Lowell Folk Festival Annual Fundraiser

Lowell Folk Festival Annual Fundraiser
Ricardo’s Café Trattoria, Gorham St, Lowell
30th Anniversary Festival Celebration
Monday, June 20th
5PM – 8PM 

Suggested Donation $50 per Person
Hors D’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Entertainment


This July will be the 30th Anniversary of the Lowell Folk Festival.  The Producing Partners of the festival are proud to be the host of the largest free folk festival in the country! You can make a real difference supporting this great tradition.

The Longest Running Free Folk Festival in the Country For 3 days, Lowell is home to traditional music, street parades, dance parties, craft demonstrations and ethnic foods.  In the past years more than 600 different performing groups have graced the stages throughout the downtown and the city has welcomed more than 2.5 million visitors during the week-end long free festival.

Your Support Can Make A Difference Although the Lowell Folk Festival is admission free the week-end costs almost $1,000,000 to host.  We are fortunate to have some very generous sponsors, Friends of the Festival, in-kind services from some businesses and support from Producing Partners.  This year, due to the economy and cuts in marketing budgets, additional funding is extremely necessary to have a festival Lowell can be proud of and to keep the Festival FREE!

 Attend the Folk Festival Fundraiser on Monday, June 20th! The Trustees and Board of Directors of the Lowell Festival Foundation invite you to support this year’s Lowell Folk Festival!


The Lowell Festival Foundation

Board of Trustees
                                                Arthur Sutcliffe, Chairman  – Helene Loiselle, Treasurer  – Pauline Golec, Ethnic Chair  – John Scannell  –   Janis Maliszewski   – Steven Joncas                                

 Advisory Board
                            Ann Scannell – Donald DuPaul – Richard Lalime –   James Ostis –  Beth Fraser – Clerk –  Don DuPaul  –  Michelle Silveira
 Dave Grondine –   Bob Howard  –  Janet Leggat   – Richard Cohan

      Craig A. Gates, Exec. Dir. –  Patricia Bowe, Finance –   Tracey Chalifour, DOD

Producing Partners of the Lowell Folk Festival: The Lowell Festival Foundation, Lowell National Historical Park, City of Lowell, Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce & National Council for the Traditional Arts