A Fabulous Double Bill Announced For The Lowell Summer Music Series
Two musicians I saw at Carnegie Hall a couple of months ago will be appearing at the Lowell Summer Music Series with their respective bands, each performing full sets. Eric Burdon & the Animals and The Edgar Winter Group will appear at the series on Friday, July 22nd!
Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon’s music has forged new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades.
Highly prolific, Burdon has released nearly 50 records in those 50 years, as front man of The Animals and WAR and simply as Eric Burdon. Through the changing sounds and genres, what remains constant is his courage as an artist to explore new sounds, diving into new territory with his unrivaled and unique voice. Eric Burdon has shared the stage with legends such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Witherspoon, Otis Redding and Bruce Springsteen, and has recently been cited by cutting edge musicians like Patti Smith and Iggy Pop as one of their personal top ten musicians.
By the time Edgar Winter left his hometown of Beaumont Texas in the 1960s, he was already proficient in every aspect of music. A child prodigy, Edgar has found success in music, film and television.
Edgar’s immediate impact on the record business with his first record, “Entrance”, was followed up with two hit albums with his band White Trash, and he topped that success with The Edgar Winter Group, creating the number one hit “Frankenstein” as well as the ever-popular “Free Ride”. The album “They Only Come Out At Night” peaked at number 3 on the Billboard charts and stayed on the chart for 80 weeks; on its way to double platinum.
Tickets for the Eric Burdon/Edgar Winter show are priced at $49 in advance (fee-free!), $55 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 $149. Tickets are now on sale 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 22 (Friday) – Eric Burdon & The Animals and The Edgar Winter Group
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
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