Downtown Bristol Events
February 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum featuring bluegrasslegend Jesse McReynolds and Asheville, NC hokum blues favorites the Fly By Night Rounders on Thursday, February 9.
Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring musical breaks by house band Bill and the Belles, the program also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report with Corbin Hayslett, a recipe segment, and much more!
Tickets to be part of the studio audience are $25 with open seating; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
February 9 | 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.
February 9 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Ryan Ward is a talented, eclectic singer/songwriter, with an endless passion for music. He picked up his first acoustic guitar at the age of 8. Today, Ryan has incorporated many styles from artists that range from Lindsey Buckingham, Stephen Stills, to Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. Ward started writing songs at the age of 17, but focused more on stylistically solving puzzles with the guitar. Currently, Ward is focused on relaying his message through the vibrations of strings and lyric content.
"When You Get There" is an upcoming EP that includes current songs that will soon become available online and in select stores. This compilation is a blend of acoustic rock, folk, indie, and alternative. Ryan states: "I cannot categorize my music. I guess you have to listen and decide for yourself!" Whatever genre it may be, Ryan Ward's music is not to be missed!
February 10 | Studio Brew
Rising up from thebluffs of Memphis to the mountains of east Tennessee, through theDelta lowlands and muddy banks of Indianola, Mississippi along the way — comes the unique Southern Soul sound of Blue Mother Tupelo.
Ricky and Micol began their musical life together as (The) Blue Mother Tupelo at an open mic night at Sassy Ann's in Knoxville, Tennessee in the Springtime of 1995. They'd been married almost a year. That night turned into a standing Wednesday night gig for awhile and over the next couple of years they were graced with the gifts of musicians of all kinds sitting in to jam until settling in as an electric four-some for some time, releasing their 1997 debut album, MY SIDE OF THE ROAD.
Currently on tour as a duo, Ricky and Micol are traveling roads across the United States bringin' stomp and sway to music lovers lookin for somethin real, soul-filled, earthy and lifted up.
February 10 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Matt Walsh is from Statesville, NC. He does around 200 shows a year either under his own name or with drummer Austin Hicks as the other half of the Rock-n-Roll duo, the Low Counts. His sound is influenced by anyone from Prince, Link Wray,Howlin' Wolf ,Black Sabbath orPete Rock among many others.His primary focus is making original music and mixing his roots with new ideas rather than replicating them. The result reflects an exciting blend of many genres of music — early electric and hill country Blues, Rock, old Country, Rockabilly, Soul,Stoner and Garage Rock, Hip-Hop and Psychedelia. His exposure to music came first came from his mother through her love of Motown. In his youth, he was fascinated with various types of music and was always anxious when he heard a sound that was different or foreign to his ear. His real education began in his early teens with his late uncle, who would turn him onto his record collection. It included many kinds of early 50's Rock, 60's Pschedelic and British Rock aside Pre-war, 50's electric and Hill Country Blues. When he introduced Matt to records by Lightnin Hopkins and similar musicians, he was taken by the rawness of the recordings and was inspired to play guitar.
February 11 | 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.
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.
February 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherersfor anintimate concert in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails are included in the ticket price.
“Phoebe Hunt and The Gatherers is working on a new album...She does pop. She does country. She does folk. She can swing with a touch of jazz or sell an emotional ballad. And she does it all on the new album, and she does it all with style and vigor.” – Jack Goodstein, SeattlePI
An accomplished Americana instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, with foundations in jazz and swing styles, Phoebe Hunt makes an impressivecreative leap with her next project and heralt-folk rock band The Gatherers.It’s the culmination of a five year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath. Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date — the soundtrack to her self-discovery. Shanti’s Shadow marks an arrival for Phoebe Hunt, whose artistic and personal journeys have deep story lines.
Tickets to Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers are $81 and includes taxes and fees. Click here to purchase tickets.
February 12 | Holiday Inn
Their first words. Their first steps. Their first break-up. It may sound cliché, but it all goes by so fast. Whether she’s 4 or 40, she’ll always be your little girl. You’ll always be the most important man in her life.
The Bristol Ballet’s 9th annual Father Daughter Ball, themed “Bows & Bow Ties,” invites dads, grandfathers, and male care-givers to create memories that will last a lifetime for the special child in his life.
Bring your little sweetheart to the Holiday Inn at 3005 Linden Drive in Bristol, VA on Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., for sweets, treats, and dancing. From Sinatra to Taylor Swift, DJ Express will spin a variety of appropriate hits both generations will enjoy. Reservations are $15 per person, call 276-669-6051 or email email@example.com.
Show her Dad can be cool. Bust a move to the dance hits you rocked back in the day, maybe she’ll teach you The Dougie. YouTube videos help. A lot.
Dads and daughters will receive a free commemorate photo file from the event, courtesy of King University Digital Media Art & Design volunteers.
For more information, visit www.BristolBallet.org.
February 12 | Studio Brew
Three wonderful musicians you won't want to miss!
February 13 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol HIstorical Association will host a fascinating program led by Judge David Tipton on Monday, February 13 at 6:30pm at the Bristol Public Library. The topic of the program is one of the most historic series of events in upper East Tennessee, The Battle of the Lost State of Franklin. The conflict was between the forces led by Franklinite Governor John Sevier and the authorities of the State of North Carolina led by Colonel John Tipton.
In 1784, four counties in western North Carolina declared their independence as the State of Franklin. Simultaneously, representatives from these four counties petitioned the US Congress for statehood as "Frankland". A simple majority of states favored acceptance of the petition in Congress, but it fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass, even after the counties changed the proposed name of their state to "Franklin" in an attempt to curry the favor of Benjamin Franklin and others.
David Tipton practiced law with the firm of Tipton & Jones for many years, and in 2013, he was appointed as Municipal Judge for the City of Bristol, Tennessee. In 2014, he was appointed by the Sullivan County Commission to serve as General Sessions Judge to fill the unexpired term of Judge William A. Watson, a position Judge Tipton was later elected to for an eight-year term. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and is involved with numerous community organizations; he has served as trustee and past President of the Rocky Mount Historical Association and as a member of the Tipton-Haynes Historical Association, Tennessee Historical Society, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
The February 13th meeting is in partnership with the Bristol Public Library's mission of "Expanding Minds and Building Community". The program is free of charge and open to the general public to attend. Contact Tim Buchanan, president of Bristol Historical Association, for details of this or other upcoming programs, by e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 26 | Whiskey Rebellion
Join Whiskey Rebellion and PUSH! Film Festival for a night at the Oscars! Tickets are limited for this private event so get yours ASAP, this is a party you don't want to miss!
$45 individual and $80 couple. Ticket price includes passed Hors D'oeuvres, full champagne service, and a chance to win tickets to this year's PUSH! Film Festival! Purchase tickets at Believe in Bristol office located at 36 Moore Street and Whiskey Rebellion located at 520 State Street.
Cocktail attire encouraged but not required.