The Kicks Band of Fargo-Moorhead will headline the Downtown Arts Market on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Hansen Arts Park. The Market is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Kicks Band was founded in 1975 by Edward Christianson for musicians to enjoy music socializing and playing great big band literature and to improvise jazz. The band got together just for “Kicks.” Christianson made it a priority to provide all band members with opportunities to improvise and to feel musically satisfied.

Also performing are Bernie & the Other Guys, which includes Bernie Madsoe on guitar and vocals, Rodney Brandt on bass and vocals and John Crowston on mandolin and vocals. The group formed about four years ago, playing at open mics, church services and other events. Their music includes country, folk, bluegrass, light rock and gospel.

Admission to the Downtown Arts Market is free. Bernie & the Other Guys are scheduled to begin performing at 5:30 p.m., with the Kicks Band performing starting at 6:30 p.m. Artisan vendors and arts activities are also expected.

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