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F-M International Potluck's first-ever music festival featured on KVRR's morning new show

Fargo-Moorhead International Potluck founder Peter Schott, acoustic guitar player Kwaician and the owners of the food trucks Adibon Ethnic Catering and Suna’s Egyptian Eatery made a stop at the KVRR morning news show with Adam Ladwig this morning to promote the organization's first-ever summer music festival to be held Saturday.

The International Potluck Summer Music Festival will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Garden and Amphitheatre in Moorhead. The event is free and open to the public and features live music and family-friendly entertainment.

You can find the KVRR story here.

Schott, the festival organizer, told KVRR's Ladwig that: “Just had a wild idea, let’s have a music festival. So at the beginning of the year I said we’re gonna do a music festival this year, in the back of my mind not knowing if that was really going to work out. We just kind of kept saying it and it kept coming together and here we are.”

Kwaician gave the morning show audience a taste of what they'll hear this weekend with two live performances on the show, and the owners of both food trucks that will be present on Saturday were also present on the show.

Saturday's festival will feature live musical performances from Kwaician, hip hop dance crew The Krownz, blues rock band Sons of Mars, vocalist Durow, and more.

The festival will also feature a performance by children attending the event. The children’s performance will be coordinated by Musical Bridges, an organization that connects culture among children through music and interactive learning.

Food will be available throughout the evening via food trucks from Adibon Ethnic Catering and Suna’s Egyptian Eatery.

“Our mission is to connect people through food and storytelling.” said Peter Schott, founder and organizer of the Fargo-Moorhead International Potluck. “Music and dance are powerful ways to share a cultural story in ways that transcend any cultural differences.”

The International Potluck is an ongoing group of community members interested in connecting with others through shared food and stories. Monthly gatherings are scheduled throughout the Fargo-Moorhead community for residents to pair potluck dinners with conversations around culture. All potlucks are free and open to the public. While bringing a food dish important to an individual’s heritage or culture is encouraged, individuals are not required to bring a dish of food.

The International Potluck Music Festival is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Plains Art Museum and Go/Do.

For additional information about the music festival or ongoing potluck events, contact Peter Schott at (701) 269-0187.

In event of rain or inclement weather, the event will be moved to Olivet Lutheran Church on South University Drive in Fargo.

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