Welcome to the Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series for 2014!

Chairman - Ray Lavey

Come and enjoy a wide variety of music! . If you are interested in participating in the 2014 Concert Series please e-mail Ray Lavey at genchair@july4thbristolri.com.

Below is the line-up fpr the 2014 series, click on the date and the entertainment for the night will appear on the right side. Hope to see you there!

Vending Chairman - Chuck MacDonough

If you are interested in participating in the 2013 Concert Series as a vendor please download the 2014 Application. Fill out the application completely and send to: Bristol Fourth of July Committee, Concession Committee, c/o Chuck MacDonough, P.O. Box 561, Bristol, RI 02809
2014 Concert Vending Application

  • Concert 1: Friday, June 20
  • Concert 2: Saturday, June 21
  • Concert 3: Sunday, June 22
  • Concert 4: Monday, June 23
  • Concert 5: Tuesday, June 24
  • Concert 6: Wed., June 25
  • Concert 7: Thursday, June 26
  • Concert 8: Friday, June 27
  • Concert 9: Saturday, June 28
  • Concert 10: Sunday, June 29
  • Concert 11: Monday, June 30
  • Concert 12: Tuesday, July 1
  • Concert 13: Wed., July 2
  • Concert 14: Thursday, July 3

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2014 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.


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 series ending concert will feature a spectacular fireworks display at the end.  This show will be very crowded and early arrival is highly recommended.


This Concert is sponsored by: R.I. Credit Union/Kelly & Mancini LLP/ABC6 TV.

6:30 p.m. - NASTY HABITS

Nasty Habits is a six-piece classic rock band consisting of two guitars, harmonica, keyboards, drums, bass and powerful vocals. Since1983, they have been rocking Rhode Island night clubs with their high-energy style of music bringing you the best in Classic Rock & Roll from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Their energetic shows are very entertaining and crowd pleasing.



Chicago Total Access is a group made up of 10 talented musicians which all grew up listening to American and British pop/rock, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, Motown, acid rock and music from the 40’s, 50’s,60’s and 70’s as well as classical music from the ages. Their music is dedicated to the music of the American rock band “Chicago”. There is no other American rock n roll band with horns that has influenced more musicians, is loved by millions of people worldwide, and has become such a deep part of Americana as the band Chicago. Since 1967, 46 years of sold out concerts, millions of record sales and legions of cheering fans worldwide Chicago is still going strong in 2013. The members of Chicago Total Access have attempted to recreate a slice of the timeless musical catalog of Chicago as well as stay true to the spirit of the original recordings.


This Concert is sponsored by: Carl Benevides Contractors/Quito's Restaurant/Bristol County Savings Bank/Crown Collision.


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.



From the street corners of Brooklyn, to Boston, to Bristol, the Doo Wop All Stars are keeping the music of the 50’s and the 60’s alive. Performing all the songs that are the foundation for today’s music, the Doo Wop All Stars create an evening of “memory lane” sentiment. Songs such as At the Hop, Heatwave, Duke of Earl, Blue Moon, are but a few of the extended repertoire of this show. This seven piece band with three lead singers will delight every listener with their very vocal and visual performance.


This Concert is sponsored by: Beta Engineering/Sunshine Fuels/426 Fitness.


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.



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: Century 21 Topsail/Clean Care of New England/Bank of America/Jimmy Stuart.


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 Commander Carl Gerhard, 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.


This Concert is sponsored by: Stop & Shop/Regan Heating/DeWolf Tavern.

6:30 p.m. - LIQUID FIX

Liquid Fix loves to play good music and have a great time doing it. Go to a Liquid Fix show, and you'll see. They cover songs from Aerosmith, Candlebox, Foo Fighters, Matchbox 20, Pearl Jam, Journey, Queensryche, Jason Aldean and everything in between! There's something for everyone and you'll never be disappointed. Their fans are the craziest, fun loving people you'll ever meet.


