Hot Tamale Brass Band and Animal Craze at the Free Fun for Kids Shows

Enjoy these FREE shows in Lowell on Wednesday August 10 and Thursday August 11

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher August 2, 2022

On Wednesday and Thursday mornings from July 13 to August 18, the Lowell Summer Music Series presents the Free Fun for Kids shows at Boarding House Park, 40 French St, in Lowell. 

Beginning at 10 AM, every show includes free arts & crafts by Lowell National Historical Park, free healthy snacks and free books from Project LEARN. The free stage performance begins at 11 AM, with free lunches served (ages 2 - 18) by Lowell Public Schools. 

All the details are available online at the Lowell Summer Music Series website.  

On Wednesday August 10th, enjoy a free show by Hot Tamale Brass Band!

Since its inception in 1992, the Hot Tamale Brass Band has led the way in Boston for energetic, fun New Orleans Jazz, Dixieland and Second Line Music. They have performed at Mardi Gras, Boston First Night, the Honk! Festival, and over 800 times at Red Sox games at Fenway Park. They have appeared on Sesame Street. Get ready for a Kids Mardi Gras Parade! Sponsored by Parker Lecture Series.

On Thursday August 11th, enjoy a free show by Animal Craze!

The Baby Animal Farm features 1 lamb, 2 baby goats, 1 piglet, 4-6 chicks, 4 ducklings, and 4 baby bunnies. A knowledgeable attendant will introduce you to the animals and help the children to feed, brush and hold them. Our attendants will answer questions and make sure everyone including the animals are having fun!  Sponsored by Community Teamwork Inc. and Acre Family Child Care.

Location Details:

Use "75 John St, Lowell" on your GPS to go right to the parking garage that's across the street from Boarding House Park. Parking is available at Early Garage, 135 Middlesex Street, Lowell MA 01852. There is free parking with validation (do not park on the first floor which requires advance payment).

If rain or excessive heat is likely on any of the show days, the snacks and performance will be relocated to an indoor "rain location".  A message will be posted by 9:30 AM on the day of the show on the Lowell Summer Music Series website and on the info line 978-970-5200 with the details of any weather-related relocation. Updates can also be found at

COVID Precautions:

  • The Lowell Summer Music Series’ Free Fun For Kids will return to its open-air outdoor home at Boarding House Park, 40 French Street in Lowell National Historical Park.  Due to inclement weather, some shows will be moved indoors. 
  • We urge attendees to spread out and keep extra space between your group and others.
  • The restrooms are open at the John Street Parking Garage and the Mogan Center which is the boardinghouse next to the park. Masks must be worn in the boardinghouse.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in multiple locations at Boarding House Park and at our indoor “rain location.”
  • Please see full precautions on the Free Fun for Kids website

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Funded in part by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

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