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Downtown Bristol Events

A Celtic Evening

May 18 | Studio Brew


Studio Brew will present A Celtic Evening, featuring the music of David Curley, Tadhg Ó Meachair and Joanna Hyde.

Stemwinder

May 18 | Blackbird Bakery


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.

Triumphant Quartet

May 19 | Paramount Center for the Arts


The one consistent thing about life is change. Things around us are constantly changing. So when a group like Triumphant Quartet maintains consistency, it speaks volumes about whom they are and what all they have accomplished. Triumphant is the face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication.

The group has been that way since their beginnings in 2003, when the four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent. Each current Triumphant group member was there in that defining moment, and has continued together ever since. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand.

Border Bash: The Green Fingers

May 19 | Downtown Bristol


About The Green Fingers
TheGreenFingerswas founded in August of 2016 by former lead of The Rickshaw Road show, Austin Barrett. Barrett was seeking a tighter, more relaxed sound from his rocking roots when he created this band, and yet somehow the Rock always shines through. Over the course of their original hour-long set,TheGreenFingersmove through a complex scene of recent heartache, followed by the learning and experience gained from growth, only to emerge a better and more understanding group of musicians. Expect Americana, Country, and Blues to play a huge role in the sound of this diverse, and talented young 3 piece band.

Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its 18th anniversary including children’s activities, arts & craft and food vendors in addition to live music and much more. All the events will rotate this year! The May 19th& July 21st events will be held in the Downtown Center, the June 2nd event will be in the 400 & 500 Block of State Street, the June 16th & August 4th events will be held in the Piedmont Intersection of State Street, and July 4th will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music, and the Cities of Bristol. Sponsors include: Be.Ella Boutique, Blackbird Bakery, Bristol Pediatric Associates, P.C., Brown Edwards & Co., Camellia Digital, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Anne and Ben Cowan, Express AV Productions, Kil’n Time Ceramics Studio, Rob Nicar, Revolution Curbside Recycling, Serendipity Boutique, Tom and Barbara Smith/Merrill Lynch, Tri City Tent and Event, Walling Distributing, Wellness Yoga of Bristol, Wells Fargo, Dr. and Mrs. Zaidi and media sponsors Bristol Herald Courier, Radio Bristol, 99.3 The X, WCYB-s, and WXBQ 96.9 FM .

The Jaystorm Project

May 19 | Studio Brew


Fronted by Jaystorm – a Tennessee-native and rising favorite Southern bluesy, funk, hip-hop son – his latest musical incarnation as “The Jaystorm Project” The Jaystorm Project serves up a backing band and a booty-shakin’ style that accentuates his strong, but yet smooth delivery of slick witty lyrics and bluesy funk sound that is part Motown, part old school hip-hop, with an edge of rock which leaves you with total musical genius.

Border Bash: Annie Robinette

May 19 | Downtown Bristol


About Annie Robinette
Award-winning singer-songwriter Annie Robinette has enjoyed a diverse artistic career. Portrait artist, illustrator, actress, dancer, lead singer in rock, blues, and alternative bands... But her work as a singer-songwriter is her first love. Robinette writes songs fueled not only by her own experiences, but largely by her empathic observations of other people’s lives. Her lyrics are direct, visual, relevant. And her sultry, powerful voice will really hit you where you live, delivering stories within which you might even find a piece of yourself you never knew was there.

Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its 18th anniversary including children’s activities, arts & craft and food vendors in addition to live music and much more. All the events will rotate this year! The May 19th & July 21st events will be held in the Downtown Center, the June 2nd event will be in the 400 & 500 Block of State Street, the June 16th & August 4th events will be held in the Piedmont Intersection of State Street, and July 4th will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music, and the Cities of Bristol. Sponsors include: Be.Ella Boutique, Blackbird Bakery, Bristol Pediatric Associates, P.C., Brown Edwards & Co., Camellia Digital, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Anne and Ben Cowan, Express AV Productions, Kil’n Time Ceramics Studio, Rob Nicar, Revolution Curbside Recycling, Serendipity Boutique, Tom and Barbara Smith/Merrill Lynch, Tri City Tent and Event, Walling Distributing, Wellness Yoga of Bristol, Wells Fargo, Dr. and Mrs. Zaidi and media sponsors Bristol Herald Courier, Radio Bristol, 99.3 The X, WCYB-s, and WXBQ 96.9 FM .

The Thomas Cassell Project

May 19 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Bristol Station welcomes The Thomas Cassell Project to the outdoor stage this Friday, May 19th. They will take the stage at 9:00 PM.

About The Thomas Cassell Project:
Multi-instrumentalist from Southwest Virginia. Mandolin and other instruments for Fox Run.

Book Signing: Ralph Berrier Jr.

May 20 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


As part of the programming related to our special exhibit Hometown Stars: Southwest Virginia’s Recording Legacy, 1923–1943, join us in the museum’s Performance Theater onSaturday, May 20 at 1pmfor a book-signing event with journalist Ralph Berrier Jr..Berrier is the author ofIf Trouble Don’t Kill Me, a biography of musicians Clayton and Saford Hall. Born only minutes apart in The Hollow in Patrick County, Virginia, the Hall twins rose from mountain-bred poverty to playing and singing on the radio airwaves and at performances throughout the region, including opening shows for The Carter Family, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of the Pioneers, and as band members of Roy Hall and His Blue Ridge Entertainers. In his book, Berrier, grandson to Clayton, tells the twins’ story from their hardscrabble childhood and youth to their musical triumphs to the arena of World War II.

