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Downtown Bristol Events

Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City

July 4 | Boyce Cox Field


The gates at Boyce Cox Field open at 11:00 am and the game starts at 12:00 pm!

Star-Spangled 4th of July Celebration

July 4 | Downtown Bristol


Celebrate Bristol along with Border Bash invites you to enjoy a Star-Spangled 4th of July celebration! Event to be held rain or shine!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 Schedule
4:00 PM: Parade Line-up on Morrison Blvd.
5:00 PM: Bristol's Independence Day Parade — State Street
6:00 PM: Events in Cumberland Square Park including:

Special Recognition of all Veterans
Presented by Danny Hill

Family Fun Events in the Park
Inflatables, “Eating Contests”, and much more.
Food, Beverage, and Craft Vendors Available for Purchase

Free Watermelon
Sponsored by Kroger

Free Bag of Potato Chips
Sponsored by Shearers

6:30 PM: Great American Lions Club Rubber Duck Race
Cumberland Square Park/Beaver Creek Basin

Border Bash Concert
7:00 PM: Bill & The Belles
8:30 PM: Teen Spirit

Fireworks begin at 10pm! Bring and blanket and enjoy the show!

Radio Bristol Sessions ft. Esther Rose

July 5 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Esther Rose is inspired by the honest writing and soaring melodies of American greats such as Hank Williams Sr. and Joni Mitchell, and the community of writers and musicians around her New Orleans neighborhood.

BPL Anime Theater: Summer Wars

July 5 | Bristol Public Library


Kenji is a genius with mathematics. Although he very nearly went on to represent Japan in an international math competition, he's just your average junior in high school: He spends too much time online in the virtual world of "OZ" and struggles to speak to his crush. But when Kenji receives a text message that appears to be a complicated math problem and then solves it, he inadvertently puts a dangerous artificial intelligence program in a position to take over the real world. With help from his new found friends, his only hope is to stop the AI before it completely destroys OZ and leeches into the real world.

Rated PG; 114 minutes.

Sounds of Summer: Frontier

July 5 | Downtown Center


Frontier is a harmony-driven rock band from Kentucky whose unique music has been captivating audiences throughout the region.

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The Sounds of Summer Concert Series, formerly the Full Moon Jam, will start June 5th and run through September 27th. Concerts will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from7-9pmfrom June -Augustat the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street. Concerts will be held on Thursdays during the month of September.

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.

Benny Wilson Band

July 5 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Benny Wilson will perform at Quaker Steak & Lube in downtown Bristol on Thursday, August 7th.

Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet

July 5 | Blackbird Bakery


Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet is Tom Peterson, Ed Davis, Joe Pendergast, and Ernie Braganza.

Brews, Beats & Buti

July 6 | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Join Cassi Shaver for a Buti-ful yoga session, set to live beats of Anthony Wayne, and then cool off with a cold brew from our local Elderbrew! Sign up at breathebristol.com

AACA Antique Car Show — Patriotic

July 6 | Downtown Bristol


Come out to Historic Downtown Bristol on Friday, July 6th from 6 – 9pm for the AACA Antique Car Show in the HomeTrust Bank parking lot. Show you patriotism and join in on the fun!

Admission to the event is $10. Entitles you to vote for Top 10 vehicle awards.

Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City

July 6 | Boyce Cox Field


The gates at Boyce Cox Field open at 6:00 pm and the game starts at 7:00 pm!

In the Spotlight — An Exhibit by Ryan Gray at Bloom Cafe

July 6 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Bloom Cafe welcomes Tri-Cities artist, actor, and playwright Ryan Gray for a special exhibit of "In the Spotlight: Iconic Moments from Stage and Screen" during the month of July. This collection of Gray's work features several memorable moments from some of the artist's favorite plays and musicals, including THE SOUND OF MUSIC, HAIRSPRAY, WICKED, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, HAMILTON, and many others. Ryan's unique vision of these famous works comes to life with color, energy, and a style that reveals the symbolism of each story in humorous and dramatic ways. His deep passion for visual and performing arts comes to life in this special series that reminds us that "all the world's a stage."

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Ryan Gray is an award winning artist, actor, and playwright who currently resides in Bristol, Virginia. He holds a BFA in Theatre and a BA in Art from Virginia Intermont College, and has appeared in over 70 plays throughout the region, in addition to having his work displayed in numerous galleries, museums, and venues including the William King Museum of Art, Pulaski Regional Art Center, and Barter Theatre. With a lifelong dedication and passion for visual and performing arts, Ryan's subject matter displayed in this exhibit is open to interpretation and he encourages you to explore his concept as you revisit these classic stories or are introduced to new ones.

Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, July 6th from 7:00 — 10:00 pm at Bloom Cafe and Listening Room in downtown Bristol.

Model City Wrecking Crew

July 6 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Model City Wrecking Crew is a Classic Rock band based in Kingsport, TN. MCWC plays songs from Billy Joel to Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Steppenwolf toThe Stones, and much more.

Book Signing: Dr. Donna Renfro Tetelelestai

July 7 | Blackbird Bakery


Dr. Donna Renfro Tetelelestai will be signing copies of her book, The Renfro Family Faith Walk, from 11am to 1pm.

