Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series
June 19-July 2, 2022
Independence Park

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Event Co-Chairmen: Patti Nenna and Tammy Mojkowski


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Bristol Fourth of July
2022 Concert Series

Official Lineup

Sunday, June 19, 2022

3:30pm - East Bay Wind Ensemble

The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble was organized in June of 1976 by Founder and Conductor, Lt. Col. Steven Grimo (retired 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 a chance to become actively involved in cultural activities. The primary purpose of the ensemble was to offer residents an opportunity to read and perform music of all types and to expose the community to a valuable musical experience. The very first concert performance of the ensemble was presented on the steps of Colt School on July 3, 1976. This was the inaugural performance of the Bristol 4th of July Concert Series. 

This season marks the 47th anniversary of the ensemble performing music in the East Bay. Under the direction of David M. Marshall, Sr. of Bristol R.I. since 2006, the ensemble continues to provide community musicians of all ages and levels of expertise with a quality summer music experience while providing first-rate traditional and contemporary music performances to neighboring communities. Many members that were there in 1976 with Lt. Col. Steven Grimo are still with EBSWE today. In fact, their children now perform in the ensemble. The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble is a place where parents and children can perform together and where people from any walk of life can all come together and make music for the joy of it!


6:30pm - TRINITY

The CSNY experience.  5 musicians performing the music and telling the tales of one of the first “Super Group’s” ever formed – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.  Playing all of CSNY’s classic hits, along with songs from the individual members catalogs, you will be transported back to a time of peace and protest… when harmonies and lyrics mattered.  Back to the “Golden Age” of classic rock!  With soaring vocal harmonies, intricate guitar work, piano/keyboards and driving rhythm section TRINITY is a powerhouse unlike any other act of its kind.  A show to behold.

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Andre Arsenault has grown a loyal fanbase as an acoustic performer and soulful singer who puts his own spin on rock, pop, folk, blues, country and so much more.  He has gained notoriety for his engaging livestream concerts and original songs about his hometown of Bristol, RI.  With an ever-growing repertoire spanning over 7 decades, Andre is at home with any crowd. He is excited to share the stage with friends and accomplished local musicians Bob Tomassone (guitar), Eric Leffingwell (bass) and Scott Grimo (drums). The quartet recently recorded Andre's highly anticipated debut EP "02809" and is sure to rock the concert series this summer.

Monday, June 20, 2022

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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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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6:30pm - JON TYLER

Born and raised in Bristol, Jon Tyler has been playing music in town since the late 90's. He enjoys playing area establishments, and his material is based on music that he grew up with, and is passionate about.



Bringing you rock music from A to ZZ!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Virginia James is a duo/partnership or a trio whose love of music and life is infectious from the first note of each and every performance they give.  Combining vocal harmonies, guitar/bass, violin, and drums, the male/female lead vocal Virginia James is able to choose from a wide variety of music from the sixties to today for a great evening of music and entertainment.

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Crushed Velvet is a high energy rock band, tributing the golden age of the 1970’s rock. Their performance includes songs from bands such as David Bowie, Queen, Foghat, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith,..etc… A popular act on the local club scene with an elaborate following. They share a passion for live exciting visual performances that are sure to bring crowds of all ages to their feet.

Thursday, June 23, 2022


6:30pm - RUSTY

RUSTY is a high-energy classic rock cover band based out of South Kingstown, RI. Its members hail from South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Tiverton and Bristol. RUSTY was born twelve years ago around a fire pit at a house party when two middle-aged guys started sharing tales of their high school rock and roll greatness. After that initial meeting, RUSTY had a drummer and a singer. They added a “bass” player who had never played the bass, a lead guitar player who had played the guitar, and a “keyboard/harmonica” player who had never played either of those instruments. This led to the “band” convening for the first time in one of the band member’s garages, where they continued to practice for the next several years.

What RUSTY initially lacked in talent was made up for in their bond with each other, as the band was made up of close college friends and a couple of brothers. Their love for rock and roll, each other, and beer became the staple of the RUSTY rock and roll sound. Over the years the band has gained a strong local following and played at numerous venues throughout Rhode Island, including One Pelham East in Newport, Whiskey Republic in Providence and The Common Pub in Bristol.   



The Catnip Junkies are a New Orleans flavored party band , that brings the streets of New Orleans to the streets of New England!  This group of artists, dancers and friends are on a mission to bring joy to the people with their fantastic blend of music and dance!  You’ll hear familiar songs played with a NOLA twist as well America’s most famous jazz standards!  Colorful, full of energy, happy, tappy and interactive  this band knows how to bring the party!   

Friday, June 24, 2022

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6:30pm - JESSE LIAM

The Jesse Liam Band is led by Jesse Liam Gauthier, a Rhode Island College graduate, and his father Jack, a Grammy-nominated recording engineer and former producer of Dispatch who also manages blues legend Duke Robillard.

With their signature family-harmony sound on display, Jesse and Jack perform as a duo or with a full band alongside drummer, Michael DeQuattro, and bassist, Steve Johnson. Their deep catalog of cover songs spans popular music from the Everly Brothers and Beatles to the current charts including Jason Mraz,Train, Bruno Mars..

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7:45pm - 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. 

Saturday, June 25, 2022


6:30pm - TURAS

Turas, meaning "journey" in Gaelic, will be taking a journey across the musical seas with this Rhode Island band of musicians.  Turas is a Rhode Island band that features both traditional Irish and Celtic music as well as modern compositions. 

