These New England autumns are host to many exciting festivals across the region. From apple picking to pumpkin chucking, you can enjoy many a crisp fall night with all your pals. This October, get ready for Porter Production’s returning Town and City Festival – host to loads of Lowell events across the city on October 18th & 19th. All of your favorite local spots are hosting shows, gallery highlights, and exciting chances to learn about the historic city of Lowell. Notably inspired by the essence of Jack Kerouac, this festival is stacked with bands you love & art that’ll keep your soul warm.
Through the local support of the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitor Bureau & Do617 of Boston, the Town and the City Festival brings together over 50 locally based and national touring acts that will perform across multiple venues in the Lowell area. With tremendous momentum from last year’s inaugural event, the Town and City Festival has seamlessly joined the ranks of the Lowell Folk Festival and the Lowell Summer Music Series as it’s own cornerstone of culture for the city. This fall, you can help support the city you love by stepping out on the town.
Musical performances confirmed but not limited to include Avanti Nagral, Babydriver, Bob Schneider, Brooke Annibale, Buffalo Tom, Carissa Johnson, Circus Trees, Cold Chocolate, Corner Soul, Darlingside, Dori Freeman, Dutch ReBelle, Fairgrounds, Floor Hockey, Frank Morey Band, Genie Santiago, Hech Rymes, Honeysuckle, Jazzmyn Red, Jeffrey Foucault, Jonah Tolchin, Julie Rhodes, Lily Black, Lonely Leesa & The Lost Cowboys, Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections, Marcela Cruz, Michaela Anne, Mint Green, New Aura, Powerslut, Ryan Montbleau, Sons Lunaris, Squires of Soul, The Burning Hell, The Luna Collective featuring Mark Zaleski, The Mallett Brothers Band, The Only Humans, The Only Things, Tucker Antell Group, and Twisted Pine. Additional acts are still being announced.
Your favorite venues, ready to faciliate in all their glory include The Luna Theater, Christ Church United, Gallery Z, Donahue Family Academic Arts Center (at Middlesex Community College,) UTEC, and the Parker Gallery at the Whistler House Museum of Art, which will host all ages admitted performances. For all 21+ admitted shows, drop by the Zorba Music Hall, The Old Court, and The Worthen House Cafe for a good ole’ fashioned hang.
Regularly priced Weekend Passes are $55 in advance and $60 once the festival begins. Single Day Passes and individual show tickets will be available at a later date and the day of each event, providing not selling out. Tickets for The Town and The City can be purchased at the link below. Check out their Facebook event to find out more about each specific event across this two day festival!
Come celebrate another year of The Town and The City Festival with us this fall!
-Alyssa Aileen Vautier