Creative & Crafty: Paper Quilling Woodland Critters

July 7 | Bristol Public Library


Bristol Public Library offers another free summer Creative & Crafty project! Join them for a sneak peek of our paper quilling kits and a free class on how to create your very own woodland critter. No registration is required, simply drop in and pick up a kit to learn how to create either a frog, an owl, a fox, a bird, or a rabbit.

Limited numbers and colors of kits will be available for each woodland critter. Starting on July 9, remaining paper quilling kits will be available in the Jones Creativity Center to pick up.

For more information, contact the library at 276-645-8780 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Square Dance

July 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Join the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for an evening of old-fashionedsquaredancingand fun! Caller Tyler Hughes will lead the evening and we’ll have lively music to get your feet moving! No partner or experience necessary – just a desire to have a great night out.

Thisdanceis free and open to the public, though BCMM asks that you reserve a spot since space is limited. Donations will be greatly appreciated!

RESERVATIONS

A Gathering of None, Pythia & The Reppertons

July 7 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


A Gathering of None will play Bloom with The Pythia and The Reppertons.

$5 cover

Bristol Pirates vs. Princeton

July 7 | Boyce Cox Field


The gates at Boyce Cox Field open at 6:00 pm and the game starts at 7:00 pm!

FREE Yoga in the Park

July 8 | Cumberland Square Park


Join Breathe Bristol as they celebrate their one year anniversary with FREE yoga in Cumberland Square Park! The fun begins Sunday, July 8th at 4:30pm. Breathe Bristol will kick off its anniversary celebration with a prize drawing. Plus, enter your name during each visit to the studio in July to be entered in their weekly prize drawings.

Sounds of Summer: Linda Lay & Springfield Exit

July 10 | Downtown Center


Tight vocalist Linda Lay heads an all-star ensemble of award-winning instrumentalists. She spent her early years with Janette Carter at the Carter Family Fold near Bristol, Virginia. With her husband and founding Springfield Exit guitarist David Lay, Linda has toured nationally with the masters of the Steel String Guitar and is the featured vocalist on the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities' "Taking the Crooked Road Home." A Master Artist in traditional singing for the Virginia Folklife Program, Linda has performed with singers across several genres of music, from country's Vern Gosdin and Carl Jackson to Piedmont blues singer John Cephas.

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The Sounds of Summer Concert Series, formerly the Full Moon Jam, will start June 5th and run through September 27th. Concerts will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from7-9pmfrom June -Augustat the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street. Concerts will be held on Thursdays during the month of September.

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.

Steve Earle and the Dukes: 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road

November 23 | Paramount Bristol


Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation; he has released 20 albums, a number of them with his longtime band the Dukes. Earle and the Dukes are on tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of Copperhead Road, Earle’s third album, which was released to widespread acclaim in 1998. Copperhead Road is called Earle’s first “rock album” because it introduces country music's storytelling and three-chord structures to rockabilly and contemporary rock music. Earle himself described it as “heavy-metal bluegrass.” It more than lives up to that description, hitting a just-right synthesis of acoustic strumming and electric guitar power chords (not to mention the occasional bagpipe). In addition to performing Copperhead Road in its entirety, Earl includes tunes from his 2017 release “So You Wanna Be An Outlaw” which explores his country songwriting roots and includes collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Miranda Lambert.

Featuring special guests The Mastersons. Husband and wife duo of Chris Masterson (guitar and vocals) and Eleanor Whitmore (violin and vocals), have been integral members of Steve Earle’s band for many years and are opening for Earle on this tour. They have released three albums filled with irresistible melodies, buoyant harmonies and stellar songwriting.

TICKETS

Community Notice Board

Serendipity's 4th of July Sale

Through July 7


Now through July 7th (closed July 4th), receive20-40% off your entire purchaseof in stock merchandise (some exclusions do apply). In store, our already reduced clearance merchandise will be an additional 20% off the lowest marked price.

Save $2/person at Tri-Cities Escape Game

Through July 6


Got Family & Friends in town? Bring 'em to Bristol and save $2 per person! Book your escape and make it thefastest 60 minutes of your life! It's one incredible way to celebrate and make memories withfriends andfamily who might be in town for vacation!

Use coupon code CELEBRATE2off and enjoy $2 off per person at Tri-Cities Escape Game! The coupon is good on games played through Friday, July 6, 2018.

