Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series for 2018!

Chairman:  Ray Lavey
Co-Chairman:  Tammy Mojkowski, Patti Nenna, Chuck MacDonough

Come and enjoy a wide variety of music!

If you are interested in participating in the 2018 Concert Series, please go to the contact page.

Below is the line-up for the 2017 series, but stayed tuned as we line up our concerts for 2018!

Concert Series Vendor Permit Application and Rules and Regulations will be available soon!


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Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2017 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

7:00 p.m. – 88th Army Band

The 88th Army Band, as part of the Rhode Island Army National Guard, has the primary responsibility to provide Musical Support across the state. The Band has a long and proud history of service to our State and Country. Instituted in 1892, the band performs a wide range of music from patriotic, classical, contemporary, big band swing, country, and the latest top-40 hits. Their Pop Rock Ensemble is consistently in the top East Coast Army Ensembles. Their show is a lively Patriotic presentation coupled with a high energy Rock set that will keep everyone thoroughly entertained.

This Concert is sponsored by: DeWolf Tavern

6:30 p.m. – Rendition

Rendition is an Acoustic/Electric trio who’s strength is putting their own spin on a wide range of great songs with big harmonies that will astound you.  Music from the 60’s to the present is featured in a laid back acoustic/electric format that will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands. Rendition is very popular on the local club scene and will delight audiences of all ages.

7:45 p.m. – Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers is a unique combination of six musicians who have been playing music since the 60’s. The members have been in the bands One Bone Shy, Deja Vu, Time-Piece, Run-21, F-Sharp, Neon Jungle, and Touch, to name a few. Formed to showcase multi-part vocal harmonies and an out of the ordinary variety of music, Band of Brothers takes extreme pride in performing a show that you won’t forget.

This Concert is sponsored by Citizens Bank and Crown Collision

6:30 p.m. – The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble

The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble is celebrating its 37th Summer Season of Music and provides a wind ensemble experience for advanced instrumentalists of high school age and up. Under the direction of David M. Marshall, the orchestra features selections from crowd-pleasing contemporary favorites to complicated classical pieces which highlight the technical abilities of these advanced musicians. To learn more about the East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble visit them at

7:45 p.m. – Michael DiMucci

Michael DiMucci will perform a program of classic songs and standards, movie themes, Broadway show tunes, and contemporary favorites popularized by a variety of composers for the theater and screen such as Stephen Sondheim, Rogers & Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Henry Mancini, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and others. A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Michael, now relocated to Rhode Island, is a familiar face in Bristol, having done numerous shows at Linden Place and Cabaret and Sing Along performances at The Lobster Pot. He is also the current tenor soloist and cantor at Saint Mary’s Church in Bristol. His eclectic repertoire and experience in musical theater and the American Songbook has enabled him to perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Swing and Jazz Band Avenue A, and in the South County Production of works by Gilbert and Sullivan. He has also appeared in the Opera Workshop of URI’s productions of operas such as The Magic Flute, The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore and more.

This Concert is sponsored by: Carl Benevides Construction

6:30 p.m. – Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble

Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble’s repertoire includes a wide range of material from the 1930’s through 1990’s with an emphasis on the “hits” of Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Standards, Oldies, Motown/R&B, Classic Rock, and 90’s Pop/Dance music, Reggae, Country. Ballroom, Latin and more.

7:45 p.m. – Detroit Breakdown

Detroit Breakdown is a high energy group playing music that is specifically tailored to keep the audience up on their feet. Formed in September of 2008, the band plays cover and original music that blends infectious grooves from a vast array of genres and artists that the band members interpret in their own way, leading to a common thread connecting each song in a natural, yet unique way. The band is comprised of lead vocalist Paul Petit, guitarist Scott Cioe, Bassist Richard Roussel, Keyboardist Richard Jiacovelli and Drummer and Bristol native, Billy Donohue. Together with sound man Russ Peck, this veteran local act has a combined 170 years in the music business!

This Concert is sponsored by: Rhode Island Credit Union and Casa Margarita

6:30 p.m. – The Patterson Smith Rashid Quartet

This group spans 6 decades of music, performing together since 1990, and is well known for its instrumental and vocal arrangements. Beginning as a trio, they have grown to a quartet to enhance their sound and play larger venues. With unique interpretations of classic tunes, jazz standards, and cutting-edge arrangements, the PSR Band presents an audience pleasing show not to be missed.

