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Downtown Grand Forks group schedules first concert

The Grand Forks Downtown Development Association announced an end of the summer concert this week.

Rockin’ on the Red, scheduled for Sept. 20, will feature bands The Front Fenders and Redline, both out of Fargo.

Redline is a new country band, and The Front Fenders plays ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s rock hits.

“It’s an exciting time for our organization, and we are looking forward to bringing the community together for a fun event before winter,” said Stacey Majkrzak, executive director of the DDA.

Rockin’ on the Red will be the DDA’s first major event, and Majkrzak said she hopes it will be an annual event.

The organization formally launched earlier this year, and has held smaller events such as cleanup days and art and wine walks.

The concert will be in the Greenway parking lot, behind The Toasted Frog restaurant on North Third Street, past the flood wall.

It will be from 5:30 p.m. to midnight and costs $5, according to a DDA news release. Admission is free for kids ages 12 and younger.

In addition to music, there will be a beer garden, four to five food vendors and a large “kid’s zone” with bouncy games and activities.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the event can call Majkrzak at (701) 757-4051 or

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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