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Blood Drive in Honor of Jeff Short

August 30 | Champion Striking & Fitness


Bloodmobile will be on State Street across from Paramount Bristol Thursday August 30th. Donations support our local hospitals, including Niswonger Children’s Hospital and JMH. All blood types are needed and you do not have to know your blood type. Walk-ins welcome but appointments are available & take priority.

Chicken4Charity: Jeff's Journey

August 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube


On August 30 from 1-9pm, dine at Quaker Steak and Lube and 20% of your order will be donated to Jeff and Sarah Short.

Jeff Short was involved in a motor vehicle accident on August 14th. Doctors say he suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury and may never walk again. Mention this flyer when you dine to help a family in need.

Classic Movie Corner: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

August 30 | Bristol Public Library


Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) are leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang: Butch is the brains, and Sundance is the brawn. Although the west is becoming civilized, Butch and Sundance aren’t about to let their lucrative careers as criminals go. But when a train robbery goes wrong, Butch and Sundance find themselves being pursued by a relentless posse—and Butch decides its high time they skedaddle to Bolivia.

Rated PG; 110 minutes.

Sounds of Summer: Shades of Refinement

August 30 | 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.

Below 7

August 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Below 7 is a modern rock band out of Southwest Virginia playing in the five surrounding states. Check them out at reverbnation.com/below7

PUSH! Film Trivia Tour: Stop #2

August 30 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Do you feel the need...the need for film trivia? Join us at stop #2 of our Trivia Tour, Bristol Station Brews & Taproom!

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!

Gerald Sheppard

August 30 | Blackbird Bakery


Sheppard has been repairing, refinishing, and building guitars for over thirty years. In 2013 he celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Gerald Sheppard Guitars. Gerald builds nine to twelve guitars per year. His guitars have been used by professional artists and featured on the Grammy winning Pink Guitar CD. He has been a featured luthier at the renowned Swannanoa Gathering for thirteen years. As an accomplished lifelong fingerstyle guitarist himself, Gerald understands how to match custom design components to the needs of his client. His instruments have been used for professional studio work and on stage by today's top guitarists.

The Great American Novel Book Club: Their Eyes Were Watching God

August 31 | Blackbird Bakery


The Great American Novel Book Club will meet to read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Huston.. The club will meet in the downstairs area at Blackbird Bakery.

The Great American Novel Book Club meets on the final Friday of each month, and readers decide its new location after each meeting. Readers will be responsible for acquiring their own copy of the book each month, however, they are more than welcome to request a copy from the library.

No registration is required, simply drop in and enjoy an evening of good company and good books. If you have any questions, contact Ambrea at Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

About Folk Soul Revival Album Release Concert

August 31 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Radio Bristol Premieres Folk Soul Revival’s new album with an intimate album release concert.

About Folk Soul Revival
A modern band rooted in old-school southern sounds, Folk Soul Revival whips up its own version of amplified Americana on the band’s self-titled fourth record.

The name says it all. Folk Soul Revival, like the band that created it, is an album that celebrates the sounds, stories, and small-town values of an earlier era, modernizing their approach with sharp songwriting and electrifying instrumental work. There’s country twang, bluegrass bounce, hillbilly hell-raising, chicken-pickin’ guitar, and roadhouse roots-rock, all sandwiched into a tracklist that mixes heartbreak, honesty, and humor in equal doses. Recorded in Nashville and road-tested on stages across the country, this is Folk Soul Revival’s finest work — an album that nods to the glory days of the past while still pushing the band forward.

Moose Roberts & Mama Molasses

August 31 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Alternative Country lovers, and folks who dig real deal song writing, come out to Bloom Cafe & Listening Room on August 31st. Moose Roberts & Momma Molasses will croon you into a lyrical abyss with rowdy swagger, lo-fi high gravity tall-tales, and general philosophical ramblings. Lace up yer boots and open your ears, bring your friends and drink some beers!

$5 at the door, show kicks off at 8pm

Loose Leaves

August 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Loose Leaves are an alternative collective from East Tennessee. Fusing elements from multiple genres, Folk to Hip Hop, Loose Leaves have developed a sound all their own. Their self-produced recordings convey a strong sense of writing and arrangement complimented by earnest lyrics and vocal melody.

Bringing a fervent love of performance and music to the stage a live show is even better than their studio work. With an honest and humble philosophy Loose Leaves seek to make a connection with their listeners that will form long lasting relationships through music.

Rhythm and Ruin II

September 2 | Downtown Bristol


Rhythm and Ruin is an expiremental electronic music festival featuring acts from around our region. It starts at 4:00 at the Downtown Center in Bristol. After 9pm, the festival will continue at Elderbrew (24 6th St. Bristol TN)

Appering in no particular order

Munich
Unholy Aftermath
Shane Church
Pieces of Planet
Rurnt (Chattanooga)
Cancer Urn
Natural Black Invention
BOA
The Baby Born with the End of the World
GMO Sharia Law (Chattanooga)
Arht (Nashville)
Travis Morgan (Knoxville)
Gloom Mountain Gospel
Khristian Rosakruz
JMoNoisey (Asheville)
Sweet Sound of Chaos
Built by Slaves (Asheville)
DJ Daggermoon (Asheville)
Electric Decay

Sounds of Summer: Head Games

September 4 | Downtown Center


Head Games is a Foreigner tribute band.

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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.

Art D'Vine

September 7 | Downtown Bristol


On Friday, September 7, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., downtown will be filled with art lovers as several galleries and some local favorites join together to host another Art D’Vine event! This art walk offers patrons the chance to gain after-hours access to merchants, sample domestic and international wines, and enjoy a range of works from artists across the region.

As with the previous gallery hops, participants are invited to stroll around Historic Downtown Bristol, stopping and enjoying all that our downtown has to offer! Refreshments will be provided and many of the galleries will feature different varieties of wine for sampling. Those who complete their passport and visit each stop will be entered into a raffle to win a prize!

This event is free to the public, though there is a suggested one-time donation of $5 with the proceeds supporting the work of the Arts & Entertainment District of Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.

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
Bristol Pirates vs. Danville
August 29 | Boyce Cox Field
Blood Drive in Honor of Jeff Short
August 30 | Champion Striking & Fitness
Chicken4Charity: Jeff's Journey
August 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube
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
Rhythm and Ruin II
September 2 | Downtown Bristol
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
Historic Preservation Awards
September 13 | Paramount Bristol
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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