Rock out to some great music and help our fellow North Dakota city recover from a devastating flood. Your kids are probably too young to remember the Grand Forks flood of ’97 but they will remember helping Minot in this fun and musical way.
Tickets are still available to the Black Eyed Peas concert in Minot. The charity concert in honor of flood recovery (www.minotrising.com) takes place THIS Saturday, Sept. 3 at the North Dakota State Fair Grandstand. Josh Duhamel, a Minot native and Hollywood actor, is the honorary chairman for the Minot Area Recovery Fund, which will help Minot and the surrounding area in its long-term flood recovery needs. Duhamel is married to Fergie, the lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas. Doors open at 6:00 and the concert starts at 7:00pm. You can also order a Minot Rising/Black Eyed Peas Concert t-shirt, now. Go to www.minotrising.com . If you go to the concert, head over to the family-friendly Party in Plaza before the concert. You’ll find food and drink vendors, live music and flood fundraising from noon to 6 p.m. in front of the grandstand. All concert proceeds will go to the Minot Area Community Foundation’s Minot Area Recovery Fund.
Ticket price: $107.50
Reserved seating is sold out, get your standing room tickets today!
Tickets can be purchased at:
Dakota Square Mall in the Herberger’s Court (Minot)
Marketplace Foods Mall location (Minot)
Marketplace Foods on 20th Ave (Minot)
Minot Air Force Base Outdoor Rec Office (Minot)
or online at www.minotrising.com .
@ the Grand Forks Public Library
Pre-school story time 10 AM (upstairs in the meeting room to the right of the stairs)
@ Pasley Ballet School
Open House and Registration 4-7pm. 1002 Park Drive 701.746.5973
@ Red River Valley Gymnastics
Bug Time Open Gym 10:30am-11:30am
@ Old Navy
Toddler Tuesday from 10am-12pm. Bring the kids in while you shop the awesome deals and let the Old Navy staff entertain them! BONUS: 10% off every Tuesday when use your Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic credit card.
@ North Dakota Museum of Art
Last summer concert: Formerly Fiona (opening act) and Hoots and Hellmouth. 6pm. $5 advance tickets. $8 at door. Age 12 and under FREE.
@ Minneapolis/St. Paul
Minnesota State Fair
I love the North Dakota Museum of Art. I’ve always enjoyed the museum as a visitor and as a volunteer. I enjoy frequenting the museum with friends, my spouse, by myself and most of all, visiting with my children.
We discovered this year how much we enjoy the Concert in the Garden Series, and what was the most enjoyable part was it was an inexpensive night out with our children. The kids dance along to the music or they play on the rock bench in the Southside of the Sculpture Garden. Delicious food by the Museum’s Chef, Justin Welsh, is provided for $5-$7 depending on what is on his menu. Glasses of wine or beer are also available at a suggested donation of $2. (I prefer the yummy root beer floats and my kids agree) Each year the museum commissions regional artists to create concert series prints. There will be limited edition concert series prints for sale by Bill Harbort and Dan Sharbano, of Minot; Punchgut Studios, of Fargo; and Kim Fink, of Grand Forks.
Our first concert we attended this summer was the Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles. It ended up being a rainy day, so the concert was moved indoors. Still, the event was lively and the music was top notch. Our girls were trying to control themselves, but still did some foot tapping and frolicking to the music. From that point on, I myself have not missed a concert.
It saddens me that the summer and series is coming to an end; the last concert is Tuesday, August 30th. The Museum will be hosting Hoots and Hellmouth as their featured band, and to open the show Formerly Fiona will begin at 6 pm. I’ve kept up to date with the NDMOA’s events by liking them on Facebook… which is great because they’ve shared YouTube videos of all their performers. I checked out Hoots & Hellmouth, and I believe this will be a pretty exciting performance.
So regardless how your day is on Tuesday, please pack up your kids, a blanket or chair, and join us at the NDMOA for the Concert in the Garden series. Don’t worry about food if running late! Outside food and beverage is not allowed, but bottled water is not a problem. Advance tickets: $5 At the door: $8 Free admission for children twelve and younger. To purchase tickets call 701-777-4195. The NDMOA is located on the campus of UND.
Visit the North Dakota Museum of Art website at www.ndmoa.com
Join them on Facebook!
** thank you to a museum loving grandforksnorthdakotamommy for this post!
Not “going to the lake” this weekend? Neither are we and it is NO PROBLEM since there are TONS of things going on this weekend – all kid-friendly! (please view past posts for details on events listed below)
– Fire Sale at the Betty (Fri.)
– Rollin’ On the River In-Line Skating Rally & Marathon (Fri. Sat.)
– Turtle River State Park 77th Birthday festivities (Fri, Sat. Sun)
– Sky-Vu Drive-In Theater: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 (Fri. Sat. Sun. Dusk.)
– Races at the River Cities Speedway (Fri.)
– Auditions for Northern Valley Youth Orchestra (Sat)
– Farmers’ Market (Sat)
– Save 25% at Macy’s by purchasing $5.00 savings pass, 100% proceeds from pass benefits March of Dimes
– Blues on the Red (Sat)
– History Rocks Vintage Car Show @ the Myra Museum (Sun)
Every Saturday morning in downtown GF is always busy and tomorrow, Sat. Aug. 27th is no different.
Check out local produce that’s farm fresh as well as other locally produced goods, jewelry, meats and crafts at the Farmers Market at the town square.. It’s the end of the summer so there’s a lot of produce to be had! Arrive early for the best selection. Rain or shine the Farmers Market runs 9am-2pm. Tomorrow there will also be a concert starring “Popejoy/Strand Duo” starting at 10am. http://www.tsfarmersmarket.com.
In the evening, check out the last Blues on the Red concert of the season featuring Minneapolis band, Lamont Cranston Band from 6pm-10pm. The opening band is the Austin James Band. Spark your little one’s interest in music and don’t forget to bring lawn chairs to sit on. Admission is free and there’s beer and food available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair.
The best part about town square in the morning or evening is the little playground tucked in the corner. The kids love it! After buying your week’s produce let the kids go wild on the playground with their peers and in the evening enjoy the sounds of the concert while the kids tire themselves out!