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Hillbilly Blues Band to perform Friday in South Boston

Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band will perform at Constitution Square from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday as part of the Destination Downtown South Boston Summer Concert Series.

Boswell comes from a talented family of musicians and began performing bluegrass and country music at an early age. His many influences are evident in his vocal and lead guitar work, and he is also an accomplished banjo, mandolin and bass player. 

The Hillbilly Blues Band is a hand-picked group of award-winning musicians with very diverse musical backgrounds, giving the band an original country sound. Some call it traditional country, and some say it is more contemporary. Matt and the boys call it “somewhere in between a wild night you will never forget and a heartfelt song that takes you back to a younger time.”

Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band have shared the stage with such artists as Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry, Exile, Lonestar and many more. Friday night’s audience can expect an energetic and dynamic performance.

Gates will open at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate, according to Tamyra Vest, executive director of Destination Downtown South Boston. 

All children under 10 years of age will get in free with an adult.

Tickets are available at Avon, Caffe Peroni, Bistro 1888, True Value Hardware, Main Street Office, McCollum-Ferrell Shoes, Heritage House Home Furnishings and the Visitors Center.

Concerts goers will enjoy an evening of great food, music and beverages for the entire family, Vest said.

Proper I. D. will be required for alcoholic beverage consumption, she added. She also encouraged concertgoers to bring lawn chairs.

No coolers are permitted.

Sponsors for the event include Bistro 1888, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Common Grounds, Charles Anderson Lawn Care, Downtown South Boston, Fat Tire Beer and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.

For more information, call 434-575-4209 or visit the Destination Downtown South Boston website at