Haley Bonar, MaLLy highlight U of M's Summer Music Festival at Northrop


It's been a longstanding goal of the vibrant Twin Cities music scene to connect with the many distinguished area colleges and their students. And the local artists' musical ties to the University of Minnesota is clearly a strong one, as the U of M is about to kickoff their 58th Annual Summer Music Festival at Northrop in June.

This year's lineup is an eclectic mix of dynamic singers and songwriters, full-scale orchestras, spirited Latin dance music, and great local hip-hop.

The free events take place throughout the University of Minnesota's summer session (between June 8 and August 1), and have varying start times between noon and night. They all take place on Northrop Plaza, with the picturesque, stately U of M Mall as the backdrop. These events are a great way of forging a deep connection between the students and the Twin Cities music scene, and many of the concerts will feature performances by U of M bands and musicians. 

Free food giveaways from various local vendors will also entice students and local music fans alike to make it out to these terrific events, which are always entertaining, engaging affairs. For updated information on the Summer Music Festival at Northrup, you should check the festival's website.

Here is the 2012 Lineup for the Summer Music Festival at Northrup:

Friday, June 8, 7:00-10 p.m.

Haley Bonar
Brute Heart
Reina del Cid and the Cidizens

Wednesday, June 13 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Adam Meckler Orchestra

Friday, June 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Salsa del Soul
Michael Hauser & A Touch of Spain
DJ Miguel Vargas

Wednesday, June 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Alison Scott

Friday, July 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Culture Cry Wolf
DJ Fundo

Wednesday, July 18 12:00-1:00 p.m.

The Premiums

Friday, July 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

A Splash of Summer: Voices Merging Open Mic

Wednesday, August 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Sans Souci Quartet

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