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Border Bash Celebrates 20 years in Historic Downtown Bristol

May 07, 2019

Celebrating 20 years in Historic Downtown, Border Bash—Bristol's premier spring/summer concert series—is back for another amazing season starting May 17, 2019! 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, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its 20th anniversary including children’s activities, arts & craft and food vendors in addition to live music and much more. All the events will rotate on State Street this year, and the Star Spangled July 4th Border Bash will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

“We are always excited when it’s time for Border Bash.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 twenty years,” stated Maggie Bishop, Executive Director, Believe in Bristol.

The Border Bash line-up for 2019 is:

May 17 – 7:00 pm, Magus and the Movers
8:30 pm, Kirk Fleta

June 7 – 7:00 pm, Fritz & Co.
8:30 pm, Mr. Nobody & The Extras

June 21 – 7:00 pm, Bella Raye
8:30 pm, South Hill Banks

July 4 (Thursday) – 8:00 pm, The Cleverlys

July 19 – 7:00 pm, Jake Quillin
8:30 pm, 49 Winchester

August 2 – 7:00 pm, Magnolia Boulevard
8:30 pm, Holler Jake with Dave Eggar

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and the Cities of Bristol. Border Bash would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2019 include Bank of Tennessee, Birthplace of Country Music, Blackbird Bakery, Bristol Herald Courier, Camellia Digital, Cascade Draft House, Coca-Cola, Dr. & Mrs. Ben Cowan, Express AV Productions, Dr. & Mrs. John Fincher, Framed, Jeff & Terri Gregory, Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union, Lost State Distilling, Merrill-Lynch, Anna Morgan, Dale & Joneen Sargent, Tom & Barbara Smith, The Bristol Hotel, John & Ann Tickle, Tri-City Tent & Event, Turtleson, and Dr. & Mrs. Zaidi.