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Border Bash: The Grand Shell Game

August 05, 2016 | 7 pm
Downtown Bristol | MAP

On a beautiful afternoon in May of 2014, in the foothills of Carolina, a handful of gentlemen gathered to play some songs. There was no intention. There was no expectation. There was only music, and from that music brought joy. The next week they met again, with a slight shift. A different drummer. The songs grew, they changed. There was power in the varying renditions. a seed was planted. The week after, still, they met again. This time with both drummers. The influences of the first week met those of the second. The rhythms played off each other. The music continued to grow. The band solidified.

Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its17thanniversary 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 June17th, which will be held in the Downtown Center and July4thwhich will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music® the Cities of Bristol and Bristol Pediatrics. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2016 includeBorder Bash is a free community event supported by Anne and Ben Cowan, Bank of Tennessee, Blackbird Bakery,Blakley-MitchellCo., Brown, Edwards & Co., Burke, Powers &Harty, Camellia Digital, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Express AV Productions, New Peoples Bank,RenasantBank, Revolution Curbside Recycling,StrongwellCorporation, The Bristol Hotel: McCall Capital, LLC, Tom and Barbara Smith/ Merrill Lynch, Tri City Tent and Event, Walling Distributing, Wells Fargo and media sponsors Bristol Herald Courier, Radio Bristol, 99.3 The X, Electric 94.9 FM,WCYB-5, andWXBQ96.9 FM.