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Full Moon Jam: James Meadows

July 13 | Downtown Center


James started up his band, James Meadows & The Country Mile Drifters, just after his album officially released in August of 2008. The band is compiled of amazing professional musicians who put on a very high energy show. Their shows contain a huge set list filled with both fan/crowd requested and timeless Classic Country, Top 40 Country, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, and Originals that are sure to blow the walls off of any event or venue.

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The City of Bristol Tennessee will host its annual free concert series "Full Moon Jam" on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 or 9:30 p.m. through September 28th. Bring a lawn chair or come early to grab one of the 350 chairs provided on-site. Refreshments are sold in the concessions area for a nominal fee. Clean, well-stocked restrooms also available.

Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.

Bike Night w/ Model City Wrecking Crew

July 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Quaker Steak & Lube presents Bike Nights! All summer long (through October) Thursday nights in downtown Bristol, VA.

About Model City Wrecking Crew
Model City Wrecking Crew is a Classic Rock band based in Kingsport, TN. MCWC plays songs from Billy Joel to Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Steppenwolf toThe Stones, and much more.

The Diamonds

July 13 | 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.

Children's and Teens' Art Class (Ages 5+)

July 14 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts


Your child will get a chance to be creative in this art class with artist Jean Ann Poore at A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts. It will be loads of fun 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 12 students. Registration is open until the beginning of the class. To find out more information, contact the gallery via Facebook, or email info@aworkofartgallery.com. You may register by contacting the gallery at 423-797-0089. Cost: $25

Quarter Bounce w/ Rusty Steel

July 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Quarter Bounce hails from Southwest Virginia and Northeastern TN. The band is composed of serious and seasoned musicians who would rather perform than just about anything else. Tagged as a classic rock band, their music is a bit more diverse. Toss in a few ballads, a few country & western tunes, and the mix equals a good dance band. Just like the name implies, Quarter Bounce is about having fun, good times and forgetting about your worries for awhile.

Brandon Maddox

July 14 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


From sharing the stage with country superstar Brett Eldredge, a recording featured in the Michael Ealy film Unconditional, acclaimed performances at clubs and festivals across the nation, recording artist/singer/songwriter Brandon Maddox has quickly established himself as one of country music’s rising stars!

Shooter

July 14 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Shooter is a 4 piece band with 3 part harmonies on every song. Formerly known as Old Dogs- New Tricks, they are ready to spread the joy of Music.

Honoring Life Changes: Yoga for Menopause

July 15 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol


A woman's body is unique, for it is marked by transitions through puberty, fertile years, menopause and post-menopause – the "wisdom phase". When a woman can maintain a balanced and harmonious reproductive system, it leads to greater vitality and radiant wellness.

In this workshop, you will examine the optimal ways that a yoga practice serves to support the body's natural rhythm, from Yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation awareness and dive into several tools to support the harmony of the body during times of transitions.

Guided by Lydie Ometto, e-RYT500, LMT, RPT, YT

Cost: $50 per person, early bird $45 register by July 5th

Call (276)644-3086 to register or stop by Wellness Yoga of Bristol.

90th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions Symposium

July 15 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Join BCM for a symposium delving into the technology, impact, and legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions. Following a screening of a portion of the PBS documentary American Epic with producers Allison McGourty and Bernard MacMahon, author Barry Mazor will consider the impact of the Bristol Sessions. Ralph Peer II, CEO of peermusic, and wife Liz Peer will provide the keynote.

2:00 p.m. — Welcome and Introduction by Museum Director Dr. Jessica Turner

2:15 p.m. — Screening of American Epic with producers Allison McGourty and Bernard MacMahon, including discussion of film and Bristol

3:30 p.m. — Q&A with American Epic producers

4:00 p.m. — Coffee/tea break

4:30 p.m. — Barry Mazor: “The True Impact of the Bristol Sessions: What Ralph Peer Was After, What He Found—and What Difference it Made.”

5:30 p.m. — Keynote by Ralph Peer II and Liz Peer: “Technology and Impact of Peer’s Bristol Sessions and Early Commercial Recordings”

6:30 p.m. — Panel discussion with participants, moderated by Jessica Turner: “Convergences in 1927: Legacies of the Bristol Sessions”

Farm & Fun Time on the Road at Grey Fox Music Festival

July 15


Radio Bristol’sFarm & Fun Timeis on the road in July, coming to you live from the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Utica, New York with musical guests Michael Daves and Tony Trischka, The Mammals, and Bill and the Belles. There will also be a very special Heirloom Recipe segment with The Gibson Brothers! Be sure and tune in Saturday, July 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at listenradiobristol.org!

