Hannah Christianson 2008 Celebration Winner


A Celebration of Women and Their Music

Founded in 1998 by Deb Jenkins

Our mission is to recognize artistic passion in women and create opportunities for emerging and established artists by opening avenues for networking, mentoring, support and promotion of their individual talents.

The Celebration of Women and their Music was founded in 1998 by Deb Jenkins, Fargo, renowned blues singer, chef, and caterer. Over the years the show has featured regional women performing a variety of musical genres from popular to classical. Each year brings newcomers to the stage as well as returning favorites from previous years in a celebration of the talent and artistic camaraderie of women in the Fargo-Moorhead region.

This is a not-for-profit event. None of the artists involved get paid. They come together to show their support and give the young female award recipients encouragement and praise for all they have accomplished in their art field. The money raised at this event goes towards continuing this event and to an endowment fund established with the F-M Area Foundation. The endowment helps fund an annual scholarship awarded to one or more local high school senior female artists to go toward continuing her education.

2017 Awards Application available here: http://tinyurl.com/hzfdq3f

Dates:  Check back soon for more details!


Thursday February 16th, 2017
Hotel Donaldson 21+ no cover

8:00 - 11:00 PM
Pat Lenertz Band with Celebration Guests

Friday, Februray 17th,2017

The Listening Room Downtown Fargo
$15 cover
7-9 PM all ages
Izzy Marcil Opening for
Claudia Schmidt

Friday February 17th,2017
Hotel Donaldson 21+ no cover
8:00 - 11:00
Hannah Christianson Band

Friday February 17,2017
Sidestreet 21 and older no cover
PROOF Distillers
Downtown Fargo
Peggy Bartunek& Sneaky Wild Oats

Friday Februray 17,2017
Sidestreet 21 and older no cover
Izzy Marcil Band 9-10 PM
Deb Jenkins Band 10-2AM

Saturday February 18th,2017
VIP Party Loretta Building Downtown Fargo 4:00-5:30 $40

Fargo Theatre
All Ages

20th Annual Celebration of Women & Their Music
Historic Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo, ND

Scheduled to Appear Not in order of appearance:
Peggy Bartunek (Grafton,ND)
Chastity Brown ( MPLS,MN)

Hannah Christainson(Boston 2008 aaward winner)
Reina del Cid (MPLS,MN)
Nicole Craft(Los Angelas 2010 award winner)
Deb Jenkins (Fargo,ND)
Kris Kitko(Bismarck,ND)
Izzy Marcil (Boston 2013 aaward winner)

Diane Miller (Moorhead , MN)
Sarah Morrau (Fargo,ND)
Claudia Schmidt( MPLS,MN
Nita Velo (Sabin, MN)

Aquarium 21 and over
$5 cover
Downtown Fargo
DMill and the Thrills

Side Street
Sidestreet 21 and over no cover
Downtown Fargo
Chastity Brown
Riena del Cid

2017 Award Winners! ( will be choosen in January 2017)

Congratulations Again to our 2016 Award Winners -
Ellie Anderson - Visual Arts- Central Cass High School
Christina Erb-
Percussion- Central Cass High School
Laura Jossund - French Horn / Guitar /Base - Norman County West High School
Emily Lech- Harp - Mooorhead High School
Megan Vetter - Visual Art - West Fargo Sheyenne High

Camilla Herbel- Visual Art - Mooorhead High School
Abby Stugelmeyer- Piano/ Flute/Voice/Guitar- Davies High School

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