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Northrop summer concert series kicks off this week

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Yesterday was the first day of the Summer at the Northrop lunchtime concert series, which features a wide variety of local acts playing outdoors on the Northrop Plaza. Each concert takes place at noon (including today's performance by France Has the Bomb), and is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved inside the Northrop Auditorium -- follow their Twitter account for updates.

June

16 France Has the Bomb

17 Summit Ave.

18 Kristoff Krane

19 De Visa Musical Troupe

22 Café Accordion

23 Lynhurst

24 Charanga Tropical

25 The New Music Machine

29 Tony Hauser and the Brasilnutz

30 The Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs

July

01 Glen Helgeson with Axis Mundi

02 Machinery Hill

06 Tim Sparks and Phil Heywood

07 Mark Stary & The Whiskey Roses

08 The Minnesota Sinfonia, Jay Fishman

09 The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

13 Mandrágora Tango Orchestra

14 Greg Herriges / Telluric Currents

15 World Superpower

16 The Moss Piglets

20 Jelloslave

21 Romantica

22 Innocent Reggae Band

Here's a video from yesterday's kick-off party, featuring the New Primitives: