East Providence Fourth of July fireworks display features music of ‘Crushed Velvet’

East Providence Fourth of July fireworks display features music of ‘Crushed Velvet’


EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence and the Department of Recreation invite all to celebrate Independence Day with an evening of music and fireworks. The event is free and open to the public and made possible by “Platinum” Sponsor United Water and “Silver” Sponsors, MEGA/MTG Disposal LLC and J.H. Lynch & Sons Inc.

The festivities will take place on Friday, July 5, (rain date July 6), at Pierce Memorial Stadium, 201 Mercer St. Gates open at 6 p.m.The evening will feature a concert of classic rock by “Crushed Velvet”, followed by fireworks. Food and beverage concessions available. No pets or coolers in the stadium please.

Special thanks to “Friends of EP Fireworks” contributor, DiPrete Engineering and “Crushed Velvet” for donating its performance.

For more information, call the Recreation Dept. at 401-435-7511 or Recreation Center at 401-433-6360.     

“Crushed Velvet” is a Bristol-based group made up of  Joe Scolaro, Rick Pimental, Buzzy Ketz, Stephen Howe. They’re noted for playing high energy, mind bending, 1970’s hard rock, basically all the music your parents told you not to listen to! …Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Foghat, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Queen.

The following is a list of tracks “Crushed Velvet” incorporates into its set:
Billion Dollar Babies – Alice Cooper
Black Dog – Led Zepplin
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Burning Sky – Bad Company
Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent
Change The World – Ten Years After
Dr. Love – Kiss
Fairies Wear Boots – Black Sabbath
Fool For The City – Foghat
Heart Breaker – The Rolling Stones
How Many More Times – Led Zepplin
I Just Wanna Make Love – Foghat
It Don’t Come Easy – Ringo Starr
It’s Only Rock & Roll – The Rolling Stones
I Want You – The Beatles
Jailbreak – Thin Lizzy
Jet – Paul McCartney & Wings
Radar Love – Golden Earring
Ready For Love – Bad Company
Rock Steady – Bad Company
Song Remains The Same – Led Zepplin
Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
Stranglehold – Ted Nugent
Tie Your Mother Down – Queen
Toys In The Attic – Aerosmith
Walking The Dog – Aerosmith
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix