Downtown Bristol Events
October 4 – November 5 | Belk
A Holly Help representative will sell tickets inside Belk on pre-selected days before their sale, November 5th 6-10 AM
You can purchase the $5 Belk Charity Sale tickets directly from Holly Help on site or you can earmark a check for your tickets by mail to: Holly Help Fund, PO Box 1264, Bristol, VA. 24203.
November 2 | Downtown Bristol
The non-profit organization Santa Pal, Inc. is proud to announce the kick off of their 89th year serving area kids. Each year the Santa Pal program helps prequalified children from under served families in both Bristols and Sullivan County.
Gather with Santa Pal at the downtown Bristol Christmas Tree for photos and a special kickoff event.
It's an exciting time as Santa Pal begins to help individuals, families, area churches, businesses and organizations sponsor a child or children.
November 3 | Blackbird Bakery
- Sponsors & Donations deadline is December 2nd.
- For those who chose to sponsor this year's collection deadline is December 13th.
It's that time again, new art has been hatched in "The Nest at Blackbird Bakery." The Nest features art from up-and-coming local artists. Additionally, 25% of sales goes to a local non-profit agency.
This month's featured artist is Mike. Come by and meet the artist this Thursday, November 3rd, from 6-8 pm.
November 4 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
Your teenager will create their own masterpiece in this two-hour paint pouring class with artist Laura King at A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts on State Street in Downtown Bristol! This class will contain an overview of the basics of paint pouring with acrylics, the difference in artistic styles, and all students will come home with their own work of art. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Make sure your teen wears clothing they won’t mind getting a little messy — just in case! Class limit is 7 students. Registration closes October 29. To find out more information, contact the gallery via Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, visit the gallery.
Instructor: Laura King
November 4 | Studio Brew
Rising up from thebluffs of Memphis to the mountains of east Tennessee, through theDelta lowlands and muddy banks of Indianola, Mississippi along the way — comes the unique Southern Soul sound of Blue Mother Tupelo.
Ricky and Micol began their musical life together as (The) Blue Mother Tupelo at an open mic night at Sassy Ann's in Knoxville, Tennessee in the Springtime of 1995. They'd been married almost a year. That night turned into a standing Wednesday night gig for awhile and over the next couple of years they were graced with the gifts of musicians of all kinds sitting in to jam until settling in as an electric four-some for some time, releasing their 1997 debut album, MY SIDE OF THE ROAD.
Currently on tour as a duo, Ricky and Micol are traveling roads across the United States bringin' stomp and sway to music lovers lookin for somethin real, soul-filled, earthy and lifted up.
November 4 | Bristol Brewery
About Todd Day Wait's Pigpen
After years on the road, Todd Day Wait arrived at a musical aesthetic that blends blues, folk, country, early R&B, and soul. With his band, the seasoned roadman's heartfelt, original tunes can often be found playing on the streets of the French Quarter and in venues throughout New Orleans.
About Zack Bryson
November 5 | Downtown Bristol
Zach Bryson, "The One and Lonely," is a country songwriter and hillbilly yodeler from Portland, OR, who plays original country music with the help of his honky-tonk backing band The Meat Rack.
For well over 50 years the veterans of Bristol have honored their fallen comrades with a parade and memorial service in downtown Bristol. Whether through years of recognition or obscurity the parade has reminded the region of the sacrifice of our own citizens in wars and military engagements since the beginning of our nation. The annual event will once again be held in the streets of downtown Bristol on Saturday November 5. Any veteran is welcome to participate in the parade. Line-up begins on Morrison Blvd at 8am, with the parade beginning at 10am using the traditional parade route. Following the parade, approximately at 11am, citizens will gather for the traditional memorial service at the Bristol War Memorial at Cumberland Square Park.
November 5 | Studio Brew
Bristol Brewery welcomes Ron Short and the Possum Playboys to the stage this Saturday at 8pm. Come out for a great time!
About Ron Short and the Possum Playboys
November 5 | Bristol Brewery
Rockabilly, Cajun, Blues, Americana, Roots Music, Jam Band comprised of band members: RON SHORT — singer/songwriter, accordion, slide guitar, banjo, mandolin, & fiddle; AARON DAVIS — guitar and vocals; LISA DAVIS — rubboard, vocals, & percussion; BEN MAYS/Roy Rogers — bass
Logan Fritz has been writing and playing music for the past three years in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With an eclectic blend of archaic structure and modern liberation, Logan Fritz & The Remnants captures the essence of American rock’n’roll with a modern twist.
November 6 | 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.
November 10 | Bristol Public Library
You are Invited to a Listening Session About Downtown Noise
Hosted by Bristol, VA City Council
Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Bristol Public Library
J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room
*We welcome your suggestions about regulating downtown noise.