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Weekend Watch: Pert’ Near Sandstone

Pert’ Near Sandstone performs Thursday at the Rourke Art Museum Courtyard in Moorhead. Special to The Forum

Pert’ Near Sandstone

Thursday

One of the breakout acts of the burgeoning Minnesota Americana scene, Pert’ Near Sandstone has built a reputation as a must-see live band with a modern take on the old-time porch music and bluegrass that’s influenced generations of musicians. The Twin Cities-based band, which released its fifth full-length album, “The Hardest Part of Leaving,” in April, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Rourke Art Museum Courtyard, 521 Main Ave. in Moorhead. The show is the third installment of the Rockin’ the Rourke Courtyard Concert Series that kicked off earlier this summer with performances by Chastity Brown and Dessa, and will conclude Sept. 24 with a performance by Charlie Parr. Gates open at 6 p.m. Thursday for the show, and tickets for this 21+ show are available for $12. www.jadepresents.com or (866) 300-8300.

Ryan Johnson
After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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