The Town and The City Festival 2024
The Town and the City Festival will take place Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at venues across Downtown Lowell.
Inspired by the adventurous spirit of Lowell native Jack Kerouac, the Fifth Annual edition of The Town and The City Festival fill the venues of the Mill City with a diverse roster of like-minded performers.
Confirmed musical performers include Americana singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah, Alec Ounsworth’s Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, one of England’s most enduring singer-songwriters Robyn Hitchcock, and Boston-based indie-pop, rock, funk, and Bermuda Search Party (formerly known as Q-Tip Bandits).
Boston-based indie-folk group Darlingside; singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau Band; indie-pop band Air Traffic Controller (headed by former Navy air traffic controller Dave Munro); and the unique amalgam of Cambodian pop, Afro-groove, and surf & garage rock that is Dengue Fever.
Also on the 2024 festival lineup are Akrobatik, Awntay, Burp, Colleen Green, D-Tension and The Secrets, Drug Deal Gone Rad, Duck Island, Emily Oveson, Evelynroze & The Thorz, Fantastic Cat, Fee the Evolutionist, Fiesta Melon, Fish House, Frank Morey, Impossible Dog, ISMAY, Jen Kearney, Kid Afternoon, Linnea’s Garden, Muck and The Mires, One Fall, Orbit, Rick Berlin & The Nickel & Dime Band, Roger Miller, Saplin, Scott Pittman and The Deluxe Fiasco, Sofia Talvik, Subpunch, Syd Straw, Tell, The Chelsea Curve, The Roscoes, The Shirts & Shoes, Tysk Tysk Tysk, WLKRZ. Additional artists will be announced in early 2024.
The Town & The City Festival takes place at more than a dozen venues throughout downtown Lowell, including Academic Arts Center, Mill No. 5 (including The Overlook and Luna Theater), Taffeta (at Western Ave. Studios), Zorba Music Hall, Warp & Weft, Christ Church United, The Old Court, The Thirsty First (formerly CNCPT6), The Worthen Cafe, Gallery Z, Smokehouse Tavern, Lala Books, Brew’d Awakening, and Navigation Brewery.
The Town and the City Festival is produced by Porter Productions and the Jack Kerouac Foundation with support from the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, and the Lowell Cultural Council.
Designed as a walkable event, attendees who purchase single-day or two-day passes will have access to performances across all the participating venues (per any age restrictions and capacity allowance.)
The Town and The City Festival is inspired by the creativity and exploration for which the author was so famously known and will present a diverse mix of musical genres and artistic disciplines to inspire discovery and to celebrate a love of life.
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