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Design      Jordan  Dusek

his  month  is  the  month  that  FM  Spotlight,  as   a  company,  has  turned  the  corner.    When   starting  a  business  on  a  bar  napkin  it  takes  time   to  understand  the  full  functionality  of  how  a  smooth   system  works.  The  Spotlight  team  has  worked  hard   DQG¿QDOO\IRXQGWKHZD\2XUVKDUHGDPELWLRQWR create  consistency  in  accounting,  distribution,  design,   and  insuring  the  magazines  continued  growth  has   SDLGRII:RZ,WIHHOVJHWWREHRUJDQL]HG

Contributors  Max  Kurucar   Chris  Snyder

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Publishing    Spotlight  LLC Editor     Mike  Dragosavich

Marketing/Sales    Molly  Clemens         Molly@fmspotlight.com   Brent  Tehven   Brent@fmspotlight.com Marketing  and  Advertising         Drago@fmspotlight.com 503  North  7th  Street  Ste  206 Fargo,  ND  58102 Contact:  701  866  3907

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-See you in the scene! Mike  Dragosavich

Junes’s Issue


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FM MUSIC

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VITALS

Name:  Troy  Macfarland Hometown:  Grand  Forks,  ND Record  Label:    Independent Current  Location:  Los  Angeles,  CA Name  of  Album:    Genre  Is  Not  An  Option Itunes:  TMAC  -­  Genre  Is  Not  An  Option Your  Hit  Song:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey  Ladyâ&#x20AC;? Favorite  Fargo  Restaurant  and  favorite  Fargo  bar:   KOBEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  and  Big  Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Websites:  www.vibedeck.com/tmac  and       www.troymacfarland.com

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Tell  us   about   how   you   got  started? I   began   writing   songs   in   high   school,   then   became   more  and  more  into  it  after   I  graduated.  I  got  into  mu-­ sic   production   in   college,   which   brought   me   to   the   MSUM   Music   Program.   I   formed   a   group   â&#x20AC;&#x153;TnTâ&#x20AC;?   and   started   performing   a   lot   around  the  FM  Area. Being   a   rapper   from   Fargo,  how  did  you  make   your   way   to   the   main   stream? The   key   was   collaborating   with   every   related   artist   from   all   around   the   globe   and   staying   determined   throughout   the   process.   You  never  know  where someone   might   end   up.   Building   relationships   and   producing   quality   music  

brought  me  to  LA,  where  I   am   now   nominated   for   an   LA  Music  Award.  People here   still   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   believe   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   from  Fargo.  Yeah!

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Currently  what   are   you   working  on?   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   currently   working   on   an   Electro/Pop/Rock   al-­ bum   for   artist   Kris   Searle   called   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dawn   of   Momen-­ tumâ&#x20AC;?   which   has   earned   him   nominations   for   two   LA  Music  Awards  this  year.     Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   just   say   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gunna   be  Nutz!â&#x20AC;?  -­-­  Grammys  here   we  come!

Tell  us   about   the   recent   award  you  won  in  LA? The   award   was   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best   Dance/Electronica   Art-­ istâ&#x20AC;?   for   Kris   Searle.   I   had   produced   a   song   for   Kris   called   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warning   Signsâ&#x20AC;?   ft.   Darnell,   which   won   the   award.   I   made   the   track   back   in   Moorhead   so   long   ago,   during   the   strip-­ per   pole   in   the   basement   phase,   and   never   thought   anything   would   come   of   it;Íž   I   guess   I   was   wrong!   This  proves  you  just  never   know   what   might   catch   peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  attention.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;People here[LA] still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from Fargo.â&#x20AC;?

Are  you   working   with   anyone  we  would  recog-­ nize  in  the  hip  hop  com-­ munity?   While   completing   Kris   Searleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   album,   a   lot   of   artists   like   Dance   to   Rap  

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What  options   are   there   in   Fargo-­Moorhead   for   aspiring  Hip-­Hop artists/producers?   There   is   a   great   music   scene   in   Fargo.   The   hard   part   is   getting   your   mu-­ sic   recognized.     Another   crutch   is   that   there   are   only   a   few   places   in   the   FM  area  where  artists  can   perform   and   get   noticed.   For  performances  you  can   check   out:   The   Aquarium,   7KH +XE 7KH 1HVWRU %LJ Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.   For   publicity:   Y94   .1'67KH+LJK Plains   Reader,   FM   Spot-­ light  and  The  Fargo  Forum, all  come  to  mind.  The  big-­ gest  thing  would  be  to  net-­ work,   network,   network.   The   more   people   you   know,   the   more   opportuni-­ ties   arise.   Just   remember   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   luck,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   setting   yourself  up  for  opportunity. FMS 13


