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From Local to Global: Look Who’s Rocking the Region

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X Ambassadors take The Sanctuary stage on August 12.

The stages in Fargo will be filled with outrageous tunes this summer. From obscure local bands to popular global phenomena, Fargo has got a sizzling summer lineup for all music tastes.

Tiny Moving Parts

When: 5:30 p.m. May 19

Where: The Aquarium

Kicking off the summer, Minneapolis-based band Tiny Moving Parts will take The Aquarium stage on May 19.

Fargo is one stop on the tour for their newest album, “Celebrate,” being released May 20.

“Celebrate” is the third LP for the band. Tiny Moving Parts has been making a name for themselves among the rock genre, embodying the same pop punk sound as bands of the early 2000s.

Two other rock bands, Prawn and Free Throw, will open for Tiny Moving Parts, leaving your ears ringing in the best possible way.

Tickets are $12 and available through The Aquarium’s Facebook page.

Brandi Carlile

When: 7 p.m. June 17

Where: Bluestem Amphitheater

Brandi Carlile came out with smash hits “The Story” in 2007 and “That Wasn’t Me” in 2012. Since then, the singer/songwriter has been missing from the music scene.

This year, Carlile returned with her triumphant new album, “The Firewatcher’s Daughter.” Combining rock with her twangy vocals and guitar, Carlile’s newest album proves to be as fantastic as her earlier work.

Carlile has also teamed up with KT Tunstall, another popular artist of the early 2000s. Tunstall’s hits include “Black Horse and a Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See.”

The female duo is sure to rock the gorgeous Bluestem Amphitheater.

Tickets are $30 to $50 and can be purchased at the Bluestem Amphitheater’s website.

X Ambassadors

When: 8 p.m. August 12

Where: The Sanctuary

X Ambassadors’ hit song “Renegades” saturated the airwaves when it debuted in 2015. This summer, the band brings its sound downtown to The Sanctuary Events Center, the late gothic revival church formerly known as St. Mark’s.

The New York-based musicians are celebrating their first full album, “VHS,” which includes “Renegades,” as well as their other singles “Unsteady” and “Jungle.”

X Ambassadors combines pop and rock to make songs you can absolutely jam out to, proving to be an excellent band to see this summer.

Early tickets are $26, available at Jade Presents.

Weird Al

When: 7:oo p.m. August 12

Where: Bluestem Amphitheater

While unconventional, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s comedic music has entertained audiences since his first album in 1978.

Yankovic has worked with popular artists like Michael Jackson, U2 and Lady Gaga to satirize their songs. He has also worked with comedians Key and Peele, who were featured in his latest video hit, “White and Nerdy.”

“Weird Al” brings hilarity and talent to the Bluestem Amphitheater this summer. Music and comedy unite in his completely unique set, allowing a perfect end to a perfect summer.

Advanced tickets are $32.50 to $60, online through the Bluestem Amphitheater.

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