2020 brought a raging pandemic to the doorsteps of the Western Edge. As mandates shut down most of the tourism and entertainment industry in North Dakota, many events were cancelled ushering uncertain and often daunting circumstances for entities in southwest North Dakota.
After more than a year off the road, Christian Pop band, I Am They, in partnership with 103.7 The Connection will make their first stop at Trinity High School in Dickinson, North Dakota. Saturday, May 1, doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for the 7 p.m. performance. Tickets, if purchased before the April 30 deadline, will be $20 for general admission — however, the price will increase to $25 for purchases at the door at the night of the event.
Other seating options include preferred seating which will be in close proximity to the stage and a VIP package which includes an exclusive Q&A with the band beginning at 5:30, doors open for VIP ticket holders beginning at 5:15 p.m. VIP tickets are available at $40. Preferred seating is $30 prior to April 30, $35 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online. 103.7 will also be hosting a silent auction during the concert.
Station Manager Reese Saxon said the station had been wanting to bring a concert to Dickinson, however, in order to bring a concert to Dickinson, they had to find a band to perform.
“We wanted to bring a concert into Dickinson again and so we found an artist or a band that was willing to come to the upper Northwest part of the nation. We also contacted other places in North Dakota or close to North Dakota..we arranged a three stop tour to make it more worth their while,” Saxon said.
Dickinson, along with cities like Minot, and Wadina in Minnesota will be a stop on the tour organized by 103.7.
Following the release of their newest song off of their third album, “Faithful God,” which Saxon said they are promoting via the concert.
“Your words create your world,” Guitarist and Vocalist Brandon Chase said.
“What we speak and what we proclaim and pray for and expect, ultimately will be brought to fruition. In times when there’s not a light at the end of the tunnel, we need to believe God is going to bring us through it. Trust that there’s something so amazing on the other side. The new normal is going to be something more heavenly, as long as we stand firm on that belief,” Chase said in the press release.
Saxon said Lead Singer Abbie Parker has lent her voice in the promotion of this concert.
“Abbie..made a recording for us...inviting people to the concert and we play that on the radio,” Saxon said.
The station’s press release said I Am They is a five member group, consisting of Parker, Chase, Keyboardist Justin Shinn and Drummer Nicole Hickman.
The station said they hope this concert will bring much needed encouragement to Dickinson and the surrounding communities.