Downtown Bristol Events
November 7 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Bloom Cafe’s Open Mic! Every first Wednesday from 6pm until 10, with performers of all types: musicians, singers, poets, comedians, magicians, etc are all welcome to take the stage. Performers please sign-up in the event discussion, schedule below:
6PM till 7 — Songwriting Class
November 7 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
7:00 — Green Mtn Howlers
7:20 — Blane Sage
7:40 — Shane Roberts
8:00 — Fortch
8:20 — Donard ‘M’ Doyle
8:40 — Gage Summers
9:00 — Stray Cat
9:20 — Joey Yost
9:40 — Wayne Penley
Join herbalist, Lesley Setchim as she shares her CBD infused products and in depth knowledge of CBD, then RYT Cindy Gardner will guide you through a restorative yoga practice to calm the central nervous system and mind. Registration is now open~reserve your spot!
November 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Alexis Cole will be signing books at Blackbird from 7:30 — 9 pm.
November 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol presents Farm and Fun Time with special guests, the award- winning Blue Highway and Five Mile Mountain Road.
November 8 | 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.
November 8 | Elderbrew
Appalachian Arcana brings you tales of the strange and unusual from around the Appalachian region. From hair-raising accounts of true crime to haints and hauntings, ghost cats and goatmen, tune in for stories of the many things that go bump in the night in these hills.
November 9–18 | Paramount Bristol
It's tradition! Theatre Bristol presents the award-winning, long-running Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof for the holidays, November 9-18,at the Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN; tickets on sale now at www.ParamountBristol.org.
Directing Fiddler on the Roof will be highly respected and talented actor/director, Theatre Bristol veteran Glenn Patterson (Disney's Beauty and the Beast,The Music Man, Les Misérables, Scrooge! The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miracle on 34th Street).
Fiddler on the Roof features iconic and beloved songs such as "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker."Fiddler on the Roof's music and messages transcend time and culture. "Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness" (MTIshows).
Fiddler on the Roof opens November 9, and runs for two weekends at the Paramount Center for the Arts, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, closing on November 18. Tickets are $16 for adults plus fees ($20 total) and $12 for seniors and students plus fees ($15.75 total), and will be available atwww.ParamountBristol.org.
Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Fiddler on the Roof as part of its family-friendly 53rd season of ARTspace and Paramount shows, including Lessons from Shakespeare: How to Avoid a Personal Tragedy with River's Way; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Tartuffe; Pinocchio;and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
November 9 | Paramount Bristol
Theatre Bristol reveals its 2019 Season of dramas and musicals as part of its arts benefit gala on November 9 at 6:00 pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Following the reveal announcement, food, drinks, and Broadway show tunes, guests will enjoy premium seating at Theatre Bristol's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" directed by Glenn Patterson. Tickets are available at www.TheatreBristol.org.
Fiddleron the Rooffeatures iconic and beloved songs such as "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker."Fiddleron the Roof'smusic and messages transcend time and culture. "Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail,Fiddleron the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness" (MTIshows).
The evening event will feature J&K Classics performing favorite Broadway show tunes at the Paramount Center for the Arts annex, along with the featured presentation and prize drawings for 2019 season tickets.
Admission to the 6:00 pm event is $50, which includes the evening’s full-length performance of "Fiddler on the Roof." Reservations can be made online by visiting www.theatrebristol.org or by calling 423-212-3625by November 7.
November 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Take an acoustic detour with Marques and Paul as they bring you all your favorite songs.
November 9 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery to enjoy the powerhouse voice of local teen Rylee Peters from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm!
November 9 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Three very talented songwriters grace the stage to play their original tunes and compositions.
November 10 | Downtown Bristol
For well over 50 years the veterans of Bristol have honored their fallen comrades with a parade and memorial service in downtown Bristol. Whether through years of recognition or obscurity the parade has reminded the region of the sacrifice of our own citizens in wars and military engagements since the beginning of our nation. The annual event will once again be held in the streets of downtown Bristol on Saturday November 10. Any veteran is welcome to participate in the parade. Line-up begins on Morrison Blvd at 9am, with the parade beginning at 10am using the traditional parade route. Following the parade, approximately at 11am, citizens will gather for the traditional memorial service at the Bristol War Memorial at Cumberland Square Park.
November 10 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Gather at Bloom for an evening of rock and metal music from both local bands and bands from the Middle and East Tennessee areas. Featuring performances by:
November 10 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Time & Eternity
Decade of Deceit
Kelly J is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Bristol, TN.
November 11 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Come join us and Appalachian Highlanders Pipes and Drums on Veterans Day. Their band is participating in a worldwide tribute sponsored by the College of Piping/National Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. The event is called "Battle's Over" and is a tribute and memorial to the 100th year anniversary of the end of WW1. Pipers and pipe bands throughout the world will be playing on November 11th to honor the fallen Allies of the Great Wars.
November 11 | Elderbrew
A night of electronic music featuring Gloom Mtn Gospel, Klimchak, Embral and K. Ro. Crvz.
November 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
I bet you I can throw my trivia answer clear over those mountains. Test your knowledge of the cult classic film Napoleon Dynamite. Bring chapstick. I caught you a delicious bass.
The Friends of the Bristol Public Library (FOL) are hosting an information session on FOL membership and launch party on November 13 at 6:30 p.m. They will meet in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room of the Bristol Public Library. Members of the Friends committee will be present to answer questions, speak about community membership and projects, as well as help interested participants sign up for their very own membership.
Event participants will have the opportunity to sign up early for the Friends of the Library, before the beginning of the new calendar year, and receive a special commemorative pin for their attendance. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information about the Friends of the Bristol Public Library, please contact the library at 276-821-6147 or by email at FriendsoftheBristolLibrary@gmail.com.
November 19 | Downtown Bristol
Ready or not, it’s time to GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Believe in Bristol will again sponsor the Annual Christmas Open House in Historic Downtown Bristol on Monday, November 19, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Come kick off the holiday season with merriment and good cheer! Santa Claus will be giving out candy canes, Bristol Ballet will have dancers in costume, there will be carolers amongst the early Christmas shoppers!
Last, but certainly not least, a holiday favorite has returned — Horse & Carriage Rides! Come to the Downtown Center (Farmer's Market) to catch your ride through downtown, $5 each person, children 5 and under are free.
“We look forward each year to showcasing our beautiful downtown to the community and surrounding areas. Our Believe in Bristol Downtown Open House is the perfect way to ‘kick-off’ the holiday season. This event offers something to every age, and we hope the attendees will feel the warmth and hospitality of Bristol” said Maggie Bishop, Believe in Bristol Executive Director.
Be sure to keep a look out for your favorite decorated window as the downtown merchants will be participating in the Merry Merchants Window Decorating Contest.
The Open House has traditionally been a customer appreciation night when merchants stay open late, have special discounts, and refreshments are served at participating locations. Join us and support your downtown shops; it’s a great way to stimulate our local economy and find special one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Don’t miss an evening planned for the entire family’s enjoyment!