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Bands in the Beer Garden

Wednesday Night

Downtown Horns

One of Grand Forks' favorite party bands returns to the Greater Grand Forks Fair to help us start the Summer, and the Fair, with some great music. Come on out and see the Downtown Horns from 8 to 11 pm in the Beer Garden in front of the Grandstand. The party is under the tent, don't miss it.

Thursday NIght

Johnny Holm Band

Johnny Holm has been rocking stages around the Upper Midwest for years. From his hit song "Lightenin' Bar Blues" to covers of today's biggest hits, Johnny and his band provide entertainment for just about everyone. They get the audience dancing and the whole place rocking for the entire evening. Come out to the Fair on Thursday night from 8 to 11 to hear one of the most popular summer festival bands in the Upper Midwest. They will be under the Big Top beside the Grandstand.

Friday Night

IV Play

IV has become one of the premier rock bands on the circuit around the Upper Midwest. They make regular stops at Shotgun Sally's here in Grand Forks. They play covers from a wide range of artists including Motley Crue, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Styx, Bruno Mars, and many more. They will keep you dancing and having a great time right up to Fair closing time. They take the stage right after the races on Friday night, in the big tent beside the Grandstand.

Saturday NIght


We have a special guest taking the stage under the Big Top on Saturday night after the races. ZZ3 is a great ZZ Top cover band. They look like ZZ Top, they sound like ZZ Top, and they rock the place like ZZ Top. Come out to the Fair on a Saturday night and enjoy all of ZZ Top's greatest hits. The show starts after the races end, under the tent beside the Grandstand.


We have a late addition to the schedule for the Fair. Country music band Ricochet will be closing out our schedule for Saturday night. Ricochet had several hits in the 1990s, including their biggest hit "Daddy's Money". They were awarded "Best New Vocal Group" by the Academy of Country Music and nominated for "Vocal Group of the Year by both the ACM and CMA. Ricochet will be under the Big Top following ZZ3.

Sunday Afternoon - Senior Day

Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen

Matt and the Dakota Dutchmen are the premier Polka Band in the region. They joined us for our Senior Day lunch last year and will be providing the music for the event again this year. If you are a Senior Citizen, come out and join us under the Big Top for a free lunch and some hot polka music.
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