Downtown Bristol Events
August 31 – September 9 | Theatre Bristol
Geppetto’s mischievous wooden puppet, Pinocchio, is on a quest to be a real boy... and keep his nose in check. On his adventures, he encounters Cricket, Stromboli the Fire Eater and puppet master, Red Fox, Black Cat, Candlewick and friends, puppet friends Harlequin and Columbine, and of course, a whale. With some help from the Blue Fairy, Cricket and puppet friends, Pinocchio learns what it means to be a son.
Newcomer to Theatre Bristol Cooper Knapp plays Pinocchio, while veteran Steve Baskett plays Geppetto. Ava White is the Blue Fairy and Luke Gray is Stromboli. Iona Blackburn and Madisen Evans are the Red Fox and Black Cat, respectively. Libby Street plays Cricket. Zaiah Gray plays Harlequin and Claire Hankins, Columbine. Mason White is Candlewick Roselini, Faith Vance Madame Roselini, and Avery White Calliope Roselini. Devon White is the Sandwich Man. Ryleigh Tolbert plays Sophia, Raina Moody is Maria, and Ella Combs is Leona. Shane Webb plays Alfonso, Braden Mitchell Eduardo, Carter Lawson Pietro, and Colt Fleenor Alidoro.Preslon Meares isPulcinella and Lilly Hankins isDonabella.
Director Camille Gray, most recently costumer and assistant choreographer for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," has directed Godspell, as well as choreographed, stage managed, costumed, and performed in many shows. A Theatre Bristol veteran of 15 years and vice president of the Youth Service Board, she is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at Emory & Henry College. She is supported by stage manager Abigail Combs, assistant stage manager Lucy Tester, costumer Whitney Brooks, makeup designer Cameron Roberts, and set designer Luke Gray.
Pinocchio opens August 31, and runs for two weekends at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 5:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, closing on September 9. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, and will be available online at www.TheatreBristol.org. For information on school shows, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
September 5 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Join Burke, Powers & Harty Insurance Agency for a Flood Insurance Seminar at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. This event will serve to bring insight and further understanding to the intricacies of flood insurance, the different factors accounted for in rating flood insurance policies, and information about the NFIP through which a great deal of flood insurance policies are written.
Our speaker will be Tammy Goodman, Senior Flood Territory Manager for Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and Georgia with the Selective Insurance Company. Tammy has built a career spanning 30+ years in flood insurance and will work to answer questions and address concerns for participants of this event. Space is limited and seats are filling up quickly!
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Chrissy Chapman or Alayna Holden at 423-764-2112.
September 5 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Open Mic is every first Wednesday of the month at Bloom and is a free event. Performers all night!
September 5 | Bristol Public Library
In the midst of World War II, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent out to the English countryside to live with Eglantine Price, a witch—an apprentice witch, to be precise. But living with children proves more difficult than Miss Price anticipates and, in order to keep them from blabbing her secret, she offers them an enchanted bedknob that can take him anywhere in the world—from the streets of London to the remote, mysterious island of Naboombu.
Rated G; 117 minutes.
September 6 | State Line Bar & Grill
Stateline’s fundraiser for Kingston is this Thursday, Sept 6th. Ginny White is in the house bartending from 5-7pm. Michael’s Krazy Karaoke starts @8pm. Let’s come together and raise some Krazy Money for Kingston!
September 6 | Bristol Public Library
Join Bristol Public Library on September 6, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. for a special paint-and-pour class. Each participant will have the opportunity to create two unique miniature portraits of a galaxy or nebula, using paint pouring techniques. We will have 3 pearlescent pigments available (misty lavender, emerald, and flamingo pink); however, participants will also experiment with other acrylic paints for different effects.
Registration is required. The cost for this class is $5 per person, which includes supplies, pigments, paints, brushes, miniature canvases, and more. For more information, contact Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or email@example.com.
September 6 | Downtown Center
Head Games is a Foreigner tribute band.
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.
September 6 | Blackbird Bakery
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet is Tom Peterson, Ed Davis, Joe Pendergast, and Ernie Braganza.
September 7 | 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!
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.
September 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Can't wait until October's festival to watch some great films? Have no fear. Join us for PUSH! Rewind, a screening of previous festival winners, in the performance theater of the Smithsonian-affiliated Birthplace of Country Music Museum!
September 7 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Songwriters Round with David Wiseman, Smokey Joe Peoples, and Moose Roberts will play Bloom Cafe and Listening Room.
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.
September 8 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Bristol based songstress Momma Molasses will team up with Boone based musician Earleine for a night of serenading, story telling, and tune crooning! You don’t want to miss it!
September 10 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Public Library will host a special class on "Online Course Learning." Interested students will have the opportunity to learn more about digital learning websites, including how to pick up new skills, how to create accounts and navigate online courses, and how to connect with educational institutions.
September 13 | Paramount Bristol
The City of Bristol Tennessee will host its annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony September 13th at 5:30 pm at The Paramount.