Most of all, you will have fun as part of the volunteer team!

For more information on becoming a museum volunteer and to register your interest in these training sessions, contact us by email at volunteercoordinator@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org or by phone at 423-573-1927.

Raspberry Pi: Pi-Hole Ad Blocker

February 24 | Bristol Public Library


Raspberry Pis are inexpensive single-board computers ($10-35), popular with makers and for STEAM Education. In this workshop we will create an ad blocker using Raspberry Pi.

Make a black-hole for ads for your entire home network out of a Raspberry Pi, by using your Pi as a DNS sinkhole, it will even work for your smart TVs, and other non-browser devices! Instruction will be provided.

This workshop is free, and you may bring your own Raspberry Pi or purchase a kit from us if you would like to take your project home. The cost is $25 for a complete kit to take home, which includes Raspberry Pi Zero W with headers, Raspberry Pi Case, MicroSD card preloaded with NOOBS, and OLED screen.

Please call the JCC at 276-645-8790 by Friday, February 14th, if you would like to purchase a kit.

For more info visit: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/pi-hole-raspberry-pi/
Raspberry Pi's Safeguarding policy: rpf.io/safeguarding

Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting

February 24 | Bristol Public Library


Join the Friends of the Bristol Public Library on Monday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m. for their monthly meeting. The BPL FOL will be meeting in the Frances Kegley Conference Room upstairs to discuss Friends' projects and share ideas.

For more information about the Friends of the Bristol Public Library, please contact the library at 276-645-8780 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 link is attached below!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYbNqAs5weS97Rr2K2TKv1oMQKp7ql3G0_l_hDxdZbUHaoRw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3BLjkMqWuQOC1bD8arPtNFSxMeEhlOdTFKdm2dGoPubSSg_YLnLBn4TUA

Dine to Donate!

February 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube


The Junior League of Bristol Tennessee and Virginia depends on support from our community to fund projects that enhance the lives of our fellow citizens. We will be hosting a fundraiser at Quaker Steak and Lube on February 25, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We hope you will join us for great food, great friends, and to find out how you can become a member of an unstoppable movement!

*20% of food sales will be donated to The Junior League of Bristol TN-VA.

Coffee with the Mayors

February 26 | Foundation Event Facility


Attention Downtown merchants, residents, and property owners! Please join us for breakfast and conversation with Bristol TN Mayor Margaret Feierabend and Bristol VA Mayor Neal Osborne. RSVP to communityrelations@bristoltn.org or call (423) 764-4171 for more information. Foundation Event Facility — Bristol Music Room — 620 State Street, Bristol, TN.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Blue Mountain Saints

February 26 | Bristol Hotel


If you love great, acoustic roots music, the Blue Mountain Saints will get your toes tappin'. Come chill up on the roof with some of Bristol's most skilled and esteemed musicians.

Boosting Your Home's Potential — On A Budget

February 27 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Jones Property Group


Learning how to make your home look better, feel better, and increase in value — on a budget. Let Michael Pruitt teach you his tips and tricks for loving your home, whether you are getting ready for the spring market or just need a fresh update!

RSVP here.

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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Game Night

Tuesdays | Quaker Steak and Lube


Singo & Trivia! Bring out the family and enjoy a fun night of playing Bingo with a twist. Different music genres are played.

Get a Bingo and win prizes — up to a $20 Quaker Steak & Lube gift card!

Also Coming Up

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Angela Easterling
February 19 | Bristol Hotel
Night at O'Mainnin's
February 19 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Girls Night Out
February 20 | Serendipity
JP Parsons
February 20 | Cascade Draft House
2020 Film Series: Legend of Lead Belly
February 20 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
BPL Book Club
February 20 | Bristol Public Library
For The Song's Sake: Emily Stewart & David Haught
February 20 | Earnest Tube
Shannan Miller
February 20 | Blackbird Bakery
TJ Darnell
February 20 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Bark & Brew
February 21 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers with Honest Outlaws
February 21 | State Line Bar & Grill
CDH Proudly Presents James Senters w/JP USA Mobile Food
February 21 | Cascade Draft House
Gerald Sheppard
February 21–22 | Bristol Hotel
Jason Lloyd
February 21 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Friday Night Jams ft. The Tremors
February 21 | Bristol Hotel
Gypsys at Delta Blues!
February 21 | Delta Blues BBQ
Donnie and the Dry Heavers
February 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Mikey Preslar Live with Krazy Gringos Food Truck
February 22 | Cascade Draft House
Anthony Mangrum
February 22 | Blackbird Bakery
Roaring 20's Party!
February 22 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Big Jon Atkinson LIVE at Delta Blues
February 22 | Delta Blues BBQ
Saturday Night On The State Line!
February 22 | O'Mainnin's Pub
2MD LIVE at the Mercantile on State
February 23 | Mercantile on State
Gnome Making Class!
February 23 | Mercantile on State
Stand-up Comedy Night with Billy Anderson
February 23 | Cascade Draft House
Sunday Funday Dance Party with DJ B Digital!
February 23
Museum Volunteer Training
February 24 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Raspberry Pi: Pi-Hole Ad Blocker
February 24 | Bristol Public Library
Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting
February 24 | Bristol Public Library
Dine to Donate!
February 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Coffee with the Mayors
February 26 | Foundation Event Facility
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Blue Mountain Saints
February 26 | Bristol Hotel
Radio Bristol Book Club: Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
February 27 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Boosting Your Home's Potential — On A Budget
February 27 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Jones Property Group
Moon Viewing
February 27 | Bristol Public Library
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
Friday Night Jams ft. Beth Snapp and Jason Crawford
February 28 | Bristol Hotel
Sasan Ahovan
February 28–29 | Bristol Hotel
Cleve Edwards
February 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Kindest People / Styrofoam Turtles / House Cat / Sous Sol
February 28 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Sam Collie and the Roustabouts
February 29 | Cascade Draft House
80’s Dance party Red Ball!
February 29 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The HillBenders: WhoGrass!
February 29 | Paramount Bristol
Pinion Pine
February 29 | Blackbird Bakery
TJ Darnell
February 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Below 7
February 29 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Coupe' DeVille
March 4 | Bristol Hotel
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
March 6 | Paramount Bristol
Believe in Bristol's Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom Volume III
March 7 | Foundation Event Facility
Broken Daze w/Fury in Few
March 13 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Theatre Bristol presents Real Heroes
March 14–15 | Theatre Bristol
Zak Saltz LIVE
March 20 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Brewery Comedy TOUR at Bristol
March 21 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
The Blind Boys of Alabama
March 27 | Paramount Bristol
State Street Brewing First Annual Anniversary Party
March 28 | State Street Brewing
Wizard Pub Crawl
March 28 | Downtown Bristol
Bloom Nocturnal Art Market
March 28 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Charles Esten
April 2 | Paramount Bristol
Golden Dragon Acrobats
April 4 | Paramount Bristol
Leo Kottke
April 7 | Paramount Bristol
Friday Night Jams ft. Michelle Malone
April 10 | Bristol Hotel
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
Miss Stateline Beauty
May 3 | State Line Bar & Grill
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
May 28 | Paramount Bristol

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