Keeping the Tradition: A Virtual Celebration of the Lowell Folk Festival – Video

Held in the streets of Lowell, MA for 33 years, the Lowell Folk Festival brings together tens of thousands of people in celebration of the richness of American culture and the unique spirit of the Lowell community. The festival was cancelled earlier this year due to state and local safety guidelines regarding large gatherings. To keep the tradition alive, the Lowell Folk Festival partners have created a virtual celebration of this beloved event that captures the joyous spirit and energy of the festival. 

This special video presentation of the Lowell Folk Festival features musical sets from past performances and new performance sets from artists recorded exclusively for this event, as well as a brand new short documentary showcasing all that there is to love about the Lowell Folk Festival. Original performances will be provided by John Doyle & Nuala Kennedy of The Alt (Irish), Grupo Rebolu (Colombian), and Le Vent Du Nord (Québécois).

While the streets of Lowell will not be filled with traditional music, dance, food, and the cultural treasures that make up our diverse community, it is important to honor the tradition of the festival in late July.

Keeping the Tradition: A Virtual Celebration of the Lowell Folk Festival is brought to you by our sponsors:
Xfinity Enterprise Bank
Lowell Five
Digital Federal Credit Union
980 WCAP
Chelmsford TeleMedia
Dracut Access Television
Québec Délégation générale New York

You can find out more about the artists featured in this video by clicking the links below:

Radio Show

We also are hosting a radio show this year – learn more here:

Virtual Celebration 2020 Radio Show

Featured Artists in our Virtual Celebration

Meet Our Producing Partners