Toby Keith to rock the Great Hall stage at the North Dakota State Fair Center.
One of the biggest stars in country music will be performing at Norsk Høstfest on Friday, September 30th. The show will kick off at 7pm in the Great Hall. Tickets go on sale on April 15th. Acts already announced include Lady A, Daniel O’Donnell, Brantley Gilbert, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Big & Rich, and The Texas Tenors.
About Toby Keith
The familiar maxim of the triple threat – singer, songwriter, musician – doesn’t begin to cover it for Toby Keith, one of the modern era’s most complete self-directed hit makers. And Keith’s most recent years are a remarkably accurate representation of his entire career. In 2021, he was bestowed the National Medal of Arts to honor his artistic achievements and contributions to the arts and culture of America, as well as inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and honored with the Academy of Country Music’s prestigious Merle Haggard Spirit Award for “following his own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit.” In October, he released a new studio album, Peso In My Pocket, that led with the single “Old School” which debuted at the highest radio entrance on Billboard’s airplay chart.
In 2018, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his debut No. 1 single, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” with the re-release of his debut album (remastered with the addition of three vault tracks). From the moment that song was released and shot up the charts to become his first No. 1, the engine driving everything has been the music. Toby has sold more than 40 million albums and has 32 #1 hit singles. He wrote a #1 hit every year for 20 straight years, including “Who’s That Man,” “Me Too,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!,” “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This,” “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight,” “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American),” “Who’s Your Daddy?,” “Beer For My Horses,” “I Love This Bar,” “American Soldier,” “Whiskey Girl,” “As Good As I Once Was,” “She Never Cried in Front of Me,” “God Love Her,” and “Made in America.” And there have been some unexpected highlights along the way as well, including country’s most impactful viral event, “Red Solo Cup,” the video for which has received more than 60 million views and was named ACM Video of the Year. In 2018, Keith also released a new song, “Don’t Let The Old Man In,” which was inspired by a conversation he had with Clint Eastwood and was later featured in Eastwood’s movie, “The Mule.” In 2015, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. With more than 10 billion streams and BMI 97 million performances, his current Toby Keith’s Country Comes To Town Tour is his 19th consecutive headlining tour.
Toby’s most rewarding experiences, however, have come from giving back locally, nationally and abroad. His annual golf classics fund the Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for families of children dealing with critical illnesses. His 11 USO Tours to date have enhanced the lives of nearly 256,000 troops and military families in 18 countries with more than 285 events and have been recognized with the Spirit of the USO Award (2014). And when a tornado ravaged his hometown, Toby Keith was the face of the community and helped shoulder the cleanup with the 2013 OK Twister Relief Concert. Triple threat? How about singer, songwriter, musician, producer, entertainer, humanitarian, Oklahoman and patriot, for starters.
Ticket pricing will range from $69-$99. Pre-sale tickets will be available April 13th at 10am until April 14th at 10pm. A code will be needed to purchase pre-sale tickets. On sale date for tickets is April 15th at 10am. Tickets can be found at hostfest.com.
About Norsk Høstfest
Norsk Høstfest is held annually in the fall in the N.D. State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot, N.D., USA. The festival was founded in 1978 by the late Chester Reiten and a group of friends who shared his interest in celebrating their Nordic heritage. The festival, now entering into its 43rd year, has grown into North America’s largest Scandinavian festival with tens of thousands of people attending from all over the world. The festival features world-class entertainment, authentic Scandinavian cuisine, Scandinavian culture on display, and handcrafted Norsk merchandise.
About EPIC Events
EPIC Events is an independent, entertainment promoter located in West Fargo, ND. Our goal is to bring live events (concerts, comedians, speakers and more!) to the city of West Fargo and the surrounding region. We are also committed to the arts and will strive to bring opportunities to artists to display their work publicly throughout numerous partnerships we have in the area.