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Birthplace of Country Music Museum Grand Opening Weekend of Events

August 1–3, 2014

Friday, August 1

10:00am-6:00pm: Birthplace of Country Music Museum opens to the public (reduced admission $10). Located at 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, across from Cumberland Square Park.

6:00pm: Free Border Bash Concert Series featuring Mustered Courage, The Deep Fried 5
Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash takes place outdoors on the 400 & 500 blocks of State Street, one block from State . The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6PM. Live music begins at 7:00PM with Mustered Courage followed up by The Deep Fried 5 around 8:30PM. As always, Border Bash is free to the public!

Saturday, August 2

All of Downtown gets into the act; decorating windows and staying open late. There will also be a Scavenger hunt, Buskers (street musicians), a Photo booth, Country music "idols", & more!

1:00pm — 2:00pm: Grand Opening Event Ceremonies
Be part of the official ribbon cutting ceremony with legislators and members of our local government.

3:00pm-10:00pm: Birthplace of Country Music Museum open to the public(reduced admission $10).

3:00pm-10:00pm: Free Concert Event
Parts of Cumberland Street will be closed to traffic for lights, stage, and sound at the intersection of Lee Street. The performance schedule is as follows:

3:00pm — Dr. Ralph Stanley
5:00pm — Orthophonic Joy Music Contest Winner
7:00pm — Carlene Carter & Jim Lauderdale
9:00pm — The Whistles & The Bells

Sunday, August 3

1:00pm — 5:00pm: Birthplace of Country Music open to the public (Admission $13 / Seniors, Students, Children, & Military $11)

7:00pm: Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at The Paramount Center for the Arts (Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets on sale now $30 atTheParamountCenter.com).
Carlene Carter
Doyle Lawson
Dale Jett
Martina McBride

Mountain Stage is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and can be heard internationally on NPR.