Local Music July-August, 2016: Indoor/outdoor/on and off the dance floor

Local Music July-August, 2016: Indoor/outdoor/on and off the dance floor

Summer in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the rest of Minnesota always promises plenty of music. Here are a few of your best bets for what’s to come: On July 9, For The Love will take over St. Paul’s Lowertown for the third year in a row. Bringing 14 different local artists and DJs to the stage at Bedlam Theater, the event is one of the coolest  celebrations of local Hip Hop, and a message of positivity so necessary in a world that seems more mixed up than ever. Lowertown’s Blues Festival will get funky July 22 and 23. The free event will bring the likes of The Family Stone, Otis Day & The Knights, Booker T. Jones, and dozens of other acts to Mears Park and surrounding venues. And if you haven’t already been going to Music in Mears every Thursday, you’ve already missed out on some of the finest local music the Twin Cities has to offer. But there is plenty more to come, as it will run all the way through August, so you’re not too late. The History Center’s 9 Nights Of Music is starting up this month, presenting “the rich and vibrant rhythms and sounds of Minnesota’s multi-cultural community at free outdoor performances at the Minnesota History Center every Tuesday in July and August.” Also, if you’ve found yourself up in Duluth on July 9, you can catch hometown heroes Trampled by Turtles, with Hippo Campus, the Cactus Blossoms and other acts at beautiful, and expansive, Bayfront Festival Park. For more information, click here. There are plenty of national acts making stops in Minnesota as well. Adele will bring her smashing...