Bordertown Brew Fest Ales for Trails
Date: Saturday, July 08, 2017, 06:00pm - 11:00pm
Location : Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park
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Craft Beer, Live Music, Baggo Tournament, Beer Fun Run...Need we say more?! Sample over 200 unique brews from some of the best craft breweries, and participate in our Baggo tournament and beer fun run. Then hang out and enjoy some live music, delicious food that will be available for purchase, and great outdoor lifestyle vendors.


Escape Tones | 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Escape Tones is a jazz fusion trio from the River Valley area in Arkansas consisting of vocals, keyboards, bass and drums/percussion. Keyboardist and singer Nick McFarland carries the melody over the rhythms of bassist Logan Dooly and drummer Jeremy Trobaugh. Their original music is both instrumental and vocal fusing modal jazz, electro funk, and neo soul.


Jillia Jackson | 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Jilli Jackson was born in Fort Smith, AR. She grew up in church singing acapella from old school shape note hymnals that contributed to her deep love for music. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and majored in music education. During which time, she frequently traveled to Nashville, TN where she began co-writing with number one songwriters and recording demos.

Jillia relocated to Nashville where she continued writing and began paying her dues by raking in tips with the heel of her boots at famous Nashville venues. The hard work and experience led to a publishing contract which enabled her to record with Grammy-winning producer Garth Fundis. Jillia’s songs can be heard on national television programs such as The Good Guys and Parenthood. Her songs were also recorded by Anderson East and released on his most recent album.

Jillia returned to her hometown roots to begin an organic trek to gain fans by assembling a new band of incredibly talented local musicians. She considers the band to be “The One.” The band has an amazing chemistry and features Bruce Fowler on drums, Lee Young on lead guitar and Logan Dooley on upright bass. They made their debut at the 2016 Peacemaker Music Festival and plan to take their “Ñugrass” sound, a blend of old country, bluegrass and folk, on the road.

SPACE4LEASE | 9 p.m.-10:15 p.m.

SPACE4LEASE is a four-piece psychedelic rock group formed out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has reluctantly introduced a new wave of musical seduction.

With musical works inspired by lost love, the grace of the unknown, and inevitable life experiences, Space4Lease welcomes their audience wholly and newly surrendered.

One could relate the songs of Space4Lease to bands such as Citizen Cope, and My Morning Jacket. Each song is comprised of a illustrated set of keys, luring guitar melodies, expressive bass lines, and a range of unforgettably eloquent drum patters.

This psychedelic group could carry the likes of new age audiences who wished they experienced the 70’s and still admire the grit and grime of the 90’s.

Craft Beer Lineup - 2017 Ales For Trails in Fort Smith, Arkansas!



*All ages are welcome.
*Only service dogs with documentation will be allowed into the festival.

All proceeds from the Ales for Trails Festival will be donated to Park Partners, a non-profit organization supporting the continuation of trails in Fort Smith. Go to for registration and event tickets.

TICKETS: $10-$75

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