Grand Forks Downtown Development Association

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2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Happy Harrys 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 Wild Hog Smokehouse Bar & Grill, 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. 

2016 Artists

June 25:

Headliner: Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers                                     Opener: Ross William Perry

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July 30:

Headliner: The Jimmys                                                                     Opener: The Lisa Wenger Band

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August 27:

Headliner: Studebaker John & The Hawks                                   Opener:  Left Wing Bourbon

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Raffle tickets!

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!

2016 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

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  Stage Sponsor 

                                                 logo_2 Miller Coors

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.