Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series
Sunday, June 20 - Saturday, July 3, 2021
Roger Williams University
Event Co-Chairmen: Patti Nenna and Tammy Mojkowski
Concert Series Vendor Permit Application and Rules and Regulations available!
Concert Vending is Co-chaired by Donna Chabot and Ana Motta.
Concert Series Donations are respectfully encouraged.
2022 Concert Series Application - COMING SOON
The Bristol 4th of July Committee &
Roger Williams University
The FREE Fourth of July Concert Series June 20- July 3!
14 nights of music and entertainment!
This year's Concert Series will be held at Roger Williams University
Times vary daily, please check the schedule BELOW for information and updates on weather.
The CONCERTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Registration is not required.
Please use the RWU North Entrance on Metacom Avenue to access the concerts. Chairs and blankets may not be set up until 5pm each night.
Mask wearing is encouraged to those that are not vaccinated.
Social Distancing is encouraged between concert spectators. Please keep a three foot distance from those not in your group.
Testing is encouraged. Please follow us on Facebook @fourthofjulybristolri or visit our website fourthofjulybristolri.com for testing locations in Bristol.
We will have food vendors available at the concert series! You may also support our local restaurants and carry food in.
BE KIND! Please respect spacing of others.
ALCOHOL and DOGS prohibited!
2021 Concert Weather Update
To see the status of a concert due to weather, please follow us our Facebook page for updates.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL the Bristol Police Department, Town Hall or other Town Departments.
They DO NOT have the status of concerts related to the weather.
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee
& Roger Williams University PRESENT:
The Bristol 4th of July 2021 Concert Series
The New Providence Big Band is a 17 piece band playing everything from Benny Goodman and Harry James to Bette Midler and Michael Bubble'. Our featured vocalist is Katie Kleyla, an East Coast phenomenon. Our musicians are some of the best from Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts.
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. Their show is a lively Patriotic presentation coupled with a high energy Rock set that will keep everyone thoroughly entertained.
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. Recently inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame, Steve Smith and the Nakeds’ performance will not allow you to sit still.
The Accused started as a 3 piece classic rock band, Guitar, Bass & Drums, 1 ½ years ago, Recently adding a fourth member (Keyboards), allowing us more musical directions and opportunities for songs. Playing a variety of songs from the 60’s through today such as: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Lynard Skynard, Eric Clapton, Journey, The Cars, Jimmy Eats World, Lit, Bob Seger, Chris Stapleton, Joe Cocker, …… Get up and dance if you must!
Emily Luther started a career in music at the age of nine. By the age of eleven, she had already started working in professional theatre and taking private vocal instruction. Even at a young age she fell in love with performing and studied with various coaches specializing in voice performance. Luther is best known for versatility as a contemporary vocalist. She has shared the stage with vocal greats like Dionne Warwick, Yolanda Adams, and has even offered vocals for the Grammy Foundation.
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….
Barefoot Rebel is an authentic tribute playing the 1970's Lynyrd Skynyrd band's music. Playing Casinos and Festivals to great critical acclaim and audience reaction, this IS the only true tribute to Ronnie Van Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd. Other bands attempt to recreate the magic of Lynyrd Skynyrd, but no band comes close to Barefoot Rebel.
Barefoot Rebel plays it as close to note for note as it gets, so people can hear how it’s supposed to sound from the 70s era. It’s sad that Lynyrd Skynyrd isn’t around anymore because they were all so talented and they just started to get rolling in their careers, but if you want to know what they sounded like then come to a Barefoot Rebel show.
The Khoury’s are a family based group fronted by two sisters Jahanna Khoury and Guilia Khoury originating from MA. They incorporate and infuse several styles of music such as rock, pop, hip-hop, soul, country and middle eastern sounds. For the 4th of July Concerts, they will be joined by their long-time friend and musical collaborator Marlon Grace. Also originating from MA, he is now an L.A. based Cahon Player.
Bringing you all the hits from every generation, 7 Day Weekend is truly unique in their brand of fun, diversity and variety. 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.
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!
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 he is passionate about..
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... We are a popular act on the local club scene with an elaborate following. We share a passion for live exciting visual performances that are sure to bring crowds of all ages to their feet.
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”
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.
Reminisce is a 7 Member oldies group specializing in songs from the 50’s and early 60’s. With 4 vocalists and 3 instrumentalists, the group prides itself on achieving the original record sound when performing any song. Arrangements are as close to the original group sound as possible. Reminisce has performed for national and regional audiences and continues to carry on the “Oldies” tradition.
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.
Based out of Newport, Rhode Island, Country Wild is the area’s newest and hottest contemporary country dance band and show band that knows how to excite, entertain and rock out.
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.
The Boston Globe calls SIRSY “the little band with the big sound.” SXSW Music Blog says “SIRSY is NOT simply a two piece, the sound they make is a head scratching, WOW!” SIRSY is fronted by singer/songwriter Melanie Krahmer who has “one of the most powerful and flexible voices you’ll ever hear.” (–Times Union). She’s also the band’s drummer. And at live shows, Mel plays bass on a keyboard with her drumstick, piano, & throws in a few mean flute solos too. Guitarist, co-writer, and Mel’s husband, Rich Libutti plays a road worn and well-loved Rickenbacker guitar through a pedal board full of vintage effects. Live, Rich also plays bass on a pedalboard with his feet. So, these multi-instrumentalists manage to sound like a full band, despite there being just two of them. And somehow, they do it all with big smiles on their faces. It’s clear they love what they do. And that love is contagious when you see them live.
Accomplished and versatile American singer-songwriter Colby James has earned an outstanding reputation as one of the most popular performers on the live stage. For the past 17 years, Colby’s powerful hard-driving vocals and brilliant guitar playing skills have continued to entertain audiences throughout the region. Appreciative of all of the support he has received throughout his career…Colby James invites everyone to join him to experience his interpretation and re-creation of exciting and entertaining brand of rock and roll acoustical music.
Providence, Rhode Island may not be the first city one thinks of when pondering where a country singer got their start, but Charlie Marie is here to prove that “everywhere has a country side.” Just like ‘Ole Waylon said, “Country music isn’t a guitar, isn’t a banjo, isn’t a melody, it isn’t a lyric. It’s a feeling.”
The Blue F.O.’s are a 6 piece Rhythm & Blues explosion. The band has been together for over twenty years performing contemporary and traditional rhythm & blues throughout the East Coast and Ireland. The Blue F.O.’s have recorded 2 studio albums and one live album entitled “Killer Kane and the Blue F.O.’s Live at Chan’s featuring the legendary blues harpist James “Killer” Kane. The band hit the number one spot on Cashbox Magazine’s Roadhouse Boogie Chart covering Coco Montoya’s song “Back in A Cadillac”. The song held the number one spot for three weeks while remaining on the top 40 for a total of 26 weeks.
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.
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.