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Bristol 4th of July Concert Series, 12 Shows – 12 Days

Bristol 4th of July Concert Series, 12 Shows – 12 Days


Bristol, Rhode Island’s Fourth of July Celebration is unlike any other in the country. It all starts on Flag Day, June 14th and runs through to Independence Day, July 4th, 2024.

One of our favorite events leading up to the big day is Bristol’s Fourth of July Concert Series. The free concerts take place on the grounds of Independence Park (Thames Street) and consist of 12 concerts in 12 days, June 21st through July 2nd. Most days start around 6:00pm and often have two bands. Food Trucks will be on hand serving up treats and meals.

Check out the Official Line-Up below to plan your visit(s).

Day 1 – Friday, June 21, 2024


Welcome to the 2024 Summer Concerts Series Opening Night.
We are excited for the talented musicians in this year’s lineup.


6:30 p.m. – Kate & the Mongrels

Kate and The Mongrels is a Rock n Roll cover band specializing in the music you love, but haven’t heard in forever! Covering 70s through 90s artists such as Janis Joplin, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Sass Jordan, Triumph and more. Voted one of the top three bands in the Local Bands category of the Providence Journal’s Readers Choice Awards for 2022.


8:00 p.m. – Crushed Velvet

Crush Velvet is a high energy tribute to the golden age of 1970’s rock.
Their performance includes songs from such bands as David Bowie, Queen Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Cheap Trick. A popular
act of 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.

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 2 – Saturday, June 22, 2024


6:30 p.m. – Whiskey Saints

Led by award-winning lead singer, Cidalia America, Whiskey Saints is a 6-piece Boston-based rock and blues band formed in 2018. Their intersecting styles of rock and gritty blues have been inspired by acts such as the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, and Marcus King. They’ve opened for several semi-national acts, headlined numerous special events at Gillette Stadium’s Patriot Place, and have been a featured act at several larger festivals and concert series in New England. ‘Whiskey Saints’ is thrilled to be part of this year’s 4th of July celebration in Bristol, RI, and looks forward to bringing the music lovers at Independence Park to their feet!.


8:00 p.m. – Best of Foo

The Best of Foo is a group comprised of talented professional musicians dedicated to providing a true Foo Fighters concert experience. Our goal is
to deliver the songs and energy level as if you were attending a live Foo
Fighters show.

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 3 – Sunday, June 23, 2024


7:00 p.m. – Changes in Latitude

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 Cr
uise 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 Par
rothead gear and come to Bristol’s  “Island
of Margaritaville”.

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 4 – Monday, June 24, 2024


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.

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 5 – Tuesday, June 25, 2024


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

The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble was organized in June of 1976 by Founder and Conductor, Lt. Col. Steven Grimo (former Commander/Conductor of The United States Air Force Academy Band) of Bristol, R.I. as a non-profit, educational community music program to offer residents of the East Bay area of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts a chance to become actively involved in cultural activities. EBSWE held the first performance of what became the Bristol 4th of July Concert Series on July 3, 1976 on the steps of Colt School. Now in its 48th year, the ensemble is currently led by Mr. David M. Marshall, who is now in his 18th year as the organization’s President and Director. The ensemble’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ted Rausch, Director of Bands at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, RI where the group runs its rehearsals throughout the summer. EBSWE performs a wide variety of concert repertoire including musical genres spanning from Patriotic to Broadway, Movie Music to Traditional and Contemporary Symphonic Literature. Each summer the group performs throughout the East Bay area giving community musicians a chance to advance their instrumental music skills in a concert band setting, while entertaining audiences at beautiful outdoor venues. To find out more about future concert dates or to inquire about becoming a member, visit their website at


8:00 p.m. – Chicago Total Access

Chicago Total Access is a music group made up of 10 talented musicians which all grew up listening to the music of the 60s and 70s. Our group 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, 57 years of sold-out concerts, millions of record sales and legions of cheering fans worldwide Chicago is still going strong in 2024. 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. We hope you enjoy our efforts!

