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Border Bash is Back!

May 02, 2016

Celebrating 17 years in Historic Downtown Bristo, Border Bash—Bristol's premier spring/summer concert series—is back for another amazing season starting May 20, 2016! Hosted by Believe in Bristol, the Birthplace of Country Music, 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 takes place on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol. Vendors and activities set up at 6:30 p.m. and live music begins at 7:00 p.m. Border Bash is a free community event.

2016 Border Bash band lineup:

  • May 20 — The Carolina Catskins (ragtime, Appalachian swing) and The Tennessee Stifflegs (old-time, Western swing)
  • June 3 — The Dirk Quinn Band (funk/jazz improv) and Elliot Root (alt-rock)
  • June 17 — Abbie Gardner & Jesse Terry and The Midatlantic (folk-rock, newgrass)
  • July 4 — Front Country (Americana) and Rob Nance (Americana)
  • July 15 — The Comet Conductors (rock) and B R U N S (rock)
  • August 5 — The Grand Shell Game (prog-Americana) and The Kodiak Brotherhood (southern rock)