9th Annual SYMPHONY ROCKS @ BLUESTEM
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony will perform with Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead, MN
PRE-PARTY - “Food Trucks & Fun” Family Pre-Party - $5 gate admission (food & games additional cost) - 4:30 - 7:30 pm, enjoy Early Bird Parking!
CONCERT - Box Office/Seating opens 6:30 pm, Concert starts at 8:00 pm
Symphony Rocks @ Bluestem Concert - 8:00 PM
This year's annual fundraising concert with Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome will feature the greatest soul and R&B music by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Al Green, Diana Ross, Blues Brothers, Martha and the Vandellas, Aretha and more.
featuring Guest Vocalists:
With casual seating on general admission benches, lawns perfect for dancing or lounging on blankets, this is a wonderful show for ALL ages.
RAIN OR SHINE EVENT - NO REFUNDS.
$65, $55, $45
GENERAL ADMISSION BENCH:
$35 Adults; $15 Children 12 and Under
GENERAL ADMISSION LAWN:
$25 Adults; $10 Children 12 and Under
Scroll down on this page to see photos of bench/lawn seating areas
Come early for a fun pre-concert supper, family fun, and great early bird parking!
The pre-party will be a little different this year. We will STILL have cash bars and adult games of chance to win great wine/gift card/collectible prizes, but we are adding family-friendly food and activities for kids. Arrive early for early bird parking, pay just $5 per person (kids age 12 and under are FREE) to get into the fenced outdoor area adjacent to Marcil Commons, and have informal fun and food before the concert.
Enjoy (for additional cost) an array of food trucks, cash bar, and fun games for kids and adults.
Buy your $5 gate admission tickets in advance or at the door on the day of the event.
Thanks to our generous event sponsors!
concert tickets and seating:
Reserved seats are the amphitheater chair-type seats. Early ticket purchase is recommended.
The GENERAL ADMISSION Bench and Lawn seating areas are pictured below. Please note that lawn chairs with legs are NOT allowed in the lawn area. Solid seats (no legs), cushions or blankets are welcome.
RAIN OR SHINE EVENT -NO REFUNDS.
RAIN INFO - If there is a light rain, the concert will proceed. If there is heavy rain, the concert will be either postponed or called off depending on the radar/forecast of the storm's duration and intensity. If lightning develops during the performance, the concert will be called off.
If you have purchased tickets in advance and the concert is cancelled, we will send you a letter of receipt upon request, noting your donation to the symphony which may be used for tax deduction purposes.
Over the years various local and regional guest artists have joined the orchestra and band onstage:
2011 - Inaugural SYMPHONY ROCKS
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome performing together, followed by a VIP post-concert party
2012 - SYMPHONY ROCKS - "Fargo Star" finalists as guest vocalists
Highlights: 4 orchestra showpieces, songs by Journey, Peter Gabriel, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire and more
2013 - SYMPHONY ROCKS with Poitin
Highlights: the local Irish pub band POITIN joined FMSO and PTFS for some funky jigs and reels
2014 - SYMPHONY ROCKS "Hot, Hot, Hot!"
Highlights: steel drum band FUEGO TROPICAL from Minnesota State University Moorhead joined FMSO and PTFS - "Caribbean Barbeque" was the pre-party theme
2015 - SYMPHONY ROCKS "Funkytown"
Highlights: Jazz guest vocalist Bruce Henry from Chicago - dancers performed in the aisles to Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" - "Groovy Retro Bash" was the pre-party theme, many attendees dressed 70s style
2016 - SYMPHONY ROCKS "Wild Wild West"
Highlights: Guest vocalists Jessie Veeder and Blind Joe - dancers performed in the aisles to "Wild Wild West" - the sold-out pre-party's theme was "Cowboy BBQ" complete with a "cow-pie toss" cornhole game for prizes
2017 - SYMPHONY ROCKS - "Legends of Rock"
Highlights: The program paid tribute to great artists who had passed away in the past year, including David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Leonard Cohen and others. "Party Like a Rock Star" was the theme for the pre-party.
2018 - BRITISH INVASION
Highlights: The greatest music to hit America from the British Isles, including Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen, Adele and more. “British Pub” was the the theme for the pre-party.