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 6 – Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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5:45 p.m. – Bristol County Chorus

The Bristol County Chorus (BCC) is a diverse and inclusive, non-auditioned group of individuals that love to sing! Mrs. Joan Roth of Bristol started this community chorus in 1981! Now, 43 years later we are under the direction and teaching of Mr. Nicholas Rocha and we are proud to present quality choral concerts twice a year in the East Bay area. This year we will be presenting our 3rd annual Joan Roth music scholarship in the hopes of keeping music alive for generations to come.


6:30 p.m. – Andre Arsenault with Scott Grimo

Andre Arsenault and Scott Grimo are Bristol-bred entertainers who perform everywhere from weddings to private events to nightclubs to bars throughout the Southern New England area. Andre has grown a loyal fanbase as a solo acoustic performer and soulful singer who puts his own spin on rock, pop, folk, blues, country and so much more. Scott has performed with several successful bands in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and provides the perfect rhythmic complement whether on cajon, electronic drums or a full drum kit.  
The musicians who started performing together as kids reconnected about
5 years ago and have been entertaining au
diences around the east bay ever since. With an ever-growing repertoire spanning over 7 decades, they are at home with any crowd.


8:00 p.m. – Eric “Benny” Bloom

Eric Benny Bloom, a native son of Bristol Rhode Island, is a Grammy winning trumpet player for the world renown funk band Lettuce. Throughout his professional career, Eric has toured North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He has appeared on many T.V. shows, including the Today Show, the David Letterman Show, and the Conan O’Brien Show. He has also performed with many notable artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Ziggy & Stephen Marley, Bootsy Collins, Stevie Wonder, Kool & The Gang, Chaka Khan, Chance the Rapper,
Dave Chapelle, Run DMC, Dave Matthews Band, Stephen & Ziggy Marley, Solange, Skrillex, and many more. 

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 7 – Thursday, June 27, 2024


6:30 p.m. – Barefoot Brian

Barefoot Brian one man band playing summer favorites and one hit wonders. With over 15 years performing the one man show his shows included side stage xfinity center 2017-2019 opening up for national acts including Jimmy Buffett, Ozzy Osborn Dave Mathews, Train, Iron Maiden, Adam Sandler and many more! Also performances at Feast of the blessed sacraments, Windjammer surf bar, Newport’s One Pelham and Midtown oyster bar to name a few. Feel good fun tunes are always on tap from Jimmy Buffett to Dick Dale surf tunes and memorable one hit wonders.

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8:00 p.m. – Bulletproof

Bulletproof exploded on the New England music scene in 2019. Hailing from Providence, Rhode Island they have quickly established themselves as a powerhouse country rock act cover, social media clips generating thousands of views and likes along the way with a steadily increasing loyal fan base. The boys are bringing an intense and fast pace live show sure to make your boots move! Covering artists like Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Brothers Osborn, Kane Brown and many more. 

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 8 – Friday, June 28, 2024

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7:00 p.m. – 7 Day Weekend

Bringing you all the hits from every generation, 7 Day Weekend is truly unique in their brand of fun, diversity and variety. Current Top 40 hits from, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and the Chainsmokers are just some of the artists showcased on the always evolving set list. If it’s rock anthems you like, 7 Day Weekend will have you singing your lungs out to favorites by Def Leppard, Journey, Bon Jovi up through Third Eye Blind, Sublime, Blink 182 and Fallout Boy. And when you’re ready for some guilty pleasures, 7 Day Weekend has you covered on all bases. Whether it’s a medley of country classics, a mix of 90’s hip hop, or some classic Michael Jackson, Isley Brothers, Grease, or even a surprise or two, you are guaranteed to be on your feet, out of breath, begging for more. 
7 Day Weekend has the ability to play intimate venues, large nightclubs, private events, black-tie affairs, weddings (large and small), outdoor festivals and everything in between. 
If you’re game to sing until you lose your voice, don’t mind getting sweaty, dancing up a storm, ready to party like a rockstar, and make some new best friends in the process, come party with 7 Day Weekend!

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 9 – Saturday, June 29, 2024

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6:00 p.m. – Back in the Day

Is an international touring Rock N’ Roll 80’s tribute band originating in Boston, MA. BITD is made up of 5 veteran musicians who’ve been around the music scene for over 30 plus years. BITD has performed is some bigger outdoor festivals in the North East of the United States along with casinos and nightclubs.

