Downtown Bristol Events
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 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!
November 21 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
The Bristol Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Meet & Greet with U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, November 19th at 11:00 A.M.
November 21 | Bristol Public Library
Make your own pop-up Holiday Cards that light up using simple circuitry. This fun, easy craft uses paper circuits to create a light-up holiday card you can take home! Drop in between 4:00 pm — 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 21 to participate.
No registration required. $2 material fee per card. More information is available by calling 276-645-8790 or email@example.com
November 21 | AR Workshop
Come join us to celebrate theGRAND OPENING of AR Workshop Bristol!
- Tour our new workshop space!
- Create a free mini make-and-take project*
- Enjoy complimentary sips & sweets*
- Giveaways and promotions running all night!
- Browse our sample projects
- Shop our retail boutique featuring home decor, jewelry, gifts & accessories
- Register for one of our upcoming workshops
We will raffle off 25 swag bags filled with lots of goodies to guests who have registered! We will have food, giveaways, raffles, and promotions throughout the event,(*while supplies last)! REGISTERto attend our Grand Opening event! (No need to enter in seating preference, this is an Open House event!) We can't wait to meet you soon!
November 21 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrewMember Susan starting at 6:00 on Thursday, November 21st to recreate this #GnomePlaceLikeHome 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 21 | Cascade Draft House
Ryan Ward is a talented, eclectic singer/songwriter with an endless passion for music. He incorporates his guitar heroes and influences into his own compositions. You can expect a mixture of classic rock/indie/alternative/folk with some originals thrown in. If you like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, and other music greats, then this is a show not to miss! Ryan states: "I cannot categorize my music, I guess you have to listen and decide for yourself!" Whatever genre it may be, Ryan Ward's music is not to be missed!
With food by Trucky Cheese Food Truck.
November 21 | Bristol Public Library
The BPL Book Club will meet on Thursday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Kegley Conference Room. Copies of the book we will be discussing are available now! This month our selection for discussion is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
November 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Any reader is welcome to join at any time, and no registration is required. BPL Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted on our calendar, to read and discuss a wide variety of books. Make sure to join us for good company, good books, and sweet treats!
For more information, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780.
Matt Smile of the Buddz will perform at O'Mainnins.Matt Smile has worked hard to get to where he is now. He is a the co-founder of rock n roll band "The Buddz". Their music style has created quite the buzz in the music industry with one of their releases reaching over 1.1 million streams on YouTube and touring nationally.
November 22 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
You’re invited to join us for the unveiling of a new historical marker honoring the legacy of Jimmie Rodgers in Historic Downtown Bristol, with special guest Marty Stuart.
November 22 | Benjamin Walls Gallery
Jimmie Rodgers’ first recordings were captured by Ralph Peer during the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions. This led Rodgers’ on a meteoric path to stardom, earning him status as “The Father of Country Music.”
Grammy Award-winning country music artist Marty Stuart grew up in Philadelphia, Mississippi, less than an hour away from Meridian, where Rodgers was born, and cites Rodgers as an influence on his own music.
The historic marker honoring Jimmie Rodgers will be erected on the corner of State Street and Martin Luther King, Blvd. in Downtown Bristol, and was created in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Tourism and Marty Stuart.
Featuring two artist presentations. Hors d'oeuvres and wine served.
Please RSVP to attend.
November 22 | State Line Bar & Grill
Singer/Songwriter from Carter County, TN bringing sounds from the Appalachian Mountains to her original songs. Folk/Americana at it's finest with her East Tennessee sound that creates a unique listening experience for her audience.
November 22–23 | Bristol Hotel
Sandra Parker will play the harp at Vivian's Table Friday and Saturday evening from 7-9pm.
November 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
We can't wait to see everyone at Bloom Cafe and Listening Room in Bristol! Join us for a great show! $5.00 cover charge!
November 22 | Quaker Steak and Lube
BIG Son is an eclectic Mountain Soul band featuring Jared Bentley, Mike Sams, Kevin Light, Cepheus Strachan, and Jerry Henninger. We like playing soulful music for soulful people. It’s a pretty basic recipe.
November 22 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Come out to O'Mainnin's Pub for a great night of rock 'n' roll with Osara!
