Downtown Bristol Events
February 8–18 | Bristol Public Library
The Bristol Public Library Board of Directors is in the process of updating its strategic plan. Last year marked ten years since the opening of the new library, and since that time, BPL has launched a number of new and expanded programs, including the region’s largest teen library and the new Jones Creative Lab.
Despite its many successes, the library is not content to rest on its laurels. Therefore, the BPL board is inviting citizens and leaders from across the community to participate in "The Next Chapter" discussion forum. The purpose of this forum is to provide guidance to BPL board and staff as the library updates its strategic plan. They would especially like to hear from you and get your thoughts on what programs and services the library should prioritize in the years ahead to best benefit the community and its citizens.
Join BPL for one of the upcoming forums scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th; Thursday, February 9th; and Saturday, February 18th. Participants may join any one of the forums and tours offered each day at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or 1:00 p.m.
The forums will not only be an opportunity for you to offer your thoughts and suggestions on the materials, programs, and services that our library should offer, but it will also be a time for you to enjoy a full tour of the library with our staff. The tours will allow you to learn about the materials, programs, and services currently being offered to our community. The tour and forum are expected to take a combined period of four hours, including breaks. Light refreshments will be available.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis.
February 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Redleg Husky is a country, bluegrass, and blues duo based in Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of American music in barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond.
February 16 | Studio Brew
The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members — and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal.
February 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Author Michael C. Miles will read from his new novel, Dominion. To learn more, visit Miles' Facebook page at facebook.com/MichaelCMilesAuthor. Register to win a free book!
February 17 | Studio Brew
About Ron Short and the Possum Playboys
February 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Rockabilly, Cajun, Blues, Americana, Roots Music, Jam Band comprised of band members: RON SHORT — singer/songwriter, accordion, slide guitar, banjo, mandolin, & fiddle; AARON DAVIS — guitar and vocals; LISA DAVIS — rubboard, vocals, & percussion; BEN MAYS/Roy Rogers — bass
Take a musical journey with this new quartet across time and musical boundaries.Bluegrass to folk and then some.From Norman Blake and Tony Rice to Tom Paxton, & the Carter Family with stopsalong the way to visit the Eagles, the Byrds, Sam Bush, Dan Fogelberg,Richard Thompson, Michael Martin Murphy, and even the Rolling Stones.Each of the four band member brings their own personal influences to the mixcreating an interesting and diverse listening experience.
February 18 | Paramount Center for the Arts
A Gallagher concert is an unforgettable experience. He is a keen and original observer of human nature and the American scene. "My humor makes people think," Gallagher says. "I want people to look more closely at this country and their lives to see the humor and absurdity in it all ...I don't have to make it up, the truth is funny enough."
Artie is one of the Entertainment Industry's most talked-about "must-see" performers. No stranger to Film and Television, Commercials, Voice-overs, Print and Live Stand-up Comedy, Artie is taking the industry and Newstalk Radio waves by storm. Artie has been seen on Law and Order, Conan O'Brien, David Letterman and The Tonight Show. He has performed his dynamic act in such places as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Radio City Music Hall, Westbury Music Fair, The Toyota Comedy Festival, The Chicago Comedy Festival and Universal Orlando...to name a few.
Watching a Bob Nelson live performance is like watching several different types of top comedians all rolled up into one. Characters like the lovable nerd Eppy Epperman, punchy boxer Jiffy Jeff and chicken rancher Wilby Stuckinson are as funny and memorable as any you will see in comedy today. Bob's football routine is a recognized comedy classic and "Morning", his tale of a farmer and a duck, is one of the finest works of one man showmanship to grace the modern stage. If all that were not enough, Bob's ability to relay personal stories and observations about everyday life put him in the same league as the best of today's stand-up comics.
February 19 | Studio Brew
"What exactly is Goat Whiskey Music? Well I’ve been hanging around bars, concert halls and just about anywhere you can find live music since I was a kid watching my dad play. He did everything from gospel, bluegrass, country, cry in your beer music to rollicking honky tonk dance music. Basically Goat Whiskey Music covers every aspect of the human experience. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. It’s there to help you celebrate victory, mourn defeat, revel in the glory of new love or break under the weight of a heart that has been broken for the last time. Goat Whiskey Music is life...happiness...sorrow...love...and loss. Kick up your heels...drink...and enjoy a few hours of Rollin’ with the Goat!"
February 20 | Blackbird Bakery
Clap along to the bluegrass sounds of State Street String Band.
February 25 | Theatre Bristol
Theatre Bristol announces a new collaboration with River's Way to present an original comedy "Three Times Three" February 25 at the ARTspace, 506 State Street.
Three Times Three is a joyful compilation of fairy tales, jokes, and songs written by Dottie Havlik especially for the special needs teens and young adults with River's Way and veteran Theatre Bristol actors.
Directing this original piece will be Theatre Bristol veteran Dottie Havlik, most recently Theatre Bristol director of The Adventures of Madeline and Charlotte's Web at Theatre Bristol, and long-time actor in many shows including Steel Magnolias and most recently, The Music Man.
"These River's Way kids are so creative, and they're so excited to be acting in a real play in a real theatre," said Havlik. "They're learning true theatre lessons about taking directions, overcoming nervousness, and concentrating on a task. But mostly they're learning that hard work can be fun and rewarding."
River's Way, lead by Executive Director Tom Hanlon, is an organization dedicated to the positive and productive involvement of young people with disabilities in our community.
"Three Times Three" will have two showings on Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is general admission and for any special accommodations, please call or email the Theatre. Show information is also available online at www.TheatreBristol.org or by calling the message line at 423-212-3625.
February 26 | Whiskey Rebellion
Join us for a night of Oscar-style glitz and glamour presented by Whiskey Rebellion to benefit PUSH! Film Festival!
Tickets will be sold at both Whiskey Rebellion and the Believe in Bristol office. $45 per ticket or $80 per couple. This includes passed hors d'oeuvres, full champagne service, a chance to win 2 tickets to this year's PUSH! Film Festival, and of course a viewing of the awards!
This is a red carpet event you won't want to miss and tickets are limited so get yours today!
*Cocktail attire is encouraged, but not required.