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Border Bash...Because It's Great on State — FRIDAY NIGHT!

July 13, 2010

The fifth summer concert of the year will be Friday,July 16th, 2010. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6PM, LIVE music begins at 7:00PM with Boulder Acoustic Society followed by Shotgun Party starting at approximately 8:30PM. Remember that Border Bash is free to the public! We look forward to seeing you on State Street!!!

The event is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance. A special thank you to our Sponsors for 2010: City of Bristol TN and City of Bristol VA, Wachovia Bank, PennStuart, Dent K. Burk & Associates, Greg Fahn, Rita Kiscaden, Rob Simis and Robert Hollo – Edward Jones & Associates, Merrill Lynch, Cherokee Distributing, Waste Management, Blakley-Mitchell, Curcio & Stout, Kerr-Boswell, Inc., Blackbird Bakery, Kil’n Time Pottery, Strongwell, Highlands Wellmont Health Network, First Tennessee Bank, Citizen’s Bank, TruPoint Bank, BB&T, Bank of Tennessee, and Burke, Powers & Harty, Inc. In-Kind Sponsors-Coca Cola Distributing, CW4 and Fox Tri-Cities, The Bristol Herald Courier and Citadel Broadcasting.

About Boulder Acoustic Society — As their name implies, this young quartet specializes in all things acoustic: fiddles, ukuleles, accordions, upright basses. What you might not glean from their name, however, is that these guys tackle the traditions with the gusto of a group of rabble-rousing punks. It’s grit meets grace, Colorado-style. B.A.S.'s music is intense and exciting for listeners, with something new and interesting at every turn. The energy that B.A.S. brings to a stage can tip a festival into overdrive or mesmerize a club audience as they dance into the wee hours. All of this comes from four guys who wear vintage clothes, savor small batch bourbon and rock the ukulele.

About Shotgun Party — Shotgun Party puts on a truly American music show. They swing early jazz right on into dance hall country… with rapturous results. The majority of songs are original, with melodies and lyrics that share stories: urban, bucolic, lively and lonesome. Christopher Crepps (formerly of the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, and Thelonious Monk disciple) keeps it real, hot and low on the upright bass; Katy Rose Cox (formerly of Uncle F*cker, Brooklyn Brown Grass, & the Maybelles) roars delightful on the fiddle; and introducing Jenny Parrott who sings and plays guitar as one who grew up seaside. From all three coasts (New England, California, and Texas) this trio scours through and plays with all the rhythms, modes and melodies this continent has to offer, with a twinge of bizarreness that accommodates any wide-open journey.

Leah Ross, Executive Director, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, “We are excited to be a part of the downtown music series in 2010 and look forward to another successful summer with more opportunities to present music and showcase our downtown.” For more information, visit www.bristolrhythm.com, www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org, or call (423) 573-2200 or (423) 573-4898.