MINOT, N.D. - The seventh annual Why Not Fest is back in Minot to rock for another year.
The festival was started back in 1999 by two friends who later married. Working together for the local institution, Pangea House, the organizers started the event to nurture the musical and artistic talents in North Dakota as well as bring the community together.
Now in it's seventh year the festival has grown each year hosting acts from all over the U.S. and performing to nearly 500 people.
This year organizers expect to see even more people at their events. Concerts, including artists from all over the state, will be held at the Taube Museum, Main Street Bookstore and other local businesses in downtown Minot.
With over 90 bands performing this weekend the organizers say they hope the festival will bring all types of people from all over the state together.
"Ya know, coming out to Why Not it's ,uh, you'll definitely see something that you might not have seen otherwise, or you might not have known about exist in North Dakota or where ever else, you know, people are from. But, you'll see some acts that might surprise you," said Zach Schultz, Why Not Fest, Pangea House Co-Organizer.
The Why Not Festival kickoff is taking place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Thursday in front of Blue Rider in downtown Minot.
Festival day passes are $10 and week passes are $25. To find out more about prices and acts check out their website.