Street Piano Returns

May 27, 2019

LOWELL — The Merrimack Street public piano is tuned and ready for summer.

Stop by the Enterprise Bank fence from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to tickle the ivories or listen to locals perform. According to the Cultural Affairs and Special Events department, another piano could hit the streets this summer.

The piano program was introduced in October. Lowell resident Paul Belley donated the upright piano, and local artist Margo Mam Thach decorated it.

“We’re delighted with the enthusiastic response this program received last fall and look forward to impromptu concerts throughout the summer,” said CASE Director Henri Marchand in a press release.

The Cultural Organization of Lowell is responsible for managing the piano. A tarp protects the instrument at night and during bad weather.

“The piano was a tremendous hit last fall and the COOL Board of Directors is hoping its return to prominence on a major downtown thoroughfare will help inspire accomplished pianists as well as recreational musicians to help create the sounds of the city,” said COOL Co-Chair Patrick Cook.

If you happen to snap a selfie while playing the piano, post it with the hashtag, #LowellStreetPiano.

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