Downtown Bristol Events
April 25 | Bristol Public Library
Local vineyards and craft breweries have gained increasing popularity over the years, and they play a major role in the local economy. But how do these businesses get started—and what exactly do they do?
Join BPL on April 25 at 6:00 p.m. for an hour-long discussion panel on the breweries and vineyards of the region. Representatives from Mountain Rose Vineyard and Studio Brew, among others, will offer a brief history of and answer questions about their respective businesses.
The library discussion panel coincides with the final week of its traveling exhibition "Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled," 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 26 | Bristol Public Library
In Thunder Road, Robert Mitchum plays Lucas Doolin, a Korean War veteran who returns home to Appalachia to take over the family moonshining business. But as Doolin settles back into his hometown, he has to stay one step ahead of the Feds who want to arrest him—and the big-city racketeers who want his business for their own.
Not rated. 92 minutes.
April 26 | Blackbird Bakery
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.
April 27 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Long time co-conspirators Hip Gypsy and Collateral Jamage are at it again. Come check out two of the hottest bands in the Tri-Cities.
April 28 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Do you have a garden or have you been thinking of starting one? Bloom has a starter plant sale just for you! This sale will be hosted by Suburban Greens, a local business that has been gardening like pros for years.
Suburban Greens has amazing plants to choose from for this event: heirloom tomatoes, basil, kale, romaine lettuce, bell peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, collards, bok choi, and cucumbers.Event will be from 9am until they sell out! (And they will sell out.)
April 28 | Bristol TN Municipal Parking Lot
Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be hosting a “Prescription Drug Take-Back” event on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot located at 801 Anderson Street, Bristol, Tennessee (Courthouse parking lot). Individuals are asked to bring their old, unwanted, unused or expired medications (prescription, over-the-counter, and supplements) to this secure drop-off site. This is a “no-questions-asked” event, and participants will not need to produce any identification. All items will be properly disposed of by incineration by the Bristol Tennessee Police Department.
The Police Department is encouraging individuals to rid their households of unused medications that pose a safety hazard and can contribute to prescription drug abuse. Additionally, proper disposal is much safer for the environment and the water supply, as flushing or throwing away medication puts our waterways and aquatic life at risk. Liquids and syringes will not be accepted.
The Drug Take-Back initiative is for the general public. Doctor’s offices, clinics, or other medical offices should follow the guidelines set by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The guidelines for disposal can be found here.
April 28 | Bristol Public Library
For further information, please contact Lt. Keith Feathers at (423) 989-3409 or email@example.com.
Bristol Public Library presents a special Creative and Crafty event: April Showers Canvas Class! Beginning at 2:00 p.m. on April 28, registered participants will have the opportunity to choose between two canvas paintings — either a rainy day portrait or a colorful collection of birdhouses — and give it their own personal flair.
Registration is required. The cost is $5 per person. This fee will cover the canvases, paint, supplies, and instruction. To register, please contact Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass with State Street String Band.
April 30 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
“Uhhhhhh” This trivia is for all you Bob’s Burger’s fans!
Winner gets a $25 gift card. Costumes encouraged, and this trivia night features a costume contest. Channel your inner (or outer) smart, strong, sensual woman and dress up!
May 12 | Paramount Bristol
Bristol Ballet presents “Alice in Wonderland” on Saturday, May 12 at 5:30 pm at Paramount Bristol. Jump down the rabbit hole to take a journey through Wonderland with Bristol Ballet’s Company members and student body as they present their annual student concert.
Bristol Ballet’s “Alice in Wonderland” draws inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s classic tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. A polite and well-mannered child, Alice is extremely curious about the world around her. When she falls down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a fantastical but irreverent world where the rules of social etiquette don’t matter and time is irrelevant.
The performance will feature high tech digital displays along with classical ballet and traditional characters and sets. “Alice in Wonderland will be a delightful way to wrap up our 70th anniversary season,” Artistic Director, Michele Plescia. “The performance will have an exciting twist as we plan to use the Paramount’s projection equipment during the show. This use of digital effects will be a fun and challenging way to combine 21st century technology with Bristol Ballet’s 70 year tradition of classical ballet.”
Admission is $11.25 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, and $6.50 for children under 6.