Amplifying Solidarity: A Northrop Plaza Series | Lady Midnight
Spend the last four Thursdays of summer lounging or lunching on Northrop Plaza while listening to music by spectacular Minnesota artists! A collaboration between Northrop, Radio K, Welcome Week, Multicultural Student Engagement, and the School of Music, Amplifying Solidarity is a program of free outdoor concerts with the intent to use music to lift the voices of people who have been marginalized and to welcome our community back to campus after more than a year of physical distancing and social unrest. These free concerts featuring Black and Indigenous artists will take place on Northrop’s Plaza Stage.
Lady Midnight is the artistic persona of Adriana Rimpel, the ethereal vocalist and performance artist who draws upon her multidisciplinary background in visual art, dance and Afro-Caribbean-indigenous roots to create work that timelessly reflects our collective lives. City Pages named Lady Midnight “Best Twin Cities Vocalist of 2017” and named her highly anticipated debut album, Death Before Mourning, “Best Album of 2020.” As Lady Midnight, she has performed at The Red Rocks Amphitheatre, scored a silent film for visual artist Kara Walker and performed with internationally acclaimed icons Common, Moby, Andra Day, and Aloe Blacc, among others. Recently, she has stepped into the realm of curating virtual reality performances as she continues to hold space for Black, Indigenous, people of color, refugee and immigrant youth within her creative residencies. Lady Midnight has dedicated her life to using the arts as a power for change and confronting trauma.
“Meet Lady Midnight, one of Minneapolis’s most exciting up-and-coming musical artists, who may also be the artist healing our future.”