Downtown Bristol Events
October 16 | Bristol Public Library
Join Google and Constant Contact for our annual holiday livestream. Prior to this workshop, small businesses should visit Google.com/smallbusiness to create an action plan for themselves.
Gather together at the Bristol Public Library for this livestream as we dive into three ways to reach customers, just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Topics include: Google My Business listings, online advertising, and email marketing.
You are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. To RSVP, please click here, call 276-645-8790, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 16 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
We are thrilled to welcome back Beth Snapp & Jason Crawford to Wine & Unwind Wednesday at Lumac! Come out and enjoy the great music, food, and drinks!
October 17 | Bristol Renaissance Center
The City of Bristol Tennessee will host its annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony.
October 17 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrewMember Victoria on Thursday, October 17th starting at 6:00 PM to recreate the #Hogwarts painting for #CanvasClass! Cost is $35 per painter. Call or message us to reserve your seats.
October 17 | State Street Brewing
Have you been thinking about taking that next step and buying your first home? Or maybe you've bought a home before and are wanting to upgrade, but you still don't feel like you have a handle on this whole buying a house thing! Come join us for a fun night of learning allllll about the home-buying process!!
We know that buying a home can seem very overwhelming — our goal is for you to leave our time together feeling more confident in moving forward in buying a home!
There will be FOOD & your first beer is on us!
October 17 | Paramount Bristol
In the 1970s, fires raged through the South Bronx. Abandoned by landlords and city officials, nearly a half million residents were displaced from their beloved neighborhood. With the help of fellow survivors, filmmaker and Bronx native Vivian Vázquez Irizarry tells the story of the residents who banded together amidst the rubble and built a better future for their community.
October 17 | Blackbird Bakery
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet is Tom Peterson, Ed Davis, Joe Pendergast, and Ernie Braganza.
October 18 | Cumberland Square Park
Bring your coworkers or meet your friends for lunch on Friday, October 18th in Cumberland Square Park. We'll have food truck vendors on site to cover all your lunch needs.
October 18 | Delta Blues BBQ
Great atmosphere, drinks, food, and music!
October 18 | Paramount Bristol
Joanne Shaw Taylor has already established herself as the UK’s #1 star of the blues-rock world. Her fiery guitar chops, powerful voice and a natural gift for songwriting have helped propel an impressive touring career with a growing worldwide fanbase. At 16, Joanne was discovered by The Eurythmics’ co-founder Dave Stewart, and artists such as Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi and blues legend John Mayall have marveled at her talents. Catch the queen of blues-rock at Paramount Bristol before she heads out on tour with the Allman Betts Band this fall.
"Who said white gals can’t play guitar? Killer licks, soaring solos and heart-wrenching vocals."
– The Sunday Times
"An exceptional talent, her formidable guitar playing and stunning soulful vocals are there for us all to adore when seen live. What makes her a cut above all the rest is her superb and heartfelt songwriting."
– Planet Rock Radio
“...a superstar in waiting!”
October 18 | Quaker Steak and Lube
– Joe Bonamassa
Laura brings multi-instrumentalism to a new level! You will be enthralled when you see this lovely lady rappin’ on a suitcase kick drum with one foot and tappin’ on a tambourine with the other; all the while, hands on her guitar and mouth on her harp. On top of that, Laura then adds sweet sugary vocals to her acoustic Folk-Grass mix while giving energy and presence to capture your attention.
October 18 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
We've got a great showcase coming to Bloom Friday, October 18th. We have the awesome Magic City Polecat Playboys opening the show starting at 8 pm. Then, coming back to Bristol after Rhythm & Roots last month: the Vaden Landers Band. This will be a great night of country music. We'll see ya there.
October 19 | Downtown Bristol
Join us for the inaugural Bristol Pepper Fest in Downtown Bristol, featuring Hot Pepper Eating Contest, Demonstrations, Hot Pepper Plant Sales, Food Trucks, Vendors, Music, Special Guests, and MORE!
