LSMS adds Indigo Girls and more

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The schedule for the Lowell Summer Music Series continues to take shape as organizers reveal more performers scheduled to perform at Boarding House Park. The series will kick off with longtime favorites the Indigo Girls, while Richard Thompson, Boz Scaggs and Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell are also scheduled to visit Massachusetts for performances in downtown Lowell. Tickets for each of the shows are now on sale through the venue’s website.

The Indigo Girls will kick off the Lowell Summer Music Series on Wednesday, June 26. The duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will return to Boarding House Park as they continue to promote their latest studio release, 2011’s Beauty Queen Sister. Last year, Ray released a solo album titled Lung of Love. Tickets for the show are available in advance for $29 or $35 on the day of.

Thompson, who will be promoting his brand new album Electric, will stop in Massachusetts for a performance in Lowell on Saturday, June 29. The album was recorded in Nashville at the home of acclaimed producer Buddy Miller (Patty Griffin, Robert Plant. The guitar-driven set of eleven songs features special guest Alison Krauss on “The Snow Goose”. Tickets for the show are available in advance for $30 or $35 on the day of.

Scaggs’s summer itinerary includes a headlining show at Boarding House Park on Friday, July 12. The veteran singer-songwriter is touring in support of his first new album in five years, Memphis. Released in March, it was recorded over three days with producer Steve Jordan (John Mayer) at the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis. Tickets for the show are available in advance for $58 or $65 on the day of.

Harris and Crowell’s summer tour in support of their recent joint release Old Yellow Moon includes a concert at Boarding House Park on Thursday, July 18. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Brian Ahern (Johnny Cash, George Jones), the 12-track duets album is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. In addition to Harris and Crowell, the album features special guests Vince Gill, Bill Payne and Stuart Duncan, as well as members of the original Hot Band. Tickets for the show are available in advance for $48 or $60 on the day of.

Previously announced Lowell Summer Music Series shows include Joan Baez (Friday, June 28), Michael McDonald (Saturday, July 13), Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Friday, July 19), Ryan Montbleau Band (Friday, August 2), Buddy Guy (Saturday, August 3), Tristan Prettyman (Friday, August 9), Great Big Sea (Friday, August 23) and Solas (Saturday, August 31).

More shows will be added to the 2013 Lowell Summer Music Series over the next few months.

Fans can purchase a season pass to the 2013 Lowell Summer Music Series season pass for the “early bird” rate of $350 during the month of April, a price that is over 40% less than than purchasing individual tickets to all of the concerts. The season pass, which is non-transferable, will increase to $375 in May.

Boarding House Park is a general admission venue and children age 12 and under are admitted free. In the event of rain, shows will either move to the Cyrus Irish Auditorium at Lowell High School or to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. One new change to the Lowell Summer Music Series that is sure to please concertgoers is the elimination of all ticket fees. The price listed for all shows will be the final price of admission with no additional fees of any kind added at checkout.

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