Downtown Bristol Events
June 12 | Bristol Public Library
Ethan Edwards (John Wayne), recently returned from the Civil War, is looking to settle into a new life on his brother's ranch in Texas and, just maybe, marry the woman he loves. But when a Comanche raid dashes his hopes, Ethan sets out with his nephew, Martin (Jeffrey Hunter), on a years-long journey to track down the raiders who destroyed his dreams and rescue his young niece.
Not rated; 119 minutes.
June 12 | Bristol Hotel
Welcome to the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday. This time we welcome Bailey George & Jukebox Jessica Stiles! Come out and enjoy some great music while trying our amazing food and cocktails on Lumac, our rooftop bar lounge!
June 13 | Bristol Public Library
During June, the JCC will be hosting a special class on online job searching. Interested students will receive instruction on how to use online resources to create resumes, complete digital applications, learn interview techniques, and more.
No registration is required. To join, simply visit the Bristol Public Library on June 13 at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the JCC at 276-645-8790.
June 13 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Coming up for #CanvasClass on Thursday, June 13th with Marcy! Starting at 6:00 PM, Marcy will teach painters how to recreate this #PlayfulPig Canvas! Cost for this class is $35 and always #BYOB. Call or message us to make your reservations!
June 13 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Farm and Fun Time hearkens back to the days of classic live radio and features today’s top traditional country, bluegrass and old-time artists.
About Sierra Ferrell
Wicked and wild, her sirens call an oil spill, floating atop thee languid waves of torment, a nanny-nanny-bew-bew to the ocean beneath, she caresses thee buoying masses, holding them aloft with thee effortless grace of a branch-bearing dove. Born from the dark, rich soil of West Virginia, raised in the clear, hop-scented country air, Sierra Ferrell cut her teeth on the rail lines, truck stops, street corners, and dingy, dimly lit listening rooms all across the land, belting out her old-time melodies, a sorcery, drawing her patrons, ever more deeply, into her animated tapestry of forlorn, star-crossed love, of longing, poverty, of suffering and triumph, encompassing that irreconcilable thrum of the human spirit and all the complexities of emotion that come with it.
One moment, with startling clarity, she calls to bear the opium opulence, that seductively solemn soujorn of the 1920s jazz club stage, the next, she’ll have you taking to your toes, dancing in careless merriment, whirling, winking, and carrying on with all the confidence of a honky tonk king or queen, while she plays, sings, stomps, and yodels out the utter essence of the honky tonk country blues. You turn to your partner, peer into their eyes with the recognition of a perfect moment, and plant a kiss firmly upon their lips. They smile as your lips meet, pull you in tighter, romance...is born anew! Catch her now, folx, in this most intimate of settings, for her Star is ever on the rise!
About Steel City Jug Slammers
“It may be a lost art, or a piece of music history that has been forgotten over decades of technological advancement in the music industry, but the old fashioned jug band is still alive and well in Birmingham – at least with one particular group of local musicians. The Steel City Jug Slammers made a name for themselves locally about four years ago, hitting the lively Birmingham music scene with a splash, but now, with a new album, extensive touring and the band’s recent induction into the Jug Band Hall of Fame, the local band is making a national name for themselves.
The Steel City Jug Slammers are Ramblin’ Ricky Tate (Mandolin/ Banjitar), Washtub Jay (Bass), G.W. Henderson (Guitar/ Fiddle), Anthony Suttonwood (Banjo/ Harmonica), and A.B. Glubrecht (Fiddle). The band has toured the United States and Canada over the last two years and been able to delight audiences with original music from an era mostly forgotten in today’s music scene.” ~ Patch.com
June 13 | Quaker Steak and Lube
We are excited to have Bad Mountain Brew come rock the patio!
June 13 | Downtown Center
Since their formation in Charlotte, North Carolina in late 1957, The Catalinas have enjoyed continued success. The Catalinas are one of the most popular bands to come out of the Carolinas, and their hit song, “Summertime’s Calling Me”, remains one of the classic Carolina beach music songs of all time.
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 13 | 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.
June 14 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
You think that black hole photo was cool? Check this out.
This show is going to be OUT OF THIS WORLD! Bristol’s only reoccurring group pop up art show! 10 local artists will show their intergalactic work. Total eclipse of the art.
