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Three More Acts Announced


January 11, 2019


MINOT ND – Norsk Høstfest has announced three more Great Hall of the Vikings shows for 2019 with tickets going on sale next week.


Chicago, Clint Black and The Texas Tenors, and Chicks With Hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss will be among this year’s lineup. These three shows join already announced shows featuring ventriloquist and celebrity impressionist Terry Fator, and international Irish entertainer Daniel O’Donnell.


North America’s largest Scandinavian festival begins Tuesday evening, Sept. 24, 2019, with the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame honoree banquet and RV Pre-Party. A new change for 2019 is opening hours. Festival doors will open at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday, (Sept 25-28, 2019) with access to everything the festival offers: food, shopping and entertainment.


In addition to Great Hall of the Vikings concert lineup, Høstfest typically features more than 100 free-stage daily concerts and shows throughout the festival. Free Stage entertainment will be announced on the hostfest.com website as entertainment is booked.


Tickets for the next three shows go on sale 9 a.m., CDT, Wednesday, January 23. However, 2019 Friends of Høstfest — a membership program — can buy tickets early and will experience many other perks at the festival from discounts to special access. Guests can learn more about this program by visiting www.hostfest.com/membership. To sign up to receive Norsk Høstfest emails, visit www.hostfest.com/newsletter.


The purchase of any concert ticket includes complimentary general admission to the festival. Tickets can be ordered online at hostfest.com, by calling (701) 852-2368, or in person at 1020 S. Broadway, Minot ND 58701.


Performance times:
Chicks With Hits: 1 pm, Wednesday, September 25
Daniel O’Donnell: 7 pm, Wednesday, September 25
Clint Black and The Texas Tenors: 7:30 pm, Thursday, September 26
Terry Fator: 1 pm, Saturday, September 28
Chicago: 8 pm, Saturday, September 28

 

Chicks With Hits


Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss will all take the stage in their latest tour show. Audiences will enjoy the rare opportunity of seeing three of the biggest female artists in country music on stage together performing an intimate night of acoustic music. And with 36 top 10 singles between them there’s a lot of material to pull from. The triple-threat combination of talent is unparalleled; with over 10 million records sold, and numerous GRAMMY, ACM, CMA, and CCMA awards. But ultimately, it’s about three friends singing and playing great songs together, and having fun.

 

Clint Black and The Texas Tenors


Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have taken him even further, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s well-known that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica.

 

Since their whirlwind debut nine years ago on NBC’s America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special You Should Dream. In 2019, The Texas Tenors will present their 10th Anniversary Tour! Along with all your favorites, JC, Marcus and John blend all new music with popular hits from Classical to Country and everything in between.



Chicago
Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #4, the highest charting American band in the chart’s history, in Billboard Magazine's recent Top Bands And Duos. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! This was their first nomination. They’ve been eligible since 1994. A long time coming!

 

Terry Fator

Terry Fator is a singer, comedian, ventriloquist and celebrity impressionist who burst onto the national scene after winning “America’s Got Talent” in 2007 (despite the fact Winston said he won it for Terry). A native of Texas, Terry spent over 20 years on the road performing at everything from schools to county fairs before becoming a Vegas headliner.



Daniel O’Donnell

It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artists of our time, both at home and abroad. He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30-year span and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones. He accomplished this with his latest album ‘Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell’, released in November 2017, it entered the UK Artist Albums Chart at No. 19.

 


Things To See & Do At The Festival


While entertainment is a big draw at Norsk Høstfest, there is plenty more to see and do. Guests can learn new culinary techniques at the Nordic Kitchen, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts among hundreds of vendors, indulge in Scandinavian cuisine or enroll in Høstfest University classes and be educated in an artisan craft from an expert instructor. Another area of interest is the Author’s Corner, where guests can meet and hear some of their favorite authors such as Lauraine Snelling.

 

“The festival is truly amazing,” said David Reiten, President of Norsk Høstfest. “Many people are shocked at how large it is and at how many international guests and professional artisans attend.”

 

Not only do visitors come from various parts of Scandinavia, but others are a part of the festival experience itself. Every year, an elite team of chefs from Norway arrives to serve at the festival’s pop-up restaurants Scandi, and En To Tre. Scandi serves traditional, homemade Norwegian cuisine while En To Tre is a fine dining establishment requiring reservations.

 

In Viking Village, guests will find presenters and Viking re-enactors from Scandinavia, the U.S. and Canada.

 

“The Viking Village has been growing every year,” Reiten said. “Kids and adults love to watch the real sword battles and just walk among the Vikings and learn about their culture.”

 

The city of Minot has more than 30 hotels to choose from or, for the person looking to create their own adventure, one can bring an RV and stay right on festival grounds. Campsites are open September 19 through September 29. Guests arriving early can partake in numerous activities from Lefse Masters Preliminary competitions at Marketplace Foods on Monday, Sept. 23, to the RV Pre-Party dinner and dance on Tuesday, Sept. 24.


About The Festival
Norsk Høstfest is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to preserve, improve and share Scandinavian culture, heritage and educational programs. The Scandinavian festival is held annually in the fall in the North Dakota State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, N.D., USA. Entering its 42nd year, the festival has become North America’s largest Scandinavian festival with tens of thousands of people attending from all over the world. The festival features world-class entertainment, Scandinavian culture on display, handcrafted Norsk merchandise, authentic Scandinavian cuisine plus a fine dining establishment, En To Tre, led by Norwegian chefs. Norsk Høstfest celebrates Scandinavian culture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.



For More Information

Please visit hostfest.com or call Norsk Høstfest at (701) 852-2368.