Us fans of live music have been hit almost every day with sad news regarding the effect of coronavirus on live cultural events. Many have affected me deeply – the cancelation of the 2020 Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, the 2020 Green River Festival, and the 2020 Rhythm and Roots Festival in Rhode Island. The news I share today is hitting me hard, even though I expected the announcement.
I first went to a concert at the Lowell Summer Music Series in 2003 although I had been to the Lowell Folk Festival a number of times before then. Everything about the Series warmed my heart. I will miss the music and camaraderie, but I will see you all there in 2021!
An artist who has wowed very large crowds at the Lowell Summer Music Series, Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers, return to wow us again on June 26th! I’ve seen them quite a few times (as well as members of the Midnight Travelers individually) and the shows are off the charts – very high energy with great music.
The Lowell Summer Music Series is welcoming soul powerhouse Tower of Power back to the Series for a repeat appearance on August 22nd! I’ve seen them a number of times, including their last appearance at the Series which was rained indoors but which did not dampen their enthusiasm in the least.
I cannot tell you how excited I am that Rhiannon Giddens is returning to the Lowell Summer Music Series on September 5th! She is one of my favorite performers, regardless of the iteration, and I missed her previous appearance at the Series due to a bout of temporary insanity that caused me to move away from Boston!