This week's announcement that Gavin DeGraw is performing at Boarding House Park on Friday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m., completes the 2019 Lowell Summer Music Series lineup.
Advance tickets for DeGraw are $52 are on sale at www.lowellsummermusic.org. Premium seats in front of the stage are $152.
DeGraw is a multiplatinum singer, performer and songwriter. His debut album, 2003's "Chariot," sold more than a million copies and produced three hit singles: "I Don't Want to Be" (which he actually performed at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell many moons ago as part of that year's KISS-108 Jingle Ball concert), "Follow Through" and the title track.
He has also hit the charts with songs like "In Love With a Girl," "Best I Ever Had," "We Belong Together" and "Not Over You," which he co-wrote with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder.
You may notice the lineup (see box) is more backloaded than previous years, with only one show in June, five in July and 10 in August. There's a likely reason for that: The government shutdown earlier this year came right when LSMS officials would have been putting the lineup together, so most of the available acts for June and July were booked elsewhere by the time the shutdown ended.
That said, it's a great lineup and well worth going to as many shows as possible. To that end, you can enjoy all 16 LSMS shows this year for one low price with a season pass. This year's season pass is $499. That's a savings of $214 -- a 30 percent discount -- off the price of attending all 16 shows at the individual ticket price. The average price of attending all shows at the individual ticket price is $44.56 per ticket. The season pass drops that price to $31.19 per show. You get 16 shows for the price of 11.
The season pass is a nontransferable photo pass that comes in an easy-to-wear lanyard and is good for one individual to see as many shows as he or she wish at the discounted price. There is no ticketing fee. For more information, visit www.lowellsummermusic.org.
Here is the 2019 Lowell Summer Music Series lineup, with ticket prices
The Allman Betts Band: Friday, June 14, advance tickets $39, premium seats $139
Colbie Caillat & Gone West: Friday, July 12, advance tickets $49, premium seats $149
The Record Company: Saturday, July 13, advance tickets $34, premium seats $134
Angelique Kidjo: Sunday, July 14, advance tickets $42, premium seats $142
I'm With Her: Friday, July 19, advance tickets $37, premium seats $137
The Wallflowers: Saturday, July 20, advance tickets $49, premium seats $149
Blue Oyster Cult: Friday, Aug. 2, advance tickets $49, premium seats $149
Mat Kearney: Sunday, Aug. 4, advance tickets $35, premium seats $135
Gavin DeGraw: Friday, Aug. 9, advance tickets $52, premium seats $152
The English Beat: Saturday, Aug. 10, advance tickets $42, premium seats $142
The Beach Boys: Thursday, Aug. 15, advance tickets $64, premium seats $164
Classic Albums Live: Queen's "A Night at the Opera": Friday, Aug. 16, advance tickets $34, premium seats $109
Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey: Friday, Aug. 23, advance tickets $54, premium seats $154
Toad the Wet Sprocket and Big Head Todd & the Monsters: Saturday, Aug. 24, advance tickets $55, premium seats $155
The Mavericks: Friday, Aug. 30, advance tickets $46, premium seats $146
The Fools and The Stompers: Saturday, Aug. 31, advance tickets $32, premium seats $107