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  • Watford City Homefest Features Art In The Park, Live Entertainment, Games & More July 12-13

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Jul 10, 2024

    The Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce, McKenzie County Long X Arts Foundation and Watford City Parks and Recreation are keeping the Homefest tradition alive in Watford City July 12-13 as a way to welcome those returning for a visit and those who have made Watford City their new home. Homefest events kick off Friday with the much-anticipated theater performance of "Pinocchio" presented by area youth who participated and rehearsed with the Missoula Children's Theater traveling theater organiza...

  • Gala Scheduled For March 2 In Watford City

    Jessie Veeder|Feb 21, 2024

    The Long X Arts Foundation and Watford City Parks and Recreation invite you to The Gala: For Arts and Parks and Recreation, March 2, at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. The Gala is a formal fundraiser featuring supper, a blackjack table, live music, live painting, silent auction, and dancing to benefit the arts and parks and recreation programming in McKenzie County. “We are looking forward to hosting an evening of entertainment where guests get a chance to dress up and get treated like the celebrities they are as they support the u...

  • "Divas 3", All Female Powerhouse Trio To Perform In Watford City On Feb. 24

    Jessie Veeder|Feb 21, 2024

    The next performance from the Watford City Area Concert Association will be coming to Watford City on Saturday, Feb. 24. The all female act, Divas 3, will take the stage of Watford City High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Divas 3 is an amazing group with powerhouse voices who will sing the biggest hits of the greatest divas in music history. This vibrant show spans four decades covering the 1960s through the 1990s with hits by Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, ABBA, and many...

  • "Divas 3", All Female Powerhouse Trio To Perform In Watford City On Feb. 24

    Jessie Veeder|Feb 14, 2024

    The next performance from the Watford City Area Concert Association will be coming to Watford City on Saturday, Feb. 24. The all female act, Divas 3, will take the stage of Watford City High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Divas 3 is an amazing group with powerhouse voices who will sing the biggest hits of the greatest divas in music history. This vibrant show spans four decades covering the 1960s through the 1990s with hits by Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston,...

  • Gala Scheduled For March 2 In Watford City

    Jessie Veeder|Feb 14, 2024

    The Long X Arts Foundation and Watford City Parks and Recreation invite you to The Gala: For Arts and Parks and Recreation, March 2, at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. The Gala is a formal fundraiser featuring supper, a blackjack table, live music, live painting, silent auction, and dancing to benefit the arts and parks and recreation programming in McKenzie County. “We are looking forward to hosting an evening of entertainment where guests get a chance to dress up and get treated like the celebrities they are as they support the u...

  • Hygge Around Town In Watford City Jan. 27

    Jessie Veeder|Jan 24, 2024

    The Long X Arts Foundation, Pioneer Gifts and Books, and area downtown businesses invite you to the Hygge Around Town event to celebrate the coziness of the season on Saturday, Jan. 27, Main Street Watford City. Hygge (hoo-gah) is a way of life inspired by the Danish and the Scandinavian Heritage that celebrates coziness, shared meals, and interactions with friends and loved ones, emphasizing warmth, kinship, and an appreciation for the little things in life. It is in that spirit that downtown b...

  • Art In Business Shopping Event Through Dec. 24 In Watford City

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Dec 20, 2023

    The Long X Arts Foundation is combining the arts with small business this holiday season as it hosts the Art in Business Shopping Event through Dec. 24. The foundation has partnered with area Watford City Main Street businesses as well as local artists to make shopping local, unique gifts, and art easy and fun. Nine local artists will have their work on display and for sale in seven different retail locations in Watford City. “With the holiday shopping season in full swing this is a great way to offer a unique experience for shoppers as well a...

  • Art In Business Shopping Event Through Dec. 24 In Watford City

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Dec 6, 2023

    The Long X Arts Foundation is combining the arts with small business this holiday season as it hosts the Art in Business Shopping Event Nov. 24–Dec. 24. The foundation has partnered with area Watford City Main Street businesses as well as local artists to make shopping local, unique gifts, and art easy and fun. Nine local artists will have their work on display and for sale in seven different retail locations in Watford City. “With the holiday shopping season in full swing this is a great way to offer a unique experience for shoppers as wel...

