Downtown Bristol Events
April 24 | Bristol Hotel
Please come out and enjoy the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesdays with Garrett & Evie at our beautiful rooftop bar and lounge, Lumac! Get here early because it's first come, first serve and the music starts at 7:00 pm!
April 25 | Bristol Motor Speedway
The Bristol Tennessee Industrial Development Board and NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership will once again host the Bristol Hiring Expo on Thursday, April 25th. Over 40 employers will be on hand seeking to fill in excess of 1,500 current job openings in fields such as manufacturing, healthcare, education, customer service, and many more. Employment opportunities will be available to job-seekers of all ages and nearly any level of education and experience.
This will be the sixth such event to be hosted by the city. The first iterations of the event proved to be immensely successful at accomplishing the goal of connecting local employers with job-seekers from throughout the region. City Economic Development officials hope to replicate and build on that record of success.
“Each time we’ve hosted this event, we’ve been amazed at the response from both our employers and the prospective applicants who attend,” said Bristol, Tennessee Economic Development Director Tom Anderson. He added, “We continually encounter the narrative that there aren’t enough jobs available in our community, but the employment demands from our existing industry as well as from new businesses who have chosen to locate here prove that that’s simply not the case. The IDB and its partners are proud to host an event like this to help bridge that gap between employers and the qualified workforce in our region.”
Additional space is also being designated at the event as a Workforce Development Center. This area will feature agencies and organizations that are attending not as employers, but rather to provide information about the programs and services they offer. These include continuing education opportunities, résumé building, job training, veterans programs, and career services.
The Bristol Hiring Expo will take place on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at the Bristol Motor Speedway South Building, 3005 Highway 11E. The event runs from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and job-seekers may arrive at any time during these hours.
For job-seekers requiring transportation, the city will provide a free shuttle to and from the event that will pick up and drop off at the Downtown Center on Shelby St across from City Hall. There is no cost to attend the Hiring Expo, and no pre-registration is required.
For more information, email HiringExpo@bristoltn.org.
April 25 | Bristol Public Library
Mikey (Sean Astin) and Brandon Walsh (Josh Brolin) are brothers. Recently, their life has been in upheaval since greedy developers bought their neighborhood and plan to turn it into a golf course. But when Mikey stumbles across a treasure map to the hidden fortune of “One-Eyed” Willy, Mikey and his friends set out to find the treasure and save their neighborhood—if they can survive traps, thieves, rockslides, and more.
Rated PG; 104 minutes.
April 25 | Paramount Bristol
The one consistent thing about life is change. Things around us are constantly changing. So when a group like Triumphant Quartet maintains consistency, it speaks volumes about whom they are and what all they have accomplished. Triumphant is the face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication.
The group has been that way since their beginnings in 2003, when the four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent. Each current Triumphant group member was there in that defining moment, and has continued together ever since. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand.
That popularity promoted the group in 2008, from singing daily at the theater, to touring nationally and performing in major concert venues, auditoriums and churches. It has also voted them the Fan Favorite Quartet in the Gospel Music field for the last six years, and each group member also being nominated for and receiving various awards. Triumphant Quartet has had three #1 Songs and several others have climbed the Top 40 music charts, which has also contributed to their popularity.
Gospel music fans agree that the triumphant sound is distinctive, solid quartet singing. But Triumphant excels in diversity, and also expands their musical borders to a wide variety of styles, that is enjoyed by church audiences and music lovers. When Triumphant takes the stage, the audience is entertained by the musical variety, the engaging personalities and a bond that is brought together by years of friendship. Audiences will find themselves smiling, laughing, crying, encouraged and uplifted. And most of all, they will walk away having had the Gospel Message presented to them in a powerful way, with a hope that many will receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ is the focus of Triumphant. He is the reason they sing, and these four gentlemen stay consistent and steadfast in their goal of giving their very best in all they do and every song sung.
April 25 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Wyldeheart brings a unique edge to Rock,Country, 80's, Dance and Oldies music.
April 25 | State Street Brewing
Come out to hear an acoustic set from Jon King & Ryan Asbury at State Street Brewing in Bristol, VA.
April 25 | 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.
April 25 | 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.
April 26 | State Street Brewing
VickyMon’s Fun Ol’ Cakes will be on-site on Friday, April 26 serving up their good eats and sweet treats! They'll be parked directly behind the building beginning at 5 p.m.
April 26 | State Line Bar & Grill
James started up his band, James Meadows & The Country Mile Drifters, just after his album officially released in August of 2008. The band is compiled of amazing professional musicians who put on a very high energy show. Their shows contain a huge set list filled with both fan/crowd requested and timeless Classic Country, Top 40 Country, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, and Originals that are sure to blow the walls off of any event or venue.
April 26 | Studio Brew
Country music up and coming artist Thomas Fountain performs at Studio Brew in Bristol VA to benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital!