Also Coming Up

Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City
July 4 | Boyce Cox Field
Star-Spangled 4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
Radio Bristol Sessions ft. Esther Rose
July 5 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
BPL Anime Theater: Summer Wars
July 5 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City
July 5 | Boyce Cox Field
Sounds of Summer: Frontier
July 5 | Downtown Center
Benny Wilson Band
July 5 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
July 5 | Blackbird Bakery
Brews, Beats & Buti
July 6 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
AACA Antique Car Show — Patriotic
July 6 | Downtown Bristol
Bristol Pirates vs. Johnson City
July 6 | Boyce Cox Field
In the Spotlight — An Exhibit by Ryan Gray at Bloom Cafe
July 6 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Model City Wrecking Crew
July 6 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Book Signing: Dr. Donna Renfro Tetelelestai
July 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Creative & Crafty: Paper Quilling Woodland Critters
July 7 | Bristol Public Library
Square Dance
July 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
A Gathering of None, Pythia & The Reppertons
July 7 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Bristol Pirates vs. Princeton
July 7 | Boyce Cox Field
FREE Yoga in the Park
July 8 | Cumberland Square Park
Bristol Pirates vs. Princeton
July 8 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Princeton
July 9 | Boyce Cox Field
Sounds of Summer: Linda Lay & Springfield Exit
July 10 | Downtown Center
Rock & Roll: Geology of Southern Appalachia
July 11 | Bristol Public Library
Farm & Fun Time ft. Carson Peters & Iron Mountain and the Brother Brothers
July 12 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Sounds of Summer: Sons of Sailors
July 12 | Downtown Center
Bike Nite with Wyldeheart
July 12 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Alexa Rose with Anthony Wayne
July 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Wyldeheart
July 12 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Diamonds
July 12 | Blackbird Bakery
Friday Night Movie Nights in the Park: Hotel Transylvania
July 13 | Anderson Park
The Borderline Band
July 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Knife Self Defense Seminar
July 14 | Champion Striking & Fitness
Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen
July 14 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Sounds of Summer: Ken Morrell Family
July 17 | Downtown Center
Bristol Pirates vs. Burlington
July 18 | Boyce Cox Field
BPL Book Club: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
July 19 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Pirates vs. Burlington
July 19 | Boyce Cox Field
1958 Film Series: The Big Country
July 19 | Paramount Bristol
Sounds of Summer: Billy Crawford Band
July 19 | Downtown Center
Shades of Grey
July 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Mama Molasses
July 19 | Blackbird Bakery
Border Bash: Ancient Cities and Justin Fedor & Frank Bronson
July 20 | Downtown Bristol
Bristol Pirates vs. Burlington
July 20 | Boyce Cox Field
Jigsaw Jane
July 20 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Border Bash After Party with 49 Winchester
July 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Dale Murphy Night
July 21 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Kingsport
July 21 | Boyce Cox Field
Jason Hoss Hicks with JP Parsons & Clint Holley
July 21 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Coal Creek
July 21 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Bristol Pirates vs. Kingsport
July 22 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Kingsport
July 23 | Boyce Cox Field
Bingo
July 24 | Bristol Public Library
Sounds of Summer: Nortfork
July 24 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: Retroville
July 26 | Studio Brew
Acoustifried
July 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Diamonds
July 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Tartuffe
July 27–29 | Theatre Bristol
Classic Movie Corner: Mary Poppins
July 27 | Bristol Public Library
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
July 27 | Studio Brew
Southern Rebellion
July 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube
BCM's Free Family Fun Day
July 28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Smokehouse Crickets
July 28 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Acoustic Swing Quartet
July 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Bristol Pirates vs. Bluefield
July 31 | Boyce Cox Field
Sounds of Summer: Matt Ledbetter & Friends
July 31 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: Sail On
August 2 | Downtown Center
Border Bash: Thrift Store Cowboys and Guy Marshall
August 3 | Downtown Bristol
Humorist Jeanne Robertson
August 4 | Paramount Bristol
Healthy Hands Cooking Lunch Workshop
August 6 | Bristol Public Library
Sounds of Summer: Loose Strings
August 7 | Downtown Center
1958 Film Series: Thunder Road
August 9 | Paramount Bristol
Samantha Gray
August 9 | Downtown Center
Wyldeheart
August 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Hot Bristol Night Antique Car Show
August 10 | Downtown Bristol
1927 Society Concert: Malpass Brothers
August 10 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Sounds of Summer: Appalachian Trail
August 14 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: Borderline,Wyldeheart and Shooter
August 16 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: Beaver Creek
August 21 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: Shake Yo Money Maker
August 23 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: ETSU Bluegrass Band
August 28 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: Shades of Refinement
August 30 | Downtown Center
Sounds of Summer: Head Games
September 4 | Downtown Center
Evening with John Anderson – Acoustic — special guest Elvie Shane
September 7 | Paramount Bristol
Downtown Bristol TN/VA Loft Tour
September 8 | Downtown Bristol
Sounds of Summer: My New Favorites
September 13 | Downtown Center
18th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 21–23 | Downtown Bristol
Sounds of Summer: James Meadows
September 27 | Downtown Center
Chicks with Hits: Terry Clark, Pam Tillis, Suzy Bogguss
October 4 | Paramount Bristol
The Black Jacket Symphony: AC/DC "Back in Black"
October 5 | Paramount Bristol
PUSH! Film Festival
October 12–14 | Downtown Bristol
Downtown Bristol's Annual Christmas Open House
November 19 | Downtown Bristol
Steve Earle and the Dukes: 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road
November 23 | Paramount Bristol
Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting
November 26 | Cumberland Square Park
EmiSunshine with Etta May
December 1 | Paramount Bristol
Bristol Christmas Parade
December 6 | Downtown Bristol

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