David Crosby. COURTESY PHOTO
David Crosby. COURTESY PHOTO

Last year's Lowell Summer Music Series lineup featured two-thirds of the iconic Crosby, Stills and Nash lineup, with concerts by Graham Nash and also Stephen Stills (with Judy Collins).

The 2018 lineup will feature the third member of that trio as David Crosby & Friends, featuring opening act and special guest Chris Hillman, co-founder of the Byrds (with Crosby) and the Flying Burrito Brothers, perform at Boarding House Park on Thursday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $54 in advance and $154 for premium seating and go on sale Friday, March 2, at 9 a.m. at www.lowellsummermusic.org.

This is the season-opening show and is part of an opening weekend that will feature three concerts.

Chris Hillman. COURTESY PHOTO
Chris Hillman. COURTESY PHOTO
Rhiannon Giddens performs at Boarding House Park on Friday, June 15, and Fitz & the Tantrums play on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17. All shows are at 7:30 p.m., and are on sale now at www.lowellsummermusic.org.

Lowell Summer Music Series organizers expect Crosby and Hillman to perform some Byrds songs together, so here's a primer on what to expect that night.

The Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 as part of the sixth induction class. That induction was the last time the five original members of The Byrds performed together. Gene Clark died of a heart attack later that year, and Michael Clarke died of liver failure in 1993. (Roger McGuinn, of course, is the other co-founder).


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The Byrds gave us such classics as "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" not to mention "Eight Miles High" so it's likely you'll hear those songs on June 14.

Some of the Crosby, Stills and Nash songs you might expect to hear in June include "Guinnevere," "Long Time Gone," "Wooden Ships" and "Déjà Vu."

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