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Bristol and Columbia Tennessee win Best Festival Awards

Stephen Moore, RCS Productions, Charlene Baker, BCM, Tahita Haynes, BCM, and Ron Simpson, president/owner of RCS ProductionsStephen Moore, RCS Productions, Charlene Baker, BCM, Tahita Haynes, BCM, and Ron Simpson, president/owner of RCS ProductionsThe Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol and the Southern Fried Festival in Columbia each took home Best Festival honors during the 2014 Kaleidoscope Awards, held on Feb. 18 in Savannah, Georgia. The awards recognize the highest levels of achievement in the Southeast’s festival and event industry.  Entrees compete in two categories; a budget over $75,000 and a budget under $75,000.  

The Birthplace of Country Music, sponsors of the music festival, collected a total of four awards at the ceremony: 

Best Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Best Poster, designed by Justin Helton of Status Serigraph (Gold)
Best Digital Media App, designed by CrowdTorch (Silver)
Best Event Program, designed by Cindy Collier and map insert by Kenny Thacker (Silver)

Stephen Moore, RCS Productions, Becky Leifheit and Brenda Pierce, Maurty County CVB, and Ron Simpson, president/owner of RCS ProductionsStephen Moore, RCS Productions, Becky Leifheit and Brenda Pierce, Maurty County CVB, and Ron Simpson, president/owner of RCS ProductionsThe Maury County Convention & Visitors Bureau in Columbia earned five awards:

Best Festival, Southern Fried Festival
Best Sponsor, Soft Space (Silver)
Best Creative Idea, green screen souvenir photo (Silver)
Best Event within an Event, Cooking Challenge (Silver)
Best Event Program (Bronze)

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