MOORHEAD — The Sister Cities Smokeout is starting to take shape.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will return to Moorhead's Bluestem Center for the Arts, 801 50th Ave. S., to headline the first night of the inaugural two-day event.

The roots rock band sold out Bluestem Amphitheater last summer.

Sister Cities Smokeout will take place in the adjacent Bluestem Meadow on Aug. 29 and 30.

The celebration of music and grilling was announced April 8 by promoter Jade Presents, but other than the dates, Aug. 29 and 30, and space, no specific details were announced.

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The event website,, says the Aug. 30 headliner will be announced on Tuesday, April 16, and more acts will be announced Thursday, April 18. Featured barbecue vendors will be announced Wednesday, April 17. Ticket information will also be released later this week.