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North Dakota native Kat Perkins to play horse park in Fargo

Scranton, N.D., native Kat Perkins will perform at the North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo on Sept. 12. Special to The Forum

FARGO – Kat Perkins, star of last season’s “The Voice” on NBC, has announced a show at the North Dakota Horse Park here in September.

The Sept. 12 event marks two firsts: the Scranton native’s first appearance in Fargo since her run on “The Voice,” and the first concert held at the horse park, 5180 19th Ave. N. North Dakota State University football also kicks off its 2014-15 season that day.

“We are excited that our first concert is with an artist the caliber of Kat,” said Mike Schmitz, general manager of the horse park. “She is a unique regional talent who is known on a national scale.”

Mr. Big lead singer Eric Martin will open for Perkins at 7 p.m. with an acoustic set of Mr. Big hits such as “To Be With You” and “Wild World.”

Tickets for the all-ages show cost $20 in advance and can be purchased at the horse park, all Fargo-Moorhead Petro Serve USA locations, or online at A limited number of meet-and-greet packages are available for $60, and groups of up to 20 can rent a 20-person gazebo with free food and drinks for $2,000.