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The Band Perry Performs At WE Fest After Years Of Schedule Conflicts

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The Band Perry has been long awaited, and finally, they performed Friday night at WE Fest in front of a record breaking crowd. The group is one of the Red River Valley's favorites. They performed at the Red River Valley Fair and drew in 21,000 fans. That huge turnout showed our region's love for them and put WE Fest on the band’s to do list.

It's a county singer's dream to grow up and perform, and this brother-sister trio gets to do it together.

Singer, Reid Perry, says, “We act just like normal siblings. We all have our moments on a tiny tour bus when we fight over the remote or the last bowl of cereal.”

The Band Perry, made up of siblings Kim, Neil and Reid, has spent years climbing the country music charts. They have hits like "If I Die Young" and "Better Dig Two". That journey up the music ladder has lead them down Minnesota roads to WE Fest.

Reid says, “We love festivals. Just the fact that you have so many people out there.”

They’re also reliving a past experience by performing just before Brad Paisley.

Singer, Neil Perry, says “If he's going to play, we should probably play with him.”

Singer, Kim Perry, says, “Let us tag along.”

Reid says, “And he pranked us when we were out on tour, so we're kind of thinking, is tonight the night where we seek his revenge on him? “

Kim says, “Here at WE Fest just to make it memorable.”

And these sibling singers have been long awaited and sought after by the festival.

Kim says, “We've had a really busy schedule the past couple years and haven't been able to make it to WE Fest. Finally, finally, finally it's happening.”

Now that the opportunity has happened, they say the experience makes them feel at home.

Reid says, “The Midwest is always just a sweet spot for us, so anytime we can come back to this area, we always have the best sing-alongs. You know, I love it, because the people out here that come out to our show, they really know how to act. You know, fists in the air.”

Kim says, “Rambunctious!”

Brad Paisley headlined Friday night at WE Fest.

Amy Unrau

Amy is proud to be a Red River Valley native and cover stories that matter to her community. She was raised in Hallock, Minnesota and received her degree at the University of North Dakota where she participated in the student run TV show Studio One. In college, Amy met her husband, WDAY’s Jody Norstedt, while interning at WDAZ in Grand Forks. She started at WDAY in April 2014 and is currently WDAY'Z Xtra News at Nine's anchor and producer. Have a news idea? Amy would love to share your story or investigate an issue you’re concerned about.

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