Hear great songs under grand skies

Nothing beats listening to great live music, on a beautiful summer evening, under our simply grand skies.

If you agree, we’ve got some awesome news from you…the popular North Dakota Museum of Art Concerts in the Garden Series is back again this summer!

Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket, plus several of your friends. All the fun takes place in the Museum’s sculpture garden, on the University of North Dakota campus, located at 261 Centennial Drive. Tickets are $10 at the door and free for those 12 and younger. There will also be food and beverages available for purchase, including local grass-fed hamburgers, vegetable skewers, nightly specials, root beer floats, beer and wine.

Dates, along with scheduled artists, are as follows:

July 5, 2017, at 6 PM: Christopher Paul Stelling, New York, NY

There is a fearless quality to the music of Christopher Paul Stelling. He’s been described as having a voice that sounds both old and young, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic and intensely confessional. Stelling released his newest album, “Itinerant Arias”, in May and unlike previous records, it finds Stelling backed by a band.

July 11, 2017, at 6 PM: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, Detroit, MI

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas return with a new album, “Telephone//Telefono”, their first full-length bilingual recording to be released in both English and Spanish language versions. A second generation Cuban and Mexican-American, Jessica explores her own Hispanic heritage on the band’s sophomore recording.

July 25, 2017, at 6 PM: Dave Simonett, Minneapolis, MN

As the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Trampled by Turtles, Dave Simonett has had a noteworthy 2016 full of sold out shows coast to coast – including noteworthy performances at Newport Folk Festival and Red Rocks Amphitheater. Don’t miss this opportunity to share an intimate, acoustic show with Simonett, performing songs from his solo EP, “Razor Pony”, as well as his other works from Trampled by Turtles and Dead Man Winter.

August 8, 2017, at 6 PM: Chastity Brown, Minneapolis, MN

Based in Minnesota but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. She’s been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions”, CMT, American Songwriter, the London Times and others. Chastity has toured the U.S. and abroad and for much of 2016, she performed alongside folk icon/activist Ani Difranco.

If you’d like additional information on any of these goings-on, along with other awesome attractions and events, go to our website at www.visitgrandforks.com or by downloading the GRAND FORKS APP at Google Play or the App Store.