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Four concerts in five days: How to fill your week with the sound of music

Iconic rock band Three Dog Night performs live at the Fargo Theatre this Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. (Submitted photo)1 / 4
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will bring their four-part harnmonies to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino this Friday, Oct. 5 for an 8 p.m. show at the Event Center. (Submitted photo)2 / 4
The world's No. 1 Abba tribute group, Arrival from Sweden, lands on the stage of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Saturday, Oct. 6 for a 7:30 p.m. show. (Submitted photo)3 / 4
The four-man a capella group, The Jersey Tenors, will bring their unique rock-opera fusion to the stage of Park Rapids Area High School this Monday, Oct. 8 for a 7:30 p.m. show. (Submitted photo)4 / 4

The nights may be getting darker and chillier as the fall season progresses, but that doesn't mean you can't get out and have some fun!

Live music can be heard throughout the lakes area nearly every night this week — all you have to know is where to buy the tickets, and when and where to show up. See below for details.

Three Dog Night at Fargo Theatre Thursday

FARGO — The vocal-centered classic rock group Three Dog Night, with founding singer Danny Hutton and guitarist Michael Allsup, play the Fargo Theatre in Fargo this Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $45 to $85, plus fees, and are available online at, by phone at 866-300-8300, or in person at the Tickets300 box office, located at 306 N. University Drive in Fargo.

The band's now-famous name refers to native Australian hunters in the outback who huddled with their dogs for warmth on cold nights; the coldest being a "three dog night." These legendary music icons are celebrating their fourth decade of making music together.

Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, the band had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three No. 1 singles, 11 Top 10's, 18 straight Top 20's, seven million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. Their hits appeared on best selling charts in all genres: pop, rock and country, and their records continue to sell around the world, reaching beyond the borders of the U.S. into Japan, Canada, Holland, England, Germany, Spain and elsewhere. Since 1986, they have performed over 2,200 shows. including two Super Bowls.

Besides Hutton and Allsup, the current lineup includes Pat Bautz, Paul Kingery, Howard Laravea and David Morgan. Visit for more information.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band takes Shooting Star stage Friday

MAHNOMEN — The iconic and influential country rockers known as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, now touring for their 52nd year, will perform live at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center this Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at, or via the "Buy Tickets" tab on Shooting Star's Facebook page:

Formed in California in 1966, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was a catalyst for the movement in country rock and American roots music. The group consists of founding members Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden and Bob Carpenter. The band's accomplishments include a long list of multi-platinum and gold records, strings of Top 10 hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark," and multiple Grammy awards and nominations.

Considered younger contemporaries of The Byrds, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band incorporates many elements into their musical sound including folk, country, bluegrass, blues and pop. In 1970, the band released their breakthrough album, "Uncle Charlie and His Dog Teddy," which included their most popular single, "Mr. Bojangles." The hit single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's platinum album, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" was released in 1972. The hit album blended country and bluegrass music, and was inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress and Grammy Hall of Fame. The band's gold-certified subsequent album, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two," won the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance (duo or group) and the Country Music Association's Album of the Year in 1989.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's accolades continued to accumulate as their No. 1 single, "Fishin' In The Dark," was certified platinum in 2014, and the band was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2015. Today, the band is touring in their 52nd year together.

Arrival from Sweden lands in DL Saturday

DETROIT LAKES — ABBA lovers rejoice! The world's No. 1 ABBA tribute is coming to the Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes this Saturday, Oct. 6.

This breathtaking production has all the features a great ABBA show needs: lovely costumes, extremely talented musicians and top-notch singers. Hits like "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "Does Your Mother Know," "Take A Chance," "SOS," "The Winner Takes It All," "Super Trouper," "Money Money Money," "Waterloo," "Honey Honey," "Fernando," "Chiquitita," "Knowing Me Knowing You," "Thank You For The Music," "Lay All Your Love On Me," "Gimme Gimme Gimme" and many more are delivered with such accuracy that it's hard to believe that it's not the real ABBA on stage!

ARRIVAL from Sweden was founded in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden and very soon became one of the most popular and best-selling ABBA tributes in the world. Since their start the band has toured in 60 countries and has sold out arenas and venues all over the world and is the most authentic ABBA show there is. This production is the closest you will ever get to seeing the real ABBA!

Tickets for this 7:30 p.m. show on Saturday, Oct. 6 are $30 for adults and $15 for students. They can be purchased online at, by phone at 218-844-7469, or at the Holmes Theatre box office located at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Tickets may also be available at the door the night of the show, which comes to Detroit Lakes courtesy of Foltz Trucking.

The Jersey Tenors bring smooth harmonies to Park Rapids Monday

PARK RAPIDS — The Jersey Tenors, a rock/opera mash-up, performs for the Heartland Concert Association series at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 in the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium.

A four man tribute to all things Jersey and beyond, acapella vocalists Vaden Thurgood, Cameron Johnson, Joe Paparella, Danny Calvert and Brian Noonan will perform operatic classics alongside pop and rock hits from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli, & the Four Seasons, Queen, Journey, Elton John and Billy Joel, to name a few, in what is sure to be an unforgettable night of music.

Admission is by season membership, or tickets can be purchased at the door. Membership packets may be picked up at Beagle Books in Park Rapids, Thrifty White Drug in Walker and Headwaters School of Music and the Arts in Bemidji. For more information, please visit

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 17 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

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