Downtown Bristol Events
June 16–25 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Theatre Bristol is pleased to present its production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on June 16-25 at the Paramount Center for the Arts.
Directing Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be highly respected and talented actor/director, Theatre Bristol veteran Glenn Patterson (The Music Man, Les Misérables, Scrooge! The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miracle on 34th Street).
June 21 | Boyce Cox Field
Disney's Beauty and the Beast includes favorite songs with music composed by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, as well as songs by Menken and Tim Rice, with book by Linda Woolverton telling the "tale as old as time" of Belle and the Beast. The production is based on the Academy Award-winning animation and then originally directed by Robert Jess Roth and produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Belle's ability to see his heart provides a chance for the Beast's curse to end. The castle inhabitants show their hospitality, inviting Belle to "Be Our Guest" entertaining for their very humanity with humor and beautiful music. Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Disney's Beauty and the Beast as part of its family-friendly 52nd season!
Theatre Bristol's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast will open June 16 and run for two weekends with 7:30 evening and 2:30 pm matinee performances at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Tickets will be available online at the Paramount Center for the Arts website.
Opening night features the "Be Our Guest" 2017 pre-show Gala Event at 6:00 pm, with tickets available for $100 that include the show premiere, supporters of the arts, musical entertainment, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI,www.mti.com.
Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee and now celebrating its 52nd season. Its Main Stage season consists of up to six productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and other performances are on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.
For more information, visit the Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email email@example.com.
Come to PirateFest 2017! Free admission. Fans will get to meet the 2017 Bristol Pirates team, get autographs, new gear, free hotdogs & drinks. We will have kids inflatables, cornhole, and music. #BristolBSB
June 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Hope Griffin was literally born into music. Surrounded by a musical family, she began singing and performing when she was very young. Hope first got turned onto the idea of writing her own music when she received a guitar at age 17. She attended Carson-Newman University and went on to receive a Bachelors degree in classical voice. It was there that her true flair for songwriting developed. Hope’s drive to perform her original works was launched after winning a songwriters contest in college in 2007. She eventually moved to Asheville, North Carolina where she began introducing her angelic vocals and folky lyrics into the music scene.
June 22 | Downtown Center
Border line is a local band that plays all the songs you love to hear and dance to. From some of the newest country and rock hits to the oldies that we all love.
The City of Bristol Tennessee will host its annual 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 28th. 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.
Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.
June 22 | 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.
June 22 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Ryan Ward is a talented, eclectic singer/songwriter, with an endless passion for music. He picked up his first acoustic guitar at the age of 8. Today, Ryan has incorporated many styles from artists that range from Lindsey Buckingham, Stephen Stills, to Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. Ward started writing songs at the age of 17, but focused more on stylistically solving puzzles with the guitar. Currently, Ward is focused on relaying his message through the vibrations of strings and lyric content.
June 23 | Bristol Public Library
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter novel by J.K. Rowling, the Bristol Public Library is having a special event for teens. Participants can come make wands, play Quidditch, test their Hogwarts knowledge, try food inspired by the stories, including a butterbeer tasting, and much more! This program is free and open to all teens and will take place in the Teen Space at the main branch of the Bristol Public Library on Friday, June 23 from 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm. No registration is required and costumes are encouraged! For more information call Teen Services at 276-821-6192.
June 23 | Studio Brew
The Whisky Sticks was formed in 2009; stemming from two other bands (Doc Bonhome and Stormy Monday). Over years of playing in venues around the Tri-Cities area, the members of The Whisky Sticks discovered that they shared an overwhelming amount of musical influences, abilities, and aspirations. Naturally, an inevitable gravitation materialized among the band fellows, centered around each member’s mutual affinity for musical enjoyment, experimentation, refinement, and performance.
June 23 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Indighost is a psychedelic rock band from the Appalachian Highlands area. The band is known for their stunning live visuals, dirty guitar tones, catchy melodies, and vocally driven concert experience. Indighost is electric-fuzz-magic; with heavy grooves and cosmic riffs conjured from the ether like a strange wind uncovering the spires of a forgotten temple.
June 24 | Bristol Public Library
The Community Type-In is an all-day event to celebrate and encourage the creativity of the human mind through words. This free-to-the-public event is open to people from all walks of life to come in and try out both typewriters and writing in general. Tell stories, write poetry, articles, essays; anything that you feel needs to be put to paper. Enjoy engaging with other individuals and “unplugging” from the digital world. All are welcome!
June 24 | O'Mainnin's Pub
With two talented guitarists, three part harmonies, and a tight rhythm section Before the Storm will play that song you love from the 90's and 2000's. Or even last week.
June 25 | Bank Street
Dave & Mia (the husband-wife-team behind the rock band Gretchen) will be doing a few songs and leading worship for a new church start-up meeting for only the 2nd time this Sunday.
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
If you are in the Bristol area, you are invited to join Dave, Mia, and pastor Brent Stuart for worship, fellowship, and Word.
Celebrate Bristol along with Border Bash invites you to enjoy a Star-Spangled 4th of July celebration! Event to be held rain or shine!
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 Schedule:
3:00 PM: Parade Line-up on Morrison Blvd.
5:00 PM: Bristol's Independence Day Parade — State Street
6:00 PM: Events in Cumberland Square Park including:
- Special Recognition of all Veterans
Presented by Danny Hill
- Family Fun Events in the Park
Inflatables, “Eating Contests”, and much more.
Food, Beverage, and Craft Vendors Available for Purchase
- Free Watermelon
Sponsored by Kroger
- Free Bag of Potato Chips
Sponsored by Shearers
6:30 PM: Great American Lions Club Rubber Duck Race
Cumberland Square Park/Beaver Creek Basin
Border Bash Concert
- 7:00 PM: Fritz & Co.
- 8:30 PM: Virginia Ground
Fireworks begin at 10pm! Bring and blanket and enjoy the show!
Community Notice Board
July 15 — October 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service's exhibit "Things Come Apart" from July 15 to October 8, 2017. Through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, this exhibit reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Images of dozens of objects explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time. For example, the individual components of a record player, a Walkman, and iPod illustrate the technical changes in sound reproduction over the years. As a visual investigation of design and engineering, "Things Come Apart" also celebrates classic examples of industrial design like the sewing machine, the mechanical pencil, and the telescope. Additionally, the exhibit explores ideas about reuse, repair, and recycling.
The exhibit embraces key STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts and provides an ideal environment for hands-on experimentation, tinkering, and creative makerspaces. Through support from the Smithsonian Women's Committee, "Things Come Apart" includes three hands-on Activity Kits Created by the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation's SparkLab.Schools are invited to contact the Birthplace of Country Music at firstname.lastname@example.org 423-573-1927 to find out more about booking school visits to the exhibit.
The museum will also be hosting several educational and engaging programs to go along with the "Things Come Apart" exhibit—keep an eye on the events calendar at www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.orgfor details on these programs.
"Things Come Apart" is an exhibition organized by Todd McLellan and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).