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2023 Border Bash Lineup Announced!

May 16, 2023

Border Bash Celebrates 23rd Anniversary in Historic Downtown Bristol!

2023 Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced

Border Bash celebrates its return to historic Downtown Bristol! Border Bash, Bristol's premier summer concert series, is back for another amazing season starting June 2, 2023! 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 23rd Anniversary on State Street. The series includes children’s activities, arts and crafts, 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 4th Border Bash will be held in Anderson Park.

“We are always excited when it’s time for Border Bash, but we are especially excited about this year’s lineup, which includes some local and regional acts taking the stage. It is an opportunity to bring great music to our downtown and bring the community together during the summer months.Believe in Bristol is proud to have brought this event to the community for over 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 2023 is listed below, with headliners named first. Music will begin at 6:30pm:

June 2 — Downtown Center
Rebekah Todd
Jared Bentley

June 16 — Piedmont Intersection
Hustle Souls
Alli Epperson

July 4 — Anderson Park
Fritz & Co.

July 21 — 500 Block
The Larry Keel Experience
Anthony Childress

August 11 — Downtown Center
Ben Sollee & Dave Eggar
Hawkins French

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2023 include City of Bristol, Tennessee, City of Bristol, Virginia, Anne and Ben Cowan, ETSU, Robin and Margaret Feierabend, John and Brenda Fincher, Holston Medical Group, Kil’n Time Contemporary Ceramic Studio c/o Terri Gregory, Northeast State Community College, The Sessions Hotel, Tom and Barbara Smith, Audrey Zaidi, 99.3 The X

Hospitality Sponsors: The Bristol Hotel, Delta Blues, Machiavelli’s, Quaker Steak & Lube, Southern Craft, Stateline Bar & Grille