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16th Anniversary Border Bash Lineup

April 23, 2015

At Wednesday morning's Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion press conference, Birthplace of Country Music®, alongside community partners, Believe in Bristol, revealed plans for a summer packed with live music and family fun on State Street and beyond.

Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its 16th anniversary including children's activities, arts & craft and food vendors in addition to live music and much more. All the events will be in the 400 & 500 Block of State Street this year, except for July 4th which will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

"We are always excited when it's time for Border Bash.It is an opportunity for Birthplace of Country Music® and Believe in Bristol to work together to bring great music to our downtown.We are proud of the growth of the event and the community support that we receive for all that we do," stated Leah Ross, Executive Director, Birthplace of Country Music®.

"Celebrate Bristol is proud to partner with Border Bash on Friday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day," states Vicie Dotson, Believe in Bristol Promotions Committee Chairwoman and Celebrate Bristol organizer. "As a small community, our resources are limited – community partnerships are key in allowing us to offer quality, free family-oriented activities including music, children's activities, and fireworks!"

"Border Bash has definitely been a boom to the downtown Bristol experience," said Christina Blevins, Executive Director of Believe in Bristol. "Since Border Bash started 16 years ago, there's been a significant increase in the number of people who come into town for our live music. And these aren't just locals, they're people from outside the area too so it's played a key role in increasing visitor expenditures, particularly in downtown Bristol."

The band line-up for each event consists of artists slated to play Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in September. The Border Bash line-up for 2015 is:

May 15
7:00 pm — C2 and Brothers Reed
8:30 pm — Los Colognes

June 5
7:00 pm — The Banditos
8:30 pm — Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats

June 19
7:00 pm — Margo Price and the Pricetags
8:30 pm — Cale Tyson

July 4 (Saturday)
7:00 pm — Bill and the Belles
8:30 pm — Band of Drifters

July 17
7:00 pm — The Appleseed Collective
8:30 pm — Blank Range

August 7
7:00 pm — Desert Noises
8:30 pm — Fly Golden Eagle

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music® the Cities of Bristol and Toyota of Bristol. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2015 include Bank of Tennessee, Benjamin Walls Gallery, Bill & Brenda Johnstone, Blackbird Bakery, Blakley Mitchell Co., Bristol Herald Courier, Camellia Digital, Celebrate Bristol, Coca-Cola, Cranberry Lane, Dent K Burk CPA's, Doug & Amy Williams, Dr. & Mrs. Ben Cowan Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Jim Geiger, Dr. & Mrs. John Fincher, Electric 94.9 FM, Express AV Productions, First Sentinel Bank, First Tennessee Foundation, Merrill-Lynch, Quaker Steak & Lube, Renasant Bank, Revolution Curbside Recycling, Spiegler Blevins & Co. CPA's, Spike & Lisa Tickle, The Homer A. & Ida S. Jones Charitable Trust, The Southern Churn, The Williams Company Inc, Tom & Barbara Smith, Tri-City Tent & Event, TriCities Entertainment, Walling Distributing, WCYB News 5,Wellness Yoga of Bristol, Wells Fargo, WEXX 99.3 FM,WXBQ 96.6 FM, Young Cypress Consulting LLC.