Schedule of Events:
11:15: Ragle Brothers
12:00: Kids Tongue Twisters
12:30 PM: Tj Darnell
1:30 PM: Quaker Steak & Lube Triple Atomic Wing Challenge
2:00 PM: Johnny Sword
3:00 PM: Ultimate Pepper Eating Challenge
Contact the Believe in Bristol office if you are interested in the Hot Pepper Eating or Hot Wing Eating Challenge!
11 AM — 4 PM
6TH Street, Bristol, TN
Special Thank You to all Bristol Pepper Fest Partners: City of Bristol, TN Parks & Recreation, Elderbrew, Harvest of Hope Master Gardeners, Morrell Music, Only Burns Twice
October 19 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrewMember Victoria to recreate the #PoisonedApple painting for our #FamilyPumpkinPainting happening on Saturday, October 19th from 12-2! Cost is $20 per painter and includes all your supplies as well as your pumpkin. Call or message us to reserve your seats!
October 19 | Downtown Bristol
Hey all you Southern Belles!!! Bring your classy, sassy selves and join the Beer Belles for a brew hop on 10/19/19 in Downtown Bristol! Participating locations are State Street Brewing, Bristol Station, Elderbrew and Lost State Distilling. Enjoy a pint or flight at all locations included in your ticket price! Be sure to stay until the end of the event to collect your swag bag and enjoy a specialty Beer Belles cocktail at Lost State Distilling (also included in your ticket price)!!!
Limited tickets available so get yours now before the price goes up! We look forward to seeing y'all there!
- This is a rain or shine event.
- Wear comfy shoes as this is a walking event.
- Be responsible and purchase a Designated Driver ticket or take Uber/Lyft.
- ID CHECKED AND WAIVER SIGNED UPON CHECK-IN. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
October 19 | Cascade Draft House
Come help us celebrate the cuisine and beer of Germany. We will have German faire prepared by Bristol Gardens & Grill, live music outside by Jackdaw's 7 and The Ian Feathers Band, and kegs of authentic German style beers & local Oktoberfest's!
October 19 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5 p.m. — food by Bristol Gardens & Grill with brats, beer cheese, sauerkraut and more.
6:30 p.m. — Ian Feathers Band
8 p.m. — Jackdaw's 7
Spooky movies, popcorn, and a costume contest. Fun for the whole family! FREE event
7PM: Hocus Pocus
October 19 | Delta Blues BBQ
9PM: Trick R Treat (R)
Join us for a night of music at Delta Blues!
October 19 | Blackbird Bakery
Have your song request ready, Anthony Mangrum is returning to Blackbird. He will dazzles the keyboard and sing a large variety of songs. Anthony is always a crowd pleaser, so come early, order your butterscotch bar with homemade caramel icing, and enjoy the entertainment.
October 19 | Quaker Steak and Lube
A new age rock and roll band doing what we love!
October 20 | Bristol Train Station
House Dressing & Christina’s Boutique have teamed up with the Bristol Train Station (Bristol, Va) to bring our community the Inaugural Harvest Fest: A Day at the Train Station. Mark your calendar for October 20th from 1 pm to 5 pm.
October 21 | Bristol Public Library
Featuring 70 one-of-a-kind craft vendors! You don't want to miss this fun fall event at the Bristol Train Station!
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.
October 21 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.
October 22 | Bristol Public Library
It’s fall y'all, which means the library is getting into the spirit with a brand new canvas class! Join the Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. for our fall Creative Canvas Class. During this class, registered participants will have the opportunity to create a fall-themed canvas—no painting experience required!
This canvas class will cost $5 per person, but it will include all paint, supplies, and instruction. Registration is required. To learn more or to find out how to register, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or email@example.com
October 23 | Bristol Public Library
October is Health Literacy Month! We're celebrating by partnering up with the Bristol Public Library to present some awesome, FREE information to the community! Stop by between 10 a.m. and noon to join in on the fun! Freebies will be available!