Welcome to the Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series for 2016!

Chairman - Ray Lavey

Come and enjoy a wide variety of music! . If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Concert Series please e-mail Ray Lavey at concerts@july4thbristolri.com.

Below is the line-up for the 2016 series (TBA), click on the date and the entertainment for the night will appear on the right side. Hope to see you there!

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  • Concert 1: Sunday, June 19
  • Concert 2: Monday, June 20
  • Concert 3: Tuesday, June 21
  • Concert 4: Wed., June 22
  • Concert 5: Thursday, June 23
  • Concert 6: Friday, June 24
  • Concert 7: Saturday, June 25
  • Concert 8: Sunday, June 26
  • Concert 9: Monday, June 27
  • Concert 10: Tuesday, June 28
  • Concert 11: Wed., June 29
  • Concert 12: Thursday, June 30
  • Concert 13: Friday, July 1
  • Concert 14: Saturday, July 2
  • Concert 15: Sunday, July 3

Welcome to the Bristol 4th of July 2016 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: Quito’s Restaurant, AAA, Seekonk Grand Prix.

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 www.ebswe.org.


8:15 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: Kelly & Mancini LLP, Bank Newport, Columbus Fan.

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, Bristol House of Pizza, Peoples Credit Union.

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. - Nancy Paolino and The Black Tie Band

Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band have been providing outstanding entertainment throughout New England for Corporate Events, Night Clubs, and Weddings for many years and are a welcome addition to the Concert Series. Capable of performing music from all eras, this eight piece band has entertained thousands of satisfied listeners of all ages. Full time professional musicians will present a Show Set of material from the 70’s to the present that will satisfy everyone. Great music never goes out of style. When the music is performed live with precision and energy, the experience becomes a memorable event.


This Concert is sponsored by: Stop & Shop, TD Bank, Arnold Lumber, Elks.

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 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. - Batteries Not Included

With members who include graduates of the Musician's Institute and Full Sail University and have also performed or shared stages with such artists as Shinedown, Tesla and Eddy Money, BNI has taken their expertise in the music and entertainment business and come together with a mission of delivering a fun and entertaining experience while striving for excellence and professionalism adding peace of mind for your club, wedding or function. Performing the latest Top 40, Rock, Pop and Country hits as well as classic favorites BNI provides a little something for everyone


This Concert is sponsored by: Citizens Bank, Century 21 Topsail, Farmer and First Insurance.

6:30 p.m. - Crushed Velvet

Crushed Velvet is a high energy tribute to the golden age of guitar driven rock of the 1970’s. Their performance includes songs from bands such as Queen, Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Cheap Trick. A popular act on the local club scene, the members of Crushed Velvet share a passion for live exciting visual performances that are sure to bring crowds of all ages to their feet.


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: Leo’s Ristorante, Berry Plastics, Crown Collision, Rhode Island Credit Union.

7:00 p.m. - The American Band

After many years absence, the American Band has finally returned to the Concert Series. The American Band is a symphonic concert band comprised of over 50 adult musicians from Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. Its repertoire is both versatile and traditional with works ranging from classical to popular, marches and operatic overtures, to modern works for band. The band has a long and colorful history extending back to 1837, making the American Band one of the oldest continuously active bands in the United States. The American Band performance season extends from September through July with both public and private performances, indoors and out. We invite you to explore the world of the American Band.

Currently the Band is under the leadership of Dr. Brian Cardany of the University of Rhode Island.


This Concert is sponsored by: BETA Engineering, ABC 6 TV, Sunshine Fuels, Twin River Casino.

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: Gil’s Appliances.

6:30 p.m. - Annie Brobst

Annie Brobst, another first timer to the Concert Series, is the 2016 New England Music Awards Country Act of the Year. She will take the stage tonight with her full band. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Brobst now lives in Peabody, MA. Most of her original songs are stories from her life, with a pop/country sound, although she's been known to blend genres. "Ghost," on her EP due in the fall, describes her journey from Columbus to Boston, while "Between Words" came from a poem she wrote in grade school. 'Write Me a Song' was inspired by performers she'd seen in Nashville, artists on the street who were playing live music day in and day out just to survive.

Brobst still has lots of support from fans and family in Ohio. She says she aims for sounds similar to such artists as Sugarland, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Lisa Loeb and Miranda Lambert. "I draw my inspiration from those artists, and I add my own flair into it. They are big shoes to fill, so I get excited whenever anyone compares me," said Brobst.


7:45 p.m. - Bobby Carlson

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.


