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Downtown Bristol Events

Networking & Promotion Workshop

October 24 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce


Are you struggling to effectively promote and connect to new customers through networking? Whether you are:

  • Inviting clients to lunch/dinner or holding an event for them
  • Representing your organization at industry, professional or supplier events
  • Pitching your organization to business and community leaders effectively

Or all of the above ?make sure your networking works!(and you get a return on the investment of your time and money this year). If you consider networking to be daunting and awkward, cluster with people you already know, or you are often unprepared and just show up, you are probably not getting the most out of it, attend this workshop and refine your networking skills.

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Roundtable Discussion with US Senate Candidate Phil Bredesen

October 24 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Governor Phil Bredesen will be in Bristol on Wednesday as part of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce's Government Relations Program as he continues his campaign for U.S. Senate.

The roundtable discussion begins at noon at Bloom Cafe and Listening Room at 606 State Street. The format will be an introduction from the governor and then a question and answer session.

Richard Leigh Album Release

October 25 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents Grammy Award-winning songwriter Richard Leigh at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for the release of his latest album “Wandering One.”

There is no cost to attend the concert, but there is a limited number of seats available so we ask that everyone reserve a space online. Each member of the audience will receive a free copy of Leigh’s CD; heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

Haunting Tales

October 26 | Anderson Park


Bristol Tennessee’s Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with King University’s Twin City Radio Theatre Troupe to host the 3rd Annual “Haunting Tales at Anderson Park”. The event is scheduled for October 26 at 7 p.m. in the park located at 341 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

Mike Musick, Recreation Superintendent expressed an air of excitement about the upcoming event, saying that in previous years there had been great turn outs for the event. “The Twin City Radio Theatre Troupe will transport folks to the 1940’s when radio delivered our entertainment and sparked the imagination. The community is in for real treat,” Musick said.

The evening’s events will begin at 7p.m. with the troupe’s performance of the ghost story “Poltergeist,” from the mystery classic, “Lights Out!” Two additional performances will follow wrapping up an evening of spooky tales and treats. The City will provided free popcorn while supplies last.

For more information on the event contact Mike Musick at 423-764-4026 or e-mail mmusick@bristoltn.org for additional information.

Alexa Rose and Sorrel

October 26 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Alexa Rose has the rare ability to find strikingly original melodies that nevertheless sound like they must have existed for a long time, stored away maybe in the ether of creativity, self-evident and awaiting discovery. Moving deftly between complex dexterity and heart-tugging familiarity, Rose achieves a sound that pushes gently alongside the bright vocal experimentalism of Joni Mitchell and Joanna Newsom while maintaining the brassy attitude and simple refrains that run straight through American roots music from mountain ballads to rock n roll.

Founded in 2015 by brothers and longtime musical collaborators Seth and Isaac Ratliff, Sorrel is an Appalachian indie band based out of Tri-Cities, TN/VA. Sorrel’s music is reminiscent of American traditional music like blues and old-time country while reaching out into folk, soul, and indie. The brothers are multi-instrumentalists and employ acoustic guitar, banjo, piano, organ, and electric guitar in their songwriting. Their instrumentation—typically calm and textured, but capable of being emphatic—is an apt platform for their expressive vocals and emotional lyrics.

Pumpkin Palooza and Downtown Trick or Treating

October 27 | Downtown Center


It's time for the Annual Pumpkin Palooza and Trick-or-Treating on State Street! On Saturday October 27, 9am to 12 noon, kids of all ages can come to the Farmers' Market at the Downtown Center, 810 State Street for a spooktacular event! Hosted by Bristol Tennessee Parks & Recreation Department and Believe in Bristol, there will be fun and games galore — children can decorate a pumpkin with a variety of fun craft materials. There will be treat bags for kids to take home (while supplies last), along with the pumpkin they decorated. The fun continues as downtown merchants are open for trick-or-treating at various shops along State Street from 10am until 12 noon, or until the candy runs out! It's fun for the whole family!

6th Street Comicfest

October 27 | Downtown Bristol


Come on out to 6th street in downtown Bristol for lots of family fun! Face Painting by Aline, Magic Demos, Free Comics, and more! Green screen photography sessions at Bridgeforth Design Studio just $10 for an 8.5x11 print. Get your cutie pie kids and pets photographed on the green screen! Free to attend. Vendors of crafts, comics, or collectibles welcome to set up for free.

Kid's Boo Bash

October 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Once your little ones have filled their bags with candy from the Downtown Bristol Merchants, stop by and fill their bellies up with $0.99 Kids Meals (w/ purchase of Adult Entrée). We will have face painting and crafts to keep all the ghouls and goblins entertained!

