Lowell Summer Music Series adds more performers

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Organizers for the Lowell Summer Music Series have revealed the next batch of performers confirmed to play Boarding House Park this year. The eclectic group of shows includes Chris Isaak, Red Horse, Great Big Sea, Richard Thompson and Matisyahu. Tickets for all of the shows are now on sale through the concert series’ official website.

Veteran crooner Chris Isaak will make his way to downtown Lowell on Saturday, June 18. Isaak, who is currently on tour in Australia, released a live album, Live at the Fillmore, last summer. His last studio release was 2009’s Mr. Lucky. Tickets for the show are $45 in advance or $50 on the day of.

Red Horse, the folk trio of Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky, will make their debut at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, August 13. The three had previously performed together in various incarnations as duos, but not as a trio, until last year. As Red Horse, they released they released their self-titled debut album last July. Tickets for the show are $21 in advance or $25 on the day of.

Great Big Sea will return to the Lowell Summer Music Series in 2011 with a show scheduled for Friday, August 26. The Newfoundland-based Celtic-folk rockers are touring in support of their latest album, 2010’s Safe Upon the Shore. The album, their ninth studio effort, debuted at #2 on the Canadian charts and follows 2008’s Fortune’s Favour. Tickets for the show are $26 in advance or $30 on the day of.

Richard Thompson will stop in Lowell on Friday, September 2. The veteran English folk artist and guitar virtuoso is touring in support of his latest release, 2010’s Dream Attic. The album, which was nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Album at this year’s Grammy Awards, is comprised of all new original songs recorded live. Thompson last performed at the Lowell Summer Music Series in 2008. Tickets for the show are $28 in advance or $35 on the day of.

Matisyahu will rock Boarding House Park on Saturday, September 3. The Hasidic Jewish reggae/rap favorite is expected to release his followup to 2009’s Light sometime later this year. Last month, he released a live album called Live at Stubb’s, Vol. 2. Tickets for the show are $28 in advance or $35 on the day of.

As previously reported, the Indigo Girls (June 23 and 24), Jonny Lang (July 23), the Punch Brothers (August 5) and Mavis Staples (August 19) will all perform at the Lowell Summer Music Series this year.

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