Downtown Bristol Events
November 17–26 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Theatre Bristol presents ANNIE for the holidays at the Paramount Center for the Arts November 17 through 26, with tickets on sale now at ParamountBristol.org. Directed by Kenn Naegele, with music direction by Steve Davis, ANNIE features a cast of 51 of the area's talented, dogs too, from around the region.
This Thanksgiving, ANNIE brings together a family – one of her very own, including dog Sandy. This heartwarming family comedy is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday together, with favorite songs Maybe, It's a Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, N.Y.C., Little Girls, I Don't Need Anything But You, and, of course, Tomorrow. The much-loved story and music finally returns to the Paramount Bristol stage November 17-26 for six performances.
ANNIE opens November 17 at 7:30 pm, and runs the 18 at 7:30 pm, 19 at 2:30 pm, 24 at 7:30 pm, 25 at 7:30 pm, and 26 at 2:30 pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, plus processing fees, and will be available at ParamountBristol.org or 423-274-8920.
For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 25 | Downtown Bristol
Believe in Bristol announced its participation in the eighth annual Small Business Saturday on November 25th to support small businesses in Historic Downtown Bristol. Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their neighborhoods and is held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Now in its eighth year, Small Business Saturday has been embraced as part of the holiday shopping tradition as each year shoppers, businesses and public officials come together to Shop Small® and show their neighborhood pride.
Understanding the important contributions small businesses make to their communities, Believe in Bristol is pleased to be part of Small Business Saturday and the Neighborhood Champion program. On November 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the greater Bristol area is encouraged to take part in the Small Business Saturday. Stop by to support small businesses and pick up some unique gifts for the holidays. Shoppers can also expect to receive Shop Small® giveaways like tote bags, buttons and balloons as well as special sales and promotions. This year, be sure to pick up your Passport to Prizes in participating businesses and complete 15/20 stops in Downtown Bristol to be entered in for drawings for some awesome prizes! No purchase necessary to get a stamp on your Passport, just have to make it in the door (it'll be hard to pass up the unique gifts once you're in those doors, though)!
American Express created the Neighborhood Champion program to help rally communities around Small Business Saturday and is working alongside numerous business organizations to support local Small Business Saturday celebrations throughout the country. Participating organizations include the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), the International Downtown Association, The Latino Coalition, the National Main Street Center, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“Small Business Saturday plays a key role in driving customer traffic and growing revenue for our Historic Downtown during the important holiday retail season,” says Maggie Bishop, Believe in Bristol Executive Director. “By shopping local and small, the majority of the money stays within the community. We’re also encouraging consumers to ‘dine small’ by grabbing a bite at a local eatery.”
Small business owners can learn more about taking part in Small Business Saturday and download free marketing materials on www.shopsmall.com. Consumers can also visit the site to find small businesses to shop at on Small Business Saturday. For questions or more information about Small Business Saturday, visit www.believeinbristol.org or call 423-573-2201.
November 27 | Cumberland Square Park
Bristol’s Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting is set for Monday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Cumberland Square Park in Historic Downtown Bristol. The event showcases the site’s nearly 50-foot Norwegian Spruce and its younger counterpart, a 25-foot Douglas Fir decorated with thousands of warm-white Christmas lights – about 30,000 of them – for a dramatic and joyous display. This event is sponsored by McCall Capital: The Bristol Hotel, J.A. Street & Associates, and Believe in Bristol.
November 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird to kickstart the holiday season with an evening of Christmas carols sung by the children’s choir.
November 30 | Bristol Public Library
Starring Judy Garland and Frank Morgan, The Wizard of Oz is a classic story of adventure and magic. Dorothy (Garland) has always longed for adventure; instead, she finds herself stuck in Kanas. But when a tornado hits her aunt’s homestead and whisks her away to the magical Land of Oz, Dorothy just might get more of an adventure than she ever bargained for!
Popcorn and water will be available for movie attendees, so make sure to drop in for a special showing of this exciting classic!
Rated G. 102 minutes.
November 30 | Downtown Bristol
Join Bristol's downtown merchants the evening of November 30th for this exclusive holiday event! A $10.00 ticket allows you after hours special discounts at participating stores, two adult beverages (must be 21 years of age or older) and/or lemonade, light appetizers, and door prize drawings!
- Studio 6
- Christina’s Closet
- Mercantile on State
Tickets are available at the participating stores, on-line (Pay Pal) at www.bvpsfoundation.org or by phone at 276-821-5615. Tickets will also be available at the door. This event is sponsored by the Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation. Ticket price is tax-deductible and supports the BVPS Education Foundation.
November 30 | Paramount Center for the Arts
The Cleverlys are a Family "GrassHipPop Fusion" Bluegrass band from a remote thicket of Stone County Arkansas.
Vernon Dean “ VD “ Cleverly is my oldest brother. He left home as a teenager, didn’t leave momma a note or nothing, and run off with a bunch of “ long hairs “ called the Rainbow Family. He ate dirt and roots, run around naked wearin nothing but his banjo and a cowboy hat. He finally moved back home with his wife T Fairy and his sons J Zone, K Bush, and R Bird. They now live in a TP behind Grand Mommy’s old house, and make dream catchers out of cat hair. He plays banjo, guitar, jaw-bone and sangs the low harmonies.
Munk is our youngest brother. You might remember him from being the power forward on Unites States Olympic Donkey Basketball team, till he bit his tongue off during a game. His name was Mark till he bit that tongue off. Now its...Munk. Munk plays Mando, and bout anything with strings on it. He sangs the best harmonies in the family, guess its cause of that new bionic tongue.
Ricky Lloyd is our sister Delva’s boy. He goes by Lloyd, the first L is silent. He loves nature, and chemical dumps. He loves to give back, in fact, he wants me to tell you about his charitable exploits. He wants to invite you all to his annual benefit squirrel hunt to raise money for save the whales. Y’all come out to Cleverly Mountain, second week of October, and for three days we kill the crap outta every squirrel we see! We donate a dollar fifteen to Save the Whale for every mutilated tree rat, then we eat em. So have a heart...kill a squirrel and save a whale. Lloyd plays Bass, phonograph sound machine, and is our spoken word expert. He is huge in the Amish Rave Scene.
I am Digger Cleverly Sr. I have two boys, Digger Jr, and Digger Jr.Jr.. I hate to name drop, but I have played music with everyone from Terk Blitzer to Diamond Cherry. You might remember my #89 hit record “ Dry Huntch “ from Stabbin Cabin records. I also wrote “ Good thang you got two “ for the Rickets, and toured all over the county with them for three solid days back in the 80’s. I took over my daddy’s band the Cleverly Trio, which was founded by him and his four brothers. I decided to really make something out of the group. I play Guitar and do most of the lead sangin.
November 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet is Tom Peterson, Ed Davis, Joe Pendergast, and Ernie Braganza.