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Downtown Bristol Events

The Diamonds

January 26 | 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.

The Paramount Chamber Players present Winter Winds

January 27 | Paramount Center for the Arts


The Paramount Chamber Players (TPCP) will present Winter Winds, a program of music for piano plus wind instruments, in four Tri-Cities venues on January 26-29, 2017.

Let the warm sounds of the clarinet, horn, oboe, flute and bassoon croodle your soul in the corner of your mind. This winter, the Paramount Chamber Players present for the first time a concert without strings, an experiment of sound and color, temperament and tempest. The piano remains as a consistent texture while the violin is replaced by the flute or oboe; the viola by the clarinet or horn; and, the cello by the bassoon.

In the same way that we hear different “colors” or “timbres” when we hear an alto and a tenor sing the same notes or a bass and soprano sing the same melody, we hear a different quality of sound with winds than with strings. The center piece of this concert is a piano quintet by the Russian composer, Rimsky-Korsakov balanced by the music of German composer, Reinecke, and French composers, Milhaud and Schmitt.

The Paramount Chamber Players welcome guest artists, Larry Mueller, oboe; Vic Chavez, clarinet; Jeffrey Whaley, horn; and, Rosalind Buda, bassoon. Players appearing in the concert: Rebecca Paluzzi, flute and Craig W. Combs, piano.

The Paramount concert will be held Friday, December 27th at 7:30 pm. Click here to purchase tickets.

Other performances include: Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Kingsport TN; Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Mathes Hall, East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN; and Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m. at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA.

Real Life Heavies

January 27 | Studio Brew


The Real Life Heavies pack an interesting punch live as they demonstrate a versatile 3 piece hammering of sleezy soul and groove music laced with hot undercover rock and roll! The show blends perfectly between fascinating original songs and features "surprises" from several genres and generations. These pencil-pushers are the real thing, carrying out a valiant mid-life crisis after the sun goes down. Check them out at www.reallifeheavies.com.

Dreamcatcher

January 27 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Dreamcatcher was formed in early summer of 2015 by Troy Boone and Aaron Foster. Upon the release of Troy's debut CD "First Impressions," Troy and Aaron decided to create a project that fulfilled their musical desires. Hence, Dreamcatcher was born.

After about two years of touring and playing shows from Florida to Vermont, Troy Boone accepted the position with bluegrass super group "Sideline"which has passedover the reinsof Dreamcatcher to Aaron Foster.

Exit 23

January 27 | O'Mainnin's Pub


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.

Relay for Life Bristol Leadership Committee After Hours

January 28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Join Relay for Life for this regional Team Captain Workshop as they kickoff Relay For Life of Bristol. This event is open to all members of the community who want to learn how to get involved and current team captains from across the region.

  • Get pumped for Relay season!
  • Arm yourself with some great materials and information.
  • Learn about what the American Cancer Society is doing to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

To learn more, visit the event's Facebook page, or click here to sign up for the event.

Queen of Hearts Charity Poker Tournament

January 28 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Join Bristol Station for a charity poker tournament to benefit Maggie Miller's campaign for Queen of Hearts: American Heart Association. Cards drop at 5:00pm. Food and drink will be available and the tournament is open to ALL LEVELS of players.

The Black Jacket Symphony: Queen's A Night at the Opera

January 28 | Paramount Center for the Arts


The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked — the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album.

The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of the album artist's "greatest hits," opens in full contrast to the first set with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back. The tone is set very quickly that the show will feature the high level of musicianship of the act being covered and will also be accompanied by all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.

The Grand Ole Uproar

January 28 | O'Mainnin's Pub


The Grand Ole Uproar's musical gumbo conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings and Doug Sahm, the electric carnival of Dylan, the improvisational impulses of the Grateful Dead, and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale, as well as many other(and older) songs and artists in the American tradition.

The Grand Ole Uproar frequently tours the Southeast and Midwest, appearing recently on Knoxville TN's Blue Plate Special Radio Program on WDVX and Balcony TV Nashville. The Uproar has shared the stage with artists like Zach Deputy, PALEFACE, The Corbitt Brothers, The Deadstring Brothers, and Cosmic Charlie.

Available now on Spotify and Itunes, The Grand Ole Uproar's newest album, Good Long Spell, features guest appearances by Whiskeytown's Caitlin Cary and John Howie Jr.

Britni Zoh Hamrick

January 29 | Studio Brew


Britni Zoh Hamrick Band will play Studio Brew on Sunday, January 29th at 5pm.

State Street String Band

January 30 | Blackbird Bakery


Clap along to the bluegrass sounds of State Street String Band.

"Moulin Rouge" Fundraiser for Bristol VA Schools

February 11 | Studio Brew


The Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation will host a Valentine's Moulin Rouge themed evening fundraiser Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Studio Brew, 221 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia from 6:30-10:00 p.m.

