Lowell Summer Music Series Announces First Show of 2015
I am excited to announce the first show of the 26th season of the Lowell Summer Music Series! It’s starting a little earlier than in past years which – for this fan of the Series at least – is going to make winter a bit more palatable! Ani DiFranco with Peter Mulvey opening will perform at the Series on Saturday, June 20.
“As a singer, songwriter, activist and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco has been setting her own pace—and encouraging countless admirers to do the same—for more than 20 years. But while she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. All of which are featured in DiFranco’s new Righteous Babe release Allergic To Water where she also blends abstract imagery and deceptively understated melodies with personal reflections on her life in New Orleans where she is now raising her two children with her partner, producer Mike Napolitano.
‘It’s such a humbling, and grueling, thing to raise children,’ DiFranco said. ‘And that makes playing music more precious and makes me more grateful. It’s a real balancing act, but it also has a balancing effect.’”
I am looking forward to seeing Peter Mulvey for the first time in about twenty years! I used to see him regularly, busking at the Harvard Square T station while I waited for a train; I am so glad he is still making great music!
Tickets for the Ani DiFranco show are priced at $34 in advance (fee-free!), $40 on the day of the show (if available), 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 $134. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 12 at 9 a.m. 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, part of the Lowell National Historical Park, 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 another excellent year!
I will post additional announcements for the Series as they are made.
Shows announced to date are:
Ani DiFranco – Saturday, June 20
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