After complaints about Fargo concert, promoter cancels show with singer accused of sexual assault

"I hear you, respect you, and I’m deeply sorry," promoter Jade Nielsen wrote in a post on social media about the cancellation of Har Mar Superstar's show planned June 1 at The Hall at Fargo Brewing.

Har Mar Superstar
Har Mar Superstar.

FARGO — Two days after announcing a Fargo show with Har Mar Superstar, who has been accused of sexual assault, Fargo-based event promoter Jade Presents canceled the show.

Jade Nielsen, president and founder of the company posted the cancellation on Facebook.

“I made a mistake booking the Har Mar show and wholeheartedly accept it. I hear you, respect you, and I’m deeply sorry. I don’t want to cause further pain for you or the community we love. I promise to do better as we progress. I'm sorry to my staff, partners, and all customers. I will work to make this right. As of today, this event is canceled. Your voice is always welcome and will be heard.”

The concert was announced Monday around noon and immediately drew complaints from those concerned about giving space to a man who in 2021 was accused of sexual assault by a number of women in Minneapolis.

Jade Presents has booked Har Mar Superstar to perform at The Hall at Fargo Brewing on June 1.

After the allegations, the singer saw his shows get canceled and his star on the wall of First Avenue in Minneapolis get painted over. He was also kicked out of the ownership group of Harold's on Main in Moorhead.


A show in Mankato, Minnesota, also announced on Monday was canceled shortly after, "due to unforseen circumstances," according to the establishment's Facebook page.

The cancellation of the Fargo show, which had been scheduled for The Hall at Fargo Brewing, was posted late Wednesday afternoon and within an hour received over 300 likes and over 50 comments supporting the cancellation.

The concert listing was also removed from the Jade Presents website.

Reached by The Forum, Nielsen had no additional comment.

This week Don Kinzler takes questions about preventing and treating woodpecker damage, whether sump pump water is safe for gardens, and when one should stop harvesting asparagus and rhubarb.
Radio station helps keep rural reservation communities connected by sharing stories
This week garden columnist Don Kinzler recommends 25 simple gardening items will make a big difference this summer.
Members Only
Just 29 when she became president of Playboy Enterprises, Christie Hefner helped stabilize the company and argued the brand allowed women to be both smart and sexy. She speaks at TEDxFargo in July.
InForum history columnist Curt Eriksmoen continues the story of Elizabeth Preston Anderson, a key women's suffragist in early North Dakota.
Coming Home columnist Jessie Veeder relays the story of one North Dakota man who took the railroad tracks from his home town to adventures around the world.
If lawns aren’t kept up, property owners will receive a letter from the City of Fargo with a deadline to cut the lawn.
Tuesdays in the Park, Trucks and Tunes, Bash on the Beach ... all these and more are coming to the City Park and public beach in Detroit Lakes from June through August.
A calendar of naked-eye and binocular highlights to start your summer.
From powwows to art crawls to church services, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

For 20 years John Lamb has covered art, entertainment and lifestyle stories in the area for The Forum.
What To Read Next
Get Local