This Concert is sponsored by: East Bay Newspapers, Bank of America, Casa Margaritas, 426 Fitness.

7:00 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 G. A. Fritz, 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: DeWolf Tavern.

6:30 p.m. - Diesel

Newcomers to the Concert Series, Diesel’s Tom Sullivan and Jeff Carvalho have performed as a duo for the past twenty four years. Tom has played in several ensembles as a drummer, guitarist and a lead vocalist. Jeff, a proud Army Veteran, comes from a very musical family has been involved in music since the age of six and has always enjoyed singing. In his teenage years he played piano and studied voice for 8 years. Diesel plays a variety of music including hits from the fifties to the present day.


7:45 p.m. - Merchants of Cool

Merchants of Cool entertains audiences with the music of Bad Company, Foreigner, Kansas, Styx, Journey and more. Lead singer Sean Byrne is complimented by five other vocalists who present a harmony filled show. Multi talented instrumentalists feature two keyboardists, two guitar players, flutist, saxophonist, drummer, and bass player. MOC has thrilled audiences throughout Southern New England and is making their first appearance at the Concert Series.


This Concert is sponsored by: DiPrete Engineering, Bank 5, United Parking, Tri Mack.

6:30 p.m. - Boston Premier Band

Boston Premier is an outstanding musical group that consists of a team of incredible musicians who provide a level of entertainment that will please all audiences. Founded in 1989, the band has become one of the area’s most sought after entertainment groups; renowned for its polished performances and professional demeanor. Their variety of music includes the most popular selections of Big Band Swing, Oldies, Motown, Disco as well as the latest contemporary hits of today! The diversity of such an extensive repertoire coupled with many years of experience means nothing less than an incredible performance.


7:45 p.m. - The British Invasion

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: Citizens Bank.

6:30 p.m. - Patrick McAloon

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. - The Bronx Wanderers

Another first time performer at the Concert Series, The Bronx Wanderers is a Father and two sons living the American rock ‘n’ roll dream – quite possibly the best 90 minutes of America’s rock ‘n’ roll songbook from the first generation right through the music of today, that you will experience on one stage. One part “oldies,” two parts rock ‘n’ roll… The Bronx Wanderers are the ” perfect musical storm, effortlessly creating a visible level of synergy between generations. Like their new CD title implies, this is a father and two sons who are “Still Happy Together.” United by their passion for great music, former gold record producer Yo’ Vinny along with sons Vinny “The Kid” and Nicky “Stix” form the heart and soul of this pitch perfect band that delivers a non-stop barrage of hit after delicious hit. DON’T MISS THIS SHOW.


This Concert is sponsored by: DiPrete Engineering, Santander, Jimmy Stuart.

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: Crossroads Pub, Carl Benevides Construction, Sage Environmental.

6:30 p.m. - The Falcoa Brothers

Also new to the Concert Series, Bristol’s own Tyler & Ryan have racked up millions of views on their YouTube page, covering songs by Jason Mraz, Ellie Goulding and Taylor Swift, among others. They’ve been involved with America’s Got Talent and The Voice, and won a battle of the bands held by Ryan Seacrest’s website.

Cover songs have been key to Tyler and Ryan Falcoa’s success. They created their YouTube page in 2010 with the initial intent of uploading original songs, but it wasn’t until they began including covers that their view count skyrocketed into the millions.

Ryan started on drums and Tyler started on the electric guitar. Both are self-taught musicians and were inspired by and began with ‘60s and ‘70s classic rock making the transition to pop, honing their craft together. Tyler started out as the sole vocalist and remained so until 2011. Through the years he’s also learned to play bass, drums, piano, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. Ryan has since taken up the guitar and began singing at the time of their YouTube page launch.

A year later, they began uploading covers and the view count climbed. Their popularity got them noticed by Ryan Seacrest’s website, which was looking for eight YouTube acts to compete against each other to see who had the best rendition of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” Three rounds of worldwide fan voting later, Tyler & Ryan emerged victorious. A month later, they performed in front of 5,000 fans at Playlist Live at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. They’ve also been involved with both America’s Got Talent and The Voice, receiving two audition requests from the producers and advancing to various production rounds.

While covers have gotten them noticed, they’re prepping original music that stays in line with their current style. If you have listened to or seen their YouTube covers, their original music does not run too far from their cover sound. They are a pop duo who love to play around with beats and catchy melodies and are just beginning the long journey to stardom.


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: Navigant Credit Union.