Lowell Summer Music Series reveal first set of concerts

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The Lowell Summer Music Series will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year and judging by the announcement of its first set of shows, organizers are off to a great start. Delta Rae, Amos Lee, Neko Case and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will all make stops at Boarding House Park in downtown Lowell.

After selling out Boston’s Royale earlier this month. Delta Rae will return to Massachusetts for a summertime show in Lowell on Friday, June 20. The North Carolina-based country/folk-rockers continue to tour in support of their latest release, Chasing Twisters. Released in November, the 5-track EP serves as bridge between their 2012 debut album Carry the Fire and their forthcoming sophomore release. Tickets for the show are now on sale through the venue’s website for $29.

As previously reported, Amos Lee’s summer itinerary includes a stop in Massachusetts for the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, June 21. As previously reported, the Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter continues to tour in support of his latest album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song. He recorded the 12-song collection with his longtime touring band at producer Jay Joyce’s St. Charles studio, a converted East Nashville church. It also features special guests Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin. Tickets for the show are now on sale through the venue’s website for $45.

Neko Case will make her Lowell Summer Music Series debut with a performance at Boarding House Park on Saturday, June 28. The veteran folk-rocker and member of Canadian indie rockers The New Pornographers continues to tour in support of her latest solo album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. The album, her sixth studio effort and follow-up to 2009’s Middle Cyclone, debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 after its release last September. It earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. Tickets for the show are now on sale through the venue’s website for $35.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will hit Massachusetts for a performance at Lowell’s Boarding House Park on Thursday, July 10. The pride of New Orleans is touring in support of his latest album, Say That to Say This. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews co-produced the ten-track album with Raphael Saadiq. The record also finds Andrews reuniting funk legends The Meters with Cyril Neville for their first studio recording together since 1977, a 21st Century take on their ballad “Be My Lady”. Tickets for the show are now on sale through the venue’s website for $31.

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.

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