Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a beautiful evening in the Museum’s sculpture garden. The Concerts in the Garden is a casual, outdoor event featuring musicians from across the country. In addition to great music, guests can enjoy food hot off the grill; local grass-fed hamburgers, vegetable skewers, nightly specials, root beer floats, local beer, and wine.

Individual tickets: $15, Season pass: $50. Free admission for children twelve and younger. Tickets are not concert-specific and can be used for any concert in the series. Fees apply to online ticket purchases.

To purchase tickets call 701.777.4195 or purchase online


No outside food or drinks allowed
Smoking is not permitted on campus
Tickets are non-refundable
No coolers allowed
All concerts are rain or shine, but will be canceled if conditions do not allow for an outdoor performance
Concerts will not be moved indoors
Free parking provided, courtesy of the museum

Please consider supporting the Concerts in the Garden to help keep our admission prices low. For an additional $100, you can become a Patron of this year’s series.

Interested musicians: Musical groups interested in being a part of the Concerts in the Garden series should contact Matthew Wallace, 701.777.4195 or

Sponsorship opportunities:For sponsorship opportunities contact the Museum, 701.777.4195.

Tré Burt

TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2022 | 6 PM

Opening Band:
Quantum Blood

Sponsored by:
Barbara White in honor of Robert White



When Tré Burt was signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy Records in 2019, he was one of only two artists-including label mate Kelsey Waldon, to join the label in the past 15 years. Caught It from the Rye, Tré Burt’s debut album was re-released on Oh Boy in January 2020. The album showcases Burt’s literary songwriting and lofi, rootsy aesthetic, which he honed busking on the streets of San Francisco and traveling the world in search of inspiration. Like label mate and song writing hero John Prine, Burt has a poet’s eye for detail, a surgeon’s sense of narrative precision and a folk singer’s natural knack for a timeless melody. Caught It from the Rye is an urgent missive from an important new voice in songwriting.

The Cactus Blossoms

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022 | 6 PM

Sponsored by:
Kate and Darrell Larson

The Cactus Blossoms broke out nationally in 2016 with their JD McPherson-produced debut, You’re Dreaming. Dates with Kacey Musgraves, Jenny Lewis, and Lucius followed, as did raves from the New York Times and NPR, who praised “the brothers’ extraordinary singing.” The band was further catapulted into the spotlight in 2018, when David Lynch tapped them to perform in the return of Twin Peaks, and continued to build on their success with their 2019 sophomore LP, Easy Way, which led Rolling Stone to laud the duo’s “rock-solid, freak of genetics harmonies.”

The Talbott Brothers

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022 | 6 PM

Sponsored by:
Betsy Batstone Cunningham
Shannon and Donovan Widmer
Dexter and Betsy Perkins

The Talbott Brothers are an alternative—indie-rock duo that combine honest songwriting with down-to-earth messages that prove to be prevalent in today’s world. Originally from Imperial, Nebraska, they’re currently based in Portland, Oregon. Their newest single — Burned (release date — Sept. 24, 2021) is the duo’s first new music since October 2019. The single is an evolution for the brotherly duo that combines their unique harmonies with an alternative-indie sound. During the pandemic in 2020, The Talbott Brothers experimented with developing new sounds in the studio that they enjoy performing on stage with their band. Burned is a song with a catchy chorus that inspires listeners to persevere through the challenging times. They have garnered national press over the past several years. The music world continues to have a high regard for their second full-length studio album that was released in 2019 — Ghost Talker. Billboard defines their music as “captivating with haunting brotherly harmonies.” Rolling Stone named their hit single ‘Run No More’ one of the ‘Top 10 Songs to Hear Now,’ in 2019. They define their music as “cinematic folk-rock for open highways, widescreen skies and the limitless reach of the American Heartland.”

The Brevet

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2022 | 6 PM

Opening Band:
Walking Phoenix

Sponsored by:
Bryan Hoime and Greg Martin
Dexter and Betsy Perkins

Nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego lies Orange County, CA: a culturally, economically, and environmentally diverse community with an identity all of its own. The Brevet, hailing from the heart of Orange County, continues to create an ever-evolving sound that pushes stylistic boundaries. Just as Orange County is home to snow-capped mountains, pristine beaches, and bustling city centers, The Brevet’s alternative rock sound draws authentically from folk, surf, and R&B influence, but doesn’t shy away from thundering rhythms, blistering guitars, and progressive synths.


Premium Sponsors


Botsford Family Foundation
Prairie Public Broadcasting

DONOR $250+

Alerus Financial


Kindra Hanevold
Al Boucher and Thomasine Heitkamp
Martin Brown
Lucy and Frank Matejcek
Michael Poellot