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Downtown Bristol Events

Western Wednesday: The Gunfighter

April 10 | Bristol Public Library


Reformed gunfighter Jimmy Ringo (Peck) travels to a sleepy little western town in search of his estranged sweetheart. But when Jimmy arrives, he discovers his reputation casts a long shadow and brings trouble to him even when he's not looking for it.

Not rated; 85 minutes.

Ragged Sally

April 10 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Ragged Sally is an east Tennessee based country duo consisting of singer/songwriters Seth Broyles and Alli Epperson.

Chamber 101

April 11 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce


Want to know how to get the most our of your Chamber membership? Join us for this interactive session to learn more about the Bristol Chamber and what we can do for you and your business.

Charm City

April 11 | Paramount Bristol


Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their city’s future.

Screening is followed by a talkback with the Director of East TN PBS Community Outreach.

FREE and open to the public.

Farm & Fun Time ft. Becky Buller Band, The Matchsellers, and Chatham Rabbits

April 11 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time live variety show featuring special music guests the Becky Buller Band, The Matchsellers, and Chatham Rabbits, plus house band Bill & the Belles.

Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen

April 11 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen are among the talented bands in the burgeoning blues scene in the Tri-Cities. Established about nine years ago and led by Lawson, the tight three-man band take their name from the song, “Boogie Chillen,’” which was made famous by late Delta blues icon, John Lee Hooker.

The Diamonds

April 11 | 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.

Matt Smile

April 11 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Matt Smile of the Buddz will perform at Quaker Steak and Lube. There is no admission charge for this special event.

Bristol Public Transit & Paratransit Self-Advocacy Training

April 12 | Bristol Public Library


Appalachian Independence Center will be hosting the disAbility Law Center of Virginia for a special Public Transportation and Paratransit Self-Advocacy Training. The training will provide education on rights and requirements in regards to public transportation and paratransit services. This event is geared towards individuals of all ages with disabilities or anyone who is interested in learning more about this topic. The disAbility Law Center of Virginia and Appalachian Independence Center will also be reviewing self-advocacy skills and tips.

The event is FREE to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, April 12, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
In the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library

Thomas Willard

April 12 | State Line Bar & Grill


CHRYSALIS art opening

April 12 | Elderbrew


CHRYSALIS is a body of work by visual artist Ella Patrick dedicated to the process of metaphysical metamorphosis show opens at 7pm on April 12th at Elderbrew in Bristol,TN βœ¨πŸ’«πŸ‘πŸ–ΌπŸ’– original work and prints will be for sale.

For more of Ella’s art check out Instagram www.instagram.com/ella_patrick_art.

Cave Twins

April 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


The Cave Twins is David Mayfield & Abby Rose. Identical twins separated at birth and reunited in song. David Mayfield, a Grammy & Emmy nominated artist grew up in a family band and has toured & recorded with groups like The Avett Brothers, Black Keys, & Mumford & Sons, and made numerous appearances on television including The Late Show with David Letterman & The Grand Ole Opry. Abby grew up alone. With no one to hear her cries. She eventually turned those cries into "songs" and toured extensively with Northeast Ohio supergroup "The Speedbumps" until she found out that she had a long lost twin brother. However, it's not their sordid pasts or even the chilling tale of their separation and journey to find each other that makes them special. No, it's their unique blend of playing instruments and singing words that really sets them apart. Their music has been described as, "A nice mix of short cute little songs & shorter cuter littler songs". Make a point to go see them in a cave near you!

Retroville

April 12 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Love Older Music? Come and enjoy the music of RETROVILLE!

Easter Eggstravaganza

April 13 | YWCA


What could be more fun than an “eggstravaganza” of Easter fun?! YWCA’s Annual Easter Eggstravaganza event will be a fun-filled morning complete with a pancake breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a cake & goody walk, and other fun activities. There will be a bake sale with luscious treats, a handmade craft sale, and unique Easter baskets for sale with themes including Hello Kitty, Dr. Seuss, Princess, Spider Man, Dora, and many more.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 13th at YWCA NETN and SWVA, 106 State Street, Bristol TN from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The pancake breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available from 9 -11 a.m.

Reservations are required for breakfast and can be made by calling the YWCA at (423) 968-9444 or emailing ywca@ywcatnva.org. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the YWCA Children’s Center.

Pop-Up Vinyl Record Sale

April 13 | Elderbrew


Smokestack Records will be returning to Elderbrew in beautiful Bristol, TN on April 13th from 2:00-10ish! We'll be stocked up with 1,000+ great titles you won't want to miss! Thanks as always to the great people at Elderbrew for having us!

Food Truck: Feeding Frenzy

April 13 | State Street Brewing


Feeding Frenzy will be on-site from 5 p.m. until they sell out.

Feeding Frenzy specializes in grilled melts from gourmet to comfort. Always fresh, cheesy & made-to-order.

Get your food on!

Steele Cookin Band

April 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube


The Steele Cookin’ Band is a tribute to all the great jam bands circa August 15, 1969 to the present. If you would like to hear Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Tedeschi Trucks, Johnny Winter, The Black Keys, Janis Joplin, Grace Potter, ZZ Top (early years), The Alabama Shakes, Jimi Hendrix, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, then you need to see the New Steele Cookin’ Band.

