Get out and enjoy some events this weekend — there's a little something for everyone going on around town.
Thursday, Aug. 8
WE Fest may be over, but country music still hangs in the air like dust over a dirt road after a drive in your pickup with your girl by your side. You won’t find Colter Wall at WE Fest and you won’t hear him singing Nashville cliches. The Canadian singer/guitarist is a bit grittier in his song selection, and that has earned him a loyal fan base. After packing Fargo Brewing Co. a couple of years ago, he returns to play Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo, on Thursday. The ID-only show starts at 8 p.m. with Summer Dean. Tickets are $30; https://jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Friday, Aug. 9
Ricky Skaggs emerged in the early 1980s with a string of hits, but as country radio trended toward more pop and rock, the Kentucky picker’s profile got crowded out by cowboy hats. Skaggs stayed true to his bluegrass roots, and his skills on mandolin, guitar and fiddle have earned him living legend status and — and a 2018 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He showcases not only his own musicianship but those of his band, Kentucky Thunder, when they play the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N., on Friday night. Skaggs and company take the stage at 8 p.m., with tickets ranging from $45 to $69.50; https://jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.
New York Kammermusiker
Friday, Aug. 9, through Tuesday, Aug. 13
The New York Kammermusiker touches back down in the Red River Valley this weekend, bringing back a distinct style of classical music to the region. Celebrating the double reed instruments like oboe, clarinet and bassoon, the group revives long-overlooked works, breathing new life into old material. You can catch a show at Muscatell Subaru, 2911 11th St. S., Moorhead, at 3 p.m., Friday, or later at 5:30 p.m. at the Buffalo entrance of West Acres, 3902 13th Ave. S., Fargo. After shows in Jamestown and Maddock, N.D., over the weekend, they return for a full concert at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12, at First Presbyterian Church, 650 Second Ave. N., Fargo. The group’s final shows are the next day in Wahpeton, N.D.
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson
Friday, Aug. 9
Two of heavy metal’s hardest hitters are teaming up for a wicked one-two punch Friday night, when Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson bring their "Hell Never Dies Tour" to the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive. Neither artist has a new album to support, so expect lots of classic horror-themed rock and an electrifying stage show to match. Zombie fans will want to keep an eye out for clips from his new film, “3 from Hell,” which will be released in September. The heavy metal spectacle starts at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $39.50 to $99.50; http://fargodome.com.
In This Moment
Saturday, Aug. 10
Horror and heavy metal isn’t exclusively male territory, and Maria Brink, lead singer of In This Moment, makes her case Saturday night at Bluestem Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. Imagine the offspring of Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga and you'll get an idea of what a show by the metalcore band is. Flashy stage theatrics, sexy costumes and backup dancers, all set to a pummeling soundtrack. Ded and The Devil Wears Prada open Saturday's show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $45; https://jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.
Sunday, Aug. 11
After two decades of the annual summer jazz showcase, the Jass Festival is playing its final tune this Sunday. For years, the free concert has showcased some of the finest players — and this year, its 25th, is no exception. The swinging starts at noon with the El Zagal Imperial Big Band, followed by The 188th Army Band, The Jass Combo, the FM Jazz Orchestra, the Dakota Brass Quintet and the FM Kicks Big Band before the last note is played around 5 p.m. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to listen to the music one last time at the El Zagal Shrine, 1429 Third St. N., Fargo.