The Town and the City Festival Announces Schedule for 2021 Festival

Article Contributed by CK Communicati… | Published on Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Town and the City Festival has released the show-by-show schedule for the two-day music and arts festival in Lowell, Massachusetts set for Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. In addition, several new acts have been announced for the lineup which includes more than 50 acts performing at 12 different venues. Advance Single Day Passes for the walkable festival are just $35 and will go on sale this Friday, August 6th at 10:00AM. Single show tickets will also go on sale this Friday. Two day passes are currently on-sale now. For tickets and information, visit

Added to the lineup are Linnea’s Garden, D-Tension’s Secret Rock & Roll Project, Dyer Holiday, Eileen Rose & Rich Gilbert, Corner Soul, Daemon Chili, The Luna Collective, Arthur Terembula and Lowell Storytelling presenting a special story sharing program. The festival will also feature a special musical tribute to Jack Kerouac from Berklee alum and musician Fences.

Named after the novel The Town and the City, the first major work published by Jack Kerouac, the two-day music and arts  festival is set to take place in event spaces, bars, cafes, and galleries throughout downtown Lowell. The 2021 festival will be spread across 12 venues in downtown Lowell including Christ Church United, Gallery Z, Zorba Music Hall, The Old Court, Warp & Weft, The Worthen Cafe, Mill No. 5 Stage, Academic Arts Center, Brew’d Awakening, Luna Theatre, Smokehouse Tavern and The Purple Carrot Cafe.

The Town and The City Festival is produced with support from Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, and the Lowell Cultural Council.

The Town and the City Festival will take place Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23 at venues across Downtown Lowell. Two-Day Passes are currently on-sale. Advanced Individual Day Passes and single show tickets will go on-sale this Friday, August 6 at 10:00AM. Tickets can be purchased via a link at

Please note that there may be some performers who will require proof of vaccination for entry to their respective show.  Festival producers will endeavor to communicate that information as soon and as clearly as possible to all ticket and pass holders.

About Porter Productions: Chris Porter has more than 30 years of experience in the concert industry. More than 20 years of that experience has been focused on programming and producing festivals and special events. Some notable events include Bumbershoot (Seattle, WA), the LoDo Music Festival (Denver, CO), The Nines Festival (Ft. Devens, MA), and the Macefield Music Festival (Seattle, WA). After working on Bumbershoot for 18 years, in 2015 Porter fully focused on his own company, Porter Productions, which offers talent buying, booking management, consulting, and production coordination for various events and venues in the United States.  Porter currently oversees the booking of a number of festival projects including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (San Francisco, CA), South Lake Union Block Party (Seattle, WA) and The Town and The City Festival (Lowell, MA) as well as a number of special events around the country.



The Town and The City Festival lineup is as follows:



Christ Church United (6:30pm Doors)

7:30   Will Dailey

8:30   Tanya Donelly & The Parkington Sisters

Zorba Music Hall (8:00pm Doors)

9:00 Linnea’s Garden

10:00 Screaming Females

The Worthen Café (8:30pm Doors)

9:00 (To Be Announced)

10:00 Arthur Terembula

11:00 Daemon Chili

Warp & Weft (9:00pm Door Charge Starts)

9:30  Hilken Mancini & Chris Colbourn

10:30 Aaron & The Lord (featuring Aaron Perrino)

The Old Court (8:00pm Doors)

Lowell Spin presents

8:30 Senseless Optimism

9:30 oldsoul

10:30 Fish House

11:30 The Shirts and Shoes


Christ Church United (7:00pm Doors)

7:30 Robin Lane

8:30 Robyn Hitchcock

Zorba Music Hall (8:00pm Doors)

9:15   D-Tension’s Secret Rock n Roll Project

10:15 Adam Ezra Group

Warp & Weft (9:00 Door Charge)

9:30 Massy Ferguson

10:30 Jon Langford & Friends

Mill No. 5 Stage

2:00   Dyer Holiday

3:00   Scott Pittman and The Deluxe Fiasco

4:00   Eileen Rose & Rich Gilbert

Gallery Z (6:00pm Doors)

6:30 Brian Porter Hinkley

7:15 Alisa Amador

8:15 Damn Tall Buildings

The Old Court (7:30pm Doors)

8:15 L.ucas & Timi O

9:15 blindspot

10:15 Evolfo

11:15 Daisybones

The Worthen Café (4:00pm Doors)

Performers to be announced

Brew’d Awakening

3:00  Lowell Storytelling

Academic Arts Center (5:30pm Doors)

A Music Tribute to Jack Kerouac featuring:

6:15  Special Film Screening

6:45  Fences

Smokehouse Tavern (7:00pm Doors)

7:30pm  The Only Things

8:15pm. The Daylilies

9:00pm. The Chelsea Curve

9:45pm   (To Be Announced)

The Purple Carrot Cafe (7:30pm Doors)

8:00   Kind Being

8:45   Q-Tip Bandits    

9:30   Divine Sweater

10:15  Corner Soul

Luna Theater

Pasithea presents ‘Origin Story’ - A

multimedia event with spoken word artists, live jazz, solo musicians and visual projections.

5:00pm Doors  5:30pm Show

Performances by Spoken Word Artists and Musicians featuring:

Tim Hall

Amanda Shea

Duncan Wilder Johnson

Amber Tortorelli

Ashley Wonder


Ava Sophia

The Luna Collective