InForum: The Best of the Red River Valley 2021: Best Live Entertainment Spot

December 2, 2021

Readers named Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights ‘Best Live Entertainment Spot’ in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition.

What is it about the Essentia Health Plaza that sets it apart?

“The concerts and big events we host, with all of the new technology and lighting, become incredible experiences that people remember,” West Fargo Events Executive Director Mike Amundson said. “What really sets us apart is the variety of community programming. Our team works hard to provide a lot of public programs that improve the quality of life for our community, whether they be vendor events, STEAM nights, tournaments or open skating.”

What is something that people might not know your venue offers?

“We turn the plaza over seasonally. In summer we set up with grassy turf, bistro tables and have a splash pad,” he said. “In winter, we have a full-size NHL ice rink with firepits. The entertainment district concept — with all the shops, bars and restaurants surrounding us — makes for a really fun vibe.”

Sara Evans
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