Downtown Bristol Events
March 15 | Willow Creek Antiques & Collectibles
Willow Creek is proud to showcase an Open House event to the public. Stop by and meet their many dealers. Door prizes will be announced throughout the night, and refreshments offered. Many of the dealers will be discounting their one of kind items!
Several how-to workshops will be offered as well. Learn how to:
- Paint and distress furniture.
- Use Restor – a product that can restore furniture.
- Restore paintings that have chips and need touch-ups.
- Make easy flower arrangements from different items around your home.
Join Willow Creek for this fun filled event!
March 15 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Book Club will discuss The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, and pick up its next reading adventure. Copies of the next book will be provided for readers to check out and read over the next month.
Join BPL for an excellent evening of books and Blackbird Bakery treats!
March 15 | Studio Brew
Join Bristol Chamber for a Young Professionals of Bristol for its monthly social.
YP Bristol is a program of the Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce inspiring young professionals to connect, lead and serve to build leaders and improve our community.
March 15 | Paramount Center for the Arts
FREE ADMISSION. Link to Paramount Event. East Tennessee PBS and the Paramount Center for the Arts invite you to a free screening of "Dolores"
With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.
March 15 | 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.
March 16 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The band that helps you have the "Best Of Times"! Playing oldies, classic rock, Southern rock, R&B, beach music, and more.
March 16 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The JV Squad is an eclectic R&B band featuring Jared and Vanessa Bentley, David Cate, Lance McCloud and Mike Sams.
March 17 | Bristol Public Library
It's very nearly St. Patrick's Day, and Bristol Public Library is ready to celebrate the season by painting shamrocks! Shamrock templates will be available, and you can customize your canvas how you like. Ribbons will be available to add to the canvas, so you can hang it on your door.
The cost for this canvas class will be $5 per person. This will cover all the needed supplies, including canvas, paint, brushes, ribbons, and instruction.
Registration is required. To sign up, contact Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 17 | Warehouse 817
The non-profit organization,Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation announces an upcoming fundraiser, CELEBRATE THE LUCK OF THE IRISH! on March 17, 2018. The St. Patrick’s Day Party will be held at the newly opened Warehouse 817 venue located at 817 State Street, Bristol, Virginia, across from the Farmer’s Market.
The St. Patrick’s Day Party will begin at 7:00 p.m.ending at 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 for an individual ticket and $50 for a couple’s ticket. Ticket prices include heavy hors d’oeuvres, 2 free beverages tickets per person, party favors and LOTS OF FUN! A cash bar will be available and music will be provided by the well-known, recently signed, recording artist, HB Beverly.
"What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with friends than investing in the leadership of tomorrow,” commented Catherine Brillhart, President of the BVPS Education Foundation.
Tickets can be purchased via PayPal atwww.bvpsfoundation.org, emailing email@example.com, or calling 276-821-5615. All proceeds benefit the BVPS Education Foundation focusing on High School Senior Merit/Need-Based Scholarships, Creative Classroom Mini-Grants, School wide Funding for Selected Academic Programs, Permanently Named Endowed Scholarships, Public/private partnerships, and implementing public school improvement projects approved by the Bristol Virginia School Board.
March 17 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Local favorite Moose Roberts will play Bloom on St. Patrick's Day with Cornbeef & The Pillbillies.
March 17 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna's rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning a remarkable 33-year career. Charting countless singles, including 20 #1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.”
The show will feature incomparable musical arrangements from The Big Noise, putting Wynonna’s voice front and center for what promises to be a truly memorable evening of music.
March 17 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Join Quaker Steak and Lube for St. Patrick's Day fun, all day from 11am – close. DJ Mike "The Hype" Payne will be spinning some tunes beginning at 8pm.
March 18 | Elder Brew
Join Elderbrew Sunday, March 18 for the monthly Tri-Cities Synth Meet Up. Each month the group will discuss the multitude of ways to incorporate synthesizers into your music, as well as give hands on demos of some of today’s (and yesterday’s) most cutting edge tools for music production, and manipulation. This is a free event, open to the public, and requires no experience, just an open ear.
March 19 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass with State Street String Band.
March 19 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Think you know enough about The Office? Do you have what is takes to be Assistant to the Regional Manager? Prove it! Winner of trivia will get a $25 gift card to Bloom. Best costume will get a $15 gift card!
March 21 | Bristol Public Library
Virginians imbibed their last legal drink on Halloween night in 1916, more than three years before national prohibition was enacted. Newspapers reported bacchanalian scenes in the Old Dominion’s cities as “wets” drank up and bought out of the stocks of saloons and bars. Most of the state’s liquor, beer, and wine producers quietly shut down. Many farmers worried that a major part of their livelihood from corn and fruit had disappeared overnight, while supporters of prohibition exulted in the promise of a morally upright “Dry Virginia.” For the next 18 years the state became a laboratory for a grand social experiment that ultimately left many Virginians with a serious hangover – and led to repeal.
Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy through an exciting exhibition and associated programming. The exhibition addresses the important and long-lasting effects of Prohibition on the commonwealth and America, including its effects as a social reform movement, its costs, and its legacy in the creation of NASCAR and the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
To celebrate the arrival of Teetotalers & Moonshiners at Bristol Public Library, the library will host a gallery reception on March 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience a tour of the new gallery exhibition and enjoy light refreshments. Teetotalers & Moonshiners will be open to the public in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery during the library’s hours of operation from March 20 to April 28, 2018.
March 21 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for a book signing with Bristol's own Mark Mangrum, the young author of the new book Becoming You: 31 Day Spiritual Devotion.
March 23 | Bristol Train Station
Believe in Bristol is gearing up for a BRAND NEW spring fundraiser, Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom! Join us Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Bristol Train Station and party with a purpose!
This event includes all your favorite prom staples from balloon arches and photo booths to finger foods and a DJ with the added bonus of games and a bar! Nominate your friends and vote for King and Queen, dance the night away with our DJ, and create fun memories along the way — all while supporting a local non profit organization! This event is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 21. Relive your high school glory days: dust off that old dress, suit, or just use the night as an excuse to look good and have fun!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Individual and couple tickets will be available for sale both at the Believe in Bristol office and online HERE for $25 and $40 respectively. Tables will be available for purchase through the Believe in Bristol Office only at $150 for 8 seats (table quantity limited). Tickets include entry, food, two drinks, and photo booth access. King and Queen nominations, extra drinks, games, and official photos will be cash only.
Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom is a fundraiser for Believe in Bristol; all proceeds will benefit the Main Street Program and downtown revitalization efforts. For more information, please contact the Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life. Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501 ( c ) 3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit and economy.