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Summer Outdoor Concert Guide for Greater Lowell

Updated for 2024

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher June 18, 2024

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.


BILLERICA

Summer Concerts on the Common
Monday evenings July 8 to July 31 at 7 PM

  • July 8: Full Turn Band 
  • July 15: Steve Sasso Band
  • July 22: The Perfect Crime Band
  • July 29: Knock on Wood


CHELMSFORD

Chelmsford Community Band
Tuesdays evenings July 3 to August 20  Facebook page

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

  • July 3: Concert Band
  • July 16: Concert Band
  • July 23: Concert Band
  • July 30: Concert Band
  • August 6: Jazz Ensemble
  • August 13: Jazz Ensemble
  • August 20: Jazz Ensemble


MacKay Library Concert Series
Wednesdays

All ages are invited to enjoy a concert on the lawn at MacKay, 43 Newfield St, North Chelmsford. Bring your chairs or a blanket and a picnic.

  • July 10: 4EverFab
  • July 17: Ben Rudnick & Friends
  • July 24: Jazz for Jumpers
  • July 31: Matt York and the Highwaymen
  • August 7: Joe Leary
  • August 14: Rolie Polie
  • August 21: Jumpin' Juba


DRACUT

Parker Memorial Library Summer Concerts

Information not yet available


DUNSTABLE

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. 

  • June 19: Catfish Howl
  • June 26: The Shakerz
  • July 10: Delta Generators
  • July 17: Bush League
  • July 24: Dirty Water Brass Band
  • July 31: Monadnock Grass
  • August 7: The Man from UNCLE


GROTON

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).

  • June 20: The Shakerz
  • July 18: The Dots
  • August 6: An Evening with Rolie Polie Guacamole (Family Event)


Groton Library Concert Series
Thursdays 7 PM

Enjoy live music on Town Field behind the library.

  • June 27: Joe Leary's Acoustic Night Out
  • July 25: Nissitissit String Quartet


LOWELL

Free Fun for Kids Summer Shows
Wednesday and Thursdays (usually!) 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.  

  • July 10: Hot Tamale Brass Band
  • July 12: Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys
  • July 17: Curious Creatures
  • July 18: Airborne Comedians
  • August 1: Spirit of Africa
  • August 7: Peter Panic
  • August 8: Trend N Motion
  • August 14: Ben Rudnick & Friends
  • August 15: Good News Gus


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 21: Ben Folds: Paper Airplane Tour
  • June 22: Face 2 Face: A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel
  • June 28: Pink Talking Fish
  • June 29: Buffalo Tom
  • July 11: Classic Albums Live: David Bowie -- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • August 3: Marc Cohn
  • August 4: The New England Film Orchestra
  • August 10: Martin Sexton and Ryan Montbleau
  • August 16: Neighbor
  • August 17: Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos
  • August 30: Sarah Jarosz: Polaroid Lovers
  • September 8: Victor Wooten and the Wooten Brothers
  • September 14: Let's Sing Taylor: A Live Band Experience Celebrating Taylor Swift
  • September 15: Belly


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.

  • June 20: Neeley Luna
  • July 18: Yours Truly
  • August 15: The Party Band


PEPPERELL

Tuesdays 6:30 PM   Facebook page & Website

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

  • July 9: Eastwood Peak
  • July 16: Mick & The Kid
  • July 23: Ripchord
  • July 30: Straight As
  • August 6: Hugh McQueen Band
  • August 13: The Bus Stop


WESTFORD

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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