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Bluestem Announces Summer Concert Series

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Brandi Carlile is one of many revered acts bringing their talents to the Bluestem Summer Concert Series.

Starting this May, the Bluestem Summer Concert Series will be in full force, boasting several performances from big names in the music industry. The concert series, organized by Jade Presents, brings many acclaimed acts to the Red River Valley. Ticket prices vary with each of the shows.

The Sixties Sensation, May 1

Kicking off the summer series is The Sixties Sensation, starring Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, The Fab Four and The Lovin’ Spoonful. This show brings music from the iconic decade into new life. Noone was the leader of the prevalent ’60s band The Fab Four, a detail-orientated Beatles tribute band, and The Lovin’ Spoonful are a rock band known for hits like “Do You Believe in Magic.”

Lecrae and Switchfoot, June 11

The next concert should bring a different crowd to the Moorhead location. Lecrae, a Grammy award-winning Christian rapper, will have a show with Switchfoot, an alternative rock band with an uplifting sound and message. These two artists may seem like night and day, but the two positive musicians should compliment each other nicely.

Brandi Carlile with KT Tunstall, June 17

In mid-June, Brandi Carlile and KT Tunstall will be performing many soulful country-pop crossover ballads. These musicians mix a large variety of emotions in their sets, so concertgoers should not be surprised to experience an emotional rollercoaster the whole night.

Dustin Lynch with Dylan Scott, Sunday, June 19

Not long after, the amphitheater will be strictly country with Dustin Lynch appearing along with special guest Dylan Scott. Lynch has established himself in country music with his classic twang that mixes with the contemporary styles prevalent today.

3 Doors Down, August 7

Once August rolls around, so does the 3 Doors Down concert. Their classic early-2000s sound made them iconic with songs like “Kryptonite” and “Loser.” Currently they’re promoting their newest album, which is sure to bring any listener back to the turn of the century.

Boyz II Men with En Vogue, August 10

Boyz II Men will make an appearance to showcase some of the most recognizable and popular R&B music to this day. This trio, known as the best-selling R&B group of all time, has continued to rack up the awards throughout their twenty-year career. Their spine-tingling harmonies, heart-warming lyrics and attractive melodies have made them a timeless act sure to please any audience. En Vogue, another R&B powerhouse, will also perform, making it a night to remember

Weird Al Yankovic, August 12

The one and only “Weird Al” Yankovic will be coming to the Moorhead Bluestem Amphitheater to show off his comedic musical stylings. Widely regarded as the most successful parody artist in this day and age, “Weird Al” is known for songs like “White and Nerdy,” “Amish Paradise” and, more recently, “Tacky.” His original songs will also be showcased at this outdoor concert.

Wilco with William Tyler, August 14

After musical comedy comes alternative rock, with Wilco and special guest William Tyler. Wilco, who first began its career 15 years ago, still brings an array of music from earnest ballad to up-beat pop anthems. Evolving from their raucous roots-rock origins, Wilco has expanded its sound to encompass classic pop and genre-spanning sounds.

Happy Together Tour, August 27

A large amalgamation of bands and artists will be coming together for the Happy Together Tour, a large festival of different music styles. Bands like The Turtles, Chuck Negron, Mark Lindsay, Gary Puckett, The Spencer Davis Group and The Cowsills will all be displaying their rock, pop, R&B and golden-oldies sounds at the venue.

Brett’s Rock Fest, Sunday, September 25

The last concert of the series will finish the summer off with a bang. Brett Michaels will be rocking along with RATT, FireHouse and Hericane Alice to produce a rocking musical experience. Michaels, once the front man of Poison, has helped define and maintain the sound and image of rock-n-roll on the Sunset Strip. After this concert, eardrums and expectations both will be shattered.

Tickets are available at, with pre-order available starting soon for many of these concerts.

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