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The Best Live Music Venues in the State of North Dakota

The Best Live Music Venues in the State of North Dakota

North Dakota is a state that has more going on tan meets the eye. This includes a great deal of activity when it comes to the music scene in North Dakota.

There are a number of solid live music venues located across the state of North Dakota. The primary locations of these venues are in Bismarck, Fargo, and Grand Forks. If you enjoy live music -- and who doesn't? -- and are in North Dakota, you definitely will want to check out one or another of these music venues.

The Windbreak

The Windbreak is located in Fargo at 3150 39th Street South. The phone number of the venue is 701-282-5507.

The Windbreak is locally owned and operated, giving it a truly unique vibe. The Windbreak has been one of the most popular live music destinations in North Dakota for an extended period of time. and it remains one of Fargo’s best live music venues. The Windbreak is located next to the Flying J. another popular establishment in the city.

The Windbreak has garnered a reputation for presenting some of the hottest live bands in the region. The venue features a mix of country, pop, and modern rock. The venue is licensed to serve adult beverages. In addition, it features a brand spanking new stage. One side note. The locales oftentimes refer to The Windbreak as The WB.

Shotgun Sally's

Located at 2015 Library Circle, Shotgun Sally's is a premiere destination for life music in Grand Forks. Information about the venue can be accessed by calling 701-757-3825.

The full name of the venue is Shotgun Sally's Rock and Roll Saloon. The proprietors like to market the place as a music venue with attitude. The venue strives to bring to the stage musical performers that provide patrons with a truly unique entertainment experience. Shotgun Sally's has a location in Grand Forks as well.

Ralph Engelstad Arena

An amazing addition to the city of Grand Forks, Ralph Engelstad Arena is first class all around. The $104 million event center is 400,000 square feet and is home to performances by a variety of well known musical performers each year.

Ralph Engelstad Arena has been described more than once, and by people in the know, as the finest facility of its kind to be found anywhere in the world. The venue comes complete with amazing granite concourses. The seats are fashioned from leather and cherry wood.

Ralph Engelstad Arena is aptly located at One Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive in Grand Forks. More information on the arena can be obtained by calling 701-777-4167

Alerus Center

Alerus Center is another arena located in Grand Forks, at 1200 South 42nd Street, with a phone number of 701-792-1200. Alerus Center is an indoor arena and convention center. The facility is owned and operated by the city of Grand Forks. It is the home of the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux football team.

In addition to football, the arena features a variety of large venue concerts each year, featuring well known musical performers. These include touring performers that play in some of the biggest venues in the United States.

Chester Fritz Auditorium

Chester Fritz Auditorium, at 3475 University Avenue in Grand Forks, is a facility dedicated to the performing arts more generally. The facility is designed to accommodate a wide range of different types of performances, from theatre to music of different types. Chester Fritz Auditorium is connected with the University of North Dakota and can be reached by calling 701-777-3076.

Bismarck Civic Center

The Bismarck Civic Center is a 10,000-plus seat multi-purpose arena. It also serves as the convention center for Bismarck and is located at 315 South 5th Street.

Home to the Dakota Wizards, Bismarck Civic Center also hosts a variety of musical performances throughout the year. This includes nationally known musical performers on tour. Information about events at Bismarck Civic Center can be obtained by calling 701-355-1370

Urban Plains Center

Located in Fargo, Urban Plains Center is a facility that is home to the new USHL hockey team the Fargo Force. It is also a multi-purpose event center. This includes musical events of different types.

Urban Plains Center is located in Fargo at 5220 30th Avenue South and can be reached by phone at 701-356-7656. Urban Plains Center can seat about 5,000 people.


ONEO1 is a state of the art, multi-level nightclub located in Minot, near Bismarck. ONEO1 is at 101 S Main Street in Minot and can be reached by phone at 701-852-9590.

ONEO1 features EDM and other types of music. It markets itself as presenting a whole new level of nightlife.

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