Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series for 2018!

Concert Series Line Up Finalized for 2018, please join us starting June 21st.

Independence Park, Bristol, RI

Come and enjoy a wide variety of music!

Event Chairman:  Ray Lavey

Event Co-Chairmen are Patti Nenna, Tammy Mojkowski, Chuck MacDonough

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Concert Vending is Co-chaired by Donna Chabot and Ana Motta.

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Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

7:00 p.m. – RI Army National Guard 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.  www.88tharmyband.com

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  Dewolf Tavern,  Rhode Island Credit Union

 

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

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

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.  www.GerryGrimo.com

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” traditionwww.reminisceontheweb.com

This Concert is sponsored by:  North Coast Boats

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

6:30 p.m. – Airplay

Making its first appearance at the Concert Series, Airplay is an accomplished band featuring an eclectic mix of material from originals to covers.  Featuring diversified instrumentation including fiddle, ukelele, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards, Airplay will please audiences of all musical tastes.  www.facebook/Airplay.com

7:45 p.m. – The Eagles Experience

THE EAGLES EXPERIENCE aims to be the most authentic tribute show to the Eagles available today. There are many great bands on the road that market themselves as a “Tribute to the Eagles” or a “Tribute to Eagles music”, but this does not make them an actual “TRIBUTE SHOW”.  With a one-to-one lineup that reflects the Eagles during their heyday in the late 1970s, the members of THE EAGLES EXPERIENCE each emulate their respective “Eagle”, playing the correct instrument and singing the songs as sung by their protege.  Every member of THE EAGLES EXPERIENCE is dedicated to presenting their part as accurately as possible, and will provide you with an ultimate “Eagles Experience” you will not soon forget.

THE EAGLES EXPERIENCE only plays songs written and recorded by the Eagles as a band, from their biggest hits to hidden gems. While there were many great songs by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh as solo artists, the Eagles created more than enough musical material to fill an entire evening, and then some.  www.Eagles-Experience.com

This Concert is sponsored by:  Bank 5

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

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.  www.worldpremierband.com

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  Crossroads Restaurant

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

6:30 p.m. – 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 www.ebswe.org

 

7:45 p.m. – Michael Dimucci and Friends

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. www.michaeldimucci.blogspot.com

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  Stop and Shop, Bank Newport

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

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.  www.facebook.com/RenditionBandRI

7:45 p.m. –  Navy Band Northeast

Navy Bands have always been an integral part of the Naval presence in Newport, dating back at least to the Civil War period. Navy Band Northeast was established in 1974, and is one of 13 official bands of the United States Navy worldwide. Under the direction of Lieutenant J.L. Borrelli-Boudreau, the band is attached to the Naval War College on board Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, and serves the military and civilian communities throughout the Northeastern United States performing  a wide range of music from patriotic, classical, contemporary, big band swing, country, and the latest top-40 hits. www.usnwc.edu/About/NavyBandNortheast.aspx

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  Dewolf Tavern, Citizens Bank

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

6:30 p.m. – Merchants of Cool

Merchants Of Cool was an idea that came about in the spring of 2011 to guitarist Mike Silva. He was looking for another project that would entertain people , make them dance and give them a lot of good memories. With  Bad Company and Foreigner’s vast array of hit songs , it seemed like a great , although very difficult choice.   The first bump in the road would be finding a singer who could do a convincing Lou Gramm…and Paul Rogers, not an easy task.  Merchants of Cool were lucky enough to find Sean Byrne, an unbelievable vocalist with a range that most singers dream about.  The next chore would be finding a Keyboardist / Guitarist / Vocalist . That’s where Scott Doyle comes in. . Scott  has played in many Tribute bands and as  luck would have it , he was looking for another project.. He was  a perfect fit. One of the most difficult positions to fill would be finding another multi instrumentalist. One that could handle Keyboards, sax, guitar, flute and vocals. The only person around that could possibly do this was the keyboard player Mike  had played with in Mr Breeze , Skip Mahler. The final piece was to come in Scott Camara. A great drummer and vocalist who has played with many local bands ….a hard hitting human metronome ..just what we needed …the package was complete. www.merchantsofcool.net

7:45 p.m. – Back in the Day

Welcome to Back In The Day, a Tribute Band dedicated to the music of  Journey, Styx, Police, Foreigner, Loverboy, Bad Company, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Van Halen, and a few early 80’s bands. We strive to replicate each artist musically and vocally to the best. www.facebook.com/backinthedaytribute

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  Quito’s Restaurant, Carl Benevides General Contracting

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

7:00 p.m. – Hey Nineteen

Hey Nineteen is an 11 piece group of professional musicians with the theoretical knowledge and musicality required to master the complex music of Steely Dan. They have packed venues throughout New England and are well known for their high energy show as well as their “spot on Steely Dan sound!  Hey Nineteen will amaze you with their exacting solos (as originally recorded), vocals, harmonies, and musicality, all while keeping you moving with their high energy show.

               

This Concert is sponsored by:  Diprete Engineering

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

6:30 p.m. – Barefoot Rebel

Rhode Island’s own tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Barefoot Rebel will keep all the Southern Rockers entertained with their spirited energetic show.

 

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!   www.detroitbreakdownband.com

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  BETA Group, Bristol Harbor Inn

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

6:30 p.m. – Trinity

Trinity is comprised of four vocalists with decades of experience in the music industry. An offshoot of the popular East Bay RI band “Band Of Brothers.”  As a vocal/acoustic act Trinity is in a class all its own. Trinity specializes in performing music with soaring vocal harmonies by Crosby, Stills & Nash.  Intricate fingerstyle guitar work and driving rhythm guitar along with electronic and hand percussion, Trinity is unlike any other acoustic act in New England.  www.facebook.com/pages/Trinity/112595412093468

 

7:45 p.m. – Sixwire

Nashville super-group SIXWIRE, returning to Bristol for the 4th time,  brings  five veterans of touring, recording, and song-writing 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, SIXWIREhas been working on a new album and is featured on ABC TV’s series “Nashville”.  DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW.   www.sixwire.com

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  Navigant Credit Union

 

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

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”

www.changesinlatitudes.com

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  Citizens Bank

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

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

The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast was originally formed on August 2, 1942 in Rapid City, South Dakota as the 53rd Army Air Forces Band. Federal recognition was extended on April 21, 1949. The succeeding years saw numerous name changes and reassignments: the 553rd Army Band, 553rd Army Air Forces Band, 53rd Wing Band, and most recently the 553rd Air Force Band, Pennsylvania Air National Guard

 

A traditional Air National Guard squadron, the band consists of thirty-six members, all National Guard members and with civilian careers, who meet one weekend a month to rehearse and perform. Its ranks are filled with professional musicians, educators, students, administrators, salesmen, builders and other professionals. The band has received many awards, including the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and Pennsylvania Governor’s Unit Citation.

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  Gil’s Appliances

 

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2018 Concert Series.

Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.

6:00 p.m. – Mount Hope High School Vocal Ensemble

Thirty aspiring High School Vocalists will present a chorale performance of well known Patriotic pieces

6:45 p.m. – Jon Tyler

Bristol’s own solo performer guitarist will entertain everyone with a selection of material very familiar to all.  He performs in venues from Bristol to Boston and will make his first appearance at the Concert Series.

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.  www.songsintheatticband.com

 

This Concert is sponsored by:  Navigant Credit Union, Gorman Clocks

Fireworks about 9:30 p.m.