Downtown Bristol Events
January 26 | 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.
January 27 | Paramount Center for the Arts
The Paramount Chamber Players (TPCP) will present Winter Winds, a program of music for piano plus wind instruments, in four Tri-Cities venues on January 26-29, 2017.
Let the warm sounds of the clarinet, horn, oboe, flute and bassoon croodle your soul in the corner of your mind. This winter, the Paramount Chamber Players present for the first time a concert without strings, an experiment of sound and color, temperament and tempest. The piano remains as a consistent texture while the violin is replaced by the flute or oboe; the viola by the clarinet or horn; and, the cello by the bassoon.
In the same way that we hear different “colors” or “timbres” when we hear an alto and a tenor sing the same notes or a bass and soprano sing the same melody, we hear a different quality of sound with winds than with strings. The center piece of this concert is a piano quintet by the Russian composer, Rimsky-Korsakov balanced by the music of German composer, Reinecke, and French composers, Milhaud and Schmitt.
The Paramount Chamber Players welcome guest artists, Larry Mueller, oboe; Vic Chavez, clarinet; Jeffrey Whaley, horn; and, Rosalind Buda, bassoon. Players appearing in the concert: Rebecca Paluzzi, flute and Craig W. Combs, piano.
The Paramount concert will be held Friday, December 27th at 7:30 pm. Click here to purchase tickets.
Other performances include: Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Kingsport TN; Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Mathes Hall, East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN; and Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m. at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA.
January 27 | Studio Brew
The Real Life Heavies pack an interesting punch live as they demonstrate a versatile 3 piece hammering of sleezy soul and groove music laced with hot undercover rock and roll! The show blends perfectly between fascinating original songs and features "surprises" from several genres and generations. These pencil-pushers are the real thing, carrying out a valiant mid-life crisis after the sun goes down. Check them out at www.reallifeheavies.com.
January 27 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Dreamcatcher was formed in early summer of 2015 by Troy Boone and Aaron Foster. Upon the release of Troy's debut CD "First Impressions," Troy and Aaron decided to create a project that fulfilled their musical desires. Hence, Dreamcatcher was born.
After about two years of touring and playing shows from Florida to Vermont, Troy Boone accepted the position with bluegrass super group "Sideline"which has passedover the reinsof Dreamcatcher to Aaron Foster.
January 27 | O'Mainnin's Pub
From the hills of Eastern Kentucky, Exit 23 was formed in the Summer of 2014 by core members Johnny “Pop” Day (Vocals/Guitar), Charlie Cable (Banjo/Mandolin/Guitar), and Scott Cable (Lead Guitar). Morphing each member’s musical influences and styles, a sound of their own was created as they began to arrange acoustic driven, country-tinged songs.
January 28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Join Relay for Life for this regional Team Captain Workshop as they kickoff Relay For Life of Bristol. This event is open to all members of the community who want to learn how to get involved and current team captains from across the region.
- Get pumped for Relay season!
- Arm yourself with some great materials and information.
- Learn about what the American Cancer Society is doing to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
To learn more, visit the event's Facebook page, or click here to sign up for the event.
January 28 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Join Bristol Station for a charity poker tournament to benefit Maggie Miller's campaign for Queen of Hearts: American Heart Association. Cards drop at 5:00pm. Food and drink will be available and the tournament is open to ALL LEVELS of players.
January 28 | Paramount Center for the Arts
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.
January 28 | O'Mainnin's Pub
The Grand Ole Uproar's musical gumbo conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings and Doug Sahm, the electric carnival of Dylan, the improvisational impulses of the Grateful Dead, and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale, as well as many other(and older) songs and artists in the American tradition.
The Grand Ole Uproar frequently tours the Southeast and Midwest, appearing recently on Knoxville TN's Blue Plate Special Radio Program on WDVX and Balcony TV Nashville. The Uproar has shared the stage with artists like Zach Deputy, PALEFACE, The Corbitt Brothers, The Deadstring Brothers, and Cosmic Charlie.
Available now on Spotify and Itunes, The Grand Ole Uproar's newest album, Good Long Spell, features guest appearances by Whiskeytown's Caitlin Cary and John Howie Jr.
January 29 | Studio Brew
Britni Zoh Hamrick Band will play Studio Brew on Sunday, January 29th at 5pm.
January 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Clap along to the bluegrass sounds of State Street String Band.
February 11 | Studio Brew
The Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation will host a Valentine's Moulin Rouge themed evening fundraiser Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Studio Brew, 221 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia from 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Join the foundation for a romantic dinner and live music. King University’s Jazz Band will provide dinner music with Nostalgia playing dance music. Door prizes will also be awarded.
Tickets are $75 individual or $125 per couple. To purchase tickets, phone 276-821-5615.
The Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charitable organization. The Foundation’s mission is to provide Student Scholarships for graduating seniors and teacher mini-grants for Creative Classroom Projects and much more. For additional information on the Foundation, visit bvpsfoundation.org.
March 24 – April 2 | Theatre Bristol
One of the wonderful series of plays kicking off a packed 2017 season! Performed at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace. Stageplay by Joseph Robinette. Directed by Laura O'Bryan. Buy tickets and see full schedule at www.theatrebristol.org. Shows are Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 10:30am and 5:30pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm.
Peter Rabbit auditions will be January 29 at 2:30 and January 30 & 31 at 6:30 pm at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Casting calls will be February 3. Rehearsals begin February 6. Public performances are March 24, 25, 26, 31, April 1 & 2. Schools interested in public performances can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.