Fresh off its biggest concert in the arena’s history, the Alerus Center brings yet another big name in country music to Grand Forks.
Now, I’ll be honest, I like country music and have definitely heard of Jason Aldean, but if you asked me to name a song he sang, I couldn’t. So, I googled him.
As I went down my google search list of Aldean’s songs, I quickly realized found myself saying “Oh, I love that song! I didn’t know Jason Aldean sang that!” Here are just a few of his many hits that you’ve likely heard and probably had stuck in your head a time or two. (Click the link to hear the song)
- Amarillo Sky
- Big Green Tractor
- Tattoos on This Town
- Fly Over States
- Take a Little Ride with Me
Nine of Aldean’s singles have reached number one on the country charts and 16 have made it to the top 10. Aldean only released his first album in 2005, so that means he is just getting started!
As I saw just how many great songs Jason Aldean has to his name, I got more and more excited for this concert coming to Grand Forks. This will definitely be a concert the entire audience will be singing along with.
Now, if you are not yet anxious enough to get to this concert, maybe a few more toe tapping hits from Aldean’s opening acts will get you buying tickets.
Jake Owen joins Aldean on stage adding the country music hits of “Startin’ With Me, Eight Second Ride, and Barefoot, Blue Jean Night” to the music lineup. And, Thomas Rhett, a newcomer to the country music scene whose dad just happens to be country legend Rhett Akins, will get the night started with a few of his new, chart climbing singles like “Something to do with My Hands” and “Beer with Jesus.”
Will any concert beat the record George Straight and Martina McBride currently hold as the Alerus Center’s top ticket selling concert? I’m not sure. But, if I’d have to guess, I’d say Jason Aldean may just do it.
Jason Aldean: 2013 Night Train Tour
With special guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett
Saturday, March 23rd
Tickets: $54.75 & $28.75
Big Green Tractor Pre-Party presented by True North Equipment
Performance by the Silverado
Saturday, March 23rd
The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau team had a great time supplying “simply grand” hospitality over the weekend to Art Fest artists and vendors! Our group spends the weekend assisting with set up and tear down while also supplying snacks and beverages to the artists during both days of the event!
We couldn’t do it without the help of our partners though, so we extend many thanks to the following:
- University of North Dakota for the use of their mules
- Acme Rents for the use of their mules
- Simmons Flint for the use of space (and lunch during our packing party)
- Grand Forks Herald for complimentary copies of the newspaper to distribute
- Grand Forks City Mosquito Patrol for assistance with setup
Congratulations to the North Valley Arts Council for another successful Art Fest! We are looking forward to partnering again in 2013!
Now we are on to the 2012 Art & Wine Walk season, which kicks off on Saturday!