Archives for September 2019

Hotel California

The Black Jacket Symphony will present The Eagles’ classic 1976 release “Hotel California” on Wednesday and Thursday at the Paramount Bristol. The show offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. The album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with the performance separated into two sets. In the first set the album is recreated in its entirety as a true symphonic piece. The second set opens with an incredible light display and features a selection of the album’s “greatest hits” which in this case will include the album’s title-track along with “New Kid in Town,” Life in the Fast Lane,” and “Victim of Love.” Get tickets now at www.paramountbristol.org/

Bandit Bristol Battle

The inaugural Bandit Bristol Battle will be Saturday, Oct. 12, and showcase the world’s fastest semi-trucks rumbling around the iconic high-banked all-concrete half-mile oval in pursuit of championship points in their 2019 season finale. Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. and fans will be able to meet the drivers of the Bandit Big Rig Series on the backstretch at 1:45 p.m. The green flag will drop at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for kids 8 and younger. Tickets for the Bandit Bristol Battle are on sale now and can be purchased at www.banditseries.com/bristol

Crooked Road Open Jam

The Crooked Road Open Jam at Heartwood is an informal musical gathering set for Thursday. You don’t have to play an instrument to partake, though it’s always open to those who do. Either way, just come prepared to have fun and be blown away by the level of talent Southwest Virginia has to offer. Entertainment is free and a special a la carte BBQ menu is also available. Find out more at visitabingdonvirginia.com

Beatles vs. Stones – a Musical Showdown

It’s the Beatles vs. Stones – a Musical Showdown set for Tuesday at the Paramount Bristol. Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country’s top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles’ career. They engage in a musical “showdown” of the hits against premier Stones tribute band Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion. Tickets and details are available at www.paramountbristol.org/

National Storytelling Festival

The 47th annual National Storytelling Festival is October 4 – 6 in Jonesborough. In addition to the mainstage concerts—the heart and soul of the Festival—the International Storytelling Center curates special performances including two exclusive early concerts held in the freshly raised tents on the Festival grounds. There will also be Ghost Stories, a Midnight Cabaret, Story Slam and Wine & Beer Garden. Get complete details at www.storytellingcenter.net

Wait Until Dark

“Wait Until Dark” is at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon through November 8th. Featuring murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine, this suspense classic is a fresh adaptation of Frederick Knott’s original compelling mystery that will have you shrieking out loud. Susan Hendrix is a blind yet capable woman who is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds to its unknown conclusion, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion. There will also be an Open-Caption Performance of this production on Friday, October 18 at 8:00pm and Saturday, October 19 at 2:00pm. Get tickets at bartertheatre.com/

The Jonesborough Mythbusting Tour

The Jonesborough Mythbusting Tour will be held October 12th at 1pm. Jonesborough is the Oldest Town in Tennessee and the Storytelling Capitol of the World, so it’s only natural that the Town has some big myths that need busting. On the other hand, 240 years of history has produced some outrageously true stories. Tickets are only $5 per person and can be purchased directly at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on Main Street. Find out more at jonesborough.com

The Black Jacket Symphony

The Black Jacket Symphony will present The Eagles’ classic 1976 release “Hotel California” on October 2nd and 3rd at the Paramount Bristol. The album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with the performance separated into two sets. In the first set the album is recreated in its entirety as a true symphonic piece. The second set opens with an incredible light display and features a selection of the album’s “greatest hits” which in this case will include the album’s title-track along with “New Kid in Town,” Life in the Fast Lane,” and “Victim of Love.” Get tickets now at www.paramountbristol.org/

HIGH KICKING CANCER FOR STEVE!

This Sunday afternoon its the High Kicking Cancer for Steve event starting at 4pm at O’Mainnin’s Pub in Bristol . Two Stages, 10 of the top regional bands and singer songwriters are coming together for a good cause. Our dear friends Steve and Ashley Gilbert need our help. They are two of the most selfless people on this planet and deserve our support. Steve has been a pillar of our local music community for years and it’s important that we show our love and appreciation to him and his family. This is a benefit show to help pay the bills while Steve battles stage 3 lung cancer. Donations accepted with a Raffle and 50-50 drawing. Cover is $10 and the Lineup includes Nerve Endings, Jackdaw’s 7 , Ragged Sally Pinky and the Brain and more. Call (423) 844-0049 for mor info.

ABINGDON HARVEST FESTIVAL!

Looking ahead to Saturday Oct 05 , its the Abingdon Harvest Festival from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Bring your whole family to enjoy our annual Harvest Festival, featuring apple butter stirring and apple cider pressing, and take home some goodies!Artisans will be demonstrating their crafts as well. Members will stir off delicious apple butter the traditional way in a copper kettle over a wood fire while sweet and tangy apple cider pours out of the apple press. Bring your own apples and our volunteers will press them for homemade apple cider that you can take home and enjoy. Established in 1971, Holston Mountain Artisans preserves and promotes the finest traditional and contemporary arts and crafts of our region.