Downtown Bristol Events
March 15 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Loose Leaves are an alternative collective from East Tennessee. Fusing elements from multiple genres, Folk to Hip Hop, Loose Leaves have developed a sound all their own. Their self-produced recordings convey a strong sense of writing and arrangement complimented by earnest lyrics and vocal melody.
Bringing a fervent love of performance and music to the stage a live show is even better than their studio work. With an honest and humble philosophy Loose Leaves seek to make a connection with their listeners that will form long lasting relationships through music.
March 16 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Health care policy seems to shift daily. Join fellow business leaders for a conversation about the impact of the ACA on Tri-Cities employers Thursday, March 16 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn (Exit 7). Health care and policy experts will provide updates on options Washington is considering to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Breakfast will be provided. There is no cost to attend the forum.
RSVP is required for admittance to this event.
March 16 | Blackbird Bakery
As space is limited, please click here to register today.
Mark Larkins performs what he terms “Summer spirited” music on stage for a fun audience as the music lets them reflect on the fun Summer times in their own lives. Born in Tennessee, Mark spent part of his childhood growing up in California in the area around West Covina, where his love for the ocean and Summer music was first instilled. Mark's family moved back to the Tri-Cities when he was 11 years old. From then on Mark was all about focusing his energies as a musician and singer, with a goal of crafting his guitar playing, writing original songs, and sharing his style of music with the listening audience.
March 17 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
Your child will explore using different brush strokes to create a German Shepherd wearing sunglasses in this class with artist Laura King at A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts on State Street in Downtown Bristol. It will be loads of fun, it might be messy, and all students will come home with their own work of art! All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Class limit is 10 students. Registration closes three days prior to class. To find out more information, contact the gallery via Facebook, or email email@example.com. To register, visit the gallery.
Instructor: Laura King
March 17 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol Premieres focuses on new recordings and projects from nationally recognized artists debuted before a live audience in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. March 17 Jenni Lyn Gardner and Old Salt Union will introduce new music on the show. Listeners may be part of the live, studio audience or listen online atlistenradiobristol.org.
Tickets: $20 | Click here to purchase tickets.
About Jenni Lyn Gardner
Jenni Lyn is perhaps best known for her work with Della Mae, the astounding all-female bluegrass group that achieved the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year in 2013. She is also part of the ensemble that produced Proud To Be A Daughter of Bluegrass that won the IBMA’s Recorded Event of the Year in 2009. Della Mae also earned a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album in 2014.
From baby boomers to millennials, seasoned festival goers to country converts, Jenni Lyn’s music offers a current approach to the evolving bluegrass sound, while maintaining the perfect balance of that down home comfort. Her broad span of shared experiences and collaborations has shaped Gardner as an artist and as a performer, all culminating in an exciting new album that showcases her well-developed repertoire of songs.
About Old Salt Union
March 17 | Studio Brew
Old Salt Union is known for playing music by their own set of rules. While the men who make up the group are not complete rebels, they are certainly focused on exposing people to a purer, more exciting, and more original form of music. Drawing influence from Bill Monroe, Sam Bush and Del McCoury, to jazz great Bill Evans and Composer Danny Elfman, it’s obvious the group has a unique and broad genetic make-up. What makes Old Salt Union special is their ability to further explore the jazz and blues roots of bluegrass in a mature and refreshing manner. With in-depth musical compositions, a catchy hook, and a high- energy metaphorical punch to the gut, they are truly front runners in the new generation of string music.
Faded Travelersformed in early 2015. After playing together with various groups for several years, we decided to move in a creative direction. Together we were able to blend individual styles and influences into our own sound. Theseinfluences can be traced to, in no particular order : Waylon Jennings, Bob Seger, Johnny Cash, George Jones,Billy Joel, Merle Haggard, Van Halen, David Allen Coe, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Reckless Kelly, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Tom Petty, Robert Earl Keen, Chris Knight among others.
March 17 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
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March 18–19 | Various locations
Award-winning songwriters hook up with top-notch players to fly off into an Americana frenzy. Eclectic in all things, they combine musical styles without fear and serve up high energy at every show.
The excitement of Irish dancing and music will fill the air as Bristol Ballet presents “Celtic Flair” on March 18 at Heritage Hall Theater in Mountain City and on March 19 at the McGlothlin Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia.
