Downtown Bristol Events
September 28 | 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.
September 29 | Studio Brew
September 29 | Downtown Center
George Goode and his band Southern 76 have been entertaining crowds with country and classic rock for 30 years. They provide some of the best local talent around.
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.
September 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.
Mamma Molasses performs Alt-Country, Americana, Indie Folk, and Blues. She is a songwriter, and she has her own way of fingerpicking a guitar. A lot of her inspiration is drawn from Appalachian Folk Music, Gospel, Old Country, Piedmont Blues, and Contemporary Roots Music. It's gonna be a great evening of fun!
September 30 | Paramount Center for the Arts
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS! The Paramount Chamber Players and Colpi d’arco combine musical forces to present Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on September 30.
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, which do you like best of all?
Join The Paramount Chamber Players and Colpi d’arco in celebrating the seasons of the year as the ensemble presents Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
There is no doubt that Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is one of the most beloved works in all of music history largely as a result of the joy that permeates its every musical moment. To balance this 18th century warhorse, we will present the 20th century work sharing the same name, Piazzolla’s tango-infused Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires).
The Paramount Chamber Players welcomes the young artists of Colpi d’arco, a Tri-Cities based youth chamber ensemble, to the stage to share this exciting event.
Players appearing in this performance:
Craig Combs, piano;
George Figueroa, violin;
Catherine McGlasson, violin;
Luis Casal, viola;
Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello;
Thomas Maternik-Piret, cello;
Vicki Fey, harpsichord.
Students are admitted free.
For the Paramount Center performance, purchase tickets online at ParamountBristol.org or at the box office for $15 plus fees.
September 30 | Studio Brew
The JV Squad is an eclectic R&B band featuring Jared and Vanessa Bentley, David Cate, Lance McCloud and Mike Sams.
September 30 | Bristol Brewery
Indie / Folk out of New Jersey, Accidental Seabirds will play Bristol Brewery with The Moonbees!
October 1 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol
Learn about how to release trauma and manage the self through yoga. This class will provide you with tools for your body, mind and spirit to aid in the healing process. The class will be led by Jolene Reed, LPC and RYT 200.
Cost is $20.
You may sign up for this workshop by leaving a message at 276-644-3086, place your name on the sign-up sheet at Wellness Yoga of Bristol.
October 1 | Downtown Bristol
Bristol is gearing up yet another huge event – the Ride the Line Motorcycle Rally, the very first bike gathering of its kind in the area. Taking place Sept. 30-Oct.2, thousands of motorcycle riders are expected to take part in the event, sponsored by Friendship Indian and Victory Motorsports and Black Wolf Harley Davidson.
Visit ridethestateline.com for more information and to pre-register.
Registration is available at Black Wolf Harley Davidson and Friendship Indian Motorcycle/Friendship Victory Motorcycle.
Bikes & Biscuits at Indian Motorcycle: 7:30am-9am
Organized Ride from Indian Motorcycle Bristol: 9am — 11:30am
Northeast TN and Southwest Virginia are home to some of the most scenic and enjoyable motorcycle rides in North America. From Bristol, you can travel through the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, and along winding waterways, waterfalls and rivers.
Lunch at Black Wolf Harley Davidson: 11:30am — 1pm
Organized Ride from Black Wolf Harley Davidson: 1 — 4pm
Bikes at Studio Brew, Downtown Bristol: 4pm
Ride the Line on State Street: 5pm
October 1 | Downtown Center
JB5NDime and friends will host “Shake, Battle, for O,” a benefit concert for the Odum family, on October 1, 2016 at the Country Music Mural Stage in Downtown Bristol. Jon Odum, Coach of the John S. Battle Boys Basketball & Golf teams, was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Due to the severity of his diagnosis, Coach and his wife Ashley Jo (also a teacher at JSB) will be temporarily moving to Duke University in Raleigh, NC, to begin treatments. This event is free, but donations will be accepted to help the family.
Join JB5NDime for a fun night of music and supporting Coach Odum! Those who cannot attend, but would like to support the Odums, may donate online via GoFundMe.
For more info contact:
October 1 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Jason Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 943-1417
Kevin Elton at email@example.com or (276) 494-1618
Whitney Elton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked — the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album.
The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of the album artist's "greatest hits," opens in full contrast to the first set with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back. The tone is set very quickly that the show will feature the high level of musicianship of the act being covered and will also be accompanied by all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.
October 1 | Bristol Brewery
The Jackdaw's 7 are an original alt-country band hailing from Bristol, TN/VA. They have set out to invoke the darker side of the country music genre by utilizing elements of classic country combined with modern story telling. With musical backgrounds ranging from bluegrass and classical...to punk and metal, these musicians are just coming out of the studio and looking to promote their new recordings with some memorable live performances.
October 2 | Bristol Public Library
Join Beaver Creek Storytellers at Bristol Public Library (use rear entrance) for a fun afternoon of entertaining stories. Admission is $5. Not recommended for children under 6.
October 3 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is proud to present African Roots of the Banjo, a lecture by Dr. Cece Conway followed by a concert with the renowned Blind Boy Paxton. The lecture and concert is part of the Lift Every Voice Series happening this fall at the museum.
Dr. Cece Conway is a Professor of Appalachian Literature & Culture at Appalachian State University. Her academic specialty is folklore and the roots of mountain music, African roots of the banjo, and ballad keepers. In 2014 Conway received the Library of Congress appointment as the Alan Lomax Fellow with the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress.
Although only in his 20s, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay there for good. Paxton sings and plays banjo, guitar, accordion, and the bones and has the eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now.
Paxton has performed to a sold-out audience for the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall earlier this year along with the likes of Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Dom Flemons, Tom Paley, and others. He has been nominated for an inaugural International Folk Music Award in the category of Artist of the Year. He has also performed at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
Now's your chance to shape the future of your community. Join the City of Bristol, VA and be a part of the Comprehensive Plan process. Drop by and share your thoughts at one of three public open houses.
Tuesday, October 4 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm — Bristol Mall (inside courtyard area in front of Sears)
October 7 | Downtown Bristol
Wednesday, October 5 from 8:00am to 10:00am — Food City on Euclid Avenue (Meeting Room)
Wednesday, October 5 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm — City Hall (City Council Chambers)
On Friday, October 7, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 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.
The Art D’Vine galleries will be highlighting various special events, releases or artists. Stay tuned for more information on participating venues.
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.