Grand Forks Downtown Development Association

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2017 marks the 11th anniversary of the Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red concert season! This FREE event is held at Town Square in beautiful downtown Grand Forks and features regional and national Blues acts. Food and beverages will be available from Brick and Barley Bar and Restaurant, and everything is situated in a beautiful outdoor location! There will be three concerts, each on the last Saturday of June, July, and August from 5:00p.m.-10:00p.m. 

2017 Artists

June 24:

Headliner: Mississippi Heat                                                Opener: Virgil Cane

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July 29:

Headliner: Lamont Cranston Band                                           Opener: Tracy K

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August 26:

Headliner: Laura Rain & the Caesars                                           Opener: Squishy Mud



Check out highlights from 2015!

VIDEO: Blues on the Red 2015 Closes Out To Great Crowd

VIDEO: Becky Barksdale knocks it out of the park with Roll and Tumble!

VIDEO: Brian Naughton Blues’n with Grand Forks, ND!

2017 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

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  Stage Sponsors

                                                 logo_2 Dakota Sales Co.

Gate Sponsor 

                                                                                Eye Clinic

Supporting Sponsors

   CVBGate City Bank logo HB-Sound-&-Light   SUBWAY


The GFDDA’s vision is a downtown that is stable and growing; encourages economic development and business diversity; is walkable and pedestrian friendly; and is safe and clean. This is a downtown in which business, residents and visitors can take pride, visit frequently, and use to its fullest potential.