7:45 p.m. - THE DRIFTWOODS

"The Driftwoods are the East Coast's original Beach Boys tribute band. From the beginning, in the mid 1960's, their legendary vocal harmonies and rock & roll rhythms have entertained a legion of fans from the casual listener to the veteran rock musician. The Driftwoods ruled the Rhode Island music scene, performing on the beaches in Rhode Island, at high school and college dances, local TV shows, and numerous "Battle of the Bands" contests. In a two year period, the Driftwoods won eleven of these contests. Over the years their performances have earned them recording contracts, TV appearances, and studio vocal sessions. In addition, the Driftwoods also perform as an opening act for well known national music artists. The band opened for "Gary Lewis & the Playboys," and was also featured as the opening act for "The Rascals". Today, the Driftwoods continue to bring you the sounds of their "Endless Summer" on the live stage. So grab your board and catch "The Wave of a Lifetime" with Rhode Island's own "Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame" Beach Boys tribute band, The Driftwoods!"


This Concert is sponsored by: Crossroads Restaurant/Seabra Foods/Saint Gobain.


Combining the sounds of traditional delta blues, southern rock, old school country and folk, Transatlantic Campaign brings a bold and fresh style of music to anyone willing to listen. Their influences guide their way to a comforting originality boasting driving drums, heartfelt lyrics and a little southern twang. The year 2013 proved to be adventurous with a debut album and multiple tour dates bringing the band into the forefront of the New England Music Scene.



"Band of the Year" - 2013 New England Music Awards - "Album of the Year" - Ragtop Angel - 2012 New England Music Awards "Hands down, the best roots rock band to come out of Boston since the Del Fuegos." - The Alternate Root “…this is our band. we are from Boston. we are lovely, happy people...”

The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa. Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between gutsy rocker and sensitive poet.

The group’s live performances are sweaty, passionate affairs that have been compared to those of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and have attracted the attention of Royal Avenue Records. In 2010, Ezra immediately signed with Royal Avenue and began working on the album that eventually became Ragtop Angel. Royal Avenue paired the group with multiplatinum producer Aaron Johnson and released "Ragtop Angel," the group's debut recording. "Ragtop Angel" shot to the top of the Amazon charts peaking at #4 behind John Mayer and Sarah Bareilles and was featured on iTunes "New and Noteworthy Rock Albums" in December of 2011. Soon after, “Ragtop Angel” won "Album of the Year" and "Takin' Off" won "Song of the Year" at the New England Music Awards.

Having toured with Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, Corey Smith, Deer Tick, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, Gin Blossoms, and many more, the Adam Ezra Group has graduated from the local Boston scene to the national level with a momentum that has catapulted them towards being one of the country’s most talked about bands. www.adamezra.com


This Concert is sponsored by: Alayne White Spa/Farmer & First.


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 quintet 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. - 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: AAA/McBlarney's Pub/My Passion Flower.


The Our Lady of Light Band is known throughout the United States, Canada and Europe as one of the premier amateur bands. Directed by Maestro Manuel Medeiros Canto, the 50 member band has played for many prestigious occasions such as the Bicentennial of America celebrations in Washington DC, as well as playing for President Bill Clinton. They play all types of music which includes Stars and Stripes Forever by John Phillip Sousa, Olympic Fanfare and Theme by John Williams, music from the Beach Boys, and the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. This opening night Patriotic show will not disappoint.


7:45 p.m. - KING'S ROW

Honored as New England’s #1 Oldies Band, King's Row's elaborate musical arrangements and powerful four lead vocalists make every one of their performances exciting and memorable. They have been honored by radio station B101.5 as the “KINGS” of the oldies. They consistently produce a sophisticated, emotional romantic sound. King’s Row has set the standard of excellence in oldies. They have appeared at countless venues throughout New England and their performances have vaulted their notoriety to a national level.


This Concert is sponsored by: Peoples Credit Union/Bristol County Elks/East Bay Newspapers.


