One Of My Favorite Acts Returns To The Lowell Summer Music Series
A band I have seen many times, including as recently as two and a half weeks ago, is returning to the Lowell Summer Music Series for the third time this year. Los Lobos will appear at the series on Thursday, July 14th!
““We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band’s new album, Gates of Gold.
“Perez once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Three decades, two more Grammys, the global success of “La Bamba” and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well — and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973. They don’t get in the studio as often as they did a few decades ago – Tin Can Trust came four years after their previous album of all originals, The Town and the City – but when they do, the results are every bit as culturally rich, musically rocking and lyrically provocative as they were back in the day.”
Tickets for the Los Lobos show are priced at $36 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 $136. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 31st 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 10 (Friday) – Patty Griffin
June 11 (Saturday) – Guster
June 17 (Friday) – Mary Chapin Carpenter
June 18 (Saturday) – Peter Frampton
June 23 (Thursday) – Indigo Girls
July 14 (Thursday) – Los Lobos
July 16 (Saturday) – Colin Hay
July 23 (Saturday) – case/lang/veirs
August 12 (Friday) – The Lone Bellow
August 13 (Saturday) – Dr. Dog
September 1 (Thursday) – ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
September 3 (Saturday) – The B-52s
Posted on March 28, 2016, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged Boarding House Park, boston, concert announcement, Los Lobos, Lowell, Lowell Summer Music Series. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.