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!

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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.

Eric Burdon (Official Photo)

Eric Burdon (Official Photo)

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 Winter (Official Photo)

Edgar Winter (Official Photo)

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

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on April 7, 2016, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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