Tuning Up For Summer: Lahey Health Named Official Health & Wellness Sponsor for the 2016 Lowell Folk Festival

June 16, 2016

Lowell, Mass. (June 16, 2016) — Continuing its long standing mission to enhance the health and well-being of the communities it serves, Lahey Health announced today that it has been named the official Health & Wellness sponsor of the 2016 Lowell Folk Festival.  The agreement spans for five years, through the 2020 Festival, and includes sponsorship of the Dutton Street Dance Pavilion.


We are very proud to support a renowned event like the Lowell Folk Festival,” said Howard Grant, JD, MD, President and CEO of Lahey Health.  “We take very seriously our responsibility to support critical programs in the communities that we serve, and what better way to show that commitment than by partnering with the Lowell Folk Festival, the beloved Merrimack Valley summer event."


The Lowell Folk Festival, which will be held July 29-31, is the longest running free folk festival in the United States, and is entering its 30th consecutive year of delighting audiences with its wide range of music and dance performances  These performances range from traditional folk, Americana, Zydeco, bluegrass, Cuban, Native American, Irish, and western swing, among others.  In 2013, The Lowell Folk Festival was received the designation as a “Premier Tourism Attraction” from the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. This designation honors attractions across the Commonwealth that have achieved legendary status in popularity and visitation and should be on every visitors 'must see' list.


“We are extremely appreciative of Lahey Health’s health and wellness sponsorship of the Lowell Folk Festival for 2016 and beyond,” said Craig Gates, Executive Director of the Lowell Folk Festival Foundation. “Lahey Health recognizes the importance of historical yearly events like the Lowell Folk Festival, and we are inspired by its willingness to be a long term partner in this community.”


For more information about the 30th annual Lowell Folk Festival, including dates, directions, and a list of performers, visit http://lowellfolkfestival.org/.  




About Lahey Health

Lahey Health is what's next in healthcare, providing a full continuum of integrated health services close to where you live or work. It is comprised of nationally recognized, award-winning hospitals—including an academic hospital and medical center, and community hospitals—primary care providers, specialist physicians, behavioral health services, post-acute programs such as home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources located throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. 

Lahey Health offers nearly 1,400 locally based physicians providing clinical excellence and an exceptional patient experience in adult and pediatric primary care and every medical specialty, including kidney and liver transplantation; neurosurgery, cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic medical and surgical care; local emergency and trauma care; urological surgery; chronic disease prevention and health management; and pediatric emergency, newborn and inpatient care provided in collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital physicians. 

Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center—a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine—and Lahey Clinic physician group with practices in Burlington, Peabody and other locations throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass.; Winchester Hospital; Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services as well as more than 30 primary care physician practices and multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities. 

Together, we are making innovative, integrated healthcare more personal and more accessible. For more information, visit
LaheyHealth.org and its member websites Lahey Hospital & Medical CenterBeverly Hospital, Winchester Hospital, and Lahey Health Behavioral Services



Kyle B. Reilly

Director, Media Relations