Thursday July 7
Get ready to ‘Bust a Move’ Thursday night when the latest ‘I Love the 90’s Tour’ hits the Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead. The pop music flashback features headliners like Vanilla Ice (“Ice, Ice Baby”, “Play That Funky Music”, “Ninja Rap”), Tone Loc (“Wild Thing”, “Funky Cold Medina”), All-4 -One (“I Swear”, “I Can Love You Like That”), Rob Base (“It Takes Two”) and Young MC (“Bust a Move”). Tickets range from $36.50 to $146.50, plus fees; jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300
friday july 8
Known for singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before local and national sporting events, Mark Lindquist made headlines earlier this year for flying to Ukraine to help with the humanitarian effort after the invasion of Russia. The Moorhead man has returned home, but continues to raise money for charitable causes in Ukraine. Lindquist will host a Friday night fundraiser at Fargo’s Sanctuary Events Center that will include a presentation on the war-torn country, followed by a big band performance of the music of Frank Sinatra with Russ Peterson and other local musicians supporting the singer. Lindquist will donate items such as parts of a Russian missile turned into jewelry and parts of a Russian aircraft to donors. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.
Twenty-six years after the release of her debut album, “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” by Deana Carter. stands as one of the great country albums by a female artist. Of the 11 tracks, seven were released as singles, with “Strawberry Wine” and “We Danced the Night Away” topping the charts. Her follow-ups weren’t as successful, but she did have success, including when Kenny Chesney covered “You and Tequila.” The singer brings all her hits and some favorite covers to the stage when she performs at the Fargo Theater on Friday night. The music starts at 7 p.m. with the Jensen Sisters. Tickets range from $35 to $45, plus fees; jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.
Saturday July 9
It is the middle of summer and the harvests are coming in well. Find out what some local farms were growing on Saturday when the Rouge River Market opened. The eighth season features more producers, bakers and food makers as well as artists and artisans. More than 60 tables and tents will be set up in and around Broadway Square in downtown Fargo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through October, except July 17, when the market moves to Sunday in because of the Fargo Street Fair. New stands this year include Hand & Stone Sharpening for kitchen knives and At Home Bakery, which offers gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free products. This week features music from Fiasco (ah!) Response Team, Brass Interference and DJ Pretty Ricky; www.redriver.market
Rock icons The Melvins will return to Fargo on Saturday night for another round of deafening tunes. The power trio will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year, a run that paved the way for grunge and stoner rock as well as doom metal, inspiring bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Tool, Lamb of God and many more. , all without much public visibility. The band will blast through the doors of The Hall at Fargo Brewing starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 plus fees; jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300
Monday July 11
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have missed tours. Now that things have improved, they are back on the road, but not with the tenacity of Frank Turner. The English folk punk singer plays in 50 states in 50 days, including The Hall at Fargo Brewing on Monday night, a day after Chicago and the day before shows in Sioux Falls, SD and Minneapolis. During the pandemic, the singer and guitarist has been playing shows online to benefit independent venues, so this tour comes from the heart. The music starts at 8 p.m. with the first Ian Johnson. Tickets are $20 plus fees; jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300