Downtown Bristol Events
September 21 | Bristol Motor Speedway
The City of Bristol, Tennessee is hosting its second Bristol Hiring Expo on September 21st to once again help local employers connect with job-seekers throughout the region. Officials chose to hold this event again due to the success of the previous Hiring Expos and in response to continued economic growth and expansion.
Exhibit space is available to any Bristol, Tennessee employers who wish to participate, and there is absolutely no cost for employers or job-seekers to attend. Registration includes an 8-foot table, WiFi access, use of private interview rooms, a business center, and lunch for representatives in attendance.
The Bristol Hiring Expo will take place on September 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM at the Bristol Motor Speedway South Building (formerly Peerless Woodworking). Registration for the Hiring Expo is open to employers located in Bristol, Tennessee seeking to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal positions. The deadline for employer registration is September 15, 2017, and can be completed online at www.bristoltn.org or by phone at 423-764-4171.
September 21 | Downtown Center
Nightrain, The Ultimate Guns n Roses Tribute Experience pays tribute to one of the most iconic rock bands in history: Guns N’ Roses. This tribute act will give you a night of high energy music that never lets up.
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 21 | Blackbird Bakery
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet is Tom Peterson, Ed Davis, Joe Pendergast, and Ernie Braganza.
September 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, from 10am to 6pm as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live!
With this event, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.
This year, Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will utilize the Smithsonian material-based lesson plans to enhance the Museum Day Live! experience. The museum will also be offering a free film screening of the PBS documentary American Experience: Tesla at 1pm in the Performance Theater, along with access to one of the Smithsonian activity kits in conjunction with our special exhibit "Things Come Apart."
Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket at the museum will gain free entrance for two on September 23, 2017. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit here.Tickets will be available for download from August 25, 2017 through September 23, 2017.
September 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
During Museum Day Live! on September 23, 2017, we will offer a free film screening of the PBS documentary American Experience: Tesla at 1:00pm in the museum’s Performance Theater.
Nikola Tesla has come to be seen by many as a tragic figure, a visionary engineer who died impoverished and largely forgotten, eclipsed by names such as Edison and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become most famous for his dazzling demonstrations of his innovation and creativity. Unfortunately, Tesla the strange wizard and made scientist overtook Tesla the brilliant engineer. That his ideas ricocheted from tangible inventions to projections of a future with head-spinning possibilities only partly explained his ultimate downfall. Yet it was his technology that helped drive the electrical age in the 20th century, and his vision that imagined the wireless world of today. American Experience: Tesla chronicles the life of a man whose ideas revolutionized his time, and ours.
This free film screening is companion programming for our current special exhibit Things Come Apart, which is on display through October 8, 2017.
September 23 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Henry’s TV credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. He served two years as host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms.
September 23 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Henry’s one hour Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running and he can also be heard on Sirrus, XM and Blue Collar Radio. He’s also a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry.
Some of Henry’s film credits include Universal’s McHale’s Navy with Tom Arnold and David Allen Greer; Say It Isn’t So with Heather Graham and Sally Field; and Material Girls with Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston produced by Madonna.
Henry was the keynote entertainer for The 59th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner attended by the Bush Administration and has worked extensively with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood and many, others. Henry’s clean comedy is so versatile that he can headline Vegas and then tour with Michael W. Smith in the same month.
In the fall of 2012 Henry sold a special/pilot to GAC (Great American Country) in which he served as host, co-writer, and co-producer. “The Henry Cho Show” aired with success and Henry awaits the chance to do more shows for the GAC network.
Born in Bristol, Tennessee, and spending all of 2015 recording his debut album, 2016 holds nothing but promise for Derrick Ryan. A power house of heart and soul, a Derrick Ryan show will be a one of a kind experience.
September 25 | Bristol Public Library
BPL will offer a free class on photography basics on September 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Jones Creativity Center.
In "Photography 101: Learning the Basics," registered participants will learn how to take a better photograph, instructing them on the basics of light and contrast and more, and demonstrating how these simple principals can improve the quality of each photo.
Space is limited, so registration is required; participants are also required to bring their own cameras (or cellphones). To register for the class, call the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780.
For more information about Photography 101, call276-645-8780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 26 | Bristol Public Library
Phil Blevins with the Virginia Cooperative Extension office will return to the Bristol Public Library to present "All Abuzz about Beekeeping." Starting at 7:00 p.m., Blevins will teach visitors about the incredible benefits of bees, the interesting quirks of beekeeping, and the rewards and perils of starting your own hive.
If you've ever wondered about beekeeping and how it works, visit the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room on September 26 at 7pm.
Oh, and visitors will also have a chance to win a free prize!
September 27 | Bristol Public Library
In September, the BPL Book Club reads A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and, as a special treat, the library will offer a free showing of the movie release of A Man Called Ove (2015).
Ove (Rolf Lassgard) is the quintessential grumpy old man. Set in his ways and harboring a short fuse, Ove spends his days enforcing neighborhood association rules and grieving for the loss of his late wife. He's nearly given up on life — and then a young family moves in next door, flattens his mailbox and tears up his quiet, well-ordered life.
BPL kicks things off on September 27 in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at 6:00 p.m. Popcorn and water will be provided to movie attendees. Everyone is welcome to join!
Rated PG-13. 116 minutes. English subtitles only.
September 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for a reading and book signing with author Clinton Blevins.