Downtown Bristol Events
April 27 | Bristol Train Station
The 2017 Tribute to Women banquet and silent auction will be held at the historic Bristol Train Station located at 101 Martin Luther King Blvd., Bristol, Va., at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ywcabristol.org. Funds from this event support the mission of YWCA Bristol including efforts to increase the economic empowerment of women and families, promote women's health and safety, and to support racial justice and civil rights.
April 27 | Mountain Music Museum
The Pickin' Porch hosted by Rick Dollar presents Poor Mountain Records recording artists True Grass Band April 27 at the Mountain Music Museum (626 State Street in downtown Bristol TN)! Fresh off recording their first CD with #PoorMountain, these guys put on a great show. Show starts at 7pm so get there early for the best seats!
April 27 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Who doesn't like a good old fashioned game of trivia? Join Bristol Station Thursday every Thursday at 7:30 pm for a FREE game of trivia. Bring your dogs, your kids, and your (smart) friends to create a team! Knox Trivia Guys will be hosting the game, and prizes for top teams will be awarded!
April 27 | Studio Brew
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.
April 27 | 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.
April 28 | Studio Brew
Fritz & Co Band and Jake Quillen Band (formerly the Comet Conductors) will perform at Studio Brew April 28th at 8pm.
April 28 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Lodi are a folk-acoustic-bluegrass-rock fusion group based out of Bristol, VA.
April 29 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Jigsaw Jane is a high energy 5-piece cover band that plays everything from classic/southern/alternative rock to driving/old school/new age country music.
May 2 | Piedmont Station
Learn from a local expert who is leading the charge in Cybersecurity Technology advances in our region, Dr. Abrar A. Qureshi of UVA Wise. Learn how to protect your organization from the inside out. Get Q&A time with the expert(s). Network with others focused on beating the hackers.
Don’t miss this important event! Space is limited, so reserve your seat soon. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-793-3849 by April 25, 2017.
About Dr. Qureshi
Dr. Qureshi received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Government College University, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Central Philippine University, a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.
Qureshi has worked in the Information Technology industry for more than thirteen years. He was last employed at General Electric where he worked on various software engineering projects, software development, database design, system/software test and automation, and quality assurance.
May 5 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol focuses on new recordings and projects from nationally recognized artists before a live audience in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. On Friday, May 5, Radio Bristol is proud to feature new music from multi-talented singer-songwriter, actor, and co-founder of the famed Down Home listening room, Ed Snodderly. Ed will be performing music from his latest release Record Shop.
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Listeners may be part of the live, studio audience or listen online at ListenRadioBristol.org.
About Ed Snodderly
The Tennessee native looks a bit like Doc from Back to the Future with shorter hair and Buddy Holly glasses. His voice is the sonic equivalent of an old denim shirt, creased and worn and reassuring. While “folk” doesn’t quite capture Snodderly’s essence—he is more singer-songwriter steeped in country and bluegrass—he is nevertheless finely tuned to the eccentricities of traditional music. His writing style is unique.
The songs are original, yet familiar. His guitar playing holds those ancestral rhythms. He makes primitive banjo and drums sound like the most obvious combination in the world. Whatever you want to call him—Alt-Country Singer? Old-Time Musician? Folkie?—Ed Snodderly is proof that Southern music, with all its old peculiarities, is alive and kicking. Several of his songs have been recorded by musicians such as Sam Bush, Missy Raines, Jerry Douglas and John Cowan. The Country Music Hall Of Fame Museum honored him by inscribing a verse of his song, “The Diamond Stream,” upon the wall in the Hall Of Honor.
May 12 | Downtown Bristol
On Friday, May 12, 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 Mercantile on State!
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.