FM LIVE MUSIC The Fillers Shawna-Roo

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@ Big Ds @ Zorbaz DL

JULY 7 The Legionnaires @ HoDo The Front Fenders @ Perspective Lounge Jeez Loueez @ Playmakers Bad Weather Burlesque @ The Aquarium JULY 8 @ VFW West Fargo HdgoZgqk8GC]ddqk The Fillers @ Spirits Lounge Noel Iverson @ The Winery Jeez Loueez @ Playmakers Hgalaf8<]ehk]qk Two Days Notice @ The Windbreak >dYk`ZY[c8Kh][ck The Blink Shake @ The Aquarium Hm[c]jMh  8Ja[ck Little Big Town @RRVF Jason Jones JULY 9 Sideline @ VFW West Fargo Sideline

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Hm[c]jMh8Ja[ck The Fillers @ Spirits Lounge DK AllStars @ Playmakers Sovereign Sect @ The Aquarium >Y[]>gjJY\ag8<]ehk]qk Jeez Loueez @The Windbreak >dYk`ZY[c 8Kh][ck Finger 11 @RRVF JULY 10 8th Hour @ The Windbreak LoCash Cowboys @RRVF Trailer Choir

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JULY 12 Q98 Q-ZILLA! ft. Hollywood Undead @ The Venue Uncle Kracker @RRVF JULY 13 Face For Radio @ Big Ds JULY 14 Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome @HoDo Lm[c]j\Gml 8L`]Oaf]jq

SKITZOfrenic @ Playmakers Animal Lover Tour Kickoff @ The Aquarium Hairball @RRVF JULY 15 Deadbeats @ VFW West Fargo Nathan Miller & Unstoppable Co. @ Spirits Lounge Lm[c]j\Gml8L`]Oaf]jq SKITZOfrenic @ Playmakers The Young Pretenders @ The Aquarium San Haven Chuckle 8<]ehk]qk At the Emporium @ The Windbreak LafOaddq 8Kh][ck My Darkest Days @RRVF Sick Puppies @RRVF JULY 16 Deadbeats @ VFW West Fargo Nathan Miller & Unstoppable Co. @ Spirits Lounge DK AllStars @ Playmakers The Johnson Family Band @ Zorbaz DL


LIVE MUSIC G>gk`g 8L`]9iYjame Dirty Hurlers @ <]ehk]qk Back for More @ The Windbreak LafOaddq  8h][ck Cornmeal Skyline

JULY 17 @ The Aquarium @ The Windbreak

Cold Cave

JULY 18 @ The Aquarium

JULY 20 Roster McCabe @ HoDo Jeez Loueez @ Big Ds JULY 21 Kinetix @ HoDo Les Muchow @ The Winery Tune in Tokyo @ Playmakers Dustin Thomas @ The Aquarium JULY 22 Quintessential 5 @ VFW West Fargo <gmZd]>gjl] 8Ja[ck

F]hlmf]E]f 8GC]ddqk Skyline @ Spirits Lounge Tune in Tokyo @ Playmakers 32 Below @ Knickerbocker Inside Out Strings @ The Aquarium =\]fHYjc]j8<]ehk]qk Roosters @ The Windbreak JULY 23 Quintessential 5 @ VFW West Fargo <gmZd]>gjl] 8Ja[ck Skyline @ Spirits Lounge DK AllStars @ Playmakers The Aurthurs @ Zorbaz DL Our Last Secret @ The Windbreak October Road Skyline Charlie Parr Gordy & Dave

