Downtown Bristol Events
This month, the Bristol Public Library is gearing up for the very first meeting of its Adult Anime Club!
To kick off the first meeting, BPL presents Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room on September 6 at 5:30 p.m. Popcorn, water, and a few surprise snacks will be provided!
Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie recounts the adventures of the bounty hunting crew of the Cowboy Bebop—Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Edward Wong—as they trawl across the solar system in search of intergalactic criminals. When a terrorist unleashes a deadly virus on Mars, Spike and the rest of the crew are suddenly trying to catch the culprit before someone else decides to claim the bounty.
Rated R; 116 minutes
September 6 | Bristol Public Library
The Bristol Public Library will host BPL Book Club on September 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Frances Kegley Conference Room. The club will discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and enjoy a special sweet treat for the evening. The group will also pick up its next reading adventure: Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam.
September 7 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Pubic Library is pleased to welcome the Slim Pickins Band!
The Slim Pickins Band is a local bluegrass band formed by the incredibly talented music students at Tennessee High. Before the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion gets into full swing, the Slim Pickins Band will be at the library on September 7 for a free musical performance starting at 6:00 p.m.
We're very excited to have them with us and we hope you'll join us for this wonderful performance!
September 7 | Downtown Center
Southern Countrymen Band are an established, popular local country band with a loyal following. The band brings back classic country hits with style! Southern Countrymen Band is based out of Johnson City, TN
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.
September 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Thursday, September 7, 2017 the Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present the Friends of 1927 Concert Series featuring theGrammy Award-winning artist Mike Farris.
The Friends of 1927 Concert Series is aunique concert experience where fans have the opportunity to interact with the artists in a relaxed setting over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, all included in the ticket price.
Tickets are made available first to Friends of 1927 for a limited time before opening them up to the public. There is a very limited number of tickets so everyone is encouraged to purchase early.
Click here to purchase tickets.
September 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Sheppard has been repairing, refinishing, and building guitars for over thirty years. In 2013 he celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Gerald Sheppard Guitars. Gerald builds nine to twelve guitars per year. His guitars have been used by professional artists and featured on the Grammy winning Pink Guitar CD. He has been a featured luthier at the renowned Swannanoa Gathering for thirteen years. As an accomplished lifelong fingerstyle guitarist himself, Gerald understands how to match custom design components to the needs of his client. His instruments have been used for professional studio work and on stage by today's top guitarists.
September 8 | Studio Brew
Hundred Acres is an East Tennessee-based band centered around the sharp vocals and unique songs of guitarist Jeff Lane. The rhythms mostly have an acoustic groove driven by the mandolin and guitar. You probably won’t confuse the songs with anyone else’s, and that’s a good thing, although you will hear echoes of Steely Dan, and occasionally the Beatles, Eagles, and even the Doobie Brothers. But it’s mostly the fertile mind of Jeff Lane, with great help from Matthew Oakes, Joe and Howard Bastedo and Quentin Horton.
September 8 | Bristol Ballet
Get ready for Oktoberfest! Join Bristol Ballet for a Polka lesson August 14th 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!
September 9 | Old S&O Train Station
Bart Long Auctions will hold an auction for the property at 415 Scott Street, the old S&O Train Station, on September 9th at 10am.
The train station as well as three additional tracts of land will be available.
For more information, visit bartlongauctions.com.
September 9 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Join BCM for Songs Come Apart, a workshop with renowned songwriter Ed Snodderly. Ed will pull apart one of his songs to delve deep into the songwriting craft – looking at the ways lyrics come together, the harmony of the words used, and the way a song changes from inception to final cut. To really get the full benefit of the workshop, participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own works in progress, giving you the opportunity to take apart your song and put it back together with Ed’s guidance.
Workshop space is limited to 16 people so register now; the cost of the workshop is $50. If the workshop is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waiting list.
This event is companion programming to Things Come Apart, on display in the museum’s Special Exhibit Gallery until October 8, 2017.
September 9 | Downtown Bristol
On Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Believe in Bristol will host the From the Top Down Loft Tour in Historic Downtown Bristol.
