Downtown Bristol Events
February 2 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Join Bristol Station for a Groundhog Day Get Down! Not only is it team trivia night with Knox Trivia Guys, but owner/brewer Ken Monyak has been challenged by a home-brewer to a brew off!
Ken and his challenger will each brew a Honeydew Ginger beer to be tasted and voted on by the patrons that evening. Winner will be decided by the popular vote!
The Feeding Frenzy Mobile food truck will be on hand as well. Come down to Bristol Station for a great Groundhog Day!
February 2 | Blackbird Bakery
It's that time again, new art has been hatched in "The Nest at Blackbird Bakery." The Nest features art from up-and-coming local artists. Additionally, 25% of sales goes to a local non-profit agency.
This month's featured artist is Marcy Hullander. Come by to meet Marcy and view her works Thursday from 6-8 pm, or stop by to view her art all through February.
February 3 | Foundation Event Facility
Enjoy Bristol's first annual Wine & Chocolate Festival, a fundraiser for the Children’s Advocacy Center and all other children’s services at Highlands Community Services.
Your ticket will give you entrance to the event, two samples at each vendor station, beer and wine samples, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dancing with Mick Glasgow & The House Hoppers. In addition, you’ll be able to purchase items from our vendors, purchase a Cork Pull ticket, bid on Silent Auction items – all in time for Valentine’s Day! The event will feature a cash bar with all proceeds going towards the CAC and HCS Children’s Services.
While this event is open to all ages, it is intended to be a 21 yrs. and older event. Please have a photo ID with you since alcohol will be served.
Purchase your tickets at 2017wandcfest.com.
February 3 | Downtown Bristol
On Friday, February 3, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., downtown will be filled with art lovers as several galleries and some local favorites join together to host another Art D’Vine event! This art walk offers patrons the chance to gain after-hours access to merchants, sample domestic and international wines, and enjoy a range of works from artists across the region.
As with the previous gallery hops, participants are invited to stroll around Historic Downtown Bristol, stopping and enjoying all that our downtown has to offer! Refreshments will be provided and many of the galleries will feature different varieties of wine for sampling. The Art D’Vine galleries will be highlighting various special events, releases or artists. Those who complete their passport and visit each stop will be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate for Whiskey Rebellion!
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.
February 3 | Studio Brew
Three wonderful musicians you won't want to miss!
February 3 | Blackbird Bakery
Bella Bane will play Blackbird Bakery from 8-10pm.
February 3 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Earth By Train’s influences include, but are not limited to, making good music with each other, believing in the power of music and what it can do for our hearts and our world. They use drums, guitars, keyboards, hands, voice, heads and hearts to create sound that hopefully is appealing and helps in some way.
February 4 | Bristol Public Library
Join the Appalachian RC&D Council in beautiful downtown Bristol to meet local famers offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. What is a CSA? It's a subscription to a farm for a share of the harvest, usually a weekly or monthly box filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. CSAs are a conveinient way for you to support your local farmers and eat healthier this year!
The CSA Fair will feature area farmers offering a variety of CSA options. Farms will offer options for different size shares and options for fresh produce, meat, eggs, bread and more!
There will be fun kids activities, door prizes and more. Come celebrate local food, meet your farmer, and sign up for healthier eating in 2017! This is a free event!
When: Saturday, Feb. 4th, 1-4pm
Where: Bristol Public Library
For more information, please contact the Appalachian RC&D Council at 423-979-2581, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 4 | Studio Brew
Five world-renowned body artists and their models will gather at Studio Brew (221 Moore St.) on Saturday, February 4th to bring Studio Brew's beer to life! Each contestant will paint his or her “human canvas” with a design inspired by one of Studio Brew's beers. The artists include Tiffany Beckler (of Skin Wars Season 3 fame), Ren Allen, Aubrie Goodnoe, Jason Lozano, and Aline Backes.
Guests in the audience will receive a flight of all five beers the artists will be representing, a tasting of food designed by Studio Brew's chefs to pair with both the artwork and the beer, and the chance to watch the art-making process and help judge the final results.
Fine art photographers are encouraged to attend and submit their photographs for a special gallery showing and juried competition being held later in the month. Participants may contact Bill Bryant at email@example.com for details.
Doors will open at 4pm for those who would like to watch the artists in action. The presentation of the finalized designs and judging will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com and are limited to 100 spaces. Please, no unattended minors.
For more information, please contact Bill Bryant at 423.416.2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 4 | Paramount Center for the Arts
No sky is bluer, no air crisper, no leaf greener than after a storm, and Travis Tritt is adding a musical addendum to that list with the release of The Calm After .... Part metaphor and surprisingly literal, the title is reflective of a fresh and focused start for one of the most successful and acclaimed musical creators of his era. The tumult his music has come through to get this point, however, is very real.
"I feel so humbled and blessed to be where I am right now," says Travis, who will release the album on his own Post Oak Records. "My voice has never been stronger, I'm constantly playing and working to become a better guitar player, banjo player, vocalist and songwriter. I am honestly as excited about the creative process and performing now as I was the day I signed my first record deal."
The highly abbreviated Tritt timeline has the young Georgian incorporating lifelong influences in Southern Rock, blues and gospel into his country during a honky-tonk apprenticeship that led him to Warner Bros. His 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre's early '90s boom. At the same time, his conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical aggressiveness set him apart. The next eight albums and scores of hit singles led him to amass more than 25 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that filled venues coast-to-coast.
February 4 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Madly Backwards is a rock n’ roll band from Harrisonburg, VA. Formed in 2013, they are currently comprised of Eric Sites onguitar and vocals, Neil Forde on guitar, Nick Wilson on bass guitar, and Jamie Infantino on drums. Their music combines the grit of blues, the energy of funk, and the sonic experimentation of psychedelic on top of a rock foundation. They draw on everything from the alt-rock of The Black Keys to the heaviness of Black Sabbath and then add a willingness to jam reminiscent of the Allman Brothers Band to create a distinct yet classic sound. When playing live, they constantly adapt their set and often feature other musicians to produce a unique experience for every show. They are beginning to work their way around the Mid-Atlantic United States and continue to play extensively in the Harrisonburg music scene.
February 5 | Bristol Public Library
Join Beaver Creek Storytellers at Bristol Public Library (use rear entrance) for a fun afternoon of entertaining stories. Admission is $5.
February 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire has partnered with the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and the William King Museum of Art to present its 2016-2017 Speaker Series. Five speakers will present six talks around the common theme: "Art in Appalachia, Appalachia in the World." A number of events will be held over the course of the series including a film screening of "Banjo Romantika: American Bluegrass Music & The Czech Imagination" at the museum on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Filmmaker and ETSU professor Shara Lange will lead the discussion of the documentary "Banjo Romantika," which broadcast on PBS across 40 states in the country. Czechs first heard bluegrass during World War II when the Armed Forces Network broadcast American music for soldiers. The music represented freedom to dissatisfied Czechs living in a communist state. Inspired by classic American bluegrass sounds, an assortment of musicians from across the formerly communist Czech Republic have melded the past, the political, and the present into a lively musical tradition entirely its own.
Click here to view the entire listing of AAME's Speaker Series events.