Downtown Bristol Events
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.
November 10 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m., with guest performances by Dom Flemons and The Sunny Mountain Serenaders.
Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring musical breaks by house band Bill and the Belles, the program also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report with Corbin Hayslett, an heirloom recipe segment that’s more storytelling than instruction, and much more!
About Dom Flemons
Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.
About The Sunny Mountain Serenaders
November 10 | Blackbird Bakery
The Sunny Mountain Serenaders feature three of the most accomplished, steeped-in-the-tradition old-time musicians you’ll find anywhere. Mark Campbell, who was raised in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, has won many ribbons at Southern fiddle contests, including 1st Prize at Clifftop in 2001. Native Virginian Mac Traynham, who plays banjo and harmonica and sings lead with the Serenaders, may be best known for the soulful tight-harmony duets that he sings and plays with his wife, Jenny. John Schwab is the guy who literally wrote the book on playing old-time backup guitar. He’s anchored the rhythm sections of several fine bands, including The Hoover Uprights, who took the blue ribbon in the traditional band contest at Clifftop in 2001 and again in 2003.
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.
November 11 | Studio Brew
In the music world of pretenders and throw backs, including glossy whiny Rock bands who wear jeggings (denim tights for men), Americana — music by groups who look like they belong in the 1700's, cliche white Blues acts consisting of lawyers and bankers who play "the real Blues", yet another lame Rockabilly band (who sounds just like the other lame Rockabilly band) and retro and "roots music" repeats who also enjoy playing '50's dress up and glorified cover music all the while calling it original or Rock — comes a band who champions the notion that new, real music can still be created and rock with dignity and soul. Do you ever wonder, "what ever happened to original bands with no gimmicks, who came only to make great music and to rock as hard as possible"? Look no further. The Low Counts have no desire to fool you, be clowns, traditionalists or to replicate old music, only to make new music without forgetting their roots or the best parts of those roots(rural blues, rock, rockabilly, psychedelia and soul).But the mere fact that the band made up of Matt Walsh and Austin Hicks, are a guitar-drum duo happened pretty unexpectedly...
November 11 | Bristol Brewery
Join Bristol Brewery and American Outlaws to watch the USA v. Mexico soccer match this Friday at 8. Wear red, white and blue to support our team!
November 12 | YWCA
The Turkey Trot is an event hosted by the YWCA Women's Fitness Spa that encourages women to achieve their fitness goals. It is the longest running women's 5K in the Tri-Cities that features joggers and walkers of all skill levels. Every year, the YW cheers on first-time participants and veteran runners who achieve a new personal best. The race route certified by USA Track and Field. All proceeds from the race benefit the health and wellness programs of the YWCA's Women's Fitness Spa.
Saturday, November 12th, 2016
Trot begins at 8:00 a.m.
Walk begins at 8:05 a.m.
Early Packet Pickup: November 11th from 2-6 p.m.
Registration is $25. Payment can be submitted online (a convenience fee will apply), by mail, or at the front desk.
All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a FREE t-shirt and goody bag; breakfast will be provided after the race.
Please contact Aubree Cook, Director of Fitness,firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
November 12 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol
Emotional wellbeing is not the absence of emotions, but it is your ability to understand the value of your emotions and use them to move your life forward in positive directions.
A useful definition of emotional wellbeing is offered by the Mental Health Foundation: ‘A positive sense of wellbeing which enables an individual to be able to function in society and meet the demands of everyday life; people in good mental health have the ability to recover effectively from illness, change or misfortune.’
Join Cassie Shaver to identify where emotions hide in your physical body and the emotional support you need.
- WEED out negative patterns and emotions.
- SEED your body’s natural emotional responses with tools we can use every day.
- FEED your emotional foundation and empower your life.
November 12 | Paramount Center for the Arts
*Price includes essential oils used and your take home feed and seed (self-care) tools.
The Bristol Music Club holds its annual Scholarship Benefit at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. “A Symphony of Fashions” features a fashion show of clothes from The Galleria and The Bristol Bridal Station (YWCA) and a musical program by scholarship winners Natalie Lugo, cello; Thomas O’Neill, tenor; and Seth Boyd, clarinet. The program raises funds for the Music Scholarships offered by the club each May. In May of 2016, over $6,000 was presented to 14 students.
Natalie Lugo was the honorable mention winner of Division II of the 2016 Bristol Music Club Scholarship Auditions. She studies cello with Wesley Baldwin and violin with Miroslav Hristov. She is an 11th grade homeschooled student and the daughter of Ralph and Dawn Lugo. Her first nine years of violin study were with Tim Barrett. She is a five-time winner of Bristol Music Club Scholarship auditions on both instruments, including several 1st place awards. She sings with the Highlands Youth Ensemble, and is the cellist of the string quartet Tensegrity, which includes her three brothers. Tensegrity won the 2016 Enkor International Chamber Music Competition.
Thomas O’Neill was the first place winner of Division II of the 2016 Bristol Music Club Scholarship Auditions. In addition, he was selected by the judges to receive the Paramount Chamber Players award and he will perform with the Players in April 2017. Thomas is a two-time winner of Bristol Music Club Scholarship auditions. He is a voice student of Rachel Helton, an 11th grade student at Patrick Henry High School, and is the son of Doc and Jennifer O’Neill. He was a regional NATS winner, semi-finalist, and outstanding male singer. He has attended the six-week program at Brevard Music Center, and participates in his high school chamber choir and band.
Seth Boyd was the second place winner of Division II of the 2016 Bristol Music Club Scholarship Auditions. Seth is a two-time winner of Bristol Music Club Scholarship auditions. He is a clarinet student of Tom Crawford and a senior at Eastside High School in Coeburn, Virginia. He is the son of Lee and Lisa Fields and Randy Boyd. He is a member of the Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra, was first chair of the All-County and All-District Symphonic Band, first chair of the ETSU Honor Band, and is a member of the Eastside High School Marching and Concert Bands and the Winds of the Mountain Empire.
The afternoon ends with a reception in the Paramount’s lobby featuring finger foods prepared by The Bristol Music Club members, with music presented by a string trio of scholarship winners under the leadership of Bethany Dawson. Tickets are $20 if purchased from a club member, $25.25 if purchased through the Paramount box office or at the door.
Contact Person: Steve Fey
November 12 | Studio Brew
The Hoodoos from Richmond, VA, will play Studio Brew November 12th.
November 12 | Bristol Brewery
Like his namesake suggests, Robert Johnson has been to the crossroads and back. Somewhere along the way he found blues woman, Pam Taylor, on her way back from her own crossroads. Together the blues and southern soul infused duo have been wowing crowds with their infectious original spin on American Blues & Roots music. Pam was mentored on guitar by the legendary blues woman, Debbie Davies and Roberts natural ability to easily play any instrument he picks up catapulted these two powerhouses when their former bands dismantled in early 2014. They stole each other's hearts and now they are stealing hearts of fans everywhere.
The music starts at 8pm Saturday. No cover!
November 14 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Historical Association First Vice President Sid Oakley will present a program during BHA’s General Membership Meeting on Monday, November 14, at 6:30pm, at the Bristol Public Library. Oakley’s program is entitled, “A History of Funeral Service in Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee.” He notes that many prominent names have been forgotten over the years while other’s are still carried on today. Oakley, a long-time Bristol funeral director, will present a powerpoint presentation of his 55 years of collecting facts and photos on this important part of the history of Bristol.
November 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Clap along to the bluegrass sounds of State Street String Band.
November 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Willie and the Wildwood Flowers are a local dulcimer group.
November 15 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol Premieres: Caleb Klauder Country Band with Reeb Willms at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tuesday, November 15. Radio Bristol Premieresfocuses on new recordings debuted before a live audience, as well as a live broadcast and webcast on Radio Bristol. The band will highlight music from the new release Innocent Road.
If you don’t believe in reincarnation, try listening to Caleb Klauder’s music. There’s little other explanation for why a small island Washingtonian can write, play, and sing music that sounds like it should be rolling out of a Great Depression honky-tonk. Born from the heart of Portland, Oregon’s red-hot music scene, Caleb Klauder’s music continues to challenge and transform how we think about roots music in America.
Performing Caleb’s praised original songs right alongside classics from George Jones, The Louvin Brothers, and Dolly Parton, their live show is timeless, fresh, and alive. There is a drive to the music that makes it unique and captivating.