A Veteran Returns To The Lowell Summer Music Series
I am pleased to announce that Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers will be appearing at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Friday, August 14! I enjoyed his past two performances there, but the last was in 2008 so he’s been overdue for a return trip to the Series.
“Almost three decades after winning a Grammy for Best New Artist and launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby still makes joyful noise as he discovers clever and expansive ways to chronicle dynamic musical snapshots of his often generously collaborative journey.
“Nothing better illustrates this than Hornsby’s communion with his longtime band, The Noisemakers. And nothing catches that connection with more daring fluency than a couple of live collections released eleven years apart; 2011’s Bride of the Noisemakers, a set of concert recordings from 2007 to 2009, and 2000‘s Here Come the Noisemakers, which initially unveiled Hornsby and his band’s free-wheeling live approaches to the Virginia-born pianist and composer’s memorable songs.
“Tapping into many of the genres that have influenced Hornsby’s music over the years—pop, jazz, bluegrass, country and modern classical—these collections feature songs from previous releases such as Big Swing Face (2002), Halcyon Days (2004), and Levitate (2009) — as well as from Camp Meeting (2007), which featured bassist Christian McBride and drummer Jack DeJohnette, plus Hornsby’s acclaimed early releases such as Scenes From The Southside (1988), Hothouse (1995), and Spirit Trail (1998).”
Tickets for the Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers show are priced at $40 in advance (fee-free!), $45 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 $140. Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 9 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:
June 19 (Friday) – Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang
June 20 (Saturday) – Ani DiFranco
June 26 (Friday) – Mike Gordon
July 9 (Thursday) – The Wood Brothers with Tall Heights
July 17 (Friday) – Chris Robinson Brotherhood
July 18 (Saturday) – Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
July 31 (Friday) – The Official Blues Brothers Revue
August 7 (Friday) – Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
August 14 (Friday) – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
August 28 (Friday) – Lake Street Dive
August 29 (Saturday) – Melissa Etheridge
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