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Border Bash Celebrates Return to Historic Downtown Bristol! 2021 Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced

April 29, 2021

Border Bash Celebrates Return to Historic Downtown Bristol!
2021 Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced

After taking a pause in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Border Bash celebrates it’s return to historic Downtown Bristol! Border Bash, Bristol's premier summer concert series, is back for another amazing season starting June 4, 2021! Hosted by Believe in Bristol, Border Bash is about fun, family, great music, and creating memories to last a lifetime.

Border Bash, a free summer concert held annually, celebrates its return to State Street. The series includes children’s activities, arts & craft and food vendors, in addition to live music and much more. All the events will rotate along State Street this year, and the Star Spangled July 4thBorder Bash will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

“We are always excited when it’s time for Border Bash, but this year is extra sweet after taking the year off in 2020 due to the pandemic. It is an opportunity to bring great music back to our downtown and bring the community back together during the summer months. Believe in Bristol is proud to have brought this event to the community for twenty years, and we’re ready to continue bringing live music to our community in historic Downtown Bristol,” stated Maggie Elliott, Executive Director, Believe in Bristol.

The Border Bash line-up for 2021 is listed below with headliners named first. Music will begin at 7:00pm:

June 4 –
Tan & Sober Gentlemen
Loose Leaves

June 18 –
Tray Wellington Band
Honey Badgers

July 4 –
Amythyst Kiah
Virginia Ground featuring Dave Eggar

July 23 –
CASH Revisited
Zach McNabb & The Tennessee Esquires

August 13 –
Josh Daniels Grateful Band
These Undowners

August 27 –
Abby Bryant & The Echoes
Donnie & The Dry Heavers

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2021 include City of Bristol, TN, Bank of Tennessee, Blackbird Bakery, Mr. & Mrs. William Burriss, Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Ben Cowan, Dr. & Mrs. John Fincher, Guthrie Dentistry, Edd Hill, Sarah Beth Hitt & Kris Versteegen, J.A. Street & Associates, Kil’n Time Contemporary Ceramics Studio, Middle Fork Records, RE/MAX Results – Josh Taylor, Mike & Linda Riley, Tom & Barbara Smith, The Sessions Hotel, Spiegler & Blevins, CPAs, Strongwell, Dr. and Mrs. Earl Wilson