Best Live Entertainment: Bluestem Amphitheater

Location: Moorhead

Bluestem Center for the Arts will once again host the Symphony Rocks concert, seen here in 2013. MJoyPhotography / Special to The Forum
Bluestem Amphitheater earned Best Live Entertainment in the 2022 Best of the Red River Valley competition.
MJoyPhotography / Special to The Forum
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Bluestem Amphitheater is a scenic outdoor venue along the Red River. Managed through a partnership between Fargo Public Schools and the city of Moorhead, with concerts programmed by Jade Presents, the venue hosts several community events including Symphony Rocks and performances by Trollwood Performing Arts School, which makes its home there. Touring artists hit the stage regularly, with Vanilla Ice and Halestorm among the performers from 2022.

Bluestem is “more than just a music venue,” its website proclaims, noting it is “a quintessential Fargo-Moorhead experience where some of the best memories are made.” The venue opened in 2009 and seats 3,000 people.

  • Second place: The Lights at Essentia Health Plaza
  • Third place: Fargodome
  • Fourth place: Fargo Brewing Company
  • Fifth place: TAK Music Venue

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