Downtown Bristol Events
January 21–29 | Bristol Public Library
Are you looking for ways to help your community? The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring temporary positions for the 2020 Census in our area. The largest number of positions available are for census takers. Pay rates vary by area. If you are interested, you can learn more about available positions and apply during any of our job fairs this month at the Bristol Public Library!
Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, January 28, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
By working for the Census Bureau, you can help them reach their goal for the 2020 Census to ensure everyone is counted. Census counts have a huge impact on our community. The 2020 Census data will be used to determine how more than $675 billion from more than 100 government programs are distributed to states and localities, including communities like ours. The data influence choices made about which roads are fixed, where schools are built and businesses opened, what medical services are offered, and more
January 29 | Bristol Public Library
Join the Bristol Public Library on Wednesday, January 29, at 4:00 p.m. for an afternoon full of free bingo, prizes, snacks, and fun! No registration is necessary. Simply drop in anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to enjoy free bingo, win prizes, and munch on tasty snacks. For more information, please reach out to the library at 276-821-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 29 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Please join us for the latest installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday featuring Fanny & The Paper Straws! 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!
January 30 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Jones Property Group
BHHS Jones Property Group has partnered with Jonya Kennedy, owner of Sorted Wellness, to host a free seminar on organizational tips for the new year!
About Sorted Wellness
January 30 | Bristol Public Library
"Sorted Wellness is the combination of my gifts to give back to this world. It is all about wellness for your body, mind and home. When you're living a healthy lifestyle and your home is in order, you can function better throughout your days and nights! So whether you need your pantry or basement organized or you need to increase your flexibility or you want to want personal training or private yoga instruction, I can help you do one or all of these things! All for better function in the name of wellness, for you, a better you."
See the moon in a new light using BPL's telescopes.
January 30 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Public Library Family Reading Magic Show
January 30 | Cascade Draft House
Featuring The Award-Winning Magic of Joseph Young
JosephYoungMagic.com / 276-393-4410
Virginia West is comprised of two Appalachian born-and-bred musicians Toni Doman and KT Vandyke. Specializing in Country Western, Folk and Swing music styles and based out of Abingdon, Virginia, they bring a uniquely vintage approach to their musical escapades. Fresh with colorful harmonies, vibrant rhythm and melodies, they paint compelling musical landscapes. 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.
January 30 – October 29 | State Street Brewing
Every Thursday, State Street Brewing will host trivia with our very own, Matthew Kilby.
January 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Each week will have a different theme, so be sure to check back as new themes are decided. First, second and third place teams will win a State Street Brewing Company gift card.
Victor always brings the heat!! Come get a dose of the good Blues on 01/30/2020.
January 31 | Cascade Draft House
Highway 3 Twenty One coming LIVE To Bristol, TN at The Cascade Draft House. This event features Cody and Rich for a night of classic southern rock, twangin' country music, and Highway 3 Twenty One Originals! Hope you can make it out for an awesome night of music!
January 31 | Paramount Bristol
Hawaiian-born Shimabukuro has virtually reinvented the ukulele. No one else in the world plays, or has ever played, the instrument with anything that approaches his skill and artistry. He is a true master of styles and his playing has a wonderful innocence to it, as if each phrase feels new to him. This sense of discovery is abundant on his astonishing reinterpretations of popular songs ranging from the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” or Jimi Hendrix’s “If 6 Was 9,” the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” or Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Shimabukuro was born in Honolulu Hawaii and started playing the ukulele at the age of four. He was relatively unknown to the outside world until his ukulele version of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” became a You Tube sensation and racked up 12 million views. As soon as music fans got a listen to Shimabukuro’s virtuosic approach to the ukulele, they were hooked. His albums topped the Billboard World Music Charts, and as a live performer he became one of the hottest tickets around, headlining the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House (he even performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) while making frequent appearances on media outlets like The Today Show, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Jake Shimabukuro performs with Nolan Verner on bass and Dave Preston on guitar.
“His latest album, The Greatest Dayexhibits Shimabukuro’s dazzling musical dexterity, his canny arrangements, and his way of letting his feel for sound and structure direct him around musical corners and down unexplored musical paths.” – No Depression
January 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Marques and Paul will be out to satisfy all of your listening needs!
January 31 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Caitlin Krisko, The Broadcast is a psychedelic soul rock band hailing from Asheville, NC. Produced by members of Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Broadcast steps into the arena of rock and roll night after night, delivering some of the most electrifying live shows today. Krisko’s sweeping lead vocals range from a whispered hush to a lioness roar, captivating audiences across the United States and Europe
February 1 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Birthplace of Country Music is excited to partner with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to be a venue for qualifying rounds leading up to the 2nd annual Tennessee Songwriters Week February 23-29, 2020.
The museum, along with other venues across the state of Tennessee, will sign up local talent to compete. Top songwriters from the official qualifying rounds will perform during one of the six Tennessee Songwriters Week showcases. Finalists from the showcases get the opportunity to share their original songs on the historic stage at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
Click here for complete details.
February 1 | Paramount Bristol
Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. The band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they have also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound, winning over several generations of music lovers.
“Rebirth is one of the great musical institutions in New Orleans history.”
“Few bands on earth can play in an arrangement like Rebirth Brass Band and manage to be so tight and professional, yet also exude that loose, jubilant spirit of their hometown.” – New York Times
The Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band presents a Horn/Percussion Workshop!
Saturday, February 1 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Students attend FREE!
Held on the Paramount stage, this workshop is for beginner through intermediate level students, but all levels will be accommodated.
February 1 | Blackbird Bakery
The workshop will include a discussion of the brass band tradition in the cultural life of New Orleans, brass and percussion technique, Q&A and some improvisation!
For information, or to register, please email: email@example.com.
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!
February 1 | Delta Blues BBQ
The Usual Suspects LIVE at Delta Blues BBQ.
February 1 | 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.
February 1 | Cascade Draft House
Join us Saturday, February 1st for live music from local singer-songwriter Jon King (Piney Flats, TN) that specializes in classic country and southern rock music.
February 1 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Come down and enjoy some great music with us!
February 2 | State Line Bar & Grill
Super Bowl party this Sunday folks!
We are opening at 3pm.
February 3 | Blackbird Bakery
$12 Wing buffet from 6pm thru halftime
(Wings, tenders, fried pickles, tater tots, hot dogs with chili and much more)
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.
February 5 | Delta Blues BBQ
No Name Blue Band
March 7 | Foundation Event Facility
6 PM — 8 PM
Contact Buddy Capps to book a date!
Join us for Believe in Bristol's spring fundraiser, Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom Volume III: Prom through the Decades! Join us Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Foundation Event Facility and party with a purpose!
This event includes all your favorite prom staples from balloon arches and cheesy prom photos to finger foods and a DJ with the added bonus of games and a bar! Nominate your friends and vote for King and Queen, dance the night away with our DJ, and create fun memories along the way — all while supporting a local nonprofit organization! This event is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 21. Relive your high school glory days: dust off that old dress, tux, or suit, or use the night as an excuse to look good and have fun!
Individual and couple tickets will be available for sale both at the Believe in Bristol office and online for $25 and $40 respectively. Tables will be available for purchase ONLY through the Believe in Bristol office at $300 for 8 seats (table quantity limited). Tickets include entry, food, one drink, and dancing 'til you drop. King and Queen nominations and votes, extra drinks, games, and official prom photos will be cash only.
Dancing Downtown: Adult Prom Volume III is a fundraiser for Believe in Bristol; all proceeds will benefit the Main Street Program and downtown revitalization efforts. For more information, please contact the Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life. Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501 ( c ) 3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit and economy.