Summer Outdoor Concert Guide for Greater Lowell

Updated for 2023

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher May 28, 2023

One of my favorite memories as a child is enjoying a picnic with my family at a summer concert, running in the grass with other kids and dancing in front of the band. It's a relaxing, delightful summer tradition. The Greater Lowell area is rich with free summer music opportunities almost every night of the week. Below is a guide to all of the local summer music concert series. All concerts are listed on our Event Calendar.

Note that all performers are subject to change and concerts may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather.


Summer Concerts on the Common
Monday evenings July 10 to July 31 at 7 PM


Chelmsford Community Band
Tuesdays evenings July 3 to August 15  Facebook page

All performances are held on the Chelmsford Town Common at 7 PM.  

MacKay Library Concert Series

All ages are invited to enjoy a concert on the lawn at MacKay. Bring your chairs or a blanket and a picnic.


Parker Memorial Library Summer Concerts

Information not yet available


Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM  Facebook page

All concerts held on the Dunstable Town Common at 510 Main St, Dunstable. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 


Rollstone Rhythms Summer Concerts
Thursdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   

Join Rollstone Rhythms at the Smith Pavillion in Groton every third Thursday each month (June-September).


Free Fun for Kids Summer Shows
Wednesday and Thursdays 10 AM - 12 PM  Website

Free fun for kids!  The National Park Service in Lowell presents free kid-friendly shows at Boarding House Park on most Wednesday and Thursday mornings during the summer.  Concerts include music, magic, yo-yo artists, entertainers, theater, jugglers and more. Crafts and snacks will be available from 10-11 AM, and the show begins at 11 AM. 11 AM free lunches (age 2-18) provided by Lowell Public Schools.  Bring blankets or lawn chairs to spread on the grass.  

Lowell Summer Music Series  Website

Purchase tickets well in advance for these popular concerts at Boarding House Park.  Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or a blanket.

  • June 17: Leonid & Friends: The Music of Chicago
  • June 23: Keb' Mo'
  • July 15: Dawes
  • July 16: Andy Grammer
  • July 30: Lowell Folk Festival
  • August 3: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
  • August 4: Melissa Etheridge
  • August 6: Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes
  • August 11: Patty Griffin
  • August 12: Matt Nathanson
  • August 18: Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revival 
  • August 19: Led Zepplin 2
  • August 27: Angkor Dance Troupe
  • August 31: The Robert Cray Band 
  • September 1: MOE.
  • September 9: Banjo & Fiddle Contest 

Tyler Park Concerts
Select Thursdays 6-8 PM Facebook page

The Friends of Tyler Park hosts free concerts in Tyler Park, 700 Westford St, Lowell. Face painting, balloons, hot dogs, and popcorn available. Music starts at 6:30 PM. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.


Tuesdays 6:30 PM  July 11 - August 15  Facebook page & Website

The Pepperell Business Association hosts a Summer Concert Series on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM (rain date is Wednesdays).  


Mondays 6:30 PM  July 18 - August 29 (except Aug 1)  Facebook Page

The Tewksbury Public Library hosts a Summer Concert Series on Monday evenings on the library lawn.


Good Pickin' Farm Summer Concert Series
Friday evenings from mid June through August

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic.  Purchase tickets in advance.

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