Red River Valley Fair announces first rock concert planned for 2021

RATT, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and KIX, will perform on the Grandstand stage on Friday July 16.

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The Red River Valley Fair has announced its first rock grandstand show for the 2021 fair. Special to The Forum

WEST FARGO — The Red River Valley Fair has announced the first rock grandstand show of the 2021 fair. Ratt, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and KIX will perform on the Grandstand stage on Friday July 16.

The 2021 Red River Valley Fair is scheduled July 9-18 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo. The 2020 annual fair and lineup of concerts was forced to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ratt, a popular '80s hair band best-known for the hit single "Round and Round," became famous as a pioneer of Hollywood's Sunset Strip after the band was created by lead singer and songwriter Stephen Pearcy 1982.

Pearcy regrouped with friend Robbin Crosby (also from San Diego) and changed the name of his band to Ratt. The band rehearsed and played the clubs in and around L.A. for over a year. Their 1983 single, "You Think You're Tough," became a staple on L.A. radio stations, and the band found widespread commercial success in the '80s.

Cinderella's frontman, Tom Keifer, is known for heart-wrenching ballads such as "Don’t Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" and rockers like “Shelter Me” while with the band. Keifer will bring a high-energy rock show combining all the classic hits of Cinderella with new favorites from his solo releases.


Hard rock icons KIX will deliver their signature brand of raucous, roaring, and real rock 'n' roll. KIX was founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Md., and will feature concert favorites like “The Itch,” “Heartache” and traditional KIX show closer “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."

Tickets for the concert will go on sale at 9 a.m. Feb. 12 for $25, which includes gate admission to the fair on Friday, July 16, 2021.
Tickets will be available for purchase at .

Wendy Reuer covers all things West Fargo for The Forum.
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