Downtown Bristol Events
June 5 | Bristol Public Library
Back by popular demand! We're making "Book Bouquets" on Wednesday, June 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. We'll be crafting our bouquets by upcycling pages from an old Webster's dictionary, hot glue, and floral wire.
The class is free to attend, but registration is limited to only 15 participants. Each participant will have the supplies to create between 4 and 6 flowers, which will become their bouquet. To register for the class, please contact Ambrea at the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 5 | Bristol Hotel
Welcome to the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday. This time we welcome Caitlin Krisko of The Broadcast! Come out and enjoy some great music while trying our amazing food and cocktails on Lumac, our rooftop bar lounge!
June 6 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Coming up for #CanvasClass on Thursday, June 6th with Susan! Starting at 6:00 PM, Susan will teach painters how to recreate this #LovelyLlama Canvas! Cost for this class is $35 and always #BYOB. Call or message us to make your reservations!
June 6 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Join Carolyn Koesters at BCMM for this fun introductory workshop to create and decorate a simple journal, and then learn how to journal for yourself! Writing in a journal is easy and fun, and it’s a great method for organizing, goal-setting, and saving your memories for future generations.
All levels welcome – no experience or art background necessary, just the desire to have fun! Cost includes all supplies and light refreshments (wine, soft drinks, water, cookies). Space is limited so we ask that you purchase tickets online ahead of time.
Wordcatching is companion programming to our current special exhibit Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, on display until June 30, 2019. Special thanks to the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation for their support of this exhibit and its related programming.
June 6 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Wyldeheart brings a unique edge to Rock,Country, 80's, Dance and Oldies music.
June 6 | Downtown Center
Shooter is a 4 piece band with 3 part harmonies on every song. Formerly known as Old Dogs- New Tricks, they are ready to spread the joy of Music.
The Sounds of Summer Concert Series, formerly the Full Moon Jam, will start June 4th and run through September 26th. Concerts will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-9pm from June — September at the Downtown Center (Country Music Mural), 810 State Street.
Bring a lawn chair or come early to grab one of the 350 chairs provided on-site. Refreshments are sold in the concessions area for a nominal fee. Clean, well-stocked restrooms also available.
Bands subject to change without notice. For more information visit the City of Bristol TN website.
June 6 | Blackbird Bakery
We are happy to welcome Juan Jon to Blackbird Bakery for his premier appearance. He is a professional guitarist/entertainer, and likes to captive audiences with his aggressive style. Juan Jon is a Grammy nominated performer that branches from blues, rock, ragtime, and classical music. We hope that you will stop by and support Juan Jon and try a slice of our "new cake of the month" and enjoy the music.
June 7 | Downtown Bristol
Celebrating 20 years in Historic Downtown, Border Bash—Bristol's premier spring/summer concert series—is back for another amazing season! Hosted by Believe in Bristol, and the Cities of Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee, Border Bash is about fun, family, great music, and creating memories to last a lifetime.
“We are always excited when it’s time for Border Bash.It is an opportunity to bring great music to our downtown and bring the community together during the summer months.Believe in Bristol is proud to have brought this event to the community for twenty years,” stated Maggie Bishop, Executive Director, Believe in Bristol.
June 7, 2019 — 500 Block State Street
June 7 | State Street Brewing
7:00 pm, Fritz & Co.
8:30 pm, Mr. Nobody & The Extras
Border Bash takes place on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol. Children’s activities and vendors begin at 6:30 PM and live music will kick off at 7:00 PM. Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and the Cities of Bristol. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2019 include Bank of Tennessee, Birthplace of Country Music, Blackbird Bakery, Bristol Herald Courier, Camellia Digital, Cascade Draft House, Coca-Cola, Dr. & Mrs. Ben Cowan, Express AV Productions, Dr. & Mrs. John Fincher, Framed, Jeff & Terri Gregory, Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union, Lost State Distilling, Merrill-Lynch, Anna Morgan, Dale & Joneen Sargent, Tom & Barbara Smith, The Bristol Hotel, John & Ann Tickle, Tri-City Tent & Event, Turtleson, and Dr. & Mrs. Zaidi.
When there's no RIGHT answer, you have to pick the POPULAR answer. We survey our players, turn them into questions and you WIN!
Bring your team and get ready to brainstorm with Challenge Entertainment, State Street Brewing and PUB POLL!
June 7 | 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.
June 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Sheppard has been repairing, refinishing, and building guitars for over thirty years. In 2013 he celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Gerald Sheppard Guitars. Gerald builds nine to twelve guitars per year. His guitars have been used by professional artists and featured on the Grammy winning Pink Guitar CD. He has been a featured luthier at the renowned Swannanoa Gathering for thirteen years. As an accomplished lifelong fingerstyle guitarist himself, Gerald understands how to match custom design components to the needs of his client. His instruments have been used for professional studio work and on stage by today's top guitarists.
June 8 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
#BristolStation welcomes back crowd-favorite Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers on Saturday, June 8.
An Americana-Folk group that blends the musical stylings of the banjo, acoustic guitar, cello, and bass guitar.
Their love and appreciation for the classics and the originality of their songs are sure to keep you singing and dancing the whole night through!
Come hungry as The Pakalachian Food Truck will join us!
June 8 | Quaker Steak and Lube
A new rock/country band from the coast of northeast Tennessee. Whether its on the lake, a house party, or benefit concert, everyday's a party with TN Beach.
June 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Meet & Greet the artist Dale McKinney featuring works of epoxy resin 6-8 pm with music by Campbell Denning.