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Border Bash...Because It's Great on State

June 30, 2010

Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance are proud to announce that Border Bash and Its Great on State, both monthly summer concert series in Historic Downtown Bristol,have mergedtogether! We call it Border Bash….Because it’s Great on State! This merger allows downtown to have more nights of consecutive music in our downtown district. The fourth summer concert of the year will begin on July 2nd, 2010. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6PM, LIVE music begins at 7:00PM with The Difibulators, followed by Michelle Malone 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 2010: City of Bristol TN and City of Bristol VA, Wachovia Bank, PennStuart, Dent K. Burk & Associates, Greg Fahn, Rita Kiscaden, Rob Simis and Robert Hollo – Edward Jones & Associates, Merrill Lynch, Cherokee Distributing, Waste Management, Blakley-Mitchell, Curcio & Stout, Kerr-Boswell, Inc., Blackbird Bakery, Kil’n Time Pottery, Strongwell, Highlands Wellmont Health Network, First Tennessee Bank, Citizen’s Bank, TruPoint Bank, BB&T, Bank of Tennessee, and Burke, Powers & Harty, Inc. In-Kind Sponsors-Coca Cola Distributing, CW4 and Fox Tri-Cities, The Bristol Herald Courier and Citadel Broadcasting.

About The Defibulators -The Defibulators have emerged as one of the most engaging live acts from the thriving roots scene in Brooklyn, NY – melding, bluegrass rockabilly, dixieland, and punk into their own eclectic sound. Their shows are irresistibly infectious and rowdy, as they wield an arsenal of guitars, banjos, fiddles, and junkyard percussion, with relentless energy and rusty virtuosity. The Defibulators jump-start new life into vintage country music and deliver a unique sound that’s anything but old timey. Razor sharp harmonies and surreal lyrics illuminate songs that are gritty and witty.

About Michelle Malone — Over the course of seven critically acclaimed albums, veteran singer, songwriter, and guitarist Michelle Malone has proven her command of folk, blues, rock, and country. An exponent of aggressive, 1960s-based rock, whose vocal models include Janis Joplin and Patti Smith, the Atlanta native amassed her ardent following on the club circuit and has toured with the Indigo Girls, Dave Matthews Band, and the Patti Smith group, among others. Previously signed off and on to major labels, including Arista and Velvel, Malone, unwilling to compromise her soul as a songwriter and performer regardless of mainstream trends, is once again an independent artist who records on her own Decatur, Georgia-based Strange Bird Songs (SBS) label.

Leah Ross, Executive Director, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, “We are excited to be a part of the downtown music series in 2010 and look forward to another successful summer with more opportunities to present music and showcase our downtown.” For more information, visit www.bristolrhythm.com, www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org, or call (423) 573-2200 or (423) 573-4898.