7:45 p.m. – REMINISCE

REMINISCE is an 8 member oldies group specializing in songs from the 50’s and early 60’s. With 4 vocalists and 4 instrumentalists, the group prides itself on achieving the original record sound when performing any song. Arrangements are as close to the original group sound as possible. REMINISCE has performed for national and regional audiences and continues to carry on the “Oldies” tradition.

This Concert is sponsored by: Quito’s Restaurant and Gorman Clocks

6:30 p.m. – Bobby Carlson & The Stones River Band

Bobby Carlson & the Stones River Band presents “what’s happening today in country music with “a little bit of yesterday” mixed in. Bobby has won the Massachusetts Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year several times and has formed a touring band with seasoned veterans of the LA/Boston/Nashville country scene. This band always surprises everyone with their professional upbeat shows.

7:45 p.m. – Buddy Jewell

One of Arkansas’ favorite sons…BUDDY JEWELL, the very first winner of the USA Network’s Country Music reality TV show NASHVILLE STAR, will perform in concert tonight.

After winning, Nashville Star, Buddy experienced stunning success. His self- titled first album (produced by Clint Black) debuted at number one on Billboard Magazine’s country album chart and number 13 on the Pop charts and was certified gold in both the US and Canada within a month. The first two singles “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song.”) and “Sweet Southern Comfort,” each climbed to the number three spot on the singles chart. His second album TIMES LIKE THESE, which included the top 20 hit, “If She Were Any Other Woman,” reached number 5 on the Billboard album chart.

In addition to performing across the United States, Buddy has become an international artist playing in China, Japan, Central America for Compassion International and much of Europe. The man who has supported so many causes sang for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on an historic 2013 USO Tour. Here at home he’s been a national spokesman for St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Buddy is an exceptional entertainer and a true gentleman.

He was inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame In October of 2015 and has been recognized by the Grammy’s, ACM (Academy of Country Music), and the CMA (Country Music Association).

His current studio album is called MY FATHER”S COUNTRY.

It’s his first time in Bristol – please give him a rousing reception.

This Concert is sponsored by: Gil’s Appliances

6:30 p.m. – Blue Light Bandits

Blue Light Bandits is a four-piece groove band from New England. BLB was awarded the “Best Up and Coming Act at the Worcester Music Awards and has performed as opening support for artists including KC and the Sunshine Band, Badfish, New Politics, and The 5th Dimension. New to the Concert Series, their talent and performance skills will amaze everyone.

7:45 p.m. – Northeast Traffic

Northeast Traffic started in 2010 and quickly became a staple to the rock/jam scene in Rhode Island. The band has been playing throughout New England gaining popularity in Providence, Boston, and Burlington. Northeast Traffic has been nominated for 2017’s best jam band in Rhode Island by Motif Magazine. Currently, the band is working on a new record and continuing to play throughout New England and beyond.

This Concert is sponsored by: East Bay Newspapers

6:30 p.m. – The Becky Chace Band

Roots rocker Becky Chace will knock you over with her voice and her longtime sidekick Brian Minisce will help you get back up and stand at attention. Their vast catalog of original music is authentic, eclectic, and honest. Becky covers artists as diverse as Irving Berlin, Johnny Cash, and Men at Work. She believes in the power of music. Whether she’s playing her original songs with Brian as an acoustic duo, fronting The Becky Chace Band, she is present in the moment enjoying the connection of community that only music can create.

Becky performs at least 200 shows per year. She’s tough to pin down in terms of style; she’s that kind of musician who can’t help but go in different directions. A throwback to the artists of the 1960s and 70s who had intimate acoustic country ballads on the same records with blues rock and pop. Becky’s performance experience runs the gamut as well. With her band, she’s opened the concert and festival shows for such acts as B.B. King, America, Keb Mo, Melissa Etheridge and Joan Jett at the Newport Sunset Music Festival and Twin River Casino. She’s shared more intimate stages such as the Narrows Center for the Arts and Stone Soup as an acoustic act with the likes of Judi Collins and Cheryl Wheeler.

