Local Live Music Scene

Want a shot to sing for a crowd? You can find karaoke being performed regularly at various locations through town. Check out The Landing Bar, Dakota Lounge, and Sports on Tap. If you’re ready to step into the spotlight, head to these bars and let your voice be heard.

Ready to audition for an ensemble (or just join a jam session)? Check out the Facebook pages of these great local organizations for specifics: Minot City Band, Minot Chamber Chorale, Minot Community Concert Band, and Frozen Fingers Music Association.

Live music by local musicians can be found all over town year-round, in restaurants, bars, parks, and at events. Here are a few spots where you can find live music on the regular:

The Original Bar and Nightclub
“The O” recently got a facelift. The larger space is a great venue for band performances from all across the state – in a variety of genres, from country to rock. The Original features a large stage and plenty of open space for those who want to groove to the music and show off their dance moves. But there’s also an upper level if you prefer to avoid the crowd.

The East End
This self-pour bar also provides a place for local musicians to play, including a wide selection of guitars and other instruments to borrow.

Ebeneezer’s Eatery and Irish Pub
Stop by the pub side to find live music almost any day of the week. A small dance floor and a friendly atmosphere will make this feel like a concert in your own living room.

If classical music is more your style, you can attend a Minot Symphony Orchestra performance during the school year, inside the majestic Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on the Minot State University campus. Other traditional options include the Minot Brass Band, the Chamber Chorale, and the Minot City Band. The Heritage Singers, a renowned men’s choir, and the Western Plains Children’s Choir offer their own unique stylings throughout the year. Don’t miss Christmastime events like the Chamber Chorale’s Renaissance Feast or the various choirs across town coming together to perform Handel’s Messiah!

When larger concerts come to town, you’ll find them at the Magic City Auditorium or the North Dakota State Fair Event Center. These venues give the big-city experience without ever having to leave city limits. Follow along on jadepresents.com to stay up to date with upcoming concerts headed to the area.