The public is invited to a free concert by Kat Perkins on Saturday, June 6 from 4-5:30 p.m. to celebrate the debut of the outdoor Prairie Amphitheater at the North Dakota Heritage Center. No seating will be provided, so please bring blankets or lawn chairs.
Concessions will be available, and no alcohol is allowed on State Capitol Grounds. Kat Perkins merchandise will be available for purchase and signing following the performance.
The new Prairie Amphitheater at the east entrance to the North Dakota Heritage Center features a gently sloping hill and a flat lawn sheltered with trees. The amphitheater was built as part of the Heritage Center expansion project and completed in late fall 2014. This newly completed amphitheater will be the site for several events this summer.
The Kat Perkins concert is brought to Bismarck by the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation, the State Historical Society, and community sponsors Cash Wise Foods, Cash Wise Liquor, Captain Jacks, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bill and Kay Schlosser, Gate City Bank, Century 21 Morrison Realty, McQuade Distributing Co. Inc., Stumpf Electric, and Spiffy Biffs.
Perkins, from Scranton, ND, has performed and recorded music as a solo artist and with numerous bands. In 2012, she had success with a single written by Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) that featured Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin, Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett (Foo Fighters, Korn), and her musical director Eric Warner. Soon after, Perkins was forced into early retirement due to voice problems. She underwent vocal surgery and became a nanny. In 2013, she was a Top 5 contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” coached by Adam Levine of Maroon 5. “Fearless” marks her recent debut solo release. The song independently hit #5 upon release on iTunes charts.
When not on stage, Kat presents her school initiative program to elementary to high school students on array of subjects including "Going After Your Dreams", "Bullying and Manners," "Positive Impact On The World," and "Use of Social Media."
For more information about this concert and upcoming activities of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, go to http://www.history.nd.gov/events/index.html.
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