The well-known country duo Big & Rich will be taking the stage on Wednesday, September 28th, along with opener Tigirlily. The show will begin at 7pm in the Great Hall
The well-known country duo Big & Rich will be taking the stage on Wednesday, September 28th, along with opener Tigirlily. The show will begin at 7pm in the Great Hall of the Vikings. Norsk Høstfest is thrilled for this group to kick off the first night of the festival. Tickets on sale now.
About Big & Rich
Big & Rich are America’s Technicolor cowboys, brothers-in-arms in service to the creed that great music has no boundaries. Individually, John Rich and Big Kenny are first-rate musicians, songwriters, producers, entertainers. Together, they are one of the most truly original musical forces ever unleashed on a welcoming world. Big & Rich have made a career of being relatable and musically relevant since exploding into the public consciousness in 2003 as the rarest of breeds—true country music game changers. With 2004’s triple-platinum “Horse of a Different Color,” they were able to tap into the best strands of a wide spectrum of popular music, filter them through their pens and voices and produce a sound that is instantly recognizable, if not classifiable.
Question: What does Jonny Lang, Lynn Anderson, Peggy Lee, Wiz Khalifa and Tigirlily have in common? Answer: all are natives of North Dakota.
But before there was a Country music-duo named Tigirlily (pronounced Tie-Girl-Lilly), it was simply Kendra and Krista Slaubaugh; sisters, 2 1⁄2 years apart. The two sisters grew up in a home where singing was encouraged. The two girls learned early how to harmonize with each other. Taking a cue from a few of their musical influences – The Chicks, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts – Kendra and Krista effortlessly blend their voices to create rich and robust harmonies.
In 2013, at the ages of 16 (Kendra) and 14 (Krista), the two sisters made the decision to pursue singing, songwriting and performing full time. With that Tigirlily, the band taking its name from the ‘Tiger Lily’ flower that grew in the garden of the girls’ childhood home, was now born.
While Tigirlily was touring the Midwest throughout the mid-2010s, they were also embracing online platforms like YouTube, performing and posting their songs, showcasing their talent, and connecting with their ever-growing fanbase in a different way. After three years crisscrossing the Dakota’s, Montana, and Minnesota, in 2017 Tigirlily relocated from North Dakota to their new home of Nashville, TN. The band quickly landed a weekly residence performing at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row where they would see their fans, who were not residents of Nashville, showing up to see the duo perform live.
(Wednesday) 8:00 pm
Great Hall of the Vikings