Downtown Bristol Events
July 13 | Downtown Center
James started up his band, James Meadows & The Country Mile Drifters, just after his album officially released in August of 2008. The band is compiled of amazing professional musicians who put on a very high energy show. Their shows contain a huge set list filled with both fan/crowd requested and timeless Classic Country, Top 40 Country, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, and Originals that are sure to blow the walls off of any event or venue.
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.
July 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Quaker Steak & Lube presents Bike Nights! All summer long (through October) Thursday nights in downtown Bristol, VA.
About Model City Wrecking Crew
July 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Model City Wrecking Crew is a Classic Rock band based in Kingsport, TN. MCWC plays songs from Billy Joel to Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Steppenwolf toThe Stones, and much more.
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.
July 14 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
Your child will get a chance to be creative in this art class with artist Jean Ann Poore at A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts. It will be loads of fun and all students will come home with their own work of art! All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Class limit is 12 students. Registration is open until the beginning of the class. To find out more information, contact the gallery via Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may register by contacting the gallery at 423-797-0089. Cost: $25
July 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Quarter Bounce hails from Southwest Virginia and Northeastern TN. The band is composed of serious and seasoned musicians who would rather perform than just about anything else. Tagged as a classic rock band, their music is a bit more diverse. Toss in a few ballads, a few country & western tunes, and the mix equals a good dance band. Just like the name implies, Quarter Bounce is about having fun, good times and forgetting about your worries for awhile.
July 14 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
From sharing the stage with country superstar Brett Eldredge, a recording featured in the Michael Ealy film Unconditional, acclaimed performances at clubs and festivals across the nation, recording artist/singer/songwriter Brandon Maddox has quickly established himself as one of country music’s rising stars!
July 14 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Shooter is a 4 piece band with 3 part harmonies on every song. Formerly known as Old Dogs- New Tricks, they are ready to spread the joy of Music.
July 15 | Wellness Yoga of Bristol
A woman's body is unique, for it is marked by transitions through puberty, fertile years, menopause and post-menopause – the "wisdom phase". When a woman can maintain a balanced and harmonious reproductive system, it leads to greater vitality and radiant wellness.
In this workshop, you will examine the optimal ways that a yoga practice serves to support the body's natural rhythm, from Yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation awareness and dive into several tools to support the harmony of the body during times of transitions.
Guided by Lydie Ometto, e-RYT500, LMT, RPT, YT
Cost: $50 per person, early bird $45 register by July 5th
Call (276)644-3086 to register or stop by Wellness Yoga of Bristol.
July 15 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Join BCM for a symposium delving into the technology, impact, and legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions. Following a screening of a portion of the PBS documentary American Epic with producers Allison McGourty and Bernard MacMahon, author Barry Mazor will consider the impact of the Bristol Sessions. Ralph Peer II, CEO of peermusic, and wife Liz Peer will provide the keynote.
2:00 p.m. — Welcome and Introduction by Museum Director Dr. Jessica Turner
2:15 p.m. — Screening of American Epic with producers Allison McGourty and Bernard MacMahon, including discussion of film and Bristol
3:30 p.m. — Q&A with American Epic producers
4:00 p.m. — Coffee/tea break
4:30 p.m. — Barry Mazor: “The True Impact of the Bristol Sessions: What Ralph Peer Was After, What He Found—and What Difference it Made.”
5:30 p.m. — Keynote by Ralph Peer II and Liz Peer: “Technology and Impact of Peer’s Bristol Sessions and Early Commercial Recordings”
6:30 p.m. — Panel discussion with participants, moderated by Jessica Turner: “Convergences in 1927: Legacies of the Bristol Sessions”
Radio Bristol’sFarm & Fun Timeis on the road in July, coming to you live from the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Utica, New York with musical guests Michael Daves and Tony Trischka, The Mammals, and Bill and the Belles. There will also be a very special Heirloom Recipe segment with The Gibson Brothers! Be sure and tune in Saturday, July 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at listenradiobristol.org!
July 15 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Blue Reign storms out of southwest Virginia playing a blend of Classic rock, Country and the Blues. The boyz of blue have performed in several major music events such as The Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ competition.
July 15 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Broad Street Station is a band from the Johnson City area, playing yesterday and today's favorites.
July 17 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass with State Street String Band.
July 18 | Bristol Public Library
On July 18, the Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club will join BPL's Summer Celebration with a special presentation on the Appalachian Trail at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. Anne Maio and Judith Foster, who has hiked the trail, will be speaking about their experiences with the Appalachian Trail and discussing conservation efforts.
The Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club, based in Damascus, Virginia, is a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Formed on February 29, 1960, the club helps maintain and protect 59.4 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Jefferson National Forest, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Grayson Highlands State Park, and other trail areas.
For more information on the Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club, see their website.
July 22 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
It's never too early to start shopping for those special people on your holiday gift list! But not only can you buy a handmade gift in our shop, you can make a handmade gift, too! Discover how to turn colorful paper strips into beautiful works of art and keepsakes with this beginner quilling class!As part of the Christmas in July event at A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts, artist Patrice Wells is offering a class in paper quilling. Participants will create their own snowflake by curling and folding narrow pieces of paper. The snowflake can then be used as an ornament, decor, or as an accent on Christmas wrapping or a greeting card.All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Ages 10+. To find out more information, contact the gallery via Facebook or email@example.com. Register by July 16, 2017 by contacting the gallery at423-797-0089.
Instructor: Patrice Wells