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The Downtown Center

Border Bash: Dangermuffin with Andrew Scotchie!

Border Bash: Dangermuffin with Andrew Scotchie!
Border Bash: Dangermuffin with Andrew Scotchie!

Time & Location

Jun 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Downtown Center, 810 State St, Bristol, TN 37620, USA

About the event

Celebrating 24 years in Historic Downtown, Border Bash—Bristol’s premier summer concert series—is back for another amazing season! 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 Elliott, 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.”

June 7, 2024 — The Downtown Center 6:30pm — Andrew Scotchie 7:30pm — Dangermuffin

Dangermuffin Bio: While it may be futile to try to define Dangermuffin’s sound, it is possible to pinpoint the themes that inspire much of the band’s music, and perhaps no theme is as prominent and consistent as nature, including the ocean, the sun, and the mountains...all ancient and powerful and capable of immeasurable and profound healing. These ideas, running like threads through almost every Dangermuffin album, together form the basis of some of the band’s most deeply held principles and teachings: respect the earth, stay open to the universe, and strive for healing. According to lyricist Dan Lotti, if Dangermuffin’s music could accomplish just one thing, it would be to heal.

In 2020, the band decided to take a well-deserved hiatus from touring and started exploring various avenues in both music and film production. In late 2021, and after going through several lineup evolutions, Dangermuffin is back as a versatile 4-piece band, adding Andrew Hendryx on mandolin to the core group of Lotti, Steven Sandifer, and Mike Sivilli.

The vocal-centric songs are delivered both via acoustic string band arrangements (think Greensky Bluegrass) and a drum-fueled groovy & fiery jam-influenced arrangement (think Goose), often within the same show! For the band and fans alike, this has led to some of Dangermuffin’s most inspired, exciting, and surprising performances of its career.

Andrew Scotchie Bio: Through consistent heartfelt releases, year round touring and active charity work, Asheville N.C. native Andrew Scotchie is a celebrated creative force. His unique brand of rock n roll, blues and Americana has an unmatched sense of urgency and unifying social commentary.

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2024 include City of Bristol, Tennessee, City of Bristol, Virginia, Eastman Credit Union, Bank of Tennessee, Bristol Gynecology & Obstetrics, East Tennessee State University, Front Row Music, GRIFOLS, Holston Medical Group, Strongwell Corporation, Audrey Zaidi, Anne & Ben Cowan, John & Brenda Fincher, Robin & Margaret Feierabend, Tommy Rivera, Van & Sarah Guthrie, Tom & Barbara Smith, Bonnie Flinner & Clint Holley, Kil’n Time Ceramic Studio, Bank of America, and 99.3 The X.

Hospitality Sponsors for 2024 include The Bristol Hotel, Delta Blues BBQ, Machiavelli’s, Southern Craft BBQ Bristol, Stateline Bar & Grille, The Corner, and Urban Thistle Bakery & Bistro.

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