Downtown Bristol Events
October 11 | Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel’s grand opening event entitled Bristol’s Opening Number will take place on October 11th from 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. An official ribbon cutting will kick things off, followed by an evening of hand-crafted cocktails, regionally-inspired hor d'oeuvres and live CBGB music.
Built, designed and inspired with the local community in mind,Bristolians from both Tennessee and Virginia are invited to celebrate the spirit of the Tri-Cities with a sneak peek of the hotel’s guestrooms and multiple F&B outlets including regional scratch-made cuisine from The Bristol Hotel’s street-side restaurant, Vivian's Table, elevated Southern bites in the lobby bar and hand-crafted cocktails on the city’s first and only rooftop bar, Lumac.
October 11 | Bristol Public Library
We’ll be digging through the past on Thursday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Jones Creativity Center as we search for genealogical clues found in death records, obituaries, cemeteries, funeral homes, and wills. Kristin will delve into the fascinating facts which can be found in these records by and about the dearly departed. Our instructor will explore library resources and online databases to help you dig up the facts on your ancestors.
This course is free to attend, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Library computers will be available for use in the JCC; however, participants are welcome to bring their own laptops or electronic devices. For more information about our upcoming Advanced Genealogy class, please contact the library at 276-821-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 11 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Quarter Bounce hails from Southwest Virginia and Northeastern TN. The band is composed of serious and seasoned musicians who would rather perform than just about anything else. Tagged as a classic rock band, their music is a bit more diverse. Toss in a few ballads, a few country & western tunes, and the mix equals a good dance band. Just like the name implies, Quarter Bounce is about having fun, good times and forgetting about your worries for awhile.
October 11 | 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.
October 12–13 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
AVIBE is a two day interactive and cultural event curated by Anthony Wayne Vibe, in partnership with, Bristol Station and Breathe Bristol. AVIBE intends to rekindle the spirit and celebrate the connection and journey we are all on through music, workshops, vendors, artisans, educational programs, and so much more. To truly inspire and elevate one another within our scene.
October 12–13 | Wm. King Clothiers
As one of the newest collections to the haberdashery, Wm. King Clothiers is excited to introduce a line that is quickly gaining a loyal following. Twin brothers Alex and Mike Faherty of FAHERTY have created one of the tastiest collections of vintage-inspired casual sportswear that is both rugged and refined. Come hang out with the WKC team and Mr. Chris Shelton, their Faherty representative, to check out these refined timeless classics. You have to touch and feel these pieces to realize the unmatched and unbelievable softness.
Friday, October 12th
12:00pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 13th
October 12–13 | Studio Brew
9:00am to 4:00 pm
Celebrate Oktoberfest with Studio Brew! Featuring music from JB 5nDime and Deadwood Drifters on Friday night, and Loose Leaves, Dull Side and Mahto and the Loose Balloons on Saturday night.
October 12–14 | Downtown Bristol
PUSH! Film Festival is a fourth-year event that will take place on the weekend of October 12-14, 2018 in bustling Historic Downtown Bristol TN/VA. As a celebration of the cinematic and visual arts in the heart of the twin cities of Bristol, the festival will bring diverse films to our community and showcase the best regional filmmakers. PUSH! aims to expand the artistic image of our region, engage new audiences in the world of film, and inspire creativity in all of us.
PUSH! spotlights films that provoke thought and spur action. We're a change agent — challenging audiences to push the boundaries of their own worldview.
We are also a filmmaker's film festival.
We believe in empowering filmmakers by giving them a platform to share thoughtful ideas through any genre.
Sure, there are awards to be won, but we also put a lot of focus on the overall festival experience.
To us, it's about community, conversation, and calls-to-action.
It's also about showcasing quality storytelling in desirable venues and providing filmmakers with a chance to network and grow through a variety of workshops, Q&A sessions, and social events.
Hosted in twin cities that know no borders, PUSH! provides the platform, you provide the perspectives.
For more information, visit www.pushfilmfest.com or purchase tickets here.
October 12 | Bristol Public Library
Ready to get spooky?
Visit the Bristol Public Library on Friday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m. for Spooky Storytelling. This year, the TaleTellers of East Tennessee State University will be joining us for an evening of creepy, graveyard stories and spine-chilling Halloween tales.
No registration or ticket purchase is required. Recommended for ages 6 and up. To participate, simply drop in to the library at 6:30 p.m. for this special after-hours presentation of Spooky Storytelling.
For more information, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or email@example.com.
October 13 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
This yoga session will be set to the live drumming and music of Anthony Wayne. Join RYT Cassie Shaver on a journey through movement and exploration of mind, body, breath & soul!
October 13 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join Victoria for this special holiday event! Starting at 12:00 PM, Victoria will be sharing how to recreate this festive Haunted House pumpkin to be enjoyed for the Halloween season!
October 13 | Elderbrew
October means Fall and Halloween! Bristol Yoga and Elderbrew present a special class featuring drone, ambient and meditation style music merged with slow flow vinyasa. The meditative tones of the music combined with a slower flow asana sequence allows for the attachment of breath to movement, deepening your connection to the poses. Ticket price includes your choice of Elderbrew beer and 60 min class, a BYOM (bring your own mat) event. Come out and enjoy the Halloween season!
October 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Local Party Band that plays a wide variety of hit songs.
October 15 | Bristol Public Library
Join the Bristol Public Library on Monday, October 15, at 5:00 p.m. for a special workshop on identity theft and how to protect yourself from it. A representative from Regions Bank will be available at the library to answer questions, offer tips on protecting yourself from identity theft, and explaining what you can do if you suspect you're the victim of identity theft.
For more information on our upcoming workshop with Regions Bank, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have!
October 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass October 15th at 7pm.
Join Denney Properties and State Street Brewing Company for an open house and see their progress! 801 State Street, Bristol VA, October 16th from 5 — 6 pm.
October 16 | Downtown Bristol
The American Planning Association (APA) has named State Street in Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, as one of five Great Streets on APA’s annual Great Places in America list, which starts the countdown to National Community Planning Month in October.
APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes the streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States demonstrating exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country. The Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great Public Spaces of 2018 are places that are unique and exemplary in their amenities and infrastructure, cultural identity, and use of sustainable and innovative practices.
Locally, the Cities of Bristol, Believe in Bristol, and Discover Bristol are planning an event to celebrate State Street and its designation as a Great Street. After a brief announcement ceremony, Virginia High and Tennessee High School bands and cheerleaders will lead attendees in a giant coordinated line dance on one of America’s Great Streets. “Dance the Line” will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16th in Historic Downtown Bristol.