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Girls, Guns & Glory and Annabelle's Curse featured at Border Bash...Because it's Great on State – Summer Concert Series!

May 16, 2011

Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance are proud to continue Bristol’s’ Twelfth Annual Border Bash Summer Concert Series!!! The second summer concert of the year will begin on Friday, May 20, 2011. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6:00 PM, LIVE music begins at 7:00 PM with Girls, Guns and Glory, followed by Annabelle’s Curse 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 2011: City of Bristol TN and City of Bristol VA, Wachovia Bank – A Wells Fargo Company, PennStuart, Dent K. Burk & Associates, Greg Fahn & Rob Simis – Edward Jones Investments, Merrill Lynch, Blakley-Mitchell, Curcio & Stout, Kerr-Boswell, Inc., Blackbird Bakery, Kil’n Time Pottery, Strongwell, First Tennessee Foundation, Bank of Tennessee, Burke, Powers & Harty, Inc., Nash & Powers Insurance, Bristol Dental Group, Cranberry Lane, JA Street & Associates, Inari Wines, Sound Check Music, Jeff & Terri Gregory and Tom & Barbara Smith. In-Kind Sponsors-Coca Cola Distributing, CW4 and Fox Tri-Cities, The Bristol Herald Courier and Citadel Broadcasting.

Girls, Guns and Glory — Girls Guns & Glory blends a variety of sonic concoctions under the umbrella of Americana. Their country twang mixed with the genuine sentiment of rock and folk captures the attention of all listeners who can appreciate catchy, yet thoughtful tunes. Girls Guns & Glory formed in Boston, Massachusetts in the winter of 2005 and entered Noise in the Attic Studios just 3 weeks after their formation to begin work on their debut CD “Fireworks and Alcohol.” In 3 short years GG&G has released 3 critically acclaimed full-length albums and have performed in hundreds of shows and festivals all over New England, the East Coast, Midwest and Southwest. They are currently touring behind their third album, “Inverted Valentine.” Girls Guns & Glory set out to break new ground and push Americana/Country music in the forefront of as many people‘s minds as they can reach. While their music draws from the traditional country sounds of Hank Williams and the high energy rock ‘n’ roll of Chuck Berry’s guitar, Girls Guns & Glory has taken their influences and blended them into something entirely original, modern and exciting. Since their formation in 2005, GGG has gone on to take home Top Honors at the 2008 Boston Music Awards, winning “Act of the Year.” Earlier in the year they won the legendary WBCN Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble, the only time in the 30 year history of the event an Americana/Country act has done so. They are currently working on their fourth album.

Annabelle’s Curse — Since their beginning at the start of March 2010, local band Annabelle's Curse has made tremendous headway. This kinetic act, formed of only a three piece ensemble (now a four piece) has been featured in Johnson City's Blue Plum Festival (June 2010) and just within the same year in Bristol's own Rhythm and Roots Reunion (September 2010). Although they are young, they are pushing the bar musically and refusing to be complacent with the current standard set on the music of our time. Come out ready for some dancing, screaming, and even a little howlin' as they pour their hearts out on stage.

For more information about Border Bash please visit www.believeinbristol.org, www.bristolrhythm.com, or call (423) 573-2200 or (423) 573-4898.