North Dakota Museum of Art
Tuesday, August 2nd at 6pm
Opening Act: Moon Shines Red
There is a fearless quality to the music of Christopher Paul Stelling. A voice that sounds both old and young, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic, and intensely confessional. It's a sound that channels the restless spirit of a young man who left home to travel the country, haunting and impassioned songs formed by endless nights alone on stage with a guitar, playing to packed houses, other times to nearly empty rooms. Stelling estimates that he's played over four hundred shows in just the past three years.It places him within a longstanding tradition that serves to nurture ones character and art. His most recent album Labor Against Waste was released in June 2015 on ANTI Records to near unanimous praise and excellent reviews. Upon release of the record, he played nearly 40 European dates and then embarked on a mammoth 150+ date US tour (which kicked off with a performance [and marriage proposal on stage!] at Newport Folk Fest) that took him to nearly every state in the lower 48. This will be his first North Dakota performance.
Bring a lawn chair or bring a blanket, but be sure to bring a friend! Enjoy one of the best music series this summer in the Museum's Sculpture Garden. Concerts in the Garden is a casual, outdoor event featuring musicians from across the country. In addition to great music, guests can enjoy food off the grill; local grass-fed hamburgers, vegetable skewers, nightly specials, also root beer floats, beer and wine available for purchase.
$10 at the door, Free admission for children twelve and younger. Packets of six tickets are available for $55. Advance tickets will only be available until 5 pm the day before each concert. Tickets are not concert specific and can be used for any concert in the series.
To purchase tickets call 701.777.4195
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