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Border Bash Celebrates 19 years in Historic Downtown Bristol

May 09, 2018

Celebrating 19 years in Historic Downtown, Border Bash—Bristol’s premier summer concert series—is back for another amazing season starting May 18, 2018! 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 Bishop, 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.”

The Border Bash line-up for 2018 is:

May 18 – Piedmont / State Street Intersection
7:00 pm, A Great Disaster
8:30 pm, Holy Ghost Tent Revival

June 1 – Downtown Center / 800 Block of State Street
7:00 pm, Sulpher Springs String Dippers
8:30 pm, Appalachian Trail Bluegrass

June 15 – 400 / 500 Blocks of State Street
7:00 pm, JP Parsons & The American Bandwagon
8:30 pm, Beth Snapp

July 4 (Wednesday) – Partnership with Celebrate Bristol in Cumberland Square Park
7:00 pm, Bill and the Belles
8:30 pm, Teen Spirit

July 20 – Downtown Center / 800 Block of State Street
7:00 pm, Ancient Cities
8:30 pm, Justin Fedor & Frank Bronson

August 3 – Piedmont / State Street Intersection
7:00 pm, Thrift Store Cowboys
8:30 pm, Guy Marshall

Border Bash takes place on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol. Children’s activities and vendors begin at 6:30 PM and live music will kick off at 7:00 PM. Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and the Cities of Bristol, TN & VA. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2018 include The Antique Automobile Club of America – Appalachian Region, Bank of America, Bank of Tennessee, Birthplace of Country Music, Blackbird Bakery, Bristol Herald Courier, Camellia Digital, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Anne & Ben Cowan, Discover Bristol, Express AV Productions, John & Brenda Fincher, Highlands Realty – Bristol Branch, Anna Morgan, Tom and Barbara Smith/ Merrill Lynch, Stateline Bar & Grille, Tri-Cities Escape Game, Tri City Tent and Event, Walling Distributing, Dr. & Mrs. Zaidiand media sponsors Bristol Herald Courier, WBCM Radio Bristol, WCYB-5, and WXBQ 96.9 FM.