Downtown Bristol Events
August 15 | Downtown Bristol
Discover Bristol is excited to announce the inaugural Red, White & Bristol block party in partnership with Bristol TN, Bristol VA and Believe in Bristol in downtown Bristol on Wednesday, August 15. Bristol TN kindly moved their Sounds of Summer concert series to Wednesday night, so we’re excited to have Borderline, Wyldeheart and Shooter perform from 5 – 10 that evening on a stage at the intersection of State Street and Piedmont.
In addition, we’ll be hosting a cornhole tournament further down State Street, exclusively serving Bristol beer. The winner will receive an authentic, one-of-a-kind State Street brass marker trophy! Multiple restaurants along State Street will extend their service out onto the street with beer gardens for the evening.
Our businesses are ready with unique race souvenirs and specials to show off the best of what Bristol has to offer. For young and old alike, there will be yard games and kids’ activities along the 600 block of State Street with show cars and even Special Guest Appearances! Full details listed HERE.
Continuous Shuttles from 2:00-10:30 PM at the following locations:
· Bruton Smith Building
August 16 | Bristol Public Library
· BMS Tower C – Speedway Blvd. (Tree)
· Bristol Dragway Showerhouse
· Hwy 11 E & Whitetop Rd.
· Hwy 394 & Copperhead Rd.
BPL Book Club will finish reading and discussing The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë and pick up its next book, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.
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!
August 16 | Quaker Steak and Lube
From many different musical backgrounds, Hip Gypsy has come together to form a band that reaches into many genres in their original music. From hard hitting Rock to Reggae, Funk, Blues, and Soul Hip Gypsy has formed an alliance sure to thrill the ears of any musical connoisseur.
August 16 | Blackbird Bakery
The Zoh Hamrick Trio Band will play on saxaphone8-10 pm at Blackbird Bakery.
August 17 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Benny Wilson will perform at Quaker Steak & Lube in downtown Bristol on Thursday, August 7th.
August 18 | Bristol Public Library
August is National Sandwich Month! This kids cooking class is a tasty way to learn new recipes and get a hands on experience in cooking! Paired with some healthy fresh fruit and fruit dip (that we will also make ourselves!), this savory sandwich cooking class is a great way to celebrate sandwich month!
Spots are limited and fill up quickly, so register soon!
August 18 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Interested in Yoga? Join Breathe Bristol for a beginners workshop and learn more about the basics of yoga to acclimate you to a class setting. This workshop will be offered Saturday, August 18: 11am-12:30pm or Sunday, August 26: 2:30-4 pm.
Register at: breathebristol.com/schedule
August 18 | Bristol Public Library
Join BPL on Saturday, August 18, at 2:00 p.m. for a Creative & Crafty: Floral Canvas Class. For this class, registered participants will have the opportunity to choose between one of two canvases—a pretty bouquet of purple hydrangeas, or a cluster of morning glories on a barn wall—and craft a completely unique portrait of their very own. The class is being offered for $5 per person per canvas; all canvases, paint, supplies, and instruction will be provided with payment.
Space is limited, so registration is required. To learn more or to register, contact Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Wise Old River shares songs about the human condition, human experience, times of need, times of pain, times of being lost and times of being found, our searching, and finding hope, grace and truth as well as times of spiritual growth. They sing about it all. Their desire is for their music to be stripped down organic, earthy, wires, wood and vibrations from the soul.
August 20 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass August 20th at 7pm.
August 21 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Want to keep up with the most current trends to market through video? This workshop offers the "how to" of utilizing video to promote your business or pretty much anything you do!
The workshop will focus on the power of using video for marketing, and provide tips to creating video content:
- Why is video necessary for marketing?
- Tips and tricks for producing your own videos VS when to hire a professional.
- How to effectively implement video for marketing your business.
- How/when to use Facebook Live.
Video is not only the future of marketing, but is already the fastest growing component of social media.
(After completing this workshop, for those who would like to dig deeper into the actual creation and editing of video development, sign-up for the Video Editing and Marketing Workshop offered on Oct. 2, 2018)
August 21 | Bristol Public Library
Join the Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, August 21, at 4:00 p.m. for a special seminar on Banking Basics for Students. A representative from Regions Bank will discuss banking basics—including how to create a budget, how to apply for a checking or savings account, how to start saving money and use credit wisely—and answer audience questions. Although this seminar will help students learn the basics of banking and budgeting, Banking Basics is open to all ages.
Registration is not required. To join, simply drop in at 4:00 p.m. on August 21 to learn more about banking basics.
August 21 | Bristol Public Library
Write Here is a writing club organized by Bristol Public Library for readers and writers who are or aspire to become authors. Everyone is welcome to attend, write, share, and discuss. Meetings and workshops are fun and informal, and completely free to enjoy.
August 21 | Downtown Center
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.
August 25 | Cumberland Square Park
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mountain Empire will host their 3rd annual Australian Dress Down Under in Cumberland Square Park on Saturday, August 25 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Entertainment by The Phantoms, sponsored by Renasant Bank. Primary food sponsor will be Outback Steakhouse. Beverages by Bristol Station Bar & Taproom and Studio Brew. There will be a 9 week old Australian Shepherd puppy for auction, sponsored by First Bank & Trust, a raffle for an Indy Red 2018 Polaris Sportsman 570, and many other live and silent auction items. For more information, call 276-669-8932 or visit our Facebook Page at facebook.com/boys&girlsclubsofthemountainempire.