JULY 24 @ The Windbreak JULY 27 JULY 28

@ Big Ds

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Leo Rondeau October Road

@ The Aquarium @ The Windbreak JULY 29 Clear Shot @ VFW West Fargo Loa[]Yk@Yj\8Ja[ck San Haven Chuckle Spirits Lounge New Reb @ The Aquarium Hgalaf  8<]ehk]qk At the Emporium @ The Windbreak Oa[c]\9flap 8Kh][ck JULY 30 Clear Shot @ VFW West Fargo Loa[]Yk@Yj\ 8Ja[ck San Haven Chuckle @ Spirits Lounge Hardwood Groove @ Zorbaz DL At the Emporium @ The Windbreak Wicked Antix @ Specks JULY 31 )):Yf\HYjlq 8Ja[ck Tripwire @ The Windbreak TO VIEW MORE CONCERTS GO TO FMSPOTLIGHT.COM FMS 17


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THE Q REVIEW WITH Q98’S SPARKS

THIS MONTH, LET’S REVIEW WHAT YOU’VE SPENT MONEY ON SO FAR THIS SUMMER. :KDW\RXERXJKWÀUVW

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FM BEER

BEER GUY

RICK WILLIAMS

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oesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  beer  taste  the  best   at  about  5pm  on  a  nice   summer  day?  Well,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  June  and   time  is  here  to  crack  open  some   refreshments  like  a  nice  cold   beer.  Rick  Williams  from  D-­S   Beverages,  the  local  Anheuser-­ Busch  distributing  company  in   Moorhead,  is  all  about  beer  and   wants  to  show  you  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hot   this  summer.

Shock  Top  Raspberry  Wheat A  refreshing  and  smooth    taste  of  Shock  Top  Belgian  White,  with  a  hint   of  raspberry  flavor.  

Landshark  Lager

A  refreshing,  drinkable  beer  brewed  for  the  island  lifestyle.    Land-­ shark  Lager  was  created  through  collaboration  between  Margarita-­ ville  Brewing  Co.  and  Jimmy  Buffettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Margaritaville.  

Michelob  Golden  Draft  Light

Popular  in  the  Midwest,  this  premium  draft  beer  offers  a   light  fruit  and  malt  aroma,  which  complements  the  medi-­ um-­body,  slightly  sweet  taste  and  exceptionally  smooth   finish.  io  Garcia.

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1. 1940 In  1950,  the  budweiser  Clydes-­ dales  received  their  very  own   mascot:  the  Dalmation.    Tradition-­ ally  used  to  guide  horse-­drawn   ¿UHFDUWVWKLVVSRWWHGGRJVHUYHV as  friend  and  companion  to  the   team  sitting  aside  the  driver.  

2. 1933 2Q$SULO$XJXVW A.  Busch,  Jr.  and   Adolphus  Busch  III   surprised  their  father,   August  A.  Busch,  Sr.,   with  the  gift  of  a  six-­ horse  Clydesdale  hitch   to  commemorate  the   repeal  of  Prohibition.  


Local Budweiser goes Online! The  team  at  D-­S  Beverages  put  to-­ gether  this  new  interactive  website   to  help  Fargo-­Moohead  keep  up  to   date  with  promotions,  specials,  and   QHZV2QWRSRIWKDW\RXFDQFUH-­ DWHDSUR¿OHDGG\RXURZQHYHQW add  you  own  photos,  videos,  blogs,   and  more!  

Fargobud.com is here and ready for you to interact!

WASSUP! $875,000,000

3. 700,000 Amount  of  cans  of   water  do-­ nated  to   the  U.S.   Disaster   Relief  by   Anheus-­ er-­Busch.  

Since  1982,  Anheuser  Busch  and  wholesalers  have  committed  more   that  $875  million  in  responsibility  programs  to  prevent  underage   drinking  and  drunk  driving.  

4. 48.3 Anheuser-­Busch  is   the  leading  American   brewer,  holding  a   48.3%  share  of  U.S.   beer  sales  to  retailers.

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ARRRRR… YOU FREE SATURDAY NIGHT? argo-Moorhead and the surrounding areas this VXPPHU transforms into an adult entertainment showcase. With over  nationally renowned performers and artists making the trip to the area this summer, we at )06SRWOLJKW0DJD]LQH decided to put together our own “Entertainment Treasure MapµWRKHOS\RXÀQG\RXUZD\WRVRPHJUHDW experiences. This area might be SODJXHG with some tretched weather, but that’s not stopping the amount of live music, art, festivals, theatre, sporting events, and more to take center stage this VXPPHU. Get out and enjoy yourself while the grass is still green!