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.


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 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.



More than just the Beatles, The British Invasion Tribute is nostalgic music retrospective of the ENTIRE British Invasion Era and the American Response, which occasionally includes a finale of Side B of the Beatles' Abbey Road! No cheesy wigs or costumes - the band wears authentic vintage clothing from the time period. Audiences take a trip back in time, as if they were attending a concert from a bygone era. Formed in the 1980's, the band has released two critically acclaimed albums: "Don't Quit Your Day Job" and "Horizontal Hold" on Dockside Music Records. They now extensively tour the Northeastern United States performing their tribute to the British Invasion and opening for national recording acts such as Herman's Hermits, The Turtles, The Rascals, Leon Russell, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Gary U.S. Bonds. In addition the band has gained international notoriety in England, Sweden, Germany, and Chile. They have performed for audiences of 500 to 50,000 and their show is guaranteed to delight everyone


This Concert is sponsored by: TD Bank/KR Rezendes Construction .


Fresh-eclectic-mature-melodic-magical. These are just a few of the words used to describe "angels and ferris wheels", the debut album by Patrick McAloon, a twenty-four-year-old, Providence, RI based singer/songwriter. Tracks range from rock to blues and folk, all performed with amazing vocal and musical power. Patrick's fan base reflects the eclectic nature of his songs: "When I look out to the crowd, I see loyal fans from ages 15 to 50 and everywhere in between." It is this ability to appeal to a variety of people coupled with Patrick's masterful talent that make his album and his live shows incredible experiences


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: Gil's Appliances/Bank Newport .

7:00 p.m. - ABSALUTE GOLD

ABsalute Gold - The Definitive ABBA Tribute Experience ! is a completely live ( no pre-recorded instrumentation or vocals ) re-creation of a live ABBA concert in the late 70's and early 80's. Each player is hand-picked for performance and personality (on and off stage). The costumes are replicas of the most popular ABBA outfits (comparative photos available upon request). ABBA details from around the world have been collected for authenticity. A four piece band and two back-up singers join the front four characters to perform the music as you see in ABBA's live concert video footage. The show also reveals tidbits of ABBA trivia and history. The choreography is enhanced to fulfill the expectations of today's audiences ... something ABBA would likely have naturally added to suit the times. As well as performing all the ABBA hits, ABsalute Gold's high energy show has the audience participating throughout the performance - singing, clapping, swaying, dancing , and reminiscing about the days when they sang their favorite ABBA songs for the first time. This is a great all-ages, family experience.


This Concert is sponsored by: Navigant Credit Union.


Doug Botelho and his daughters, Jodi Leffingwell and Kelly Caton will present a program of Standards and Popular Music. They have entertained numerous audiences throughout the Northeast during their musical careers and provide what is always a very enjoyable show.


The Detroit Breakdown Band is a long awaited project that includes members of some of the top bands in this area. Paul Petit, a singer and harmonica player for thirty years in bands such as Shot In the Dark and the Mill City Rockers, is the lead vocalist and is an avid fan of the J. Geils Band. He brings the old school songs of the classic era from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, and the Allman Brothers, to the modern stage. Playing a genuine B3 Hammond Organ and various other keyboards, Richard Jiacovelli adds vocals to Detroit's front line while dealing with all the keyboard duties. He has appeared with numerous bands in Rhode Island while perfecting his considerable B3 skills. The rhythm section is manned by Rich "Reggie" Roussel on Bass Guitar and vocals and Bristol, RI's own Billy "Bam Bam" Donahue on Drums. "Reggie" is a founding member of Mainbreak, and Billy toured with Young Neal and the Vipers, Touch, and Through the Doors. Guitar responsibilities fall upon Scott Cioe, also a member of Mainbreak and a past band leader for Paul and Al and the Nads, the infamous group from WHJY.


This Concert is sponsored by: Bank 5.