Downtown Bristol Events
November 13 | Bristol Public Library
Join us at the Bristol Public Library on November 13th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and create a wine cork board frame to take home! We will have all the materials available for you to DIY a custom recycled wine cork board frame, perfect for keeping all of your reminders organized.
Due to the use of hot glue guns, this activity is open to adults only. There is no fee to participate, but please register before the event so we can be sure to have enough supplies. You may reserve a spot by calling 276-821-6147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
November 13 | Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
Join your friends and family at Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers (270 Falls Road, Bristol, VA) on Wednesday, November 13 between 5:00 and 9:00pm, and be sure to mention that you’re there to support Bristol Ballet. They’ll donate 15% of the sales during that time to Bristol Ballet! Don’t forget to mention our name so that we get credit for the sale.
November 13 | Bristol Public Library
From the classic Gothic ghost tale, to the modern supernatural novel, horror is a long-standing tradition in literature. Have you ever wondered what goes into writing a work of horror? Join local author Damean Mathews as he discusses writing in the genre, folding regional lore into your story, and avoiding overused cliches. Whether you are an long-time writer, or you're just putting pen to paper, there will be something in the discussion for everyone.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information please call 276-821-6147 or email email@example.com
November 13 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Please join us for the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday featuring Jamen Denton and Jon McGlocklin! Don't let the cold weather keep you from coming out — we have a fire pit and heaters to keep you warm. Also, try our specialty cocktails while you take in some great music!
November 14 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrewMember Victoria starting at 6:00 on Thursday, November 14th to recreate this #Scarecrow Canvas! Cost is $35 per painter and #BYOB (bring your own bottles of whatever you’d like to drink). Call or message us to reserve your seats!
November 14 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Birthplace of Country Music presents Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time live variety show featuring musical guests Lula Wiles and McKay and Leigh.
About Lula Wiles
What will we do? For Lula Wiles, the trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, the question is central to the creation of their music—and it’s the title of their sophomore album, out in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. “We wanted to make an album that reflected, in a current way, what we are all staying up late thinking about and talking about over drinks at the dinner table,” says Obomsawin. “What is everyone worried about, confiding in their friends about, losing sleep about?” Anchoring the band’s sharp, provocative songcraft is a mastery of folk music, and a willingness to subvert its hallowed conventions. They infuse their songs with distinctly modern sounds: pop hooks, distorted electric guitars, and dissonant multi-layered vocals, all employed in the service of songs that reclaim folk music in their own voice. The musicians take turns in different roles––Burke and Buckland on guitar and fiddle, Obomsawin on bass, all three singing and writing—but no matter who’s playing what, they operate in close tandem. All three members grew up in small-town Maine, and the band came of age in Boston’s lively roots scene. Since then, they have toured internationally, winning fans at the Newport Folk Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, garnering acclaim from NPR Music and two Boston Music Awards nominations, and sharing stages with the likes of Aoife O’Donovan, the Wood Brothers, and Tim O’Brien. Lula Wiles exists in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music.
About McKay and Leigh
November 14 | Cascade Draft House
Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay craft story songs with equal measures heart (“Before the World Was Made”) and humor (“Breaking Up And Making Up Again”). Evidence:Before the World Was Made.The Nashville based songwriters’ 2013 collaboration spotlights celebrated troubadours in peak form (“Before We Come to Our Senses”). “These are modern day country duets à la George Jones and Melba Montgomery,” producer Gurf Morlix says, “but with very sophisticated songwriting.”
Come listen the of Fiddling Leona & J.P. Mathes as you enjoy the cuisine by Mae Malee's Spring Rolls! We are super excited for this show. This is what it is all about folks!
November 14 | 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.
November 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
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.
This talented musician launched her solo career in 2011, performing up and down the east coast. With her original ideas and talented executions this one woman band is sure to dazzle any audience. Laura Thurston has her own unique style from a vintage era that will enliven you and have you feelin fine.
November 15 | Paramount Bristol
Theatre Bristol reveals its 2020 Season of dramas and musicals as part of its arts benefit gala on November 15 at 6:00 pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at conta.cc/2BjLJY0 or www.TheatreBristol.org.
The evening event will feature food from CJ & Company, drinks by Tina Turner, the 2020 season reveal announcement, surprises, and premium seating at the award-winning Into the Woodspresented by Theatre Bristol at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Admission to the 6:00 pm event is $50, which includes the evening’s full-length performance.Reservations can be made online by visiting www.theatrebristol.org or by calling 423-212-3625 by November 13.
November 15–24 | Paramount Bristol
Into the Woods opens November 15, and runs for two weekends at the Paramount Center for the Arts, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, closing on November 24. Tickets are $16 for adults plus fees ($20 total) and $12 for seniors and students plus fees ($15.75 total), and will be available at www.ParamountBristol.org.
November 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Momma Molasses performs Alt-Country, Americana, Indie Folk, and Blues. She is a songwriter, and she has her own way of finger-picking a guitar. A lot of her inspiration is drawn from Appalachian Folk Music, Gospel, Old Country, Piedmont Blues, and Contemporary Roots Music. It's gonna be a great evening of fun!
November 15 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
November 15 | Delta Blues BBQ
Here is a show you do not want to miss!! We are thrilled to have Samantha play.
