Summer brings SimplyGraNDMOA concerts

​Nothing beats listening to great live music, on a beautiful summer evening, under our simply grand skies.

If you agree, we’ve got some awesome news from you…the popular North Dakota Museum of Art (NDMOA) Concerts in the Garden series is back again this summer!

Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket plus several of your friends. All the fun takes place in the NDMOA sculpture garden, on the University of North Dakota campus, located at 261 Centennial Drive. Tickets are $12 at the door and free for those 12 and younger. There will also be food and beverages available for purchase, including local grass-fed hamburgers, vegetable skewers, nightly specials, root beer floats, beer and wine.

Performance dates, along with scheduled artists, are as follows:

Tuesday, July 10, 6 PM ~ THE BREVET (Irvine, CA): The Brevet, comprised of Aric Chase Damm (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Jones (backing vocals, piano), David Aguiar (backing vocals, drums) and Ben Ross (bass, backing vocals), is a young American band from sunny Southern California. The band released their debut album “Battle of the Heart” in April 2013 and have been met with great success ever since.

Tuesday, July 17, 6 PM ~ ESME PATTERSON (Denver, CO): Esme is a songwriter, gambler, singer, thinker and explorer. She began as a member of the Denver folk pop septet, Paper Bird and has written two records as a solo act including her second and most recent release, “Woman to Woman,” which is a concept album of responses from female characters in a broad range of well-known love songs. Patterson is a magnetic performer who has appeared on both The Tonight Show and David Letterman.

Tuesday, July 24, 6 PM ~ FRANCES CONE (Nashville, TN): Frances Cone is comprised of Christina Cone, Andrew Doherty, Adam Melchor and Aaron Hamel. The Nashville-based soulful indie-pop group is named after Christina’s father and great-grandfather, both South Carolina born musicians. The band has been praised for their compelling, emotional live show and captivating recordings. In 2016, Frances Cone released “Arizona,” the first single from their forthcoming full-length album, “Late Riser”.

Tuesday, August 21, 6 PM ~ BIRDS OF CHICAGO (Nashville, TN): Birds of Chicago began in 2012 when JT Nero started writing for his vocal star-muse, Allison Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own – Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl. However, together there was an unmistakable chemistry and an acclaimed cross-border/CanAm band was born.

Tuesday, August 28, 6 PM ~ FRED EAGLESMITH (Ontario, Canada): Award-winning singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith fuses rock ‘n’ roll edge and stand-up comic wit into performances he likes to characterize as “Johnny Carson meets the Rolling Stones”. Eaglesmith has always been an independent explorer, seeking new ways to challenge himself and engage fans, musically and otherwise.

Additional information on the Concerts in the Garden Series on ND Museum of Art’s website. A comprehensive listing of all the events going on in our cities may be found at