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Border Bash in Cumberland Square Park!

July 01, 2014

Border Bash in Cumberland Square Park — Al Scorch and Loves It

July 18, 2014

Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash continues onFriday July 18, 2014in the Cumberland Square Park. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6PM. Live music begins at 7:00PM with Al Scorch followed up by Loves It around 8:30PM. As always, Border Bash is free to the public!

Al Scorch:Grafting literate, character-driven song craft and Mid-American roots with a post-punk attitude, Chicago-based songwriter, performer and instrumentalist Al Scorch charts a new musical topography with a five-string banjo. Self-described as a “fourth generation Chicagoan, born and bred,” Scorch recalls that his Missouri-born mother played banjo and had one in the house, while his dad played piano and guitar. Revealing the world around him, his music derives from his background, his family, and his creative mind.


Loves It:Created in Austin, Texas in 2010, Loves It is a duo comprised of songwriters Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott. Since then, they have already played hundreds of shows in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The harmony-driven pair often switches between guitar, fiddle, and banjo, adding special guests to create a bigger sound. They play with a respect for tradition and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite folk, country, gospel, and punk sounds.


Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music® 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.