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Essentia Health presents Rock from the Heart featuring Night Ranger

Sat Feb 12, 8:00 pm

Rock from the Heart brings its annual benefit concert to the Avalon Events Center in Fargo, ND in 2022!

The annual Rock from the Heart concert featuring Night Ranger will raise money and awareness for aortic health while spending the night rocking with one of America’s most legendary bands.

Opening the show is The Street Band, including Rock from the Heart founder and heart surgery survivor Pete Johnson on drums.

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About Night Ranger

Having sold over 17 Million albums worldwide, performed across more than 4000 stages, and captivated a radio audience that exceeds 1 Billion, Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style well beyond that era. With multiple songs having a significant impact on popular culture, Night Ranger continue to grow their ever-evolving fan-base. The band is proof that powerful songs alongside, incredibly talented musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.

Night Ranger have earned widespread recognition that includes both multi-platinum and gold album status all while leaving their indelible mark on the music industry with a long list of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion). Their popularity is fueled by an impressive number of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, including legendary titles such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes”, the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with “Sentimental Street”, “Goodbye”, “Sing Me Away”, and “Four in the Morning”.

Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).

About Essentia Health

Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 13,800 employees, including more than 2,100 physicians and advanced practitioners, who serve our patients and communities through the mission of being called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.

Essentia Health, which includes many Catholic facilities, is guided by the values of Quality, Hospitality, Respect, Joy, Justice, Stewardship, and Teamwork. The organization lives out its mission by having a patient-centered focus at 14 hospitals, 71 clinics, six long-term care facilities, three assisted living facilities, three independent living facilities, five ambulance services and one research institute.

Essentia Health Heart & Vascular Center

When it comes to your heart health, count on the experts at Essentia Health’s three Heart and Vascular Centers in Minnesota and North Dakota. Our knowledgeable and experienced care teams will partner with you on prevention and early detection as well as diagnosis and treatment. We offer patients the latest treatments, technology, and access to clinical trials.

Our heart centers offer convenient and comprehensive care by bringing together medical professionals to work with you and your primary care provider including:

Cardiac Electrophysiologists
Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialists
Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Interventional Cardiologists
Pediatric Cardiologists
Vascular Medicine Physicians
Vascular Surgeons
Keep your heart strong for a lifetime. Rely on Essentia Health to provide education and support so you can lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.

About Rock from the Heart

Rock from the Heart’s mission is to support families from diagnosis to recovery by connecting them with resources and information that is often hard to find. Through concerts and education events, Rock from the Heart uses music to inspire and provide hope to people affected by aortic disease.

“We love rock music and music brings people together, so we decided a great way to raise money and awareness would be to hold a benefit concert,” Pete and Amy Johnson said. Because of the connection they made with Night Ranger at the inaugural event, Night Ranger is back to headline in 2022.

The issue

• Up to 47,000 people die each year from all types of aortic disease, often undetected, making aortic disease a silent killer.

• Thoracic aortic aneurysms affect approximately 15,000 people in the United States each year.

• Because aortic disease is rare, there is limited information available to those at risk and to those diagnosed with the condition.

Knowledge is powerful when it comes to your health.

• Rock from the Heart supports families from diagnosis to recovery by connecting them with resources and information that is often hard to find.

• When families know the basics surrounding aortic disease, they will know how to be the best possible advocate for themselves when it comes to making medical decisions.

Awareness is key to survival. Rock from the Heart events help bring the condition to the forefront.


Please be aware that by purchasing a ticket for and attending this event, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used, without compensation, for any lawful promotional materials including, but not limited to, newsletters, flyers, posters, brochures, advertisements, fundraising letters, annual reports, press kits and submissions to journalists, websites, social networking sites and other print and digital communications, without payment or any other consideration.


COVID-19 related health protocols may be in effect at the time of performance. We reserve the right to make changes to health protocols according to updated public health guidance and applicable law. Future updates will be provided to ticket holders prior to the performance. Any ticket holder who does not comply with any COVID-19 related health protocol may be required to leave the theater, and his/her ticket will not be refunded. Please note: This event is being planned at full capacity, subject to applicable law and governmental approval.


Sat Feb 12
8:00 pm
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Avalon Events Center
2525 9th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103 United States
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