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Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time: 3 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $101/$61/$41

Global music sensation Celtic Woman presents DESTINY, an enchanting new show and world concert tour.  The 2016 Destiny Tour features music from their brand new album and DVD, Destiny, including timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards wrapped in the group’s celebrated style. Four sublimely gifted Irish women- three glorious vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist –are accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skills and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. This unforgettable live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes and magnificent arrangements with superb choreography.  On the heels of their successful 10th Anniversary World Tour that captivated millions of fans, come join Celtic Woman as they begin the next chapter of their musical journey  - a true destiny to be shared by all!

www.celticwoman.com

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Tim Hawkins

Tim Hawkins

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 7 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $70/$55/$45/$25

Tim Hawkins has been meticulously crafting a no-bones, no-bull comedy show that entertains the entire family. With three hundred million online video views, over one hundred sold-out concerts every year, and a motley half million Facebook fans, Tim's Jackwagon Crew has grown into a gut-busting revolution of multi-generational proportions.

Tim's approach to comedy can best be described as one part gifted and two parts twisted. And the three parts set him apart. His stand-up is surgical and honed to perfection, bringing to light the brokenness of human nature while marveling in its hilarity. In his own gracious words, "If you can't laugh at yourself, laugh at other people." His musical dexterity and knack for parody stand on their own, as he deftly rattles off everything from Dylan to Aldean to brilliantly weird original songs.

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Celtic Thunder

Celtic Thunder

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $59 & $49

Storming onto the main stage are international megastars Celtic Thunder, with LEGACY, a brand new show that celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world.

LEGACY is a live show featuring a mix of lively, fast paced and upbeat songs “A Place in The Choir” “Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” that represent the fun loving nature of the Irish and slower classic ballads “Danny Boy” “Noreen” and “Buachaille On Eirne” that portray a more nostalgic and romantic side.

Continuing their tradition of paying homage to the musical culture and traditions of Ireland, Celtic Thunder’s latest show is a depiction both their musical footprint over the past 8 years as well as their amazing heritage of Irish and Celtic music.

Both the ensemble and solo performances in this thrilling evening of entertainment highlight the diversity of Irish music and song. Powerful anthems Ireland’s Call and Caledonia, heartwarming ballads Song For The Mira and Take Me Home and lively crowd favorites such as Seven Drunken Nights all serve to showcase the musical talent of each soloist.

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John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $122.50/$79.50/$59.50/$39.50

John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour has been called “a triumphant, career-spanning show” (Hollywood Reporter) and a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” (Boston Globe). The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer launched the tour in early 2015 to support his critically-acclaimed 22nd studio album ‘Plain Spoken’ and extended with dates through Spring 2016 due to overwhelming fan demand. Following a run of more than 100 sold-out shows, Mellencamp announced today the seventh and final leg of the Plain Spoken tour, with support artist Carlene Carter, kicking off October 11 at the Hanover Theater in Worcester, MA.

The tour will see The GRAMMY winner travel to 13 intimate venues across the country performing songs from his 22-studio album catalogue. Praised as “arguably the most important roots rocker of his generation”, Mellencamp's  illustrious career has spanned more than four decades and continues to endure. The performance at the legendary The Chicago Theatre on Tuesday, October 25 will mark the return to Chicago where he performed two previous sold-out shows, and this concert will be filmed to capture Mellencamp’s spectacular showmanship on-stage.

ASCAP is set to honor MELLENCAMP with the prestigious Founders Award at the Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 27. The award recognizes pioneering ASCAP songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Past recipients have included Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox and others. The very same evening, Mellencamp will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Produced by AEG Live, the Fall 2016 leg of the Plain Spoken Tour will go on sale Fri., April. 29 and VIP tickets will be available at mellencamp.com and aeglive.com .

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Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $60/$50

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller and the industry’s largest independent record label, American Gramaphone, announced that his annual Christmas concert tour will begin on November 15th, 2016. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances across the country.

Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller all with dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of the Christmas Tour. The group’s first Christmas album, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, was released in 1994 and revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.

In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry. This year’s tour includes many of the performances in a PBS special broadcast airing this year, “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live” featuring the group’s legendary concert.

On-sale July 25 @ 10am

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Date: Friday, November 25, 2016
Time: 7 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $70/$50/$39.50/$30

The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60 foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets.
A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage in your city!

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