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Border Bash — and 4th of July Celebration — in Cumberland Square Park

June 02, 2014

Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash continues on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Cumberland Square Park. This Border Bash is part of Historic Downtown Bristol’s July 4th festivities, which include a host of events and activities:

Border Bash starts with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6pm. Live music begins at 7:00pm with Adam Faucett, followed up by Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project around 8:30pm. As always, Border Bash is free to the public!

Adam Faucett: Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, Faucett began performing solo in 2006. In 2007, he recorded his first solo album The Great Basking Shark and began touring nationally. His 2008 album Show Me Magic, Show Me Out followed, featuring Faucett’s band, The Tall Grass. A relentless touring schedule has led to shows with Jason Isbell, Damien Jurado, Chuck Ragan, and Lucero. His most recent release, Blind Water Finds Blind Water, has received much acclaim. Adam Faucett has drawn comparisons to Tim Buckley, Cat Power, and Otis Redding. "Nothing can prepare you for the sound that comes out of his mouth when he sings—or bellows—his stellar songwriting. It is a soulful power beyond belief.” –Paste Magazine.

Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project: The Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project features a full band of fiery pickers with Gregg Howell on upright bass, Daniel on guitar, and Shimick on mandolin. Formed in early 2014, the band has already begun work on a full-length album with producer Jonathan Crone in Nashville, Tennessee. Special guests on the album include Megan McCormick (The Everybodyfields), Jim VanCleve (Mountain Heart) on fiddle, and Reeve Coobs. Daniel is a North Carolina singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose passion and enthusiasm are evident every time he takes the stage. He describes his sound as “rock & roll,” but it’s much broader than that – he is able to mold his influences into a unique sound that is entirely his own. Shimick has been playing the mandolin for 15 years and has rapidly become one of the most versatile pickers on the acoustic music scene. Moreover, he is an outstanding multi-instrumentalist and has a clear and powerful singing voice that can range from high-lonesome to Beatles-esque and Motown-tinged soul. Together they bring an entirely unique acoustic experience.

The 4th of July Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music®, Celebrate Bristol, and the Cities of Bristol. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2014 include Along Come Mary Interior Design – Mary Jane Miller, Alpha Natural Resources, Ann & John Tickle, Bank of Tennessee, Benjamin Walls Gallery, Blackbird Bakery, Blakley Mitchell Co., Brenda & John Fincher, Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol Virginia Utilities, Campbell Printing, Celebrate Bristol, Coca-Cola, Commonwealth Coal Corp., Cranberry Lane, Dent K. Burk CPA Firm, Doug & Amy Williams, Dr. and Ms. Bennett Cowan, Jr., Edward Jones Investments – Robert Hollo, Rob Simis, Brad Baker and Greg Fahn, Electric 94.9 FM, Express AV Productions, First Bank of Virginia, First Tennessee Foundation, Joe & Pam Kerr – Kerr Boswell Inc., Kil’n Time, Mary Landrum, Merrill-Lynch, Renasant Bank, Revolution Curbside Recycling, Sarah Hull – Serendipity, Spiegler Blevins & Company CPAs, State Line Bar & Grille, Strongwell, The Homer A. and Ida S. Jones Trust, The Williams Company, Tom & Barbara Smith, Tri-City Tent & Event, Walling Distributing, WCYB News 5, Wells Fargo Foundation, WXBQ 96.6 FM and Z-Rock 99.3.

For more information, visit www.believeinbristol.org, www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org, www.bristolrhythm.com or call (276) 645-0111 or (276) 644-9700.