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July 21 @ 6:00 pm
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 21ST — 500 BLOCK
6:30 PM — Anthony Childress
7:30 PM — Isaac Hadden Organ Trio
Isaac Hadden Organ Trio
Isaac Hadden Organ Trio is a heavy-hitting, improvisational, cosmic groove ensemble, carving out a distinct voice in the world of funk, jazz, rock, and R&B. The group performs intricate yet accessible original music and fresh arrangements of classic tunes. Bridging the gap between deep improvisation and airtight songcraft, the group strives to transport listeners to places outside themselves. IHOT serves up powerful dynamic music guaranteed to rock the mind, body, and soul.
Anthony Childress (& friends)
Composed of three friends based out of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, Anthony Childress looks for connections and shared experiences in the songs performed. They offer familiar songs in unfamiliar ways and many originals that offer an emotional connection to the music.
Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2023 include the 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