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Border Bash: Ancient Cities and Justin Fedor & Frank Bronson

July 20, 2018 | 6 pm
Downtown Bristol | MAP

Celebrating 19 years in Historic Downtown, Border Bash—Bristol’s premier summer concert series—is back for another amazing season! Hosted by Believe in Bristol and the Cities of Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee, Border Bash is about fun, family, great music, and creating memories to last a lifetime.

“Border Bash is a tradition that showcases everything that makes Downtown Bristol special, and that includes great live music,” said Maggie Bishop, Executive Director of Believe in Bristol. "Bristol’s downtown is definitely a hub for a wide variety of food, unique shopping, community events, and an all-around great place to come together with friends and family. This year Border Bash will introduce audiences to a whole new roster of talented, emerging acts as well as a few familiar favorites.”

July 20th – Downtown Center / Farmers Market
7:00 pm,Justin Fedor & Frank Bronson
8:30 pm, Ancient Cities

Border Bash takes place on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol. Children’s activities and vendors begin at 6:30 PM and live music will kick off at 7:00 PM. Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and the Cities of Bristol, TN & VA. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2018 include Alpha Natural Resources, The Antique Automobile Club of America – Appalachian Region, Bank of America, Bank of Tennessee, Birthplace of Country Music, Blackbird Bakery, Bristol Herald Courier, Camellia Digital, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Anne & Ben Cowan, Discover Bristol, Express AV Productions, John & Brenda Fincher, Grifols, Highlands Realty – Bristol Branch, Anna Morgan, Tom and Barbara Smith/ Merrill Lynch, Stateline Bar & Grille, Strongwell, Tri-Cities Escape Game, Tri City Tent and Event, Walling Distributing Dr. & Mrs. Zaidi and media sponsors Bristol Herald Courier, Radio Bristol, WCYB-5, and WXBQ 96.9 FM.

About Justin Fedor & Frank Bronson
NC's Justin Fedor has been singing songs and traveling the US both solo and with Alt-Country Rockers, The New Familiars, for over a decade. The band's foundingmember, he's worn many hats both as a singer-songwriter and also as a multi-instrumentalist; playing guitar, mandolin, and banjo in the studio. With songs that dangle between Appalachian Roots and Outlaw Country, his vocals carry the grit that only growing up southern can teach. In one form or another over the years whether solo or with his band, he's shared the bill with legends including Gregg Allman, Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, Del McCoury and more.

About Ancient Cities
Formed in North Carolina in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with fuzzed-out guitars, hints of psychedelia, and a pop sensibility.