Music

Participants at Raging Red Band Festival Learn From Nationally Recognized Directors

This is the seventh year that NDSU is hosting the festival, and the event is expected to have over 30 bands from Bismarck to Maple Grove

FARGO, N.D. – Over 1,200 regional high school and middle school music students are competing at the Raging Red Band Festival Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5th and 6th. This is the seventh year NDSU is hosting the festival, and the event is expected to have over 30 bands from Bismarck to Maple Grove, Minnesota competing. The competition gives students and…

Finding Your Tune at NDSU: Campus Begins Week of Concerts

It will go through Wednesday with jazz, a symphony orchestra and the band

FARGO, N.D. — Music lovers can enjoy a week full of concerts at NDSU. The Wind Symphony performed first and the rest of the week will be followed by the NDSU band, jazz band and symphony orchestra through Wednesday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and free for NDSU students. Students say one of the best parts about being…

Wild Terra Hosts First Annual Apple Harvest Festival

People could take part in fun and games while enjoying some hot cider

FARGO, N.D. — Wild Terra celebrated all things apple at their first annual Apple Harvest Festival. The cider and brewery offered a wide variety of games and activities, like apple tossing and a pie baking contest. If the Saturday breeze was too much to handle, people could go inside and indulge in some freshly pressed hot cider. The owner of Wild…

Bridge Bash Expands and Keeps Bringing Students and Community Members Back Each Year

Greater Moorhead Days are connecting students to the community, and what better way to do that than with food, games, and live music?

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead is welcoming college students back to the area but what keeps them coming back each year? KVRR’s Jessie Cohen caught up with some Concordia seniors who say events like the Bridge Bash make Moorhead feel like home. Greater Moorhead Days are connecting students to the community, and what better way to do that…

Thrive Fest Christian Music Festival Comes To the Red River Valley Fairgrounds

This is the first time the Christian music festival has been held in Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Bands from across the country are in town for the Christian music festival Thrive Fest at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. One attendee, Tia McBee, says she wasn’t expecting it all when she won tickets. “I wasn’t even going to answer the phone, but something just told me, answer the phone,” she said. She says the music…

German Folk Festival Celebrates Traditional Culture

There was music, food, and art

FARGO, N.D. — If you want to experience all things German without leaving town, then the German Folk Festival is the place for you. The festival featured everything from live music to food to art on display. The Bockfest Boys and Dale Dahmen and the Beats performed traditional polka music. People of all ages could also enjoy crafts like wood carving…

Scandinavian and Midwest Viking Festival Kicks Off at Hjemkomst Center

There are activities for people of all ages and all of their senses

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to get a taste of Scandinavian culture without crossing the Atlantic, all you have to do is go to the Hjemkomst Center. The Scandinavian and Midwest Viking Festival will run through Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One thing Michael Baumgartner, a festival organizer, says people usually get wrong about Scandinavian culture…

Red Raven Expresso Parlor Raising Funds to Help With Maintenance

They will have a variety of benefit events

FARGO, N.D. — Red Raven Expresso Parlor on Main Street is raising money to help with the cost of maintaining their building. Red Raven is a multi–purpose space for artists and musicians, but they also have a café. With benefits like concerts and silent auctions happening coming up, they are hoping the community will lend a helping hand. The parlor has…

Third Graders Perform at One Million Cups

They sang about subjects they learned throughout the school year

FARGO, N.D. — Third graders from Clara Barton Elementary got to show off what they’ve learned this school year by singing songs for the community. The songs covered a variety of subjects, from literacy to geography to social studies. Kids in Cheryl Bombenger’s class researched each of the topics they sang about as they learned them throughout the school year. The…

Celebrating Norweigan Heritage at Bethany Retirement Living

Those working at the center say events like these give people a chance to explore a heritage that's a big part of Fargo's history

FARGO, N.D. — Bethany Retirement Living is celebrating Fargo’s Norwegian Heritage, which many people have in our area. People living at Bethany, their families and people from the community got to enjoy some classic music and food. They sang along to the music and learned about the history behind the traditional food. Those working at the center say events like…