Downtown Bristol Events
August 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum Performance Theater
Two meeting time options: 9:00 am or 3:00 pm
Representatives from the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Discover Bristol, Bristol Motor Speedway, Believe in Bristol, and Birthplace of Country Music will be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding the Battle on the State Line Kickoff & Pep Rally (Sept. 8-9), and other events surrounding the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol Football Game.
August 11 | Downtown Center
Earl Humphries and his band are some of the most talented musicians in this area. You don't want to miss this night of nostalgia and classic rock!
For the 20th year, the City of Bristol Tennessee will be hosting the free concert series "Full Moon Jam" on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 or 9:30 p.m. through September 29th.
Bring a lawn chair or come early to grab one of the 350 chairs provided on-site. Refreshments are sold in the concessions area for a nominal fee. Clean, well-stocked restrooms also available.
You are asked not to park in the bank drive-through area adjacent to the venue and please do not to bring skateboards or bicycles into the venue. Parking is available on Shelby Street in the Municipal parking lot or on State Street in designated parking spaces.
August 11 | Mountain Music Museum
Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.
This week's Pickin' Porch Show will feature Ronnie Williams.
August 11 | 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.
August 12 | Downtown Bristol
Come out to Historic Downtown Bristol on Friday, August 5 from 6 – 9pm for the Hot Bristol Night Antique Car Show! All cars will enter State Street from Commonwealth Avenue / Volunteer Parkway. Gates open at 5pm. There is a $10 entry fee for antique cars, which included 50/50 ticket, door prize ticket, and more!
Admission to the event if free for the public.
For more information, contact Jamey Rector, President of the Appalachian Region of AACA at 423-383-2322.
August 12 | Machiavelli's
Bristol Saves Lives will be holding a benefit concert at Machiavelli's August 12th at 7 PM. Come one come all for an evening of great music and help support this great cause!
I would like to publicly thank Dave and Val for allowing us the use of their fine establishment for the evening.
Artists who will be performing are as follows:
Major Canty with Tony Dixon
No cover charge but we will have a donation booth for those who wish to support our great cause.
August 12 | Bristol Ballet
All proceeds will help with the purchase of Naloxone auto injector kits for the Bristol VA Police and Fire Departments.
Join Bristol Ballet for a West Coast Swing lesson August 14th at Bristol Ballet Studio. The lesson will begin at 7:30pm, followed by dancing from 8:30 – 10:30 pm.
Cost is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit Bristol Ballet, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Refreshments will be provided, but a snack to share is always welcome!
August 12 | Quaker Steak and Lube
About James Meadows
August 12 | Bristol Brewery
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.
From the hills of Eastern Kentucky, Exit 23 was formed in the Summer of 2014 by core members Johnny “Pop” Day (Vocals/Guitar), Charlie Cable (Banjo/Mandolin/Guitar), and Scott Cable (Lead Guitar). Morphing each member’s musical influences and styles, a sound of their own was created as they began to arrange acoustic driven, country-tinged songs.
August 13 | Downtown Center
Join us at the State Street Farmer's Market, where local merchants, fresh food and fun times come together. Choose your favorite local produce, homemade foods and unique arts and crafts. The market is open from May through October.
May — October
Saturdays 8 am — Noon
July — September
Wednesdays 2 — 6 pm
Don't forget! The State Street Farmer's Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards. Participants can scan their card and receive wooden tokens of either $1 or $2 in value and can use those tokens with participating vendors.
August 13 | Cumberland Square Park
Do you like spending time outside? Do you like listening to bird songs? Do you want to meet new friends and take care of your health? Join Wellness Yoga of Bristol in the park for a free yoga practice. Classes will be held every Saturday in June, July, and August, weather permitting. The yoga practices will be taught by Rita Gregory and Nicole Putnam. Enjoy your free yoga practice in the midst of beautiful nature! Practices will be held at Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, VA! See you on the mat!
August 14 | Studio Brew
Studio Brew is serving up an outstanding music component on Sunday Afternoons from 5:00 pm to 7:30 beginning on August 14th: the Sunday Afternooner Music Series! Kicking off this sequence is a singer/songwriter event hosted by Jeff Lane (Hundred Acres and Real Life Heavies) joined by the haunting and lingering melodies of Annie Robinette, followed by themusic of Jamen Denton (Virginia Ground and Wise Old River).
August 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Clap along to the bluegrass sounds of State Street String Band.