Receiving critical acclaim for her recordings, Becky’s proven to be a very prolific songwriter releasing 9 CDs. The Boston Globe called Chace’s Take Your Shot “a stunning collection of original roots rock, folk, and blues.”

What people talk about most when it comes to Becky’s music is her powerful voice. She’s been compared to Melissa Etheridge, Lucinda Williams, and Bonnie Raiit. Chosen Best Female Vocalist 5 times by the readers of the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll, Becky has been called “one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters to come out of the RI area.” Motif Magazine.

7:45 p.m. – Neal and the Vipers

Neal Vitullo is one of the foremost blues guitarists in the country. The Vipers have appeared at so many venues and with so many National acts, it would be difficult to list them. It’s been a long time coming but finally, Neal and The Vipers are appearing at the Concert Series for the first time. Their show is a pleasing mix of Originals and Covers that will thoroughly entertain any audience.

This Concert is sponsored by Kelly & Mancini LLP, Bank Newport, and East Commerce Solutions

7:00 p.m. – The World Premier Band

When true musicians of multiple backgrounds and talent come together, the music becomes a wall of sound that no jam session could ever produce. Audiences inspire the musicians to reach beyond the dimensions of their abilities to satisfy the listener. This is The World Premier Band – musicians with endless imaginations seeding the music of the 90’s and Today with Funk, Dance, Originals, and R&B. Multiple vocalists choreographed stage moves, and Boston’s finest musicians present a performance not to be missed.

This Concert is sponsored by: Citizens Bank

6:30 p.m. – SIRSY

SIRSY is a rock and soul duo with lots of pop sensibility and just the right amount of sass. The Boston Globe sums it up, “Little band. Big Sound.” No more needs to be said. Although the only thing “little” about Sirsy is that there’s just two of them. The rest is bigger than a T-Rex.

Close your eyes and listen to the power and heart to their music and you’ll swear there are more than two people on stage. It’s crank up the volume, sing along at the top of your lungs music.

Both Mel and Rich have theater backgrounds. So, their energetic live show often includes stories and laughter from the stage. Although the lyrics can be introspective and the power of Sirsy can get pretty intense, “there is no sadness there”, Mel says. On stage, they radiate joy. “It’s just us being free and playing music…”

SIRSY is currently hard at work writing new songs for a follow-up to their latest EP “Sketches and Ghosts” and their most recent full-length offering, “Coming into Frame”. “Coming into Frame” was produced by Grammy-winners, Paul Kolderie & Sean Slade (Radiohead, Hole, Dresden Dolls, Pixies). SIRSY’s song “Cannonball” was featured on the hit tv show “Shameless” (on Showtime). Their music video for “Lionheart” was in rotation on MTVu and their song “Revolution” was the theme song for a PBS documentary “So Right, So Smart”. (The music video for ‘Revolution’ was also in rotation on HBO).

7:45 p.m. – Songs In The Attic

Songs In The Attic is a musical tribute conceived and presented with a tremendous amount of detail and affection for the material of Billy Joel. Formed in 2011 by Long Island veteran singer/piano player David Clark, Songs In The Attic has performed for thousands of people at the Jones Beach Boardwalk bandshell, the Neconset Gazebo summer concert series, and numerous venues throughout the Northeast. With many incredible New York musicians, this show is a stunningly accurate recreation of the “Piano Man” himself.

This Concert is sponsored by Bank 5 and Columbus Fan and Machine

7:00 p.m. – The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band

This Concert Band is comprised of over 40 professional Airman-musicians who captivate audiences on regular tours throughout the East Coast with a variety of renditions of great orchestral classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards, movie music and patriotic favorites.

The band has appeared with many world-renowned artists, produced over 55 highly-acclaimed recordings and has performed at thousands of high-profile, community outreach and military events. The band’s music is often heard on television, radio and the internet, and serves to communicate and convey Air Force core values of integrity, service, and excellence to millions. These achievements have earned the ensemble worldwide acclaim as well as military awards, including eight Air Force Outstanding Unit awards, three Colonel George S. Howard Citations of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands and numerous Mayoral Proclamations.

