Live music, real ales, fresh food & a 3 Day Weekend. Need we say more?

Our dearest gents, we feel your pain. We know that this week will be tough. For many of us, the last 2 weeks have given us the unbridled joy of a 4 day working week. And how glorious those weeks were. But alas, that is behind us and the Easter bank holiday is now nothing but a distant and pleasant memory. Fear not however, for yet another 3 day weekend is upon us! Let the revelry continue! And what better way is there to celebrate and enjoy this most glorious of occasions than by attending the opening of NN’s Summer Terrace. With a range of real ales on offer, a grill with a selection of meet and veggie options including steaks, chicken and more and a wide range of incredible music, we really cannot think of a better way for a gentleman to spend this most rare of weekends.

summer terrace NN

A joint collaborative effort from NN Contemporary Art and NN Café has led to the creation of NN courtyard which will prove to be a popular venue to enjoy the coming summer. NN is in the heart of the Northampton town centre, located next to the Derngate at Number Nine Guildhall Road and focuses on bringing contemporary art from across the globe and innovative multidisciplinary events to our doorstop. Most recently NN hosted the Pip & Pop exhibition which we featured a few weeks ago.

The NN Café can be found on the first floor of the gallery and is run by proprietors Tamsyn & Alan. The café is a charming little place that is ideal to relax and kick back in during the daytime. With free Wi-Fi, unique beers and a great atmosphere, the café is a wonderful hidden gem the gent looking for somewhere to do some work or sit and read the paper. In the evenings, the Café also runs some brilliant entertainment, including live music and comedy from both local talent and further afield, film nights and more.

Weekend Line-up

After a lot of hard work and effort from Alan and Tamsyn, The NN Summer Terrace launches on Friday with a line up on amazing live music across the weekend as well as a real ale bar and a grill serving up some exquisite fodder. On Friday, the NN Summer Terrace features some of the best arthouse electro as it hosts Parisian born musician Fiodor Dream Dog, also known as Tatiana Mladenovitch. Known for her unique style of dance beats and accompanied with Atlas Crocodile, is sure to prove an interesting and worthwhile experience.

fiodor dream dog NN

On Saturday, NN plays host to Misty’s Big Adventure, an eight piece band from Birmingham which uses an eclectic mix of different music styles including jazz lounge, psychedelia, pop, punk, ska and 2 tone to create a sound that is completely original. The band is well known in the Birmingham experimental music scene and has toured with The Magic Numbers, The Zutons and more. Known for bucking the industry trends and clichés, Misty’s Big Adventure is sure to be filled bursting with energy and will introduce you to some quite unusual sounds.

Mistys Big Adventure

The Sunday will bring a more chilled out affair as the NN Summer Terrace as brings a whole host of live Northampton talent. Artists include Joel Harries, who employs masterful storytelling with tender vocals to create truly incredible songs; Leila Jane, a Northampton folk singer/songwriter whose amazing vocals are a combination of 30’s country blues and 50’s Rock and Roll; and Sean Grant & the Wolfgang, whose thought provoking and powerful lyrics will leave you stunned. With such a plethora of local music to enjoy, the Sunday event looks like the ideal way to enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

sean grant and the wolfsgang

With such a diverse line up of musical artists on show, the NN Summer Terrace will certainly be an interesting way to enjoy this bank holiday weekend. As well as the line-up, NN Café’s Tamysn also told us what else to expect:

“Alan and I have been working relentlessly for the past couple of weeks to create a space and a lineup that we are really proud of. NN as a project doesn’t have a huge amount of resources but we do have a lot of creativity and some great friends and we have piled that into what is a real hidden gem of a space in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. Aside from some excellent music this weekend you can expect a bar full of local ales and our jam-jar frozen daiquiris, we will also be cooking up fresh tasty food on our grill and when it gets dark there will be boozy hot chocolates and coffees to keep us going! All we need now is some good weather!”

Doors open at 7pm each night and tickets are £4.00. You can purchase tickets from

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