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Phat Fish Brewing Co. hosts Fun Pianos

Phat Fish Brewing Co. is once again bringing the “fun” into 2021 with a performance by the Fun Pianos, live Jan. 8 at 7pm. The Fun Pianos will return to the Phat Fish Brewing Company for a night of comedy, community and a wide variety of popular music.

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The Fun Pianos are back on Jan. 8, performing live from Phat Fish Brewing Company. (Photo courtesy of Fun Pianos)

Phat Fish Brewing Co. is once again bringing the “fun” into 2021 with a performance by the Fun Pianos, live Jan. 8 at 7pm. The Fun Pianos will return to the Phat Fish Brewing Company for a night of comedy, community and a wide variety of popular music.

Every show is different with The Fun Pianos, and most of their shows are request driven. The audience can and do request popular songs from any era, and the group performs them with a bit of humor added into the equation.

Their upbeat, fun and sometimes innuendo dirty humor often allows for mixed-age audiences which owner and performer Sam Ferguson said makes the Fun Pianos so successful.

Success could easily describe The Fun Pianos as a group, since its creation in 2003, the group have performed on some very notable occasions including the 2007 Super Bowl in Indianapolis. However, Ferguson said coming to Dickinson was a great honor in its own right as it provides an opportunity to bring entertainment to the city in the aftermath of what has been a difficult year.

In addition to performing at the Super Bowl, they have performed in other countries including a trip to entertain the U.S. troops through the USO tours in the mountainous deserts of Aftrica’s small nation of Djibouti.

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“That was the highlight of my career,” said Ferguson, speaking about the opportunity to perform for those who have sacrificed so much for our nation.

In their hayday, Ferguson had around nine regular performers but alas the onset of the pandemic has reduced the team to two or three regular performers.

“Before COVID, we had nine players working regularly, we’re down to two or three now,” Ferguson said.

Despite the reduced numbers, the Fun Pianos expect to entertain Dickinson and surrounding communities with their performance at Phat Fish, and just in time as Gov. Doug Burgum has announced he will move North Dakota up to the yellow COVID-19 risk level, which allows bars and restaurants to operate at 65% normal occupancy, up from 50%.

The remaining performers have been able to perform throughout the pandemic with some safety measures intended to protect both audiences who attend the event, hosts who provide the location and, of course, the Fun Pianos’ members.

“When we’re on the road, we follow protocols and trust those making decisions to know what they’re doing,” said Ferguson.

Tickets for the event are currently on sale at eventbrite.com for $25.

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