Music from the wildly popular “River Dance” is featured in much of the production, with tempos that vary from upbeat and exciting to soft and lyrical. Choreographed in the style of Irish Step Dance, some movements may be slightly familiar but with a balletic twist.
Adding to the excitement of this production is the inclusion of the crowd pleasing Celtic band, “Sigean”, who will be performing more traditional Irish music live on stage. Tom Swadley, a member of the band, said, “This is really exciting. We haven’t played as part of a dance production before, and we’re thrilled to be creating this experience with the dancers.”
Originally planned as a school educational program, “Celtic Flair” will also be performed at Anderson Elementary School, Avoca Elementary School, and Virginia High (for all of its elementary school 2nd through 5th graders). Bristol Ballet is dedicated to providing arts education to the community whenever possible. The artistic director, Michele Plescia, thought that a Celtic piece would be perfect to take to the schools, since this area was settled by Celts.
After thinking it through, Michele decided that the production is just too fun and exciting to exclude from the public, and so made arrangements for the two public performances. “Anyone who comes to these performances will love them”, said Plescia. “The music is great, the dancing is exciting. When you put the two together, it’s a sure success in entertainment.”
Sponsored by Food City
March 18th – 7:00 pm
Heritage Hall Theater, Mountain City, TN
Phone (423) 727-7444 to purchase tickets.
March 19th – 3:00 pm
March 18 | Paramount Center for the Arts
McGlothlin Center for Performing Arts, Emory, VA
Click here to purchase tickets online or phone (276) 944-6333.
Following sell-out shows in the Northeast, Rockin' Road To Dublin is coming to Bristol on their 2017 national tour! Come see the show that Irish Dancing Magazine called " WORLD CLASS... a one-two punch of style and mastery...they made some magic here."
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE @ PARAMOUNTBRISTOL.ORG
Rockin' Road to Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a Rock-N-Roll concert, all with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production.
Starring World Champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith, the cast includes 14 dancers, 8 musicians and two vocalists.
Here's what people are saying about Rockin' Road To Dublin:
"Unique, upbeat, and I love the combination of traditional Gaelic music with rock music and the dancing was extraordinary." — Anne B., Green Bay
"An incredible dance troupe, a phenomenal musical ensemble, killer staging and lighting. BRAVO! — Ellis K. Davenport
Tickets can be purchase at Box Office, by phone (423) 274-8920
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE @ PARAMOUNTBRISTOL.ORG
For more information go to ROCKINROADTODUBLIN.COM or check out our facebook page. Hope to see you there!
Price: $22-47, Group Discount Available
March 19 | Studio Brew
Rhythm & The Roosevelts say are a simple Indie-Soul quartet based out of Johnson City, TN, who like to make people dance.
March 20 | YWCA
Join Relay for Life for Team Rally and Team Captain University Part 1!
March 20 | Blackbird Bakery
Clap along to the bluegrass sounds of State Street String Band.
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.
Public performances are March 24, 25, 26, 31, April 1 & 2. Schools interested in public performances can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 30 | Bristol Ballet
You're invited to Believe in Bristol's 8th Annual Downtown Showcase: An Old Hollywood Murder Mystery Themed Party!
Your presence is requested at the A-list party hosted by Believe in Bristol on Thursday, March 30th from 6-9 pm at Bristol Ballet. After a night of accolades at the Noscar Awards Show, you will attend the A-list after-party. While socializing and schmoozing with Hollywood’s elite, careers will be made, secrets will be revealed, scandals will be broken and a homicide will happen.
With a V.I.P. victim and the celebrities all suspect, you will be called upon to find the criminal by cracking this red carpet caper.
Will it be an aspiring actress, tired of living in the shadows? A livid lover who has been pushed too far? Or possibly the teen starlet trying to attract a more mature audience?
As the night unfolds, so will a web of lies and scandals intricately woven to point you to a killer. It is up to you to uncover the clues or the culprit will remain concealed.
Come walk the blood red carpet for a night of secrets, celebrities & scandal. Call 276-644-9700 or email email@example.com for more information or to order your tickets.
$55 per individual & $100 per couple. Ticket holder will receive food, beverage and entertainment; portion of total ticket price will be tax deductible.