Category Archives: concert announcements
Two veteran acts are joining forces to each present a full set at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, August 24th. Toad the Wet Sprocket and Big Head Todd and the Monsters is the newcomer; I made the mistake of not seeing Toad the last time because I went to a birthday party instead (I’ll never make that mistake again) and while I’ve seen Big Head Todd, I did not see last year’s show because I was living elsewhere (I won’t make that mistake again either).
An interesting new project, The Allman Betts Band, is coming to the Lowell Summer Music Series for the first time! Sons of Allman Brothers Band founders, they will appear on the Boarding House Park stage on Friday, June 14th! Both of their fathers appeared at the Series, so they are literally following in their fathers’ footsteps.
My prayers have been answered – The Mavericks are coming to the Lowell Summer Music Series for the first time! They will appear on the Boarding House Park stage on Friday, August 30th! This will be the best dance party you have ever attended, so make sure you are wearing your dancing shoes!
Angélique Kidjo, one of my favorite African artists (and one of my favorite artists, period) is coming to the Lowell Summer Music Series. She will appear at Boarding House Park on Sunday, July 14th! I have seen her several times (including last night at World Music’s CrashFest) and already cannot wait to see her again! I believe she is the first African musician to headline a show at the Series (many African performers have appeared at the Lowell Folk Festival over the years, however).
I’m With Her, a trio composed of Aoife O’Donovan, Sarah Jarosz, and Sara Watkins, has been announced for the 2019 season of the Lowell Summer Music Series (okay, Sara Watkins appeared at the Series with Nickel Creek at one of that band’s last shows). They will appear at Boarding House Park on Friday, July 19th! I have seen this band several times and I think they are a fabulous addition to the lineup.
The lineup for the 2019 Luck Reunion, held outside Austin, Texas during South by South West, was announced yesterday and as always it is amazing! Personal favorites include Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Langhorne Slim, Mavis Staples, and Nathaniel Rateliff.
Other artists I have yet to, but have been wanting to, see include Low Cut Connie, Billy Strings, Yola and Sunny War.