Bootiful Day in the Park

October 27 | Cumberland Square Park


The City of Bristol VA will hold its 2nd Annual A Booootiful Morn Costume Contests at Cumberland Square Park Saturday, October 27th at 11:00 am. The Costume Contests are open for all ages and will be divided as follows: Infant – 2 years, 3 – 6 years, 7 – 14 years, 15 years and up. Prizes will be awarded to the top Costumes in each division. For more information, call the Bristol Virginia Parks and Recreation Department at 276-645-7275.

Cornhole Tournament & Believe in Bristol Give Back

October 27 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Join us Saturday, October 27th for a cornhole tournament at Bristol Station Brews & Taproom! Pre-registration starts NOW at Bristol Station (41 Piedmont Avenue) or at the Believe in Bristol office (20 6th Street)! The pre-registration fee is $20 per team of two. Day of registration will begin at 2:00pm (along with the pre-party!) and will be $25 per team.

Limit 30 teams with double elimination! The Pakalachian Food Truck will be serving up some delicious fusion grub at 5:00pm and the Tennessee vs. South Carolina game will be on! Registration proceeds and $1 from every beer go to Believe in Bristol to help us continue to promote our vibrant downtown!

Bloom Cafe’s Spooky Halloween Costume Contest and Movie Night

October 27 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Bloom is having a Halloween Party 🎃 👻 on October 27th! Featuring spooky films, a costume contest, trick-or-treat specials, and plenty of popcorn. The event will be family friendly with trick-or-treating from 7-9 & have separate costume contests for kids and adults! The spooky adult appropriate party will be from 9:30 — Midnight.

7-9pm: “Beetlejuice!” Kid friendly costume contest to follow the film.

10pm-Midnight: “Dead Alive” with beer specials and adult appropriate costume contest to follow the film.

Winners of each costume contest will receive a $20 gift card to Bloom Cafe & Listening Room!

Roundtable Discussion with US Senate Candidate Morgan Griffith

October 30 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce


Bristol Chamber of Commerce will host a roundtable discussion with Congressman Morgan Griffith, running for reelection in Virginia's 9th district, on October 30th at 1:30 pm.

Community Notice Board

Serendipity Fall Sale

Through October 31


Now through October 31, take an additional 50% off all SALE merchandise at Serendipity (YES! That is 75% off original retail prices!) Plus, look for racks of30% off select Fall transition items. This sale is in store only andfor a limited time. Thiswill help you jumpstart your Fall wardrobe's must have looksand freshen up your Fall style.

Also Coming Up

The Casual Word: Teen Poetry Class
July 17 – January 1 | Bristol Public Library
Fiddler on the Roof
October 9 – November 18 | Paramount Bristol
Networking & Promotion Workshop
October 24 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Roundtable Discussion with US Senate Candidate Phil Bredesen
October 24 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Brother Oliver
October 24 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Richard Leigh Album Release
October 25 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
From the Edge
October 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Spectral Celestial: Art Exhibit by Brian Serway
October 26 | Elderbrew
Haunting Tales
October 26 | Anderson Park
Alexa Rose and Sorrel
October 26 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Bad Mountain Brew
October 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Pumpkin Palooza and Downtown Trick or Treating
October 27 | Downtown Center
6th Street Comicfest
October 27 | Downtown Bristol
Kid's Boo Bash
October 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Bootiful Day in the Park
October 27 | Cumberland Square Park
Cornhole Tournament & Believe in Bristol Give Back
October 27 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Miss Food City Pageant 2019
October 27 | Paramount Bristol
Halloween Costume Contest
October 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Music of Cream: 50th Anniversary World Tour
October 28 | Paramount Bristol
Roundtable Discussion with US Senate Candidate Morgan Griffith
October 30 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
AAME Speaker Series: Radio Frankenstein: 20th Century Madmen and Their Monsters
October 30 | Bristol Public Library
Hope Gala 2018
November 2 | Paramount Bristol
Sidewalk Prophets
November 3 | Paramount Bristol
Evening with John Anderson – Acoustic — special guest Elvie Shane
November 4 | Paramount Bristol
Theatre Bristol 2019 Season Reveal and Opening Gala
November 9 | Paramount Bristol
Veteran's Day Parade & Traditional Memorial Service
November 10 | Downtown Bristol
Turkey Trot 5K
November 17 | YWCA
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
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World
November 29 | Paramount Bristol
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
November 30 – December 16 | Theatre Bristol
Sweetheart of the Rodeo
December 1 | Paramount Bristol
Bristol Christmas Parade
December 6 | Downtown Bristol
Bristol Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
December 7–8 | Paramount Bristol
Jane Kramer w/ Momma Molasses
December 7 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
EmiSunshine Christmas Show with Etta May
December 16 | Paramount Bristol
An Evening with Dailey & Vincent
January 4 | Paramount Bristol
AAME Speaker Series: An Artist’s Journey through Virginia
February 25 | Bristol Public Library
AAME Speaker Series: The Play's the Thing
March 4 | Bristol Public Library
AAME Speaker Series: Art in Advertising
March 14 | Bristol Public Library

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