8th Annual SYMPHONY ROCKS @ BLUESTEM

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony performing with Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead, MN

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    STAY TUNED for more details about the 2018 Symphony Rocks @ Bluestem concert, BRITISH INVASION, where we'll be honoring musicians from across the pond!

    Tickets go on sale
    FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018


    concert tickets and seating:

    Reserved seats are the amphitheater chair-type seats. In 2017 these seats sold out a week+ before the concert, so early ticket purchase is recommended.

    The General Admission seating areas are pictured below - GA tickets are good for either bench or lawn seating.

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    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 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