The J. J. Grey concert has been moved indoors due to the heat wave. The new venue is Lowell Memorial Auditorium at 50 East Merrimack Street. It is air conditioned and there is a lot of room for social distancing.
So please do not come down in the morning to place chairs in the park as the show won’t be there tomorrow night.
The doors at Lowell Memorial Auditorium will open at 5:30pm for those who want to use a jacket or other item to reserve their seat location. We expect to have about 1,100 patrons in a hall that holds 2,800 people with great sightlines everywhere. Show will begin at 7:30pm as usual.
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.