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Spirit Family Reunion

Border Bash is back FRIDAY NIGHT in downtown!

August 01, 2011

Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance are proud to announce it’s time for Bristol’s’ Twelfth Annual Border Bash Summer Concert Series!!! The seventh summer concert of the year will begin on August 5, 2011. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6:00 PM, LIVE music begins at 7:00 PM with Now You See Them, followed by Spirit Family Reunion starting at approximately 8:30PM. Remember that Border Bash is free to the public! We look forward to seeing you on State Street!!!

The event is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance. A special thank you to our Sponsors for 2011: City of Bristol TN and City of Bristol VA, Wachovia Bank – A Wells Fargo Company, PennStuart, Dent K. Burk & Associates, Greg Fahn & Rob Simis – Edward Jones Investments, Merrill Lynch, Waste Management, Blakley-Mitchell, Curcio & Stout, Kerr-Boswell, Inc., Blackbird Bakery, Kil’n Time Pottery, Strongwell, First Tennessee Foundation, Bank of Tennessee, and Burke, Powers & Harty, Inc., Nash & Powers Insurance, Bristol Dental, Cranberry Lane, JA Street & Associates, Inari Wines, Sound Check Music, Jeff & Terri Gregory and Tom & Barbara Smith. In-Kind Sponsors-Coca Cola Distributing, CW4 and Fox Tri-Cities, The Bristol Herald Courier and Citadel Broadcasting.

Now You See Them — Now You See Them is an acoustic indie folk/ pop trio dedicated to delivering a great time. Appealing to virtually all audiences through beautiful harmonies, slow burning lyrics, and non traditional instruments, NYST combines thoughtfully ironic originals alongside carefully selected covers making their shows a not-to-be-missed breath of fresh air. All three members of the band are from western Pennsylvania and met in Manhattan. Being nothing more than close acquaintances, the three of them decided to pack up and travel the world together. It was in Australia where the band was formed. After playing in bars and clubs around Sydney, they were deported back to U.S. for playing music and making money without the proper papers. The band regrouped in Asheville, N.C. They soon became Asheville’s hottest new band. Now You See Them conveys an upbeat and beautiful sound. Sporting unique instrumentation while delivering beautiful harmonies, they’ve quickly turned their fan base from a few by-passers to perpetually packed houses. Much like traditional American folk and oldies, the root of their music is in spiritual growth through life experience while appealing to the everyman’s constant search for quality of life.

Spirit Family Reunion — Spirit Family Reunion are an up and coming group steeped in the tradition of Woody Guthrie, dusty boots, and worn acoustic instruments. The band works because it doesn't discriminate from any sort of 'traditional' music, iconic folk's lyricism rubs up against zydeco rhythms and the Gospel hallelujah rides a top a claw-hammer banjo line. Spirit Family Reunion is from Brooklyn, NY originally.

For more information about Border Bash please visit www.believeinbristol.org, www.bristolrhythm.com, or call (423) 573-2200 or (423) 573-4898.