Hot off the heels of the Academy Award-nominated film "Bohemian Rhapsody" comes the latest booking from the Lowell Summer Music Series.
That's right, if you loved the Queen biopic and wanted more of the operatic English classic-rock group in your life, then you'll be happy to hear that Classic Albums Live: Queen's "A Night at the Opera" is coming to Boarding House Park on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
The show will feature two sets.
The first set features a group of musicians performing the entire Queen album, cut for cut, note for note. That means you'll hear Queen's fourth studio album in its entirety, as it sounded on its 1975 release. You'll hear "You're My Best Friend" and "Bohemian Rhapsody," along with the rest of the album.
The second set encompasses Queen's greatest hits, which means you'll hear "We Will Rock You," "We Are The Champions," "Killer Queen," "Another One Bites the Dust" -- maybe even "Radio Ga Ga."
Tickets are on sale for the show at www.lowellsummermusic.org. Advance tickets are $34 and premium seats in front of the stage are $109.
Holiday weekends and live music just go together.
Whether it's Boston Calling on Memorial Day weekend or the Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival on July 4 weekend, there's no shortage of concerts to fill your holiday weekends this summer.
But if you love live music without the hassle of driving long distances and dealing with holiday traffic, the Lowell Summer Music Series is here to help.
They've booked a great double bill on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Boarding House Park featuring The Fools and The Stompers. Yes, the Boston-based party bands will both be at the same show, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.lowellsummermusic.org. They're $32 in advance while premium seating in front of the stage is $107.
The show features full sets by both bands, so there's plenty of time and space to hear The Fools classics like "It's a Night For Beautiful Girls," "She Makes Me Feel Big," "Psycho Chicken," "Doo Wah Diddy" and "World Dance Party."
Oh, and you'll also hear The Stompers rip through their biggest hits, including "Never Tell an Angel," "American Fun," "Rock, Jump, and Holler," "East Side Girl," "One Heart for Sale" and "Shutdown."
The Fools first got together in Ipswich way back in the mid-1970s as The Rhythm A's while The Stompers formed in East Boston in 1977, so you're getting more than four decades of experience in each band, all for one low price. A pretty good deal.
There's one more show to announce next week, and that will complete the 2019 Lowell Summer Music Series lineup of 16 concerts. Kudos to the LSMS officials who put the lineup together on short notice after the government shutdown earlier this year.