Downtown Bristol Events
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.