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Downtown Street Fair -8/<7+7+ Downtown  Fargo

Fargoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Downtown  Street  Fair  is  NDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  largest   free  outdoor  event  with  an  estimated  150,000   people  in  three  days.  Come  out  and  witness   amazing  art  being  created  -­  Stroll  up  and  down   %URDGZD\DQGÂżQGÂżQHDUW XQLTXHVTXDOLW\ crafts  -­  there  is  something  for  everyone!

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Adam Pascal LIVE in Concert -8/<7+ FM  Community  Theatre

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76th Annual Northwest Water Carnival feat. Little Texas -8/<7+7+ Detroit  Lakes

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Steel  Pulse  were  one  of  Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   greatest  reggae  bands,  rivaled  only  by   Aswad  in  terms  of  creative  and  com-­ mercial  success.  Generally  a  protest-­ PLQGHG5DVWDIDULDQRXWÂżW6WHHO3XOVH started  out  playing  authentic  roots   reggae  with  touches  of  jazz  and  Latin   music,  and  earned  a  substantial  audi-­ ence  among  white  U.K.  punks  as  well.

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Jeff  Tweedy  rose  to   prominence  with  Uncle   Tupelo  in  the  late  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s   and  early  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s,  but  with   his  own  group,  Wilco,  he   would  step  out  from  the   shadow  of  that  legend-­ ary  alt-­country  group   and  his  former  partner,   Jay  Farrar. www.fargotheatre.org

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The  20th  anniversary  of   Moondance  Jam  is  here  includ-­ ing  headlong  acts  by  KISS,  3   Doors  Down,  Stone  Temple   3LORWV2WKHUSHUIRUPDQFHVE\ Joan  Jett,  Paul  Rodgers,  Eddie   Money,  38  Special,  Fuel  and   more.     www.moondancejam.com

Clay County Fair JULY  14  -­  17 98th  Annual

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A  gifted  songwriter  and  a  versatile   pianist  with  no  formal  training,  Sara   Bareilles  burst  onto  the  pop  scene   with  a  naturally  skilled  voice  that   ranged  from  powerful  and  soulful   to  sweet  and  gentle,  earning  her   instant  comparisons  to  Fiona  Apple   and  Norah  Jones. www.fargotheatre.org FMS 31


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hat is “The Reason Why” some bands survive and thrive? It is not likely one thing, but many. In the case of Little Big Town, the reasons are plenty. They have sold over 1.5 million records and garnered 3 Grammy nominations, including The Road to Here’s nomination for album of the year. CMA and ACM nominations have arrived in abundance. Critical acclaim and end of year “best” lists have been copious. But this is a band with a history. A band that has DOZD\VSXWPXVLFÀUVW«DQGWKDW is the biggest reason of all. FMS wanted to know the reason why, so we tracked down Phillip Sweet of LBT to give us the rundown.

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Exclusive Interview With Phillip )06 Your band’s name pretty much explains Fargo North Dakota. Little Big Town. Tell us about how you came up with your name and what it means to you?

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smaller towns across America and that name felt like a good representation of what we are all about. Plus Nashville is a “little big town,” it’s growing constantly but still has that small town feeling.

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Fargo when you hear your going to perform in this area?

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many towns across America with something in common with Fargo. The truth is, we love these places! We always receive the greatest hospitality with the people and love how genuine and real they are.

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band with a name that sums up this area called “32 Below.” You were able to meet them a couple years ago what was that like?

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Red River Valley Fair July 8th. Bio: The country vocal quartet Little Big Town began with Kimberly Roads and Karen Fairchild, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansan Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild’s husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Phil Sweet in 1998. and have a chance to help people!

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Fargo-Moorhead expect out of Little Big Town at the Red River Valley Fair on July 8th?

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3+,//,3: We will be playing

on the road for the rest of the year and ZLOOEHÀQLVKLQJRXU tour with Sugarland. We have been collaborating with some great artists to bring you some new unique music and this Fall we will start recording again. to help raise money. We believe the more we give, the more we get back to ourselves. Ride for a Cure is an event in Nashville where we gather motorcyclists for a ride and play a concert to follow. We raised 75,000 in one day for cancer. Now that is an amazing feeling. A feeling that we can do what we do everyday

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We also have made copies of our records on old school vinyl. When you come out to see us July 8th, you will have a chance to purchase a vinyl FRS\DQGWKHÀUVWSHRSOHWR do so will be welcomed to a meet and greet with the band.

songs from our new album “Reasons Why” along with a new version of cover songs called Scatter, Smothered, and Covered. This is our take on popular pop songs and artists like Lady Gaga, and Adelle. It makes for a fun way to mix things up. And people, be ready for some great energy and harmony. You will get to hear each member of the band take charge and show their individual talents. “We are going to have a big time!”

