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Letter to Merchants: Bristol's 13th Annual Border Bash Summer Concert Series!

April 12, 2012

Dear Friendly Downtown Merchant:Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance is proud to announce it’s time for Bristol’s 13th Annual Border Bash Summer Concert Series!

With the addition of more children’s/families activities in the past years, our numbers continue to grow. This event is designed to bring people downtown and into YOUR stores and restaurants; the true success is how YOU use this opportunity to increase your sales during these events. All downtown merchants and restaurants are encouraged to stay open late and/or set up a table (you mustprovide your own table/chair) on ANY or all event dates listed below. This is an opportunity we want you to use to your fullest advantage! We encourage everyone to make an effort and embrace this fun downtown event. For those of you that participated in past years we thank you, and we look forward to your continued support & participation!

As with last year’s celebration, we will be moving from block to block on State Street. The dates and respective blocks are;

May 4 & 18 – 800 Block
June 1 & 15 – 700 Block
July 6 & 20 – 600 Block
August 3 & 17 – 500 Block

The appropriate block (indicated above) will be closed to traffic by the police departments off at approximately 4:00 pm. Vendors & Children’s activities will start at 6:00 p.m. and live music will begin at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Border Bash will last until 10:00 pm.

If you have any questions about participating in one or more of our monthly Border Bash events, please contact me at 423-573-2200 or via email at info@believeinbristol.org. We hope to build on our success from the previous years and want you to be a part of it!

I look forward to hearing from you!


Christina Blevins
Executive Director