There are a couple of downtown music events later this month that are worth keeping in mind if you want to hear some local music in Grand Forks.
I just heard about this from Facebook – and for only $5, this sounds like a good evening of local music and a chance to enjoy the outdoors before it gets too cold.
Seven bands will perform at the Town Square in downtown Grand Forks on Friday, Sept. 17 starting at 6 p.m. The music is expected to go until about midnight; there is a $5 cover charge, and there will be a beer garden.
The featured bands I know of, in no particular order:
- Symbiont (Grand Forks Alt. Metal)
- Aggro Saints (Fargo Punk)
- The Mecan’tiks (Grand Forks Psychobilly)
- Metanoia (Grand Forks Death Metal)
- In Defence (Minneapollis Thrash/Punk)
- It Came From the Sea (Bismarck Hardcore)
- Rotting Thought (Grand Forks Thrash Metal)
The following Saturday, Sept. 25, will be another downtown music event. A Grand Night for String Bands, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Empire Arts Center, will be a concert of southern old-time, Celtic and bluegrass fiddle tunes and songs. The concert is set to feature The O’Neils, Far Shore String Band and the North River Ramblers, and will conclude with a participatory dance on stage for any interested audience members. The night will cost $8 for adults, $5 for teens and is free for those under 12.