Border Bash with Hustle Souls and Alli Epperson
June 16, 2023 | 6 pm
Downtown Bristol | MAP
Celebrating 23 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 16TH — PIEDMONT INTERSECTION
6:30pm — Alli Epperson
7:30pm — Hustle Souls
Hustle Souls is an Asheville, NC based soul band who blend dust-covered-vinyl nostalgia with modern sensibility; recently named a Music Connection Magazine Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands. Hustle Souls music has been called a "generation-jumping mashup of new school second line funk with old school vintage soul." American Blues Scene and “intimate soul... with a Curtis Mayfield like warmth.” Bluestown Music. Roaring B3 organ, jubilant brass and ripping electric guitar are balanced with 3-part vocal harmony and a lust for songwriting that earned them spot in the 2020 International Songwriting Competition semi-finals and has been praised as “worthy of being included in that brilliant soul music canon, a heritage that features some of the greatest performers and writers that have ever graced this earth...” Aldora Britian Records. With relentless touring, sold out shows and major festival appearances it is no wonder why the band has earned a reputation as one of the East Coast’s most promising acts.
From an early age, Alli has carried a passion for singing, and when a guitar fell into her hands years ago, it transformed her into a fiery artist whose ambition has taken her beyond expectations thus far. Alli grew up surrounded by local musicians in the Tri-cities who have acted as mentors, co-writers, and of course great friends. Alli has been seen playing venues all over Tennessee and Virginia, including festivals such as Blue Plum, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and Funfest.
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