Blue Reign

July 15 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Blue Reign storms out of southwest Virginia playing a blend of Classic rock, Country and the Blues. The boyz of blue have performed in several major music events such as The Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ competition.

Broad Street Station

July 15 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Broad Street Station is a band from the Johnson City area, playing yesterday and today's favorites.

State Street String Band

July 17 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass with State Street String Band.

Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club

July 18 | Bristol Public Library


On July 18, the Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club will join BPL's Summer Celebration with a special presentation on the Appalachian Trail at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. Anne Maio and Judith Foster, who has hiked the trail, will be speaking about their experiences with the Appalachian Trail and discussing conservation efforts.

The Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club, based in Damascus, Virginia, is a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Formed on February 29, 1960, the club helps maintain and protect 59.4 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Jefferson National Forest, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Grayson Highlands State Park, and other trail areas.

For more information on the Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club, see their website.

Christmas in July: Snowflake Paper Quilling Class

July 22 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts


It's never too early to start shopping for those special people on your holiday gift list! But not only can you buy a handmade gift in our shop, you can make a handmade gift, too! Discover how to turn colorful paper strips into beautiful works of art and keepsakes with this beginner quilling class!As part of the Christmas in July event at A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts, artist Patrice Wells is offering a class in paper quilling. Participants will create their own snowflake by curling and folding narrow pieces of paper. The snowflake can then be used as an ornament, decor, or as an accent on Christmas wrapping or a greeting card.All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Ages 10+. To find out more information, contact the gallery via Facebook or emailinfo@aworkofartgallery.com. Register by July 16, 2017 by contacting the gallery at423-797-0089.

Instructor: Patrice Wells
Cost: $20

Community Notice Board

Bristol Office Supply Weekly Specials

Through July 14


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Karaoke Nights

Wednesdays | Quaker Steak and Lube


Quaker Steak and Lube will host Karaoke on Wednesday nights from 7-10pm!

BCMM to Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit "Things Come Apart"

July 15 — October 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service's exhibit "Things Come Apart" from July 15 to October 8, 2017. Through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, this exhibit reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Images of dozens of objects explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time. For example, the individual components of a record player, a Walkman, and iPod illustrate the technical changes in sound reproduction over the years. As a visual investigation of design and engineering, "Things Come Apart" also celebrates classic examples of industrial design like the sewing machine, the mechanical pencil, and the telescope. Additionally, the exhibit explores ideas about reuse, repair, and recycling.

The exhibit embraces key STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts and provides an ideal environment for hands-on experimentation, tinkering, and creative makerspaces. Through support from the Smithsonian Women's Committee, "Things Come Apart" includes three hands-on Activity Kits Created by the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation's SparkLab.Schools are invited to contact the Birthplace of Country Music at education@birthplaceofcountrymusic.orgor 423-573-1927 to find out more about booking school visits to the exhibit.

The museum will also be hosting several educational and engaging programs to go along with the "Things Come Apart" exhibit—keep an eye on the events calendar at www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.orgfor details on these programs.

"Things Come Apart" is an exhibition organized by Todd McLellan and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