  • Art In Business Shopping Event Nov. 24–Dec. 24

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Nov 29, 2023

    The Long X Arts Foundation is combining the arts with small business this holiday season as it hosts the Art in Business Shopping Event Nov. 24–Dec. 24. The foundation has partnered with area Watford City Main Street businesses as well as local artists to make shopping local, unique gifts, and art easy and fun. Nine local artists will have their work on display and for sale in seven different retail locations in Watford City. “With the holiday shopping season in full swing this is a great way to offer a unique experience for shoppers as wel...

  • Award-winning Piano Entertainer Jason Lyle Black To Perform In Watford City

    Jessie Veeder|Nov 15, 2023

    The Watford City Area Concert Association and the Long X Arts Foundation will feature pianist Jason Lyle Black with his program “From Blockbusters to Broadway: 100 Hits From Screen to Stage” on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Watford City High School Performing Arts Center. Jason Lyle Black is an award-winning piano entertainer whose clever arrangements, fun stories, and onstage charm have won countless fans throughout the world. Black takes audiences on a journey through numerous musical styles, playing nearly 100 songs in his fast-paced s...

  • Award-winning Piano Entertainer Jason Lyle Black To Perform In Watford City

    Jessie Veeder|Nov 8, 2023

    The Watford City Area Concert Association and the Long X Arts Foundation will feature pianist Jason Lyle Black with his program "From Blockbusters to Broadway: 100 Hits From Screen to Stage" on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Watford City High School Performing Arts Center. Jason Lyle Black is an award-winning piano entertainer whose clever arrangements, fun stories, and onstage charm have won countless fans throughout the world. Black takes audiences on a journey through numerous musical...

  • Bluegrass Comes To Watford City Oct. 25

    Jessie Veeder|Oct 18, 2023

    Two of the nation’s top touring bluegrass bands are joining forces in Watford City to conclude the North Dakota Main Street Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Rough Rider Center Convention Hall. The concert is free and open to the public presented by the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce. This fantastic evening of bluegrass music features The Waddington Brothers plus Seth Mulder & Midnight Run, both decorated award winners from the 2023 SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America) Convention in Nashville, T...

  • Watford City Area Concert Series Kicks Off With Disneyland Resort Regulars, "Phat Cat Swinger"

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Sep 27, 2023

    Members of the Watford City Area Concert Association can look forward to the season opener of the 2023-2024 concert series Sept. 28, with a high energy concert for all ages. “Phat Cat Swinger” is a west coast 11-piece “little big band,” that specializes in toe-tapping music with that classic Hollywood touch. They have been featured on the stages of The Disneyland Resort presenting re-imagined Disney songs and originals in their iconic sound. This will be a fun group for the whole family and will launch the new season with a special 5 p.m. fa...

  • Make Plans To Meet In Watford City For Wild West Weekend!

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Sep 20, 2023

    The McKenzie County Cowboy Association is hosting the 2023 North Dakota Rodeo Association Finals on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 indoors at the new McKenzie County Ag Expo, Watford City, ND. With three rounds of rodeo, a western art and vendor show, a Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Kids Cowboy Bootcamp, mechanical bull riding and two nights of rodeo dancing, there will be fun for the entire family to enjoy! The Western Art and Vendor show kicks off the weekend on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ag Expo Exhibit Hall. Shop over 20...

  • Watford City Area Concert Series Kicks Off With Disneyland Resort Regulars, "Phat Cat Swinger"

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Sep 20, 2023

    Members of the Watford City Area Concert Association can look forward to the season opener of the 2023-2024 concert series Sept. 28, with a high energy concert for all ages. “Phat Cat Swinger” is a west coast 11-piece “little big band,” that specializes in toe-tapping music with that classic Hollywood touch. They have been featured on the stages of The Disneyland Resort presenting re-imagined Disney songs and originals in their iconic sound. This will be a fun group for the whole family and will launch the new season with a special 5 p.m. fa...

  • Make Plans To Meet In Watford City For Wild West Weekend!

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Sep 13, 2023

    The McKenzie County Cowboy Association is hosting the 2023 North Dakota Rodeo Association Finals on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 indoors at the new McKenzie County Ag Expo, Watford City, ND. With three rounds of rodeo, a western art and vendor show, a Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Kids Cowboy Bootcamp, mechanical bull riding and two nights of rodeo dancing, there will be fun for the entire family to enjoy! The Western Art and Vendor show kicks off the weekend on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ag Expo Exhibit Hall. Shop over 20...

