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Bristol Tattoo Co. now offering piercing


The Bristol Tattoo Company, located at 504 State St. in Bristol, TN, is excited to announce that they now offer piercings! The shop's piercer, Dylan, has almost ten years of experience in the business. He brings enthusiasm and passion, along with amedical background to the table. Dylan uses nothing but the highest medical grade titanium jewelry. This ensures a quick heal time, and also minimizes any complications one might encounter with stainless steel jewelry.

Please stop by Monday through Saturday — Noon to 9, or call(423) 573-7804for all of your piercing (and tattoo!) needs!



Serendipity's highly anticipated Bristol tees have arrived!


As you may know, every year around Rhythm and Roots, Sarah Hull of Serendipity designs custom tee shirts.The shirts pay homage to our roots here in Bristol, the south, and even the Appalachian Mountains. Each year, Serendipity adds new designs and retires some of the old ones.

This year Serendipity is doing things a little differently. There will be two releases: 6 designs now, and 6 more in September. Once the designssell out, they are sold out, and will not be restocked. So, if you like a graphic, don't wait!

Shirts are available in long sleeve, short sleeve, baseball tees,and amazingly soft sweatshirts. Sizes S-2X, and most are unisex, all shirts areat Serendipity Bristol.

Click here to shop the shirts online now, or visit Serendipity in downtown Bristol.



Downtown Bristol Events

Bingo

August 23 | Bristol Public Library


Join Bristol Public Library for Bingo! No registration is necessary. Just drop in for free bingo games and family-friendly fun. BPL will have snacks available and small prizes for bingo winners!

Sounds of Summer: Shake Yo Money Maker

August 23 | Downtown Center


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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.

Shades of Grey

August 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Shades of Grey will perform at Quaker Steak and Lube at 7pm.

The Diamonds

August 23 | 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.

Bristol Pirates vs. Elizabethton

August 24 | Boyce Cox Field


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

Asylum Suite

August 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Asylum Suite is a powerhouse of musicians who combine a blistering guitar driven rock attack with a skillful blend of four-part harmonies to achieve an ear-friendly sound that has made them one of the hottest groups around.

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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.

Creative & Crafty: Crumple Dyeing

August 25 | Bristol Public Library


Although summer is winding down, the Bristol Public Library still has one last summer craft before the weather begins to cool off. Join them on Saturday, August 25, at 2:00 p.m. for the most colorful Creative & Crafty project yet: crumple dyeing!

During this class, registered participants will have the opportunity to create their own, unique tie-dye creation using low-immersion dyeing and “crumpling” techniques. Our class will happen whether rain or shine, but, if weather permits, we’ll host our Crumple Dyeing class outside!

Registration is required. Please note, the crumple dyeing project is completely free to attend; however, registered participants will be responsible for bringing their own t-shirt or other fabric for dyeing. The library will provide gloves, dye, and other items for the dyeing process, but will not have t-shirts available. Participants are also encouraged to bring fabrics that are 100% cotton only, as these work better with dyes.

To learn more or to find out how to register, contact Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

"Australian Dress Down Under" Benefit for Boys & Girls Club

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.

Bristol Pirates vs. Elizabethton

August 25 | Boyce Cox Field


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

Hello October

August 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Hello October is an indie/folk rock band based in Southwest Virginia.

Yoga 101

August 26 | 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

Bristol Pirates vs. Elizabethton

August 26 | Boyce Cox Field


The gates at Boyce Cox Field open at 5:00 pm and the game starts at 6:00 pm!

Bristol Pirates vs. Danville

August 27 | Boyce Cox Field


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

PUSH! Film Trivia Tour: Stop #1

August 27 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Do you feel the need...the need for film trivia? Join us at stop #1 of our Trivia Tour, Bloom Cafe and Listening Room!

The winning team at each Trivia Tour stop receives weekend passes to PUSH! Film Festival ! During the festival, each group of Trivia Tour titans will compete in a battle royale for the ultimate downtown prize pack.

Visit the PUSH Film Festival page for more Trivia Tour dates and locations this August and September!

Sounds of Summer: ETSU Bluegrass Band

August 28 | Downtown Center


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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.

Bristol Pirates vs. Danville

August 28 | Boyce Cox Field


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

Downtown Bristol TN/VA Loft Tour

September 8 | Downtown Bristol


On Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Believe in Bristol will host the From the Top Down Loft Tour in Historic Downtown Bristol.

