Downtown Bristol Events
January 16 | Bristol Public Library
On Wednesday, January 16, at 5:30 p.m., the Bristol Public Library will be offering a new canvas class called Creative & Crafty: Winter Critter Canvas! During our canvas class, registered participants will have the chance to design and paint a winter “critter,” choosing between either a polar bear, a fox, or a penguin. This class will cost $5 per person, but all paint and necessary supplies will be provided.
Registration is required. To sign up for this class, please contact the library by phone at 276-821-6147 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 16 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Award-winning singer-songwriter Annie Robinette has enjoyed a diverse artistic career. Portrait artist, illustrator, actress, dancer, lead singer in rock, blues, and alternative bands... But her work as a singer-songwriter is her first love. Robinette writes songs fueled not only by her own experiences, but largely by her empathic observations of other people’s lives. Her lyrics are direct, visual, relevant. And her sultry, powerful voice will really hit you where you live, delivering stories within which you might even find a piece of yourself you never knew was there.
January 17 | Bristol Public Library
The BPL Book Club will meet on Thursday, January 17, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library. For January, our book club pick is The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. We will have copies of the next BPL Book Club selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, available for interested readers.
Any reader is welcome to join at any time; no registration is required. BPL Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted on our calendar, to read and discuss a wide variety of books. Make sure to join us for good company, good books, and sweet treats from Blackbird Bakery!
For more information, please contact Ambrea at the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or email@example.com.
January 17 | Blackbird Bakery
January 18 | Bristol Public Library
The Bristol Public Library is excited to announce that “Bingo at the BPL!” will continue through the New Year. Starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18, the library will be hosting free bingo games in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room upstairs and offering free water, snacks, and prizes for winners. No registration is necessary; all games are completely free.
For more information, please contact the library at 276-821-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 18 | State Line Bar & Grill
Jordan Allen & The Bellweathers with Adam Bolt and Bill Edwards.
Music at 8pm $5
January 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Noah Spencer is a musician who enjoys singing and playing guitar, drums, piano and the ukulele. He enjoys learning and performing all types of music!
January 18 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Bloom Cafe and Listening Room showcases some of Baltimore's best hard-drivin' bluegrass with The Dirty Grass Players!
January 19 | Bristol Public Library
The Bristol Public Library is pleased to announce that Chris Massie from Stryker Martial Arts Academy will be returning for another workshop on “Self-Defense and Personal Safety.” Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, Chris Massie will provide participants with tips on self-protection and personal safety in everyday life.
This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, please contact the library by phone at 276-821-6147 or by email at email@example.com.
January 19 | Borderline Billiards
$200 Team Entry
January 19 – December 21 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
25 HC Rule
***Must have a 2 or 3 HC on team roster that MUST play if match goes to 5 games***
Played on 9’ Tables
7’ HCs reviewed..you will only drop one SL if you are below .4 of the 7’ HC.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will begin hosting a monthly gathering of local musicians for a full-on community jam session on the third Saturday of every month. 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 held in the Learning Center at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
For more information call 423-573-1927.
January 19 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Back by popular demand: Square Dance at the Museum! Join us for an evening of old-fashioned squaredancingand fun! Caller Tyler Hughes will lead the evening and we’ll have lively music to get your feet moving. No partner or experience necessary – just a desire to have a great night out!
Thisdanceis free and open to the public, though donations will be greatly appreciated!
Get your dancingshoes on and spread the word! For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org call 423-573-1927.
* Thesquaredancewill be held in the museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery, and we ask participants to wear sturdy, comfortable shoes (no heels please!) to protect the wooden floor.
January 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube
“Big” Jon King (Piney Flats, TN) & “Captain” Ryan Asbury (Abingdon, VA) are an interstate duo performing Southern Rock, Classic Rock, & Country music.
January 20 | Studio Brew
Open to young musicians under the age of 20 who want to share their talent with friends and family. This is not a competition. It's a jam for young people to get together and have some fun. To join in please contact us at email@example.com or call 423-360-3258.
January 21 | Bristol Train Station
The Bristol Train Station Board, YWCA NETN and SWVA and APEC will host a community observance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The commemoration event will be held on the national King holiday. Our theme, “The Legacy Lives” reminds us that the work Dr. King began is still important and unfinished. The celebration will bring greater awareness to Dr. King’s work and mission, promote unity and diverse participation within our community, educate, encourage and inspire deeper community dialogue, and help us to learn from the past.
Marchers will meet at 1:30 p.m. at two locations: First Christian Church on MLK Blvd in Bristol, VA and the YMCA on MLK Blvd in Bristol, TN. The march will begin at 2:00 p.m. The program at Bristol Train Station will begin at 2:45 p.m. and conclude around 3:45 p.m. The program will feature special readings and music.
January 21 | Bristol Public Library
The Friends of the Bristol Public Library are hosting their very first meeting of the new year on January 21, 2019. Although the library itself will be closed for the holiday, the Friends will be meeting in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room upstairs at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the direction of our new Friends group, as well as brain storm project ideas, select new officers, and much more.
All interested members and participants are encouraged to use the meeting room entrance on the upper floor. 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.
January 21 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass December 17th at 7pm.
January 22 | Bristol Public Library
Join the Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m. for a special genealogy workshop on “Researching Historical Photos.” Presented by Jessica McNeely from the Holston River Regional Library, “Researching Historical Photos” is an hour-long workshop on how to look for and uncover forgotten family photographs by using both online and paper resources. Jessica will also answer questions regarding genealogy research and common pitfalls researchers encounter in recovering old photographs.
This workshop is free to attend and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 23 | Foundation Event Facility
You asked and we listened, Adult Prom is back! Believe in Bristol is gearing up for our spring fundraiser, Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom! Join us Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Foundation Event Facility and party with a purpose!
This event includes all your favorite prom staples from balloon arches and cheesy prom photos to finger foods and a DJ with the added bonus of games and a bar! Nominate your friends and vote for King and Queen, dance the night away with our DJ, and create fun memories along the way — all while supporting a local nonprofit organization! This event is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 21. Relive your high school glory days: dust off that old dress, tux, or suit, or use the night as an excuse to look good and have fun!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Individual and couple tickets will be available for sale both at the Believe in Bristol office and online (BIBadultprom2.brownpapertickets.com) for $25 and $40 respectively. Tables will be available for purchase through the Believe in Bristol office only at $185 for 8 seats (table quantity limited). Tickets include entry, food, one drink, and dancing 'til you drop. King and Queen nominations and votes, extra drinks, games, and official prom photos will be cash only.
Dancing Downtown: 2nd Annual Adult Prom is a fundraiser for Believe in Bristol; all proceeds will benefit the Main Street Program and downtown revitalization efforts. For more information, please contact the Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2201 or email@example.com. As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day – more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life. Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501 ( c ) 3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit and economy.