Entertainment lineup set for 2013 Norsk Hostfest in Minot

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Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:00 pm

Norsk Høstfest, North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, is excited to announce its entire 2013 Great Hall entertainment lineup for the Oct. 1-5 festival.

The 36th Annual Norsk Høstfest Great Hall acts include Frank Sinatra Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Marty Stuart and The Bellamy Brothers, Bill Cosby, Charley Pride, Happy Together Tour 2013 and Alabama (performing two shows).

The festival kicks off Oct. 1 with the 7 p.m. opening ceremonies followed by an evening concert featuring Frank Sinatra Jr. who will perform with his 13-member orchestra band and the full Minot (N.D.) Symphony Orchestra.

“This is a unique opportunity for Minot,” said David Reiten, Norsk Høstfest president. “To have a legend like Frank Sinatra Jr. performing with our own Minot Symphony Orchestra is an once-in-a-lifetime event.”

Tickets will go on sale May 17 and will cost $80 for VIP seats and $60 for regular seats. The Høstfest Eve Concert tickets with Sinatra will sell for $35. Fans can order tickets online at hostfest.com, by calling 701-852-2368, or in person at 1020 S. Broadway, Minot, ND 58701. Norsk Høstfest’s new ticketing system will ensure great customer service and easy online purchasing.



In addition to the Great Hall entertainment, Norsk Høstfest offers free stage acts several times each day during the festival including The Oak Ridge Boys, Bjøro Haaland, Williams and Ree, Western Senators, ABBA Girlz, Tigirlily and Logan Lind.

Norsk Høstfest encourages fans to visit the newly designed website and dig deep into the schedule and get beyond the festival’s surface.

“When people attend Norsk Høstfest in October, they will really be surprised at the depth in the festival,” Reiten said. 

Besides great entertainment, Norsk Høstfest will spotlight Scandinavian culture, artisan crafts, Nordic shopping, nightly dances, and of course, great authentic Scandinavian cuisine.



Norsk Høstfest is a nonprofit Scandinavian festival held annually in the fall in the All Seasons Arena on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot. Entering its 36th year, the festival has become North America’s largest Scandinavian festival with tens of thousands of people attending from all over the world. The festival features world-class entertainment, Scandinavian culture on display, handcrafted Norsk merchandise, authentic Scandinavian cuisine, plus a fine dining establishment lead by guest chefs. Norsk Høstfest celebrates Scandinavian culture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.



Please visit hostfest.com, or call the Norsk Høstfest office at 701-852-2368.



• Frank Sinatra Jr., Høstfest Eve Concert, 7 p.m., Oct. 1

• Kris Kristofferson, 1 p.m., Oct. 2 

• Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 2.  

• Marty Stuart and Bellamy Brothers, 1 p.m., Oct. 3. 

• Bill Cosby, 7:30 p.m. • Oct. 3. 

• Charley Pride, 1 p.m., Oct. 4.

• Alabama, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 4-5 (two shows)

• Happy Together Tour (Greatest Pop/Rock Tour of the 60s & 70s), 1 p.m., Oct.5, starring t he Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie; Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night; Gary Puckett and The Union Gap; Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders; and Gary Lewis and The Playboys.