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Fourth of July music festival returns for its fifth year 

Bremen Town 4th of july

Bremen Town.

Music festival will include many varieties of Americana music

–  The annual Atascadero Fourth of July Music Festival will take place on Monday, July 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park. Celebrate Independence Day lakeside under giant shady oaks with three great musical acts on an evening of music, food, drinks, vendors, family fun, and amusements.

The music festival will include many varieties of Americana music, which shares the diverse and varied musical traditions that are the musical fabric of the United States, which includes folk, gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and other musical influences. New this year, will be a collaborative set featuring all the bands playing classic songs celebrating the Fourth of July.

Music begins at 4 p.m. with the Chris Keith Band, featuring Brad Elijah, followed by Brittain and Silva, and ending with Bremen Town.

The Chris Keith Band will be playing this year, featuring songs with Brad Elijah, returning a second year in a row. The Chris Keith Band will bring a mixture of rockin’ Nashville style originals from Nashville recording artist, Chris Keith, singer-songwriter, Jesse Keith, bass player Frank Paredes and Steve Hilstein on drums. Brad Elijah will then bring a soft pop/ rock style, with influences from Neil Diamond, Bill Withers, Barry Manilow, and Lionel Ritchie.

Brad Elijah

Brad Elijah.

Brittain and Silva, a duo made up of Eric Brittain, instrumentalist, and Paul Silva, Jr., an acoustic master, say they are excited to be a part of the Atascadero Fourth of July Music Festival where their “rootsy acoustic sound will delight many.” Their music runs from early 70s folk-rock to traditional blues, country, and bluegrass with some “original jams thrown in for fun.”

The music festival ends with Bremen Town, a Central Coast Americana folk band and a crowd favorite. For over a decade, Bremen Town has been spotted playing their signature Americana/Folk sound up and down the beautiful California Central Coast. Featuring Thomas Zaldivar on guitar, Kaytee Greenaway on banjo, Sarah Blick on fiddle, and Jim Highland on ukulele bass. You can hear the notable influences of Alison Krauss and Union Station, Avett Brothers, Dawes, and Turnpike Troubadours in their unique instrumentation, dynamic harmonies, and high-energy performances.

General Admission is free. However, If you want to be closer to the music, there is a reserved VIP area for $10 per person. To secure the coveted front row seats it’s $20 for VIP Plus. Tickets are available online at

This is an annual fundraiser for Atascadero Colony Days and the committee is grateful for the following sponsors and their support: Avila Traffic, City of Atascadero, Visit Atascadero, the Atascadero Printery, Hopper Media, Greenaway Appraisals, and The Hope Chest Emporium. For more information visit

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