Downtown Bristol Events
December 8 | 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.
December 9 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
Your child will paint their own tree in this two-hour painting 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 painting with acrylics, the difference in artistic styles, and all students will come home with their work of art. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Make sure your child wears clothing they won’t mind getting a little messy — just in case! Class limit is 10 students. Registration closes December 2. To find out more information, contact the gallery via Facebook, or email email@example.com. To register, visit the gallery.
Instructor: Laura King
December 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol is getting in the holiday spirit with a very special Farm and Fun Time featuring bluegrass legend Larry Sparks! With holiday jingles provided by Bill and the Belles and yule tide stories and song from Larry Sparks and Corbin Hayslett this will be a very merry evening you wont soon forget!
About Larry Sparks
December 9 | Bristol Ballet
Larry Sparks is a dedicated leader for bluegrass music. Larry is among the most widely known and respected touring musicians in bluegrass and gospel music today. Larry began his career in the mid-1960s as a guitarist with the Stanley Brothers and later became lead vocalist for Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Larry went on to form his own band in 1969. (The Lonesome Ramblers) He has recorded and toured with his band for over four decades, releasing over 60 albums and delighting countless fans with his soulful vocals and unparalleled musicianship.
Join Bristol Ballet for a Hustle lesson at Bristol Ballet Studio. The lesson will begin at 7:30pm, followed by dancing from 8:30 – 10:30 pm.
Cost is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit Bristol Ballet, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Refreshments will be provided, but a snack to share is always welcome!
December 9–10 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Visions of Sugar Plums... and Nutcrackers and Rat Kings! The mighty battle between the mice and soldiers that brings Clara’s dream to life begins right here at the Paramount Center for the Arts with Bristol Ballet’s full length production of this popular holiday classic. Eighteen local company dancers, 35 students from Bristol Ballet, 20 community members, and three professional guest artists make up the cast for this production. Guest artists Erin Ginn (originally from Kingsport Tennessee) and Israel Rodriquez (who most recently was the Prince in Bristol Ballet’s “Cinderella” in May 2016) return to Bristol Ballet to perform as The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier/Nutcracker, and local thespian and Head Football Coach Mike Locke returns as Drossylmeyer. Full of beautiful costumes and scenery, breathtaking music, and great dancing, this is a show you’ll love to see.
To purchase tickets, visit bristolballet.org or phone the Paramount box office at 423-274-8920.
December 9 | Studio Brew
Kids our Age is a three piece combo (guitar, keyboard, drums), that has provided professional musical entertainment for 100's of clients in Northeast Tennessee, since 1990. This band provides rock to beach music and everyting in between.
December 10 | Bank Street
Join Bank Street for this annual holiday tradition – Breakfast with Santa!
Cost: $10 child, $15 adult
Contact Bank Street for reservations: (423) 764-3889.
December 10 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol
A beautiful, calming guided meditation to soothe your senses and gentle release into deep relaxation to physically, mentally and emotionally reduce your stress and anxiety. Yoga Nidra is translated to "yogic sleep" to awaken your inner self by withdrawing your senses and surrendering to the power of your own healing.
Join Sudha at Wellness Yoga of Bristol on Saturday, December 10, 2016 and give yourself the "Gift of Healing"
Pre-registration is required so please phone 423-646-1958 to reserve your spot. Cost is $15
December 10 | Bristol Brewery
Blue Reign is a distinctive blues and soul band based out of BucksCounty, PA. Full of passion, intensity and depth, their shows have that dance-inspiring energy that captivates, invigorates and satisfies. Blues is in the name and blues is the mainstay. However, there is a healthy dose of Motown, funk, current hits and dance-inspiredclassics, providing a solid, well-rounded and interesting show.
December 11 | Studio Brew
Like its namesake, the Bonnie Blue band hails from the home state of Florida, and continues to bring their formula of old-fashioned rock, country, soul, and blues to a steady growing fan base in the southeast. With the mantra, "the music never stops", Bonnie Blue continues to soar high with a strong collection of original tunes, an infectious and organic live act, andan understanding of the importance of paying homage to the great ones of the past.
December 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa's coming to Blackbird! Be sure to drop by and share your wish list with Santa. He'll be giving away cookies (while supplies last).
Tuesday, December 13th at 6pm
Thursday, December 15th at 6pm
Tuesday, December 20th at 6pm