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Fri, Aug 09


The Downtown Center

Border Bash: Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels with Anthony Childress!

Border Bash: Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels with Anthony Childress!
Border Bash: Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels with Anthony Childress!

Time & Location

Aug 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Downtown Center, 810 State St, Bristol, TN 37620, USA

About the event

Celebrating 24 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 Elliott, 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.”

August 9, 2024 — Country Music Mural 6:30pm — Anthony Childress 7:30pm — Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels

Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels Bio: Sam Burchfield’s latest record ‘Scoundrel’ begins a new saga. The record dives into 11 tales of greed, betrayal, desire, heartache, despair- and redemption. “We recorded these songs on my friend’s farm in South Georgia, tracking live in the same room. It felt right,” Sam recalls of the pre-pandemic recording sessions. “It’s nice to finally have this record out. It’s sort of a marker of a new chapter for me. A new sound, a new direction, and a return to my roots really.” Ironically, the album artwork is an early 1900s photo of ‘Sam Burchfield, a veteran moonshiner of the Appalachians.’ A very distant Great-uncle, Burchfield claims.

Sam grew up in Seneca, South Carolina, with roots in eastern Tennessee and western Carolina. Burchfield was raised on the mountains, and it’s an evident theme throughout his two EPs and two full length records. Reconnecting to the earth, and reconnecting to each other is the underlying passion that pushes the young songwriter to carry on. Sam is now settled in Jasper, GA with his lovely wife (artist Pip the Pansy) and newborn son.

Catch Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels (aptly named) on tour in a city near you.

Anthony Childress Bio: Composed of friends based out of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia under the name of writer and frontman, Anthony Childress, they look for connections and experiences in their music, offering familiar songs in unfamiliar ways, and thought provoking originals.

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2024 include City of Bristol, Tennessee, City of Bristol, Virginia, Eastman Credit Union, Bank of Tennessee, Bristol Gynecology & Obstetrics, East Tennessee State University, Front Row Music, GRIFOLS, Holston Medical Group, Strongwell Corporation, Audrey Zaidi, Anne & Ben Cowan, John & Brenda Fincher, Robin & Margaret Feierabend, Tommy Rivera, Van & Sarah Guthrie, Tom & Barbara Smith, Bonnie Flinner & Clint Holley, Kil’n Time Ceramic Studio, Bank of America, and 99.3 The X.

Hospitality Sponsors for 2024 include The Bristol Hotel, Delta Blues BBQ, Machiavelli’s, Southern Craft BBQ Bristol, Stateline Bar & Grille, The Corner, and Urban Thistle Bakery & Bistro.

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