Downtown Bristol Events
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.
September 13 | Downtown Center
Award-winning songwriters hook up with top-notch players to fly off into an Americana frenzy. Eclectic in all things, they combine musical styles without fear and serve up high energy at every show.
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 13 | Elderbrew
Join Elderbrew Thursday, Sept 13 for an evening of experimental — electronic music, as we welcome avant garde, multi — instrumentalist Klimchak (ATL), and dark ambient/electro acoustic duo Sweet Sounds of Chaos. Doors open at 5pm, music begins at 8pm. Free. 21+
September 13 | 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.
September 14 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Join Bristol Chamber of Commerce for a roundtable discussion and meet & greet with Dr. Marty Olsen, candidate for congress in Tennessee's first district.
September 14 | Anderson Park
Bristol, TN Parks and Rec is excited to announce a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the magic of the silver screen under the night sky at Anderson Park this summer. Friday Night Movie Night in the Park will present a new family friendly feature film each month from July through September.
The series wraps up with Coco on Friday, September 14th. Pre-show activities such as face painting, bubble tables, sidewalk chalk, bean bag toss, and more will begin at 7:00PM. The movie screening will begin once the sun goes down at about 9:00PM. Everyone’s favorite movie concessions like popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase, but there is absolutely no cost to enjoy the movie or other activities.
September 14 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Friday, September 14th! Join us atBloom Cafe and Listening Roomfor a songwriter in the round style show featuringJake Quillin,Mad Mike(ofNatural Born Leaders) and the soulfulDaniel Byrd Music!
September 15 – December 31 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Show starts at 8:30pm / / $5 at the door.
See you there Bristol!
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will begin hosting a monthly gathering of local musicians for a full-on community jam session starting on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The community jams are open to all ages and all skill levels.
The jam events have been organized to provide a space for local musicians to gather and pick, collaborate, share their experiences, and—most importantly—to have fun!
Jams will be scheduled for the third Saturday of each month from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., serving as a great warm-up for Saturday night gigs! Musicians are asked to bring their own instruments.
The sessions will be heldin the Learning Center at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
For more information call 423-573-1927.
September 15 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Tom's Handgun brings their Southern/Americana Rock to Bloom Cafe & Listening Room. Come out for a great night of Rock and Roll.
September 17 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass August 20th at 7pm.
September 18 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Learn tips to get the most out of your Chamber membership. Register at bristolchamber.com or phone 423-989-4850.
September 18 | 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.
September 18 | Bristol Public Library
Stewart Harris, creator and host of "Your Weekly Constitutional," will be speaking at the Bristol Public Library on September 18, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. "Your Weekly Constitutional" is produced at WETS 89.5 FM in Johnson City and airs on several NPR affiliate stations nationwide, including locally on WETS and WEHC. Harris, who currently works as an associate professor at Lincoln Memorial University, will be visiting during Constitution Week (September 17-23) for “Should Women Vote?: Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights.”
September 21–23 | Downtown Bristol
The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival celebrates 18 years September 21-23, 2018 in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA-TN, the birthplace of country music!
Bristol Rhythm isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. It’s an annual celebration of Bristol, VA-TN’s rich history as the place where the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings created the “big bang” of country music; they were the recordings that brought early country music to the mainstream and were the first recordings of The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.
An aerial view of the Country Music Mural Stage during The SteelDrivers set. Packed! © Birthplace of Country Music, Photograph: Loch & Key Productions
The influence of the 1927 Bristol Sessions can still be heard in the soundtrack of today. It’s the roots and far-reaching branches of those seminal recordings that fuels the lineup of each Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion takes place in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA-TN on State Street and the surrounding area. Located on the Virginia and Tennessee border with 20 outdoor stages and indoor venues and more than 120 acts of live music, Bristol Rhythm takes visitors on a journey through Appalachia’s musical past, present, and future.
Click here to learn more or purchase tickets.