Join the foundation for a romantic dinner and live music. King University’s Jazz Band will provide dinner music with Nostalgia playing dance music. Door prizes will also be awarded.

Tickets are $75 individual or $125 per couple. To purchase tickets, phone 276-821-5615.

The Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charitable organization. The Foundation’s mission is to provide Student Scholarships for graduating seniors and teacher mini-grants for Creative Classroom Projects and much more. For additional information on the Foundation, visit bvpsfoundation.org.

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends

March 24 – April 2 | Theatre Bristol


One of the wonderful series of plays kicking off a packed 2017 season! Performed at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace. Stageplay by Joseph Robinette. Directed by Laura O'Bryan. Buy tickets and see full schedule at www.theatrebristol.org. Shows are Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 10:30am and 5:30pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm.

Peter Rabbit auditions will be January 29 at 2:30 and January 30 & 31 at 6:30 pm at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Casting calls will be February 3. Rehearsals begin February 6. Public performances are March 24, 25, 26, 31, April 1 & 2. Schools interested in public performances can contact info@theatrebristol.org.

Also Coming Up

The Diamonds
January 26 | Blackbird Bakery
The Paramount Chamber Players present Winter Winds
January 27 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Real Life Heavies
January 27 | Studio Brew
Dreamcatcher
January 27 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Exit 23
January 27 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Relay for Life Bristol Leadership Committee After Hours
January 28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Queen of Hearts Charity Poker Tournament
January 28 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
The Black Jacket Symphony: Queen's A Night at the Opera
January 28 | Paramount Center for the Arts
The Grand Ole Uproar
January 28 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Britni Zoh Hamrick
January 29 | Studio Brew
State Street String Band
January 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Cornbred
February 2 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Singer Songwriter Event featuring Jamen Denton, Bonnie Blue & Mark Mahoney
February 3 | Studio Brew
Bristol CSA Fair: Meet Your Farmer!
February 4 | Bristol Public Library
An Evening With Travis Tritt
February 4 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Madly Backwards
February 4 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Studio Brew Tap Takeover
February 7 | Model City Tap House
AAME Speaker Series: Banjo Romantika
February 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Farm & Fun Time: Jesse McReynolds and Fly By Night Rounders
February 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Ryan Ward
February 9 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Blue Mother Tupelo
February 10 | Studio Brew
"Moulin Rouge" Fundraiser for Bristol VA Schools
February 11 | Studio Brew
Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers
February 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Bristol Ballet Presents Bows & Bow Ties 9th Annual Father Daughter Ball
February 12 | Holiday Inn
Singer Songwriter Event featuring Adam Bolt, Jeff Benedict & Arnold Davidson
February 12 | Studio Brew
Dustbowl Revival
February 16 | Studio Brew
Ron Short and the Possum Playboys
February 17 | Studio Brew
Matt Walsh
February 17 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Gallagher! w/ special guests Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson
February 18 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Goat Whiskey
February 19 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Hundred Acres
February 24 | Studio Brew
Mama Molasses
February 24 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
The Diamonds
February 26 | Studio Brew
Bristol Ballet presents Celtic Flair
March 18–19 | Various locations
Rockin' Road to Dublin
March 18 | Paramount Center for the Arts
The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends
March 24 – April 2 | Theatre Bristol
The Blackwood Quartet presents The Gospel Side of Elvis
March 25 | Paramount Center for the Arts
James Gregory, "America's Funniest Man"
April 1 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Ryan Ward
April 13 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Tanya Tucker — Benefit Performance for the Appalachian College of Pharmacy
April 21 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Ronnie Milsap
May 5 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Bristol Ballet presents Mulan
May 13 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Triumphant Quartet
May 19 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 1 — Intermediate
June 19–23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 2 — Beginner
June 26–30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 1 — Intermediate
July 10–14 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 2 — Beginner
July 17–21 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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Through January 27


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Healing Hands 7th Annual Sweets for the Sweet Fundraiser

Through February 10th


Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" like a delicious cupcake from Blackbird Bakery, and that cupcake tastes even sweeter when it helps working, uninsured individuals access quality, compassionate, charitable health care. Healing Hands Health Center is now accepting cupcake orders for their 7th Annual "Sweets for the Sweet" Cupcake Fundraiser!

Each donation helps underwrite the cost of patient care expenses, which include medical, dental and vision services. Your generous donation of $50 will include a personalized card with your special message and a note saying, "a gift has been made to Healing Hands Health Center in your honor". Cupcakes are beautifully designed and graciously donated by Blackbird Bakery of Bristol, Virginia.

Personal delivery is available to Bristol, Kingsport, Bluff City, Johnson City, Piney Flats and Abingdon. Cupcakes will be delivered on Tuesday, February 14th.

It's the sweetest way to say "Happy Valentine’s Day" to someone special – or surprise a senior by donating anonymously for a nursing home resident!

Click here to place your order online.

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