50th & France Summer Programming Series
Starting Friday, June 4 through the end of August, the plaza at 50th & France will be hosting a series of events each weekend to offer some much-deserved entertainment and fun for the Twin Cities community.
Performance on the Plaza (P.O.P.)
Curated by celebrated local songwriter Katy Vernon, P.O.P. is a free concert on the plaza every Friday from 4pm – 7pm. Sponsored by Nolan Mains, the Edina Arts and Culture Commission and Edina Liquor. To lift up young emerging artists in the community, each performance will feature an intermission played by an Edina high school student. No reservations or tickets are necessary to attend Performances on the Plaza. In the event of rain, the performance will move inside The Lynhall No. 3945, with seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Full Artist Lineup:
June 4: The Homefires
June 11: Mary Bue (4 – 5:30), The Teardowns (5:45 – 7)
June 18: Jason Chafee (4 – 4:30), Dan Israel (5:15 – 7)
June 25: Munson Hicks Party Supplies
July 2: Chris Koza Trio
July 9: Doug Collins (4 – 5:15), Leslie Vincent (5:45 – 7)
July 16: Carolyne Naomi (4 – 4:30), Rion (5:30 – 7)
July 23: ELSKA (4 – 4:45), Mayda (5 – 7)
July 30: Annie Fitzgerald (4 – 4:45), Robert Wilkinson (5:15 – 7)
August 6: Lewiee Blaze
August 13: Katy Vernon (5 – 7), student performance 4 - 5
August 20: Queen Drea (4 – 4:45) , Kashimana Ahua (5:15 – 7)
August 27: Corpse Reviver featuring Jillian Rae
Theatre & Storytelling with Children’s Theatre Company
Occurring every Saturday with two sessions from 10 - 10:30am and 10:30 – 11am, families with young children can participate in an engaging storytelling session hosted by the Children’s Theatre Company. This free event will feature imaginative play, collaborative storytelling, music, and family engagement, exploring beloved children's books together. Laugh, dance, and discover with us! No reservations are necessary. Follow the facebook event page at: https://fb.me/e/1lRaX3rNs
Dancing in the Plaza
Make it a date night! The dancing experts at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, which has a location at 50th & France, will be on the plaza select Saturday evenings to host couples’ dance classes from 7-8pm. Grab a dinner or drinks, then join us for a range of dance styles. No experience is necessary, and styles of dance will change week-to-week.
Dates: June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 18
The first session on June 5 will be free to the community, with additional dates ticketed at $10 per person. Tickets can be procured by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fresh Cut Vintage Flower Truck
A vintage Volkswagen flat-bed truck named Lucille (after the wife of Leo Nolan, a restauranteur who was the namesake of Nolan Mains) will be selling fresh-cut flowers at to-be-announced dates throughout the summer. Follow along @nolanmains to find out when it will pop up next.