Category Archives: Music

Dish from the Diva: Unleashed

By Amber Rae Bernhardt

Back when being in Bismarck meant that I was visiting briefly from far out of state, I would make it a point to designate the Broken Oar as the specified location at which to reconnect with friends and family during my all too limited time in town. As I wouldn’t have the oppor­tunity to enjoy all the recreation and hit all the hot spots offered to me in the few short days I would carve out to be home.

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Lambert to “Fire Up” the Civic Center

By PI Staff

Recently crowned ACM Fe­male Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, will be “On Fire” when she hits the stage on Friday, August 10 plus a spe­cial appearance by the Pistol Annies at the Bismarck Civic Center.

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Boston in Bismarck

BOSTON is coming to Bismarck on August 6 at the Bismarck Civic Center. They will treat fans to a combination of familiar music to new tunes as well. It promises to be a night of great music for fans of all ages.

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Urban Harvest Continues to Grow

Every Thursday from July 12 to August 16, Bismarck’s down­town comes to life with our only all-local, open-air market. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. people of all ages can enjoy local arts, live music, crafts, farm fresh produce, food vendors and more.

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Get a Good Ribbing at the Civic Center

Photo by Sue Erickson

Info by Kate Herzog
Bismarck Downtowners

Ribfest is back! The annual Rip-Roarin’ Ribfest will be back in Bismarck June 14 – 16 in Lot D of the Civic Center parking lot. Ribfest is a Downtowners event created to stimulate interest and excitement in the downtown area and bring the Bismarck community together.

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GypsyFest Reunites GypsyFoot

By Mike Swenson

The first, perhaps annual, GypsyFest will be taking place outside Trenton, ND June 14-16 at the Falcon Creek campground. Featuring the reunion of GypsyFoot, along with Minneapolis songwriter Javier Trejo, Midwest Remedies, B-Town Funk Brigade, Dead Money, and more.

Free camping and parking is provided. Bring your own gear and be prepared for the elements.

No weapons of any kind are allowed. Midwest Remedies will kick off the event Thursday at 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the gate only for $50. For more information visit facebook.com/gypsyfoot 

Belle Project Bringing Andra Suchy Home

Andra Suchy will be return­ing to Bismarck, Wednesday May 23, to perform at the Belle Mehus Auditorium.

Coming off a very successful 2011, this year marks the release of her new album “Little Heart” on Red House Records, which brings her sense of songwriting to a head. Af­ter playing with Prairie Home Companion and countless shows through­out Minneapo­lis, she’s main­tained her family roots and continues to steam ahead in her career.

The show will be presented by the Belle Project, a grass roots music or­ganization helping to bring regional musicians to the stage. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 day of show. Doors open at 7 p.m.

 

Civic Center STOMPing Grounds

STOMP is explosive, pro­vocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has gar­nered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous na­tional television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps-to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

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Dish from the Diva: The Gefroh Brothers

By Amber Bernhardt

Jimmy Gefroh is so adorable he makes me want to punch a kitten. Then he starts talking…and even more kittens are subject to my involuntary violence. I was certain he was the hands down sweetest person I had ever met — until he introduced me to his little brother, Stephen.

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Greatest promoter of bands should be themselves

By Amber Bernhardt

After 30 some years of soul searching I am proud to admit that I grew up right here in this burg. But back at the age of 18, I couldn’t wait to skip town and make a break for the door as soon as I was able. After somehow snagging a BFA in Fargo, I made my way to Chicago where I happily hung my hat as a creative producer and promoter. While working in film, theatre, dance and music for many years in the wonderful Windy City, I fell in everlasting love with the cultural mecca and made it my business to indulge in all things arts and entertainment.

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