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4th of July 2015 Live Music Celebrations Listings CT, MA,ME,NH,RI,VT

Below is a listing of July 4, 2015 fireworks celebrations that have live music as part of their entertainment program:


This article is in edit mode, but I am also listing events and publishing as I go. I had a late start on this so next years list should be fillied up for the entire New England area. Some folks from facebook and other soical media platforms have contributed as noted in each listing if that was the case.

Last update: 06/30/15 @ 9:34 PM

Quick links to State: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT




North Shore:

Salisbury Beach, MA

July 3rd 4th and 5th at the Carousel Lounge, Salisbury Beach, MA with Special Guests each night !!!
Band:  Leaving Eden


Bellingham Fireworks are the best in the area. Haven't missed them in 10 years. This year will be particularly rocking with the fantastic music line up they have put together!

Josh & Tia from The October Accord - 5:pm
Velvet Skies - 6:pm
Pieces of Eight - 7:30pm
Fireworks @ 9:30pm.

Central MA:


Worcester’s Independence Day Celebration at East Park

Thursday, July 2, 2015 at East Park on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. The park opens at 3:00 PM with Kids Korner activities and food vendors. A ceremonial flag raising will begin the festivities at 7:40 PM followed by a performance by the acclaimed Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra as part of their Summer Concert Series at 8:00 PM. A dazzling fireworks display at 9:30 PM will light up the sky with a brilliant show. The rain date is scheduled for July 5. More information can be found at Destination Worcester


Western MA:

July 4, 2015

Independence Day - Star Spangled Springfield Fireworks

Riverfront Park, Springfield MA

Star Spangled Springfield

Sponsored by MassMutual. Entertainment in Riverfront Parks starts at 7PM with Falcetti's Music's Ladies & Gentlemen and Christina Colon and at 8PM, The Sci-Tech Band "The Pride of Springfield. Fireworks by Grucci at 9:30PM from the Memorial Bridge with musical simulcast on Mix 93.1 FM.

The Spirit of Springfield is a private, non-profit corporation which produces high-quality, large-scale events in the city of Springfield. Our mission is to promote community events and encourage civic pride.







Old Mountain Field in Wakefield, Rhode Island

Saturday, July 4 at 6:00pm

Band: New York Minute         South Kingstown 4th of July Fireworks Celebration



Independence Day Celebration in Montpelier -- July 3rd

Friday at 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Band: Dave Keller and others  Website/Scedule:


Live Musc Reviews

We cover only the live performances that positively inspires us to do so and we do it because we are blessed to have such talent work so hard to please the music fans that surround them.

The Teter Todders @ The Kasbar in Worcsster, MA 04/18/15

It's Saturday night and I set out to get in on some live music and perhaps do a live music review.  There's that old saying not to mix business with pleasure but my business of doing live music reviews is it is my pleasure.  Anyways, first I made a few stops through Millbury to pay a visit to a friends' band, second I stopped in at the Wheelock Inn. I was not feeling it there so I moved on and ended up at the Kasbar. After settling down on a seat near the band stage I took in a good visual and had a good listen. Again, if I am not feeling it I just won't do it. Putting a review together takes time, I have the all verbiage for the review to do and photos to upload and edit and then another upload to the server. So this leads me to a decision…

The band SEED performs at Stomping Ground in Pomfret, CT 04/11/14

Friday night after a long day at work and teaching music until 6 PM I made an effort to go to the The Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, CT to catch the tail end of a singer/songwriter showcase. When I arrived there the performers were packing up. Oops to late! Perhaps next week I will try again but I didn't let that curb my appetite and hunger for live music.

Not being sure what to expect I headed towards Putnam CT to try the stomping ground. The band I stumbled upon was AMAZING! At first I was going to have a beer, take a listen in, then go home after all I was a bit tired. Usually when I see a new band I either just have a listen and give the band a few months to mature or just take in another night of listening to get a good…

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The follwing list is of artists and bands that have elected to be featured on the SFLM music fanzine. Such entries are of professional artists and bands who are active in the New England Music Scene. This list is derved from the SFLM Pro Directory. The list is not in any favorable order. New Featured listings get placed on the top and push down the current ones.

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Weekly Top Local Live Music Tweets - 06/24/2015

This is the place where I gather recent tweets and social blurbs that have anything to do with live music in New England. From music fans to bands and singer/songwriters you will see it gathered here listed by State each week either on Tuesday or Wednesday depending how my music lessons schedule is for the week. A big thank you going out to my 1,848 Twitter Followers - Glen P @ Eccentric Musician Company.

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This Fri Jun 26 The THE BAND Band -Tribute To The Band w/ Special Guest JeConte

Review Archives - Pre 2015

A listing of articles that were transferred from the old version of the SFLM fanzine. Pre-2015

The Matt Brodeaur Trio Performs in Millbury 05/17/2013

The Mat Brodeaur band is a great little band gaining new friends and fans fast. I caught up with them last last week at the PACC in Webster, MA. What a great place to see a local band. The band is basically a trio consisting of Matt on guitar and vocals, Dale Packard on Bass and John Fyffe on drums. While the band is still relativley new to the scene they have much to contribute to it and live music fans in the local area are enjoying their raw energy and classic rock mix. When you hear Matt interact with his audience you feel like your as if you are at home,comforable with friends over. The band is down to earth and responsive...

Live Music Review: Bitter Suite in Oxford, MA

This page is sponsored by the Eccentric Musician Company. Focusing on artist develpment with music lessons on site.   The Band "Bitter Suite" Live at the Days End in Oxford, MA on November 23rd, 2013 Refresh for Facebook comentary updates (updated on 11/24/2013@ 10:50 PM)      Sometimes I go out with a friend with no intentions of writing because I just want to relax. On this particular night that was the case. But then I heard the band do a sound check and they peaked my interest so we decided to stick around for a bit. Then the band opened their first set and the singer belted out a Bonnie...

Music Review; "Girls on Girls" in Oxford, MA 05/17/14

Attention Small businesses: To sponsor this band's music review to the front page please contact me (you must be a registered member) . You can also sponsor any profile page or article without the front page offer. I have various advertising and promotional opportunities. The Band "Girls on Girls" Live at the Days End in Oxford, MA on May 17th,2014     Girls on Girls! Hmm...? Do I have to explain this? Perhaps I will stay away from the obvious here and stay sexually politically correct. This band kicks ass! For 4 young ladies having been together after 4 months they are pretty tight. Ummm....yeah.  The drummer has great rhythm I also enjoyed the...