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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    British Pub-Style Pre-Party, 21+ - 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Symphony Rocks @ Bluestem Concert - 8:00 PM

    This year's annual fundraising concert with Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome will feature music by Led Zeppelin, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Queen, Yes, The Beatles and more, PLUS orchestral British tunes performed by the FM Symphony ("Rule Brittania," themes from "Downton Abbey," "Masterpiece Theatre," "Dr. Who" and more). 

    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.

    Tickets on sale now!

    GENERAL ADMISSION BENCH/LAWN:
    $20 Adults; $10 Children 12 and Under
    Scroll down on this page to see photos of bench/lawn seating areas

    Reserved: $40-$60
    (UPDATE - ALL Reserved seats - except wheelchair spots - are sold out)

    Phone/Office Ordering: Our office is open from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday - Thursday
    and 9 AM - NOON on Fridays.
    701-478-3676
    808 3rd Ave S Ste 300 Fargo, ND 58103


    concert tickets and seating:

    Reserved seats are the amphitheater chair-type seats. Early ticket purchase is recommended. (UPDATE - All reserved seats, except wheelchair spots, are now sold out).

    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.

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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 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.