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Charlie Pride JULY  22ND   Shooting  Star

With  36  number  one  hits  under  his  belt,   Charley  Pride,  who  is  black,  has  helped   prove  how  little  race  matters  to  the  major-­ ity  of  country  music  fans.

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The  convention  includes  many  hands-­on   activities,  such  as  classes  and  seminars,  and   construction  of  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Superstringâ&#x20AC;?.  There  are   QLJKWO\ÂżUHZRUNVGLVSOD\VHDFKRQHELJJHU WKDQWKHODVWDVZHOODVÂżUHZRUNVVDOHVDQG competitions.

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Carnival of Madness AUGUST Â 23RD 7KH+XE

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he 2011 Red River Valley Fair July 8-16 promises to be the place to play this summer - with everything from whirling, twirling carnival rides to high-diving dueling pirates. Celebrating summer traditions in the Red River Valley means a visit to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, where IDLUJRHUV ZLOO Ă&#x20AC;QG exciting entertainment, the thrills and chills of the carnival and affordable grandstand entertainment that is included with the gate admission. The fair also showcases the talents of the young people involved in FFA chapters and 4-H clubs from the Red River Valley, and showcases the contributions of North Dakotas farmers. 36 FMS

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JULY  8TH     Little  BIg  Town   Jason  Jones

JULY  9TH Finger  11

JULY 8-â&#x20AC;?16 2011 CONTESTS Lego  Contest    

Lego  lovers  compete  in   the  annual,  Lego  Con-­ test!  Lego  Builders  will   be  allowed  a  maximum   time  of  30  minutes  to   assemble  their  Lego   creation.  The  public  is   invited  to  observe  our  fu-­ ture  architects!  1st  -­  4th   place  ribbons  awarded   in  each  age  category   based  on  creativity  and   originality.

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Watch  your  favorite   Radio  Personalities  as   they  go  head  to  head   LQWKH¿UVWDQQXDO)0 Celebrity  Eating  Relay.   Contestants  will  be  eat-­ ing  mystery  food  items,   donated  by  the  Fair   vendors.  Cheer  on  these   lucky  contestants  Thurs-­ day,  July  14,  2011  at   4:30  pm  at  the  Scheels   Stage.  You  never  know,   DIRRG¿JKWPLJKWEUHDN out  afterwards.

Salsa  Contest

Enter  your  homemade   salsa  in  the  third  annual,   Amateur  Salsa  Making   Contest!  There  are  four   categories  to  enter:   0LOG+RW,QIHUQRDQG Miscellaneous.  The   contest  will  be  held  on   Wednesday,  July  13,   2011  at  1  pmLQ+DUYHVW +DOO3UL]HVGRQDWHG by  Cafe  Mosaics,  West   )DUJR0D[ZHOOœVDQG2OG Dutch  Foods,  Inc.


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JULY 12TH   Uncle  Kracker

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Classes will  be  mixed   ZLWKLQWKH$0+5 Miniature  Show  and  the   3W+$3RQ\DQG0LQLD-­ ture  Show.  The  Draft   +RUVHDQG3RQ\6KRZ will  be  held  Friday,  July   15  and  Saturday,  July   16  in  the  Schollander   Pavilion.  Click  on  the   image  to  view  all  rules   and  regulations.

Rounding the  Red:   1%+$%DUUHOV 3ROHV UBRA  Tour  Stop  -­   Double  Points  for  all   UBRA  members.

Riding on  Angels   Wings

Located in  the  Arena,   this  ground  act  will  en-­ tertain  you  with  a  variety   of  classes,  demonstra-­ WLRQVRQ+LSSRWKHUDS\ and  Therapeutic  Riding.   Riding  on  Angels   Wings  is  only  available   Wednesday,  July  13,   starting  at  12  p.m.

