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Steve Earle, Joe Nichols headline RibFest lineup

Country singer Joe Nichols, seen here at WE Fest 2016, plays Happy Harry's RibFest on June 9. Forum file photo1 / 2
Singer/songwriter Steve Earle plays RibFest June 6. Special to The Forum2 / 2

Happy Harry’s RibFest announced its musical lineup for the annual Fargodome event and it promises something tangy and something twangy for fans of barbecue and live music.

Singer/songwriting legend Steve Earle kicks things off on June 6, bringing his mix of country (“Guitar Town”), rock (“Copperhead Road”) and folk (“Galway Girl”) to the main stage.

Frontman for the hard rock act Ratt, Stephen Pearcy, plays hits from his well-known band (“Round and Round”) as well as solo tunes on June 7.

A couple of all-female tribute acts tear into some classic covers on June 8. Paradise Kitty rips through the Guns N’ Roses masterpiece “Appetite for Destruction” while ThundHerStruck picks the best of AC/DC.

Country crooner Joe Nichols closes out the festivities on June 9 with hits like “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” “Gimmie That Girl” and “Sunny and 75”.

Headliners start at 9 p.m. Admission is included in a $5 gate fee. For more information go to, (701) 241-9100.