November 15 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Green Rumours are a sultry indie folk duo comprised of Jason Wilson and Jen Fields. Founding members of the Appalachian Alternative band, Jackdaw's 7, the two decided to begin an acoustic singer/songwriter project together, and The Green Rumours were born. Vastly different in their musical backgrounds (Wilson has a punk rock background, and Fields is a musical theatre aficionado), the duo has a surprising connectivity both in songwriting and stage performance. They meet on a plane outside of their collective background to create a uniquely alluring sound, and their voices blend in an almost ethereal blues-tinged harmony. Both Wilson and Fields have a strong affinity for words, an affection that shines in the crafting of the lyrics of their original songs. They have the ability to make universal themes such as losing a loved one, or missing the innocence of childhood feel intensely personal.
November 15 | 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.
November 16 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join Victoria this Saturday November 16th from 12-2 for our Jiminy Cricket Kids Canvas Class! Parents are welcome and encouraged to join! Cost is $20 per painter! Call or message us to reserve your seats.
November 16 | Mercantile on State
Come Sip and Paint this winter truck in Bristol !
$40 Wine and a scoop of cookie dough included!
BYOB if you wish!
November 16 | Elderbrew
November 16 | Cascade Draft House
Growing roots from Mt City Tennessee, each member of the band has joined from different areas of east Tennessee, to make Dirt Road Rising what it is today. Music speaks to each of us in a different way and each unique relationship brings a different dynamic creating a fun, harmonic, upbeat sound that Dirt Road Rising strives to bring to each show.
November 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Join us at Blackbird Bakery with singer/ songwriter KT Van Dyke.
November 16 | Delta Blues BBQ
Come see the Jam of a lifetime with the world's top blues harmonica player Little John Chrisley! He has played with some of the world's greatest rock and blues artists including Steve Lukather, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Pat Travers. He is a multi-instrumentalist, but is best known for his harmonica skills. Little John Chrisley has said that it was the great bluesman Muddy Waters who gave him a love for the music.
November 16 | Quaker Steak and Lube
A native of Bristol, Tennessee, Rylee Peters is a singer-songwriter who began performing at age 14. From beginnings at local venues, her success has exploded across the region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Performing a large variety of music, Rylee’s talents range from jazz & folk, to rock, blues, and country.
Named an artist to watch in the region, her talents have been awarded in county fairs to Bristol’s acclaimed, Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The musical influences of Stevie Nicks and Etta James is captured in her bluesy voice, while her gifts on the guitar and songwriting is mesmerizing to audiences.
November 16 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Below 7 is a modern rock band out of Southwest Virginia playing in the five surrounding states. Check them out at reverbnation.com/below7
November 17 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Join Momma Molasses for Bruch at Bloom Cafe and Listening Room! She brings a recipe consisting of equal parts Southern Appalachia, 1940's Country Swing, and 1960's folk revival to her music. With her sweetly stirring voice, Momma Molasses has been likened by listeners to Patsy Cline, "Mother" Maybelle Carter, early (pre-rock n’ roll) Janis Joplin.
November 18 | 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.
November 18 | Bristol Public Library
The Bristol Historical Association will welcome author Eric Buckland on Monday, November 18 to speak on an early Bristol resident and Confederate raider, John Singleton Mosby. Buckland’s program is entitled, The Perfect Man in the Perfect Place, the story of Colonel John Singleton Mosby. The meeting will be held at the Bristol Public Library at 6:30pm and is free to the public.
Mosby moved to Bristol, Virginia, then known as Goodson, and opened the town’s first law office but soon enlisted in the Confederate army at the outbreak of the Civil War. Where his law practice might have been lacking he found his success raiding Union encampments and with lightning-quick attacks and eluding capture, disappearing and blending in with local farmers and townsmen. By the end of the war, about eight hundred men had been mustered into the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, named Mosby’s Rangers. Nearly two thousand men rode with him over the period of January 1, 1863 to April 21, 1865.
The November program will focus on Mosby’s military skill. Eric Buckland has written five books on Mosby, with several telling the stories of some of the men who rode with Mosby’s Rangers during the “War Between the States”. His two newest books are “They Rode With Mosby” which provides the reader with in-depth biographical information and stories about twenty-four of Mosby’s most well-known men, and, “From Rockbridge To Loudoun” which tells the stories of the Fifty-seven men who attended the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and rode with Mosby’s Rangers.
Buckland has received two of the prestigious United Daughters of the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medals for his writing and research. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in English and a commission as a 2LT in the United States Army. After a 22-year military career, Buckland retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1999. Eric served the majority of his time in Special Forces. Some of his awards include the Special Forces and Ranger Tabs, Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Diver Badge and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Eric is currently the President of The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society.
The November 18th meeting is open to the public and held in conjunction with the library’s mission of “Expanding Minds and Building Community”. Contact Tim Buchanan, program chairman, for details of this or other upcoming programs, firstname.lastname@example.org. Get more details on Facebook at BRISTOL HISTORY.
November 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.
November 20 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Please join us for the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday featuring Jared Bentley! Don't let the cold weather keep you from coming out — we have a fire pit and heaters to keep you warm. Also, try our specialty cocktails while you take in some great music!
December 3 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Join the Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce as it hosts Chris Saxman,Executive Director of Virginia FREE, a non-partisan, non-profit organization established in 1988 to discuss the future of Virginia Business Laws.