If you liked it then you should have put some art on it....Your walls.
We will have artist made games, prizes, fortune telling, and a raffle. This isn’t just an art show, it’s an experience. 18+ show, so call the babysitter, and send your children into orbit. WEIRD ART, SPACE, GAMES, PRIZES, FORTUNE TELLING!!!!!!!
This show is going to kick asteroids. xoxo
June 14 | Anderson Park
Bristol, TN Parks and Rec is excited to announce a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the magic of the silver screen under the night sky at Anderson Park this summer. Friday Night Movie Night in the Park will present a new family friendly feature film each month from June through August.
The series kicks off with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Friday, June 14th. Pre-show activities such as face painting, bubble tables, sidewalk chalk, bean bag toss, and more will begin at 7:00 PM. The movie screening will begin at sunset. Everyone’s favorite movie concessions like popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase, but there is absolutely no cost to enjoy the movie or other activities. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets and enjoy a movie under the stars!
June 15 | Mercantile on State
Celebrate Summer officially beginning with this orange themed class!
Students will learn 3 delicious recipes perfect for Summer! Whether at a pool party or a cookout, these recipes are sure to be a hit. The best part is, your kids can make them for all the Summer celebrations. We will be making:
Mandarin Creamsicle Smoothies
Mini Fruit Pizzas
Creamsicle Coated Strawberries
Plus participants will go home with two extra orange recipes!
June 15 | Studio Brew
In memory of Mocha Stout the coolest brew dog ever.Every beer soldwe will donate a $1.00 to a local shelter.
Please bring a donation of food and or cleaning supplies so we can deliver it to a shelter.
Sullivan County Animal Shelter will bring some awesome cool critters for you to meet. Who knows you might find you new best friend.
Support a local shelter by bringing donations of food and or supplies while hanging out with your 4 legged friends enjoying craft beer, fine wines and awesome foods.
June 15 | State Street Brewing
Our friends at State Street Brewing have invited us back out for another great event. Come by and see us for some of our Loaded BBQ Nachos or any of our other great food. Hang out, play some ping pong and enjoy a drink (Try the Razzle if you haven't already!)
June 15 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Join Virginia West at Bristol Station Brews & Taproom on June 15th, music from 7-10 pm.
About Virginia West
June 15 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Eclectic duo Virginia West is comprised of two Appalachian born-and-bred musicians Toni Doman and KT Vandyke. Specializing Country, Western, Folk, Swing and Americana music styles and based out of Abingdon, Virginia they bring a uniquely vintage approach to their musical escapades, fresh with colorful harmonies and vibrant rhythm and melody. Pulling their influence from classic country greats like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and George Jones, as well as intriguing swing acts like Squirrel Nut Zippers, Cab Calloway and other dance friendly swing icons, their music is simple yet captivating, emotive and catchy. Catch Virginia West as a duo or with a full band in the regional Tri Cities area.
Blues guitar might be associated with Mississippi, Texas and Chicago, but a man of the mid-South has something to say about that. The city of Bristol, smack on the Tennessee/Virginia border, claims itself as the birthplace of country music. But one of its native sons is making a huge blues noise.
The common denominator in all of this is Billy Crawford – raised playing bass in church, then gaining an early hard-rock pedigree on electric guitar. But for the past three decades, he has turned his six-string action toward the blues.
For much of the 1990s, audiences around the world heard Crawford’s intense work with blues-rocker Deborah Coleman. He gave up the road in 2002, when his wife gave birth to their son. Turns out, son Tyler is a little guitar hotshot, too.
But his daddy still has something to say. His Bristol-based Billy Crawford Band includes some of that region’s finest blues men. The fire is still burning blue from Crawford’s Guitar, as he rips through blues, ballads, rock, surf – even New Orleans-style.
Underpinning it all is a band with plenty of energy and mastery of dynamics. Go to thebillycrawfordband.com to hear and see more and find out when the band is playing in your town.
June 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a jazzy good time with Zoh Hamrick on saxophone from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!
June 15 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Join us as we showcase Knoxville, TN's Handsome and the Humbles with Bristol favorites JP Parsons & The American Bandwagon.
Dads Eat Free at the Lube this Father's Day! Purchase one entree, get the 2nd free!