Concerts on the Coulee

The Museum's first-ever
Concerts on the Coulee
September 3 – 4, 2021.
Gates open at 5:30 pm.


$20 for single day, or $35 for a two-day pass.
UND students (with I.D) and Children 12 years and younger are admitted free of charge.



Due to construction surrounding the Museum the usual Tuesday evening Concerts in the Garden will not happen. In its place, the Museum organized Concerts on the Coulee, a two-day festival of live music, food trucks, and more. Concerts on the Coulee will take place west of the Museum across the English Coulee between the Museum and the Hughes Fine Arts Center. Guests can enter the grounds by parking in the Hughes Fine Arts Center and taking the sidewalk on the north or south side of the building, or by parking west of the Burtness Theatre and walk across the bridge by the Celebration wall. There will be two opening bands each evening with one nationally touring headliner. Food trucks will provide a wide selection of food, and a cash bar will be on site. 


Brings a lawn chair or a blanket and take a place along the bank of the Coulee, or enjoy the standing room in front of the stage.


Food Trucks:
Little Bangkok
Melissa's Mobile Cocina
DogMahal DogHaus


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








Premium Sponsors




UND Student Affairs and Diversity










Botsford Family Foundation

Laurel Reuter

Prairie Public

UND Alumni Association and Foundation



Martin Brown

Joan Johnson

Les Moore

Dawnn Morken

Deborah and Brad Lachance




Christopher Paul Stelling
Friday, September 3
With special guests Mandalynne, and David Allen

Barbara White, in memory of Robert White
Bryan Hoime and Greg Martin
Kate and Darrell Larson


Christopher Paul Stelling: Last year seemed to brim with transformational potential for Stelling. For the better part of a decade, he had been a feverish and itinerant troubadour, spilling guts and blood and sweat in soul-scraping solo sets. He’d lived up the lifestyle, too, hydrating for the stage with booze. But at the end of 2017, he’d gone sober after recognizing that chunks of his life had disappeared. Recorded a year later, Best of Luck—his third album for Anti- and the first he’d cut with a producer, Ben Harper—seemed poised to push him to new audiences, its mix of wistful acoustic ballads and stomp-around-the-room rock somehow both polished and primal. The shows were piling up, so much so that Stelling planned to have barely one day off in all of 2020. Today, he is back on the road with his newest release, Forgiving It All—Stelling’s wisest, most intimate, and most settled record yet, and his first self-released LP in eight years.


William Elliott Witmore
Saturday, September 4
With special guest Kwaician, and The Sardine Brothers

Bryan Hoime and Greg Martin
Kate and Darrell Larson
Madelyn Camrud


William Elliott Whitmore (Iowa) has played the North Dakota Museum of Art’s Concerts in the Garden many times. Whitmore is an American Blues musician from Lee County, Iowa. He has been building a reputation as an absolutely stirring live performer able to convert crowds with just his banjo and voice. Creative Loafing stated, "Whitmore writes songs as honest as Abe Lincoln, takes to the road to share these songs with rooms full of people who've likely never heard of them, and turns these strangers into fanatics nightly", while the Seattle Times offered,"You hear the diesel engine growl of his voice, the century of blues and folk tradition behind his banjo-driven stomps, the everyday relevance of his lyrics, and you succumb.”