Mar 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm
The two biggest venues in grand forks are working together on a project that could become an annual event for the city. the alerus center and Ralph englestad arena received a 250-thousand dollar commitment from the grand forks council last night to help make the music festival a reality. Under the plan a major concert would be held one night at the alerus followed by another event the next night at the Ralph. R-e-a manager jody hodgson says
the two buildings will likely have to earmark around one-million dollars to make the festival happen.
The council agreed to set aside 50-thousand for promotion and marketing. The remaining 200-thousand would be tapped only if the event fails to turn a profit. The council voted five-to-one in favor of the plan with councilman terry bjerke casting the lone “no” vote. the festival would take place june 27th and 28th.