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Casting Crowns to hold outdoor concert at the Alerus Center in April

The Alerus Center will host Christian musical act Casting Crowns, but the Hugo’s Toughest Monster Truck Tour has been canceled.

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The Alerus Center in Grand Forks. (Submitted photo)

The Christian music group Casting Crowns is set to hold an outdoor concert at the Alerus Center on Sunday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has presented challenges to touring musicians, Casting Crowns’ “A Night Under the Stars” live show will be performed in the Alerus Center’s parking lot. The audio will be live and will be transmitted to vehicles through FM radio. The show will follow guidelines and protocols based on local restrictions at the time of the event.

“We have missed being out on the road and seeing people in person,” said Casting Crowns front man Mark Hall, in a news release. “We have been working hard to find a way to go out and worship with folks again in a fun and safe environment.”

The group will launch a 30 day drive-in, in-person tour presented by Compassion International, beginning on March 18, and will make stops around the country before wrapping up in early May.


The chart-topping group has held the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.

While the facility will host the musical act, the Hugo’s Toughest Monster Truck Tour, slated for April 24, has been canceled. All tickets and pit passes purchased online will automatically be refunded by Ticketmaster. Those who purchased tickets or passes with cash can bring them to the Alerus Center Box Office for a refund. According to a news release, the event will return in 2022.

“This decision was made with a heavy heart,” said Kelly Hess Goldman of Thunderbird Entertainment, the promoter of the event. “We did everything in our power we could to make this happen but there are some things out of our control that just won’t make it possible.”

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