The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art -- one of the better assets of the Johnson County Community College campus -- is kicking off its 2011 spring and summer concert series, giving you the chance to experience some setting sun, modern art, and local music all at the same time, for free. The Light Up the Lawn concert series begins this Friday with Cowboy Indian Bear and Sam Billen, and if those local weathercasters whom I, um, trust, are correct, it should be perfect weather for indie rock and art.
Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series at JCCC, Light Up the Lawn will occur one Friday a month through the rest of the summer. Future performers include Soft Reeds and the Latenight Callers on June 10, Hearts of Darkness on July 8, and Antennas Up on August 26. Set up under an LED light installation on the northwest corner of the lawn, the concert series stage creates a visual and aural experience. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m.