Also Coming Up

Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 1 — Intermediate
July 10–14 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Full Moon Jam: James Meadows
July 13 | Downtown Center
Bike Night w/ Model City Wrecking Crew
July 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Diamonds
July 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Children's and Teens' Art Class (Ages 5+)
July 14 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
Quarter Bounce w/ Rusty Steel
July 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Brandon Maddox
July 14 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Shooter
July 14 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Honoring Life Changes: Yoga for Menopause
July 15 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol
90th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions Symposium
July 15 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Farm & Fun Time on the Road at Grey Fox Music Festival
July 15
Bristol Pirates vs. Princeton
July 15 | Boyce Cox Field
Blue Reign
July 15 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Broad Street Station
July 15 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Bristol Pirates vs. Princeton
July 16 | Boyce Cox Field
Pick Along Summer Camps: Week 2 — Beginner
July 17–21 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Bristol Pirates vs. Princeton
July 17 | Boyce Cox Field
State Street String Band
July 17 | Blackbird Bakery
Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club
July 18 | Bristol Public Library
Full Moon Jam: Appalachian Trail
July 18 | Downtown Center
Canvas Class
July 19 | Bristol Public Library
Book Signing: Sarah Kincaid
July 19 | Blackbird Bakery
BPL Book Club
July 20 | Bristol Public Library
Full Moon Jam: Shooter
July 20 | Downtown Center
Bike Night w/ Quarter Bounce and Rusty Steel
July 20 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Dean Dillon
July 20 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Celtic Harpist Katie Richardson
July 20 | Blackbird Bakery
Border Bash: this mountain
July 21 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash: Annabelle's Curse
July 21 | Downtown Bristol
The Grand Ole Uproar
July 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Christmas in July: Snowflake Paper Quilling Class
July 22 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
Country Cool Comedy Show
July 22 | Paramount Center for the Arts
An Acoustic Evening with Patty Griffin & Lee Ann Womack
July 23 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Bristol Pirates vs. Bluefield
July 24 | Boyce Cox Field
Wm. King Museum presents Art in Appalachia
July 25 | Bristol Public Library
Full Moon Jam: Matt Ledbetter Band
July 25 | Downtown Center
Bristol Pirates vs. Bluefield
July 25 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Bluefield
July 26 | Boyce Cox Field
To Kill a Mockingbird
July 27 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Becomes... Community Workshop
July 27 | Slater Community Center
Full Moon Jam: WyldeHeart
July 27 | Downtown Center
Bristol Pirates vs. Greeneville
July 27 | Boyce Cox Field
The Diamonds
July 27 | Blackbird Bakery
The Importance of Being Earnest
July 28–30 | Theatre Bristol
Bristol Pirates vs. Greeneville
July 28 | Boyce Cox Field
Below 7
July 28 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Rob-Con 2017
July 29–30 | Viking Hall
Friends of 1927 Concert Series: Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and Jerry Salley
July 29 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Bristol Pirates vs. Greeneville
July 29 | Boyce Cox Field
State Street String Band
July 31 | Blackbird Bakery
Full Moon Jam: Duty Free
August 1 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Marcus Boyd
August 3 | Downtown Center
Border Bash: My New Favorites
August 4 | Downtown Bristol
"Born in Bristol" Film Premiere
August 4–6 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Border Bash: Adam Graybeal's Hillbilly Soul
August 4 | Cumberland Square Park
Bristol Pirates vs. Danville
August 6 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Danville
August 7 | Boyce Cox Field
Full Moon Jam: Cedar Valley
August 8 | Downtown Center
Bristol Pirates vs. Danville
August 8 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City
August 9 | Boyce Cox Field
Full Moon Jam: Purple Masquerade Prince Tribute Band
August 10 | Downtown Center
Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City
August 10 | Boyce Cox Field
Farm & Fun Time: Town Mountain and Jonathan Byrd
August 10 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Hot Bristol Night Antique Car Show
August 11 | Downtown Bristol
Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City
August 11 | Boyce Cox Field
Hundred Acres
August 11 | O'Mainnin's Pub
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
Bristol Pirates vs. Elizabethton
August 17 | Boyce Cox Field
Shake it Like a Caveman
August 17 | Studio Brew
Bristol Pirates vs. Elizabethton
August 18 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Elizabethton
August 19 | Boyce Cox Field
Full Moon Jam: Linda Lay & Springfield Exit
August 22 | Downtown Center
Full Moon Jam: Billy Crawford
August 24 | Downtown Center
Tom Sawyer
August 25 – September 10 | Theatre Bristol
Steele Cookin Band
August 25 | Studio Brew
Bristol Pirates vs. Kingsport
August 26 | Boyce Cox Field
Quarter Bounce w/ Rusty Steel
August 26 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Bristol Pirates vs. Kingsport
August 27 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Kingsport
August 28 | Boyce Cox Field
Full Moon Jam: Turkey Creek
August 29 | Downtown Center
Bristol Pirates vs. Burlington
August 29 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Burlington
August 30 | Boyce Cox Field
Full Moon Jam: Old School Revue
August 31 | Downtown Center
Bristol Pirates vs. Burlington
August 31 | Boyce Cox Field
Full Moon Jam: Southern Countrymen
September 7 | Downtown Center
Friends of 1927 Concert Series: Mike Farris
September 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Hundred Acres
September 8 | Studio Brew
Sugar Lime Blue
September 9 | Studio Brew
Something Beautiful Fall Market
September 10 | Bristol Train Station
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2017
September 15–17 | Downtown Bristol
The Jaystorm Project BRRR After Party
September 16 | Studio Brew
Full Moon Jam: Nightrain Guns n Roses Tribute Band
September 21 | Downtown Center
Comedian Henry Cho
September 23 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Full Moon Jam: Southern 76
September 28 | Downtown Center
Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen w/ Catfish Frye Band
September 29 | Studio Brew
Black Jacket Symphony: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours
October 7 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Appalachian AACA Trunk & Treat
October 27 | Downtown Bristol
Theatre Bristol presents Annie
November 17–26 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
December 1–17 | Theatre Bristol

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