July 3rd and 4th

Bristol Rhode Island's 233rd Fourth of July Celebration

July 3 – July 4, 2017 Schedule

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

Rockwell Amusements Carnival

Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4
Town Common

Bring the kids for the final 2 days of the Rockwell Amusments Carnival on the Town Common.

2017 Carnival Hours

Wednesday through Friday, June 28th-June 30th and Monday, July 3 Hours – 5 PM to 11 PM
Saturday & Sunday, July 1st and 2nd – 5 PM to 11 PM
Tuesday, July 4th – 11 AM to 10 PM

Ride Specials

Wednesday through Friday and Monday: $25 Unlimited Ride Wristbands – Purchase between 5 PM and 9 PM and ride until close
Saturday & Sunday – $25 Unlimited Ride Wristbands – Purchase between 12 NOON and 4 PM and ride until close
Tuesday – $25 Unlimited Ride Wristbands – Purchase between 11 AM and 4 PM and ride until close


Monday, July 3
Bristol Harbor
9:30 p.m.

Go to the Concert Series downtown, visit our local restaurants, walk through beautiful downtown Bristol and do some shopping and then watch a spectacular fireworks display over the Bristol Harbor.

Patriotic Exercises

Monday, July 4
Colt Memorial School, Hope Street
8:30 a.m.

The official kick-off on July 4th, Patriotic Exercises will be held in front of Colt School, located on Hope Street, in downtown Bristol.

Our 233rd Patriotic Speaker is TBD

All are welcome!!

Military, Civic and Firemen’s Parade

Monday, July 4
Hope and Chestnut Streets
10:30 a.m.

The Fourth of July Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street.

Hope Street (Rt. 114) will be closed off beginning at 8:00 a.m., including Poppasquash Road.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m., Chestnut Street, Naomi Street and Sherry Avenue will be close to traffic. A parking ban along the parade route goes into effect the night before the parade.