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Border Bash: The Comet Conductors
July 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jake Quillin (Guitar), Magus Vaughn (Bass), and Mike Lubrano (Drums) form the north east TN based trio of Jake and The Comet Conductors. The band combines blues, funk, soul, and rock and roll elements to form a cohesive and complex blend of passionate and accessible music. The band’s philosophy is to stay true to the music,perform live shows with sincerity, and write good songs that reach out and grab people where they live. They took their show on the road to compete in the prestigious Piedmont Blues Band Challenge last fall and came home with an impressive third place title out of hundreds of bands and artists. Jake and The Comet Conductors’ cool factor has definitely been solidified with their self-titled, debut CD. It’s a compilation of original songs that perfectly captures the band’s musical attitude and produces a heady, cosmic experience for the listener.
Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its 17th anniversary including children’s activities, arts & craft and food vendors in addition to live music and much more. All the events will be in the 400 & 500 Block of State Street this year, except for June 17th, which will be held in the Downtown Center and July 4th which will be held in Cumberland Square Park.
Border Bash is a free community event supported by the Cities of Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee, Anne and Ben Cowan, Bank of Tennessee, Blackbird Bakery, Blakley-Mitchell Co., Brown, Edwards & Co., Camellia Digital, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Express AV Productions, New Peoples Bank, Renasant Bank, Revolution Curbside Recycling, Strongwell Corporation, The Bristol Hotel: McCall Capital, LLC, Tom and Barbara Smith/ Merrill Lynch, Tri City Tent and Event, Walling Distributing, Wells Fargo and media sponsors Bristol Herald Courier, Radio Bristol, 99.3 The X, Electric 94.9 FM, WCYB-5, and WXBQ 96.9 FM.