First Lowell Summer Music Series Announcement!
Summer is on its way and the Lowell Summer Music Series is proving that by making its first announcement for the upcoming 25th season!
Amos Lee, a terrific singer-songwriter, will be performing at the Series on Saturday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. and I’m already excited about it!
Amos performed at the Series several years ago and it’s great that he’s returning. His style appeals to people of all ages and tastes – I recall the audience ranging from toddlers to septuagenarians and maybe octogenarians.
Amos’ biography states “Taking inspiration from soul greats Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers and folk legends John Prine and Dave Van Ronk, Amos Lee directs his music with a spirit and presence rooted in American tradition. Amos delivers a unique brand of folk-soul music that aims to unite, uplift, and inspire. The “folk” side is reflected in his nimble acoustic guitar playing and the intimacy of his live performances. The “soul” strain comes through in the engaging song-poetry of his lyrics and in what the Philadelphia Inquirer described as his “easygoing voice” and “raw, unedited emotion.”
Tickets for this show are priced at $45 in advance (fee-free!), $50 on the day of the show, and children 12 and under are always free courtesy of Eastern Bank. There are also premium seats – beach chairs are provided by the series – set in two rows directly in front of the stage for $145. Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 24 through Lowell Summer Music Series.
For those of you who are unaware of the Series, or if you are aware of it but have never attended a show there, it is an outdoor (weather permitting) concert series held on National Park Service grounds in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Series is not-for-profit, which helps keep the ticket prices reasonable.
Surrounding Boarding House Park are old mill buildings which you can tour if you arrive early enough. They provide an unusual setting for an evening of great music and ambiance.
The Series generally runs from late June to early September.
This Series is dear to my heart. I have been a season pass holder since 2007 and it is one of the highlights of the year (and of summer in particular) for me. Many lasting friendships have been made there. I expect this will be an especially excellent year since they are celebrating their 25th season!
I will post announcements for the Series as they are made.
Posted on February 19, 2014, in concert announcements, music and tagged Amos Lee, Boarding House Park, concert announcement, Lowell, Lowell Summer Music Series, Massachusetts, music. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Disappointed in Amos Lee not performing Chill in the Air (arguably his best song!). Had horrible seats/couldn’t hear (volume too low!). Nice park/beautiful night.
There’s really not a bad ‘seat’ although most people have their preferences. I never sit in the back because it’s generally filled with talkers. I sit in the front third and the sound was great. Don’t blame the sound on the series though. The bands have their own sound people most of the time.