Each loft has its own unique style and history. Bristolians and visitors alike enjoy strolling up and down State Street and getting a feel for downtown living. The downtown dwellers are their own community, hosting events and participating in a neighborhood watch program. Believe in Bristol works on changing the lofts for viewing annually so it’s never the same tour year after year.
Pick your tickets up on Saturday, September 9th, starting at noon at the Believe in Bristol office located at 20 6th Street, Bristol, TN or call in advance and put your name on the will-call list. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of event.
Go at your own pace with the self-guided brochure and be sure to wear your walking shoes! “We are so excited to show off these multi-use properties. The rehabilitation and design work is amazing! We truly appreciate the loft dwellers allowing us to show off their homes,” stated Maggie Bishop, Executive Director for Believe in Bristol.
For questions and ticket information, please call 423-573-2201.
A special thank you to our Sponsors for 2017: Blackbird Bakery, Bristol Pediatric Associates, P.C., Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P., Camellia Digital Agency, Dr. & Mrs. Bennett Cowan Jr., Dr. & Mrs. John Fincher, Kil'n Time Ceramic Studio, Rob Nicar, Robin & Margaret Feierabend, Spiegler Blevins & Co. CPAs, The Bristol Hotel: McCall Capital, LLC, Tom & Barbara Smith, Dr. & Mrs. SarfrazZaidi, Wellness Yoga of Bristol
September 9 | Studio Brew
Americana Music Association Recording Artist, Sugar Lime Blue, is truly a genre crossing band as proven by the title track, off of their sophmore release "Move That Earth", which became a top 3 radio single in the country genre as reported by Spins Tracking System(STS/New Music Weekly) The album was favorably reviewed by critics including respected Americana outlet The Alternate Root. Meanwhile, the band was featured on the Grateful Dead's Website and Social Media for their cover of "Little Sadie" a song rarely played by the Dead themselves, but included as part of Sugar Lime Blues weekly cover series "The #SundayShoutOut. These inclusions, and many more, show how the band continues to transcend genres. Sugar Lime Blue is redefining Americana, drawing from the 3 main American stylings of Jazz, Blues and Country, to create a purely unique sound. Classic Rock, Blues, and Traditional Country are all part of a musical offering that draws from the best of the familiar past with a twist of something new for the modern listener. Pull up a chair, lend an ear and get lost in the smooth grooves, winding musical passages and lilting vocals that is Sugar Lime Blue.
September 10 | Bristol Train Station
Are you looking for a fun day of shopping? Join Something Beautiful as they host their Fall Market at Bristol Train Station. Shop for yourself or for great, unique gifts for others! The market will include some of the very best local, hand-made items that represent our region along with your favorite direct sales vendors. You will find so many amazing things in just one stop!
Over 50 unique vendors will participate. Most items will be cash and carry and there are some prizes to be won; so come out, enjoy the time and shop away!
If you have an interest in being a vendor, please email email@example.com, and include information regarding your work of art and some photos.
September 10 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Bob Ellis is a very popular well respected and acomplished personality in Bristol. From his love and support of music in the Tri Cities he also is an artist with a Camera lens. Bob has become a victim of a type of cancer that has attacked his spinal cord and caused him to be confined to a wheelchair. Being self employed Bob is in need of some help from friends to help get him through this challenging time. This benefit is for those of us who love Bob and feel helpless and now have a way to join together and feel as if we can help. There is also a Go Fund Me Page set up in his honor as well as a couple other event around the bend. so If ya miss one the check the next one out. Thanks to all the people willing to volenteer thier help and talent to make this such a successfull event not just for the raising of funds but the raising of spirit!
5:00- Blind Draw Dart tounament and 50/50 Drawing!
6:00-Annie Robinette Live at the Tiki Stage!
7:00 Matt Osborne and Ric Johnson Live!
7:00 Jimi Hall and Ric Johnson Live!n Live!
8:00- 10:00 Whyldeheart!
$5 suggeted Donation however if you wish to write a check or contribute more you may. Note: This is a 21 and up venue!