Norsk Høstfest returns Oct. 1

The 36th annual Scandinavian festival brings wellknown acts to Minot

Entertainment lineup set for 2013 Norsk Hstfest

Norsk Hstfest, North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, has announced its entire 2013 Great Hall entertainment lineup for the festival taking place Oct. 1-5.

The 36th Annual Norsk Hstfest 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 Tuesday evening, 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 Hstfest president. “To have a legend like Frank Sinatra Jr. performing with our own Minot Symphony Orchestra is a 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 Hstfest Eve concert tickets with Frank Sinatra Jr. will sell for $35. People can order tickets online at (, by calling 852-2368 or in person at 1020 S. Broadway.

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

Jill Hambek