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Volume 26, Number 12 — December 2018

O’Mainnin’s Pub offering live music for more than a decade

O’Mainnin’s Pub and Grille offers music five nights a week. (photo by David Grace)
O’Mainnin’s Pub and Grille offers music five nights a week. (photo by David Grace)

By Leslie Grace | A! Magazine for the Arts | May 29, 2018

For more than a decade O’Mainnin’s Pub and Grille, Bristol, Tennessee, has been a busy downtown music venue.

Five nights a week, Tuesday through Saturday, pub-goers can hear live music. The pub is a multi-genre venue that offers predominantly Americana roots and rock. David Manning, manager, seeks out quality talent. “All the best acts book up for the year very quickly. We book a mix of both local as well as regional bands that have toured nationally. “We have been dedicated to live music from the first day we opened 12 years ago. At the time we opened there were only a couple places in town with live music. Most everywhere used DJs,” Manning says. Their efforts in the arts don’t stop at music.

They also have had and continue to have art exhibits and shows. They offer the longest running Open Mic in the Tri-Cities and have had spoken word and poetry, comedy and full-band open jams. “Once we even had belly dancers,” Manning says.

To discover which bands are playing at O’Mainnin’s Pub and Grill visit their calendar on Facebook. They also have a big marquee in the window as well as calendars posted to see as you pass by. “We have built an established relationship with so many folks just by word of mouth. We truly thank our customers for the loyal support over the years. “We are a hate-free zone where everyone has the right to have a fun time and enjoy live music with friends. We are and have been dedicated to live music so as to keep it alive as a staple for people to enjoy for generations to come. We are a pub — not a club — and a place you can find a friend or hear a tune that brings pleasure to your day,” Manning says.

This community pub has indoor and outdoor seating. There is a $5 cover charge on weekends and for special events. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

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Topics: Music