Downtown Bristol Events
April 18 | Bristol Public Library
Joe Tennis, noted local author and journalist, will speak at Bristol Public Library on April 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. Tennis will explore the history and legacy of moonshine throughout the region, inspecting the marks it has left on our map and recounting the legends that have sprung up around it. Tennis will share ghost tales from Patrick County, stories from the moonshine trade in Tazewell, Washington, and Sullivan counties, and legends of whiskey and more from Franklin County.
Tennis’ visit to the library coincides with the library's current gallery installation, "Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled," a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia presented with support from the Virginia ABC and the Virginia Distillers Association. "Teetotalers & Moonshiners" will be available and open to the public in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery during the library’s hours of operation, until April 28, 2018.
April 18 | Bristol VA Public Schools Office
Join Bristol Chamber of Commerce for a Bristol, VA City Council Candidate Forum and School Board Candidate Meet & Greet on Wednesday, April 18th from 6 — 7:30 at the Bristol VA Public Schools office.
April 19 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Book Club will meet on April 19 at 6:00 p.m. The club will finish reading and discussing Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's award-winning young adult novel, The War That Saved My Life, and pick up its next book, Dawn by Octavia E. Butler.
BPL Book Club is open to everyone, so feel free to drop in at any time for a wonderful evening of good books, good company, and sweet treats!
April 19 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery to enjoy a variety of music from Ashley 6 Gun.
April 20 | Paramount Bristol
The one consistent thing about life is change. Things around us are constantly changing. So when a group like Triumphant Quartet maintains consistency, it speaks volumes about whom they are and what all they have accomplished. Triumphant is the face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication.
The group has been that way since their beginnings in 2003, when the four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent. Each current Triumphant group member was there in that defining moment, and has continued together ever since. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand.
April 20 | Earnest Tube
2017 Rhythm and Roots performer Tim Easton stayed in Bristol last year and recorded an entire album (Paco and the Melodic Polaroids) at The Earnest Tube. Tim will be releasing the album on 4/20/2018 in Bristol while performing a house concert at 22 1/2 Lee St. No admission charge but donations will be accepted for Tim.
BYOB. Doors @7pm. Music @8pm.
Space is extremely limited, so be sure to RSVP! Message the Earnest Tube on Facebook, and be sure to let them know the number in your party.
April 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
The Pythia are a five-man outfit hailing from Southwest, VA and bringing their unique combo of heavy-hitting rock and blues to those that sorely need it.
Archaic Knowledge takes that classic first wave of heavy metal sound, and puts their own modern touch on it, with plenty of groove to spare.
April 21 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Whatever happened to Saturday night? Bloom is proud to present a late night double feature for your pleasure: A very special Rocky Horror themed trivia night! With questions so good you’ll shiver with antici...
Trivia begins at 8pm Saturday April 21st. The winner of the game will get a $25 gift card to Bloom, and best costume wins a $15 gift card!
You better wise up if you think you can claim the prize, but don’t panic – whether you’re from earth or a distant planet, all are welcome to join in the fun.
April 22 | Studio Brew
Join Studio Brew for 5 bourbon barrel aged craft beers paired with 5 incredible food offerings! Tickets are $65 per person, and seating is limited, so reserve yours now.
Beer — Mosaic Sunset Barrel Aged “Caribbean Style I.P.A"
Pairing — Charred Salmon, Dancing Monk Whole Grain Mustard & Brown Sugar Glaze, Mosaic Hop Dust, Ethiopian Spice Blend, and Sprouthead Pea Shoots
Beer — Belgian Bonk Barrel Aged Dubble Delight
Pairing — Slow Smoked Brisket, Humboldt Fog Cheese, Dubble Reduction, Scratch Pizza Crust, and Micro Spicy Radish Melange
Beer — Rye Whiskey Hop Rye Barrel Aged
Pairing — High Spiced North Georgia Jerked Chicken, Barley Risotto, Buffalo Trace Rye Infused Caramelized Mango and Pineapple Pico De Gallo
Beer — “Cherry Bomb” Strong Ale Barrel Aged
Pairing — Duo Plate – House Cured Duck Confit, Pam’s Crostini, Benton’s Bacon & Chipotle Aioli/ Prosciutto Curl, Green Pea Tendrils, and Mischievous Cheddar Aioli
April 22 | Paramount Bristol
Beer — Mischievous Solstice Ole World Ale Barrel Aged
Pairing — Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding Ball, House Whipped Cream, Drunken Cherries and Blood Orange Zest
With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music purists often echo the question Jones himself asked: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” The answer, in part, is Marty Stuart. While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country-music history. He’s played alongside the masters, from Johnny Cash to Doc Watson to Lester Flatt, who discovered him, before going solo. He built his fanbase not only on the strength of his voice, but on his hotshot guitar playing too.
Now Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives are coming back to the Paramount ready for a good time. Their new album, Way Out West, his 18th studio album, pays tribute to Marty’s life-long fascination with California. The album is a cinematic tour-de-force, an exhilarating musical journey through the California desert that solidifies Stuart as a truly visionary artist.
April 24 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for bluegrass from Boozy Creek Grass Band.