The Lowell Summer Music Series has already brought some huge headliners to Boarding House Park, including the season’s debut performance by the iconic Chris Isaak, back-to-back nights by the Indigo Girls, and last weekend’s pairing of jam band moe. and blues rocker Jonny Lang. Well hold on to your hats folks, because it’s about to get even better.
The 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival is taking over Boarding House Park all weekend long! From Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31, twenty-five acts will spread across the weekend over six stages of live music. In addition, there will be authentic crafts including musical instrument making, wood carving, pottery and much more. The entire event will be complimented by an international menu that makes this free event truly the place to be.
This year, the Lowell Folk Festival will feature the very best in folk, funk, blues, rockabilly and everything in between. Acts include Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, Eddie Pennington, Hector del Curto’s Tango Quartet, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and are highlighted by Irish folk legends Dervish and blues veterans Shemekia Copeland. The festival is scheduled from 6:45 – 10 p.m. on Friday, 12 – 10 p.m. on Saturday and 12 – 6 p.m. on Sunday.
An international menu will be available for festival patrons, offering samples from around the world. Greek, Polish, Asian, Spanish, Brazilian and Soul Food menu items, to name just a few, will be available all this weekend. There will also be pasta and noodle demonstrations, which will feature stories and recipes for some of the world’s best pasta dishes, including pierogies, kugels, raviolis, noodle salad and cous cous.
The Lowell Sun has published an informative article on street closings for this weekend’s event. To learn more about the 2011 Lowell Folk Festival and other upcoming events, visit www.lowellsummermusic.org or www.lowellfolkfestival.org. For inquiries about the Lowell Summer Music Series, contact Chris Fendt at 978-275-1829 or via email at email@example.com. For more information about the Lowell Folk Festival, call 978-970-5000 or contact Duey Kol via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.