Participants at the event will get a wonderful introduction to Clayton and Saford’s story. Berrier will read a few passages from his book, perhaps even playing a couple of Hall Twins’ tunes! After a brief Q&A, audience members will get the chance to buy a copy ofIf Trouble Don’t Kill Meand get it signed by the author.This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, call 423-573-1927 or email info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org.

Bristol Train Station Celebration Day 2017

May 21 | Bristol Train Station


Enjoy live music, displays, vendors (photos, railroad memorabilia, artwork, crafts) historical train videos, Birthplace of Country Music Museum presentation, face painting, model trains, food, tours of the historic Bristol Train Station and more at Train Day Bristol Train Station Celebration Day 2017! The event is family friendly and admission is free. Indoor and outdoor activities.

Bristol's Biggest Block Party

June 1 | Downtown Center


The City of Bristol, TN will host "Bristol’s Biggest Block Party" on June 1 from 5-9 pm in the 800 block downtown. There will be live music, free hotdogs for the first 500 guests, inflatables, kids' activities, giveaways and much more.

Also Coming Up

Active Shooter Situation Seminar
May 18–23 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
A Celtic Evening
May 18 | Studio Brew
Stemwinder
May 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Triumphant Quartet
May 19 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Border Bash: The Green Fingers
May 19 | Downtown Bristol
The Jaystorm Project
May 19 | Studio Brew
Border Bash: Annie Robinette
May 19 | Downtown Bristol
The Thomas Cassell Project
May 19 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Book Signing: Ralph Berrier Jr.
May 20 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Grand Ole Uproar
May 20 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Bristol Train Station Celebration Day 2017
May 21 | Bristol Train Station
Bluegrass
May 22 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
May 25 | Blackbird Bakery
Below 7
May 26 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Bristol's Biggest Block Party
June 1 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Southern 76
June 1 | Downtown Center
Burst My Bubble Game Demo
June 2 | Bristol Public Library
Relay for Life Bristol
June 2 | Cumberland Square Park
Border Bash: 49 Winchester
June 2 | Downtown Bristol
Adam Graybeal's Hillbilly Soul
June 2 | Studio Brew
Border Bash: Indighost
June 2 | Downtown Bristol
Full Moon Jam: Cedar Valley
June 6 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Retroville
June 8 | Downtown Center
Farm & Fun Time: The Royal Hounds and Lillie Mae
June 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Summer Citrus Essential Yoga
June 10 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol
Mama Said String Band
June 10 | Mountain Rose Vineyard
Steele Cookin Band
June 10 | Studio Brew
Ballads Workshop
June 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Full Moon Jam: Glen Harlow and Friends
June 13 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Thomas Taylor
June 15 | Downtown Center
Beauty and the Beast by Theatre Bristol
June 16–25 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Border Bash: If Birds Could Fly
June 16 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash: Josh Daniel
June 16 | Downtown Bristol
Faded Travelers
June 16 | Studio Brew
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 1 — Intermediate
June 19–23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Full Moon Jam: Duty Free
June 20 | Downtown Center
Hope Griffin
June 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Full Moon Jam: Borderline
June 22 | Downtown Center
Whiskey Sticks
June 23 | Studio Brew
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 2 — Beginner
June 26–30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Full Moon Jam: Linda Lay & Springfield Exit
June 27 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Hillbilly Bad
June 29 | Downtown Center
Bluesman & the Blues Essentials
June 30 | Studio Brew
Border Bash
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
Full Moon Jam: Turkey Creek
July 4 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Music Memories
July 6 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: World Turning Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
July 7 | Downtown Center
The Farmhouse Ghost
July 7 | Studio Brew
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 1 — Intermediate
July 10–14 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Full Moon Jam: Ken Morrell Family
July 11 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: James Meadows
July 13 | Downtown Center
Quarter Bounce w/ Rusty Steel
July 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 2 — Beginner
July 17–21 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Full Moon Jam: Appalachian Trail
July 18 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Shooter
July 20 | Downtown Center
Border Bash
July 21 | Downtown Bristol
Full Moon Jam: Matt Ledbetter Band
July 25 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: WyldeHeart
July 27 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Duty Free
August 1 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Marcus Boyd
August 3 | Downtown Center
Border Bash
August 4 | Downtown Bristol
Full Moon Jam: Cedar Valley
August 8 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Purple Masquerade Prince Tribute Band
August 10 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Glen Harlow and Friends
August 15 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam / Food City Family Race Night: Thomas Taylor, Wyldeheart, Shooter
August 17 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Linda Lay & Springfield Exit
August 22 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Billy Crawford
August 24 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Turkey Creek
August 29 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Old School Revue
August 31 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Southern Countrymen
September 7 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Nightrain Guns n Roses Tribute Band
September 21 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Southern 76
September 28 | Downtown Center

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Salsa & Bachata Classes

Mondays & Wednesdays | Bristol Ballet


Join Bristol Ballet for adult dance lessons at Bristol Ballet Studio. Cost is $10 per class.

Salsa Class: Mondays, 7:30 – 9pm.
Bachata Class: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9pm.

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