Music from around the world comes to Fargo

Looking for something to do around town? Here are five ideas to get you out and about.

Classic rock band Kansas. Photo courtesy of Scheels Arena.
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Steve Aoki


DJ/producer Steve Aoki
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Known for his music and collaborations, DJ/producer Steve Aoki is popping up this week in sports circles. On Monday he threw out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game, only to toss the ball completely over the backstop , finally replacing 50 Cent for worst all-time first pitch. He took to Twitter saying he’d stick to throwing cakes, a reference to his live shows where he’s been known to toss baked goods into the crowd. Get a taste for the internationally known star when he plays outdoors at Fargo Brewing Company Thursday , May 19. The following night he plays the 9,000 seat Armory in Minneapolis. Music starts at 7 p.m. with sets by Matt Lutgen, Bwompster & Oreo Says Go. Tickets for this ID-only show range from $46.50 to $100, plus fees, available at or (866) 300-8300.

Brass, Brats & Beer


Members of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony brass section.
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The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony will tap that brass Friday, May 20, with a special chamber concert at Fargo Brewing Company . Members of the brass and percussion session will play a mix of fanfares, classical favorites, jazz standards and of course some bierhalle tunes. Tickets for this all-ages event range from $8 for students to $14 for adults at or (701) 478-3676.. Face masks are encouraged but not required.

Folsom Prison Experience


Johnny Cash’s 1968 concert at California’s Folsom State Prison was the stuff of legend, as captured on the singer’s iconic live album. Fans can relive that day with the immersive musical drama, “Folsom Prison Experience.” Jay Ernest, known for his Church of Cash show, plays the Man in Black, with Kat Perkins as June Carter and perhaps a celebrity security guard. See the story behind the hits this Friday, May 20, at the Fargo Theatre. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $37.50 day-of-show, plus fees, available at or (866) 300-8300.


Brother Ali


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Rapper Brother Ali returns to Fargo Brewing on May 21.
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Brother Ali returns to Fargo for another night of enlightened hip-hop at Fargo Brewing Company on Saturday, May 21. The rapper has recently been making some new noise with his travelers Podcast, featuring conversations with cultural icons and deep thinkers from around the world. The show reflects the engaging, educational and uplifting nature of Ali’s music. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. with sets by Mally, Hiahli and DJ Last Word. Tickets for this ID-only show range from $20 to $50, plus fees, available at or (866) 300-8300.



Celebrating the 45th anniversary of “Point of Know Return,” progressive rock band Kansas pulls into Scheels Arena Saturday night . Expect tunes from the classic album, like the title track and “Dust in the Wind,” as well as signature songs like “Carry on Wayward Son,” “Fight Fire with Fire” and more. Tickets range from $35.50 to $99.50 , plus fees.

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