Through the universal language of music, we COMMUNICATE U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense messages, making lasting connections with our audiences. Our community and civic outreach performances serve to instill patriotism, build partnerships, enhance the reputation of the Air Force and the United States, and demonstrate American values to the world.

This Concert is sponsored by: DeWolf Tavern

1:00 p.m. – The Frog Prince

Children’s Performance produced by the Kaleidoscope Theatre of Rhode Island.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a true family experience.

This Performance is sponsored by Kaleidoscope Theater

7:00 p.m. – Steve Smith and the Nakeds

Now celebrating nearly forty esteemed years touring throughout the USA and Canada, this rhythm & blues powerhouse has taken their distinct infectious blend of rhythm, brass, and fun to the touring stage with Bruce Springsteen’s saxophonist, Clarence Clemons. They have been featured on television, appearing on MTV’s video countdown program “The Basement Tapes”, and the title track for their CD,” I’m Huge” gained notoriety by being included on the Fox TV season 6 Family Guy DVD box set. The song is the driving force behind the animated music video featuring the band and the Family Guy characters. The music video caused quite a buzz on with over 450,000 views. Recently inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame, Steve Smith and the Nakeds’ performance will not allow you to sit still.

This Concert is sponsored by: Crossroads Restaurant

7:00 p.m. – Changes In Latitudes

Changes In Latitudes is the country’s premier tribute show to the Mayor of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett. This nationally acclaimed band travels the country with beach balls flying, dancing conga lines, and “Trop Rock” for all. It’s the ultimate beach party that’s good clean fun for all ages. Throughout its ten year history, the band has traveled from Maine to Barbados and Cape Cod to Chicago. From the Walt Disney Theaters aboard the Disney Cruise ships to the National Hamburger Festival in Ohio, Changes In Latitudes has thrilled audiences with an amazingly authentic reproduction of the Jimmy Buffett concert experience. Don your Parrothead gear and come to Bristol’s “Island of Margaritaville”

This Concert is sponsored by: DiPrete Engineering

6:30 p.m. – Trinity

Trinity is comprised of three vocalists with decades of experience in the music industry. An offshoot of the popular East Bay RI band “Band Of Brothers”, Trinity started as a vehicle for the three lead vocalists to perform acoustically. Fred & Eric Komiega are still in Band of Brothers, while Joe Caron left the band to pursue varied musical interests. As a vocal/acoustic act, Trinity is in a class all its own. Trinity specializes in performing music with soaring vocal harmonies by such classic acts as Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Hollies, The Beatles, Byrds, etc. Utilizing Joe’s intricate fingerstyle guitar work and Fred’s driving rhythm guitar along with Eric handling electronic and hand percussion, Trinity is unlike any other acoustic act in New England.

7:45 p.m. – Sixwire

Nashville super-group SIXWIRE, returning to Bristol for the 4th time, brings five veterans of touring, recording, and songwriting to the Bristol stage. With three lead guitarist/vocalists and a rock solid rhythm section, SIXWIRE presents a stellar neo-country/rock performance. Highlights of their show include a tribute to the great guitar/vocal bands of the 70’s and 80’s, and the now famous ‘Beast’ – a medley of the greatest guitar parts and solos from the greatest classic rock songs of all time.

Members of SIXWIRE have toured and recorded with Faith Hill, Richard Marx, Delbert McClinton, Randy Owen, Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, Phil Vassar, Olivia Newton-John, and countless others. Songs written by SIXWIRE members have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, John Michael Montgomery, Brooks & Dunn, Blackhawk, Chris Cagle, Mark Wills, Craig Morgan and more. SIXWIRE’s Warner Brothers CD debuted in the Top 30 Billboard Country Charts and featured two hit singles and music videos. Touring included appearances with Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Lonestar, and many others. SIXWIRE also made numerous television appearances on CMT, GAC, USA Network, FOX, and various syndicated programs.

American Idol producers chose SIXWIRE as a finalist for their FOX Television show, “THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND” from over 10,000 entrants. SIXWIRE moved from Nashville to Los Angeles for the three-month stint at Hollywood’s Television City to be a part of the program. Since returning to Nashville, SIXWIRE has been working on a new album and is featured on ABC TV’s series “Nashville”. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW.

This Concert is sponsored by Navigant Credit Union and Gorman Clocks