Downtown Bristol Events
August 24 | Downtown Center
Join us at the State Street Farmer's Market, where local merchants, fresh food and fun times come together. Choose your favorite local produce, homemade foods and unique arts and crafts. The market is open from May through October.
May — October
Saturdays 8 am — Noon
July — September
Wednesdays 2 — 6 pm
Don't forget! The State Street Farmer's Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards. Participants can scan their card and receive wooden tokens of either $1 or $2 in value and can use those tokens with participating vendors.
August 24 | Blackbird Bakery
Listen to a local story telling group telling many tales!
August 25 | Downtown Center
Based out of Music City USA, Nashville's own Midnight Riders are the premier Allman Bros. tribute band, bringing timeless southern rock to enthusiastic audiences from Georgia to Michigan and all points in between. Consisting of seasoned road and Music Row veterans, this group brings the passion and artistry of the original Allman Bros lineup to every show.
For the 20th year, the City of Bristol Tennessee will be hosting the 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 29th.
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.
You are asked not to park in the bank drive-through area adjacent to the venue and please do not to bring skateboards or bicycles into the venue. Parking is available on Shelby Street in the Municipal parking lot or on State Street in designated parking spaces.
August 25 | Studio Brew
Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.
Join Studio Brew for a fun night of Salsa Dancing. Studio Brew's Craft Beer, Chef Ryan's Studio Salsa & Chips, plus Aulikki's Sangria Special will be available. Come dance Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and some Hip Hop. Beginner Salsa lesson kicks off the party from 7:00pm to 7:45pm.
$10.00 cover includes your dance lesson plus complementary chips & salsa. Come and enjoy the Dance Party at Studio Brew! Cheers!
August 25 | 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.
August 26 | Bristol Brewery
Bristol Brewery is releasing the LAST of the Strawberry Pail Ale as well as very limited quantities of three other fruit beers!
Brewberry Pale Ale
August 26 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Pêche-a-licious Peach Belgian
Join BCM for a night of bluegrass with Radio Bristol Premieres: Jeff Brown & Still Lonesomeas the band celebrates the release of their latest album, A Distant Horizon.Jeff Brown is a well known advocate for bluegrass and former member of Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, and once accompanied Johnny and June Cash on bass at the Carter Family Fold. With his band, Still Lonesome, Brown continues to respect his music roots and continues to win over bluegrass music fans wherever they go.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Radio Bristol Premieres focuses on new recordings debuted before a live audience. The show will broadcast live on Radio Bristol at 100.1FM in the Bristol area, online, and through Radio Bristol’s mobile app.
August 26 | Bristol Brewery
Bristol Brewery welcomes Logan Fritz to the stage this Friday at 8pm. The KB'z Kitchen food truck will also be on site serving dinner. Come out for a great time!
August 27 | Cumberland Square Park
Do you like spending time outside? Do you like listening to bird songs? Do you want to meet new friends and take care of your health? Join Wellness Yoga of Bristol in the park for a free yoga practice. Classes will be held every Saturday in June, July, and August, weather permitting. The yoga practices will be taught by Rita Gregory and Nicole Putnam. Enjoy your free yoga practice in the midst of beautiful nature! Practices will be held at Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, VA! See you on the mat!
August 27 | Downtown Bristol
On Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Believe in Bristol will host the From the Top Down Loft Tour in Historic Downtown Bristol.
Each loft has its own unique style and history. Bristolians and visitors alike enjoy strolling up and down State Street and getting a feel for downtown living. The downtown dwellers are their own community, hosting events and participating in a neighborhood watch program. Believe in Bristol works on changing the lofts for viewing annually so it’s never the same tour year after year.
Pick your tickets up on Saturday, August 27th, starting at noon at the Believe in Bristol office located at 36 Moore Street, Bristol, VA or call in advance and put your name on the will-call list. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of event.
Go at your own pace with the self-guided brochure and be sure to wear your walking shoes! “We are so excited to show off these multi-use properties. The rehabilitation and design work is amazing! We truly appreciate the loft dwellers allowing us to show off their homes. We have a great mix of lofts and price ranges to show off this year, and an in-progress 10 unit project not to miss,” stated Christina Blevins, Executive Director for Believe in Bristol.
Lofts on the tour this year include;
- 505 State Street, Bristol, VA – Above The Distressed Gentleman
- 507-509 State Street, Bristol, VA – Old Heller Brothers Lofts Unit 1 – Above Phyl’s of Bristol/Studio 6
- 502-504 State Street, Bristol, TN – Above former Shelbee’s Vintage Café
- 29 ½ Sixth Street, Bristol, TN – Above Mountain Empire Comics/Bridgeforth Design Studio
- 623 State Street, Bristol, VA – Above Cranberry Lane
- 818 State Street, Bristol, TN – Above Kil’n Time Ceramic Studio
- 201-205 Eighth Street, Bristol, TN – The Remington, Future 10 Unit Loft Project in Progress
For questions and ticket information, please call 276-644-9700.
A special thank you to our Sponsors for 2016: Bank of Tennessee, Birthplace of Country Music, Blackbird Bakery, Blakley-Mitchell Co., Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol Pediatric Associates, P.C., Brown, Edwards & Company, Burke, Powers & Harty, Inc., Camellia Digital, City of Bristol, TN, City of Bristol, VA, Dr. & Mrs. Bennett Cowan Jr., Brenda & John Fincher, First Tennessee Bank, New Peoples Bank, Renasant Bank, Spiegler Blevins & Co., The Bristol Hotel: McCall Capital, LLC, Tom & Barbara Smith, Strongwell, Wellness Yoga of Bristol, Wells Fargo Foundation.
August 27 | Studio Brew
Healing Hands Health Center will host its 11th annual fundraising gala on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Studio Brew, downtown Bristol, Va.beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be a 1920's inspired County Fair to raise funds to provide medical and dental services to the working, uninsured residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Folk Soul Revival will provide the entertainment. For table sponsorship information, please email Sarah Phillips or call (423) 573-4327.
August 28 | Studio Brew
Maureen Renihan is a Boone based vocalist performing throughout the high country, piedmont and foothill regions of North Carolina. Influenced by great icons such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen sets anostalgic tone withher soothing vocals. With an ever expanding repertoire and theatrical background of over twenty years, Maureen possesses the creativity and versatility to delight audiences of all ages. Accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in the region, Maureen Renihan & Friends performclassic jazz standards, familiar show tunes, and jazz interpretations of popular music.
August 28 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Teddy Andreadis, J.D. Andrew, Brad Davis and Billy Bob “Bud” Thornton make up “The Boxmasters”; an American roots-rock band of seasoned musicians whose sound is rich in rhythm and story.
Formed in 2007, the band released the self-titled debut record “The Boxmasters” to critical acclaim. This two-CD set was comprised of original songs – including the Americana Radio hit “The Poor House” – and eclectic covers of tunes by The Beatles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mott The Hoople and Mel Tillis.
After touring the country in 2008, The Boxmasters released a Christmas album – “Christmas Cheer” – and by April of 2009 had released their third album – “Modbilly” (a term that they coined as their style of music which was influenced by 60’s British mod music and influences from Southern American music, both pop and country)– which was yet another double album that spun to the top of the Americana charts for two weeks. “Modbilly” later was ranked #14 on the 2009 Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums of The Year.
The Boxmasters are back with a new album – “Somewhere Down The Road” – slated for release April 7, along with an aggressive tour schedule that kicks off with a slew of LIVE performances from Texas to Tennessee and throughout the South.