Country, kids' tunes, blues, bluegrass and rock are on tap this weekend in Fargo

Looking for something to do around Fargo-Moorhead? Here are 5 ideas to get you out and about.

Justin Moore
Country singer Justin Moore plays The Lights on Saturday, June 11.
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Southern Raised

Thursday, June 9, and Friday, June 10

Christian bluegrass band Southern Raised.
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Christian bluegrass band Southern Raised sets up for a two-night stay at The Four & Four, above downtown Fargo’s Sidestreet Grille & Pub, this Thursday and Friday. The quartet is known for mixing country classics like “Orange Blossom” and “Wayfaring Stranger” with its own original Christian compositions. Openers start at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $40 for this ID-only show.

Midwest Kid Fest


Teddy bear parade a cute kick off to Midwest Kid Fest
A teddy bear parade makes for a cute kickoff to a past Midwest Kid Fest.
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Fargo’s Island Park will be a playground for the children this Friday with Midwest Kid Fest . Highlighted by the Teddy Bear Parade, this annual event also includes inflatable games and attractions, performances by Phil Baker and the Red Guitar, Gasper's School of Dance, Red River Dance and Honeysuckle Hooping. Also included this year is a petting zoo, carriage rides, wandering performers like balloon twister, and food vendors. The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, go to

Dearly Departed



Dearly Departed plays The Hall at Fargo Brewing.
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The Hall at Fargo Brewing will be headbanging Friday night with a bill topped by Dearly Departed. The group is upping its already intense live shows, promising “the most production we’ve ever done.” Doors open at 6 p.m. with Maul, Baltic to Boardwalk and Archers opening the night. Tickets for this ID-only show are $15 at and 866-300-8300.

Johnny Rawls


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Blues/soul singer Johnny Rawls.
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Singer and guitarist Johnny Rawls brings his smooth blend of soul and clues to TAK Music Venue in Dilworth on Friday night. After cutting his teeth on the road opening for B.B. King, Little Milton, Bobby Bland and others, Rawls made his solo debut in 1996 and quickly developed a reputation as a forceful singer and frontman. Through the years he’s been a frequent Blues Music Award nominee and winner, most recently for 2018’s “I’m Still Around.” Music starts at 7 p.m. with the Blue Wailers. Admission is $10 for this all-ages show; or 701-261-2525.

Justin Moore

Saturday, June 11

Since his self-titled 2008 debut, Justin Moore has been on a roll. The singer has lit up country radio with chart-toppers like “Small Town U.S.A.,” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Til My Last Day,” “Lettin' the Night Roll,” “You Look Like I Need a Drink,” “Why We Drink” and “We Didn’t Have Much.” He’ll perform these and more, like his cover of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home,” when he plays The Lights in West Fargo on Saturday night . Music starts at 7 p.m. with tickets for $45 and $65, plus fees;

For 20 years John Lamb has covered art, entertainment and lifestyle stories in the area for The Forum.
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