The Fly Rod Chronicles w/ Curtis Fleming presents Thomas Fountain to his fans at Studio Brew in Bristol Virginia on Friday April 26th! The concert is to benefit St Jude's Children's Charity and wrap up an awesome week of fly fishing with for an episode of the Fly Rod Chronicles upcoming season. Thomas Fountain is an up and coming country music star and this will be his first show in Bristol! Thomas is an avid fly fisherman and will be fishing with Curtis Fleming and friends for a future episode highlighting the South Holston and Watauga rivers that make NE TN one of the best fly fishing destinations in the US. The concert is to give thanks to the area for hosting the show and to raise some money for the great St Jude's Children's Hospital!Curtis Fleming will be on hand before the show to pictures, autographs and stories. Come by, we might just be giving away all kinds of fly fishing gear!Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Limited door tickets available, book your ticket online today!
April 26 | Paramount Bristol
Over the course of his 25+ year career, Billy has released 11 albums and has been recognized with several awards and nominations. In 1992, he was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year for “Somewhere in My Broken Heart,” which went on to win “Song of the Year” at the American Country Music Awards. That same year, Billy was named Top New Male Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards and nominated by the Country Music Association for the Horizon Award. Four years later, Billy won a Grammy for Amazing Grace, A Country Tribute to Gospel, an album featuring Martina McBride, Allison Krauss, the Charlie Daniels Band and others.
Use promo codeBILLYto buy one – get one ticket free!
April 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Jackdaw's 7 are an original alt-country band hailing from Bristol, TN/VA. They have set out to invoke the darker side of the country music genre by utilizing elements of classic country combined with modern story telling. With musical backgrounds ranging from bluegrass and classical...to punk and metal, these musicians are just coming out of the studio and looking to promote their new recordings with some memorable live performances.
April 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Marissa and Mitch are an acoustic duo which enjoy singing, songwriting, playing the guitar, banjo, and ukulele. Marissa and Mitch will entertain you with a variety of county music while you enjoy a piece of dream cake.
April 26 | O'Mainnin's Pub
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.
April 27 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join Victoria for our Kids Canvas Class happening on Saturday, April 27th from 12-2! Parents are welcome and even encouraged to partake in this class with their children. Victoria will teach painters step by step how to recreate #StitchOnACanvas!
April 27 | Bristol Public Library
This class is $20 per painter. All supplies are provided. Please call or message us to reserve your seats!
The Poetry Society of Tennessee is pleased to announce their local chapter will be hosting a free Poetry Reading on Saturday, April 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library at 701 Goode Street in Bristol, Virginia. Dr. Thomas Alan Holmes, an English Professor with ETSU, will be their featured speaker. Dr. Holmes will read original material, as well as answer audience questions, followed by a general reading by members of the Poetry Society of Tennessee. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please contact the Poetry Society of Tennessee at 423-262-8724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 27 | State Street Brewing
Let's Taco 'Bout It will dish up its simple, fresh, authentic Mexican street tacos, burritos & quesadillas at State Street Brewing this Saturday! They'll roll in at 5 p.m. and will be parked directly behind the building.
April 27 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Join us for an evening of craft beer and food pairings at the first "Flights & Bites" event presented by Bank of Tennessee.
Bristol Gardens & Grill chef Matt Shy has a menu of 4 taco-inspired culinary treats to pair with award-winning Bristol Station beer!
Each guest will receive 4 courses of food and #craftbeer.
April 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Tennessee Champagne is a rock group from northeast Tennessee that mixes together Rock, Blues, Soul, and country music to bring you their Appalachian Rock.
April 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a swinging good time with The Swing Band from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!
April 27 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
All ages / $5 / 8pm Show
The Pythia — TRI stoner rock
Styrofoam Turtles — AVL grunge & punk
Tel — RVA sludge
Richmond VA sludge/doom metal band TEL have signed with Aural Music and will release Lowlife on March 29 2019. The album was produced by Garrett Morris (the guitarist of Windhand) and mastered by Dan Randall of Mammoth Sound Recordings (Iron Reagan, Ghoul, Cannabis Corpse).
April 27 | O'Mainnin's Pub
April 29 | Bristol Public Library
The Bristol Public Library will be hosting a Cooking with Essential Oils class on Monday, April 29, at 5:00 p.m. Registered participants will have the opportunity to create and sample an Italian inspired menu made with garden-fresh ingredients and essential oils. The cost for this class is $10 per person, but this covers all the necessary ingredients and supplies.
Menu includes: Caprese salad, Italian tortellini soup, garden chowder, peppermint brownies, wild orange fruit dip, and a cranberry lime spritzer or strawberry limeade.
Registration is required. To sign up, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147. Reservations must be made in person or over the phone. For more information, you can also contact Ambrea at email@example.com.
April 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.
April 30 | Bristol Public Library
Join the Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, April 30, at 6:00 p.m. for Creative & Crafty: Dyeing Silk Scarves!
For this project, we will be using acid dyes in limited colors (yellow, red, blue, navy, magenta, and black) to create unique tie-dyed/twist-dyed silk scarves. This project is easy and fun, and we'll show you each step in making your own personal scarf!
This class will cost $5 for materials and instruction; however, if you bring your own white silk scarf, we will waive the materials fee. We are limited to only 15 participants, so if you are interested in joining our class, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will unable to accept Facebook requests for registration.
May 1 | Bristol Hotel
Come out to our rooftop bar, Lumac, for some great live music and drinks! Before the show, be sure to stop by Vivian's Table for some amazing food!