November 23 | YWCA
On Saturday, November 23, 2019, YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will host the 39th Annual Women’s Turkey Trot Run/Walk 5K. Both the run and walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. The race begins on State Street near the historic Bristol sign and ends in the YWCA parking lot at 106 State Street. The race route is certified by USA Track and Field. All proceeds from the race benefit the health and wellness programs of the YWCA's Women's Fitness Center.
Registration forms may be picked up at YWCA NETN and SWVA or register at Athlinks.com. The preregistration cost is $25 and $35 on race day. All preregistered participants will receive a race tee shirt.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-968-9444.
November 23 | Salon Bristol
Join us on Saturday, November 23rd for our Holiday Open House. Start your Christmas shopping or pamper yourself with the Merle Norman Winter Collection. We have something for everyone on your shopping list from makeup or hair product gift sets to stocking stuffers and gift certificates. We will have a special sale of clothes and jewelry during this event only as well!
Stop by for snacks, drinks and special discounts during this event.
November 23 | Bristol Hotel
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Also known as Survivor Day, the day was designated by the United States Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together for healing and support. It was determined that Survivor Day would always fall on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving, as the holidays are often a difficult time for suicide loss survivors.
Each year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various programming, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.
In 2018, 370 total events took place, including 32 international sites in 19 countries.
Snacks/Breakfast will be served. Event is free, but advance registration is required.
November 23 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrewMember Susan for this family event! Starting at 12, Susan will teach participants how to make #FusedGlass #ChristmasOrnaments! This event is kid friendly and parents are encouraged to join! Cost is $25 per person and includes two ornaments. Additional ornaments can be mad for an extra $10 per ornament.
Age limit is 7+
November 23 | Cascade Draft House
Call to reserve your seats!
Come bring a warm welcome and an appetite as we host John Paul USA!
John Paul USA is a brand that displays the southern Appalachian experience and culture for the world to see. John Paul USA is now sharing our Tokyo mobile food experience. Try the most authentic Tokyo street food in Tennessee! Prepared by Fiddling Leona.
November 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
In the bluegrass world, musicians tend to define themselves by their relationships to tradition — specifically, the tradition of high-and-lonesome singing and a hard-driving sound. There are regional variations from Virginia to Colorado. The West Coast has its own freewheeling tradition, and that’s where Front Country started out: at a monthly jam in San Francisco. Then its members heard about a band contest at a bluegrass festival.
At this point, they realize it’s probably a stretch to call what they’re doing bluegrass at all. String-band pop is more like it.
$80 plus Bristol, VA admission tax/fees
1927 Society Members are eligible for an exclusive ticket pre-sale on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
November 23 | Cascade Draft House
Making a debut at Cascade Draft House! You know i'll be doing those songs of good love, bad love, unrequited love, whiskey, wild women and more!
November 23 | 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 23 | Delta Blues BBQ
Jimmi D with Catfish Frye LIVE at Delta Blues.
November 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
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.
November 23 | O'Mainnin's Pub
If you like him as a solo artist you'll love him with his band! Come out for their debut at O's and we're sure you have a great time!
November 25 | Downtown Bristol
Ready or not, it’s time to GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Believe in Bristol will again sponsor the Annual Christmas Open House in Historic Downtown Bristol on Monday, November 25, 2019, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Come kick off the holiday season with merriment and good cheer! Santa Claus will be giving out candy canes, Bristol Ballet will have dancers in costume, there will be carolers amongst the early Christmas shoppers!
Last, but certainly not least, a holiday favorite has returned — Horse & Carriage Rides! Come to the Downtown Center (Farmer's Market) to catch your ride through downtown, $5 each person, children 5 and under are free.
“We look forward each year to showcasing our beautiful downtown to the community and surrounding areas. Our Believe in Bristol Downtown Open House is the perfect way to ‘kick-off’ the holiday season. This event offers something to every age, and we hope the attendees will feel the warmth and hospitality of Bristol” said Maggie Elliott, Believe in Bristol Executive Director.
Be sure to keep a look out for your favorite decorated window as the downtown merchants will be participating in the Merry Merchants Window Decorating Contest.
The Open House has traditionally been a customer appreciation night when merchants stay open late, have special discounts, and refreshments are served at participating locations. Join us and support your downtown shops; it’s a great way to stimulate our local economy and find special one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Don’t miss an evening planned for the entire family’s enjoyment!
November 25 | 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.