Additional artists announced for the first ever Town and The City Festival

Article Contributed by Callanan and K… | Published on Monday, September 10, 2018

Chris Trapper, Caitlin Canty, PNDB, Ryan Lee Crosby, Analog Heart, Ill Supreme, and a special music performance inspired by Jack Kerouac have been added to the lineup for the inaugural The Town and The City Festival. Produced by Porter Productions with support from the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, the 2-day music and arts festival will feature both locally-based and national touring acts on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th in event spaces, bars, cafes and galleries throughout downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. Advance Two-day and Single-Day Passes, as well as individual tickets, are on sale now at

Named after the title of Jack Kerouac's first major published work, The Town and The City Festival is inspired by the creativity and exploration for which Kerouac was so famously known. The diverse mix of musical genres and artistic disciplines represented in the festival will inspire discovery and celebrate the love of life.

Venues hosting The Town and The City Festival include The Luna Theater, Coffee and Cotton, Christ Church United, Gallery Z, Uncharted Gallery, and the Parker Gallery at the Whistler House Museum of Art for all-ages performances. Other participating venues, which will host 21+ shows, include Zorba Music Hall, Warp & Weft, The Old Court, and Dudley’s.  Attendees who purchase single-day or two-day passes will have access to music across all the participating venues (per any age restrictions and capacity allowance.)

In addition, The Town and The City Festival announced the daily breakout of artists and venues:


Christ Church United: Andrea Gibson, Scarlett Sabet, Janaka Stucky

Dudley’s: The Party Band, Ed Balloon

Zorba Music Hall: Gary Hoey, Ryan Lee Crosby

Parker Gallery at the Whistler Museum of Art: Caitlin Canty, Ali McGuirk

Warp & Weft: Will Dailey, Chris Freeman (from Parsonsfield)

Gallery Z: Wreckless Eric, Scott Pittman

Uncharted Gallery: Bat House, Idle Pilot, Horse Mode, oldsoul

The Old Court: Edo G, D-Tension w/DJ Emoh Betta,  Ill Supreme, Sechion, EXP, DJ Myth

The Luna Theater: Billy Wylder, Dan and The Wildfire

Coffee & Cotton: Evan Goodrow, Anjimile, Bong Wish


Christ Church United: Kristin Hersh, Damon & Naomi

Dudley’s: Walter Sickert and The Army of Broken Toys, The Droimlins

Warp & Weft: Kingsley Flood, Abbie Barrett

Gallery Z: Melvern Taylor, Sugar Blood Jinx, Ed “Moose” Savage

Uncharted Gallery: The Shirts and Shoes, Analog Heart, The Natty D’s, Arlen, PNDB

The Old Court: Surprise Party, daisybones, Phil Cambra and The Space Cadets

The Luna Theater: Chris Trapper, Frank Morey

Coffee & Cotton: Luna Collective featuring Cara Campanelli, Jireh Calo

Parker Gallery at the Whistler Museum of Art: “The Only Truth Is Music: An Evening of Songs Inspired by Jack Kerouac” with Boston String Ensemble and other special guests

Advance Single-Day Passes are $32; Advance Two-Day passes are $45. Individual show tickets vary in price. Set times and individual show ticket prices are available on the festival website. Tickets are on sale now at