Each loft has its own unique style and history. Bristolians and visitors alike enjoy strolling up and down State Street and getting a feel for downtown living. The downtown dwellers are their own community, hosting events and participating in a neighborhood watch program. Believe in Bristol works on changing the lofts for viewing annually so it’s never the same tour year after year.

Pick your tickets up on Saturday, September 8th, starting at noon at the Believe in Bristol office located at 20 6th Street, Bristol, TN or call in advance and put your name on the will-call list. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of event.

Go at your own pace with the self-guided brochure and be sure to wear your walking shoes! “We are so excited to show off these multi-use properties. The rehabilitation and design work is amazing! We truly appreciate the loft dwellers allowing us to show off their homes,” stated Maggie Bishop, Executive Director for Believe in Bristol.

For questions and ticket information, please call 423-573-2201.

Also Coming Up

The Casual Word: Teen Poetry Class
July 17 – January 1 | Bristol Public Library
Bingo
August 23 | Bristol Public Library
Sounds of Summer: Shake Yo Money Maker
August 23 | Downtown Center
Shades of Grey
August 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Diamonds
August 23 | Blackbird Bakery
Bristol Pirates vs. Elizabethton
August 24 | Boyce Cox Field
Asylum Suite
August 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Creative & Crafty: Crumple Dyeing
August 25 | Bristol Public Library
"Australian Dress Down Under" Benefit for Boys & Girls Club
August 25 | Cumberland Square Park
Bristol Pirates vs. Elizabethton
August 25 | Boyce Cox Field
Hello October
August 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Yoga 101
August 26 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Bristol Pirates vs. Elizabethton
August 26 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Danville
August 27 | Boyce Cox Field
PUSH! Film Trivia Tour: Stop #1
August 27 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Sounds of Summer: ETSU Bluegrass Band
August 28 | Downtown Center
Bristol Pirates vs. Danville
August 28 | Boyce Cox Field
Bristol Pirates vs. Danville
August 29 | Boyce Cox Field
Champion Striking & Fitness Blood Drive
August 30 | Champion Striking & Fitness
Classic Movie Corner: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
August 30 | Bristol Public Library
Sounds of Summer: Shades of Refinement
August 30 | Downtown Center
Below 7
August 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube
PUSH! Film Trivia Tour: Stop #2
August 30 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Gerald Sheppard
August 30 | Blackbird Bakery
The Great American Novel Book Club: Their Eyes Were Watching God
August 31 | Blackbird Bakery
About Folk Soul Revival Album Release Concert
August 31 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Moose Roberts & Mama Molasses
August 31 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Loose Leaves
August 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Sounds of Summer: Head Games
September 4 | Downtown Center
Flood Insurance Seminar
September 5 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Art D'Vine
September 7 | Downtown Bristol
PUSH! Rewind — A Screening of Previous Festival Winners
September 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Evening with John Anderson – Acoustic — special guest Elvie Shane
September 7 | Paramount Bristol
David Wiseman, Smokey Joe Peoples, and Moose Roberts
September 7 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Downtown Bristol TN/VA Loft Tour
September 8 | Downtown Bristol
Momma Molasses and Earleine
September 8 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Sounds of Summer: My New Favorites
September 13 | Downtown Center
Healthy Dinner Class
September 20 | Bristol Public Library
18th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 21–23 | Downtown Bristol
Business Planning & Finance Options Workshop
September 26 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Sounds of Summer: James Meadows
September 27 | Downtown Center
Video Editing & Marketing Workshop
October 2 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Preserving History in Southwest Virginia
October 4 | Bristol Train Station
Chicks with Hits: Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, Suzy Bogguss
October 4 | Paramount Bristol
Brew & View: The Big Lebowski
October 5 | Studio Brew
The Black Jacket Symphony: AC/DC "Back in Black"
October 5 | Paramount Bristol
Fiddler on the Roof
October 9 – November 18 | Paramount Bristol
PUSH! Film Festival
October 12–14 | Downtown Bristol
Farm & Fun Time ft. the Quebe Sisters and The Barefoot Movement
October 17 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Brushes for Books fundraiser for Sullivan County Imagination Library
October 19 | Mercantile on State
Networking & Promotion Workshop
October 24 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Spectral Celestial: Art Exhibit by Brian Serway
October 26 | Elderbrew
Pumpkin Palooza and Downtown Trick or Treating
October 27 | Downtown Center
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
Small Business Saturday
November 24 | Downtown 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
Bristol Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
December 7–8 | Paramount Bristol

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