The Town and The City Festival Moves Online for 2020

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More Than A Dozen Acts To Perform Saturday, October 24 at 8pm



The Town and The City Festival will be presenting a special online program for 2020, bringing more than a dozen acts together for the third year of the festival.


The eclectic lineup will feature many past festival participants as well as new artists performing Americana, Folk, Rock, Blues, Poetry and Indie music. The program will be broadcast via ONCE Somerville’s “ONCE Virtual Venue” platform and will be streamed on both the ONCE Virtual Venue’s and The Town and the City’s Facebook page as well as the ONCE Virtual Venue YouTube channel. There will also be a special Zoom link available via There is no cost to view the stream, but donations are encouraged to offset the cost of bringing the event back next year.




The Town and The City’s 2020 Lineup includes:

Ali McGuirk
Brooke Annibale
Bryan Hinkley Porter
Caitlin Canty
Chris Brokaw
Chris Trapper
Frank Morey
Gary Hoey
Genie Santiago
Ryan Montbleau
Scarlett Sabet
Walter Sickert
Will Dailey
Will Orchard


“Under the circumstances of the pandemic, we are not able to bring the festival back to downtown Lowell this year. However we still want to provide a way to showcase some great artists and draw attention to our annual event as well as the Lowell community,” Chris Porter, President and CEO of Porter Productions. “This is going to be a great night of music with an all star lineup from across New England and beyond. We look forward to returning in person in 2021.”


Debuting in 2018, The Town and The City Festival is produced by Porter Productions in association with the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Named after the novel “The Town and the City”, the first major work published by Jack Kerouac, the festival typically spans two-days and takes place in event spaces, bars, cafes, and galleries throughout downtown Lowell.

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