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Fourth Of July Star-Spangled Celebration
July 4 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
This year’s July 4th Celebration, hosted by Believe In Bristol, is packed full of fun events and activities the whole family can enjoy, complete with a free Border Bash concert featuring Scythian.
STAR-SPANGLED 4TH OF JULY EVENT SCHEDULE
- 3:00 PM – Parade Line-up on Bob Morrison Blvd
- 4:30 PM – Bristol’s Independence Day Parade on State Street
- 5:30 PM – Events in Cumberland Square Park
- Special Recognition of all Veterans (Presented by Danny Hill)
- Free Inflatables
- “Eating Contests”
- Food, Beverage, and Craft Vendors Available
- 7:00 PM – Border Bash – Florencia & The Feeling
- 8:30 PM – Border Bash – Scythian
BORDER BASH SUMMER CONCERT
FLORENCIA & THE FEELING (7:00 PM)
Florencia and the Feeling is a pop/funk fusion band playing a mix of original music & cover songs.
This high-energy group throws a show guaranteed to inspire good feelings all around. Florencia Rusiñol is a Latin American singer-songwriter from East Tennessee. Her musical style is influenced by her Argentinian roots and her jazz-singing background, and is combined with her love of pop and funk music. Florencia’s first EP is available on all music streaming platforms. Florencia & the Feeling have spent 2021 touring the Southeast. The Feeling is the name given to the group of incredibly talented musicians assembled to play with Florencia. The name refers to the captivating & carefree energy that flows from the stage at each and every concert.
SCYTHIAN (8:30 PM)
Washington DC-based Scythian (sith-ee-yin) began over 12 years ago as a bunch of college buddies playing Celtic music in the streets and has grown to be a headliner on the US Celtic Festival Circuit as well as a name in the Bluegrass/Americana Festival Circuit. They found that their brand of high-energy folk music found a resonance that led The Washington Post to state: “Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses.”For over 12 years they have found success as an independent band and have played over 1,300 shows all over the United States, Europe, Canada and as far aways as Australia.
Founded by brothers Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka who are first-generation sons of Ukrainian immigrants, Scythian from the start has been a search and love for the “old time, good time music” of many cultures. They were inspired by a tale told by their 92-year-old grandmother of a roving fiddler who came into her farming village every six months or so. Once he was spotted, messengers were sent to all the outlying fields and mills and worked ceased; everyone gathered in the barn where they danced all night and danced their cares away. This spirit is what has motivated Scythian from its inception and their success as an independent band is due largely to their finding a resonance of soul amongst kindred spirits that span all ages and races. This spirit took them from the streets to playing for the US president on St. Patrick’s Day and its the enthusiastic response they receive that has made each of their 1,300+ shows unique.
The calling card of Scythian is their ability to engage their audience no matter the venue or circumstance and truly every Scythian shows ends with people dancing, smiling and covered with sweat. This is best summed up byThe Camel-City Dispatch(Winston-Salem, North Carolina):“[Scythian gives] no quarter in their quest to entertain and bring a joy to their music that gives it an irony-free, wide open feel of manic possibility. The playing is technically brilliant, but it is the energy that carries the day.”