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Forum staff reports, Published April 02 2013

Norsk Høstfest announces entertainers for fall shows

MINOT, N.D. - Frank Sinatra, Jr., will be among the entertainers at the Norsk Høstfest in October.

The festival, billed as North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, also has booked 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 also has booked free entertainment, which will include performers The Oak Ridge Boys, Bjøro Haaland, Williams and Ree, Western Senators, ABBA Girlz, Tigirlily and Logan Lind.

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 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 Frank Sinatra, Jr. 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.