Friday, August 11, 8 pm

“A soul singer who evokes comparisons to Amy Winehouse but rocks even harder.” — The Boston Globe

Growing up just outside Boston, Ali McGuirk always dreamed of becoming a singer — but she didn’t see a path forward. To her, professional singers were untouchable pop icons like Brandy, Britney, or Mariah.

After years of absorbing ’90s R&B, ’70s singer-songwriters, and classic soul of every era, McGuirk found her own aesthetic and is making a career of captivating audiences with her powerful, buttery voice and heartfelt songwriting.

Now, The Boston Herald is singing her praises: “With all the hooks of Lake Street Dive but more earthy tenderness and small introspection, McGuirk will be the Bay State’s next big export.”

This performance is part of LOH’s FREE Nexus Music and Arts Festival. Location: Main Stage (behind LOH/City Hall)