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Parade: Steps off from the Hollis School at 11:45 AM. Click on Parade Link for more information.
2:00 PM Games and Rides begin by North American Amusements www.northamericanamusements.com. Food vendors from local groups will be available to satisfy your taste with various delicious fair.
Live Entertainment sponsored by BELD!
New! 3:15 to 3:45 PM Irish Step Dancers! Irish step dancers from the Brady, Kenny, O’Brien Academy of Irish Dance will be performing a special July 4th program for the crowd’s delight. The Brady, Kenny and O’Brien Academy of Irish Dance has been performing all over the South Shore and have received numerous awards. In their 9 short years, our dancers have achieved great success in the competitive arena. Some of their accomplishments include: New England Regional Titles, Traditional Set Titles, top placements at the North American Championships, and dancers who have medaled internationally at the All Irelands and the World Irish Dance Championships. For more information log onto www.bradykennyobrien.com.
3:45 to 4:45 PM The Memphis Rackabilly Band! Playing songs that range from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, rock & roll, hillbilly to rhythm and blues, Memphis Rockabilly Band is a great dance band and a favorite of swing dancers.
MEMBERS: Billy Coover on lead guitar, sax and vocals, Roy Sludge on keyboards, guitar and lead vocals, PJ Justice on bass and vocals, Judd Williams on drums. As in the past, the band's repertoire includes original and cover songs drawn from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, rock & roll, hillbilly and rhythm and blues. Memphis Rockabilly Band has always been known as a great dance band and a favorite of swing dancers, and that tradition continues. www.memphisrockabillyband.com
New! 5:00 to 6:30 PM The Ward Eights! Another new edition to this year’s program, The Ward Eights will kick off our evening entertainment program. They are a group of 9 friends joined together in a common purpose: to make our celebration the most hip, most fun and most memorable event of the season. Hailing from Boston, The Ward Eights have played all over New England and play Funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, pop, jazz and nearly anything else you can think of. With a three-piece horn section, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and both male and female lead vocalists, they cover a LOT of musical ground. For more info log onto www.thewardeights.com
7 PM to 9:30 PM Closing out the evening is The Reminisants www.reminisants.com - The Reminisants have been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout New England since 1973 and feature dance music that appeals to a variety of musical tastes across several generations and have appeared in Braintree in the past and will rock the night away with your favorite music from the 50's to today. For more info log onto www.reminisants.com.
9:30 PM Salute to our soldiers program will honor our returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.
9:45 PM Raffle prize drawings
10:00 PM Fireworks display Sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union! New to our fireworks display is RS Fireworks. This will be the largest fireworks display in the 42 year history of the Braintree July 4th Celebration Committee in honor of Braintree’s 375th anniversary. www.rsfireworks.net.
*The rain date is Sunday, June 28 6-10PM with DJ music and kids games starting at 6 PM with the fireworks at 10 PM. Check back for weather and postponement updates.