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Downtown Bristol Events

Zamar Band

March 21 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a swinging good time with Zamar Band from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

The Honey Badgers

March 22 | State Line Bar & Grill


(Bluegrass) Comprised of a rotating group of notable Tri-Cities-based musicians, this band’s just crazy – about traditional bluegrass! Throw in a little newgrass, they don’t care! Artistically speaking, they take what they want! Stomp your feet, clap your hands, cut a rug!

Tommy Yon, Kyle Corbett and Stephen Evans

March 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Asheville Singer-Songwriters Tommy Yon, Kyle Corbett & Stephen Evans each perform solo sets at the Bloom Cafe and Listening Room in Bristol, TN! 8-11pm.

Kevin Lorenz

March 22 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for the music of Kevin Lorenz from 8 — 10 pm.

Rusty Steel Acoustic

March 22 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Come join us for an acoustic set with Rusty Steel!

Black Jacket Symphony: Queen's "A Night at the Opera"

March 22 | Paramount Bristol


After 8 different classic rock albums recreated in concert at the Paramount, this is our first Black Jacket Symphony encore – but for good reason. Black Jacket’s “A Night at the Opera” concert features a phenomenal talent on the Freddie Mercury vocals, Mark Martel. Martel is receiving widespread acclaim due to the November 2018 release of the major motion picture BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, about Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury. Martel recorded the song voice overs for actor Ramey Malek, who plays the Mercury character. Absolutely no voice in the world comes as close to Mercury’s iconic sound than that of Mark Martel, who recorded the soundtrack at Abbey Road Studios in London.

The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set features a selection of the artist’s “greatest hits.” Both feature the high level of musicianship you have come to expect from Black Jacket Symphony productions accompanied by all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.

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Book of Mamaw

March 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Long-time Barter Theatre Acting Company member, Eugene Wolf’s one-man show of stories, songs and sketches about growing up with Bernice Rader, his Church of Christ grandmother who recognized Eugene’s love of performing at an early age (two years old) and guided him on his way. An unorthodox story of a woman who tried to capture Patty Hearst and once advised her grandson that if he was going to make it in show business, he’d better “Get a dress and wear it!” A beautiful tale of a surprising spiritual path full of love, kindness, compassion and music.

The Mavericks

March 23 | Paramount Bristol


Led by the golden-voiced Raul Malo, The Mavericks are renowned for their exhilarating, beyond-category style that combines Elvis Presley-esque rock, Roy Orbison-style balladry, Latin-fusion party tunes, throwback country, and irresistible pop. Hit songs includes “All you ever do is Bring Me Down,” “What a Crying Shame, “Dance the Night Away” and the Grammy-winning “Here Comes the Rain.” The Miami-bred outfit rose to fame with top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. The Mavericks abide as an American musical treasure, with an all-encompassing sound that’s as deep, rousing, and entertaining as it is stubbornly impossible to pin down.

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Daniel Couper

March 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Traces of blues, rock, and pop mingle with strong folk influences in Daniel Couper's contemplatively honest and fervently hopeful songs.

Art Smashes Records with The Kindest People

March 23 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Doors open: 07:30

8pm / $5 / all ages

Johnson City favorites The Kindest People with Knoxville rockers Art Smashes Records at Bloom Cafe & Listening Room on March 23rd!

Art Smashes Records is a five-piece pop rock band from Knoxville, TN. They blend upbeat melodies with eccentric lyrics, electronic undertones, and infections energy. They have opened for big name headlines such as Welshly Arms, The Unlikely Candidates, Dan Luke And The Raid, And more!

Boppin Bailey George & Jukebox Jessica Stiles

March 24 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Matinee Show Sunday March 24th at Bloom Cafe & Listening Room

Music 12-2pm all ages and free to the public

Boppin Bailey George & Jukebox Jessica Stiles present a fun and eclectic mix of old time country, honky tonk, and bluegrass for the whole family. Bring your Sunday best for this toe tapping good time musical event!

Ken Burns's "Country Music"

March 24 | Paramount Bristol


On Sunday March 24, join East Tennessee PBS and Ken Burns and his Emmy-award winning creative team, for a sneak preview of the much-anticipated documentary Ken Burns’sCountry Music. The Bristol Sessions is featured in the first episode of the series, which will air on PBS in September 2019. The evening will begin with an introduction by the creators, followed by a sneak preview of the film, and a Q&A session.

Country Music is a sweeping, multi-episode series that follows the evolution of country music over the course of the 20th Century as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. It is directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey—The Emmy-award winning creators of PBS’s most-acclaimed and most-watched documentaries including The Civil War, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea and many more.

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Take the Edge Off: Over the Edge Information Event

March 25 | Bristol Hotel


You may have already heard some things about Over The Edge — that it gives participants the chance to rappel 10 stories down the iconic tower at the Bristol Motor Speedway and it generates funding to help area families and children in need — but do you know what it takes to become an “Edger” and experience the thrilling descent yourself? Or for your company to band together and send your boss Over the Edge for a great cause?

If you’re curious, you can find out at the upcomingTake the Edge Off information eventbeing held atThe Bristol Hotel on March 25th from 5:30-7:30pm.This event is intended to provide guests with information on Over The Edge like: how it works, what to expect, and how the proceeds of this fundraiser directly benefit children and families in the region through Speedway Children’s Charities and YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered, speak with “Edger Alumni” who went Over the Edge last year, and receive assistance with the sign-up process, if needed.

Anyone with an adventurous spirit and an interest in supporting the important work of YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and the agencies of Speedway Children's Charities is encouraged to attend. This information event is free and open to the public, but spots to go Over the Edge of the Bristol Motor Speedway on June 8th are limited.

Those who already know all about Over the Edge and wish to reserve their spot or donate may do soHere

If you're considering going Over the Edge with us in June, we hope to see you on Monday!

Big Lebowski Trivia

March 25 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


You’re entering a world of trivia. Big Lebowski trivia at Bloom! We are partnering with Misty Mountain Designs to give away two $15 gift cards to The Dude aka the trivia champion, one card for bloom and one for Misty Mountain. Abide with us next Monday at 8pm.

CD Release Party by Tammie Starnes Murray

March 26 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for the music of Tammie Starnes Murray.

Radio Bristol Sessions ft. Parker Millsap

March 27 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Tune in to ListenRadioBristol.org or show up for a free Radio Bristol Session featuring Parker Millsap at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum!

At 25 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. He’s had a string of highlights in recent years including his network television debut on CONAN, a performance with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival in London, an Austin City Limits taping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year. He has also received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stone to name a few.

Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair

March 28 | Bristol Train Station


The Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. at the Bristol Train Station in Bristol, Virginia.

March is Women's History Month and March 8th is International Women's Day. The Syposium is a collaborative effort of the region's community colleges and nonprofit association of manufacturers to celebrate and recognize women's contributions, value and future in manufacturing. Further, the purpose is to promote the career opportunities women can pursue in the manufacturing industry.

The symposium will include a welcome and introduction of a panel comprised of women working and teaching in the manufacturing industry. The panelists, who hold high level positions within their companies or schools, will share how their career pathways began in manufacturing, how their careers have progressed, about job opportunities which are available to women today, the qualities women possess that make them excel in manufacturing, wages, and the technical skill requirements for today's manufacturing jobs.

We are inviting women, who are high school and community college students, undergrads of 4-year colleges, and women working in the manufacturing industry, to network with other like-minded women. Women need to network with other women to fully realize the opportunities and education available to them here in the Southwest Virginia/Northeast Tennessee region. In conclusion of the event, the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Inc. (SVAM) will recognize the 2019 winner of the Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing (OWiM) Award. Light refreshments will be served.

We are honored and delighted to announce the following professionals have confirmed as panelists for the First Annual Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair:

  • Megan Pack — HR Manager at Woodgrain Millworks in Marion, VA
  • Carolyn Powers — Regulatory and Compliance Specialist at Scholle IPN Packaging in Chilhowie, VA
  • Christa Glassburn, Chief Operating Officer at The PBE Group in North Tazewell, VA
  • Nichole Manz-Young, Coordinator of Advanced Technologies at Northeast State Community College, Blountville, TN

Also Coming Up

Zamar Band
March 21 | Blackbird Bakery
The Honey Badgers
March 22 | State Line Bar & Grill
Tommy Yon, Kyle Corbett and Stephen Evans
March 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Kevin Lorenz
March 22 | Blackbird Bakery
Rusty Steel Acoustic
March 22 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Black Jacket Symphony: Queen's "A Night at the Opera"
March 22 | Paramount Bristol
Book of Mamaw
March 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Mavericks
March 23 | Paramount Bristol
Daniel Couper
March 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Art Smashes Records with The Kindest People
March 23 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Boppin Bailey George & Jukebox Jessica Stiles
March 24 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Ken Burns's "Country Music"
March 24 | Paramount Bristol
Take the Edge Off: Over the Edge Information Event
March 25 | Bristol Hotel
Big Lebowski Trivia
March 25 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
CD Release Party by Tammie Starnes Murray
March 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Radio Bristol Sessions ft. Parker Millsap
March 27 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Women in Manufacturing Symposium — A Regional Affair
March 28 | Bristol Train Station
The Diamonds
March 28 | Blackbird Bakery
Wolf & Johnny
March 29 | State Line Bar & Grill
Guy Penrod
March 29 | Paramount Bristol
Matt Smile
March 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Grand Opening
March 30 | State Street Brewing
Elizabeth LaPrelle Workshop
March 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Elizabeth LaPrelle
March 30 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Swing Band
March 30 | Blackbird Bakery
A Great Disaster Bristol album release + Dallas Danger
March 30 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Rylee Peters
March 30 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Clint Black
March 31 | Paramount Bristol
Genealogy: Researching Historical Photos
April 3 | Bristol Public Library
Teacher In-Service
April 5 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Honey Badgers
April 5 | State Line Bar & Grill
Charm City
April 11 | Paramount Bristol
Farm & Fun Time ft. Becky Buller Band, The Matchsellers, and Chatham Rabbits
April 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Thomas Willard
April 12 | State Line Bar & Grill
Cave Twins
April 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Wordloose: A teen poetry experience!
April 17 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Del McCoury Band: With a Little Help From Our Friends
April 20 | Paramount Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
James Meadows
April 26 | State Line Bar & Grill
Julie Williams
May 3 | State Line Bar & Grill
Home Free
May 5 | Paramount Bristol
Rex Montgomery
May 17 | State Line Bar & Grill
Border Bash
May 17 | Downtown Bristol
Wrestle
May 23 | Paramount Bristol
State St. Tattoo Fest 2019
May 24–26 | Foundation Event Facility
Chris Long
May 31 | State Line Bar & Grill
Border Bash
June 7 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
June 21 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
July 19 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
August 2 | Downtown Bristol
Get the Led Out
August 9 | Paramount Bristol

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