Do you  have  a  talent   and  want  to  showcase   it  in  front  of  a  live  audi-­ ence?  Perform  on  our   12  X  24  ft  stage  under   the  40  X  60  white  tent.     Fairgoers  can’t  help  but   sit  in  the  shade  and  en-­ joy  talented  individuals   perform.

Thank A  Farmer  

Thank a  Farmer  is  a   promotion  celebrating   our  nation’s  farmers.     The  goal  of  the  Thank   a  Farmer  stage  show   is  not  for  farmers  and   farm  groups  to  thank   themselves,  but  for   consumers  to  become   aware  of  the  importance   farmer  splay  in  their   daily  lives

JULY 15TH   Sick  Puppies

Reptile Adventures Interested  in  reptiles?   Come  watch  Reptile  Ad-­ ventures  give  demonstra-­ tions  with  the  animals  plus   enjoy  the  virtual  reptile   zoo!  Presentations  will  be   given  by  Danny  Conner   and  Riley  Campbell. Daily  Show  Times:    1:45,   3:45,  5:45.

Dueling Pirates Be  prepared  to  be  amazed   by  the  death  -­  defying   Dueling  Pirates!  These   pirates  will  be  perform-­ ing  on:  the  Springboard,   Tower  Diving,  Comedy,   &ORZQ'LYLQJDQGD+LJK Dive  of  no  less  than  70  ft! 1:00pm,  3:00pm,  5:00pm,   7:00pm FMS 37


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Red River Valley Fair July 12th.

s there anyone better to tell it like it is than one’s kid? In January 2008, when Uncle Kracker began to write the songs that appear on his new album Happy Hour, it was his eight year-old daughter who suggested that he try writing something a little less downbeat than usual. “She said to me, ‘I can’t really dance to any of your songs,’” the father of three says with a laugh. “Not that I needed to make a

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dance record, but it dawned on me that I tend to write a lot of acoustic ballads and midtempo type tunes. And I thought, ‘It’s pretty bad when your own kids won’t listen to your records. Your own kids!’ At the end of the day, people want to have fun more than they want to cry. I realized that it was time for something a little more upbeat and positive and that’s what I ended up with on Happy Hour.” Hidden Treasure

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)06: You have been around for a long time now since the Kid Rock days in the 90’s. What is it like now compared to then? UK: Everything has changed! Tour used to be like camping with a tent, no electricity, and anything goes. Now tour is like camping, but I don’t have to pitch a tent and I check into a hotel room. I will say that I am the busiest I have ever been in my career, and it feels great. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Believe

me, I know what it’s like when the phone doesn’t ring. )06: What are your thoughts about coming to perform in Fargo? UK: I love experiencing new towns and new people. Expecially all the different accents. I like checking out the area and picking up different items that I haven’t seen in other parts. )06: What have you been doing recently in your free time when performing in these different cities?


UK: Honestly, I’ve been looking for some driving ranges. I just picked up this golf thing. It’s something I can work on when I am out on the road. )06: Wow, that’s the last thing I thought I would hear from Uncle Kracker (ha).

that. It’s about enjoying the music and having a good time.

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Actually my daughter made me real-

weren’t happy, but when it comes down to it, I needed to produce an album I am FRQÀGHQWLQDQGWUXO\ believe in!

)06: What are your thoughts on the community and giving back?

UK: (Laughs) Ya last summer I would have never said it. But it has been growing on my this

)06: What’s Next?

UK:

I’ll be touring for most of the rest of the year, and will be dropping a new album in January with a single out in August.

year.

)06: What can the people of Fargo expect out of you at the Red River Valley Fair July 12th?

)06: What will the new album sound like?

UK:

Don’t expect much, then you wont be disappointed. (Joking) I’m bringing a fun, upbeat, and exciting show. I don’t want the people to think I bring trouble or a rough crowd, because of my ties with Kid Rock. It’s not like

have had the opportunity to make records for the last 13 years and counting, and I couldn’t do what I do with out knowing that I have the opportunity to help people. I know I can’t help everyone, but if I can help one person who turns around and helps another, I know I have done something great.

UK: ize I wasn’t having any fun anymore. I completed an entire album and ended up throwing the whole thing out and started over. Some of the people involved

UK:

There is NOTHING more important that giving back to the communities. I have been so lucky myself to

It will be less of a pop rock record and more of an Americana sound. It will be greasy, and it feels like it’s going to be my best record ever!

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