Yes! The show goes on rain or shine. The Lowell Summer Music is an outdoor series and it is possible you may get rained on so bring rain gear if it is forecast. We may move the show indoors when advance forecasts project prolonged rain during performance hours or if a National Weather Service Heat Emergency makes it risky for our crew to set up for the show outdoors. The outdoor/indoor call for the day is made the morning of the show before the sound equipment and instruments are set up, based on the best information available at that time. It is difficult to predict completely dry evenings for New England summers. There are occasionally wet conditions that will not force us inside. In these instances, we will hold concerts in passing showers or light rain. Please prepare accordingly with a hat or hoodie. NOTE: Umbrellas are allowed in but should not be opened in the seating area during the show as they block the view of other patrons.
Evening Concerts: Most indoor shows will be held at Lowell Memorial Auditorium (LMA), 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell. A few will be moved to Lowell High School Auditorium located across the street from Boarding House Park. All ticket holders will be notified by email. A message will be posted by 11AM on the day of the show on the home page of this website, facebook and at our infoline 978-970-5200 with the details of any rain relocation. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Show time is still 7:30pm. The indoor venue provides fixed seating, so do not bring chairs. Seating is General Admission, except for Premium Seats in the first few rows, which are reserved. At LMA, there will be no readmittance to the venue if you leave. Food Concessions will be open on a limited basis as determined by the LMA concessionaire. No coolers or outside food will be allowed.
Children’s Shows Indoor shows are being moved to the Recital Hall at the Middlesex Community College Academic Arts Center located at 240 Central Street, Lowell, MA (formerly known as The Boston & Maine Railroad Depot aka The Rialto). The Recital Hall is located on the second floor. Parking is available at The Early Garage, 135 Middlesex Street, Lowell, MA 01852. Parking validation is available at our event. Do not park in numbered spaces on the first floor which requires advance payment. Park on upper levels and bring your parking ticket to be validated.
A message will be posted by 9:30AM on the day of the show on the home page of this website, facebook and at our infoline 978-970-5200 with the details of any rain relocation. Extremely hot days will also force us inside to take advantage of the air conditioning. Doors will open at 10AM for preshow activities. Show time is still 11AM. Free healthy snacks and water will still be available.