BITH has also performed on Norwegian Cruise Line Ships such as the Breakaway (Western Caribbean), Getaway (Baltic/Western Caribbean) & Jade (Mediterranean. Relive the music of Journey, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, STYX, Boston, Loverboy, Whitesnake and others….

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 10 – Sunday, June 30, 2024


6:30 p.m. – Manel, the Island Man 

Hailing from Sao Miguel, Azores, Luso-American rocker Manel (The Island Man, Manel Dos a’Alma, Manuel Placido) and Josh Pereira infuse the cultural elegance of Portuguese heritage with free-spirited rock and roll. Boasting the like of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Pink Floyd -Manel and Josh have gained notoriety on stages around the globe for the melodic craftsmanship, sultry vocals, and unmistakable charisma.


8:00 p.m. – Steppin out  Feat New Image  

“Steppin Out feat New Image has been together for 10 years as a R.I. based high energy dance/show band consisting of six well-seasoned musicians who individually have opened for and played with National recording artists such as The Whispers, Confunkshun, Tavares, also being showcased in casinos, private parties, and weekend gigs. This flashy, well-dressed band will have you dancing to the funky beats of the 70’s up to today’s music. So fasten your seat belts and take this ride and groove with us to the likes of Barry White, Hall and Oats, Dobbie Brothers, Bruno Mars Earth wind fire, Kool and the gang old and new school for all.

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 11 – Monday, July 1, 2024

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5:45 p.m. – MHHS Pop-up

6:30 p.m. – To Be Continued Band

To Be Continued Band (TBCB) is a South Kingstown/South County RI band playing a mix of bluegrass, newgrass, country, folk, acoustic rock and other Americana music, from originals, to traditional, to covers. TBCB includes
(left to right) Keith Olsen on guitar/harmonica, Rick McKinney on bass, and fiddler/guitarist Kevin Vidmar.


8:00 p.m. – Topaz

Topaz! A staple in the New England wedding and corporate music scene!
This high-energy band prides themselves on creating a spectacular night of music and dancing that your guests/attendees will remember for years to come. With more than three decades of experience playing at corporate events and weddings, these gifted performers are honored to take the stage at the Bristol 4th of July Concert Series. Led by lead singers Kelly Caton and Doug Kelley! Kelly is a Bristol native and a powerhouse singer and extremely excited to play for her hometown! Kelly is accompanied by Doug Kelley, local icon in the music scene and a huge supporter of the Bristol 4th of July events. For years, Doug directed the Doug’s All-Scholastic Marching Band which was comprised of hundreds of music students from all over the region. A fan favorite for parade goers! Guitarist David Lauria is the Mt Hope HS Choral Director . 

His choruses have garnered great praise in RIMEA over the years. David has received music educator of year recently. Topaz has been awarded “Best of Weddings” and “ Best of The Knot” year after year and are excited to bring a group of talented musicians to Bristol. This a show you will not want to miss!

Concert Sponsors: Brian Cunha & Associates/Sponsor

Day 12 – Tuesday, July 2, 2024


6:30 p.m. – Quick Hits

Get ready to dance the night away with Quick Hits, Rhode Island’s ULTIMATE event band! This high-energy group delivers a non-stop party with dynamic performances and infectious energy. With a repertoire that spans genres and decades, Quick Hits will keep you entertained all night long. From classic rock
to modern pop, we play all the HITS that will keep you singing along and
craving more. Whether its a wedding, corporate event, or any other celebration, Quick Hits is the perfect choice to get your party started and keep it going all night long! 


7:45 p.m. – David Clark’s “All About Joel”

David Clark’s “All about Joel” is a musical tribute conceived and presented with a tremendous amount of detail by Long Island veteran signer/piano player David Clark.  He continues to gain attention and popularity across the country with stunningly accurate piano playing, lead vocals, and an eerily similar stage look to the Piano Man himself while engaging the audience with wit and humor.  Having been a part of the Long Island & NY area music scene since 1985, he has carved out a solid reputation as a piano player, signer, and performer at countless private events and concerts around the northeastern tri-state area and beyond.  All of these experiences have led him to the present day – staying connected to his piano/vocal roots and his childhood hero by presenting a tribute to the music he loves, from the very singer/songwriter/performer who inspired and motivated him at the age of 10 years old to pursue a life of music…. Billy Joel.

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