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.
Category Archives: Music
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.
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.
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.
Info by Kate Herzog
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.