2016 Festival Performers

This being the Lowell Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary, we have worked hard to come up with a superlative line up of performers for the weekend of July 29 – 31!


Natalie MacMaster & Donnell LeahyKing Sunny Ade

Below is a partial list of the Performers that will be joining us here in Lowell to celebrate this milestone event!

King Sunny Adé  & His African Beats  –  Nigerian jùjú

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy  – Cape Breton

Lurrie Bell’s Chicago Blues Band – Chicago blues

Jason D. Williams – rockabilly

Savoy Family Cajun Band – Cajun

Rahim Alhaj – Iraqi oud

Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY – traditional Sri Lankan dance

Deacon John’s Jump Blues – jump blues

Gibson Brothers – bluegrass

Debashish Bhattacharya & Family – Indian slide guitar

Plena Es – bomba y plena