Turas is made up of four singers and many instruments, including Bob Drouin, cofounder of the legendary Celtic band, Pendragon, on fiddle, flute and guitar, Josh Kane on flute and whistle, Rob McConeghy on piano and guitar and Dean Robinson on bodhran, bones, djembe and whistle.  Together they will bring the sounds of Ireland to Bristol.



Luis Neves gathers his musical influences in Portugal, U.S.A., and Latin music, bringing them together to present an exciting musical direction, full of life. Known for his diversity and songwriting and singing in various languages, Luis Neves started singing in Portuguese and English, (THE INSIDERS) but is singing took a decidedly different direction to Rock n Roll, for  What started out as a search to discover the roots of his identity became a  emotional exploration  ancestry, that led to bold new heights, what took him to sing in one of the most famous club band in the country ( BRAT )

Luis grew up between two worlds: one his family’s deep ties to Portugal main land and Acores islands Fado and folklore music  Luis Neves grew up in Lisbon fleeing to U.S.A. in 1976 after the Portuguese revolution. 


Starting his career early, Luis  released his first EP in 1979. Since then, he's gone on to release 12 more albums, including it songs like PORTUGAL MEU PAIS, TENTAR VIVER, SINCERO, GAROTA MAIS BONITA CACHACA and other hard-hitting songs that touch personal narratives speaking to life and love in this day an age. winning over 12 Music Awards. Luis Neves keeps attacking massive crowds, and always giving is best to keep the audience in their feet. 

Sunday, June 26, 2022



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”. 


Monday June 27, 2022



The Patterson-Smith Trio is comprised of Alan Patterson on drum and vocals; Nick Smith on guitar and vocals; and Ken Patterson on bass and vocals.  The band came together in 1990 and has wowed audiences ever since!  Our repertoire includes blues, jazz, classic rock and originals, and we take pride in our instrumental and vocal arrangements.



Everyone has a favorite band and era.  Merchants of Cool are no exception.  We choose to Tribute to of the most popular bands in history…Foreigner and Bad Company.  Not only are they both chart topping bands with a string of hits, but their songs also bring you back to a time and place that bring back good memories.  Merchants of Cool plays all of both band’s hits, plus hidden treasure as accurate as possible.  Besides playing all of the hits, Merchants of Cool throw some surprise songs to always keep it interesting.  You will experience a show that makes you move and puts a smile on your face.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022



The Ocean State Ramblers is a four-piece bluegrass band based in southern New England.  They play bluegrass standards, bluegrass-flavored folk and country favorites and originals, providing fresh and fun local entertainment.  Voted Favorite Bluegrass Band in the 2021 Motif Magazine RI Music Awards.  The Magazine described the Ramblers as “a warm and inviting assemblage of kindly neighbors that carries the torch for a traditional form of distinctly American music that endures solely because of the love and labor of musicians like these.”



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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022



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.

Thursday, June 30, 2022



Now celebrating nearly forty esteemed years touring throughout the USA and Canada, this rhythm & blues powerhouse has taken their distinct infectious blend of rhythm, brass, and fun to the touring stage with Bruce Springsteen's saxophonist, Clarence Clemons.  They have been featured on television, appearing on MTV's video countdown program "The Basement Tapes", and the title track for their CD,” I'm Huge” gained notoriety by being included on the Fox TV season 6 Family Guy DVD box set. The song is the driving force behind the animated music video featuring the band and the Family Guy characters. The  music video caused quite a buzz on with over 450,000 views.  Recently inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame,  Steve Smith and the Nakeds’ performance will not allow you to sit still.

Friday, July 1, 2022



We are a New Bedford based band who's sole mission is to leave you wanting more. Bringing you hits from all generations, Red Handed will be the band everyone is talking about. From Michael Jackson- James Brown- Whitney Houston-Journey-Madonna and Aerosmith, to Jessie J-Bruno Mars- Maroon 5 and Ariana Grande to name a few, there isn't much we wont do! Come see for yourself and let Red Handed be your new go to band for a night full of dancing and memories to last a lifetime!



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…

Saturday, July 2, 2022

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6:30pm - BAR FLY

Bar Fly is a premiere cover band from Aquidneck Island, Newport with a strong following. All of the members of Bar Fly are accomplished musicians with an extensive history of playing in and around Rhode Island in various musical projects.  The band was formed in 2015 out of several past musician partnerships. In the last four years, the band has built a reputation as one of Rhode Island’s favorite cover bands and were recently voted best band in Newport County by Newport Life Magazine (2020). The band was also nominated by the Newport Mercury “Love Award” for best rock band.


Bar Fly has a diverse and extensive setlist concentrating on contemporary rock artists such as The Killers, The Goo Goo dolls, Collective Soul and The Black Keys, as well as timeless rock classics like Queen, Tom Petty, U2 and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. This gives Bar Fly the ability to play to any crowd and they do it with precise musical arrangements that stay true to the original songs and lush harmonies.


7:45pm - DMB PROJECT

“The DMB Project” has earned a reputation as one of the most electrifying and authentic Dave Matthews Band tribute experiences in the country. 

From the incredible musicianship of this 6-piece band, to the soulful lyrics and toe-tapping Jams— “The DMB Project” really delivers on all aspects, while exploring and recreating the entire Dave Matthews Band song catalogue. 


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