The Grand Ole Uproar

April 13 | O'Mainnin's Pub


The Grand Ole Uproar's musical gumbo conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings and Doug Sahm, the electric carnival of Dylan, the improvisational impulses of the Grateful Dead, and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale, as well as many other(and older) songs and artists in the American tradition.

The Grand Ole Uproar frequently tours the Southeast and Midwest, appearing recently on Knoxville TN's Blue Plate Special Radio Program on WDVX and Balcony TV Nashville. The Uproar has shared the stage with artists like Zach Deputy, PALEFACE, The Corbitt Brothers, The Deadstring Brothers, and Cosmic Charlie.

Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting

April 15 | Bristol Public Library


Join the Friends of the Bristol Public Library for their monthly meeting.

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 the Friends directly at FriendsoftheBristolLibrary@gmail.com

If you are interested in joining the Friends, you can pick up a membership application at the library at any time or you can sign up online using Google.

State Street String Band Bluegrass

April 15 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

The Ukelele Strings

April 16 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for the Ukelele Strings!

BPL Book Club: Girls Burn Brighter

April 18 | Bristol Public Library


The BPL Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the Frances Kegley Conference Room. We'll finish reading and discuss Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao, as well as pick up our next reading adventure: Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.

Any reader is welcome to join at any time, and 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!

For more information, please contact Ambrea at the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Community Notice Board

Champion Striking's Daily Fitness Classes

Monday — Saturday | Champion Striking & Fitness


Champion Striking and Fitness offers daily fitness classes for youth and adults.

Click here for complete schedule.

Also Coming Up

Western Wednesday: The Gunfighter
April 10 | Bristol Public Library
Ragged Sally
April 10 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Chamber 101
April 11 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
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
Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen
April 11 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Diamonds
April 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Matt Smile
April 11 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Bristol Public Transit & Paratransit Self-Advocacy Training
April 12 | Bristol Public Library
Thomas Willard
April 12 | State Line Bar & Grill
CHRYSALIS art opening
April 12 | Elderbrew
Cave Twins
April 12 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Retroville
April 12 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Easter Eggstravaganza
April 13 | YWCA
Pop-Up Vinyl Record Sale
April 13 | Elderbrew
Food Truck: Feeding Frenzy
April 13 | State Street Brewing
Steele Cookin Band
April 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Grand Ole Uproar
April 13 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Friends of the Bristol Public Library Meeting
April 15 | Bristol Public Library
State Street String Band Bluegrass
April 15 | Blackbird Bakery
The Ukelele Strings
April 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Bingo
April 17 | Bristol Public Library
Wordloose: A teen poetry experience!
April 17 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Quarter Bounce Unplugged
April 17 | O'Mainnin's Pub
BPL Book Club: Girls Burn Brighter
April 18 | Bristol Public Library
Below 7 — Bike Night Kickoff!
April 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
April 18 | Blackbird Bakery
JP Parsons
April 18 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Mr. Nobody & the Extras
April 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Shannan Miller
April 19 | Blackbird Bakery
Jackdaw's 7
April 19 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Creative & Crafty: Paint Pouring
April 20 | Bristol Public Library
The Del McCoury Band: With a Little Help From Our Friends
April 20 | Paramount Bristol
Indighost Album Release with Nerve Endings and Realm
April 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Rusty Steel & Quarter Bounce
April 20 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Below 7
April 20 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Hiring Expo
April 25 | Bristol Motor Speedway
Triumphant Quartet
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
Wyldeheart
April 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Diamonds
April 25 | Blackbird Bakery
Matt Smile
April 25 | O'Mainnin's Pub
James Meadows
April 26 | State Line Bar & Grill
Thomas Fountain & The Fly Rod Chronicles
April 26 | Studio Brew
Billy Dean
April 26
Jackdaw's 7
April 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Mitch & Marissa
April 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Victor Lawson
April 26 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Kids Canvas Class
April 27 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Poetry Reading: Dr. Thomas Alan Holmes
April 27 | Bristol Public Library
Tennessee Champagne
April 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Swing Band
April 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Sucker Punch
April 27 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Cooking with Essential Oils
April 29 | Bristol Public Library
State Street String Band Bluegrass
April 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Creative & Crafty: Dyeing Silk Scarves
April 30 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday with Steve Gilbert
May 1 | Bristol Hotel
The Black Jacket Symphony: Journey's "Esc4p3"
May 2 | Paramount Bristol
Julie Williams
May 3 | State Line Bar & Grill
Masterworks of Chamber Music
May 4 | Paramount Bristol
Home Free
May 5 | Paramount Bristol
Bristol Ballet's The Wizard of Oz
May 11 | Paramount Bristol
State Street Tattoo Festival Kick-off!
May 11 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
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
John Schneider
May 31 | Paramount Bristol
BIG Son and Seven Mile Mushroom
June 1 | Studio Brew
Wyldeheart
June 6 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Border Bash
June 7 | Downtown Bristol
Theatre Bristol's The Wizard of Oz
June 21–30
Border Bash
June 21 | Downtown Bristol
The Allman Betts Band
June 25
Railway Express
June 29 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Border Bash
July 4 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
July 19 | Downtown Bristol
Border Bash
August 2 | Downtown Bristol
Tab Benoit
August 2 | Paramount Bristol
Get the Led Out
August 9 | Paramount Bristol
Railway Express
August 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube

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