  • Long X Arts Foundation Kicks Off 2023-24 Concert Series With Diverse Lineup Of Entertainment

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Sep 6, 2023

    The Long X Arts Foundation's Watford City Area Concert Series is excited to announce the lineup for the 2023-24 Concert Series, the fifth series for the organization that is committed to providing high quality entertainment at an affordable rate for members of the community. The Watford City Area Concert Series is a membership-based organization that brings in nationally acclaimed entertainers throughout the year. Kicking off the Concert Series on Sept. 28 is the West Coast 11-piece "little big...

  • Make Plans To Meet In Watford City For Wild West Weekend!

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Sep 6, 2023

    The McKenzie County Cowboy Association is hosting the 2023 North Dakota Rodeo Association Finals on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 indoors at the new McKenzie County Ag Expo, Watford City, ND. With three rounds of rodeo, a western art and vendor show, a Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Kids Cowboy Bootcamp, mechanical bull riding and two nights of rodeo dancing, there will be fun for the entire family to enjoy! The Western Art and Vendor show kicks off the weekend on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6-8...

  • Make Plans To Meet In Watford City For Wild West Weekend!

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Sep 6, 2023

    The McKenzie County Cowboy Association is hosting the 2023 North Dakota Rodeo Association Finals on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 indoors at the new McKenzie County Ag Expo, Watford City, ND. With three rounds of rodeo, a western art and vendor show, a Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Kids Cowboy Bootcamp, mechanical bull riding and two nights of rodeo dancing, there will be fun for the entire family to enjoy! The Western Art and Vendor show kicks off the weekend on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ag Expo Exhibit Hall. Shop over 20...

  • Little Mo Writer Tour Stops In Watford City Aug. 3

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Jul 26, 2023

    Watford City ND - July 18 - The Humanities North Dakota, in partnership with The Long X Arts Foundation, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Little Mo Writers Tour’s stop in Watford City on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Long X Visitor Center. Published authors Debra Marquart, Tayo Basquiat, Erika Bolstad and David Bjerklie will be hosting a series of sessions designed to meet people in their communities and whet their interest in writing, creative expression and discussion. Little Mo Writers Tour has something for everyone. The event f...

  • Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater To Perform "The Hello Girls" Musical In Watford City July 8

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Jul 5, 2023

    Fargo-Moorhead Community theater is set to visit Watford City for a performance of their production of “The Hello Girls” on Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Watford City High School Performing Arts Center at 2313 Wolves Den Parkway, Watford City. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the performance of “The Hello Girls” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of live, professional theater! From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz: “The Hello Girls” chronicles the story of America’s first women soldiers in this new musical inspired by history...

  • "KING ARTHUR'S QUEST" Missoula Children's Theater Auditions Scheduled For July 10

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Jul 5, 2023

    An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “KING ARTHUR’S QUEST” on Monday, July 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Watford City High School Theater. There are roles for those students entering 1-8 grade. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor and Director. Up to four students will be cast as Assistant Directors. Those auditioning should arrive at 11:30 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay fo...

  • Long X Arts Hosts Gallery Open House, And Ceramic Class July 7

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Jul 5, 2023

    The Long X Arts Foundation is celebrating their newest art exhibition "Flow and Pop," the art of Katie Vasbinder with an open house event on Friday, July 7 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Long X Visitor Center and Art Gallery, 100 2nd Ave. SW, Watford City. Stop in all day to enjoy refreshments and Vasbinder's exhibit featuring large abstract acrylic paintings and ceramic pieces. In addition, at 5 p.m. the public can enjoy a preview of the upcoming Fargo/Moorhead Community Theater's musical...

  • Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater To Perform "The Hello Girls" Musical In Watford City July 8

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Jun 28, 2023

    Fargo-Moorhead Community theater is set to visit Watford City for a performance of their production of “The Hello Girls” on Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Watford City High School Performing Arts Center at 2313 Wolves Den Parkway, Watford City. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the performance of “The Hello Girls” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of live, professional theater! From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz: “The Hello Girls” chronicles the story of America’s first women soldiers in this new musical inspired by history...

  • "KING ARTHUR'S QUEST" Missoula Children's Theater Auditions Scheduled For July 10

    Jessie Veeder Scofield|Jun 28, 2023

    An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of "KING ARTHUR'S QUEST" on Monday, July 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Watford City High School Theater. There are roles for those students entering 1-8 grade. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor and Director. Up to four students will be cast as Assistant Directors. Those auditioning should arrive at 11:30 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some...

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